Nothing fits and it's driving me crazy. I've been living on this Turkish red lentil soup for weeks now, and during this time, entering all meals into a Lose It! app on my phone. ("I would prefer to be overweight rather than record everything I eat," my page designer announced when I told him.)
In the Lose It! app, you enter the serving size and calories of your favorite foods, and then the next time you record them, they're right there. I began my red lentil soup diet sipping on this little tea cup before, say, a piece of fish or turkey. Now I've moved into a large bowl as the main course, along with a salad. Calories for 1 cup of red lentils, it turns out, are over 650. This is so discouraging. My weight is moving down, but not without enormous effort. I suppose I shouldn't complain. Down is the right direction.
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