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If You Didn't Care- What Would You Have For Lunch Today?

I'm one of those people who REALLY has to watch every single calorie. Too much and the scale (and my body) doesn't forgive. But sometimes, I like to think about what I would eat if I just didn't care. So, I'd love to hear what would be on the menu today if you didn't give any thought to health, weight or eating right!

For me-
a giant chicken Chipotle burrito, with extra cheese. And a package of freshly made peanut butter cookies with chocolate drizzled over the top that I would sit and munch all afternoon. And if I could stomach it, a chocolate chip scone!

Wed. Mar 8, 9:13am

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if it didnt matter and it didn't affect my body...i would go for a burger and fries from burger king! i dont even know the last time i had fast food. Then, i think i'd want a M&M blizzard from DQ! Wouldn't it be nice to eat this stuff without the awful affects?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 9:18 AM

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Homemade spaghetti with Olive Garden salad - no onions - Papa Johns breadsticks with cheese sauce and a huge slice of Key Lime Pie.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 9:27 AM

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If it didn't matter

I would have some big, juciy buffalo wings drenched in sauce with french fries all loaded with ranch dressing..and maybe some cold stone ice cream for dessert.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 9:28 AM

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Tofu fries from Bombers Burrito Bar in Albany. Sounds gross, I know, but its divine...french fries topped with cheddar cheese, rice, and bbq tofu. My absolute favorite!

Then to Debbie's Kitchen for the best brownies in the world!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 9:29 AM

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Seared ahi tuna (rare) over a bed of spring greens and fresh fruit with poppy seed dressing; fresh baked croissant; some decadent cream-filled cake for dessert

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 9:34 AM

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This all sounds gross. Mind you, I like my splurges now and again, but it's this thinking that got us all here in the first place, no?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 9:35 AM

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Party pooper. We're only human! Just because we can't have these things (or choose not to because of the calories) doesn't mean we don't like or want them.

I'd have pepperoni pizza with extra cheese, homemade brownies, and birch beer soda.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 9:45 AM

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A big, gooey, hot brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, topped with hot chocolate and carmel sauce, topped with whipped cream, topped with nuts and a cherry!

Also--a mapple nut scone and frapp. from Sbucks. And some french fries.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 10:10 AM

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If only...

A huge slice of cheesy pizza with lots of Donair Sauce, and Dairy Queen for dessert...and a Boston Cream donut if I have room :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 10:15 AM

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Either a gyro and fries, or a big piece of Sbarro pizza. Just thinking about what's actually around me...

Or an order of pasta from the cafeteria with some sort of cream sauce and extra cheese and sundried tomatoes.

And a Mountain Dew, a 20oz bottle.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 10:24 AM

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I'd start off with brie cheese warmed with butter and garlic powder and dip bread in to it. Then I would move on to pizza. Followed by a big piece of white cake with chocolate frosting and moose tracks ice cream. Ahhhh....
(This probably equals my allotted calories for a whole week, LOL)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 10:58 AM

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Any for lunch...

If I could have anything for lunch today I would go to Cold Stone Creamery & get a Founder's Favorite in a gotta have it size. For all those who don't know what this is....A large waffle bowl of sweet cream ice cream that has a browne, hot fudge, caramel & pecans. YUMMY!!!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 11:09 AM

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You can have all these things if you can control your portion size!

A mini cup of ice cream. A smaller slice of gooey pizza. A few buffalo wings.

Calorie-wise in small portions these foods will probably not affect your weight. Now the saturated fats and cholesterol, on the other hand, may not be good for your health, but every once and a while is ok (at least in my books).

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 12:00 PM

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chicken fingers with honey mustard sauce :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 12:20 PM

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Honestly, probably what I have normally have...

I believe in enjoying my food, but in moderation, of course, so I definitely eat what I enjoy! Plus, since I haven't had pizza for a long time, I really don't crave it anymore...
Man, I'm getting old and boring!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 12:31 PM

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oh, god. i can't read anymore. this is cruel.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 12:55 PM

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I just ate, but...

I would have breakfast any time of day or night. Light, fluffy pancakes with syrup, a huge bowl of granola with fruit on top, a slice of french toast, tofu scramble, a banana with peanut butter, apple crisp for "dessert"

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 1:04 PM

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I love breakfast too!!!!!!! A big belgian waffle with lots of strawberries and whipped cream!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 1:11 PM

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dang now im hungry from reading these posts!

i would have an in -n-out burger , animal style fries, and a choclate shake... yummmyyyyyy!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 1:38 PM

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a 12 in steak/cheese/mush/onion sub w extra mayo- a side if bbq wings w/ blue cheese dressing and for dessert an oohie gooie fudge mint marvel sunday with tons of hot fudge. these are what got me into trouble in the first place !! lol

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 2:21 PM

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I would have pasta with vodka sauce. about 12 peices of garlic bread. Salad. 2 cokes. HUGE piece of ricotta cheescake. make that 2. Did I mention a glass of wine?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 2:24 PM

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What a fun little thread--good idea.

I'd french fries w. mayonaisse and ketchup mixed together (totally Dutch, and I walk by them in the station every day), a giant fruit smoothie, and a tall La Trappe Dubbel beer to wash it all down.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 4:35 PM

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Today, Tom Ka Gai, with coconut milk, galangal, and lemon grass.

