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  1. High Protein shake from dense nutrients

    I'm traveling for the next few days and this is what I brought with me for on the go meal replacement for at least my morning meal.

    • 1/4 cup of oat müesli here is the recipe:
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    • 1 cup MuscleEgg plain egg-white protein OR Organic egg-whites (Eggology sells ‘Pure, fresh, organic, cage free, tested for salmonella & listeria’ egg-whites)

    • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries, or a 1/2 med banana (today I'm using banana) ...
  2. Vitamins/Hair Loss

    Quote Originally Posted by Shirl View Post
    Try stress management. No joke. Seriously.

    Hair is NOT essential for our human survival. If you are losing hair, it means your body's metabolism has halted or slowed nutrients to feed your locks. When you enter a calories restrictive diet, you have major surgery or stress, your body gets on survival mode, and as mentioned hair is the first to go without necessary nutrients.

    Continue to keep your protein and hydration high. Take all your vitamins and try to relax.
  3. *Update* What Am I Doing Wrong??? I'm at wits' end!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shirl View Post


    After almost ten days of lowering my calories to as close to 1000 as I can get, and two weeks of have started a weight and strength training training, I thought surely I would have lost 1 pound!

    If I had not measured, I would have PUNCHED a wall!

    Freaking InBody scale informed me that I gained 2.5lbs (I thought about what Ann said earlier about muscle gains).

    On the upside

    I have been monitoring
  4. As if...

    Life wasn't hard enough...

    Our 12+ years old garbage disposal went out of commission two weeks ago, had we not decided to replace it and call the plumber we would have not discovered a leak behind the cabinets which we thought it was the just as old dishwasher. Sears delivered and was going to install new unit last week, but couldn't because leak caused all sorts of black mold on wall and floor. He took both old and new units until further notice. I had a contractor come and give ...
  5. 4-Month Post Op Dietary Tweaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mbenson5 View Post

    Lol, ladies! I am no expert on this low carb thing, just learned what has worked for me in the past. If I ate 100 carbs a day, I would never lose weight but would gain. I still watch it, but will give in and have a cookie, brownie or whatever on some days. Having lasagna tonight. I just don't have a ton of it. Like 2 cookies rather than 10. The sleeve PLUS developing better habits is key to this!

    On my days I stay strict low carb, my day might look something like
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