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How important is to have same meal everyday?

I was wondering how much important is to have same meal.. everyday? Beans, Veggies and legumes are a big part of my diet but i can not eat same meal everyday..

Is it okay to eat everything healthy without repetitive meals?


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I change it up pretty regularly...using the same "base" for all meals...i may not be doing it right but I have been doing this for 8 weeks now and I'm down 9 pounds...I don't have much to lose (maybe another 5 to 10) but as a lifestyle way to eat, this is awesome. So much more energy.




Consider the various types of meats, legumes and veggies that are out there, and the different types of spices and yep, there's lots to eat.

The combinations are enormous...I've made soups, omelettes, chilli, stew, muffin-ey things, meatballs, meatloafs, salads, and of course, simply 1-2-3 meat/veg/bean meals too. Lots of pickles and saurkraut and hot many (sugar free) hot sauces and salsas!

I do snack on nuts, nut butters, and have cottage cheese form time to time (usually in my omelettes).


  • rioclandestine commented Nov 15th 2012:

    Thanks Darren. That's exactly i am doing. Having the same "Type" of meal. Same kind of Legumes, Beans, Vegetables and eggs. I eat 5 almonds with 2 eggs in the morning. other than that i don't have butter, nuts or any kind of cheese.

    Thanks Again!


  • Sephog OG commented Nov 15th 2012:

    Iv found you can use the same base but just throw in different spices and its a totally different meal pretty much

  • rioclandestine commented Nov 15th 2012:

    Yeah right @sephog . I live in India and here you can find so many spices to make your food taste good. Thanks

  • Sephog OG commented Nov 15th 2012:

    Yeah I bet you can, I love Indian food!

  • Brenda 7 commented Nov 15th 2012:

    I don't think i could be still doing this diet for almost 4 months if i had to eat the same things all the time, so change it up. I think whatever suits your tastes within the food guidelines works! I have a few favorites so whenever i crave them that's what i eat. I could never do a week long meal plan as my tastes change everyday. I'm down 30 pounds too.

  • rioclandestine commented Nov 15th 2012:

    @brenda - Congrats on your weight loss. Thanks for the tip. You all are very supportive!


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Figure out a few go-to meals that you can always fall back on and then go with what you feel like that night. If you want to try something out, and you have the energy it takes to prepare a new meal (and maybe suffer a flop), then go for it. If you're too exhausted for that, fall back on your base meals.

I tend to go with what my gut wants. Usually that means I'm really liking one meal for a time and I end up eating it like every day for a week or two. Then I'll tire of it and go with something else.


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It's important to change the way you eat the same ingredients. Do lemon and pepper with a bit of Cajun spice one meal, do the same thing with some Thai curry paste and super thin sliced fennel next meal. I just decided yesterday to ease the monotonous cooking drag for a couple days by making a huuuge pot of chili. In a big pot, heat 1 tbsp oil, throw in a whole large diced onion and some minced garlic. After onions are semi clear, toss in a can of diced tomato and a decent size package of lean ground beef or chicken or whatever you want as the meat. Add some cumin or Cajun or chili P or whatever you wan it to taste like, wait till the beef browns/chicken whitens, then add 4c turkey or chicken broth. Boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Lasts forever, never gets boring to me. I like to ladle it over a healthy size bed of cabbage.

  • Juan Pinillos commented Nov 15th 2012:

    Seriously Chili is a lifesaver, I've been meaning to buy a slow-cooker to make a big pot of chili so I can make my meals easier. I can eat chili for dayssss

  • Danielle Waldo commented Nov 16th 2012:

    You forgot the BEANS! Great way to eat your beans. I had chili for lunch today. It's a great family meal, too because my family can still add chese and fritos.

  • Tony Montagnino commented Nov 16th 2012:

    I make several different stir fried meat combinations, I like to change it up all the time. I will do ground turkey with onions, ground beef with red peppers, ground chicken with mushrooms. Beef with garlic etc. I have even done pork and ground lamb. I keep several combinations in the fridge or I freeze them using my food saver and take them out as I need them. I use these as my base for breakfast lunch and dinner and can mix and match depending how I feel. Another great time saver is rotisserie chicken. I buy two or three at a time when they are on sale. I de-bone them and pack the meat in food saver bags in the fridge and freezer...again an easy base. Just add your greens, beans and eggs and you are ready to go! Breakfast takes me 10 minutes in the morning.

  • Drewfis H commented Nov 16th 2012:

    Whoops duh yea add the can or two of beans when you add stock!

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