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12/15/19 4:22 A

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Hi Tricia, it is so good to see you here!
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I too love cooked vegetables at dinner, as my work lunch is always cold (BLE friendly sandwiches and cucumber sticks, for practicality).
I keep it very simple, my favorites:
Microwaved broccoli: bowl of flowerettes, TBSP of water, cover with a plate, pop into microwave for 3 minutes, remove plate immediately - each piece is perfect, emerald green and crisp.
Or I cut carrots, zucchini, leeks julienne or even smaller, cook for a few minutes on a little oil, add ginger and soy sauce... yum!
I hardly ever eat lettuce, and those rare times are all on hot summer days.


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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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12/14/19 8:40 A

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In my experience and habit, I eat a large salad of greens and any other vegetable for lunch but prefer hot cooked vegetables for dinner. As long as other ingredients are weigh/measured/counted they are all legitimate no matter how they are combined. Some times cooking vegetables and/or soups entail more ingredients making it more difficult to track. Starting simple is key but expanding options was vital to longevity for me. I had to check myself for swaying towards leniency at the beginning then again check myself for rigidity later, which leads me to total rebellion of a program. Still working through the process. The book, website, Sparkers, this team all have valuable info! Best wishes finding your way!

A decision made about how much to weigh is a decision made on how to live. (KANOE) I have decided.


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12/11/19 3:54 P

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Thank you Kriszta!! That's great... there seems to be more flexibility than I first thought. I'm glad, not because I'm given over to major derailments as much as I sometimes have to whip something up. I'll plan, but I can see myself heading to the crisper to get out the corn I thought was in there only to find that I was mistaken... there is no corn. We ate it the day before yesterday! Then I'll have to scramble.
This is great. Thanks for responding. :)

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12/11/19 2:44 P

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@RETROPHILE hi, welcome to the team!
I loved your story how you bought audio book for your mom, and you started to use it!
I too searched the BLE home page FAQ for this, and found 2 responses:
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About salads—what do you put in your salad? Is it all vegetables? Are there different versions of salads?
September 23, 2016 BLE Support
The salad is all vegetables, but there are a zillion combinations for salad ingredients to keep your options fresh and interesting. Try using different bases for the salad, such as arugula, an herb mix, raw broccoli (just dice it fine), or baby spinach. You can julienne raw zucchini and use that as your salad base. You can use no lettuce at all and just make a salad out of cherry tomatoes, red onion, jicama, and cucumbers. Adding shredded carrots to a salad is really delicious. Get creative. Or, if time is a factor and you like eating the same salad every night, develop a routine and stick with it. Either way is fine.


Can I substitute cooked vegetables for the salad at dinner? Does it actually matter whether the vegetables are cooked or raw?
September 23, 2016 BLE Support
Vegetables are vegetables. Salad and/or vegetables, cooked or raw—it doesn’t matter. On the food plan for dinner, you get 6 oz. cooked veggies and 8 oz. of salad. You can combine those and have 14 oz. of any kind of veggies or salad, whether they are cooked or raw.




Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 12/11/2019 (14:46)
Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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12/10/19 2:15 P

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Thank you Marilyn! That makes perfect sense! I will see you in the other group!

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12/9/19 9:34 P

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Here is what I understand by 'salad' on the program.

It says at lunch to have 6 oz of vegetable and at supper 6 oz of vegetable at supper + an 8 oz salad - which could be lettuce plus more vegetables.

From others that I have talked to on the program what they have done it taken the total of the lunch and supper (20 oz) and divided between lunch and supper - then that would give you 10 oz at each and the vegetables could be cooked, raw or in a salad. Make sense.

Also we have a new group called No Sugar No Flour using BLE Guidelines. If you come to my sparkpage you will see it there - come and join us there as the new group is active where this group is pretty much quiet.

Look forward to having you join us at the new and revised group



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12/9/19 6:38 P

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Hello all, I'm new to BLE and Sparkpeople. I have a question regarding the salad at dinner. I realize that the other components are a Protein, a Veggie, and a Fat. BUT... is the salad just salad greens or are we meant to add additional veggies and ingredients to the salad IN ADDITION to the veggies at dinner? It seams that it's just salad greens one would combine the other allowed components into a dinner salad every night but if we can add ingredients to the salad it would become a free-for-all without guidelines.
I have the BLE audio book (not the best format but I intended to look into this for my diabetic mother and ended up signing on myself!) It's possible I fell asleep and missed this info, but it's also hard to find the place where this info would be.
I feel like I have everything else in check (so far) but until the hard copy arrives I'd like to know what to do with the salad at dinner. Please advise. Thanks!

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