Forum Search
Keywords
Which Diet?
In Forum
By Member
Exact Match
1 to 20 of 77
Hunger
[u]This was delivered to my email box today. out of the blue: [/u]Loving what you eat. Be mindful of the food you eat. Enjoying each delicious taste will make it easier to stick to a sensible eating plan. For the foods you do love, look for ways to make them better for you. For example, if pizza is your weakness, substitute a lower-calorie crust and choose toppings that help counteract added fat and calories. [i]Not skipping meals[/i]. [u]Although skipping breakfast may seem like a good way to cut calories, it's a plan that can actually backfire, making you hungrier as the day wears on, and more likely to overeat or sneak unhealthy snacks. Start each day with a well-rounded breakfast to fuel your body. [/u] [to me, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. How about you?] Eating smaller portions. When you simply must indulge, go ahead, but to do so in moderation. One clever way to keep your portions small: use a tablespoon, not a serving spoon to dish out portions. Getting your fill in healthy ways. Overeating often comes down to a very basic cause: [b]hunger[/b]. Becoming more conscious of how you answer your hunger will help you stay on track. Drinking water before and during events will help to fill you up so you are less likely to consume excess calories. Snacking throughout the day can also help keep hunger at bay; several small, healthy snacks, such as a handful of nuts or trail mix, can help keep you feeling full.
by billtech66 (submitted 4 weeks ago)
Acid Alkaline balance that we MUST have...
http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons... The pH scale is from 0 - 14 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 healthy 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 - 7.45 ). Below or above this range means symptoms and disease. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH below 7.0 is acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline. An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur. An acidic balance will: decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it's ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it's ability to detoxify heavy metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue and illness. [b]A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce coma and death[/b]. (One way the body will maintain this very important balance is to leach calcium from our bones to reduce the acid imbalance.) The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline producing foods like fresh vegetables. Additionally, we eat acid producing processed foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks. We use too many drugs, which are acid forming; and we use artificial chemical sweetners like NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet 'N Low, Equal, or Aspartame, which are poison and extremely acid forming. One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle. To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods. To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods. Generally, alkaline forming foods include: most fruits, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs and seasonings, and seeds and nuts. Generally, acid forming foods include: meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains, and legumes. Shifting Your pH Toward Alkaline... This chart is for those trying to "adjust" their body pH. The pH scale is from 0 to 14, with numbers below 7 acidic ( low on oxygen ) and numbers above 7 alkaline. An acidic body is a sickness magnet. What you eat and drink will impact where your body's pH level falls. Balance is Key !!! see: http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons... for the chart.
by billtech66 (submitted a month ago)
Kidney stones, (which I have) Gout (don't have, yet), causes & natural cures
http://naturalsociety.com/home... ... To go deeper, JB Bardot from NaturalNews explains one viewpoint on the cause of gout: “The underlying cause of arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia is an imbalance in the system causing acidosis, which is the basis of most physical disease. In simple terms, this means your pH is out of balance and your body is trying to get back into balance in any way it can. Even in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, imbalance is at the root of its cause. The body’s attempt to regain stasis is what causes arthritis, high uric acid, muscle spasms and a host of other problems(including kidney stones). The solution is to help the body’s pH return to normal [b]by consuming alkalizing foods[/b].” So what are the solutions? Fortunately, there are several natural home remedies that could help prevent gout, reduce flare-ups, and control the pain. Some Home Remedies for Gout * Try apple cider vinegar – Helping to make the body more alkaline, apple cider vinegar has become a well-known proven solution for countless ailments, including gout. Try mixing 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces of water. You can either drink it in one sitting or sip on it over time – try both methods and see which is more effective. This solution can reduce pain by 90% within a day or two. Note: Be sure to use organic apple cider