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emoticon EB!! Loved it!

I've been on "vacation" so I'm catching up on the last 2!

SLEEP: I've heard a lot about getting enough sleep so I'm trying to do 8 hours a night now. Here's something from WebMD about it as well....

Sleep loss appears to do two things:

1. Makes you feel hungry even if you are full. Sleep loss has been shown to affect the secretion of cortisol, a hormone that regulates appetite. As a result, individuals who lose sleep may continue to feel hungry despite adequate food intake.

2. Increases fat storage. Sleep loss may interfere with the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates, which leads to high levels of blood sugar. Excess blood sugar promotes the overproduction of insulin, which can lead to the storage of body fat and insulin resistance, a critical step into the development of diabetes.
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SPLURGE MEAL: I like that idea....1 splurge meal a week. It's something to look forward to, but it limits it. You can choose, you know you can have it, and then you're not out of control the whole weekend (which is my usual pattern - 4-5 days of healthy and 2-3 days of not so it undoes the good I've done). I'm trying to break this pattern, and maybe that's a good way to do it.
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Thanks for all the tips!

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This was great EB! You know I have to work on the sleeping one!!!

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“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.”

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Loved these thanks for sharing

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Hormones, my dear, hormones!!!

Last Rule!!!

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Rule #20: PLAN ONE SPLURGE MEAL A WEEK

"The whole idea can be summed up in one word: plan.

"Unlike eposodic bingeing, splurge meals are an ingredient in your diet. When you plan something, YOU are in control. And when you are in control of your splurge, you don't later think that you've vailed. And that puts an end to the old binge-shame-diet-binge cycle.

"Here are some splurge meal rules:

- You don't get a splurge meal until you've completed the first two weeks of the rules.
- It's ONE MEAL - breakfast, lunch, or dinner - a week. Not a whole day of splurges!
- Write down the calorie count before you eat.
- You still don't get any liquid calories except red wine. I want you to get used to eating without a sweet drink at hand.
- Decide whether you want to eat rich or eat big. By that I mean, do you want truly forbidden foods (though no fast - food joints!), bigger portions, or some mix? Take note of your answer and write it down on your daily menu. You'll find it tells you a lot about what you really want when you feel deprived.
- Breakfast and lunch are the best times for splurge meals. If you must splurge for dinner, make sure it's before seven.
- Drink a large glass of water before the meal. At the restaurant order only water and tell them to hold the bread.
- If you are giong out to eat, take a look at the restaurant's menu online so you can, you guessed it, make some plans for your meal before you get there.
- You don't get to blow your splurge meal by going to a fast-food place. Eat real food. Barbecue at home. Experiment with a new recipe. Remember, you are changing your life, so start changing your lifestyle....
- Don't splurge by yourself."

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OK - this is all the rules, but less than half the book. It also goes on in Part 2 - The Skinny Way - to talk about Setting Yourself Up for Success and Four Weeks Worth of Menus. Part 3 - The Skinny Tools - talks about The Core Recipes.

It's been an interesting month with Bob Harper. I hope you enjoyed hearing what he had to say.

In October we will be working on the SparkPeople Cookbook! Hope to see you then!

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emoticon aaah, to sleep, per chance to dream...

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I eat a reasonable amount of veggies, but want to eat more. If I start eating no carbs (starchy carbs) in the evening, I'll probably up my green veggie intake because I am thinking I will likely eat two veggies and my protein instead of a veggie, starch and protein. My fiber runs on the low side of what Harper recommends, so adding more veggies will increase the fiber.

Go to bed hungry. This one is hard for me, but I'm going to work harder on it.

Sleep - I know it, but struggle with it. Being gone 12 hours out of the day definitely crimps my sleeping style. Hard for me to balance between sleep and getting a workout. I do know that when I don't get my sleep, I am hungry the next day - craving hunger!



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Rule #19 - SLEEP RIGHT

"You don't have to go to any textbook to be told that you should get eight hours of sleep a night. When you sleep, your body heals. When you sleep, all that work we do in the gym slowly turns into muscle. Sleep gives your various overactive brain synapses a chance to reoxygenate and settle down. That's why you feel so refreshed after a good sleep."

"... it really doesn't matter whether you are overweight or not: sleep gets harder the older you get. That's mainly because your body stops making the hormones critical for sound sleep. Add to this the overstimulation of modern life, and you've got a recipe for an epidemic of sleeplessness."

"The overweight and obese have other huge issues with sleep. If you are obese, you will likely, at some point, become an apneac - your excess weight can cut off your air flow, causing heavy snoring and restricted breathing. At best, this will leave you chronically fatigued during the day. At worst, sleep apnea poses a severe risk of heart attack."

"The more disturbed your sleep patern, ... , the more likely you are to lose control of your eating the next day."

"The upshot: you'll snack on high-calorie foods. and you'll get fat."

