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yofatz

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Posted: 27 Apr 2017, 01:01
My hubby and myself are trying to change what goes into our mouth, is the goal! We have had way too much processed foods, although we eat no fast food and no sodas. We are lacking nutrients! Because of too much macaroni and few veggies or fruits, we have various health issues that seem nutrient related, and we are working on a 180* turnabout in our cooking and view of food.

First time, ever, that I have actually read a recipe to see how much fat, saturated or monounsaturated, or how much potassium, or vitamins, or calories, or carbs, and it is still a challenge. I am handpicking my way through all of your posted recipes, which I am grateful to see!! They all have a ... uh... oh yeah..nutrition facts listed!! Wonderful!

My hubby was quite ill for a month, and we are attempting to remove most fats from his diet, and add easily digested nutrients to both of us. I have leg cramps, and they have begun to happen now in the daytime, as well as all night. I think we are starving- for nutrients.Very Happy
Jadsl

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Posted: 07 May 2017, 05:58
Are you using any supplements? Consult with your doctor about supplements but from my experience, most doctors will at least suggest a multivitamin when dieting. (I use one of the over 50 years old for women to make sure I get the correct vitamins and nutrients usually most needed for my age and gender)
Starting weight was 308 lbs on March 2nd, 2017. Setting loss goals in 25 lbs increments. Final goal weight 140-150 lbs. Scars are like tattoos...they are a forever reminder...but all are not visible to the naked eye.
mummydee

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Posted: 07 May 2017, 07:35
For the leg cramps try taking a magnesium pill at night, not magnesium/calcium, just plain magnesium. It is known to help kicking leg syndrome and leg cramps.
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yofatz

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Posted: 07 May 2017, 14:30
Ok, thanks, mummydee and Jadsl. I will try the magnesium only, and yes, Jadsl, we take a multivitamin. I take men's over 50, as it has less iron than women's over 50 multi. I have just added B12 and B complex. Am going to pick up Niacin today,too.
emmy1235

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Posted: 09 May 2017, 10:19
Please get yourself informed about good fats and whole foods. It will take some reading but a gift to you and your husband. The right foods and how they interact with each other and your body is important. Magnesium, d3, good b complex.do not go crazy with vitamins and supplements. Good food put together properly is best. Little walking and later add a little Tai Chin for stregnth and you may be amazed. Good luck.
yofatz

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Posted: 09 May 2017, 12:33
Emmy, thank you: I have. I am not eliminating all fats. I know better. It is extremely unhealthy. I am changing some of our fats out for better quality, and still including some of the rest, just a bit. Thank you for reply and interest!
joinoz

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Posted: 10 May 2017, 05:05
Nothing like fresh veggies from a good source. My advice is don't scrimp on fresh fruit and veggies. Treat yourself to a variety of a lot of different ones so that you get lots of complex vitamins and minerals. If daunted by the cost... compare a snack of a fresh piece of fruit or biting into fresh cucumber (yum!) to the cost of snack processed foods. Also lean meat. Something I have discovered recently is loin pork chops or lean loin steak - yummy if cooked up with a variety of mushrooms, leeks, zuccini and eggplant all in a wok or frypan... simple and quick dinner.

Snack: measure out 25/30 grams of your favourite nuts (avoid cashew because they are high cholesterol) and put them into small freezer bags to carry as a satisfying snack in your bag or pocket. Very high in complex minerals and really stops the hunger. Very nutritious. Really saves being tempted by processed stuff between meals. My favourites are brazil nuts and roasted almonds. Yummmm!!
yofatz

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Posted: 10 May 2017, 09:23
joinoz: Thanks for suggestions, reply. Not daunted by the cost- except for Avocados price right now. I think the cost is low- we are less hungry if eating better, and if eating poorly, one eats tons more... tons more crap, but tons more. More: we aren't hungry.
Jean Mc

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Posted: 18 May 2017, 00:09
My hubby has started cooking a stir fry.

