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Old 04-27-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Maintainers' Menus: daily food intake

One of the things I enjoy about reading the Maintainers' Sub-forum is that there are so many ways to be a successful maintainer, and wonderful variety in what folks eat. I have yet to read of any two maintainers being on the same food plan.

Perhaps it would be of use to others to see what Maintainers eat.

If you would like to post what you eat on any day, it might be a help or inspiration to others.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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Today's food for me:

Tea w/ hwc and pastured butter
B: Veal brains cooked in pastured butter with lemon balm and black pepper.
L: Beef bacon and liver with fresh chives, cooked in pastured butter and coconut oil, with black pepper. Decaf coffee w/ hwc.
S: HB egg yolks, with brie, and yoghurt made from cream.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:04 AM   #3
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Today .. 1950 calories, 52 net carbs
(typical .. although I am on a cheddar kick this week)

Breakfast:
chocolate coconut bark with pecans and protein powder
coffee and 1% milk

Morning snack:
peanut butter and whey protein powder

Lunch:
fried daikon radish patties (daikon, egg, carbquik, olive oil, cheddar)
chocolate coconut bark with pecans and protein powder
coffee and 1% milk

Afternoon Snack:
flax muffin (no egg recipe)
2T whip cream or sf jam
herbal tea

Dinner:
Fried cabbage, cheddar, and butter
chocolate coconut bark with pecans and protein powder
herbal tea
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:32 AM   #4
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TaDA, how much bark do you eat in a day? I started getting cravings for sweets after adding it to my daily food. I've since taken out the sweetener & added peanut butter. Still working on losing the weight.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:11 AM   #5
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Well ... can't speak for what I will eat for today yet but here is what I had yesterday

Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled in butter with a small sausage patty and 2 small slices of bacon

Lunch: protein drink (I still like them )

Snack: a bit of Pistachio nuts

Dinner: Beef fajita's served on romaine lettuce "tortilla's" with a dab of sour cream and spicy salsa

Snack: Glass of red wine

My carb count has drifted up from a net of 10 carbs to closer to 20-25 a day. I just couldn't get enough calories in otherwise to stop losing weight. But things seem to have reached a nice equalibrium now and I am stay real close to 175 pounds nearly every day.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:00 AM   #6
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Thanks for your posts. It is lovely to see the great variety of our menus.

Food for me today:

B: Tea w/ cream, HB yolks, diluted cream to drink.
L: Grass-fed beef burger, raw celery root.
S: Veal brains and brie, with fresh herbs and black pepper.

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Old 04-28-2011, 08:16 AM   #7
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5:00am 2.5 c coffee, HWC
6:30 8oz plain full fat yogurt
9:00 2T chia soaked in water, 2T coconut oil w/ peanut butter, bit of cocoa mixed in, 3/4 apple
10:00 2 small slices flax bread, 2 oz cheese, bit of green onion, 8oz almond milk
1:30pm 2/3c Greek yogurt
4:00pm quiche, mixed roasted veg, coleslaw w/ sour cream dressing
8:00pm 2/3c Greek yogurt

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Old 04-28-2011, 10:17 AM   #8
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Heidi ... Three 1-oz pieces (has pecans, coconut shreds and whey protein powder in it too). I also have a flax muffin. I have never had a problem with lc sweets and cravings .. also I haven't had sugar in 8 years..

When I was losing weight particular foods could trigger problems .. like peanuts for example .. now I find it is not the food being around, or me eating it in small quantity, but rather my emotions at a particular time and then I will binge on anything.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:18 AM   #9
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I think I'm addicted to erythritol, the only good tasting sugar alternative I have found. I have googled it & can find no problems w/ it as far as safety. I have to really watch myself to use only moderate amounts. If I bake something w/ it I immediately freeze a portion & that seems to help. I am going to work on getting in back in my bark & still stay in control.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:32 AM   #10
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Today's food:

Tea w/ cream
B: Wild salmon w/ fresh chives and black pepper, cooked in pasture butter and co.
L: Beef bacon and beef liver, with fresh chives and lemon balm, black pepper. Fresh lemon juice in water.
S: HB yolks and brie
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:45 AM   #11
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Yesterday was ...

