"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2005, 12:25 AM   #31
Master Chef
Michael in FtW's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 6,592
Guess I should have gone on to say that a balanced diet isn't just one meal aday, huh buckytom? One meal a day will cause the "primative" metabolism to kick in and be just as bad as a diet that deprives the body of one essential "something" - just as you described. All I can remember from the research project I was involved with was that there were 3 meals a day and 3 snacks ... the majority of the calories were in the morning and early afternoon ... I haven't seen my books/notes since XW and I divorced about 25 years ago.

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain
Michael in FtW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 08:31 AM   #32
Chef Extraordinaire
buckytom's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 19,620
lol michael. i was sure you knew, but i just added it as an fyi (and i got to make a joke using "plateus" ).

i like the term primitive metabolism. i am extremely guilty of triggering mine. i enjoy eating so much that rather than eat a rushed meal or snack, i wait until all work is done for the day so i can sit down, slow down, and savor my meal. then, i don't want to have to get up and do anything afterwards but relax. i should move to europe.

buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 09:04 AM   #33
Master Chef
Constance's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
Everytime I get my tummy full, I have to take a nap! That's why I don't eat breakfast...I just munch a few soda crackers with my morning pills. Then I have a light lunch...usually soup...and take a nap. I save my big meal for supper, about 8:00, and am usually in bed by 9:00.

By the way, has anyone suggested popcorn as a light snack? I love to put a good movie in the DVD player and fix a bag of popcorn.
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 03:55 PM   #34
Head Chef
kyles's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 1,181
Send a message via MSN to kyles
I've started eating 5 mini meals a day, spreading my calories out over the day. Now that I am weight training my previously slow as a wet fortnight metabolism is whizzing along, and I feel hungry often, but eating regular little meals is helping, and a side effect is I don't need to snack!

Blueberries and strawberries are my current favourite snack food. I am still amazed that a punnet of blueberries has 40 calories, and tenth of my favourite chocolate bar, and tastes nicer, and has nutritional value, unlike the chocolate bar!!!
kyles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2005, 04:26 PM   #35
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Cape Cod,Ma.
Posts: 7
Wow!! Pita Chips

I heard of tortilla chip but never pita chips,That a wonderful subsitute. I'm always looking for new ideas for healthy snacks while watching television. Thanks CookingGal
Cooking Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2005, 04:17 PM   #36
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 7
Send a message via AIM to shannon_ball1126 Send a message via MSN to shannon_ball1126

Originally Posted by SierraCook
I snack on lots of veggies. I avoid fruits because of the sugar content. I have never been that fond of fruits anyway. Nuts are a great snack, if you eat them in the proper portions. I usually measure out mine in a ziploc bag.

When losing weight make sure you drink lots of water. Also, exercise portion control. Most of us eat way more than we should. It is ok to be hungry and to not totally clean your plate.

Good Luck!!

Do fruit really have that much sugar?? So, would eating veggies or fruit be better?? Or just a bit of both, moderation??

Is the US really the fatest country in the world??

shannon_ball1126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2005, 04:25 PM   #37
Executive Chef
Bangbang's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 3,150
Eat 2 pounds of bacon a day.....nothing else.....for 30 days. You should loose 30 pounds.
You are not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
Bangbang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2005, 05:18 PM   #38
Executive Chef
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,684
Peppers eat peppers!!!!! The Hotter the better!!!!


You can try one, just one unsalted potato chip as a snack, hehehehe.
Have you had your habanero pepper today????
The hotter the pepper, the better the pepper!!!
kleenex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2005, 06:51 PM   #39
Executive Chef
Bangbang's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 3,150
Peppers stuffed and wrapped in bacon.
You are not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
Bangbang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2005, 11:34 AM   #40
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 16
On of my favorite snacks when I just have to have something sweet is No Pudge Brownies. Its a mix called No Pudge Fudge Brownie Mix. Its fat free and 90 calories for a 2" square brownie. You can even make individual servings in the microwave. Just mix 2 tablespoons of mix with 1 tablespoon of fat free vanilla yogurt and microwave for 1 minute. Its delicious!

jtluvsjl is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

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

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.