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Foods PB2 (powered peanut butter), how do you use it? May 13 2013
03:12 (UTC)

I love to mix it into my greek yogurt with a bit of honey and cinnamon! I'm pretty sure the PB2 brand website has recipes though.

Foods S_U_R_V_E_Y!!!! 20 Healthy for LIFE and the 5 endless treats!!! Jul 11 2012
04:50 (UTC)

Healthy 20:

Chia Seeds
Sugar Snap Peas
Flax Seed
Sweet Potatoes

Unhealthy 5
Caramel Corn
Red Bean Icecream
Soft Pretzles


Foods Sticky My life in **FOOD** a SURVEY Mar 13 2012
06:51 (UTC)
1. How do you like your eggs? Soft poached

2. How do you take your coffee/tea? Black

3. Favorite breakfast food? Muffins

4. Peanut butter, Almond butter, or Nutella? If PB,Smooth or crunchy? Almond Butter

5. What kind of dressing on your salad? Italian

6. Pepsi, Coke, or Sprite? None

7. You’re pressed for time, what do you make? Oatmeal

8. You’re feeling lazy. What do you order in (must choose something)? Japanese. Edamame, Miso Soup, and Nigiri.

9. You're in a cooking mood. What do you make? Probably some sort of baked good for my brother

10. What food reminds you of your childhood? Soup and grilled cheese.

11. What food can you remember hating that you now like? carrots

12. Is there a food that you currently refuse to eat? meat

13. What was your favorite food as a kid? seafood alfredo linguine

14. Favorite restaurant meal? Sushi

15. Favorite junk food? Hello Panda Cookies

16. Food creation that you love and others think is weird? egg whites cooked like a crepe then spreading jam and pb on it and rolling it up. omnom.

17. Favorite dessert? frozen yogurt

18. Food when you're sick? soup

19. Food for celebrating/special occasions? Cake!

20. Frozen/Canned/Pre-made meal? Cant think of any

21. Food you're most confident preparing for guests? some sort of pasta

22. Food you eat most often? (ex. I eat X every single day--which is more than you eat any other food) apples 

23. Fruit you're most likely to eat on a daily basis? apples

24. Veggie you're most likely to eat on a daily basis? (notice i didn't say "favorite") carrots

25. Favorite packaged snack food? kettle corn


Foods The Breakfast Survey Mar 12 2012
03:17 (UTC)
Fill it in with as much or as little detail as you like. Most importantly; ENJOY!

Best bread for toasting: Multi-grain w/ lots of seeds! 
Best toast topping: Sunflower seed butter
How do you have your crumpets: toasted with peanut butter
What do you have with your croissants: toasted with cinnamon and confectioner sugar
How do you like your eggs: poached
Condiment for your eggs: none
Favourite fruit juice: green
Tea or coffee: coffee
Best 'healthy' cereal: Kashi Go Lean Crunch
Best 'kids' cereal: Reece's Peanut Butter Puffs 
Best 'treating myself' cereal: Bowl filled halfway w/ golden grahams, the other half with cheerios.
Best hot cereal: Coconut Oatmeal
Best milk: Almond Milk
What's your most delicious oatmeal recipe: Oatmeal with mashed banana, walnuts, cinnamon, stevia, and a little with of greek yogurt.
Homemade Granola... what would you add: coconut, dried cherries, walnuts, 
What fruit in your breakfast smoothie: Blueberries and banana.
What flavour breakfast muffin: Carrot
What's in your perfect muesli: Don't eat it
Ingredients for a breakfast omelette: red onion, bell pepper, mushroom, feta, shrimp.
What flavour pop tarts: Yuck, no thanks.
You're having a proper english 'fry up' what's in yours: Never had one.
Most hated breakfast item: Pop tarts!
What's your xmas morning breakfast: Eggs and hashbrowns!
What's your most common daily breakfast: Protein Pancakes w/ peanut butter and an apple on the side. 
What's you dream breakfast (calories don't exist here!): everything.
What are we serving with...
Pancakes: 100% Canadian Maple Syrup
French Toast: 100% Canadian Maple Syrup
Waffles: 100% Canadian Maple Syrup


Foods autumn Survey! Oct 26 2011
06:18 (UTC)

1. favorite variety of apple?