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I'm with you Brenda -- the girls want to play too! Die Hard Marathon!!!! We are not whimpy chicks!

I usually eat a little something (or drink a little something) before bed to help avoid my blood sugars from getting too low in the night. Perhaps I need to experiment again with this.




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Love broccoli....never had kale, but veggies are very filling! I eat over 25 gr of fiber daily.
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I'm finding that carbs at night make me feel bloated. I drink a lot of water at night - play word feud on my phone with my DH while watching TV to keep my hands busy.

Can I watch Die Hard too???? Love those movies....Yippee-Ki-Ya,.....(fill in the blank)
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Rule #18 - GO TO BED HUNGRY

"In the physical realm, you know what happens when you haven't eaten: your stomach feels empty, maybe a little achy, in need of comfort. You crave carbs. And yes, carbs can make you feel better in the short term. But as you now know, that benefit soon turns into a hunger-producing Monster. In the phychological realm, overweight people are often lonely and anxious; eating before bed is nerve-settling, comforting.

"Given these obstacles, is bedtime fasting worth it? Absolutely. Because you will burn fat like crazy if you do it. The absence of carbs in your bloodstream will let your body produce the hormones it needs for better sleep. And with good sleep comes other benefits - muscle repair, brain-chemical balancing, and increased energy during the day. You might almost say that sleep is nature's ultimate spa treatment. It's no accident that the connection between sleep and obesity is one fo the hottest scientific enterprises going."

"HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF COMPLY"

"There are a lot of ways one might comply with this rule: Don't eat three hours before going to bed. Don't eat after eight. Don't eat anything after dinner. You decide. Your body will respond: denied fuel for more than five hours, your body will start burning its own fat and sugar. That means that, if your dinner was at 8 p.m., you're burning fat by 1 a.m."

"AMUSING THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT INSTEAD OF EATING"

"Men
- Watch Die Hard again... and again, and again. You can never go wrong with Die Hard.
- Find your old high school girlfriend on Facebook and "poke" her.
- Read the instruction manual on that new camera of yours... I'm sure you will learn a lot more than just point and shoot.
- Search travel websites for your next big bachelor party in Vegas. Remember, what happens in Vegas, etc.
- Take all your "fat clothes," box them, and label it FAT CLOTHES."

"Women
- Watch Steel Magnolias again... Don't forget the Kleenex.
- Find your best friend from high school on Facebook and rekindle that friendship.
- Read the instruction manual on your smartphone and realize all the really cool things that you are missing out on when it comes to what they can do now.
- Search travel websites for your next big girls' weekend/spa getaway in VEGAS!!! (Same rules from above apply.)
- Ditto, then go out and buy an entire new wardrobe for that Vegas spa weekend."

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I've been eating a lot of raw veggies & fruit this week and I think my train derailed!!! Hint -- if you are not use to a lot of fiber -- build up your intake slowly!

I've been trying to add more veggies to all of my meals, even spaghetti. Hubby said it was like a spaghetti goulash.







Edited by: HONEYLEA at: 9/27/2012 (15:53)
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Rule #17 - EAT YOUR VEGETABLES - JUST DO IT!

"... what if I told you that if you added some tasty, crisp, and easy-to-prepare veggies to your daily diet that you would feel more satisfied, naturally eat less, and lose weight?"

"You can figure out part of the answer. Vegetables have a huge mount of fiber, which, shall we say, makes the trains run on time. They consist principally of water. They have few sugars and few calories."

"...you've got to trick the body into eating less, and veggies may be the most powerful way to do this."

"... let me talk about two (veggies) that have particularly great taste and versatility."

KALE - loaded with vitamins C and K, calcium, and fiber; only 50 calories in a HUGE serving; can be stir-fried, steamed, put in soups.

BROCCOLI (and broccoli rabe and broccolini) - same as above.

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The meals at home....not a problem....don't work, don't leave really....almost all my meals are here except maybe 1-2 a week!!
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As far as sodium goes, I don't salt my food really - I use pepper for spice....or just a little if it needs it (some things do). But I buy low or no sodium items in cans (when possible), try to buy as much fresh or frozen as possible, and always read labels. Laura's right - the less processed, the better. Although, the biggest culprit is eating out (the sodium in fast food and restaurant meals is HUGE!), and then canned items are high as well if you eat several processed or canned a day (it adds up).

Of course, planning and using the nutrition tracker helps! I stick to the recommended under 2300 mg...and am usually under that (I take blood pressure meds).
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This was another subject we talked about in class yesterday. Most of our salt intake is from processed foods. I'm not as concerned with this one right now, but switching over to eating more fresh foods, I'll be cutting down anyway,

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salt has been a real issue for me since they reduced the daily recommendations; the processed foods just add up too fast... a can of soup is more than my daily limit!

i was surprised my doctor said to use an iodized salt 2x/week on the table, because the iodine prevents the goiters/possibly thyroid cancers.... and the salt is not iodized in processed foods. I've adopted that guideline... after a friend had a huge goiter that was cancerous removed last year...

