View Full Version : Tired of same old food and only day 6, help!!
08-08-2011, 07:56 PM
Need to get some imagination, have been eating lettuce, canned beans, eggs, carrots, broc, cott cheese, cucum, zuc, br rice till it comes out of my ears, and some fruit. love fruit but it is very limited on this program. no more cremora or splend, love cremora. what to eat????? go to library for cookbooks of some type???? suggestions would be appreciated. : )
08-09-2011, 09:52 AM
Went and found some new food, had to get off my butt, stop whining and look around!!!! found things like summer squash, oat bran, qunioa, flax seed, can veg low salt, some stuff with no sugar added, have to look at recipes online and adapt them, this does require some effort and I have to make some!!!!!! Best wishes to all the FAA folks online today.
08-09-2011, 01:23 PM
FAA has a cookbook with some wonderful recipes. What I like about it is that they are geared toward the suggested FAA food plan, so the recipes will tell you what you're getting: 1 protein, 1 cooked vegetable, etc. You can order it here if you're interested:
Are you following a vegetarian diet (with the addition of eggs)? If you're not, you can add meat into your food plan~ things like chicken, turkey, steak, etc. Having more protein choices is helpful, most have found.
Here's something you can do with your summer squash:
Steam the summer squash and mix it with cannned diced tomatoes. Hunt's has nice diced tomatoes. Be sure not to get stewed tomatoes, they have sugar in them. Add some oregano and sea salt. You can also put zucchini or green beans in with diced tomatoes.
Healthy wishes, nevertoolate~
08-09-2011, 03:14 PM
Sounds great, thanks step3.
08-09-2011, 04:22 PM
As I started to write this I figure part of the problem is I haven't asked for help before, so here I am. Stress gets me into bad places and right now I am at my office and want something sweet. I am hoping to keep myself busy till my client arrives, but don't know what will happen when they leave. I find that sometimes that time is good enough to get past the craving. Ia m new to this plan and really want to find something that will work for me long term. I am tired of feeling so awful in my own skin!!!
08-09-2011, 05:16 PM
Welcome, tofeelbetter, there are a lot of people waiting here to support you. You kind of have to ease into the FAA program, I think and it does take a little planning as far as the food is concerned. Do you have a frig at your office, a microwave? What's great about this food plan is that once you get the sugar/flour/wheat out of your system, I'm only on day 7 FYI but feel better already, you don't have such awful cravings.....learning to deal with emotions, anxiety, stress etc. without sugar takes some getting used to, am still feeling withdrawal symptoms but they are less and less every day. You've come to the right place, that's for sure, keep talking, work it out, don't worry, there is help out here and these people understand what you are feeling. Good luck, tofeelbetter. :)
08-09-2011, 09:49 PM
Thank you Nevertoolate. I realized that I totally messed up and posted in someone elses' thread and that wasn't my intention. I am trying to work out planning my meals better, but am struggling in that area.
08-10-2011, 07:48 PM
I found it very helpful to have a sponsor. It took about 3 weeks of daily phone meetings, listening for people I related to, asking for phone numbers and calling around to find my sponsor. Before I started working with her, I was planning 1 meal at a time. With her guidance I learned to plan my day in advance and report it to her. I learned to plan for emergencies and contingencies. I learned to plan for vacations, bringing 3 days of food packed and prepared in advance and knowing what to shop for, what resources to have in my hotel, etc.
When I came to the program, I thought I knew a lot from all of my reading on nutrition and all my experiences dieting. But I never knew how to take care of myself to the level that this program has given me the tools and support to do. It has made all the difference in the world, getting that support.
Take care--you can do it,
Ora food addict CO
08-10-2011, 10:29 PM
Thank you Ora! I do believe I need to get a sponsor. I don't have any meetings in my area and have not been able to get on a phone call yet. I too hbe read a lot and know what I need to do, just struggle to do it. I appreciate your support very much!!!
08-11-2011, 07:37 PM
I didn't know if you had been on the FAA loop yet, but that is also another tool of our FAA program, where there is a leader who shares a topic or reading, each day for a week, and others are able to share in reponse. I believe there is a link somewhere in the online support as well as on the website. It is a help to use these sources as well as this online support, and/or phone meetings, online meetings, and face to face meetings.
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