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Well, I bought Doritos in the cafe this morning... but I also bought two bananas. And I ate one of the bananas first to make sure that I actually ate it. So, that's something.
Small changes, that is the key. If you all of a sudden start changing your eating habits 100% will not work, never does, too much change becomes too overwhelming for people.

As I said try at this point to get as many servings of f & v in as you can even just three servings a day, then ensure that you get some calcium in, yogourt, milk, etc. This way at least even if you are eating chips, fast food, etc. you are still getting in some good nutrition.

Find some veggies you like, one of my favorite ways to get veggies in is at lunch I cut up red peppers, cucumbers, pick up a pack of cherry tomatoes along with my sandwich and it is perfect. Maybe include those types of veggies with whatever you are having for lunch or snack on them thru the afternoon even with a bit of dip.

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I think it is moderation that has to be learnt. Right now at work we are doing an outdoor exercise and nutrition challenge, the nutrition component is that the more fruits and veggies you get per day at least 7 the more points. I was curious where that 7 servings of f & v came in and sure enough up here in Canada that is the recommened guideline per day...apparently the benefits are huge. My suggestion for those that struggle with healthy eating is at the very least get your 7 f & v in per day so even if you are eating junk during the rest of the day at least you are getting your veggies in.
I have the opposite problem, could easily eat 7 serves of just fruit a day and fruit is quite fattening.

One way to get some f&v easily into a day is to put them into smoothies especially things like spinach and kale.
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I have the opposite problem, could easily eat 7 serves of just fruit a day and fruit is quite fattening.

One way to get some f&v easily into a day is to put them into smoothies especially things like spinach and kale.
What!!!!??? Fruit is fattening?

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What!!!!??? Fruit is fattening?
Sorry My Dear to be the one to have to have told you that. Yes it is. The killer for me is that Cherries are super high in carbs and I could live on them if allowed. I have had to restrict myself to one banana a day or I could easily eat 3 of them.

A man that makes me fruit salad for breakfast is my Superhero, especially if he serves it naked. Damn where did that thought come from There you go fruit is fattening but apparently highly arousing.
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Tuna, mashed potatoes and low fat mayo bake. Maybe with lower fat cheese grated on top.


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Tuna, mashed potatoes and low fat mayo bake. Maybe with lower fat cheese grated on top.
Low fat isn't really healthy. Low fat things always have other crap (especially sugar) added in to attempt to make them palatable. Eating the right kinds of fat is essential - avocados, grass fed butter and lard, olive oil, duck fat, coconut oil - Yum!! Get rid of the seed oils like corn, soy, canola - those are highly processed and usually rancid by the time you buy them.

Which of these would you rather eat?

Avocado Oil, Cage‑Free Egg Yolks, Filtered Water, Organic Cage‑Free Whole Eggs, Organic Distilled White Vinegar, Organic Honey, Organic Mustard (Organic Mustard Seed, Distilled Organic Vinegar, Organic Spices), Salt, Organic Rosemary Extract.

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Water, modified corn starch*, soybean oil, vinegar, high fructose corn syrup*, egg whites, salt, sugar, xanthan gum*, lemon and lime peel fibers*, colors added*, lactic acid*, (sodium benzoate* calcium disodium EDTA) used to protect quality, phosphoric acid*, natural flavors.

This is a healthy mayo if (like me!) you don't want to make your own

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What!!!!??? Fruit is fattening?
Fruit is often very high in carbs. One banana has half my daily carb allowance in it. Those 7 servings of fruit and veg SHOULD say 6 servings of veg and maybe 1 of fruit.

The Canadas food guide is SO wrong. I wish they'd just throw it out.

The thing I find challenging is eating enough veggies. My diet is supposed to be about 2/3 green leafy veggies. I just can't do it. I eat too much meat - which has zero carbs if prepared properly, but too much meat is not healthy. We need SOME meat, but I just like it too much to eat as little as I should!!

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As a Type 2 diabetic I have to be careful about how much fruit I eat. All that fruit sugar, you see.


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A person I once worked with brought the same lunch to work each day. It was a mix of vegetables and chicken for protein.

Every single day, same thing. Without fail.

One day a colleague asked him why he always brought the same thing and if he was bored of it.

His response was, "do you put different gas in your car every day?" Kind of made sense to me, although we are quite different than a car and have different needs.

Now that I think about it, I eat about 5-7 common dishes. I really don't deviate much from these. They each give me what I need, some focus on certain vitamins over others. Lunch is my biggest meal and I don't eat anything after 4:30.

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I am trying to cut back on my bread intake just a little...typically I will have one or two slices with breakfast than 2 or 3 with lunch. What ideas can you give for filling breakfasts and lunches...all ideas appreciated.

I like for lunch bringing cut up veggies which I have everyday..usually red peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc. but obviously need more than that as I hate feeling unsatisfied and hungry.

Often I bring a multigrain bun and a half of a bun with some peanut butter on it (essentially three pieces of bread) but decided today to just bring one bun only and brought some soup instead to make up for the other half a bun I like to eat as well.
I seldom eat bread. A lot of times I'll have a smoothie that my H makes with protein, greens, and other healthy stuff in it. Or a healthy protein bar (just because I'm unimaginative and uninspired re breakfast.)