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I can't say I "banish" high salt foods. But my husband has high blood pressure and we do watch sodium. I try to cook low salt, use a lot of salt free spices and Mrs. Dash. But even so, anything processed is just plain high in sodium. Instant pudding, for goodness sakes is extremely high in sodium. Why? It just bombards us everywhere.

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Rule #16 - BANISH HIGH-SALT FOODS

"Why is salt so vexing? Because we are often misled about it. It is common to see a label claiming that a product is 'low salt,' 'heart healthy,' or 'low sodium,' and indeed it is - if you eat the tiny recommended portion (twelve chips?!). Also, salt is the most common added ingredient in all processed foods, from applesauce to tuna fish to tomato soup to peanut butter. Figuring it out is often neither simple nor intuitive."

"Here's more: our bodies NEED salt to remain in chemical balance, but each individual's requirements can fluctuate wildly. When a couch potato becomes physically active, he needs more salt. It's not just a matter of cutting it out completely."

"... The simple rule of thumb is that you need to eat less than 2,000 milligrams of salt a day. Think about that number when you reach for salt or when you're considering something salty. Limit yourself to that number or less."

"For the overweight and obese, salt commands attention for two reasons. The first is health. Too much salt and you will upset your body's exquisite mechanism for maintaining proper levels of fluid. That causes increased blood volume, which makes your heart work harder to move blood through arteries, which increases blood pressure. Like anything under too much pressure, something's going to blow. When it goes, we call it stroke or heart disease. It is a leading cause of premature death in the general population. It is THE leading cause of premature death among women."

"There are less grave but nonetheless important consequences as well; swollen 'Cabbage Patch doll' ankles, dry skin, and puffy bags under the eyes. Fluid retention also can slow weight loss and cause you to get discouraged. You don't need that."

"Here's how I manage my salt intake:

- Don't use salt at the table. Don't even put it on the table; having it there will make it too easy to add to your food without thinking. If you really think something needs salt, you'll have to get up to get the shaker. That's a disincentive right there.
- When you check a label for salt content, always check portion size as well.
- Use lemons and lemon juice to enhance flavors.
- If something you're cooking calls for a teaspoon of salt, start with a half or a third instead. You can always add more later. You can't take it out."

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I'm counting my lunches as meals at home, too, because I've packed them from home, vs. eating out for lunch.

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I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

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I'm not sure that I'm home for 10 meals a week! But if I can count packing my breakfast and lunch instead of eating out during the workday, I'm golden. I'm only so-so on eating at the table and the tv is ALWAYS on in our house. I usually plan dinner so that I can sit down and watch a favorite show during dinner. When hubby is working nights, it is usually just me at dinner time.

I am a stickler for having a grocery list and I have been sticking to my list each week. Even though I plan my meals, and I use that plan to make my list, it seems like I buy a lot of food each week. I look at the carts of "skinny" people and wonder if I'm doing it wrong or if they shop several times each week.

Since recommitting to losing weight, I do shop mostly around the outside of our store, except I think the store isn't following the rules. It recently moved all of the chips and cookies to the outside aisles.

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“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.”

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at least 10 meals at home - definitely already there, but not always following everything else he suggests.

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I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

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here's where the pavement hits the road... some really practical ideas here :)

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She's beautiful, Brenda!!!

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Rule #15: MAKE YOUR OWN FOOD AND EAT AT LEAST TEN MEALS A WEEK AT HOME

"I know, I know. Is Harper crazy? Doesn't he know how busy I am?

"Too bad! Harper's Way is not easy. I told you that when we started. The old easy way got you here! If you want to change your life, and not just your lifestyle, you've got to do things differently. Or stay fat. Period."

"... It requires only a little planning, a willingness to learn some basics, and some creativity on your part to make your food something you and others in your family look forward to eating.

"Just planning your meals makes a huge impact on weight loss."

"Why - really - the French aren't fat"

- Do not put large platters of food on the table. When you put second portions in front of you, you're more likely to eat like it's Thanksgiving rather than, say, Gandhi's birthday.
- If possible, do not eat alone. Eat as a couple, or as a family.
- Do not eat away from the table. The table is where you eat. Even when you snack. The couch is where you watch TV, read this book, or meditate.
- Set the table - even if this means the most rudimentary plate, napkin, fork, and glass on a placemat. After all, the table is where you eat, not FEED.
- Allow no distractions at the table. Especially no TV."

