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Old 11-03-2009, 09:08
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hi guys
im not here yet, only on day 2 of 18 for refeed.. but had some questions re maintenance:

do you find you can have tuna in oil? or tuna in lite oil?
can you use a little olive oil in your salad dressing?
if i have a soy latte, is it a carb or a protein? or just "milk"?
are lentils + chickpeas counted as carbs?
is turnip a starchy veg like carrots + beans?
MOST IMPORTANTLY: HOW DO YOU FIND YOUR BODY REACTS TO AVOCADO?

i know i have a while until i need to know the answers to these, but any ideas?

also, in maintenance guidelines it mentions dark chocolate mousse as a dessert option. i found a good recipe online, here are the ingredients, i found it at http://www.cuisine.com.au/recipe/qui...summer_berries

250g dark chocolate (chopped)
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
200ml pouring cream (lightly whipped)
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 x 150ml dishes
1 punnet blueberries
1 punnet raspberries
1 punnet strawberries (halved)

with or without the berries (probably without hehe) would that be a good recipe, and how much are you allowed? a few tablespoons? a small bowl? i'm not sure..
do many of you have dessert often? im really so excited for a piece of club dark chocolate!! heaven! and in winter, you melt it in with some soy milk, cocoa and a bit of brown sugar and its an amazing hot chocolate!

anyway enough drooling.. back to the business of refeed.. just getting a little ahead of myself here..........
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:13
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Hope_ful, once you reach maintenance, there are no rules as to quantities or types like there were on the program. You can literally have whatever you want whenever you want. That being said, however, take babysteps and walk softly, slowly. See how your body reacts to certain foods, have the desserts only occasionally and in moderation. Basically, follow the maintenance guidelines and you'll be fine. If you snack, do it on protein, not sugar or carbs. Listen to your body, don't eat for the sake of eating, but eat to fulfil a physical need. Food is fuel, not a reward.
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thanks mette..
getting a little ahead of myself there!!!
i think i will do as you say, and take it very slowly.. im hoping to stick to how i used to eat, 1 piece of toast for breakfast with a poached egg and tomato, or ricotta on toast, or yoghurt and fruit, a coffee mid morning if im hungry, a tuna + avo salad for lunch, in the arvo ill swap my usual fruit or nuts for fruit WITH cheese or cheese + crackers, and grilled fish with veges for dinner.. i didnt normally eat carbs at night, but i might include some sweet potato or corn.. especially if i want some chocolate!!

thanks mette!! how are you doing in maintenance??
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Old 11-03-2009, 21:41
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Hopeful this thread is making me drool. I think we are all different so we have to find out what works for us. Some can probably tolerate a little more of those things than others. I know my problem is that a little has traditionally led to a little more......and a little more.....etc. I am going to try and do the french women thing and have those delicious foods but in small quantities!
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Old 11-03-2009, 23:22
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hey lou
you're right, im just excited to work out whats best for my body, and to go back to the foods i used to eat, but watch out for hidden fats, oils and keep a check on portion sizes.. oh how i am counting the days until i can go out for breakfast with my boyfriend to my fave cafe! or with some girlfriends for lunch! ah so many dreams..

i read somewhere on the forum that in maintenance bread doesnt count as "carbs", so if someone says not to have carbs the day of or after drinking alcohol, they just mean potatoes, rice, pasta...... but thats weird?!? i just want to check that... also, wraps are "bread" right? i always counted them as carbs like i would bread..... ooh and im excited for a homemade tuna + pesto + avo wrap ..... mm

im making myself hungry. bed time. the sooner i sleep, the sooner i can weigh in on day 3 of refeeed... only 15 to go after tomorrow hehe
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Bread is still carb, hope_ful. If you're doing a reset, the only carb you can have is crisp bread, and even then they recommend only 2 at a time, and with at least 2.5 hours in between.

And yes, wraps are the same as bread, but at least it's in smaller quantities. I find that bread doesn't excite me though. I prefer my crispbreads. Hmm... I wonder if they have something like Saladas in Denmark...?
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im sure they would have something similar in denmark...?? who doesnt love a crispy, salty cracker? hehe

at the moment im relishing eating bread. i wasnt a big bread eater before, maybe one piece of spelt in the morning with a poached egg or avo and tomato.. now im really looking forward to being able to have 2 slices so i can make a cheese toastie!

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