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Xaipe's Food Journal
« on: September 10, 2007, 05:15:48 AM »
Typical Breakfast:
2 eggs, fried with olive oil
or
seafood stirfry (scallops or shirmp, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, gr. peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, fried with olive oil)
or
banana & avocado smoothie (1/2 avocado, 1 banana, skim milk)

Typical Lunch:
super salad ( greens [spinach, kale, swiss chard, romaine lettuce, endive and whatever other greens I can get my mitts on], cold turkey or chicken and 6-10 of the following: dates, grapes, celery, red onion, pear, apple, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, avocado, beet, orange, grapefruit, swiss chard stems, cucmber, tomatoes,  raisins, cherries, blueberries, or whatever else happens to be on sale that week, sometimes with cheese (blue, swiss, brick-like cheeses) tossed in an olive oil dressing)

Snacks throughout the day (mix & match, a few a day):
bananas
oranges
grilled or fresh veggies (carrots, zuccs, squash, cucumbers, etc.)
plain yogurt w/ berries
plain yogurt w/tomatoes, onions & avocado
baked squash
handful of nuts
chunk of cheese (swiss, mozarella, something white)

Dinner:
another super salad (see above)
or
chicken/turkey/beef curried or stir fried with veggies and spices (tumeric, curry, turkish spices, peppers, bit of salt, etc.)
or
broiled fish and stir fried veggies (both prepared with olive oil)

Liquids throughout the day:
1 cup coffee in the morning
green tea and herbal teas throughout the day
water or homemade lemonade (lemon juice & stevia - not splenda, dur) sometimes at night

Okay, I think that about covers it. Any and all feedback welcome.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2007, 07:01:23 PM by xaipe »

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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 05:49:28 PM »
I was full from dinner when I started reading, but the description of your salad made me hungry again!


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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007, 06:28:51 PM »
I was full from dinner when I started reading, but the description of your salad made me hungry again!

Ha. Yeah, I love my "garbage" salads. I really thought I was going to get sick of eating salads all the time, but that hasn't happened at all!

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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007, 06:49:08 PM »
Okay, I didn't realize that these food journals were meant to be updated. I thought it was a one-shot deal. Well then, here's today:

Breakfast:
cup of coffee
broiled tilapia (couple of oz)
couple of walnuts
1/2 cup carrot juice

Lunch:
big ol' salad (greens, grapes, red onion, celery, raisins, tomatoes, apples, almonds, figs, nitrate-free spicy turkey sausage, olive oil dressing)
carrot soup

Snacks:
2 kiwi
grilled shrimp (about 1/2 cup)
baked squash (about 1/2 cup)
boiled egg

Dinner:
broiled tilapia (couple of oz.)
more nitrate-free turkey sausage (couple of oz.)
still hungry, may whip up some spinach and/or have an apple with some almond butter, undecided

Almost forgot Bevs:
1 cup green tea
3 liters(ish) water
« Last Edit: September 17, 2007, 06:52:37 PM by xaipe »

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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 04:22:58 AM »
Yesterday:

Breakfast:
coffee
pistachio/banana smoothie (skim milk, handful pistachios, banana)

Lunch:
the super salad (greens, onions, figs, apples, walnuts, turkey, tomatoes, dates, celery, olive oil dressing)
1/2 carrot dahl

Snacks:
2 kiwis
chocolate/mint protein shake (stupid boyfriend)
1/2 cup squash
1/4 canteloupe
handful raisins
banana

Dinner:
2 eggs
1/2 cup blueberries
banana
handful almonds

Bevs:
liter water
2 cups green tea

Although I'm sure I got enough protein in my food today, I didn't feel 'satisfied' with what I ate, even with the stupid shake. There's something (well, multiple somethings) to be said for the chew factor.