CHANGES WHEN SHOPPING:

- make a shopping list
- take a pen to cross things off or make notes
- don't be afraid to talk with your butcher
- strive to stay along the walls of the store

CHANGES AT HOME:

- put the least caloric and most rule-abiding things at eye level in the fridge and pantry
- get your kitchen ready (quick inventory of kitchen tools - blender, toaster, big skillet, large pot, big roasting pan, decent knife set, a couple of plastic cutting boards, immersion blender/stick blender, slow cooker, sealable plastic bags and containers of different sizes)
- get a good reference book that lists the calories, fiber, fat, and carbs of all common foods. Use it!
- stock up on all your basic spices and dried herbs (whole peppercorns, cinnamon, vanilla, oregano - fresh herbs are best, fresh garlic, olive oil, tuna fish, canned tomatoes, garbanzo beans, hummus, and low-salt chicken stock.
- buy bags of single-portion frozen brown rice, farro, quinoa, lentils, barley, oatmeal and good whole-wheat pasta.
- throw away all white-grain products
- your fridge should have plain Greek yogurt, apples, berries, string cheese, ricotta or cottage cheese, grated parmesan cheese, Ezekiel bread, a half pound of cheddar or Swiss cheese, a quart of low- or no-fat milk, and some fresh green beans, cucumbers, and lemons.

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I'm back to eating breakfast as well....I was staying up WAY too late, getting up too late, then just eating "brunch". My "clock" was off. Now I'm back to a decent bedtime, getting up at a normal time, and eating breakfast....and I feel much better!
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Oh, and thanks, Laura! That is my 2-year-old Angora-mix kitty "Maui"! She's not fat....she's fluffy....LOL
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This is one I'm still working on. I've eaten breakfast ever since I started on this journey, but still find myself wanting to save up calories for evening. This is the exact opposite of what my trainer wants me to do and what Bob Harper recommends in this book. I'm trying to learn, but having a bit of a difficult time with it.

My husband does this. He can go all day without eating, then pile in the food in the evening. It's hard for me to refrain when he eats a huge snack or more in the evening.

Edited by: WARMSPRINGDAY at: 9/23/2012 (11:48)
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Check! that was me for DECADES! used to skip to save cals for later... which meant i was eating ginormous meals later... switching to several even sized meals was a huge switch... (aka busting portion distortion because of things like skipping breakfast... ;)

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Good job, Laura!

And a reminder to all - take or leave these "rules." Use what applies to you and don't worry about the other ones!!!

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Rule #14 - EAT A REAL BREAKFAST

"... I'm not telling you to eat breakfast because it is "healthy," I'm tell you that YOU WILL FAIL AT WEIGHT LOSS AND WEIGHT CONTROL IF YOU DON'T."

"....you should take note that, over and over, researchers find that people who skip breakfast are more likely to eat too many calories later in the day - calories that come from bad foods."

"When should you eat breakfast? I prefer that you eat it within an hour of waking and, of course, AFTER A LARGE GLASS OF WATER. ... Dieters tend to believe that the fewer meals they eat, the more likely they will lose weight. That's a tough habit to break.

Break it."

" here are three key foods to have for breakfast:

Oatmeal. . . Eggs. . . Greek Yogurt"

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Brenda -- digging your kitty pic!

I have some major catching up to do after this crazy week! Here it goes:

Rule #7 No Carbs
I'll have to go with cutting out processed carbs. Carbs in Freggies will be fair game. It is actually easy for me to go without carbs when I do meat and freggies. My most likely carb is usually some type of bread. I'll try cutting that out. I may have to adjust my insulin though.

Rule #8 Food Labels
Been reading these for awhile. I'll have to pay more attention as I make up my menu plans each week. I always check out labels on new products I find.

Rule #9 Portion size
This is a huge thing for me. I have been an "eyeball it" gal for far too long. Part of my nutrition class is about making sure that we measure everything we are eating. And for those items we can't measure, to use the food labels to assist with portion sizes. One of my goals is to clean off space on my counter for my food scale & measuring cups.

Rule #10 Artificial sweetners
This one would kill me. Splenda is my BFF. I don't think for me it is about making things uber sweet as much as it is about cutting out the sugar from normal choices. Items like sugar free jello or cool whip, splenda in my coffee, sweetening a smoothie, etc. I'll watch my use, but I'll be leaving this one alone.

Rule #11 Taters
I've been limiting my taters lately. It is weird -- I can't stand to eat the skin on a baked potato, but have no problems eating them on new potatoes. I've been hearing and reading that potatoes have gotten a bad rap. If you bake it and don't top it with all the butter & stuff, it is actually not a bad thing, especially if you eat the skin. Topping it with salsa or a light spray of Pam and some dill weed is good. Even better if added to other roasted veggies!

Rule #12 Make one meal meatless
This is easier to do at breakfasts or lunches when I'm more likely to do eggs, oatmeal, cereal. salads or soups. The bigger picture to this one is to find non-meat protein sources. Eggs, peanut butter, etc. That is the harder thing to come up with.

Rule #13 Fast Food
I haven't let my McD habit go yet, but I've been cutting back. I'm finding that since I've started cutting back on this that it doesn't taste as good to me anymore. I've given up almost all fast food fries. They just don't taste good. This is a rule that I'll continue working on.


