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Old 08-12-2014, 01:10 PM   #256
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I forgot to share a recipe that I bookmarked that looked awesome!

Baked Zucchini Rolls
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:12 PM   #257
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I found a way to use my pureed squash cubes! Lol Shrimp and roasted corn chowder

I'm sure even with turkey bacon and whole milk this recipe is probably high in calories, but I tossed a couple cubes of the squash puree in for extra veggies. It was super yummy!
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:10 PM   #258
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Ooh, that looks awesome! I'll tell you that when a recipe calls for cream, especially a soup, I'll add evaporated skim milk instead.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:28 PM   #259
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Hi Everyone,

This thread caught my eye when it was linked over on the calorie counting thread. The first post where Larry adds green beans to Progresso soup is something I have been doing for quite sometime for lunches at work. I didn't know there was a diet plan for adding volume to food - and think it's great!

I'm a young senior - married in Minnesota. Would love to read and share recipes with all of you. I have lost 25 pounds and try to stay between 1300-1400 calories a day.

This website gave me the name LowDown when I forgot my former username here. I post sometimes on another website under the name Redeemed if anyone knows me from low carb places on the net. Now I pretty much eat "lowered" carb with calorie control as my main focus. The turkey hotdish looks really good.

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Old 08-28-2014, 11:48 PM   #260
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Welcome, Lowdown! I also didn't have any idea that there was any name for the style of eating that I adopted 6+ years ago for my family. As I read and browsed, it seemed that volumetrics described it exactly! Most of us can be described as low carb (I've been low carb in the past, gluten free for over a year, and grain free for the past few months) just by necessity.

I hope you read through our thread and join in! So many recipes have been shared so far.

Congrats on your loss so far!
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:33 AM   #261
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Thanks Munchy!

I count my calories from midnight to midnight because I work nights. Around 1350 calories for today. I have a personal goal to go one full month on plan for September. I usually stay on plan for over a week and then slip a day and get back on plan. That's why my progress has been so slow.

B: sugarfree/low fat blueberry cake (made with fresh blueberries) and coffee (150)
S: 1 plum (30)
L: my version of shepherds pie: 96/4% hamburger/onions/98% fat free cream of mushroom soup topped with mashed potato/cauliflower,1 T B & B butter (about 550) (will sleep from noon to 4 pm )
S: SF/LF blueberry cake and coffee (150)
9 PM: cheese sandwich on light bread, 2 dill pickles coffee (160)
S: 1 plum (30)
Midnight: Progresso Lite Beef Pot Roast Soup with green beans (150)
S: 2 peaches before 6 AM. (100)
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:20 PM   #262
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I have a suggestion for the shep pie - when you saute your ground beef, add in finely chopped mushroom (I use a food processor) and you can't detect it at all, but you get a lot more bang for your calorie buck.

I also do this with beef burgers, or anything that requires ground beef. I like to mix 1lb ground beef:1lb mushrooms.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:28 PM   #263
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Yes. Actually I did add the mushrooms at the last minute. Next time, I plan on using diakon radish and potato. The diakon is very low in calories. Using a T of lupin flour thickens up the diakon when it's mashed.
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:20 PM   #264
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Ugh, I've gained a few lbs and I'm sitting at 130! UUUUUGGGHHH

I'm on my grind now, just need to find a little bit of time to cook some make-ahead dinners. I've had a work project that has been ongoing for quite a while, leaving me without much prep-time.

I did make some crockpot chili, zucchini turkey meatballs, marinara, and a few kinds of soup, but I need freezer microwaveable one-pot evening meals (stew, more chili, etc). This weekend is kind of busy - my daughter's birthday and an 80th birthday party for family, but I'm going to try to at least make two soups, a chili, and a stew.

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Old 09-12-2014, 10:11 AM   #265
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Ok, I actually weighed myself instead of going by feeling and I'm 129.4. That's way out of my comfort zone. I have a big family party coming up in November and the last thing I want to hear is that I look chubs. I hope to lose 9lbs by that time.

