Looking for help with foods...

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  1. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Today I picked up:
    Mrs dash chicken seasoning
    tuna in water
    fat free salad dressing
    salad mix
    special k cereal
    Fat free yougurt.

    Looking for things that are low cal low fat and still taste good trying to stay at 2000 calories.

    Today I had :
    8 oz yogurt fat free
    one granny smith apple

    grilled chicken salad w/ balsamic dressing just chicken greens and dressing

    orange

    grilled chicken w/ mrs dash
    white rice
    steamed vegtables
    1 tbsp butter

    came in just at 2007.

    Halp me f&n.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    that doesn't look like 2000 calories unless you had a lot of rice
     
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    fat free salad dressings tend to make up for the fat with more sugar.....just use a little olive oil and vinegar (red wine, flavored, etc.) or just use the full fat/calorie ones and count it
     
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    2 1/2 to 3 cups.
     
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    That's almost the number of servings of grains you should get in a whole day according to the Canadian food guide.
    So it's not only about "what" food but also "how much".
     
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    Twas all the grains I ate.
     
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    Special K contains High fructose corn syrup
     
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    Get some protein at every meal. I'm not sure how we can help you since we don't know anything about you. No weight/height, training, sex and so on.
     
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    Sorry.

    5'11 285 as per my scale. Male 23. Will be doing at least 3 days a week hour of cardio.
    Size 40 waist. Big all over.
     
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    After consulting the label indeed it does.
     
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    Well you're not eating enough then. Why no lifting ?
    Here's something, always eat reasonable portions (meat = palm sized, carb = about 1 cup worth), always watch for the condiments and cooking methods. Pick some choices

    Breakfast : protein (2-3 eggs + egg whites with 1-2 low-fat sausage, low fat bacon or some kind of deli meat to make a nice omelet), carb (depending on their caloric content, 2-3 pieces of toast, or oats, grits, high fiber and protein cereal, I like Kashis even though some people are afraid of the soy but portion sizes are pretty small for cereals, maybe 1-2 cups with milk or yogurt)

    Snack : most of the time veggies, sometimes fruit but ideally not dried, low-fat yogurt with/without fruits, nuts or dried fruits a couple of times a week

    Meals (lunch and dinner, sometimes double the size of one meal if you're hungry) : protein (palm-sized serving of any low-fat meat, fish and fatty fish, eggs, legumes about 1-1.5 cup worth, tofu or soy byproducts if you're not afraid), veggies, carb (1-1.5 cup worth of rice, pasta, potatoes, 2 slices of bread, etc).

    At the market, when comparing food, choose the one with no trans fat, more fiber, more protein, less sugar, and cheaper :p I think it should be more than enough for you for now. Measure up a cup worth of rice and put it in a plate so that you see how big it looks like. Use your hand as a tool : if you were to put it in your hand, you'd be able to hold about 1/2 cup.
     
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