I think that catches me up. It is a really good list of rules so far. I'm currently reading my class' nutrition booklet and am starting to get into healthy eating in my weekly weightloss class. A lot of these rules go hand in hand with what we are learning.

I use Pam and non-stick pans to cut back on the need for oils. I usually use olive oil or canola oil. Pam has spray olive oil. Grilling or using foil packets to steam veggies helps eliminate the need for a lot of oil.

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I use Pam (cooking spray) a lot....and if I have to add a teeny bit of oil or margarine then I do, but usually it's just the cooking spray.

Hey....love the list....that'll keep you away from those fried foods!! YIKES!
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Meatless meals...I love beans (the musical fruit!) and nuts (well, I'm one, so it figures)...glad they're good for us!!
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I would think sauteing in a few teaspoons of olive oil would be a whole lot different from what I would consider "fried" food - I'm thinking french fries, fried chicken, etc. A little bit of olive oil is healthful. But even olive oil used to the extreme seems to me could be unhealthy. I haven't read the book yet, so just my thoughts.

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emoticon ooh, what a list!

so what is he saying, no frying? is sauteeing in olive oil = frying = not good?



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Hey, Warm! It's nice to see ya!!!

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Rule #13 - GET RID OF FAST FOODS AND FRIED FOODS

(from Beverly - this section is so good I'd need to retype the WHOLE section. But I think that might be slightly illegal! So I'm going to just give you the last little bitl)

A FAT WARNING SIGN FOR YOUR REFRIGERATOR DOOR

What are the main side effects of eating friend foods? Post this list on your refrigerator door to remind yourself why you should stay away from them:

Eating fried foods can cause. . .

- GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- chronic diarrhea
- "anal leakage" (not kidding)
- acne, skn rashes, and cholesterol "bumps" under eyes
- halitosis and smelly skin
- high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol
- irritable bowel syndrome
- gallstones

Need I say more?

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Oh, what have I missed out on by turning off my notifications for this team. I've just been introduced to this book and have ordered it from the library. Somewhat excited about pursuing if there are some things here that might work for me.

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Wow, more rules!

i am nuts for beans & nuts!!! not necessarily together! LOL ;)

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i discovered beans when i was looking for non-meat, non-dairy lean protein sources and try to work them into my lunches...

Nuts? always loved nuts! so glad they r so good4us!


emoticon once I started stripping away added sweeteners/processed foods, i was surprised how good REAL food tastes, even how sweet some is. From fruit to carrots to squash & sweet potatos!

i'm not sure about Bob's guidelines on the potatos/sweet potatos... definitely love the info on the skins, but have read these foods are nutrition powerhouses and even are back on the diabetic food table. Like whole grains, they are a serving instead of a heaping mound on the plate... like i used to love...

and i love his eat all you want veggie guidelines. I have found that about 2 cups of non-starchy veggies with lunches & dinners goes a long ways to helping me feel satisfied... I started doing that when I started trying to build meals using a myplate.gov approach with 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as whole grains/potatos and 1/2 in freggies... the plate picture is something easy I can visualize :)

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Thanks, Brenda!!! I appreciate your comments!

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Rule #12 - MAKE ONE MEAL A WEEK MEATLESS

"More specifically, make one day a no-animal-protein day."

"And if you learn to use a few simple plant foods well, it will keep you from succumbing to that notorious dieter's trap: monotony."

"A meatless day can still provide you with an abundance of fruits and Harpersized platters of vegetables. you know by now that I want you to get a lot of protein, a lot of fiber, as few simple sugars as possible, and no bad fats."

"What other foods meet this criteria? Answer: beans and nuts or seeds."

"Both of these food groups tend to be underused in our daily American diet. Nuts are relegated to snack time. Nut butters to children. And beans? My bet is you almost never eat them, unless they're made with huge amounts of added fat and sugar."

Beans are high in protein as well as low in fat and high in fiber. They are relatively inexpensive.

Nuts are pretty much ideal foods so long as you eat them raw or dry-roasted. They are high in protein, fiber, good fats and beneficial phytochemicals.

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I like sweet potato "fries"....just thin cuts of them - you can bake them. Or even a sweet potato. And I ALWAYS eat the skin of a potato! :) But like I said before, I'm trying to cut out the carbs at night, so that's going to be only a treat or once in a while thing.

As for sweeteners or sugar - it is amazing when you read labels. Again, going back to natural versus processed foods - I'm guessing that's why we're a fatter society nowadays! LOL I use a little sweetener in iced tea on occasion, but the one diet green tea I drink daily has zero sugars and then I have water with lemon!
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There's 20 all together! We're about half-way through!

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Rule #11 - GET RID OF THOSE WHITE POTATOES

"It's not that there is anything innately wrong with white potatoes; it's just that we consume so much of them, and in the most overweight-producing forms."

