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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 01-30-07, 08:57 AM   #1
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Kind of OT: Do you have a secret weapon (food) that helps keep you honest?

I'm curious to know what kind of food that - without it - would make it very difficult to lose weight.

I've tried eating celery - and I don't care if you soak it in butter and then pour cheese and bacon all over it - I just hate the taste of it
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Beans. Baked beans, refried beans, black beans, white beans, kidney beans, pinto beans.....
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Old 01-30-07, 09:04 AM   #4
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Tuna, lunchmeat, and granola bars. Seriously, they are the staples of my diet, and if I want to snack some of the first things I look for. A nice slice of ham is like 30-40 calories, and tastes damn much better than celery.
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Fruit smoothie with Leche Agria. I don't like them sweet but I start off every day with one. I have had cronic problems with my stomach for as long as I can remember, but not anymore.

Leche Agria is made by taking fresh cow milk (straight from the udder) and before it cools, wrap in towels. Leave till morning. It makes something like butter milk, but not as sour. Sort of like mild yogurt, but different. All I know, it is wonderful. Add tropical fruit, blend and enjoy. This is my morning tonic.

Now, I am trying to explain a process I have never done mind you. This nectar is handed to me every morning by our cook.
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Dried fruit. A couple slices between meals will keep me happy.
I really need to get a food dehydrator so I can make my own instead of having to go to TJ's every week.
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Some of my favorites:

Fruit
100 calorie cookie packs (allows u to have a dessert that isnt terrible)
pretzels - another low cal snack
oatmeal for breakfast

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Old 01-30-07, 11:04 AM   #8
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pickles.

They help get rid of the jones for sweets and they are a great alternative if I am hanging out playing cards.

While the other guys are going nuts on macadamias or Doritos, I eat my Vlassic sandwich stackers or if I get a chance, I'll stop in the lower East side and get some good authentic pickles. (The problem is being that close to Katz's and not getting a pastrami!)
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Popcorn, not in the microwave, I do it the old fashion way so I can control how much oil is in it. Helps keep my hands off the chips and other high calorie foods.
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Fruit and salads (I hate salad but it keep me from getting too hungry). What I'm having for breakfast now is no sugar added oatmeal called Weight Control from Quaker Instant Oatmeal. I hope it isn't too bad for me.
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When my brother lost 50 pounds over 10 months, he said one of the main diet changes for him was eating a lot more salad (replacing other junk). I recently tried the same thing, and in the last two months have lost 25 pounds!

I never cared much for salad. I always ate the dinner salad that came with my meal at a restaurant, but sometimes at home would not eat a salad when my wife prepared it with a meal. Now I eat a salad with my a meal about 5x a week, and if we go to a restaurant, instead of ordering the greasy beef enchilladas, I get a dinner taco salad with fajita beef. Not only is it tasty and I get my meat, I feel good knowing it is helping me to loose weight.

So if you are serious about loosing some pounds, eat salad! Since I don't like to eat light anything, I put on regular Caesar, ranch, some of the vinegrette kinds, but I put it on in moderation and am careful not to overdo the dressing.

One more thing - I have always been a cereal person, and eat Special K almost every morning for breakfast. I think that is helping me some, too, instead of all the sugar cereals my kids eat!
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Pineapple - fresh pineapple. I core and cut up a fresh pineapple, and have a cup of it after dinner sometimes when I'm getting the snack craving. Sometimes with a spoonful of fat-free Cool Whip.

Blueberries - fresh blueberries..... Mmmmmmmmm....

Rice cakes satisfy the crunchies.

Apples - I love apples.

Yogurt - 100 calories in a serving for the light variety, and lot's of flavors to choose from. I love Key Lime, Vannila, and Wild Cherry.
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Fresh or canned fruit
veggies
100 calorie cookie packs
pretzels
94% fat free microwave popcorn
fat free chocolate pudding snack packs
fat free cheese quesadillas (quick and easy, just melt a little fat free cheese on a tortilla and there ya go), salads
yogurt with a crushed granola bar sprinkled on it.
I also eat oatmeal every single morning for breakfast, and it really helps keep me full til my mid day snack.
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Fresh or canned fruit

I also eat oatmeal every single morning for breakfast, and it really helps keep me full til my mid day snack.

I think that this has made a big difference for me. I used to eat fast food or cereal for breakfast. Now I have oatmeal and fruit every morning.

