General chatter - Game: This or That....Diet Style
06-07-2007, 05:11 PM
Give a choice of two things (but let's try and keep it diet centered). The next person identifies which he/she prefers and then comes up with a new choice of two things.
Atkins or Calorie Counting
Brown Rice or Quinoa
So here is the choice:
Morning Exercise or Evening Exercise
06-07-2007, 05:26 PM
cardio or weights
06-07-2007, 05:45 PM
Jenny Crig or NutriDiet
06-07-2007, 05:52 PM
Neither. Prefer my own food.
walk at home videos or outside?
06-07-2007, 05:55 PM
Outside (I never heard of Nutridiet, tried looking it up, still nothing?)
Dessert - Fruit or Low calorie ice cream?
06-07-2007, 06:02 PM
Low Cal Ice Cream (any day!)
Breakfast: cereal or toast?
06-07-2007, 06:43 PM
cereal. I love my Kashi Go Lean Crunch mixed with Trader Joe's Flax cereal.
If want a baked potato - regular potato or sweet potato?
06-07-2007, 06:49 PM
diet soda or water
06-07-2007, 07:12 PM
vegetables: steamed or roasted?
06-07-2007, 07:15 PM
strawberries or blueberries
06-07-2007, 07:27 PM
ooooo. I love them both but I'd have to say blueberries.
Maybe you can answer this. I have diverticulitis as just about everyone on here knows. I can't have blackberries because of the seeds. Are strawberries in the same category? I've never noticed seeds with them.
summer or winter squash?
06-07-2007, 07:31 PM
Winter, if I have only those to choose from (actually I like Acorn best)
Strawberries have the seeds on the outside--you can see them, but they are smaller than blackberries and raspberries.
Broccoli or Brussels Sprouts?
06-07-2007, 07:37 PM
grapes or cherries (fresh not canned or frozen)
06-07-2007, 07:59 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhh! Organic cherries, deeply red and sweet-tart! (They are $6.99 a pound here :( ).
Night swim or day swim?
06-07-2007, 08:34 PM
Night if it is in a pool.
Pool or river/lake/ocean?
06-07-2007, 09:24 PM
protein pancakes or whole wheat pancakes?
06-07-2007, 10:56 PM
whole wheat pancakes
elliptical or treadmill?
06-08-2007, 12:54 AM
walnuts or almonds
06-08-2007, 01:03 AM
Tuna or Salmon?
06-08-2007, 01:12 AM
a tub of greens with chicken or a meal replacement bar?
06-08-2007, 01:48 AM
greens and chicken please!
brown bag lunch or fast food salad?
06-08-2007, 01:56 AM
my brown bag is a plastic shopping sack :D
light dressing or fat free
06-08-2007, 02:31 AM
Sparkling water or green tea?
06-08-2007, 02:58 AM
Green tea please!
grapefruit or strawberries?
06-08-2007, 08:33 AM
weights ... upper body or lower body?
06-08-2007, 09:55 AM
Upper body! :D I'm all about the toned arms
Shapely legs or a toned stomach?
06-08-2007, 10:21 AM
well, I'd LOVE a toned stomach, but shapely legs is a better bet
diet dessert often, or the real thing occasionally?
06-08-2007, 10:38 AM
the real thing occassionally
crunchy or slurpy
06-08-2007, 12:14 PM
diet coke or crystal light?
06-08-2007, 12:53 PM
diet coke all the way
desperate times: go hungry or eat fast food?
06-08-2007, 12:58 PM
If I'm alone ... I go hungry or find a store that will sell me one replacement bar. If I'm with other folks I chow down on the fast food.
A big salad or a bowl of veggies?
06-08-2007, 06:42 PM
Depends what the salad has in it!
But veggies are quicker to fix, so veg
FF or LF milk?
06-08-2007, 06:58 PM
breakfast: cereal (oatmeal included) or eggs?
06-08-2007, 07:57 PM
popcorn or pretzels?
06-08-2007, 08:08 PM
Neither - although I like popcorn better
Yogurt or cottage cheese?
06-08-2007, 08:13 PM
Soy yogurt, all the way!
Baked sweet or other potato fries?