"And tragically, we eat them without the skin, where half the fiber and nutrients reside."

"Fortunately, I can make this a little easier for you because nutrition science is showing that other tubers - like sweet potatoes (available in a golden yellow variety and in a deeper orange variety, which are often alternately labeled as yams in supermarkets), parsnips, turnips, and even many lesser-known kinds of potatoes - can earn a place on a weight-MAINTENANCE diet. (I still feel strongly, though, that even these should not be used in the first month of your regimen.) Yes, their preparation is a little more time consuming. But you're going to start treating starches as a kind of treat - remember? Potatoes in all forms are one of those starches. Moreover, there are weight-conscious ways to prepare root veggies that retain their fiber, which, as you know, cuts their net carbohydrate load. These methods are simple, easy, and tasty. And they enhance that sweet/savory character that I want you to nurture."

Rapid Roasting: Preheat the oven to 450 F. Cut your root veggies into 1-inch cubes and spray them with olive or canola oil. Place on baking sheet and sprinkle with pepper, minced garlic, lemon, or your favorite herbs. Bake for about 15 minutes. You can cook a large batch and, after cooling, place in the fridge and use in soups, salads, sandwiches, etc.

Fake Frying: Works the same as Rapid Roasting except cut veggies into longer sticks. Toss them with some pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil and bake until they begin to brown.

Whole Mashing: Roast your root veggies with the skin on until they start to caramelize, let them cool, and then mash.

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These are great rules, how many are they ?

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Thanks, Brenda!!!

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Rule #10 - NO MORE ADDED SWEETENERS, INCLUDING ARTIFICIAL ONES

"We are, as humans, hardwired to seek sweetness. It is a powerful, deeply rooted inclination. We even have specialized taste buds for it on our tongue. Think about it: in evolutionary terms, sweetness, as in berries and wild fruits, signaled something that was safe and dedible and high in energy - what cavemen and -women needed to run all day.

We don't need to run all day.

That's why I want you to get away from ALL added sweeteners. Yes, I mean sweeteners in bread, sweeteners in frozen fruits (in the form of "added fruit concentrates"), and sweeteners in any packaged food you pick up on the fly. You don't have the physiological ammo to "just have a little." You don't have an antisweet taste bud. ... I want you to get out of the whole world of hypersweetness. You won't phychologically expect supersweet when I'm done with you."

"Sugar and HFCS consumption soared, not just for the reasons we all know, but because even lo-fat foods were chock full of it. And grains, especially refined grains, act much like sugar on the body's weight-control system. Sugar stimulates the liver to make new fat cells. And once you have a fat cell, you've got it forever."

"... The Skinny Rules advocate using the weight-lowering effects of low-sugar/high-fiber fruits with the satisfaction - or satiety - boost we get from good fats. You're going to feel better and start losing pounds right from the start. And once you get used to that, you'll know why you can live without that soda!"

"... aspertame and stevia ... skew you to expect hypersweet tastes. If we don't get you out of that world, you'll keep expecting that reward."

"Does this mean a life without dessert? No. In Rule 20, I'll tell you how to plan and successfully implement a weekly splurge meal. Trust me. There is a time and a place for cake, even in a rules life."

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Size is interesting, and reading a label is mandatory!! You have to see what they are saying is a "serving"!! I've bought frozen "bowls" and a serving is 1/2 the bowl! Same with a chicken pot pie....Who is going to eat half of the bowl or pie?? LOL That's so it looks "normal" in calories. Of course, I read labels before buying now - not just the calories, but the carbs, fiber and fat too - it's really important.

Back to the "NO CARBS AT NIGHT" subject (just popping on now!) I know what they are saying - they aren't talking about freggies - they are talking about bread, rice, pasta, etc - processed carbs - not "natural" carbs. For a while I was only eating a high fiber processed carb in the morning and at lunch, and the rest were freggies. At night it was meat and veggies, and for dessert it was frozen fruit with nuts and maybe a dollop of whipped cream - love it!! Anyway, I lost a lot of weight doing that - skipping the processed carb at night made a HUGE difference in my weight loss for the week and my numbers at the doc's (lab results) kept getting better. I have fallen off the wagon a bit going off and on, but am back to doing it starting this week.

As far as diabetes, I know that when you eat carbs, you should have some protein with it for keeping the insulin level, so not having processed carbs won't hurt this. But checking with your doctor is always a good way to go. :)

Eating healthier, more natural foods is always a better choice, so read those labels and pick low-cal, less fat, higher fiber choices!!
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Rule #9: STOP GUESSING ABOUT PORTION SIZE AND GIET IT RIGHT - FOR GOOD

Any one heard of "portion distortion???"

"...When people see large sizes, they want large sizes - at least a third more than they would normally eat. ... How can you fight it and win?"

