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Dinna's food log

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:13 am
by Dinna
Breakfast: Oatmeal, flax seed, raisins and skim milk.
Lunch: 3-egg omelette with mushrooms, peas and olive oil. Brown bread, tomato and cucumber.
Dinner: 3 pitas with hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions and some olives and corn.
Snacks: some dried figs, a piece of brown bread with peanutbutter, 1 banana, 1 kiwi.

Workout: 45 min walk, (20 min) 21 rounds of 3 sub pullups, 2 sub pushups, 3 squats.


Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:37 am
by Dinna
Breakfast: oatmeal with flax seed, raisins and skim milk.
Lunch: Soy milk smoothie with strawberries and banana, 1 whole wheat roll.
Dinner: Oatmeal and all bran flakes with raisins and skim milk + 2 1/2 whole wheat rolls with butter and jelly
Snacks: Some almonds and dried fruit.

Workout: 1 hour powerwalking.
Current weight: 234 lbs.

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:45 am
by Admin
Hi and welcome!

Great job, let us know if you want to share your goals and or want specific advice.

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:52 pm
by Dinna
Well, my main goal is to lose weight obviously :) And get into shape. I know I still need to make some adjustments to my diet although I don't want to be fanatic about it. But advice is always welcome!
PS: I live in Denmark so my English might not be perfect :)

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:44 am
by Admin
Your English is great. One super easy guideline to use that will guarantee results is to stay under 10 grams of carbohydrates per meal till you get to your desired weight and rebuild your insulin sensitivity. That may sound like very little but if you get it from fruit and vegitables is can be quite filling.



Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:20 am
by Dinna
Thanks for the advice :) I'm having a hard time with the carbs already, especially bread, but I'll definitely try and cut some more out of my diet.


Breakfast: All bran flakes with flax seed, raisins and skim milk.
Lunch: 3 egg omelette with mushrooms and peas, dark bread.
Dinner: 2 homemade burgers with veggies and meat.
Snacks: Dried fruit, almonds and 1 banana.

Workout: 30 min powerwalking, 10 min run, 5 rounds of 6 sub pullups, 18 pushups (knees) and 10 squats. Time: 16,55.

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:32 am
by Admin
Keep up the great work.

Also watch the dried fruit, very dense source of carbs

fresh or frozen fruits are great



Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:11 am
by Dinna
Ok I'll try to watch that. Dried fruit just keeps my sweet tooth satisfied so it'll be tough :)


Breakfast: Oatmeal with flax seed and raisins + skim milk.
Lunch: A piece of brown bread with 1 banana, some dried figs and 1 avocado.
Dinner: Wok with vegetables, tofu and noodles.
Snacks: 2 whole wheat sugarfree crackers and 2 tablespoons og peanutbutter.

Workout: 1 hour powerwalking.


Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:27 am
by Dinna
I had no time yesterday so it wasn't a great day..

Breakfast: Oatmeal with flax seed, raisins and skim milk.
Lunch: 2 pieces of brown bread, some dried figs.
Dinner: Nothing till I got home at 11 pm, had some oatmeal again and some whole wheat crackers with jelly plus a couple of bites of the leftovers from dinner the night before.

Workout: None :(

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:42 am
by taifun
Hi Dinna,

Don't let a bad day get you down, get right back on it!

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:25 am
by Dinna
I've been out of town so last week wasn't the best for me, but yeah I'm getting back on track now :)


Breakfast: Oatmeal with flax seed, raisins and skim milk, 1 banana.
Lunch: 4 egg omelette with soy milk, olive oil, peas and mushrooms and 1 tomato and a piece of brown bread. A soy milk smoothie with banana, strawberries, raspberries and a little honey.
Dinner: 2 pitas with tomato, cucumber, lettuce, corn, onions and tuna, a few olives.
Snacks: Some dried figs, almonds and hazelnuts. A little candy :roll:

Workout: 45 min run

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:22 pm
by Dinna

Breakfast: Oatmeal with flax seed, raisins and skim milk. 1 banana + tea.

Lunch: Soy milk smoothie with strawberries, raspberries, banana and orange. 2 pieces of brown bread with boiled potatoes and some mayo.

Dinner: Very small portion of potato stir fry with sausage, mushrooms and onions. 1 small chicken breast and 1 tomato.

Snacks: 5 dried figs (really having a hard time not eating dried fruit!), almonds, 2 tbs peanutbutter, 60 grams of dark (75%) chocolate and 1 cookie.

I could really use some advice on how to avoid getting too many carbs. I have a sweet tooth and so far dried fruits have (somewhat :roll: ) replaced candy and other junk food for me, but although dried fruits might be better than candy they still aren't great when trying to lose weight. What do you all eat when craving sweets?

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:29 pm
by Admin
Take a look at naples378 Food log he is doing really well.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:24 pm
by naples378
I also have a bad sweet tooth, so far I have ben able to control it with friut. Also any time I do have a craving, I either do some activity or drink a glass of water. I don't know if this will help, but it works for me. Good luck.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:06 pm
by aussiechick
Hi Dinna

I am the last one who should be giving advice about diet but I'll put my 2 cents worth in anyway :wink:

However I have found with myself that the only way for me to cut out the sweet cravings is to just not have any at all - one piece of carby fruit for example and I am hungry for more and soon I'm daydreaming about chocolate! :evil:

Of course thats just what works for me, but if you are having real trouble with cravings it might be worth a shot. I have also found that grains just make me hungry even the "healthy" ones. I do much better on proteins, salads and nonstarchy vegetables.

Kevin recommends a book called Protein Power Lifeplan by Eades, I haven't read it yet but their book Protien Power is really great. Perhaps reading something like that might help give you ideas and the science behind them.

Keep up the good work