It has:
* a big bowl of veges (carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, capsicum, asparagus, mushrooms)
* a handful of sunflower seeds (very healthy)
* half a cup of semi-cooked rice
* a little bit of meat of some kind
* some seasoning

He just drizzles the vegies with olive oil (the good fat) and puts some in the wok with some rosemary.

Sometimes he cooks the meat separately.

In the end he adds a few mint leaves.

It's yummy, low fat and includes some good fat.
'til the bridge you will need be formed. 'til the ductile anchor hold. 'til the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere - oh my soul". Walt Whitman - 'The Noiseless Patient Spider'
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Posted: 23 May 2017, 09:13
That's such a good thing for you to share. I'm need cheap essays within hours sometimes and I think I can get so much inspiration from you. Thank you
Jean Mc

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Posted: 23 May 2017, 16:47
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'til the bridge you will need be formed. 'til the ductile anchor hold. 'til the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere - oh my soul". Walt Whitman - 'The Noiseless Patient Spider'
Ianaday

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Posted: 02 Jun 2017, 01:25
I thought that magnesium needed calcium to be absorbed? Any my favourite very filling snack is 2 hard boiled eggs - they do the trick.
yofatz

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Posted: 02 Jun 2017, 10:46
This reply is to emmy1235, joinoz, Jean Mc, and lanaday: Thank you all for responses, ideas, and suggestions. Been very busy, of course, with spring springing! Leg cramps diminishing, but have also been outside 3-5 hours/day now, so lots of natural Vit.D.

I have noticed, that while I am trying to cook healthier, and usually am able to do that- including many soups, or stir-fry's that are veggie loaded, my hubby if falling back into a bad pattern. Actually, probably worse than when we started this. He is now 'scale' or weight oriented, not 'health' oriented. He is going all day, many times, not eating anything. I have explained repeatedly that he is heading in the wrong direction, and last night- just mentioned that he is lying to himself. If someone is trying to lose WEIGHT, the way to do it is for sure not to quit eating! I've tried to mention that weight loss isn't what he is after, as much as improved HEALTH. This morning, I asked him if he ate any breakfast today- as he was just getting ready to leave for work- and so he grumpily got up and had a bowl of oatmeal with raisins and some walnuts- and spent the time with the following statement... " If I eat crap with no flavor, that tastes terrible and I have to gag down- I guess I'll get healthy. If I eat anything tasty- I'll get sick." Within myself- I reacted. I stayed cool, though. I made a GREAT tasting stir-fry last night, for dinner, that was healthy, that he loved, (other than the comment about RICE), but, I limited him to one large plateful. I told him he cannot go all day without eating, and come home crawling- due to sugar lows, out of energy, start eating everything in sight- and be healthy- that he is deceiving himself.

I also mentioned that it takes at least 3 months of trying to change a habit, to actually change that habit, or to begin to get a good grip on it. He is going back to all that made him sick in the first place. Has anyone gone through similar 'withdrawls', and/or how to deal with this... Now, he literally doesn't want anything to eat- hardly-, because if he can't have a 1/2# of bacon, or sausage, with hash browns and eggs and toast- it isn't 'breakfast'. He thinks he is well, because he is feeling better than he has in years.
BiffsMum

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Posted: 03 Jun 2017, 15:20
Breakfast of eggs, bacon and sausage would be OK - check out the "blood sugar diet" once he gets through the carb withdrawals he will be ok and there's lots of recipe suggestions on the web site. "All" you have to do is drink plenty of water and eat low carb/ Med protein/hi-ish good fats. It has scientific backing too (it could be construed as Atkins lite). It works and is healthy.

There is a book (of course Smile )written by Dr Moseley The 8 week BSD Diet as this is mainly to reverse type 2 diabetes and is to be followed for 8 weeks. However, the results for weight loss and other inflammatory conditions have been great (see the forum) And for getting into a healthy, tasty way of eating. Committing for 8 weeks is not too bad and there are folks who have done it longer, gaining health and a healthy weight along the way. I didn't have a great deal of weight to lose but have managed to reduce the bad internal fat around my organs (which was my aim as I carried my weight around my middle) using this way of eating.



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