2. apples with ___?


 3. favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?

Puree mixed into oatmeal with walnuts and pumpkin pie spices

4. favorite soup? with crackers or bread?

Homemade vegetarian chili without bread or crackers

5. favorite spice to use in your autumn cooking:


7. favorite autumn baked good (muffin, bread, loaf, cookies etc)

Pumpkin scones

8. favorite autumn vegetables and favorite way to eat it?

Butternut squash roasted

9. favorite hot beverage? 


10. favorite seasonal dessert?

Spice cake

11. favorite seasonal holiday?


12. favorite Halloween treat?

Fun sized candy bars

13. Make your perfect trail mix?

Walnuts, pistachios, almonds, macademian, raisin, craisins, cheerios.

13. popcorn flavor/seasoning?

Kettle corn

14. favorite breakfast to have on a chilly autumn morning?

Pumpkin oatmeal

15. Any recipes or foods you'd like to try this season?

I might experiment with pumpkin puree a bit.




Foods how do you like your... Oct 07 2011
04:29 (UTC)

use the title to finish off the sentences words...

1. Eggs?

Easy over on toast w/ a little ketchup

2. Milkshake?

Chocolate hazelnut expresso gelato milkshake from local coffee/gelato shop.

3. Coffee?

Black americano w/ a little cinnamon

4. Sandwiches?

Loaded w/ veggies and sweet onion sauce

5. Pasta?

Not a pasta fan

6. Pizza?

Feta, spinach, red onion, bell peppers, and mushrooms.

7. Bagel?

Sprouted grain w/ strawberry cream cheese

8. Oatmeal?

Almond milk, walnuts. cinnamon, and a diced banana.

9. Cake?

Espresso w/ cream cheese frosting.

10. Fruit Salad?

melons, pineapple, grapes, strawberries, and cherries

11. Yoghurt?

Vanilla greek yogurt with fresh raspberries

12. Ice Cream?

Chapmans Nanaimo Bar frozen yogurt

13. Pancakes?

wholegrain with cinnamon and a bunch of mixed nuts

14. Pop Tarts?

I hate pop tarts.

15. Sushi?

Vegetarian with cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, and avocado.

16. Chocolate bar?

Mr. Big

17. Doughnuts?

Chocolate long john with rainbow sprinkles

18. Nachos?

with 7 layer dip

19. Cookies?

White chocolate macademian

20. Soup?

Homemade chili

21. Roast Dinner?


22. Chips?

dill pickle

23. Hot Chocolate?

With expresso and whipped cream

24. Cheese?


25. Veggies?


26. Tea?

green tea

27. Toast?

Medium brown with hazelnut butter

28. Smores?


29. Wraps?

sprouted grain loaded with veggies

30. Birthday food?

Japanese food and cake of course.

Foods When you were a kid? food survery :) Oct 07 2011
04:15 (UTC)

When you were a kid, what was your favourite...

Fruit? - Oranges

Vegetable? - Sweet corn on the cob

Meat or alternative if vege? - Chicken animal nuggets

Carb? - Cereal

Drink? - Strawberry milk shakes

Sandwhich? - Chedder cheese and tomato

Breakfast cereal? - Cinnamon toast crunch

Breakfast treat? - Eggo waffles

Homemade meal? - My moms seafood linguini

Thing to bake? - Apple Pie

Chocolate bar? - Crispy crunch

Sweet? - Gummy bears

Biscuit? - Walnut and chocolate chip

Thing to order at a resteraunt? - Chicken animal nuggets

Thing to order from a takeaway? - Chinese food

School dinner? - ?

