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Old 02-09-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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Bagel and 2 cups of yogurt question

Could someone tell me why they would eat a bagel and 2 cups of yogurt everyday for lunch? Is this alright for losing weight? Are they getting proper nutrition with it? I prefer salad and some slices of cheese w/cracker. When reading a magazine in the doctor's office, one nurse stated that she had problem with weight and wanted to lose some. She said instead of any diet she cut back her eating of special desserts and drank water. She also exercised more consciously and this together helped her lose the weight. Being too thin is not healthy either. People are pressed for time and want everything now. The body doesn't gain weight fast and you cannot make itt go away fast. Moderation is key in life with everything. I have to reaffirm this all the time which takes time to think of it. Moderation is key. Appreciate your thoughts.

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Old 02-09-2006, 03:51 PM   #2
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Could someone tell me why they would eat a bagel and 2 cups of yogurt everyday for lunch?
Because they like yogurt? I normally eat a cup every night before bedtime. It's very nutritious and it helps me sleep.
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:46 PM   #3
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Do you believe that this should be regular lunch everyday? I feel some kind of piece of fruit or vegetable should be included? Maybe I feel having variety is important in how one lives. Not something so consistent that you will not find out until later date. Granted watching weight is good thing but the right food has to be considered. Jus t curious what others thought about this kind of diet. Thanks
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I am a creature of habit - in addition to eating too large of a lunch interfers with my dinner - usually monday through thursday i eat a bagel (if not fresh, toasted with real butter), a dannon fruit on the bottom yogurt, blueberry or cherry, and whatever fresh fruit i have - usually cantaloup, honeydew, pears, plums, nectarines, peaches - our season has alot to do with it. Like I said, I try to eat a lighter lunch cuz I usually eat a bigger dinner - I know this isn't the healthiest thing. Friday is market day, so I usually pick up some fresh bread with cheese and meat - a real treat! Weekends is anyone's guess. I agree that moderation is best, but I'm like a 2 year old = creature of habit, same thing every day!
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:19 PM   #5
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Well, then I stand corrected! If you do the same thing must be okay. YOu sound like you have never experienced any bad things if you do on regular basis. About the only thing I do regularly is oatmeal. Maybe someone will tell me t hat isn't good too often too. I feel you have good routine going for you knowing th at you should eat some veggie or fruit when you can. This person I know goes to MacDonald's and other fast places which make me wonder why do this only for lunch everyday? It would drive me wild to look forward to bagel and yogurt. As long as you find it satisfying why should I complain. Thank you and I wish you cont inued discipline with your eating habits. Not too mnay of us could stick to it. Like I said I would really feel in someway cheated considering all the meals I prepare everyday for this crew.
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Believe me, no discipline - I am just a creature of habit. I guess I should mention that I eat some type of candy every day, too! I have a terrible sweet tooth. Oatmeal is good - I think having it every day is a good thing, at least that is what I heard. Enjoy eating - I think everything in moderation is the best rule to live by, except wine of course!
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Do you believe that this should be regular lunch everyday? I feel some kind of piece of fruit or vegetable should be included?
You're asking the wrong person about variety in the lunch menu. From 7th grade until I graduatd from high school 5 years later, I ate the exact same lunch Monday through Thursday, (2 chopped ham sandwiches on white bread with miracle whip, a Hostess snack cake, and a quart of milk), and the same lunch every Friday (two tuna salad sandwiches on white bread, a Hostess snack cake, and a quart of milk).

My mother also cooked the exact same supper every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for as long as I can remember. Friday had some change-ups, but only two or three. I haven't lived there in almost 25 years now, but when called my father last week, and he said they were about to sit down for supper, I asked "pork chops and beans, right? He responded "How did you know?" Hey, it was Monday!
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I am a creature of habit - in addition to eating too large of a lunch interfers with my dinner - usually monday through thursday i eat a bagel (if not fresh, toasted with real butter), a dannon fruit on the bottom yogurt, blueberry or cherry, and whatever fresh fruit i have - usually cantaloup, honeydew, pears, plums, nectarines, peaches - our season has alot to do with it. Like I said, I try to eat a lighter lunch...
I hate to burst your bubble, but that isn't really a "light lunch." An average bagel runs about 400 calories and is the equivelent of about 3-4 servings of grain/bread products. If you are eating it toasted w/ butter it will be roughly 500 calories. Add in your yogurt and piece of fruit and you've got a lunch of about 770-800 calories.

If you truly want to have a healthy lunch you can keep having your yogurt and fruit, but instead of a whole bagel, try one of those mini bagels or only eat 1/2 of a whole bagel.

Anyway, its up to you what you do, but i just wanted to make you aware that your "light lunch" isnt as light as you might think! (also you may want to try to get some protein w/ your lunch.. you get a little from the yogurt, but not much!)
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Thank you for the info Grumblebee - Unfortunately, I am aware of the calories in the bagel - but I am addicted to them! I have even made my own!

I guess what I should have said was a "less filling" lunch rather than "light" lunch. I tend to get too full when I eat soup, salad, or a sandwich. I usually don't eat breakfast either, so this is sort of a brunch for me.

On a side note, I have heard that it takes roughly 7 glasses of water to digest a bagel - and I drink no where near that. I don't know if that is true or not, would be interesting to hear comments on that.

Grumbleblee, thanks for looking out for me - I appreciate your comments. Maybe an english muffin would be better?
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Thank you for the info Grumblebee - Unfortunately, I am aware of the calories in the bagel - but I am addicted to them! I have even made my own!

I guess what I should have said was a "less filling" lunch rather than "light" lunch. I tend to get too full when I eat soup, salad, or a sandwich. I usually don't eat breakfast either, so this is sort of a brunch for me.

On a side note, I have heard that it takes roughly 7 glasses of water to digest a bagel - and I drink no where near that. I don't know if that is true or not, would be interesting to hear comments on that.

Grumbleblee, thanks for looking out for me - I appreciate your comments. Maybe an english muffin would be better?
Hehe.. it's the nutritionist/dietician in me that occasionally shows up in some of my posts! I hope I didnt sound too "know-it-all-ish." (i have to bite my tongue sometimes in this forum as I always want to talk nutrition facts! hehe)

An english muffin would be a much better choice than a bagel. (in my opinion) Your average english muffin is roughly 160 calories... which is a lot better than 500! If you paired that with a protein source (maybe a smear of cheese spread or a bit of tuna and light mayo) you'd have a very well rounded lunch.
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