HCB's Journal, 18 January 2013

Although I try to eat fewer carbs and more protein, I eat a sweet potato or yam nearly every day. They are low on the glycemic index and do not trigger my cravings for more catbs. They are full of nutrients and fiber...and taste yummy!


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Still grateful for:

- The people I love who love me back!
- The good health of my loved ones
- My FS Buddies who support and encourage me to continue
- "Butt-kicking" myself to a smaller size today

Diet Calendar Entries for 18 January 2013:
1135 kcal Fat: 30.48g | Prot: 99.34g | Carb: 136.27g.   Breakfast: water, 2% Fat Milk, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Low Fat 2% Small Curd Cottage Cheese, California Clementine. Lunch: Spicy Tuna Rolls, water. Dinner: Sweet Potato (Without Salt, Baked In Skin, Cooked), Cooked Broccoli (Fat Not Added in Cooking), water, Swordfish (Cooked, Dry Heat), Butter. Snacks/Other: peanut butter, Splenda, Bran Buds, Fage greek yogurt, water, Trader Joe's Buffalo Jerky, Blackberries (Unsweetened, Frozen). more...
2476 kcal Activities & Exercise: Driving - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Desk Work - 4 hours and 55 minutes, Sitting - 7 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Resting - 1 hour and 35 minutes. more...
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Brilliant, HCB. They're also one of the Superfoods for building muscle. Great tip. Thanks 
19 Jan 13 by member: Helewis
So nice to hear from you today. I love sweet potatoes too. And since I've eliminated sugar from my diet they taste like candy to me - funny how that works!  
19 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
I love sweet potatoes! I like to sprinkle chili powder on my oven baked sweet potato fries. Yum. 
19 Jan 13 by member: evelyn64
I agree, sweet potatoes are so yummy!! I like to sprinkle cinnamon on my oven SP fries, I can't handle spicy things like chili powder.. :) And to think I used to REFUSE to eat sweet potatoes!! 
19 Jan 13 by member: erika2633
Love potatoes white or sweet ones..and as long as I don't eat the peel..(too much fiber) I can eat them just fine..I use ciniman and butter on my sweet ones..Yummy...:O) 
19 Jan 13 by member: BHA
I love sweet potatoes, too. Usually as a side, cooked in microwave. Tonight I'm making a stew with sweet potatoes, garbanzos, onions, garlic, ginger, red wine, cinnamon, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, chopped dried apricots, golden raisins, & sliced almonds. Probably higher in carbs than you would eat, but delicious & healthy. I gave Beau a kiss from you; he likes "the Bengal cat lady ". :o) 
19 Jan 13 by member: crabby Kat
yum. you make me want one. I used to eat them, and acorn/butternut squash like crazy in the fall. do them sweet with sugar/cin or spicy with tabasco & chili powder, or salty. mmmm 
19 Jan 13 by member: JessWhatINeeded
I love my sweet potatoes, and it is remarkable that after I eat a small one with dinner, my blood sugar is just fine. They are so tasty. I love the sweet potato fries, baked sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, etc. I really love candied yams from Thanksgiving, but I only eat those once a year. What's not to love? 
20 Jan 13 by member: kmartdollie
LOL, KMD! What's not to love? 
20 Jan 13 by member: HCB
I just bought some sweet potatoes on the way home from church to go with the pot roast....love, love, love sweet potatoes! Have a great rest of your Sunday! 
20 Jan 13 by member: ctlss
Love 'em - used to bake them in the microwave and then cut them up and add on top of a veggies/salad dish - they were 'meaty' and gave a nice balance so the entire dish wasn't just 'cold'. I don't so much now because MH's nurse said too high in sugar - weird. Maybe I need to research them more / test him afterward to be sure before I abandon them all together. 
20 Jan 13 by member: FullaBella

     
 

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