Living a healthier lifestyle

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Sifu

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Okay I found this app
On you ipad just type in weight lose the first app with a scale is called "lose it". Awesome app. I am on 1157 calorie a day diet and I honestly don't feel like it is hard. I dont think I am starving myself unless I choose to.

I use these generators a lot to figure out what I can add or take off to make the exact meal I like

A chipotle steak bowl is less than 550 calories. You can create one you like with this generator so you know what you can have even before you get to chipotle
Chipotle Nutrition Facts Calculator 2.0 - How healthy is your Chipotle?


This one is for subway. I can have a 550 calorie flatbread sub and be so full.
Subway Nutrition Calculator - Calories, Nutrition Facts, Allergy


At the end of the day if you put in your weight and stay with this plan the app generates you can lose whatever weight you need in the period of time set. My plan is to lose just 2lbs a week. It says I will reach my goal by the 30th of october.

After you reach your goal you can put yourself on a maintenance plan. The thing I realized after doing this for the last three weeks is that I am simply eating the way we were brought up to eat in Nigeria. Three meals a day and no snacking in between unless its fruits or fresh squeezed oranges. The occassional chocolate and even that can easily be worked into my 1157 calories

The other thing that helps me is lean cuisine. I have a whole bunch of them in the freezer. I hardly ever eat what my boys eat and I have learned that when I eat the foods I cook I am always off on my calculations. I still dont overeat but I suspect that I eat a little more calories that I need when I guess for example how many calories are in a ladle of groundnut soup or the smoked turkey I get from the african market. I will still eat this if I had a great week where I did not use up my calories everyday. I can afford to go a little over on a sunday.

It is truly easy and you find that it is not life altering at all. Your life goes on as usual. Also the App is free so that's a plus.

My ex also introduced me to something he calles H2Orange. His boss lost 160lbs on it. I am not quite as radical as they are but if you are dashing ouut in the morning H2Orange helps. His boss replaced 2 meals with this. Not me. I don't think it is healthy to do so.
What is H2Orange? LOL
For me I put a quarter cup orange juice and then fill up my 32oz jug with water. Even if I get hungry while on the road I drink it and it helps with the feeling of emptiness. Before it would have been 4 cups of coffee before 2pm on an empty stomach.
Also I only sweeten with truvia. Don't know why I ever did it any differently.


There is no perfect way to live a healthier life but little changes help. I have defintely cut back on caffeine, I buy most of my fruit organic, I rarely eat fried foods. I save that for my thai food. I even had the lady at the thai restaurant make mine specially. She was kind enough to let me know the quantities of all the major ingredients and we tweaked mine specially. So whenever I stop by we make it my way. It costs her less too so she is happy to.

If anyone has little things they do or they discovered that can help let me know.
 

kaymax

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My only challenge is food, I exercise, but I can't seem to control what I eat. I'm a carb addict which makes it worse, and I eat at night. I have yet to see rice that I can pass up or amala and ewedu.
 

Abike

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This is why I like you jere :D
My only challenge is food, I exercise, but I can't seem to control what I eat. I'm a carb addict which makes it worse, and I eat at night. I have yet to see rice that I can pass up or amala and ewedu.
 

Sifu

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LMAO @ Kaymax. I feel your pain o jare though I am not really into the swallow food group. Rice though is something that if I start it I just keep craving it agian. It is just never enough. When they make zero calorie rice I will be the happiest woman on earth. You know too that there is nothing compared to a slow cooked stew with fried goat meat, fried fish, smoked turkey with the oil floatingon top of the stew. Abi is it egusi soup with the huge melon balls that you can just bite into. Chai. Look how I have totally sumersaulted my eating healthy thread LOL
 

kaymax

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This is why I like you jere :D
LOL, my sister don't like me, na real problem. I mean last week, I must have had Amala like 5 times and rice the rest of the time. I had pepper soup and Suyaa couple of times thinking that'll help with the carb intake, with all the fat in the goat pepper soup, it was a lost cause. I blame my parents for being Nigerians and raising me on this stuff, but I guess it's better than eating all the junk here, I'd really be a balloon. BTW, I love the 'jere', isn't that ijesha or ekiti? I know we say that in ekiti land instead of jare. Girl, you're too much.

LMAO @ Kaymax. I feel your pain o jare though I am not really into the swallow food group. Rice though is something that if I start it I just keep craving it agian. It is just never enough. When they make zero calorie rice I will be the happiest woman on earth. You know too that there is nothing compared to a slow cooked stew with fried goat meat, fried fish, smoked turkey with the oil floatingon top of the stew. Abi is it egusi soup with the huge melon balls that you can just bite into. Chai. Look how I have totally sumersaulted my eating healthy thread LOL
YOu know you may think you're joking but carb addiction is a REAL addition, like drugs or alcohol ( I have to believe that so everyone leave me alone). I tried that brown rice crap a few times, imagine fried fish stew with brown rice, just not the same. My friend I even eat my rice with egunsi, the other day, I fried my soup, I don't know the english word for when you fry your stew for your rice, but I 'din ata' and added iru, spinach, and collard with crayfish, ponmoh (sp?), and fried tilapia. I must have eaten 3 cups of rice!! it's a real addition, folks, no joke.
 