vinegar with the ‘mother’. * Baking Soda – Among other home remedies for gout is the use of baking soda. Mixing baking soda in water can effectively relieve pain almost instantly, though it may take 1-2 days. Mix 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 8 oz. of water and drink it in one sitting. You may need to repeat this a few times a day, taking as much as 3 teaspoons total. Reduce the dose as the pain goes away. Note: The maximum recommended dose is 4 teaspoons throughout the day. Lastly, use caution if you suffer from hypertension, as baking soda may raise blood pressure when taken in larger amounts. * Consume cherries – Some studies have shown that cherries can also reduce uric acid. In one study involving more than 600 people with gout, it was found that a ½-cup serving of cherries a day (10 or 12 cherries), or cherry extract, resulted in a 35% reduced risk of a subsequent gout attack. Further, those consuming even more cherries, up to three servings in two days, were at a 50% reduced risk. It may be best, though to supplement or consume cherry juice concentrate, which can contain about 55 to 60 tart cherries without all the sugar. * Eliminate sugar and soda – Whether it’s caffeinated or not, drinking two sodas each day can increase your risk of gout by a whopping 85%! Why? Sugar! Reduce sugar intake dramatically and risk of experiencing gout will dramatically drop. * Hydrate – Drink plenty of water. This will help flush out the excess uric acid. * Reduce alcohol consumption – Alcohol dehydrates the body and could raise uric acid levels in the blood. * Have some bromelain – Try some bromelain, a compound that can be found in pineapples or in a supplement form. The enzymes within are frequently recommended for people with gout and have even been shown to have anti-cancer properties. * Beet juice – Beet juice can help prevent acidosis and stimulates the liver to cleanse bile ducts. * Up your vitamin C intake – Evidence exists showing that increased vitamin C can reduce uric acid. Get it from food or from rose hips if you choose a supplement. * Reduce caffeine intake. * Avoid organ meats, sardines, and anchovies – These are all rich in uric acid, and you don’t need any more of that. * Exercise – In the case of gout, exercise naturally helps reduce urica cid levels by normalizing insulin. In general, exercise is a ‘prevent-all’ when it comes to any health issues. Though gout is said to be partly genetic and may not be completely preventable, you can absolutely reduce the occurrence and severity of flare-ups with these natural treatments. Don’t forget to share these home remedies for gout with others! Additional Sources: MayoClinic.com niams.nih.gov Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/home... Follow us: @naturalsociety on Twitter | NaturalSociety on Facebook
by billtech66 (submitted a month ago)
Love
[b] “Always Remember you are Braver than you Believe, Stronger than you Seem, Smarter than you Think, & LOVED MORE than you Know." [/b]
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
Kidney stones
Five years ago, diagnosed as having 10 kidney stones, most still in the kidneys. I passed three stones within a year, naturally. Passing stones is easy, it's just when they get stuck on the way to the bladder that it's extremely painful and debilitating: nausea, inability to think clearly since the toxins back up, and extreme pain. Since then I've learned to keep it down to a dull roar. :) No, actually since I've done it a few times I've learned how to deal with it as SOON as subtle symptoms start. I do know there are one or two currently on the way to the bladder. One clue is to drink lots of water. NOT coffee. I also sometimes take chinese Niu Xi (pronounced New She) herbal, which expands the ureter . Had no severe attack since 2010. :) but get the first symptoms often.
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
how much exercise?, diet and acidosis
I do calisthenics every other day, varying the workout every other time. then twice a week I walk 3 or more miles. Including once a week at 24 Hour Fitness, walking with friends or alone, and/or my home gym equipment. Calisthenics & weight training don't take much time at all, and for me is the most effective at building & then maintaining muscle. Keeping the lungs clean and healthy. Of course diet is important. Lately I’ve been leaning more towards LCHF, but need to be careful, since like most of us I get acidosis if eating too much acid forming foods, those that leave an acid ash in the body. I have a built in warning system for that: my lips tingle. strange. Alkaline forming foods are vegetables, vinegar (not white vinegar), lemon and limes, etc. But acid forming foods that will cause the body to leech calcium from our bones to balance the PH in the blood, are MOST things in the LCHF diet. :( The FDA and doctors are not honest with us, or not aware? of this. (I had one doctor tell me I could eat ONLY hot dogs the rest of my life and get complete nutrition. !!! Doctors are not trained much at all in nutrition.) So, I always put lemon juice (& usually ginger juice) in all the water I drink. Oh, the other thing LCHF food diet is too low on is FIBER! very important to prevent colon cancer and diverticulitis. https://www.google.com/url?sa=...
