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Pizza or Salad?

Pizza or Salad?

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Karen@WaistingTime

    I admit it – I pretty much only eat veggies because I have too:(
    Karen@WaistingTime recently posted..I Don’t Want to Work; I Just Want to Bang on My Blog All Day

    1. Lisa Eirene

      REALLY?! I’m so surprised at how many people are saying that!

  2. Sarah

    Ever since you introduced me to Cronometer, I’ve been thinking more about the value food I put into my body. So I’d probably choose them both because the salad is filled with micronutrients!

    I’ve been noticing that watching all my vitamins and minerals (particularly iron, copper and vitamin K) is rewarding me with better performance in my training. It’s a great positive reinforcement!
    Sarah recently posted..Weekly Weigh-In and Musings: 3/9/12

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That makes me so happy! I love hearing that you SEE positive changes after just a few weeks of doing it. That really inspires me to pay closer attention to my food for the vitamins and minerals part of it. What foods have you started eating that gave you the biggest change?

      1. Sarah

        Kale! It has iron, vitamin K and copper. It also gives me a weekly use for my food dehydrator that I bought last year and have hardly used. I love that I only need to eat 1/8th a serving of my kale chips recipe to reap big rewards too.
        Sarah recently posted..Weekly Weigh-In and Musings: 3/9/12

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That’s awesome. We discovered kale too and we both liked it a lot. It’s something I’m going to keep eating too. Haven’t tried kale chips yet.

  3. Jill

    When I first stared my journey- I restricted food. I only ate healthy food because I HAD to. Now- I prefer the healthier foods. I crave them. I will allow myself any food now. I just have to be careful with certain trigger foods. I agree with you! Salad AND pizza!!!
    Jill recently posted..The 3 P’s

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Jill, me too! While I’ve always been a big salad girl no matter what size I was, I find that I crave healthier foods now too. My body just feels better when I eat them. As you may know, pizza was one of my trigger foods that I couldn’t stop eating once I started. I have come SO FAR since then so that I can now eat two slices and stop. That’s huge.

  4. Lori

    I kind of eat veggies because I should. I do like broccoli, but pretty much all other veggies are just for diet variety and nutrition. I often choose fruit for my dinner ‘dessert’ because I really like it! I hate it when people say I am being “good” for doing that. It’s just what I want. I certainly do eat cupcakes or other sweet things, but I tend not to eat them every day and leave them as treats. That works best for me.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m surprised that you eat veggies because you have to. You’re so diligent about having a balance on your plate, I just assumed it was because you liked it. I’m with you on the fruit. I once had someone at work ask me if I was on a diet because I was having an orange for my snack. Um, no, I always eat fruit for my snacks…….!

  5. Karen P

    Salad. I don’t eat pizza b/c I cannot stop once I start. It took a while but I finally figured out that wheat triggers me just as bad as sugar does. Doesn’t matter if it’s a slice of pizza or a handful of jelly beans.

    Salad all the way, but I’ll want some good veggies and meat to go with, maybe a little bit of cheese once and a while, too. Oil and vinegar unless I’ve read the label on the dressing.

    Power to the portion control group of people. I wish I were, but I’m not, so now I know. It’s all good. 🙂
    Karen P recently posted..Goal 40 weeks and the first 3 weeks of transition

    1. Lisa Eirene

      There is nothing wrong with that, Karen! You KNOW you need that extra strength by not eating it. That’s really strong and smart of you!

  6. Raeesa

    When I switched to cleaner eating, I didn’t exactly love it. But I learned to like it. It took a while for my taste receptors to re-calibrate, but that clean feeling that isn’t heavy after you finished eating, I love it now.

    I like fruit & veggies and there are tons of way one can add flavor if it’s still lacking. And there are no foods on my “bad list” so long as I stick to the plan 20/21 meals a week. I allow myself one cheat meal per week, either food or dessert. I can’t resist comfort food forever, so that’s my compromise.
    Raeesa recently posted..Heavy

    1. Lisa Eirene

      There was definitely a transition period for me too. When I first started trying to lose weight, I had hunger issues and things didn’t TASTE good like they used to. I also hated diet soda. But once I got used to it, my palate changed and that became my norm. Now, when I eat really fattening food, I can’t eat as much of it. Smaller bites and portions because it’s so rich.

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