SBD Frequently Asked Questions - Is Chili bad?

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08-17-2011, 10:06 AM
Ok I probably shouldn't be freaking out....

However. I have haven't lost any weight since Friday and today I was actually UP A WHOLE LB!!! And that is after working out every day. And yesterday walked back and forth in the mall (suit shopping for hubs) for HOURS. My feet hurt so bad.

The only other thing I did was on Sunday I make a huge batch of chili that we have been eating for dinners. Was this a mistake?

08-17-2011, 10:11 AM
Chili can be on plan, depending how you make it. But while SBD isn't about counting calories, some chili versions are pretty high in calories and sodium. Don't forget.... weight loss is not linear, even when you are doing everything right:) Ups and downs are normal.

08-17-2011, 11:25 AM
Also, you say you have been working out a lot. Could you be building muscle? How do your clothes fit? Are you drinking enough water? And it's true, ups and downs are very normal. As long as the scale goes doesn't continue to go up (and if you are staying OP and working out, it shouldn't) then you are doing great and just keep it up!

08-17-2011, 11:31 AM
I think Chili is fabulous! Actually when I saw this thread I thought I am definitely making chili today! lol

If you just started working out it could be that!
If you used all canned beans/tomatoes it could be the sodium
a lb can mean a lot of things, most likely water weight. My weight has fluctuated up to 9lbs in one day! Insane.but true.

Keep with it. The lb will go away. I don't think its your chili...
However, if you used any kind of a mix I would recommend next time making your own seasonings. I do my own just basically using chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, a pinch of cumin, pinch of chipotle, cayenne and whatever else I am in the mood for :) but the staples are the first 3 for sure!

08-17-2011, 10:48 PM
Rinsing your beans will help lower sodium levels. Love chili on SB & eat it often. Agree that weight loss is a constant up & down. Stick with the plan. It works!

08-18-2011, 10:44 AM
from this thread to my DW's ears! I make chicken burgers for myself but she wanted CHILI!

I use 93% lean ground beef, an onion diced fine, garlic, a can of crushed tomatoes, my own spices (Mexican chili powder, paprika, cayenne), a can of beans, rinsed (this time around was pinto), simmer...

It's what I have for lunch in fact. Make sure you drink plenty of water though as canned items usually have sodium!

08-25-2011, 05:48 PM
I use ground turkey in my chili, and put beans and veggies in it. There isn't much in it off plan, except a little ketchup and a tiny amount of sugar(for the tomatoes) but, I just eliminate the ketchup, and add a tiny bit of truvia instead. Still delicious and on plan! I'd love to add corn but, that's for future phases...

08-27-2011, 07:28 PM
Thanks guys. Things seem to have kicked back into gear. A few days with no workouts....prob just gave my body a break.... :)

08-30-2011, 08:39 PM
I made turkey chili tonight for dinner. It was so good!
My basic recipe
Ground beef or Turkey
1 large bell pepper
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
1 can each of black beans and white beans drained & rinsed
2 cans kidney beans drained & rinsed
1 28 oz can tomato sauce
1 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
chili powder
black pepper
edit: Habanero, (I forgot this ingredient, most important imo lol)

08-31-2011, 07:52 AM
FYI - I copied Wendy's a bit...if they can add celery, why can't I? So, I add a chopped pepper, a couple stalks of celery, and the typical onion. More veggies per serving! (and the normal rest of ingred)

08-31-2011, 10:01 AM
I've eaten wendy's chili many times and I noticed it had celery in it but I never thought about adding it to my own. It's going in next time.

OH I cant believe I forgot the most important ingredient. I like my chili hot, I put minced habanero in it too. :)

08-31-2011, 10:39 AM
I LOVE celery in my chili, but if dh is eating it I can't put chopped onions or celery in there... oy. So most times I pan steam them and then just take a couple servigs out for him before adding them to the rest! I figure I am the one who eats most of the leftovers anyway!

08-31-2011, 10:46 AM
I lost a bulk of my 95 pounds eating chili! I think it's a great choice. Really fills the cravings for burgers/fast food for me, believe it or not.

09-01-2011, 05:08 PM
I had chili today for lunch out and it had pumpkin and was awesome (though I think phase 2?)

09-01-2011, 05:47 PM
Chili sounds good to me too! I have got to make some, so I can have some quick lunches or suppers.

09-01-2011, 10:52 PM
We had turkey chili again tonight. It's left over from Tuesday, I think leftover chili is always better tasting! I've always eaten it with saltine crackers so it's a bit of an adjustment eating it without them. But I put some cheese on top and it turned all gooey. Oh it was good!

04-25-2012, 11:47 PM
Chili is also amazing with a dollop of LF sour cream on top, I've discovered.

04-27-2012, 09:15 AM
I see this was an old thread but being able to have chili on SB is great! I make it once every 2 weeks, a huge pot, and freeze it to take to work (and then have my boss critique it, lol)

At home, I'll have it with a Laughing Cow wedge, cut up into about 5 or 6 pieces. Little nuggets of deliciousness throughout the bowl :D

I did invest in a large bottle of Beano :o and it surely does the trick.

04-27-2012, 09:21 AM
I'm putting chili in the crockpot right now. Love the laughing cow idea Holly, will definitely try that for dinner!