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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 07:35:18 PM »
Meat would definitely sate you better. Bananas, raisins, kiwis, squash are all very carby, they just make you more ravenous

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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2007, 04:36:33 AM »
Okay, what I shoved into my pie hole yesterday:

Breakfast:
Coffee
Smoothie (pistachios, strawberries, banana, skim milk)

Lunch:
Super Salad (greens, turkey, grapes, walnuts, celery, onions, tomatoes, apples, raisins, olive oil dressing)
cup carrot dahl

Snacks:cup
canteloupe
orange
2 pieces dark chocolate
chocolate protein shake (grumble)
couple of walnuts
2 nitrate-free turkey hotdogs
boiled egg

Dinner:
Super Salad (greens, nitrate-free chicken sausage, , walnuts, onions, apples, grapes, carrots, gr. peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, celery, olive oil dressing)

Bevs:
2 cups green tea
2 liters water

Definitely felt better sated today. Ate smaller raisin portions and greater greens and veggie portions. Totally helped.

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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2007, 04:40:30 AM »
Meat would definitely sate you better. Bananas, raisins, kiwis, squash are all very carby, they just make you more ravenous

Yeah, I know, but I like them all very much! I'm willing to cut out most of the kiwis and even raisins (unless I'm hiking - then I deserve my GORP, darnit), but bananas are such a handy finger food, and the squash are seasonal so I'm okay with that too.

I also think part of my problem is that I'm eating more fruit and fewer veggies than I should be. My problem is that I'm not a big plain broccoli and cauliflower fan so that kinda leaves me with carrots, squash (zuchs & assorted), peppers and onions. Any other suggestions??

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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2007, 11:00:36 AM »
Yeah, I know, but I like them all very much! I'm willing to cut out most of the kiwis and even raisins (unless I'm hiking - then I deserve my GORP, darnit), but bananas are such a handy finger food, and the squash are seasonal so I'm okay with that too.

I also think part of my problem is that I'm eating more fruit and fewer veggies than I should be. My problem is that I'm not a big plain broccoli and cauliflower fan so that kinda leaves me with carrots, squash (zuchs & assorted), peppers and onions. Any other suggestions??
I'm the same. Easy food is always first choice. I can't stand cauliflower (well, I like cauliflower soup), so I don't eat it. I don't stress it. Broccoli is the most convenient vegetable, I feel. It's soo easy to prepare. Steaming vegetables is really quick and easy to control the outcome. Spinach took me a while. I just prepare a ton of them and store them in the fridge. Now they are as convenient as baby carrots, apples and everything else.

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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2007, 09:24:01 PM »
Don't forget about greens--collard, turnip, kale, chard etc.  They are delicious and very nutritious.  If you can't stand the preparation part then you can always buy frozen.  I eat these all the time, summer and winter.  Suze

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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2007, 01:12:21 AM »
I can't stand cauliflower (well, I like cauliflower soup), so I don't eat it. I don't stress it. Broccoli is the most convenient vegetable, I feel. It's soo easy to prepare. Steaming vegetables is really quick and easy to control the outcome. Spinach took me a while. I just prepare a ton of them and store them in the fridge. Now they are as convenient as baby carrots, apples and everything else.

Same here: unless it's in a soup or curry, cauliflower is blah. Broccoli's okay if it's cooked, but even then I tire of it really quickly. I love spinach and usually have it mixed into my greens mix. Doh, I forgot about asparagus. I love asparagus and that's an easy one to prep and grill beforehand and grab whenever I want. Okay, at least there's ONE more to add to my list!

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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2007, 01:14:07 AM »
Don't forget about greens--collard, turnip, kale, chard etc.  They are delicious and very nutritious.  If you can't stand the preparation part then you can always buy frozen.  I eat these all the time, summer and winter.  Suze

Oh, no worries - I eat tons of greens every day. Although I have no idea why, I don't mentally group my greens as part of my daily veggie intake. They're just my greens. No clue! (And I agree - so tasty!)

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Re: Xaipe's Food Journal
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2007, 11:27:15 AM »
My problem is that I'm not a big plain broccoli and cauliflower fan so that kinda leaves me with carrots, squash (zuchs & assorted), peppers and onions. Any other suggestions??

Hmm.  Mushrooms, radishes (they are great marinated), cucumbers (same), sea veg, cabbage, sweet potato (small portions), sprouts, fennel, jicama....now I'm hungry!