substitutes. I guess my most used one is protein for creamer in coffee (decaf). That is my all time favorite.
I've started using eggbeaters if I am making scrambled egg instead of a real egg. I started because I'm lazy and it was easier than dirting a dish to mix one before cooking.
I've been using TVP quite a bit. My health food store on the way to the gym has it in flavors, sausage, beef and chicken. I used the sausage in the eggplant parm the other night and added some to my taco bake tonight. Less fat and veggie protein instead of animal, should be healthier. haven't tried the chicken yet but it is next.
victories: I've been good about logging and tracking my intake. I have done Zumba 2x and laps 2x and a riding lesson. After vacation, I am going to meet with the personal trainer again and get some more stuff to do before the TRX class starts.
struggles: Although I have been logging, tracking and doing ok with my intake and exercise, I have seen the scale go up, not down. I've been 1200-1300 calories, 20-50 carbs, 150+ protein so I don't think I am overeating. I really don't want to think I will have to go lower to stay the same or lose a pound or two. Doesn't seem quite fair.