"Making your own food (Rule 15) is one certain way. But for the moment, here are the two most basic tools I've got."

"Technique *#1: Forced Portion Control"

"By forced portion control, I mean buying, making, and being sure you've always got food that is ready to eat in the right amounts.... Stuff you like. Sizes that make sense."

"The bottom line: stock your kitchen with foods in portions you are sure about and/or portion it out into baggies or serving containers ahead of time so that when you're hungry, you find the right-sized offering."

"Technique #2: Harpersizing"

"...we take advantage of high-fiber, low-calorie foods to fill you up. We totally rethink their portion size. In fact, when it comes to vegetables and fruits, you can forget portion size altogether. Eat what you want!"

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who knew reading labels can be such a minefield? i like to take time now and then to browse new products and was excited to find what was a nice, high proteinbar the other day, but... aside from some of the things Bob mentions, it had added fiber in the form of *chicory root extract* ~ which i've found triggers gas & bloating beyond simple refried bean like flatulence in me! LOL... (and = something i refuse to eat! ;)

i do wish they would put as much effort in creating healthful, affordable, clearly labeled and understandable real food products as they put into junk/crap, chemicals & gimmicks!

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Rule #8: LEARN TO READ FOOD LABELS SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE EATING

"... you've got to do this, because it is going to put you back in control of your food, your diet, your body, and your life."

"Let's start with the fact that, if you are like most of our fellow Americans (in fact, most earthlings), you are ruled by dietary mis-information. Or confusion. Or just plain ignorance. You're not alone. When asked to read the labels of common food items, the majority of consumers often can't figure out the basics. And no wonder. The modern nutrition label is frequently confusing - graphically busy, laden with irrelevant claims and detail, sometimes almost impossible to find on the container. And that's on top of one of my great pet peeves; ridiculously small portion sizes. The heck with that."

"...the government now requires clarity in food labeling."

"Remember the mantra: the more processed a food is, the more you should simply avoid it."

"Anyway, here are your marching orders - the pieces of information you need to look for on labels."

"SERVING SIZE: Practice automatically scanning for this. Have some fun. Take your spouse/partner with your and play 'guess the serving size.' Pick up things all around the supermarket, from the deli to frozen food to canned items. Use your phone to find fun facts about the item. You'll see. Oh yeah, you'll see . . . something might look low-cal until you realize that a serving is about a tablespoon!"

"NUMBER OF SERVINGS: This is still the single most overlooked thing on the label. I can't tell you how many times I've had a client or contestant come up to me all excited about great 'light' food, only to have me point out that what he thought was 250 calories is really 500 calories, because no one could possibly eat just half of what anyone would agree is a serving! But the knowledge helps them lose weight."

"CALORIES: Once you've taken in the first two items, this is your first cut point. If the label says 350 calories per serving, and that means half of, say, a little protein bar that you'll eat in two bites, it's time to say goodbye. This is the first sign of a calorically dense food. You should be wary."

"PROTEIN: With your daily requirement in mind (your weight divided by two equals the number of grams needed per day), this is one of the most important ingredients. If it's a low number, and you are looking for something to help fill your vital protein requirements, don't buy it."

"SUGAR: By sugar, I mean sugars - all of them, from honey to agave to high fructose corn syrup. If it appears in the first five ingredients, keep walkin'."

"SODIUM: Sodium is something we must have in our diets. But not a lot. Unfortunately, many foods have too mch of it. ... The limit recommended for a healthy person is 2,400 mg. I say keep it under 2,000 mg."

"FAT: Forget what you've been told. Fat is not a bad thing. Like salt, we need it. ... The label will also tell you the percentage of fat calories per servi ng; if it is over 20 percent, walk away. Also, remember that not all fats are equal. Look at the ingredients section to find out what kind of fat it is. If it is a saturated fat - lard, butter, oil, suet - it will be listed. Don't buy that product. Look for monounsaturated fats made from plants - olive oil, canola oil."

"TRANS FATS: Trans fats help keep vending machine items fresh - for years. Do youi really want that in your body? Unfortunately, trans fats do no have to be listed on the label if they weigh less than half a gram. That hidden trans fat can add up if you eat a lot of processed foods."

"FIBER: Remember, we are trying to get 30 to 50 grams a day. ... look in the ingredients section to see where this fiber comes from - whether it is added (OK in principle, as in the case of apple fiber or bran) or comes from industrial sources (not OK)."

"NET CARBS: This is where fiber pays off again! Net carbs are, in short, digestible carbs - the carbs that cause weight gain. The figure is arrived at by subtracting grams of fiber from total grams of carbohydrate. ... check the ingredients to see where those carbs come from. If they come from processed grains, then no. If they come from whole grains, vegetables, and whole fruits - get them. If they're from 'wheat flour,' any added sugar, or anything you can't pronouce, skip it."