I really dislike salads and raw vegetables NEVER satisfy my hunger. But something I've discovered that makes a great meal is to chop up and roast some veggies. I do a lot at once and they stay fresh 4 - 5 days. I will do:
Carrots, broccoli & Cauliflower tossed in olive oil with sea salt and sliced up garlic. YUMM
Or chop up bacon and fry it a little in a cast iron pan then toss brussel sprout pieces or green beans with it and transfer that to the oven and roast until done. That's a complete meal if you ask me.
You can also slice up a good sausage instead of bacon.

Are you trying to avoid carbs or just bread? Because when I want some carbs for more of a "meal" feel, I'll make basmati rice and you can kind of stir fry that in with the veggies and meat and it's a great meal. Just like the roasted veggies you can make extra in advance and it keeps several days and reheats great if you add a little water.

Also, cut an avocado in half and pit it then sprinkle some salt & pepper on it and eat it right out of the skin with a spoon.

I will also make a good hearty home made soup or chili and freeze it in portions then heat one of those for lunch. Though I always want some chips or something "carby" with it - just soup alone doesn't usually satisfy me regardless of what's in it. I eat a lot of Trader Joe's olive oil potato chips. If you're trying to avoid carbs in general that won't work for you.

I'm glad you started this thread because I avoid bread/gluten in general and don't like most salads, so I'm always looking for ideas that are healthy and quick. Those bacon/egg cups above sound ideal.

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A person I once worked with brought the same lunch to work each day. It was a mix of vegetables and chicken for protein.

Every single day, same thing. Without fail.

One day a colleague asked him why he always brought the same thing and if he was bored of it.

His response was, "do you put different gas in your car every day?" Kind of made sense to me, although we are quite different than a car and have different needs.

Now that I think about it, I eat about 5-7 common dishes. I really don't deviate much from these. They each give me what I need, some focus on certain vitamins over others. Lunch is my biggest meal and I don't eat anything after 4:30.
Some people have a relationship with food where it's just to fuel them and the taste doesn't seem important to them. Blows my mind. My husband is kind of like that. He loves good food but he'll take a chicken burrito 7 days in a row over needing to clean the kitchen, no matter how tasty.

I would say the same meal every day is probably NOT healthy for humans though as there is a variety of nutrients we need. I've also read that eating the same thing can cause food allergies - though it doesn't sound like your coworker had any problems with it.
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The high sugar content of fruit is why, if you're trying to lose weight, you should only have 2 (maybe) 3 servings per day.

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My favorite breakfast is cold leftover pizza and a coke.
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Low fat isn't really healthy. Low fat things always have other crap (especially sugar) added in to attempt to make them palatable. Eating the right kinds of fat is essential - avocados, grass fed butter and lard, olive oil, duck fat, coconut oil - Yum!! Get rid of the seed oils like corn, soy, canola - those are highly processed and usually rancid by the time you buy them.
AMEN. Studies are just now coming out showing that not only is fat not unhealthy/fattening - it's necessary and there seems to be a correlation in the US between when the "low fat" craze started and weight gain in the overall population!

Like you said it's what fat that is important. What I have been reading a lot is that there are two essential fatty acids - omega 3 and omega 6. Omega 3 is anti-inflammatory and omega 6 is inflammatory. we must have them both but there is a LOT of omega 6 in processed foods and vegetable oils. So we're getting excess inflammatory oils in the average diet (American at least) and not nearly enough of the necessary Omega 3.

Inflammatory is still needed - you can't fight disease without it - but the excess may be what's causing all the inflammatory diseases like the auto-immune things.

The fats you mentioned - avocado, grass fed butter (or even better ghee (clarified butter)), coconut oil, etc. are the good fats. People think they're being good with vegetable oils but apparently those are very high in the Omega 6's that we get too much of.

Also, they are now tying things like cholesterol to carbs and inflammation, not meat and high cholesterol food.

That's where the govt. food charts and the govt. trying to force people to eat a certain way just ticks me off. They don't know! It's all what food industry lobbied them. In the US they'd have us fill up on grains. Probably the worst thing for most people.

OH, and also in praise of fat:
1. It makes food tasted good, which
2. Makes food satisfying. I could go half a day on a sliver of cheesecake, but feed me low fat anything and I am still craving food even if I'm physically full.
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The Canadas food guide is SO wrong. I wish they'd just throw it out.

The thing I find challenging is eating enough veggies. My diet is supposed to be about 2/3 green leafy veggies. I just can't do it. I eat too much meat - which has zero carbs if prepared properly, but too much meat is not healthy. We need SOME meat, but I just like it too much to eat as little as I should!!
Same with the US guide. It's influenced by politics.

You might try what I do -- roast some veggies, and you can toss some meat in with it, like your bacon, some good sausage, any meat, really. When the veggies roast they carmelize which makes them taste sweet. If I'm not using bacon, then I toss them in olive oil (or whatever oil you prefer) and add salt and garlic. Then I grab a plate full and take it to my desk so that when I get hungry it's there and I'm not so fast to grab the potato chips. I like 'em cold but you could reheat them easily.

The thing is then you have a better veggie to meat proportion in front of you. And it lasts a few days if you don't want to cook every day, or keep buying fresh vegetables that go bad before you get around to cooking them...

I also sometimes slice up onion, garlic, and mushrooms and toss that with some grass fed butter/ghee and olive oil and roast that. OH MY!
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