Thanks! Awesome reply. Alot of this is stuff that I kind of figured out last night after looking through the FAQ stickies on this board. (insert sheepish grin) But it's so nice to have someone verify it. Also my friend, who is super into nutrition and health, said the exact same thing about my breakfast and I can't wait to tell her because she is one of those "I don't like diets, so I don't like sbd" people! But she is 25, a runner and pretty much probably burns calories when she sneezes.
I can skip the eggs (because I worry about cholesterol at my age anyway) and have oatmeal instead. I will also try to skip the cottage cheese if I can and use that instead of a cheese stick. I have fallen in love with the taste of cottage cheese now. I used to hate it. It's funny how that happens!
I'm not eating alot of fatty meat, but...idk, I will watch that. It's really hard when you are also cooking for a husband (well, he doesn't need the fatty meat either) and two slightly underweight teenage boys!
No more blue cheese dressing.
Too many nuts? Well, if I have peanuts with a cheese stick, I generally don't have peanut butter.
Too many beans? I only have a handful in my salad because much more than that.....well, that is just not fair to my students.
Is a cup of chick peas to much? I can start putting a smaller amount in my salad instead. I was eating the beans to avoid the headaches that I got on phase 1 last time. I can cut back if I add in some other carbs like oatmeal.
Speaking of oatmeal...I really want to have that in the morning because I have been eating eggs in some style almost every day for like 3 years. Sick of them. But oatmeal generally doesn't fill me up and also super sad that sbd has still not yet come up with an instant variety of oatmeal. Has anyone found an oatmeal that is ok? Quaker instant Weight Control oatmeal has no added sugar in the ingredients list and has only 1 gram of sugar, also 29 carbs. 3 g of fat.
Water weight for sore muscles, thanks! They are a tiny bit sore. I know that I work out strenuously for me and I feel it in my muscles, but I don't usually have sore muscles the next day. I never have, no matter how hard I might use them. shrug.