06-09-2007, 03:52 AM
Pudding or Jello
06-09-2007, 04:34 AM
running with music/ipod or running with the TV on?
06-09-2007, 04:54 AM
weights or aerobics
06-09-2007, 06:42 AM
walk or jog
06-09-2007, 09:54 AM
Higher fiber bread or No sugar added bread (or does it matter to you?)
06-09-2007, 05:18 PM
Higher fiber - usually less points!
froyo or lf ice cream?
06-09-2007, 07:15 PM
Frozen Yogurt - preferably NSA
Raw veggie: carrot sticks or celery sticks
06-09-2007, 09:13 PM
Depends... carrot sticks if plain, celery if I get PB or some other dip.
smoothie or skinny latte
06-09-2007, 10:19 PM
exercise more or eat less?
06-09-2007, 11:27 PM
watermelon or cantaloupe?
06-10-2007, 01:14 AM
Peaches or nectarines?
06-10-2007, 01:20 AM
Pineapple, fresh or canned?
06-10-2007, 02:23 AM
extra light or extra virgin olive oil
06-10-2007, 03:08 AM
Olives or capers?
06-10-2007, 06:26 AM
written food journal or computer?
06-10-2007, 08:03 AM
Dinner time -- Before or after 6 pm
06-10-2007, 09:34 AM
Before 6 pm
Work out at home or the gym?
06-10-2007, 10:20 AM
Beer or wine?
06-10-2007, 10:46 AM
chips...with or without dip
06-10-2007, 02:26 PM
Hmmm, no chips usually, definitely no dip
Peanut butter - natural or Jif type
06-10-2007, 02:29 PM
Natural . . . but, actually, part way in between is my favourite . . . Kraft has a PB that is hydrogenized (I know, not good) but is without added sugar or added salt.
Best with the PB . . . apple slices or celery sticks?
06-10-2007, 02:36 PM
Organic Fuji apple slices
Real sugar or Artificial sweeteners?
06-10-2007, 02:58 PM
Tomatoes- grape/cherry or slicers
06-10-2007, 03:03 PM
Used to be slicers in a sandwich with Miracle Whip . . . but now its the little ones in a salad . . .
Favourite (of the bads) Cake or Pie?
06-10-2007, 04:16 PM
Pie. I've had too many diet soda cakes.
Crystal Light or diet soda?
06-10-2007, 04:18 PM
FF/SF Jello - Lemon or Strawberry
06-10-2007, 04:24 PM
cereal bar or protein bar
06-10-2007, 06:18 PM
before and afters ... pictures or success stories?
06-10-2007, 06:22 PM
Both! But I LOVE pics!
smaller portions of "real" food or "diet" or fat free options?
06-10-2007, 06:25 PM
um .... beef or chicken
06-10-2007, 06:38 PM
Mock Chicken, please! :carrot:
Raw or roasted beets?
06-10-2007, 06:39 PM
Hmmm. I really like pickled beets, but I guess I'd choose roasted over raw.
Bread or wrap (tortilla or flat out or whatever)?
06-10-2007, 07:02 PM
Bread. But people put cooler things in wraps....
soup or salad
06-10-2007, 11:49 PM
berries or citrus
06-10-2007, 11:54 PM
Defintely BERRIES. Yumm...
Red peppers or Green peppers?
06-10-2007, 11:55 PM
Chocolate protein shake or fruity protein shake?
06-11-2007, 12:52 AM
Can I have chocolate with fruit inside? Pretty please?
Ok, ok, just fruit then
fish or chicken?
06-11-2007, 05:55 AM
sugar free fudgesicles or fruit yogurt?
06-11-2007, 08:48 AM
treadmill or elliptical
06-11-2007, 08:52 AM
Yoga or Pilates?
06-11-2007, 03:33 PM
salty or sweet?
06-11-2007, 04:03 PM
You've overeaten for the day (and it was unplanned) - Are you more restrictive the next day or do you eat the same calorie level as usual?
06-11-2007, 04:44 PM
Same. If I eat below my target points I'd be starving myself and I don't need to mess my metabolism up further
creamy or crunchy (not necessarily peanut butter)
06-11-2007, 04:59 PM
elliptical or treadmill
06-11-2007, 05:39 PM
Richard Simmons or Tony Little?