Packed lunch? - Veggie sandwich & oreos

Dessert? - Nanaimo bar

Thing to snack on? - saltine crackers w/ peanutbutter

Resteraunt? - Red Robins

Thing to have at dinner? - Seafood Linguini

At lunch? - Chicken noodle soup w/ a grilled cheese sandwich

Thing that you could make or cook? - eggs

All time favourite food? - Pizza

Young Calorie Counters teen health SURVEY. Aug 20 2011
18:30 (UTC)
Original Post by tonilynmarie:


What's your name?

How old are you?

What grade are you in?


How often do you wash your face?
- Once a day, twice if I'm wearing makeup.

What facial wash do you use?
-Olay Foaming Face Wash

What is your favorite hair product?
-Redken All Soft

How often do you wash your hair?
-Every other day

Do you shower every day?

What is your favorite soap or scrub?
-Dove Go Fresh

Do you use face masks or facial treatments?
- Differin Cream

Have you ever whitened your teeth profesionally or unprofessionally?
- I've used Crest White Strips on multiple ocassions.


Do you feel pressured by media to be:

[* ]slim

[ ]curvy

[ ]over weight

[* ]bigger chested

[ ]smaller chested

[ ]altered by plastic surgery

[ ]tattooed

What is your favorite magazine for hygenic tips?

Which magazine has your favorite health articles/tips?
- Muscle and Fitness: Hers

What is your favorite magazine in general?

What are your feelings on fashion models; should they hire heavier models, keep hiring too skinny models but just let us know that isnt normal, or something else?
-I think by now everyone is well aware that models aren't a realistic size for the average woman to aspire to be. In my opinion designers and leaders in the fashion industry should ensure that the models are being healthy, but that doesn't mean they can't be skinny.

Has a book ever changed your views on weight?
- No

Have you ever gone on a diet supported by media? (ex: south beach diet, atkins diet, jenny craig, weight watchers)

Do you or have you ever used work out tapes?

Does the media give you inspiration to be healthier or make you just feel worse about your weight?
- A bit of both to be honest.


Do you eat the recomended amount of calories for your body weight daily?
-I try to.  Sometimes I'm over, sometimes I'm under.

Do you take a daily vitamin?

Have you ever taken a weight loss medicine?

What is your favorite snack food?

What is your favorite vegetable?
Bell Peppers

What is your favorite fruit?

Do you drink V8 or another drink to get your veggie/fruit servings?
Sometimes I get freshly made organic green juice from the local farmers market.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?
English Toffee

How often do you eat sweets?
Once a week

Would you say that you eat more healthly or unhealthly?
Healthy, but I slip up sometimes.


Do you excersize every day?

Do you excersize more atleast three times a week?

Have you ever worked out on an empty stomach?

What do you eat before/after workouts?
-Before usually something small like a plum. After I typically eat egg whites, a serving of fruit, and some oatmeal.

Has excersize helped you lose weight or gain muscle?

What is your favorite workout?

What is the workout you do most often?

Do you consider calm yoga a workout?
I consider it more as stretching.

Do you get excersize at work or school?


Have you ever lost more than ten pounds?

Have you ever gained more than ten pounds?

Do you like your weight right now?
I would like to lose about 6 pounds, but I'm not unhappy with it.

What is your goal weight?

Are you looking to lose, maintain, or gain weight?

Have you ever drank?
Yes. I'm legal where I live.

Have you ever smoked pot?
Yes, I live in British Columbia. Haha. I didn't like it though.

Have you ever done any drugs?

Do you dye your hair?

Have you ever been in love?

Are your parents divorced?

How long have you been friends with your best friend?
6 years

Does your best friend eat healthy?
NO! He is a piggy, haha. Stupid boys.

Have you ever excersized with your friends or boyfriend?
I have gone for walks, but that's it.

Are you happy in your life?
Not right now, but hopefully I will be soon.

Would you trade your life with any one elses?
No. I may not love my life, but I wouldn't trade my family for anything. I love them more than life.

