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willow650
05-15-2009, 07:43 PM
I wanted to start a thread for a discussion on the show, the book, the program ect. if its in the wrong spot, feel free to move :)


willow650
05-15-2009, 07:51 PM
I am enjoying the show, and I watch it almost everyday and watch the missed episodes on Lifetime.com. 1 thing is, yes they decrease fat and calories but they also use a lot of white flour and sugar. So I am curious if I could find away decrease sugar and wheat flour over white in some the recipes.

melwolfe
05-15-2009, 09:02 PM
I haven't seen the show but wanted to. I keep forgetting to set it to record. I would think you could use Splenda and wheat flour instead of sugar and white flour in most recipes though. At least you could do a half and half thing


HeatherEljohari
05-15-2009, 09:08 PM
Sounds like a interesting show. Im same way no white flour and no refined sugar. I use 100% wheat/grains and I discovered something called stevia which is a herb which has no calories... which is really sweet- tastes similair to sugar!!!

willow650
05-15-2009, 09:34 PM
You can watch full episodes and get the recipes at www.mylifetime.com. They made a mushroom and spinach quiche today that looked awesome, they used shredded potatoes for the crust. I just looked for the recipe, but it isn't there yet

Dria
05-16-2009, 12:09 AM
I have seen the show and love it. I love quiche so I am also sitting waiting for them to update lol. And I agree with the small changes you have mentioned In my opinion that can only make them better for you.
I was surprised with the amount of Buttermilk they use too. But they say its lower in fat?!?!? Who knew

willow650
05-16-2009, 01:01 AM
I have seen the show and love it. I love quiche so I am also sitting waiting for them to update lol. And I agree with the small changes you have mentioned In my opinion that can only make them better for you.
I was surprised with the amount of Buttermilk they use too. But they say its lower in fat?!?!? Who knew

I think I heard them say they use low fat or fat free buttermilk

bacilli
05-16-2009, 10:42 AM
Buttermilk is typically made with skim milk, so it's a great alternative to the dreaded heavy cream, and the tang from it gives a whole new dimension to whatever you're cooking. Another alternative to make cream based soups without the cream is rice. I swear, rice! I make leek soup and when I go to blend it, I add brown and wild rice, and it's creamy and thick, not *quite* the same taste as when I used cream, but barely noticeable.

avamarie1987
05-16-2009, 11:31 AM
I saw the quiche recipe... it looked yummy!

The chocolate "cake" roll-up with egg whites sounded pretty good too... lots of sugar though. I think I'd substitute Splenda or some other sweetener to see if that tasted okay.

xpinkglowx2
05-16-2009, 01:59 PM
i always wondered about their method of calories - multiplying your goal weight by ten and consuming that many calories per day? is that correct?

willow650
05-16-2009, 07:59 PM
I think I need to try this recipe very soon. Maybe over next weekend http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/cook-yourself-thin/recipes/peanut-butter-dream-bars

willow650
05-16-2009, 08:43 PM
What do yall think of this powder sugar sub?

Ingredients

2 cups (500 mL) nonfat dry milk powder
2 cups (500 mL) cornstarch
1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar replacement (equivalent of "Equal" packets)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender. Whip until well blended and powdered.

Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1/4 cup (60 ml)
Yield: 4 cups (1000 mL)
Exchanges: 1 bread
Nutrition: 81 calories

Recipe from KYoung's Recipes for Diabetics.

MindiV
05-20-2009, 12:41 PM
i always wondered about their method of calories - multiplying your goal weight by ten and consuming that many calories per day? is that correct?

I wonder too...I saw an episode yesterday where they told a woman who was 5'7" tall and wanted to weigh 160 to consume 1,600 calories a day to lose weight. I currently eat around that much and work out five days a week to maintain...interesting.

Either something's up with their calculations or I should/could eat way more than I do...

mandalinn82
05-20-2009, 12:43 PM
Anyone who has been around 3FC knows that formulas to determine goal weights are rarely so simple. Sure, they can provide a guideline. But no one is going to fit into any formula perfectly, especially one that doesn't take into account exercise, age, body composition, or any of the other factors that we KNOW affect calories burned per day.

willow650
05-20-2009, 12:57 PM
I do notice that the ones that have lost weight, mention that they are exercising so I guess that's got something to do with it. Also Mindi, you are 140 not 160 so you are eating 200 more than that woman. That woman is eating to lose not maintain so you would eat more than her???

Fox
05-20-2009, 01:39 PM
I think I need to try this recipe very soon. Maybe over next weekend http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/cook-yourself-thin/recipes/peanut-butter-dream-bars

I followed the link and Oh those look sooooo good!! Please let me know how they turn out and taste, I'm such a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate together, unfortunately that combination is rarely "diet friendly." lol!

beerab
05-20-2009, 01:57 PM
yeah just weight you want to be X 10 doesn't seem right to me... I want to be 140 lbs, if I eat 1400 calories a day right now I'll be STARVING.