Breatfast: 2 eggs scrambled in butter with bacon and sausage on the side (I have this most every morning since I was a kid!)

Lunch: Roasted chicken (the kind you buy from the Costco) (~1/4 of it)

Dinner: 3 hotdogs with halvarti cheese on them served in a romaine lettuce "bun" with mustard

Snack: Couple of MG64 beers

I like to use romaine lettuce as my substitute for bread / tortillas. It has a natural long and curved shape. As a matter of fact, I will likely make some taco meat tonight and use romaine as the taco shell with sliced avocado and some sour cream on top. Combine that with sugar free margurita mix for nice marguritas and I am good to go ... I don't have a sweet tooth; I have an alcohol tooth
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.. I don't have a sweet tooth; I have an alcohol tooth [/QUOTE]

Exactly my situation.

My meals are pretty much the same every day.

Breakfast: 3 egg yolks scrambled in 1 Tbsp coconut oil, shredded cheese
mixed in. 2 pieces bacon.

Lunch: 3-4 oz braunschweiger with either 1.5 oz mixed nuts or 4 oz HWC.

Dinner is various meat, often 73-27 groung beef. Occassionally I'll add a green veg.

Average is about 1900 calories. 10-20 carbs.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:47 AM   #13
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I've been enjoying reading here. Am maintaining on JUDDD. Today is an Up Day.

B: blueberry 80 cal yogurt w/1/4 cup of fresh blueberries added
oatmeal: 1/4 cup oats, 2 t brown sugar, 1 slim pat butter
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk, unsweetened
1 egg, over easy
2 mugs coffee w/half & half
L: 4 oz salad of baby spinach & romaine lettuce, mixed, w/walnut chunks &
dried cranberries, 4 oz chicken breast meat, and s/f raspberry vinaigrette
1 cup chicken consomme
4 oz. pared apple w/1 oz sharp cheddar cheese
big glass of iced tea
S: 3 oz. steamed yams
1 c green bean pieces
2 tilapia fillet, broiled, w/lemon pepper & dried parsley & lemon juice
3 oz cabbage slaw mix w/dressing of lite mayo & half & half
water/w Ocean Spray s/f drink mix

****** says about 1,315 calories and 90 carbs
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:54 AM   #14
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JUDDD Down Day today.

B: 2 mugs of coffee w/4 tbsp half & half
L: vegetable beef soup plus additional beef broth - 18 oz. total
salad- lettuce, tomato, can of tuna, 2 tbsp lite Italian dressing
S: omlette scramble- 1 egg, 4 egg whites, 2 oz fresh spinach
Late Evening: 1 slice 40 cal bread (split in two) w/1 tbsp peanut butter mixed
w/2 tbsp Walden Farms 0 cal peanut butter

****** says 688 calories and 36 carbs
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:48 AM   #15
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I'm enjoying seeing all the variety in this thread.

Today's food:

Assam tea w/ half-and-half
B: Beef bacon and egg yolks w/ green onions and black pepper
L: Roast beef from crock pot, cooked with green onions and celery, dab of butter and black pepper. Fresh lemon juice in water.
S: same as lunch, perhaps a bit of brie or sour cream w/ unsw. coconut
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I like seeing the variety of menus.

Here's my day.
B: coffee with half and half
L: a handfull of almonds and a hard boiled egg
D: (my main meal of the day) a huge dinner salad with lettuces, onions, mushroom, cheese and dressing. Then grilled salmon with grilled green onions, green beans with garlic, tomato slices, red wine.
Dessert: (not every day, mind you) sugar free whipped cream with dark chocolate and just a few more almonds


1587 calories, 41 carbs in ******
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:03 AM   #17
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Primada, how nice to have you post here.

B: Tea w/ half-and-half. Roast beef w/ celery and green onions. Piece of cheddar cheese.
L: Beef bacon and egg yolks w/ cheddar. Raw turnip slices. Water w/ fresh lemon juice.
S: Haven't decided yet.

