3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Food > Food Talk And Fabulous Finds

Food Talk And Fabulous Finds Recipes, Healthy Cooking, and General Food Topics

What are your thoughts on quinoa?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-28-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
queenie91's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouv
Posts: 108

Height: 5'5"

Default What are your thoughts on quinoa?

I enjoy eating quinoa and I've always believed it is something that promotes weight loss but I today a friend told me if I'm trying to lose weight it isn't ideal.
Any thoughts?
__________________


queenie91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 02:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Munchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,804

S/C/G: 133.4/124/115

Default

If you are eating grains and aren't carb sensitive, quinoa is a great choice. It is comparable to rice in calories, but is a complete protein. If you are carb sensitive, then it obviously won't be a good choice for you.

Here is a link about the benefits Rice vs. quinoa
Munchy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 02:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
BettyBooty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 369

S/C/G: see ticker

Height: 5'4"

Default

I always thought it tasted like dirt, no matter the preparation, but I have never heard that it slowed weight loss.
__________________
Setback city

First 10% goal (180):
Next 10% goal (162):
Next & final 10% goal (145):
BettyBooty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 10:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
ringmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,321

S/C/G: 198/155/140

Height: 5'9"

Default

The first brand of quinoa I bought had the dirty taste to it. Then I didn't try it again for a couple of years. I guess it's grown in popularity since then, more brands, I tried a different brand and it doesn't have that dirty taste. I use Bob's Red Mill. (this would be an item to check reviews on amazon, some brands aren't washed, are gritty, dirty taste).

Now I eat it more often. It's pretty cheap and versatile, not as cheap as rice but the extra nutrition makes it worth it. I always keep some on hand for emergency cheap meals. As the article posted above, it has more fiber and protein. It is also considered a seed, not a true grain. I read the little curls on it also help to "clean you out".

Last edited by ringmaster : 01-28-2014 at 10:50 PM.
ringmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 10:54 PM   #5
Food and Wine Lover
 
Chardonnay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 312

S/C/G: Goal Weight: 125

Height: 5'3"

Default

I found it was an acquired taste, but it's one grain (or is it a seed?)...anyway, it's one that doesn't leave me bloated like rice and wheat. As with any carb, it's high in calories, but I like it now and eat it every week or so.
Chardonnay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 11:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,349

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

I love it, but I find it easy to overeat (like most grains and other high carb foods).

I have cut out eheat and have cut back on grains, but I do eat some. Quinoa is one my favorites, but I make only a couple servings at a time, so I can't binge on it. Or I throw a liitle bit in soups and stews.

I am carb sensitive and also tend to "abuse" carbs, like others might abuse drugs or alcohol.
__________________
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 09:08 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Munchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,804

S/C/G: 133.4/124/115

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ringmaster View Post
The first brand of quinoa I bought had the dirty taste to it. Then I didn't try it again for a couple of years. I guess it's grown in popularity since then, more brands, I tried a different brand and it doesn't have that dirty taste. I use Bob's Red Mill. (this would be an item to check reviews on amazon, some brands aren't washed, are gritty, dirty taste).
I always rinse it a lot to rid the saponin - I think most quinoa sold in the US is already processed to clean it off, but if you don't rinse thoroughly yourself, it can end up tasting like dish soap!
Munchy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2014, 01:23 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
queenie91's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouv
Posts: 108

Height: 5'5"

Default

Cool. Lots of great info. I do like the taste and I boil it up with llwsalt chicken broth and it tastes quite good. I guess everything is okay in moderation so I'm happy to go with that
__________________


queenie91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 08:27 PM   #9
*Shakes fist at regain*
 
crispin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: U.S.
Posts: 375

S/C/G: 150ish/ 114 / 109

Height: 5'

Talking

I love saying the word but haven't eaten the food yet.
crispin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 08:29 PM   #10
Trying to be in the 160s
 
IanG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 4,533

S/C/G: See my siggy ;)

Height: 5'8"

Default

It gets stuck between my teeth. I moved on to cous cous (tastier) and ended up with steelcut oats (for breakfast).
__________________

Running because of Diana
Believing because of Sue
Elvis lives!
Getting fashion advice from Sum
ReillyJ and Carpediem saved my knees!
Don't believe the hype. EAT MORE FISH.
If the bar ain't bendin', you're just pretendin'!
IanG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2014, 07:46 AM   #11
Member
 
thisisart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: NYC
Posts: 38

S/C/G: 205/T/150

Height: 5'9"

Default

Love quinoa! But like kaplods, I find it is easy to overeat. I throw some onto my salads to add some good nutty flavor.
thisisart is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts..... sunray077 100 lb. Club 55 03-16-2011 02:20 AM
So what am I doing wrong? Take a peek please ~lookin for lean~ Weight Loss Support 49 09-04-2005 09:28 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2