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Moselle

Joined: Aug 07
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Posted: 31 Aug 2007, 05:27
Hi,

I joined yesterday but started my new GI eating habits the 20th of August. I have looked in the "Promote your diet" and "Food and recipes" sections and they are sadly empty. There seems to be a lot of recipes on seperate members pages, can´t we all post recipes
in the above section ? I am always on the look out for new ones !

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam - where there´s a will there´s a way !!

Moselle
DragonLady

Joined: Aug 07
Posts: 10

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Posted: 31 Aug 2007, 17:11
Very Happy
Hi,
I started the GI diet on the 20th also . . . I seem to be losing about 1 pound per week. I submitted a recipe idea last Sunday but have yet to see it appear on the recipe section . . . It may have been too simple.
Anyhow . . . one of my favorite desserts is to slice a cored pear or apple really thin, pan fry it in Pam until it's soft and golden brown, drizzle with honey, sprinkle with cinnamon & nutmeg & top with a dollop of frozen vanilla yogurt. It's really yummy!
One of my favorite dinners is chow mein over basimati rice. I load the chow mein with loads of veggies and a little chicken > Then I portion it out in those cool little GLAD plastic containers and nuke one serving each night for supper. Quick, easy, and very filling.
Bad Grin
DragonLady
Moselle

Joined: Aug 07
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Posted: 01 Sep 2007, 13:33
Hello DragonLady,

your dessert recipe with pears, cinnamon & nutmeg sounds smashing. I only use nutmeg in mashed potatoes and that is of course out of the question for the moment... Oh, the pain of it ! I love food, or maybe the whole package, shopping, cooking, having family and friends for dinner or lunch, or ... whatever. For the moment I don´t trust myself around a kitchen. I love trying out new recipes and reading cook books, but I would go nuts if I tried that right now. I just cook for my kids and then I run out of the kitchen. Actually working in a kitchen as you do ...Rolling Eyes
I lost about two pounds the first week and maybe I can manage two pounds this week as well, but I have cut all sweets; white sugar, honey - everything but plain apples/pears and berries (strawberries, raspberries and blueberris -without added sugar of course...
I really hope I make it through this second week OK because two weeks is some kind of mental hurdle for me and I just have to jump it - or crawl ! I don´ care I just want to get over -badly !!

Where there´s a will there´s a way and we can do this !!
Moselle
DragonLady

Joined: Aug 07
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Posted: 09 Sep 2007, 06:59
Very Happy Moselle,

I hope you made it thru the 2nd week!
I'm beginning week four . . . and although I've only lost 2 pounds, I just FEEL so much better.
I'm concentrating on getting more fruits & veggies into my diet and less meat & fat. I really don't care that much about sweets, but I keep a few healthy oatmeal cookies and peanut M+M's around just in case I get a weak moment.
I have a few low GI recipes that I like but I need to find more legume recipes.
Anyhow . . . I'm still out here trying!

Keep up the good work . . .

Cool
DragonLady
Moselle

Joined: Aug 07
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Posted: 13 Sep 2007, 16:08
DragonLady !
Now I´m going on my fourth week and am pleasantly surprised with my own effort... But nothing much has happened with my weight the last week. I used to be a vegetarian so I´m doing good in the vegetable department, but I certainly have problems with eating all the protein. I just don´t like meat that much and if I keep going the way I do for the moment eggs are going to drop off the menu for life. Do you know that one should eat -minimum- one gram of protein/kg (own weight) and it´s actually much better if it´s 1,5 gram/kg during dieting to prevent muscle loss. (And muscle loss is the enemy - muscles keep up the basic metabolism rate). That´s a lot of steak...Sad


Moselle
DragonLady

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Posted: 14 Sep 2007, 16:56
Moselle,

I too am losing very slowly . . . 2.5 pounds in 3 weeks. I tried for a pound a week but the weekends are killers for me. I refuse to give up . . . I really like this eating plan and I have so much more energy than I've had with other plans!
As for protein, I eat mainly peanut butter, legumes (I love pea soup & lentil soup -- I make it in the crock pot), fish, chicken, and lots of ground turkey (I use this in place of ground beef in many recipes -- it makes a great chili). Low fat cheese is good also sprinkled in lasagna or over wheat pasta . . . protein is not one of my problems. My biggest problem is portion control. I try to make my food ahead and portion it out so that I don't overeat in one sitting.
Thank you for requesting to be my buddy! Losing weight is always more fun when we can work as a team.
Try some different forms of protein . . . do you like tofu?
Don't give up . . . we can do this!Wink
DragonLady
sweetypie83

Joined: Sep 07
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Posted: 02 Oct 2007, 11:00
hey guys good luck on loosing the weight!! you can do it! you have the will power to do it! here is a great site for low GI foods http://ginews.blogspot.com/2007/10/low-gi-recipes-of-month.html have a look and see what you like!
Hoping to loose weight and keep it off this time!!



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