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
[quote=Somebody Else]I used to weigh myself every few days, but now I don't really bother. I focus more on the bodyfat, as the scales will jump about anyway; scales should be used as a very rough guide, IMO.[/quote] I agree with that. :) I first started weighing every morning, to figure out what my daily calories needed to be. and I use the tape as well occassionaly. But I'm a creature of habit, so I continue to weigh every day, but don't fuss about it at all. Gaining or losing a pound a day can easily happen, but it's water retention or loss MOST of the time. But if my weight continues to change over a few days, then I closely check my calories over those days, and increase, or decrease as needed. Along with that is that I weigh everything I eat. The only thing I don't track is ALTOIDS and water. Nothing else. Habits are good, as long as they don't negatively effect my health. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 5 months ago)
A bit frustrated
Ignore trolls. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 6 months ago)
A bit frustrated
people were responding to a troll. because they are not expecting one on this site.
by billtech66 (submitted 6 months ago)
cooking the most delicious pork chops...
:) :) :)
by billtech66 (submitted 7 months ago)
cooking the most delicious pork chops...
I have just finished a Dinner (Lunch) of the BEST pork chops I have ever tasted and enjoyed, to the last delicious bite, that I have ever had in 71 years. :) Two 5.5 oz chops, I prepared from a combination of 2 web sites: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-t... and http://www.bonappetit.com/test... with one Yokon Gold steamed potato with a little of the drippings from braising and baking the chops. :) I ate them using only a spoon. So tender and juicy I was easily able to cut the chops with the dull spoon. Melt in your mouth tastey!! I brined them for 3 hours, adding some home grown garlic the last 10 minutes. Seared them for over 5 minutes, turning 3 times. Put the pan in the oven for 5 minutes (It's a oven safe heavy 13" frying pan.) Let the chops set out of the oven for full 10 minutes while I finished making the potato. Had 7oz of Merlot wine with it. :) Breakfast is where I get all my minerals, vitamins, 35g fiber & 30 + grams protein. I didn't take pictures but check out those web sites I post above. Mine weren't as browned by far, but just enough to bring out the flavors. Okay, I'm NOT bragging, it is just so amazingly delicious, that I just wanted to share this with others whom may very well appreciate it. :) Sod Fat Carbs Fiber Prot Cals Lunch 589 30.70 39.20 2.1 72.90 882 Pork Chops (Top Loin, Boneless) 11.3 oz 570 18.87 68.40 461 Frieda's Yukon Gold Potatoes 161 g 9 28.41 1.9 3.79 133 COW GHEE Ghee (Clarified Butter) 15 g 11.79 2.79 107 Garlic 3 cloves 2 0.04 2.98 0.2 0.57 13 Merlot Wine 7.05 oz 8 5.02 0.14 168
by billtech66 (submitted 7 months ago)
HOW TO TURN OFF PAIN
TURN OFF PAIN, INSTANTLY 1. Most important, Learn to meditate. The 6 steps at http://www.wikihow.com/Overcom... is a good way to do that. Meditating is LETTING GO. 2. FOCUS ON the pain. 3. Go TOWARDS it, instead of away from it. As described, it's just warning you. Going away from it turns up the volume. :) Going right into the pain turns it DOWN. (I once banged my ankle on a weight training machine, giving me huge lightening bolts of pain up to my neck! I focused on it, which turned it down to a little tiny sensation at my ankle. Wondering if it had subsided on it's own, I backed off from the pain, and it resumed with agonizing lightening bolts all the way back up to my neck again. But, I focussed again, and held my attention on the spot, which was again just a tiny sensation at my left ankle, for a few minutes until it was gone.) 4. Practice. Practice meditating to the point that you can do it instantly. Meditating is just stopping thinking, letting go of everything. No judgements, no self criticism (negative self talk), or searching for a way to place blame. No recrimination at all. Instead, Remembering a time when you were peaceful, relaxed, serene. and just going to that state of mind. and holding it. That is what we can do: go instantly to that peaceful, serene state of mind, anytime, anywhere. Once we've practiced like this, We don't need to have our eyes closed, or be sitting a certain way, or laying down, or focussed on breathing. That is just to LEARN to meditate. (One day while driving, late for an appointment, seeing the green light ahead, I noticed that I had a habit of just letting go, [of meditating instantly], unconsciously turning off my concern that the light would turn yellow, then red before I got there. If the light did change, I found I didn't care. It didn't matter. I was serene.) 5. Once at this stage of learning, now move to learning to pay attention to where your consciousness is. Where your consciousness is in your body. Notice where are you aware the most? If your nose itches, your consciousness may shift to there. If there's a noise, it may shift to outside yourself. But I've found that it drifts around. So pay attention to where you are aware. Shift to meditate state, Put your focus (now you know how to do that) inside your head, between your eyes and push out with your consciousness, staying in the meditative state.  6. Pushing out hard enough and far enough (only a foot or so) turns off pain, anxiety, fear, anger. (I have turned down extreme kidney stone pain from level 10 of 10, to 3 of 10. I have used this technique instead of Novocain at the dentist for 40 years. and I use this every day countless times to turn off small and large pain, anxiety, and even hiccups. So, I KNOW it's possible, even very easy, to turn OFF extreme pain, both chronic pain like headaches, or sudden physical injuries. PRACTICE :)
by billtech66 (submitted 7 months ago)
Skipping breakfast? Binging?