Sifu

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LOL, my sister don't like me, na real problem. I mean last week, I must have had Amala like 5 times and rice the rest of the time. I had pepper soup and Suyaa couple of times thinking that'll help with the carb intake, with all the fat in the goat pepper soup, it was a lost cause. I blame my parents for being Nigerians and raising me on this stuff, but I guess it's better than eating all the junk here, I'd really be a balloon. BTW, I love the 'jere', isn't that ijesha or ekiti? I know we say that in ekiti land instead of jare. Girl, you're too much.



YOu know you may think you're joking but carb addiction is a REAL addition, like drugs or alcohol ( I have to believe that so everyone leave me alone). I tried that brown rice crap a few times, imagine fried fish stew with brown rice, just not the same. My friend I even eat my rice with egunsi, the other day, I fried my soup, I don't know the english word for when you fry your stew for your rice, but I 'din ata' and added iru, spinach, and collard with crayfish, ponmoh (sp?), and fried tilapia. I must have eaten 3 cups of rice!! it's a real addition, folks, no joke.
Is Iru locust bean? You are so right. It is addictive. If the stew is right I could probably finish a whole rice cooker of rice but I couldn't eat that quantity of anything else
 

tunmi

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LOL, my sister don't like me, na real problem. I mean last week, I must have had Amala like 5 times and rice the rest of the time. I had pepper soup and Suyaa couple of times thinking that'll help with the carb intake, with all the fat in the goat pepper soup, it was a lost cause. I blame my parents for being Nigerians and raising me on this stuff, but I guess it's better than eating all the junk here, I'd really be a balloon. BTW, I love the 'jere', isn't that ijesha or ekiti? I know we say that in ekiti land instead of jare. Girl, you're too much.



YOu know you may think you're joking but carb addiction is a REAL addition, like drugs or alcohol ( I have to believe that so everyone leave me alone). I tried that brown rice crap a few times, imagine fried fish stew with brown rice, just not the same. My friend I even eat my rice with egunsi, the other day, I fried my soup, I don't know the english word for when you fry your stew for your rice, but I 'din ata' and added iru, spinach, and collard with crayfish, ponmoh (sp?), and fried tilapia. I must have eaten 3 cups of rice!! it's a real addition, folks, no joke.
See wetin una don do na, na jejely I for don sleep but no na by force by fire make I come hia and come see this. Now my stomach dey cry "arise o compatriots"

Seriously though, this did make me hungry. How do you make "ata dindin" I can never get it right. oh and suya and pepper soup, how do you make those? Thank you.
 

kaymax

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See wetin una don do na, na jejely I for don sleep but no na by force by fire make I come hia and come see this. Now my stomach dey cry "arise o compatriots"

Seriously though, this did make me hungry. How do you make "ata dindin" I can never get it right. oh and suya and pepper soup, how do you make those? Thank you.
I'll have to tell you how I make mine. I send you my info in PM. all are very easy and quick/

Laughing my entire yansh off at Sifu and Kaymax
LOL

Is Iru locust bean? You are so right. It is addictive. If the stew is right I could probably finish a whole rice cooker of rice but I couldn't eat that quantity of anything else
Yes, it just stinks like crazy but very good. I finish a 6 cup rice cooker in a day, for breakfast and snack. I am Adickamated, big time!!!
 

Sifu

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We call it ugba. Smells but nothing else like it. I do not even bother with the dawadawa they sell in powder form. The fermented process is what gives it the unique taste so if I get it from Nigeria I am good. Don't care if I get any other spices.
 

kaymax

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We call it ugba. Smells but nothing else like it. I do not even bother with the dawadawa they sell in powder form. The fermented process is what gives it the unique taste so if I get it from Nigeria I am good. Don't care if I get any other spices.
yes, you must be Igbo then? My friend, you have not had iru until you have 'iru oyo'. I get mine from ibadan or Ogbomosho when I go home, the best, flavorful, no 'stones', and sometimes my mom makes it herself and brings me a whole bunch when she comes, stick them in your deep freezer and take out as needed. I was so into that stuff when I was pregnant, I put it in milkshake one day!! I'm sure I wouldn't eat it now, but it was good then.
 

Abike

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SAY what????????????????????? :shock:shock:shock:shock
yes, you must be Igbo then? My friend, you have not had iru until you have 'iru oyo'. I get mine from ibadan or Ogbomosho when I go home, the best, flavorful, no 'stones', and sometimes my mom makes it herself and brings me a whole bunch when she comes, stick them in your deep freezer and take out as needed. I was so into that stuff when I was pregnant, I put it in milkshake one day!! I'm sure I wouldn't eat it now, but it was good then.
 

Sifu

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yes, you must be Igbo then? My friend, you have not had iru until you have 'iru oyo'. I get mine from ibadan or Ogbomosho when I go home, the best, flavorful, no 'stones', and sometimes my mom makes it herself and brings me a whole bunch when she comes, stick them in your deep freezer and take out as needed. I was so into that stuff when I was pregnant, I put it in milkshake one day!! I'm sure I wouldn't eat it now, but it was good then.
Igbos don't call iru ugba. They have something else they call ugba. My moms igbo. My dad is etsako. Maybe you will have to hook me up when you get some. As for ugba in your milkshake you know well. Only you. Pregnancy is not an excuse for that LMAO.
 
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