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Anyone tried eating the same thing everyday?

Has anyone tried eating the same thing everyday?

I've heard this works well for simplicity. Then you shock your body with like a really different meal?

I could honestly eat the same thing at the same time everyday for the next few months, I was just wondering if anyone else has done anything like that.

Yes I know that my body will adapt

and Yes I know ( won't I get bored) no no I really won't.

Let me know if you've done it ! Thanks!


Wed. May 31, 9:10am

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Sorta ... but not really

I have yogurt in the early morning -- like 4 a.m. and then have an egg / ham cup with no bread around 9 when I take a break -- the rest of the day, I eat different stuff.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 9:27 AM

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I do it

I eat the same thing (mostly) day in and day out. I do it to necessitate less thinking about calorie and fat consumption. I do make slight changes, such as which fruit I eat with lunch, swapping spinach for lettuce on the sandwich, swapping yogurt for milk on the cereal, but overall I am on a routine. I do let go on weekends sometimes and when I travel. However, my body usually doesn't like it. I have become very content with my diet.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 9:35 AM

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Why would you do it if you know your body will adapt and your metabolism will slow down within a few weeks? Also, you will never be able to get the full range of complex carbs, fiber, complete protein, necessary fats, vitamins and minerals your body needs with such a strict menu (and probably a limited calorie count as well). Even though you won't get them all every day with a constantly changing menu, you will get a full balance over the course of a week or so.

For example, an apple every day is good, but it would be better to eat an apple, a kiwi, an orange, a banana, a plum, blueberries and a peach over the course of a week.

Also, if you are planning your menu in advance for several months, you aren't paying very much attention to your body, such as when you are really hungry, what you have a taste for at a certain time, how much or how little food you need to feel satisfied or what really would make you feel healthy.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 10:39 AM

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I eat the same breakfast everyday - I change it time to time - say oatmeal every day for 2 weeks, then eggs for 2 weeks...
I've read somewhere that ppl who had the same thing for breakfast everyday were more likely to lose weight.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 12:12 PM

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I eat a lot of the same things everyday but vary them a little. I always cook an extra dinner and have it for lunch the next day. It's funny because since posting to peer trainer, I was wondering if anyone reading would think BOORING! I don't really get tired of the foods but I have been thinking of adding some new meals so I don't bored. Last year I ate a lot of Salmon and now I can't eat it anymore!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 8:34 PM

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Pre script- anyone seen the strawberry tart Tim Hortons commercial with the lady in the office tossing the boring guy over her shoulder to get the last one? lol rotflmao.....

ok, yah- I eat the same things as I am a creature of habit... for breakfast I will have cereal... I have done a yogurt and kashi bar for breakfast... when I was pregnant, it was french toast all the time... I actually had the spinach pasta for breakfast for a few weeks in a row...
For lunch I have had beans and salsa for weeks on end, then cruised into a dried tortellini (that you boil first) pasta with other types of pasta with olive oil and parm for weeks on end... unless we are out somewhere and I have a few bites of ds's(2) cheeseburger and a salad and call it good.
dinner is usually different as dh gets bored with the same thing.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 8:54 PM

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I eat essentially the same thing 6 days per week - with substitutions. Two days are a bit lower calorie, 3 are "target", and one is a bit higher (hardest weight training day). I've been working this nutrition plan for nearly 2 weeks and it's amazing that I work out very very hard and I haven't been hungry.

Breakfast is always one egg, 2 whites, a piece of fruit and a slice of whole wheat.

Mid morning snack is always cottage cheese and some nuts.

Lunch is protein and salad or protein and mixed veggies. Sometimes a bit of brown rice or starchy veg, depending on that day's workout.

Pre-gym snack is always 2 egg whites, oatmeal (1/4-1/2 cup depending on the day's workout) and a handful of berries or a whole piece of fruit (again, depending on the workout)

Post gym is protein powder and a piece of fruit.

Dinner is protein and mixed veggies (non-starchy)

On day 7, I have a cheat day. Eat whatever you want (without being gluttonous, of course and I also plan my 4-5 hour bike rides for this day). This eating plan has been really effective for me so far, 4 pounds gone, I'm not hungry (a miracle!), there's enough variety in the substitutions to not get totally bored, but enough structure that I'm not constantly obsessing/worrying over eating the right thing. The cheat day helps mix things up, so your metabolism doesn't adjust to the lowered calories. And it gives you a day of not feeling deprived.

Also, some studies show that the less variety in our meals (perhaps diets?) the less we will eat. The more textures and flavors to experience, the more we will eat, of course (think of a buffet). Of course, my food politics don't necessarily agree with this, I tend to believe 'everything in moderation' and that it is OK to enjoy your food, but if same-ness helps use eat less, then why not try it?


Thursday, June 15, 2006, 11:40 AM

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translation of terms

what do the abbreviations "ds" and "dh" mean? i read these in several posts, including this one from the 8:54 post. thanks! i really want to understand!

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 11:50 AM

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ds -- dear son

dh -- dear husband

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 2:46 PM

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MUCH APPRECIATED!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 3:31 PM

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Your body need some variety - each food has a different signature of vitamins and nutrients. I think one of the most important is veggie and fruit color variety. One nutritionist suggested thinking of the rainbow - try to eat something red, green, blue/purple, orange and yellow every day and that's a great strategy. The more intense the color in the food the higher the nutrients, that's why things like cranberries and blueberries are so nutritous.

The same applies to variety of grains - each one is rich in some nutrients, not so good in other areas. That's why whole-grain multi-grain is so great for you.

Friday, June 16, 2006, 5:34 AM

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