"THE INGREDIENTS LIST: One rule of thumb: the more items in this section, the less positively you should view this food. ... In short: if a sweetener - any sweetener - or any refined flour (remember, it must say whole-wheat flour) appears within the first five ingredients, then just keep on pushing that grocery cart."

It also talks about CHEMICALS TO AVOID:
Food dyes
Aspartame (keeps you in that appetite-twisting world of hyperflavors, which have conditioned you to crave sugar, fat, and bad carbs.)
Polysorbate 60 (also used in detergent, as an emulsifier, or, in the case of Polysorbate 60, a major ingredient in some sexual lubricants.")
Olestra (labels say: "Olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stools. Olestra inhibits the absorption of some vitamins and other nutrients. Vitamins A, D, E, and K have been added." It can also cause diarrhea and anal leakage.)
MSG (or monosodium glutamate; also used for making chewing gum, drinks, over the counter medications, as a binder and filler for nutritional supplements, in prescription drugs, IV fluids given in hospitals, and in the chicken pox vaccine.)

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I better get into those apples than, no carbs for dinner that be a tough one.

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yeah, it's a bit unclear, because he turns around and says snack on freggies, which are carbs... so maybe it is refined?


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emotionally, i do better working in snacks, and am not sure if her advice is an emerging theory that research will further substantiate or if it really doesn't matter.

emoticon as to type of carb for snacks, i usually included a whole grain sumptin, sumptin... this week i'm wild about those corn tortillas & making a quick wrap with leftover meat, chopped veggies & salsa.... cripes, i'm drooling just thinking of that! have to go eat! it's lunch time here! lol ;)

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As I said at the beginning of this thread - take what works and leave the rest. I think he's talking about refined carbs.

I can do this quite easily and do many days. After lunch, I'll snack on fruit and cheese or veggies. For dinner, I'll have protein plus a veggie. After dinner I may have another fruit for a snack.

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My favorite apples are honey crisp and then gala.

No carbs after lunch isn't going to happen. I couldn't take my metformin at night without my snack.. Maybe some day when I am not taking any meds to regulate my insulin.

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Interesting. Not sure how this one works. Eating an apple for an afternoon snack would be comsuming carbs. I could understand limiting carbs, but no carbs?

As a diabetic who is on insulin, I have never had any of my dietitans tell me this advice. I'm not sure I'm in for this one without doctor approval.


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Wow, Jules! That's awesome!!!

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"...WHY: what happens when you eat carbs late in the day?

Carbs are forms of sugar, and sugar cues the pancreas to make more insulin, which in turn triggers appetite. The later in the day that you consume sugar, the more likely it is that you will get food cravings late at night. Late-night cravings are not a good thing!"

"...It turns out that the number of times during the day that you signal your pancreas to make insulin is just as important as how much sugar you eat. Each "excursion" is like a hammer delivering blow after blow to your cells. No wonder today's diabetes experts want you to limit the number of times you eat carbs, especially in the evening. Add to this the fact that insulin cues hunger hormones in the gut, and you've got one incredibly powerful physiological response."

"But you can strategically manage that war to your own weight-loss benefit. I'll give you two guiding principles:

1. Snack on fiber, protein, vegetables, and fresh fruits (not dried fruits).
2. Eat lean and green at night.

Repeat. Post on refriderator door."

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emoticon i love Gala apples, sweet, crisp and cold! I'd forgotten about the blood sugar benefits!

emoticon back to fiber, when i am on a roll, i usually have a high fiber cereal like oatmeal or kashi, 4 - 5 fruits and 8+ veggies, all skin on where possible. Same for potatos, and I try to have legume/beans at lunch one way or another. When I have the hungries, I do a tbsp chia seeds in yogurt or stirfry/soups stews... and my lunch carb tends to be a whole grain sumptin or in the fall sweet potato, so these things usually clock me in around 50 gms/day

i have found eating 2 cups of veggies at lunch and dinner helps with hunger. i tend to not want to eat them, so really have to focus to make that happen, and tend to cook up 1 - 2 days worth in a mixed medley stirfry every other day. In a pinch, i put frozen in a bowl with broth & spices and nuke em...

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I also like a sweeter apple. Not a fan of Granny Smiths except sliced thin on a turkey sandwich. My go-to apples are Golden Delicious or Fuji. My grocery store is great about bringing in new varieties each fall, so I like to try new or unusual ones.

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Braeburn! yummy!


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Honey Crisps! So yummy!!!!


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i think gala is one i like. I like a sweet type apple not the tart

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Question -- what is your favorite type of apples and why?

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love pb on apples...

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It is getting to be apple season again. This is a great "go-to" item for me to take to work for snacks. I keep an apple slicer in my desk at work. Need to up the protein? Put a dab of peanut butter on your apple slices.

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hmmmm this is like the 2nd time in a week i heard about apples. i think i need to find some recipes since i don't always like the skin but love apples.

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