Wow! for me it's exactly the other way around> If I skip breakfast I'm guaranteed to binge later. Or taking a LOT of will power NOT to binge. When I do eat a large breakfast I think it helps me to have lots of healthy nutrients in it, including lots of calories, then along with a good heathy lunch, my system gets used to have food being in process and available, being digested all day, and consequently NO cravings for anything in the afternoon or evening. Skipping breakfast puts me into Famine mode. My body metabolism slows down, conserving energy, storing fat for the unknown length of this famine it thinks I'm in. Long fasts every day? all night then half the morning? = famine. Naturally, We all need to find what works for ourselves, for Us. I just hate to see people struggling so much, since I believe extreme dieting and or long marathons of exercising just won't work in the long run. Short intense weight training works better. It needs to be FUN. :) I'd prefer to do things that I enjoy doing, like fun things that take energy to do. Walking, short sprints, playing any games like volleyball, tennis, racquetball, swimming, all for fun not exercise, even golfing, hiking, biking, gardening and so on. there are so many things to do that are fun and healthy, where we won't feel like we are grinding away on and on and on. This is what works for me and it's why I'm still lean and fit at 71 years old. Also, the easiest way to burn fat is to build muscles. Not with long marathons, but short weight lifting sessions. quote: And there are studies to show that the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn after an intense (weight lifting?) workout [1]. When exercise ends, it takes time for everything to get back to normal. Depleted glucose and fat stores need to be refilled. Damaged muscle cells need to be repaired. All of this requires energy. And the more rebuilding that has to be done, the more calories (mainly from fat) are being burned after your workout is over. Or to put it another way, while the metabolic rate of resting muscle isn’t as high as previously thought, the metabolic rate of recovering muscle means that people with more muscle mass are going to burn more calories in the post-exercise period. 1. Smith, J., & McNaughton, L. (1993). The effects of intensity of exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption and energy expenditure in moderately trained men and women. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 67, 420-425
by billtech66 (submitted 9 months ago)
CRAVINGS: Discipline & self control? NO that's not it.
LoL ! :) :) Lucy I just laughed, love your 'drawn to dogs' quote. :) and you are all welcome. :) pass on the message: BREAK FAST! (is SOO important)
by billtech66 (submitted 10 months ago)
CRAVINGS: Discipline & self control? NO that's not it.
We hear so much: QUOTE: "people say it's all about self control and discipline... &: ..and exercise: we are told it's a good hurt. NO.." END QUOTE. They are wrong. It is NOT about self control and discipline! We are bombarded with stress, tempted with unhealthy fattening foods, EVERYWHERE.! WE DON'T HAVE TIME required to take proper care of ourselves. (With long commutes, and/or too many things to do). It IS about taking charge, changing habits. TAKING time for ourselves. EATING A HUGE BREAKFAST! (We may think that's counterproductive? but it is KICKSTARTING our metabolism, denying we are in a famine, giving us the fuel we need for the rest of the day, so we don't go into CRAVINGS. and without a good huge breakfast WE WILL!) IT IS NOT about INHUMAN SELF DISCIPLINE! :) I'm slim, and lean, with some fat. NOT because I'm NATURALLY SKINNY. ANYONE CAN AND WILL GET FAT WITH THE CURRENT AVAILABLE DIET. (REMEMBER; when I was in grade school, 60 or more years ago, there was only ONE FAT KID IN THE ENTIRE SCHOOL.) AND, about the GOOD HURT. yes it feels good to do a balanced reasonable workout. (I've been working out at clubs and at home gym for over 30 years.) BUT I see SO MANY people at the clubs KILLING THEMSELVES, way OVERDOING IT, and getting no where, AFTER YEARS of doing this overkill. Long workouts will burn fat, yes, but only if we are in the fat burning pulse zone! Muscle burns fat all the time, while resting! Working out builds some muscle, and muscle is denser than fat, so we look BETTER, even while we weigh more that we expected. Or LOST less than expected. I NEVER shop for groceries when hungry. that's a habit. & habit: I always eat a large breakfast, balanced with minerals, micro nutrients, protein, fats, carbs. (carbs are not the enemy, unless we start CRAVING THEM due to NOT feeding our body in the morning and Noon.!) THAT IS THE SECRET! NO STRUGGLE, No INHUMAN discipline! Or super person marathon workouts! Only loving ourselves enough to properly nourish & care for ourselves. Getting enough sleep. getting up early enough for a good large healthy breakfast. Relaxing during the day. Enjoying being alive, and all our blessings :)