Happy May Day wishes!
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:17 AM   #18
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For today it will be:
coffee w/ hwc
yogurt, chia pudding
sardines, 2 slices of lc bread
fried chicken breast, roasted mixed veg, coleslaw
red wine
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Wow. This place is hoppin' now!

LOL I love having a place to post and keep track of my menus where I can feel free to post my diet at the levels and foods I'm eating now.

Reading the menus that others share is so interesting, and gives me some ideas for meals that sound interesting for my future grocery list and menus too.

Today, May 1st, is a JUDDD Up Day for me.
Planned menu:

B: 1/4 C blueberries in 80-cal blueberry yogurt
1 40-cal bread, toasted and split into two slices, w/butter & low sugar
black currant fruit spread
2 eggs, scrambled
3 mugs coffee w/half & half
L: shirataki noodle "bruschetta" with olive oil, chopped tomato, green onion,
fresh garlic clove, black olive slices, and chopped fresh spinach, parsley,
and Italian spices
2 glasses iced tea
S: 8 oz roasted chicken, meat
1 C green beans
4 oz Brussels sprouts
Ocean Spray s/f drink mix
ES: (evening snack) -- blender milkshake
Carb Countdown choc milk, unsweetened choc & vanilla almond milks,
unsweetened cocoa powder, s/f choc syrup & ice

****** says 1,567 calories and 70 net carbs

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OK, I have to add a few items.
After breakfast I had 1 small piece of coconut bark.
Prior to starting dinner preps I had 2/3c Greek yogurt.
After dinner we split a 2 minute pound cake 3 ways, topped w/ whipped cream.
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B: 2 pc. beef bacon, scrambled egg..1 high fiber wheat toast w/ butter decaf hot tea
L: 2 oz cheese slices sharp with turkey slices in between dipped in mayo and must
S: dried edamame snack
D: Chicken salad ranch dressing
red wine
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:22 PM   #22
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Today's food:

Tea w/ half-and-half
B: Wild salmon w/ fresh chives and black pepper, braised with pastured butter
L: LO salmon, and crock pot roast beef w/ green onions, celery and black pepper
S: perhaps beef bacon, green onions and egg yolks

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Another typical day for me ...

B: Eggs scrambled with butter and bacon with a patty of sausage
L: Mixed green salad with some grilled chicken breast and a low cal dressing
D: Steak and a small hunk of aged cheese
S: Glass of red wine and some pistachio nuts

About 20 -25 net carbs
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coffee w/ hwc
yogurt, chia pudding, 1/2 apple, 1 oz bark before treadmill
Brunch: 2 slices flax bread, 2 oz cheese, milk (out of almond milk)
Greek yogurt
Dinner: Spinach frittata, roasted eggplant & squash, cole slaw
yogurt
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decaf tea
2 flaxmeal blueberry muffins w/ butter

l: 1/2 pc pizza quiche


d: 1pc. pizza quiche salad w/dressing
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I'm enjoying reading everyone's menus.

Today's food:

Tea w/ half-and-half
B: Roast beef stew
L: same, also tea w/ lemon juice
D: Beef bacon, cheddar cheese, chives, egg yolks. Raw turnip.
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Ok the pizza quiche is delish!
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coffee hwc, yogurt
chia pudding, bark, 1/2 apple
B:3 slices lax bread, 1 oz cheese, almond milk, peanut butter
Greek yogurt
pumpkin soup, spinach frittata, cauliflower, mushrooms, dirty rice(leftover from hi carb days)
yogurt

Pizza quiche sounds good! Can you post recipe?

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B:Hot decaf tea 2 oz sharp cheddar...1 oz of sliced turkey
S: smal handful of nuts 1 orange

L> bunless burger salad

d: salad and pizza quiche
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Yesterday's food:

Tea w/ bit of instant milk and dab of butter. (No cream in the larder.)
B: Roast beef stew
L: Cheddar cheese, raw turnip slices, water w/ fresh lemon juice
S: Roast beef, plain yoghurt w/ unsw. coconut flakes
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