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Hey there,

Luckily there is a small deli right by where I work that has salads for only $3.99. Whenever I want to buy a lunch, I usually go there rather than the Subway next door. I do feel like with a Subway sandwich, most of it is bread! The salads at the small deli do have some items that would need to be removed for some, but overall does have a good amount of greens (although it's mostly the lighter iceberg lettuce) and tomato, with a choice of either turkey and ham or chicken. I am sure their meats do have a lot of sodium in them though, but I guess this is a better option than many other places!

I am a big tomato eater and love to snack on them! They are probably my favorite fruit, although I do like sweet berries very much as well.

You mentioned that you eat mostly raw foods- if you have a few minutes, can you write to us what a typical day of meals looks like? I'd be curious to see and learn! Unfortunately I find that many vegetables do not agree with my stomach, so I feel like I have slim pickings. I eat what I can and especially eat lots of leafy greens, and I enjoy them since you can prepare them so many ways.

Also, how do you deal with eating away from home, such as when a guest serves you food? I have had MANY times this year when I am away for a full week for work travel with no access to a car to go anywhere to buy my own food at the grocery store. My food options were eating at a college campus! The food was unhealthy and did not even taste good. If I'm going to eat unhealthy, I want to at least enjoy it! :jester: I also have found myself being invited over to a guest's house for dinner, and of course, most people eat things far worse than I eat, and I'm nowhere near your level of eating right. I'll admit that I'm not that strict an eater and have much to learn, but compared to the average person, I realize I do have some very good habits and can be a bit picky to stick with them! I've found myself avoiding social events JUST because of this, because the main focus is the food, and I can't just sit there and feel rude about it.

What I think is unfair is that I've had a lot of people almost pick on me about my eating habits, and others being pushy to try to get me to eat what I don't want to eat. It's a bit ridiculous. I've had people look at me like I'm an idiot if I don't want to go to McDonalds and ask if we can make another trip to pick up another food (when I'm traveling with others and don't have my own vehicle to travel).... and it's especially hard when it's my own boss :o

I'm always interested in learning tips others have on this! Even if I'm not eating perfectly, I like to do my best and find what works for my body!
[QUOTE=tUrRrRa;4318520]I am a big tomato eater and love to snack on them! They are probably my favorite fruit, although I do like sweet berries very much as well.[/QUOTE]

I forgot to mention lemons and limes. They are non-sweet fruits too that are good for salads.


[QUOTE]You mentioned that you eat mostly raw foods- if you have a few minutes, can you write to us what a typical day of meals looks like? I'd be curious to see and learn! Unfortunately I find that many vegetables do not agree with my stomach, so I feel like I have slim pickings. I eat what I can and especially eat lots of leafy greens, and I enjoy them since you can prepare them so many ways.[/QUOTE]

Every day is somewhat different because I'm making it up as I go along. In other words, I'm still learning and adjusting to this new regimen. It often depends on what I feel like eating and what vegetables I have on hand. Some mornings I have a combination of raw and cooked vegetables but this morning I made a big salad. It was enough to fill a big salad bowl.

Here are the ingredients:

Celery (1 medium stalk)

Cucumber (about 1/2 cup)

Radish (1 small)

Avocado (about 1/2 cup)

Chinese cabage (1 small leaf cut up)

Romaine lettuce (2 medium)

Tomato (1/2)

Yellow squash (small amount)

Lemon juice (just a little)

Chopped nuts (less than 1/4 cup)

I enjoyed the salad and then had one ounce of wild salmon and one omega-3 egg.

When I first got up I had a 1/2 orange and a sliver of cantaloupe. Then I started my breakfast after doing some yard work for about a 1/2 hour.

Lunch: I had a combination of cooked and raw vegetables.

Raw came first: carrot/ cauliflower/ romaine

Cooked: Brussels sprouts/ broccoli/ green peas with garlic and green onion in tomato sauce.

Protein: I then cooked 1.25 lb. of turkey breast (99% fat free). This I cooked in my stainless steel frying pan but I didn't fry it in oil. I added about one ounce of water and cooked it with the lid on. Additional water comes out of the meat when it starts cooking. After it was cooked I ate a small portion that might have been about 3 ounces? (I divide it up into portions before cooking.)

Dinner tonight will hopefully be something a little different as I need the variety. It's very challenging to keep coming up with new ideas. ;-)


[QUOTE]Also, how do you deal with eating away from home, such as when a guest serves you food?[/QUOTE]

Everyone I know is used to the idea that I try to eat healthy so it's not a problem for me.


[QUOTE] I've found myself avoiding social events JUST because of this, because the main focus is the food, and I can't just sit there and feel rude about it.[/QUOTE]

That sounds like me. In my community there are a lot of ice cream socials, fund raising events where they have all the spagetti you can eat or a pancake breakfast. There are clubs that serve coffee and cake or donuts. I stay away from all of them. But there are other activities that don't focus on food.


[QUOTE]What I think is unfair is that I've had a lot of people almost pick on me about my eating habits, and others being pushy to try to get me to eat what I don't want to eat. It's a bit ridiculous. I've had people look at me like I'm an idiot if I don't want to go to McDonalds and ask if we can make another trip to pick up another food (when I'm traveling with others and don't have my own vehicle to travel).... and it's especially hard when it's my own boss :o[/quote]

That is unfair. They need to be more considerate.





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