The formula my old trainer gave was weight X 10 X .75 to lose weight.

So if you are 215 lbs you do 215 X 10 X .75 = 1612.5 calories.

I find that I eat between 1575 and 1650 calories a day- so that seemed about right to me. When I was eating 1200-1500 a day I was STARVING.

Arthwen1985
05-20-2009, 04:35 PM
Hmm, if that was the case then I need to eat 2,197.5 calories a day...:?:

beerab
05-20-2009, 04:58 PM
Hmm, if that was the case then I need to eat 2,197.5 calories a day...:?:

Well what are you eating now? And do you feel satisfied? If you do I would say keep it up. :)

Arthwen1985
05-20-2009, 05:09 PM
I have no idea... Today is day 1 of actually tracking what i eat on average a day. So far it's a very small breakfast and no wonder I am always hungry less than an hour later! It's only 386 calories I am eating! According to Go Ask Alice! it says between 350 and 500 and if I have to eat as much as the calculations say I should be on the upper part of that, not the lower... I'm about to figure out what I am having for lunch now... I'm so glad tomorrow is Thursday (I get my weekly grocery money from my payee) so I can get more food. I don't have much left... Well, I'll see what I end up with today... I'm gonna try and eat before I think so I get better results and not try and modify what I eat so I know what I have been eating before today if that makes any sense...

P.S. Sorry if this is a bit off-topic... But thanks for the help since I was wondering that as well... Haven't seen the show but saw someone mentioning this...

willow650
05-20-2009, 05:31 PM
Hmm, if that was the case then I need to eat 2,197.5 calories a day...:?:

no it would be 1650 for you

willow650
05-21-2009, 11:10 AM
Did anyone see the Potato skins swap out made with the sweet potatoes? I don't know if I would eat that or not. I LOVE potatoes skins I just don't know if what they made would be a good sub, the jury is still out on whether I like sweet potatoes or not...lol My husband is not a fan of sweet potatoes but he thought they looked good.

MindiV
05-21-2009, 11:56 AM
My husband likes sweet potatoes...but not with a meal. We went to a steakhouse and he had a baked sweet potato with the meal, and it just wasn't right to him. I've never really tried it...

beerab
05-21-2009, 12:18 PM
I have no idea... Today is day 1 of actually tracking what i eat on average a day. So far it's a very small breakfast and no wonder I am always hungry less than an hour later! It's only 386 calories I am eating! According to Go Ask Alice! it says between 350 and 500 and if I have to eat as much as the calculations say I should be on the upper part of that, not the lower... I'm about to figure out what I am having for lunch now... I'm so glad tomorrow is Thursday (I get my weekly grocery money from my payee) so I can get more food. I don't have much left... Well, I'll see what I end up with today... I'm gonna try and eat before I think so I get better results and not try and modify what I eat so I know what I have been eating before today if that makes any sense...

P.S. Sorry if this is a bit off-topic... But thanks for the help since I was wondering that as well... Haven't seen the show but saw someone mentioning this...

I suggest calculating what you USED to eat in a day- I'm guessing that number exceeded over 3000 calories. When I wanted to lose weight I found out I was eating 2300-2500 calories a day.

My trainer used to take very large clients as well, he had a man that was 350 lbs and was eating 1400 calories a day and not losing an ounce- he told that man to switch up to 2500 a day and the weight started coming up. Everytime he lost like 10-20 lbs they would recalculate and lower the calorie count.

So take what you used to eat on an average day (and be honest with yourself) then see if eating that 2200 calories a day really is going to be a lot less than you used to it- if it's not, try 1500-1800 a day, I think that's a good amount for most people.

Lucky Charms
05-27-2009, 02:21 PM
I made the mashed potatoes with cauliflower for dinner and my boyfriend LOVED them. They were really creamy and while I could taste a hint of cauliflower, my BF did not notice it at all.

I too think their calorie equation is a bit wonky. There is no way I could be happy with 1400 calories/day. I do like how they help you realize just how many calories you can mindlessly eat in a day and not realize it. Just knowing the calorie count of a food can help reduce my craving for it.

teensie3
05-28-2009, 03:58 AM
I just wanted to say that I tried the recipe for their Mango-Glazed Salmon the other night and it was AWESOME! It was really delicious. My husband enjoyed it as well but thought it was a little heavy on the ginger. That was probably my fault because I didn't really measure it very closely and because I didn't strain it out like the recipe calls for - I just grated it into the sauce rather than chop it. But it was still really, really good. I give it two thumbs up!