06-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Not sure who Tony Little is but he's gotta be less annoying (to me) than Richard Simmons.
Work out alone or with a buddy
06-11-2007, 05:58 PM
I like both on occassion .... my walk/jog? is better without witnesses.
dumbells or bands?
06-11-2007, 06:52 PM
Kickboxing or dancing?
06-11-2007, 08:15 PM
treating yourself to a spa treatment for a good workout/weight loss or treating yourself to having one day where you can eat anything you want for a good workout/weight loss
06-11-2007, 08:32 PM
Now that I'm viewing things differently.....Spa treatment.. ;)
Carbs or proteins?
06-11-2007, 08:37 PM
Both...I'm vegan...my carbs have proteins and my proteins have carbs :p
Thai or Indian?
06-11-2007, 08:47 PM
thai! can't give up that green curry tofu.
running in a park or swimming laps in the ocean/beach?
06-11-2007, 10:28 PM
Running (with a little walking) in a park! Or, swimming in a POOL!
dry cereal or cereal with milk?
06-11-2007, 10:51 PM
cereal with soy milk
Eat a small portion of what everyone else is eating (as in at home) or fix yourself something different?
06-11-2007, 11:49 PM
Fix a healthy meal for all and eat a sane portion of it for myself.:)
Low-calorie pudding or yogurt?
06-12-2007, 01:08 AM
Low fat or fat free
06-12-2007, 01:16 AM
Bing or Reineer cherries?
06-12-2007, 08:44 PM
Never had Reineer (probably missing out), but I love Bing cherries!
3 meals a day, or the less traditional several small meals?
06-12-2007, 09:17 PM
I eat all day long
light weights with many reps or heavy with fewer?
06-13-2007, 12:06 PM
i think light with many reps. i haven't worked out in 5 months (started again 2 weeks ago), i'm not that strong! heh
taking a spinning/intense aerobics class or running on a treadmill
06-13-2007, 07:35 PM
Treadmill. I want to be a long-distance runner.
Exercise in AM or PM?
06-13-2007, 07:40 PM
AM . . . I'm definitely a morning person. :coffee:
Do you tell your "real world friends" your real weight or not?
06-13-2007, 08:19 PM
Yup, if they ask ... or peek over my shoulder while I'm on the scale at work.
Would you rather just tell them how much you've lost?
06-14-2007, 04:17 AM
I guess, but I don't really like to discuss it, period.
pasta or rice
06-14-2007, 08:03 AM
Would you describe yourself as "scale phobic" or "scale fanatic"
06-14-2007, 11:48 PM
I have never owned my own scale until about 6 months ago (I mean as an adult - my family did have one when I was growing up). So I'll say I'm a scale newbie. I now weigh every Friday, and it's become routine. I don't think of weighing any other time.
If you had to pick one type of clothes to wear every day what would it be (for example, warm ups, jeans, shorts and tee, dress casual, professional, etc.)
06-14-2007, 11:51 PM
oops... it's kinda late. I just realized the thread I'm on is not just the question thread, so let me change that to a diet related question.
Portion control: Do you use measuring cups? A scale? Or do you guesstimate your portions?
06-15-2007, 12:50 AM
When I started counting calories, everything was measured in measuring cups. Now that I have a better sense of amounts, I guestimate on many thoings (but anything really high in calories - e.g. nuts, peanut butter, etc. - I still measure)
Ok, how about measuring success - inches or pounds
06-15-2007, 01:48 AM
Inches (measured via clothes, not with a tape measure).
Exercise: outdoors or indoors?
06-15-2007, 09:48 AM
Outdoors! But, I need to get into a better routine of going to the gym to lift, which I plan to do this summer. But I love to walk/run outside and BIKE!
Does everyone in the house eat your healthy food or do you prepare and eat separate foods?
06-15-2007, 03:30 PM
Seperate. But we'd be doing that anyways because of work schedules.
Do you prefer to cook or just nuke your food?
06-15-2007, 03:44 PM
I cook...NO microwaves for me! (Never had one, never will).
Do you have a laptop or a desktop?
06-15-2007, 04:04 PM
Desktop. In fact, my boss just made me the guinea pig for Vista.