Who loves you the most?
I think probably my mom or my brother.

Who are three people you look up to?
My mom, my dad, and my brother.

Love Yourself.

The Lounge Anyone on CC into kpop/jpop? Mar 10 2011
00:25 (UTC)

I love 2NE1 and Big Bang! Their music is really good to listen to while doing cardio. I also really like Brown Eyed Girls. I found Ga-In's solo to be so unique and beautiful. I think they are the most talented girl group vocally, I just wish their music showcased their talent better.

Young Calorie Counters Bangin' Body Challenge...By SUMMER 2011!!! Feb 04 2011
03:42 (UTC)

Hey Kittykat, thanks for joining us! I'm a vegetarian too! <3 yay.

OK SO, Yesterday I was really busy and only managed a 30 minutes walk in. I had THE BEST breakfast though. Oatmeal made with soy milk and with almond hazelnut butter mixed in, and a grapefruit on the side. YUM. Today I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown DVD on level 2. Also ate really healthy so I'm feeling good!

I'm not expecting much of a difference on Saturday. Since I'm trying to build muscle I still need to eat at maintenance. It's not so much the weight I care about though, more about the fat percent. Even though my weight is in the ideal range for my height, I'm still so flimsy and squishy, hahha. I don't want to jiggle when I walk around in a bikini! D;

Foods foods of your childhood: Feb 02 2011
06:54 (UTC)

1. Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup w/ soda crackers
2. Chocolate covered granola bars
3. Jumbo Mr. Freezes
4. Soft boiled eggs w/ toast cut into strips for dipping
5. Smiley french fries

Young Calorie Counters Bangin' Body Challenge...By SUMMER 2011!!! Feb 02 2011
03:38 (UTC)

So how was Feb 1st for you guys?

I stretched for about 10 minutes then did 20 minutes intense on the elliptical this morning, I was planning on going 30 but started getting light headed. I think I need to reevaluate my pre-workout snack. :/

Then later on before dinner I did 30 minutes of pilates. It was a video on youtube by the user "blogilates." I did their newest full body workout. I really recommend checking it out!

I ate pretty good too. I'm going to the grocery store tomorrow to stock up on some more fruits and veggies. I think I'm going to try eating a salad for lunch everyday.

So, overall my day was good. I'm feeling kind of sore, so I guess the pilates did it's job, haha.

Young Calorie Counters Growth Spurt? Feb 01 2011
03:41 (UTC)

I recently measured myself because my mom though I looked taller, and although I was 5'5" when I was 17, I am now 5'6" at 18. It's uncommon for girls to grow taller after the age of 16, but not impossible. You might be able to squeeze out an extra inch! Haha. Just make sure you are eating healthy and staying active. Height is determined by genetics, hormones, and nutrition.

Young Calorie Counters Bangin' Body Challenge...By SUMMER 2011!!! Feb 01 2011
00:08 (UTC)

Oh wow, I forgot all about youtube! I love Tara Stiles yoga videos, but I think I'm going to have to hunt down some pilates ones now. Thanks for the tip!

I know what you mean about school getting in the way. Maybe one of the reasons there is a problem with obesity among youth is because we are forced to be sitting and studying most of the day? They need to change that ASAP. Your determination is good though! Just keep thinking about those bikinis! Hahaha.

Young Calorie Counters Bangin' Body Challenge...By SUMMER 2011!!! Jan 31 2011
23:50 (UTC)

I know! and the Victoria secrets models all have insane figures. ENVY, haha.

For the past while I have been doing mostly cardio, like going on the elliptical or walking my dogs. I also do yoga. However, since I want to build muscle I'm going to up the resistance on my elliptical, and start using free weights for strength training. My mom has some fitness DVD's that I'm going to have a look through as well. I used Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred for a while last year and I noticed it toned my arms up, so I might incorporate that into my routine again. My arms are like noodles right now, ahah. I also want to get into pilates!