Tomorrow I could definitely go for string fries with mayonnaise!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 4:37 PM

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I wasn't tempted until I got to the breakfast ideas ... pancakes or french toast with maple syrup ... some of my group-mates post that they have had pancakes from time to time and I think "how"?

now I'm sad, bcause I want pnacakes

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 5:51 PM

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to the above:

I sometimes keep Biquick mix in the house and make like one pancake or two biscuits at a time. It's like 200 calories if you use water and egg substitute. It's tough to measure like 1/8th of the recipe, but Biquick is very forgiving and you can't really get it too wrong.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 7:56 PM

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New Day- New Lunch

Today it's kind of rainy and dreary out, so I would totally go for comfort food. I would get:

veggie lasagna from Cupini's (it's LOADED with cheese!), cheese covered breadsticks with marinara dipping sauce, and a HUGE slice of Cheesecake Factory peanut butter cookie dough chocolate cheesecake with extra whipped cream

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 9:28 AM

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Decadent breakfast foods

Make pancakes with Arrowhead Mills baking mixes - buckwheat, and the mixed whole grain ones are really tasty. I use fat free soy milk, and egg substitute. You could also substitute splenda for the honey that recipe calls for. It calls for 1 tablespoon of oil, and I use walnut oil, but you could probably swap that too.

Then I top them with fresh fruit, sugarfree syrup (tastes EXACTLY like regular syrup) and fat free whipped cream. Delicious, and totally nutritious. We all deserve to eat what we like!! Don't deny yourself when you can easily make a healthier alternative!

And on the french toast front -
Pepperidge farm light whole wheat toast, egg substitute, light vanilla soy milk, vanilla extract , and splenda makes FANTASTIC french toast. Sometimes I add cinnamon too.

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 2:01 PM

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:p======= (that's me drooling)

I want a Venti Carmel Frappicino with extra carmel drizzle, Stuffed Crust Combination Pizza from Pizza Hut, Cosmopolitian, Buffalo Wings with Ranch Dressing, Orange Chinken and Chow Main from Panda Express, Big Fat Cheesy Hamburger, Almond Roca, Snickers Bar, and a Oreo Cookie Milk Shake and Egg Rolls from Jack in the Box.

I wouldn't eat all those things in one day. :p Those are all the things I have craved since I started watching what I eat (January, 4 2006)


Thursday, March 09, 2006, 2:10 PM

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I am the drooling poster from above

I do let myself have one indulgence meal per week. That way I don't think I am going crazy and never getting what I really want. That leads to overeatting a bunch of junk that I don't really need or wanted. I just focus on portion sizes when I do those days. If I get a hamburger I eat half and my husband eats the other half. I will eat really low calories on the days I do my indulgence meal just to make sure I don't hurt myself in the long run. I have been watching what I eat for over 2 months now. I have done my indulgence meal every step of the way (just once a week) and I have lost 22 pounds...averaging 2 pounds a week now. The biggest thing is to plan for it and watch how much you eat. Plus don't let the indulgence meal turn into an indulgence day, weekend, week, etc. Keep it to the one meal and it will be just fine.

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 2:19 PM

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To the pancake poster -

My fiance and I make pancakes about once a weekend. We buy the Bisquick or Betty Crocker or whatever variety that you just need to add water to. To make a batch, you add one cup of the bisquick to 3/4 a cup of water. I think I measured it out and figured that half a batch of pancakes (since we split a batch) is around 250 calories. We often mush up an over-ripe banana, or half of one, into the mix too. Then I figure the pancakes are up to about 300 calories each. It comes out to like 4 pancakes each too! Sometimes we add chocolate chips, like 5 to each pancake or so, so 20 chocolate chips is probably another 50 calories (totally not sure about this number!)

So brunch is 350 calories, plus a cup of coffee. Totally doable in the day's worth of calories! Not doable if you do low-carb though!

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 3:01 PM

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my yummy meal wish

If I didn't care, I'd have homeade mac and cheese with homeade buttery toasted breadcrumbs on top, followed by a Cold Stone chocolate ice cream over an ENORMOUS Reese's PB cup. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Or, instead, I'd have Cold Stone's mint chocolate chip ice cream. mmmmmmmm...
To live, perchance, to dream!
This was fun!

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 6:24 PM

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I'd go to Ruby Tuesday's and get a Strawberry Tallcake Sundae! YUmmy with fresh strawberries!! :-)

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 10:20 PM

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I would have what I did eat. Egg whites "scrambled" on top of my very spicy black bean chili (with lean ground turkey). YUM.

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 11:41 PM

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Fish and chips. I ordered the grilled chicken, but I wanted the fish & chips.

Friday, March 10, 2006, 9:58 PM

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Definitely pizza

Saturday, March 11, 2006, 11:21 PM

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pizza, thick crust, lots of cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes

Sunday, March 12, 2006, 3:42 PM

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If I didn't care

I would eat my scale, because it hates me.

Sunday, March 12, 2006, 5:18 PM

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A Large plate of chicken Tika Masala with a large garlic naan and of course a mango margharita to go with it. Oh... Do they make mango margharita's?

Sunday, March 12, 2006, 7:54 PM

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I would eat an entire batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. Oh, the thought of it just makes my mouth water!

Monday, March 13, 2006, 9:35 AM

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Chicken Tika Masala

Trader Joes has a low-fat, low-cal frozen meal that is pretty tasty.

Monday, March 13, 2006, 1:16 PM

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