by billtech66 (submitted 10 months ago)
Logging Daily Food
[quote=Rckc]Is there any way to manually add something to food diary that isn't in fatsecret data base?[/quote] I add food to the database all the time. But sometimes it's not clear on how to do so. I think they changed it recently. got this from FAQ's menu, bottom of the page: [b][i]How do I add a food to the database? When you click "Add item" from your food diary, you can click on "New Item" or if you search for a food and can't find it in the database, you can click on "Add this item to the food database". You will then be able to add an item to the food database by completing all details for the food such as the brand, product and nutritional information. You can choose to share the food with other members and add it to any meal and use it over again. [/i][/b] checking today, I DON'T see "New Item" or add item, anywhere. also, it seems to be easier to do from my Android phone.
by billtech66 (submitted 11 months ago)
entering My Bio fails
Thanks Mummydee and JustineJones, good ideas. I tried both, but fatsecret.ca made no difference, and Even one short sentence gets the same null result. Oh well, but very strange. every time I log in I check, and the same short bio I tried to enter comes up when I go to 'My Bio". with the same "SAVE" & "CANCEL" buttons waiting.
by billtech66 (submitted 11 months ago)
entering My Bio fails
tried many times, but this web site refused to accept or complete the process. sometimes come up with error messages, apologies. then later it just fails to complete the process. Also tried on 2 different browsers. same thing. I'm on a Mac
by billtech66 (submitted 11 months ago)
Why does Nutritional Yeast cure colds and flu?
[quote=Ann444]Wow that is great.:) I make my own acidophiles.(Milk kefir's) It too contains plenty of B vit. and K vit, plus acidophiles and bifacdophiles! It is great! :)~Ann [/quote] Thanks Ann, same to you :) I wish more people were aware, like you are, the many benefits of True 'Basic" foods. and that Probiotics like kefir and yogurt and kefir water actually PRODUCE B vitamins in our digestive system! FOOD is Medicine too. (BTW: I can't eat cow milk produces anymore, due to being allergic to milk protein (like most people actually are and don't know it.) Now I make Kefir Water. I'm glad you can still use kefir. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 11 months ago)
changing a past weigh in or goal
We CAN change past weight entries if that's what you mean: Go to home page, choose My Weight History on right side part way down, then find "Enter historical weight entries" which is further down on the right. From there choose the date you want to change on the left, in the calendar. Enter the new weight amount, and hit Save.
by billtech66 (submitted 11 months ago)
1   2   3   4   Next

Latest Posts

Gained
Well I gained weight but I'm not surprised. With me near the end of my period I was expecting to gain some weight. It sucks to gain BUT I also know that it's nothing I can help since it's ...
by cherylekirchner on 06 Feb 16 08:52 AM
Healthy Snacks
today I am going to try and make asparagus wrapped in bacon.
by wiildflowers on 06 Feb 16 08:30 AM
I am a couch potatoe
Another comment. Less alcohol usually means more energy to do other things. Alcohol is a depressant so it can rack havoc on the body and mind. From one who likes beer and wine. I feel so much better ...
by wholefoodnut on 06 Feb 16 07:59 AM
Need Your Opinions...
Byron, think of a diet as a lifestyle change. It's hard to make all kinds of changes at once. So start with your eating. I mean weightloss really is about calories in and calories out right? So focus ...
by Mrsk81 on 06 Feb 16 06:01 AM
Fitbit app for FatSecret
https://fitmess.herokuapp.com/... Link your fitness and food and weight.;)
by Lifesatrip on 06 Feb 16 05:45 AM
Math help with Keto diet
Thanks for clearly explaining and the extra info/links.
by Lifesatrip on 06 Feb 16 02:20 AM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member mackie_purple
Keep it simple and easy. Eat real food!
03 Sep 15 for diet Atkins