Mineral or spring water?
06-15-2007, 04:27 PM
I'm sorry, mare, about being the Vista guinea pig. I've had only unsavory experiences with Vista.
I'd say mineral water over spring water, but I prefer tap water over both.
Exercise: do you prefer to do it as a solitary thing, or as a social event?
06-15-2007, 04:35 PM
Actually I'm getting along quite well with it. However, I have to remember to save word and excel files in compatibility or the people receiving them can't read them.
Solitary. I'm still too bashful.
walking on a flat surface or up/down hill
06-15-2007, 06:33 PM
A few hills make for a much better workout ... I live in the flats (coast), so I have to seek out hilly walks.
Favorite low cal alcoholic beverage? Or do you abstain?
06-15-2007, 07:40 PM
Try to abstain..But Vodka and Diet coke.
Yogurt or Frozen Yogurt?
06-15-2007, 09:20 PM
Ginger or Mary Ann
06-15-2007, 09:55 PM
Neither one, they're not included in my eating plan.
Exercise gear: Cruddy grey tee shirt, or pretty fitted girly stuff?
06-15-2007, 10:05 PM
get a new plan
pretty girlie stuff ;)
Safe shoes or flip-flops?
06-15-2007, 11:12 PM
All or nothing diet or have you learned moderation?
Misti in Seattle
06-16-2007, 01:45 AM
summer or winter?
06-16-2007, 01:58 AM
Winter! (Which in San Diego is as warm as some summers elsewhere :p ).
Corn or flour tortillas?
06-16-2007, 02:06 AM
both...flour for burritos...quesidillas...corn for enchiladas and tacos...best corn ones at Costco's...near us SoulBliss
walk/run ~ with/without dog
06-16-2007, 02:07 AM
Cardio or Calisthenics (push-ups, etc)
06-16-2007, 06:53 PM
Pilates/yoga or dancing
06-16-2007, 11:00 PM
dancing..i tried yoga once, it was just too slow for me. but i give props to those who take it and can get into all those crazy positions :)
have your whole family eat whatever they want in front of you (while your dieting) or have your whole family eating healthy with you?
06-17-2007, 07:47 AM
My family eats a little differently than I do, right at the same table ... the funny thing is, they're eating more like me all the time ;)
pork chop or steak?
06-17-2007, 11:12 AM
crockpot or oven?
06-17-2007, 11:20 AM
exercise bras: mash 'em down, or hoist 'em up and out?
06-17-2007, 11:22 AM
I mash'em down er flat
shorts or jogging pants
06-17-2007, 04:47 PM
butter or margerine?
06-17-2007, 04:51 PM
Exercising - before or after work...
06-17-2007, 05:17 PM
After (I'm not a morning person!)
Are you in control of late night snacking? It's one of my struggles...
06-18-2007, 04:35 AM
yep, i'm pretty much in control with late night snacking...it's during the day is when i have trouble, ESPECIALLY when i'm alone.
following a magazine's (like glamour, cosmopolitan) guide to losing weight with food/gym routines OR follwing a specific diet (south beach, atkins, ww, etc)
06-18-2007, 10:34 AM
Specific diet (WW). I ain't doing no grapefruit diet :no:
diet OR exercise
06-18-2007, 10:44 AM
Would you work out in a skirt (http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/NBW1260/)?
06-18-2007, 11:18 AM
Would you work out in a skirt (http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/NBW1260/)?
Absolutely if it won't ride up on me!
Dance/aerobics or spin?
** Stacye **
06-18-2007, 11:54 AM
Exercise :: AM or PM?
06-18-2007, 12:03 PM
Big breakfast or big lunch?
06-18-2007, 04:55 PM
iceberg lettuce or mixed greens?
06-18-2007, 08:03 PM
Mixed greens are tastier to me and a bit more nutritious
How many times per week do you have something dessert?
06-18-2007, 09:06 PM
if you consider fruit as dessert, then 5 times a week.
do you treat yourself with your favorite "unhealthy" food?
06-26-2007, 01:45 AM
um, no, I eat ice cream without much discretion.
cauliflower ... raw or cooked
06-26-2007, 10:37 AM
Cooked, especially mashed cauliflower with Butter Buds
Oven fries or mashed potatoes?