So yeah, as you can tell I'm still experimenting. I'll let you know when I get a solid routine going though!

Young Calorie Counters Bangin' Body Challenge...By SUMMER 2011!!! Jan 31 2011
22:42 (UTC)

I'm so in! Haha, I've already been looking at bikinis. I'm  ready for summer!

HW: 170lbs
CW: 128lbs
GW: 120lbs

I'm aiming more for getting toned than just losing weight though. Measurements are what I'm really looking at soo..

Bust: 34"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 38"
Thighs: 21"

I'm hoping to slim down my hips (fingers crossed that my bust/waist doesn't get smaller, ha!), but I mostly just care about being squishy.

Since I have lost a lot of weight since I started, feel free to ask me questions. I'm by no means an expert, but I can't tell you what I know from personal experience!

Health & Support Estrogen Levels of a Prepubescent Girls. UH. WHY? Jan 27 2011
03:43 (UTC)

Very doubtful that I have PCOS. I don't suffer from any of the other symptoms.

Health & Support Estrogen Levels of a Prepubescent Girls. UH. WHY? Jan 27 2011
01:59 (UTC)

Not really. I lost about 15lbs between early April to mid July of 2010. I told my doctor about this, but he didn't think it was related.

Foods *sigh*... another food survey??? YES! Jan 26 2011
05:45 (UTC)

Favorite Granola/Energy Bar: None

Favorite Food to go with a Sandwich: Baby carrots

Favorite thing to put on/combine with Peanut-Butter: Bananas

Most childish food you still eat often: Apple sauce

What is your favorite food group: Fruit

If you could eat a pint of any ice-cream and not gain an ounce would you?: Uhh, yeah?

If you opened a restaurant, what type of food would you serve?: Vegetarian!

Favorite type of bean: Black Bean

Favorite type of nut: Almond

Favorite type of cheese: Cream Cheese

Favorite flavor of yogurt: Lemon

Best thing you ate this week: LOL. I had a bunch of extra calories left over so I got 2T of peanut butter and 2T of dark chocolate chips and mushed them together on a plate. YUM.

Worst thing you are this week: A smoothie that was WAY too watery.

Favorite food to order at restaurants: Salad

Favorite fast food/quick-food meal: Starbucks reduced fat banana bread.

Put anything on an ice-cream sundae: Espresso, walnuts, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.

Favorite "Frozen Novelty" (Icecream sandwich, bars, ect...): So Delicious Coconut Icecream Bar

Best thing you could possibly eat later today if you could have anything:

Foods Favorite Food Survey to cure your boredum/curiosity; be Specific please! Jan 26 2011
05:32 (UTC)
Name/Nickname: Avelyn

Age: 17

Calorie Goal: 1800

Favorite Fruit: Blueberries

Favorite Vegetable:  Carrots

Favorite Meat:  Err.. Tofu? haha.

Favorite Dairy: Whipped Cream. :x

Favorite Carb: Fruit!

Favorite Baked Good: Espresso Cupcakes.

Favorite Nut: Almonds

Favorite Frozen Treat: Coconut icecream

Favorite Dinner: Stirfry

Favorite Guilty Pleasure:

Old [Pre-Diet] Favorite Food: Hashbrowns loaded w/ egg, cheese, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and (unfortunatly) calories.

Current Favorite Snack:  Popcorn

Favorite Comfort Food:  Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Favorite Herb/Spice: Cinnamon

Favorite Salty Food: Pakora

Favorite Sweet Food: Berries

Favorite Spicy Food: Kimchi

Favorite Warm/Hot Food: Err.. soup?

Favorite Soup: Black Bean Chili

Favorite Sandwich filling: PB & Banana

Favorite Restaurant: Local Japanese place

Favorite Dish at said restaurant: Vegetable roll combo

Favorite Beverage excluding water: Green Tea

Favorite processed food:  Idk, probably Amy's frozen food.

Favorite processed food brand: Amy's Organic

All time favorite food: Berry Salad