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Not to mention the health benefits of oatmeal alone, ya know? I mean, I haven't had my cholesterol checked in a couple of years, (and it was only 167 then!) but I can imagine it's gone down some since then. At least I'd like to *think* it has!
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Popcorn, not in the microwave, I do it the old fashion way so I can control how much oil is in it. Helps keep my hands off the chips and other high calorie foods.
I put some popcorn kernals in a paper bag and microwave them untill they pop, and then eat them right out of the bag. No butter, no oil, no salt. Tastes great!

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popcorn (that 94% fat free stuff), pickles and TONS and TONS of eggs (egg whites actually).
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I put some popcorn kernals in a paper bag and microwave them untill they pop, and then eat them right out of the bag. No butter, no oil, no salt. Tastes great!

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just kernals in a brown paper bag and they pop?

nothing to it?

Is it really that dang easy?
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Popcorn, not in the microwave, I do it the old fashion way so I can control how much oil is in it. Helps keep my hands off the chips and other high calorie foods.
This is also my secret weapon!
Though popcorn in and of itself is full of sodium, starch, and carbohydrates I use it as a filler snack. Much better for you than any chip you can eat, except pork rinds I guess.
I pop mine with canola oil and flavor it with very very light salt and some artificial stuff called "Butter Buds" that actually taste good and have next to no calories.
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Have any of you popcorn lovers tried the new flavor sprinkles they have out now? I don't know what brand they are, but supposedly they come in all kinds of flavors, even caramel and cinnamon for those that like a sweet crunchy snack. I've even been known to sprinkle plain cinnamon on microwave popcorn. It may sound weird, but it's good! Cinnamon is excellent for you too, helps you metabolize carbs and keeps insulin levels stable when used in good amounts. Food for thought, literally!
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3/4 cup of Dannon Light and Fit Vanilla Yogurt and 1/2 cup Frozen\Fresh Blackberries. This is my post ride snack.
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I've been eating a lot of turkey bacon lately... also carrots
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For you diabetics out there, most of the Glucerna line of products is pretty good. The Chocolate shake tastes like the love-child of a YooHoo and Ovaltine; the Strawberry is like a strawberry YooHoo, the Butter Pecan is like something you'd choke down as medicine (sorry). Haven't tried the vanilla yet. Their bars are chewy to the point of almost being TOO chewy, but pretty good taste overall. They're not a Snickers bar, but then again they're not a Snickers bar....

I too have started on a weight loss regimen; but I've had to find ways to "fool" myself into thinking I'm eating "normal" (read; unhealthy) by finding near-substitutes. For those of you who have access to them, the Boca Burger line of products and the Morningstar Farm line of products have some EXCELLENT vegetarian products out there with minimal fat, good protein, and reasonable carbs/sugar. Warning: some of the products taste more "real" than others, will be your own personal preference. These two particular lines (red box Boca and green box Morningstar) are MUCH better than the organic stuff, IMHO.

My usual day - approved by my doctor, by the way - is as such:
Breakfast - Glucerna shake and meal bar
Midmorning snack - Glucerna snack bar
Lunch - grilled chicken salad (every fast food joint has one, so you can be "in the real world" for lunch)
Midafternoon snack - Glucerna snack bar
Dinner - 2 morningstar or boca burgers/chicken patties on wheat buns; or 10 morningstar "chicken" nuggets; or boca lasagna/chili
Evening snack/dessert - 1 packet Quaker Weight Control Banana Bread oatmeal, with a handful of raw walnut pieces

As you can see, I have meat usually only one meal a day; I "cheat" one lunch a week and 1 dinner a week.
I'm down about 40-ish since beginning of December; can't wait to see what this diet along with having a bike to ride will help me accomplish.
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I just like the fake butter I use, have never had the inclination to cover my popcorn with anything else, sort of like mixing a good scotch with corn syrup

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Have any of you popcorn lovers tried the new flavor sprinkles they have out now? I don't know what brand they are, but supposedly they come in all kinds of flavors, even caramel and cinnamon for those that like a sweet crunchy snack. I've even been known to sprinkle plain cinnamon on microwave popcorn. It may sound weird, but it's good! Cinnamon is excellent for you too, helps you metabolize carbs and keeps insulin levels stable when used in good amounts. Food for thought, literally!
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Boneless chicken breast - I put some fat free dressing (french, ranch, catalina) or frank's hot sauce, and bake it in the oven. That is my standby.
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