06-26-2007, 10:42 AM
Once in a blue moon I eat a potato and then it's baked.
Do you have a goal weight or would you just like to lose weight?
06-27-2007, 02:00 AM
I have a semi goal weight, so it's not terribly rigid. I would like to be around 130 - that may mean 132 or so or it could mean 128 -9. We'll see. I'm being as healthy as I can (trying to focus on all over wellness) and plugging away dropping these last few lbs.
That was a good question... same one for the next person:
06-27-2007, 02:05 AM
I don't either, but you have to put something in your profile. I'd just like to sturdy up my wobbly thighs and reduce the tummy roll.
Next person, same question.
07-08-2007, 06:50 PM
My goal weight at the moment is 140. If I make it to 160 I will see how it goes. I want the weight off more than I want some distant number I haven't seen in over 20 years.
Grilled or baked fish?
07-08-2007, 07:09 PM
Grilled... because it usually doesn't cook in a sauce and is a little bit less heavy on the calories.
Okay, this is a toughie for some people...
A larger serving of fat free cheese or the caloric equivalent of the real thing (much smaller piece)?
07-09-2007, 01:09 AM
The larger serving. I'm an admitted glutton.
Exercise? all at once or in short stints?
07-09-2007, 01:36 AM
All at once. About 45 min. 30 min cardio, 15 min resistance.
Do you work out at home or at a gym?
07-09-2007, 01:38 AM
Cardio? outside or on a machine?
07-12-2007, 08:19 PM
Veggie Pizza or Meat Lover's Pizza?
07-12-2007, 10:20 PM
Veggie ... I love the cheese.
cold cereal or oatmeal?
07-13-2007, 09:28 PM
Morning Person or Night Person?
07-13-2007, 10:21 PM
soy or dairy?
07-17-2007, 01:55 PM
Introvert or Extrovert?
07-17-2007, 04:37 PM
chicken wings or thighs?
07-17-2007, 07:00 PM
chicken salad or tuna salad
07-17-2007, 10:19 PM
Plain Water or Flavored Water?
07-17-2007, 10:50 PM
sugar free creamer or regular creamer?
07-18-2007, 12:17 AM
pork chop or steak
07-18-2007, 01:33 PM
go lean or fiber one
07-18-2007, 02:44 PM
errrgh..um I guess if I have to choose - go lean:p
Chicken or fish
07-18-2007, 03:02 PM
barbell or dumbells?
07-18-2007, 10:06 PM
green tea or regular tea?
07-19-2007, 12:25 AM
2 lite beers or 1 regular....wink
07-19-2007, 12:57 AM
absolutely no alcohol or drinks
starbucks coffee or dunkin donuts coffee?
07-19-2007, 11:54 AM
Starbuck's any day
Yoplait Regular or Light? (I hate the Light personally.)
07-19-2007, 05:07 PM
yoplaits yobaby(whole milk)
sugar or artificial sweetener?
07-19-2007, 05:32 PM
the sugar kind.
real eggs or egg beaters
07-21-2007, 12:40 AM
Veggie Burger or Beef Burger?
07-21-2007, 06:24 AM
tomatoes ... raw or cooked?
07-21-2007, 10:19 AM
raw with pepper
white or wheat pasta
07-22-2007, 07:00 AM
vegetables:~ steamed or roasted.
07-22-2007, 07:03 AM
wheat bread or some interesting grainy mix
07-22-2007, 02:11 PM
cottage or ricotta cheese
07-22-2007, 02:25 PM
ocean or lake?
07-22-2007, 05:02 PM
green grapes or red grapes
07-22-2007, 09:37 PM
Red Delicious Apples or Granny Smith Apples?
07-22-2007, 09:49 PM
red for me green for Angie
Red or white meat
07-23-2007, 08:35 AM
olive or canola oil
07-23-2007, 03:41 PM
Butter or Margarine?
07-23-2007, 04:32 PM
olive oil margarine ;)
cooked and mashed squash or little squash sauteed
07-23-2007, 08:48 PM
cucumber or pickle
07-23-2007, 09:05 PM
water ... ice cubes or no