Yesterday and today's plans:

Sept 11, 2014
B: Hot tea w/lemon and agave (30), 2 eggs over-easy (140) = 170
S: Strawberries (50) = 50
L: 1 cup spicy tomato soup (118) = 118
S: Baby carrots/cherry tomato (50) w/ light ranch (80) = 130
D: Ground chicken burger (180), 1T ketchup, 1T mayo (55), 2% cheese (50), lettuce (2) = 287
S: Ground chicken burger patty (180), picamas (5) = 185
TOTAL: 940

Sept 12, 2014
B: Hot tea w/lemon and agave (30), 2 eggs over-easy (140) = 170
S: Apple (60) = 60
L: 1 cup white bean broccoli soup (159) = 159
S: Baby carrots/cherry tomato (50) w/ light ranch (80) = 130
D: 2 tilapia tacos (185) with lettuce, jalapeno, cilantro (10), spicy tartar sauce (75) = 270
S: 3T Popcorn (130) = 130
TOTAL: 919
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:50 PM   #266
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munchy _ the tilapia tacos sound good. I made a big taco salad today that was quite filling and good. Tomorrow I want to make potato soup using almond milk with two 110 calorie potatos per serving.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:04 PM   #267
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Lowdown, they're so easy too! It's a 15 minute meal from start to finish. I got home and my better half was grilling sriracha/thyme marinated chicken and had put together two salads for us (and a plate of tomato salad and corn for the little one), so I didn't end up eating the tacos. I'm going to have to have them soon! Last night we all had zucchini noodles, turkey/zucchini meatballs, and marinara (the latter two from my freezer)

I posted the recipe earlier in the thread and also included a pic HERE

I don't feel like cooking today, so I'm using my freezer meals - this time of year is tiring!

Sept 17, 2014
B: Hot tea w/lemon and agave (30), 2 eggs over-easy (140) = 170
S: Apple (60), pineapple (30) = 90
L: 1 cup buffalo chicken soup (203) = 203
S: Baby carrots/cherry tomato (50) w/ light ranch (80) = 130
D: Turkey pumpkin chili (280), cilantro, scallion, jalapeno (5) = 285
S: Popcorn (130) = 130
TOTAL: 1008

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Old 09-17-2014, 04:09 PM   #268
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Sometimes I make this Baked potato soup for the family, but it's hard because my daughter and I will eat it, but my fiance can't eat cauliflower due to his IBS.

It freezes very well, though, and sometimes I keep a baggie of toppings so I can take it on the go.
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:59 AM   #269
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Talking new to Volumetrics

Wow, glad to find this thread, and hopefully there will be more activity here. I did post on the exercise thread, got 25 views, but no reply. Disappointing...but maybe someone will reply tomorrow. :O)

I've been following a "volumetrics-based" weight loss program for 7 weeks with good success, considering I'm in my early 60s and considered morbidly obese. Yeah, got a few other health issues just as part of the aging process. Eleven yrs ago, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, so far, controlled by diet only--no meds like metformin or insulin. I've been avoiding "white foods" like bread, pasta, even rice and brown rice and such, because they raise my blood glucose so much 2 hours after eating! I'm hoping that as I lose weight, I'll be a bit more flexible with some of the foods--like bread for a sandwich, that won't cause a huge rise in my blood sugar!

I write down everything I eat in my food diary pages, but have not figured out my calories per day yet. I'm just thrilled to be losing at my age!

I haven't had a chance to go back and read the other 17 pages of posts on this Volumetrics Followers thread, but will do so!

Just wanted to say Hey, Hi, Howdy!

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Old 09-21-2014, 10:14 PM   #270
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HI JO, - Looks like you have a well thought out plan. I hope you have success reaching goal.

I'm going to try my hand at making Filipino Pancit, using extra cabbage (cole slaw mix) and see how it turns out. A friend gave me the rice noodles and seasoning packet. I'll just use a little less noodles and oil to get the calories down. I think I'll use boneless, skinless chicken breast instead of pork.

We had taco salad the other night with extra lettuce. Very good and filling. I use 96/4 hamburger for 140 calories for 4 ounces.

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