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FullaBella

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 05:44
Me too - because real life is more like this ((although I rarely talk about weight loss IRL))




I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
FullaBella

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 05:45
True or not, let's all strike a pose, shall we?



I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
odirish

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 10:27
How many carbs qualify for low carb? Personally I can get away with 30 to 40, but I think it would be whatever makes you feel good and if you're continuing to lose weight. I don't do strict Atkins. I find it too restrictive. Smile
mummydee

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 10:56
Only induction on Atkins is very strict, 20 net gms a day but as you move thru the other phases you add in what you can handle according to your need to lose more weight or maintenance.

Many people think anything under 100 is 'low carb'. It depends what plan your on and what works for you. Grains are a big no for me, they bloat me and just make me feel uncomfortable so I don't eat them in any form.

mummydee

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 13:38
SODIUM !!! I've been chatting and looking over some others food journals lately and what I find is some extremely high sodium levels. We all seem so focused on carbs and calories that we haven't mentioned that wonderful stuff that helps us to retain water weight and is just basically unhealthy.

There are quite a few articles saying just how much is 'okay' and not okay especially for women. I eat no processed foods and still manage to get 1,200 mgs a day from vegetables. This is the level I go for. Canadian gov't recommended is 1,300 a day for women over 50. The U.S. sites I googled were more at 1,500 .. but 2,300 a day was max in both cases.

Many people on low carb diets go for sliced turkey breast and eat a few slices which pushes the sodium level into outer space.

Food manufacturers also play games by saying things like 50% reduced sodium.. okay, but the original was 400 x's what we need so now we're only down to 200%, wow,

We have to educate ourselves and read labels and really watch this.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 16:42
I find that on the food tracker not being able to enter in ingredients that are not brand name and having to substitute ups my sodium count. Processed foods, deli meats, pickles, and canned soups are almost all really high.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
mummydee

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 16:44
bottom line then wholefood is to simply, not eat any processed foods at all! It's so easy, once you get away from them it lowers your grocery bills and your sodium count which = better health!
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 16:44
Fulla Bella, too funny. She has the same pose that one of my daughter's has when she gets mad...

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 17:21
Mummydee, I don't eat them, just trying to find something in the food lists that come close. 😁 I definitely agree about lowering grocery bills. It amazes me what lines most grocery store shelves and how much more real food I can find at many small ethnic stores and the farmers markets.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 18:02
Since I've been dieting, there are lots of things we don't eat anymore. And husband has noticed it and misses it. So have made a note to get it for him and he'll eat it until it's gone. He'll get his hamburger helper.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.
mummydee

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 18:13
So true whole food, I find that I have to google a food online and then input it to the food diary to get my true readings. I eat a slice of turkey with swiss cheese for a snack and I had different info from 200 mgs of sodium to 1,200 mgs in FS diary. I don't eat processed turkey but I guess some people didn't differentiate that in their description.
mummydee

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 18:15
OMG Classic, Hamburger helper? tuna helper? all that crap? haven't thought about that in years, think I tried it once to see what it was like and even the dog rejected it!Shock
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 18:36
Do you go through and enter all the nutritional data for each thing? I tried that once and so time consuming.

Classic I'm with mummydee on that, i think i bought it once like 25 years ago. Now my middle daughter uses it a lot. Sob, sob, none of my girls followed how i cook.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
mummydee

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 19:00
yep, whole food nut, can I call you WFN from now on? one of my daughters is an organic / natural/wonderful eater and the other is on WW and trying to lose eating anything and everything as long as it's in her 'point's... arghhh!!
you can teach them about water but you can't make them drink,,, or something like that....
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 19:55
Don't really care fat secret wouldn't let me any of my usual names. How about Jeri? Yup. One of my grandson's loves to cook, one granddaughter's favorite food is spinach, and another grandson loves fruit smoothies. They all love homemade bread. So hopefully gamma will rub off, at least a little. Glad you have one that eats well. Jeri

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 21:26
I know I know. He loved that stuff. I ate it because it was fast and easy. I could never eat it again. It's his life and his decision to eat it. The one good thing about this life change. Learning how to eat and listening to people who've walked the walk and can guide me. Very very grateful for that. Admit I'm not perfect and do eat "crappy" stuff on occasion, but it's no longer a permanent part of my life.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 21:35
Has anyone had something similar happen to them? Yesterday at work I heard a co-worker tell some others that I was using the same diet shake that she has been using and that's how I had been losing weight. Now this person knows I will not touch those things. I think I stopped it today, I hope without hurting feelings very much. This same person is eating French fries for lunch, bags of chips, and sweet stuff all day and continues to obviously gain weight. I'm just thinking maybe she is saying that to make herself feel better instead of actually taking care of herself.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
Kris AZ

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 21:43
She is definitely trying to make herself feel better! People like to lie to themselves and others so they dont have to give up the food! I dont think I would've handled it with such restraint! You are a saint!
Kris

There but for the Grace of God go I.

Don't stop believin'.... Hold on to that feelin'....

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Deb_N

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 21:58
My sodium level is low when I eat mindfully. When I choose canned foods, it goes up. I just haven't made the effort to buy dried beans and cook them to make my own hummus with low salt. Maybe I will do that this year. Yeah, I want to do that! This year is going to be a great year! Good luck to all the Ladies in this topic!
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ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 22:11
WFN... Kris has it I think. She can't do it, so even if she talks trash it makes her feel better about herself.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.



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