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Welcome! Here we'll post diet tips, fitness articles, PEERtrainer group postings and anything relevant to achieving your diet and fitness goals. Please forward any suggestions - we'd love to hear from you. Jackie

May 2015

"I don't like vegetables"

I've heard many people say I would love to eat more vegetables but I just don't like them.

I once sat in on a health seminar and the leader did an interesting experiment. He passed out a piece of paper with tons of vegetables listed and said -- you don't think you like vegetables? Look at this list and tell me there's not even one that you like. He made us circle the ones we liked and when I got home, I put this on my fridge.

I've listed a few here. Sure, maybe eggplant or corn isn't the same as green beans but it's much better than a side of fries. If you have more to add, please email me. Jackie

eggplant
corn
artichoke
peas
brocolli
cauliflower
celerty
mushrooms
arugula
okra
chives
garlic
onion
scallion
peppers
carrots
beets
spinach
butternut squash (yum!!)
zucchini (great sliced long in eggs)
spaghetti squash (great substitute for pasta if your'e into the lower carb)
pumpkin (yes, for more than just halloween)
tomato
jicama (great in salads)
sweet potato
yams (even better than sweet potato)
water chestnuts (these are amazing)
asparagus
avocado (I know, but sparingly they're full of good fat)
endive
spring greens
Beans (yes, these are considered veggies, butter, green, lima and the like)
brussel sprouts (if you don't like them, you've probably never had them cooked well -- they are supposed to be boiled to make them soft before they're "prepared"
cabbage
collard greens
Frisee
leeks
ginger
snap peas (these are good)
potatoes
green beans


jackie , Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 12:58 PM  

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I know the celebrity culture is about being thin but what happened to Lindsay and Nicole?

I'm sure you've seen this picture but in case you missed it....

jackie , Friday, May 27, 2005, 11:59 AM  

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Who says you can lose all your pregnancy weight breastfeeding?

You supposedly burn 500 calories a day. I have so many friends who believed this too and we ate nonstop during our pregnanc and ended up in the same situation. .With a lot of excess weight. And breastfeeding definitely didn't take it off.

Is this a conspiracy? Let me know if it was the same for you. Or, let me know if you did lose all your weight immediately and then some.

jackie , Thursday, May 26, 2005, 1:21 PM  

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What kind of group works best for you?

We are really learning a ton from the groups. When we started this Beta we put people from the same city and sex in a group and that was it. And then we started to get some requests from users that they be placed in groups with people with similar goals.

So we have started to do that. But please let us know what works for you. That is the whole point of this beta. We know there are a zillion people who need help with followthrough. And we know PEERtrainer works very well. We just need to find out as much as possible what our users need. Let us know...

jackie , Friday, May 20, 2005, 2:25 PM  

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Use the comments!

We are finding in this Beta that groups that communicate through the comments section work best. So if you are in a group and are not commenting, try and do so. And if you are an active participant in a group and others are quiet, let us know and we'll find another group for you. People are starting to lose weight in the beta groups and make better choices based on the fact that they have to log.

jackie , Friday, May 20, 2005, 2:15 PM  

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Melissa's response to my Starbucks question -- How 'bout Dunkin Donuts "reduced fat" muffins?

Starbucks is pretty bad, but watch out for Dunkin' Donuts, too. How 'bout their "reduced fat" muffins!? From their web site:
https://www.dunkindonuts.com/aboutus/nutrition/Product.aspx?Category=Bakery&id=DD-792


Reduced Fat Blueberry Muffin

Serving Size 1 muffin
Calories 440
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 55mg 19%
Sodium 650mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugar 35g
Protein 8g

OUCH!
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jackie , Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 7:35 PM  

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