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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 9:24am

I took my kids to subway for lunch the other week, I get a 6" stuffed with veggies and cheese and I know when all is said its done its probably just as fattening as a cheeseburger! Lol.  My kids get the sandwiches with meat - usually roast beef but to me, the meat looks processed/done over many times or something. I like lunchmeat and I buy it for school lunches but real deli meat is not what I think subway is.

 


 


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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 9:45am

We do eat breakfast cereal-- usually Cheerios or Mini-wheats, occasionally Kix.  It's not the healthiest breakfast, but at least it's not Lucky Charms or Fruit Loops.  I don't like Subway, but as far as fast food goes, it's better than a lot of the other options.  Yogurt drives me crazy.  The full fat version almost always has tons of sugar.  The light version has less sugar, but they add artificial sweeteners.  I wish they would make some yogurt that is sweetened with sugar, but had about 1/3 to 1/2 the amount.  Sometimes I buy plain yogurt and add a spoonful of homemade jam. I do occasionally eat Nature Valley protein bars-- they are like granola bars, but with less sugar.  I probably just need to make some homemade granola bars instead, so I can use real ingredients and less sugar.

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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 9:53am

Yeah...none of this is news to me.  I've been a food nazi for far longer than I've needed to be....and now I absolutely have to be, so reading labels and not buying things that didn't grow out of the ground (with the exception of saccharin and a maximum of one serving of aspartame a day...have to have my Sweet & Low and Diet Coke but that's definitely an informed choice) are instinctive to me. 

I have been going back and forth with single-ingredient foods for several years.  I tend to do it for a while, then relax it and always end up regretting that relaxation of standards.  I now eat one food ingredient at a time.  I feel better that way and I always know exactly what I've just eaten so if a health issue comes up (which it generally doesn't on this diet...it's combinations and things that other people put into foods without my knowledge that are a problem) I will know exactly what the problem is. 

 


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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 10:00am

I love plain yogurt with a handful of flax seed and blackberries. 


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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 10:04am
I eat plain yogurt with blueberries a lot-- unfortunately, I didn't pick quite enough this summer, and I ran out. I may need to pick 50 pounds this summer.
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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 10:19am
We sometimes eat some of these things. Like empty nester, it's a choice to eat it, it's not that we've been fooled into thinking it's heatlhy. And Like Sav, sometimes it's the healthyier choice. My kids sometimes eat cheerios, and granola bars. They know that choosing a granola bar is similar to choosing a cookie. Dd loves greek yogurt, but I can't convince her to eat the plain stuff, adding her own sweetner. Again, she understands that it's only a slightly better choice than pudding, lol.
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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 11:00am
I can't get used to yogurt with no sweetener at all. I used to eat plain Greek yogurt, but topped with honey, berries and nuts. Now that I have cut out the sugar, honey etc, I simply skip the yogurt. Instead I make pancakes with kefir. For some reason, I am perfectly happy eating pancakes with no sugar or syrup at all.
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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 2:57pm

lauren1063 wrote:
<p>I love plain yogurt with a handful of flax seed and blackberries. </p>

I never like and  yogurt until I discovered Greek yogurt.  But cannot stand it sweetened, I only buy plain low fat and use it as a savory, in place of sour cream, mayo etc.  Never sweeten it.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 03-20-2013 - 3:26pm

I am trying to eat more clean and do pretty well in a lot of areas, cook most of my food from scratch.

One area that I find has a huge long list of ingredients is bread. I am using pita bread more because the one I buy is pretty basic (spring wheat flour, malted barley, flour, water, sugar, salt and yeast) but that does not work for everything.  

I do not think that making my own would be a solution because then I would probably eat a lot more bread than I do now.  Can't resist fresh hot bread. 

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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 3:39pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">I am trying to eat more clean and do pretty well in a lot of areas, cook most of my food from scratch.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">One area that I find has a huge long list of ingredients is bread. I am using pita bread more because the one I buy is pretty basic (spring wheat flour, malted barley, flour, water, sugar, salt and yeast) but that does not work for everything.   </span></p><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">I do not think that making my own would be a solution because then I would probably eat a lot more bread than I do now.  Can't resist fresh hot bread.  <br /></span></p>

We have a bread machine, and I have been making bread for about fifteen years now.  When the kids were little, almost daily.  Now, once a week or so.  And I am here to tell you that when the machine is new, people hang around it waiting for the bread to be done and half the loaf is gone within five minutes.  But after about ten years or so, people get used to it, and then a loaf actually lasts longer than a day. ;-)

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