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MORTICIAADDAMS Posts: 111,259
9/1/20 11:26 A

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I've never been a binge eater. I use to have problems restricting my intake but I stopped eating out of bags. I only buy one serving or I take out one serving, eat it, and quit. Then drink some water. It has changed things for me.

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VICKICHARNA18 Posts: 7,057
9/1/20 6:05 A

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I can do without something easier than I can limit my amounts of it. It's like that old commercial, I can't eat just one, so I don't eat any.

It seems to work for me with "real" foods, but with "treats", if I hold off all day, I can take 1 small piece or bite of something just before I go to bed and it satisfies me. I can hold off all day knowing if I cave in at the end of the day it won't be binging, it will just be one small piece.

Vicki (Charna is my middle name, and in the Hebrew alphabet each letter has a numerical value. 18 spells the word LIFE, so to everyone, L'chiam, to Life)


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MORTICIAADDAMS Posts: 111,259
8/31/20 9:14 P

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A significant part of the population has to count carbs. I have hypoglycemia and I have to count carbs. Pre-diabetics and diabetics should too. And people with certain diseases have to count calories. Not everyone can eat whatever they want to. They would die.

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VICKICHARNA18 Posts: 7,057
8/31/20 8:16 P

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I don't count calories or carbs, just kind of limit my carbs. If I had to count I'd never keep track. so probably I'd never eat again. Maybe that's the real solution!

Vicki (Charna is my middle name, and in the Hebrew alphabet each letter has a numerical value. 18 spells the word LIFE, so to everyone, L'chiam, to Life)


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MORTICIAADDAMS Posts: 111,259
8/31/20 10:45 A

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My hubby uses Walden Farm's chocolate syrup. It has no calories.

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VICKICHARNA18 Posts: 7,057
8/31/20 6:38 A

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I don't drink any other liquor. I never liked the taste of it. But this just tastes like liquid chocolate, and since I don't eat that any more, this is my substitute. And I have it in little doses, just like when I cheat on my diet with that 1 piece of chocolate for dessert.

Even when wine was part of religious dinners I always managed to take "pretend" sips, or when I finally had some say in what was served found some "sweet" concord that was palatable to me. Everyone always laughed at me for that!

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MORTICIAADDAMS Posts: 111,259
8/30/20 9:12 P

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I can't drink alcohol.

I eat a lot like you, Becca, as I have inflammation.

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VICKICHARNA18 Posts: 7,057
8/28/20 7:16 P

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I'm not sure why, but I started gaining a pound a month it seems. Maybe it's the new (delicious) drink (Kirkland Irish Country Creme(sp?) we found at Costco that is 1/2 the price of Bailey's Irish Creme (sp?) and 1/3 the price Godiva White Chocolate Cream(sp?),. I wanted to send some to my friend in NY, but not only can't I do it it isn't even SOLD in NY according to the website. Sure hope not

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8/28/20 3:41 P

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I count carbs as I am diabetic. No gluten, no processed foods, and I stay under 125 grams of net carbs per day

Due to be diagnosed with brain lesions, and potential MS, I am trying to follow the Wahl's Protocol, level one, which has one eliminate gluten, diary, and sugar, among other items tlthat may be causing inflammation in the body. It has me eating the following types of veggies each day:

3cups sulfur veggies like onions, etc
3cups green leafy veggies, and
3 cups colorful veggies and/or colorful fruit. A nectarine counts as the color goes throughout the fruit. An apple, even with color on the skin, doesn't count. I can still eat an apple, but after I have met the minimum requirements of the other total nine cups veggies.

Thus far, I am at 2 cups of each type of veggies per day, which is ok as long as the ratio remains the same. It is to get all the necessary micronutrients for my brain and body health.

I also do daily time restricted eating aka intermittent fasting, where I fast a minimum of 12 hours per day. My usual fast is 14 hours. IF seems to normalize my blood glucose.

Autoimmune conditions can be helped with Wahls. Check out the book at the library or check out YouTube videos about Terry Wahl, MD if u want more info.

This way of eating reminds me of the WW diet in the early 80s which was based on the diabetic exchange diet. I was a binger back then, and lost all my weight binging on low carb veggies. I was quite healthy too. Then the gov changed our meal plans to include all the "whole grains" (carbs and mostly gluten based) in a greater amount than before.

Then they wonder why our health is so bad now.

Lower carb works well and is quite doable as a way of life, so I congratulate you!! emoticon

Edited by: BECCABOO127 at: 8/28/2020 (15:41)
If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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VICKICHARNA18 Posts: 7,057
6/7/20 7:03 A

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My husband and I are on that exact diet. I don't count the carbs. I eat no bread, potatoes, or obvious starch of any kind. BUT I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Like a ton of them.

Breakfast is usually an omelet with mushrooms, onion and green peppers in it. (With added bacon bits and cheese.) Or a BLT on a very low carb Joseph's Pita.

If we grab a "lunch" it's usually just a few slices of turkey or roast beef.

I have an extensive salad before each dinner, and then a protein with 3 side vegetables. My husband (who is the cook) has learned to make cauliflower fried rice and cauliflower mashed potatoes, and green beans, stir fried broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, asparagus, zucchini, grilled red/yellow or orange peppers. For dessert we end with a variety of 3 fruits from melons, cherries, apples, pineapple or something else in season

I'm cheating a little more now (like a piece of chocolate before going to bed from the 19 piece selection of a Godiva selection for my birthday. I still have about 15 piece to go.) Or maybe 2 teaspoons of ice cream as a final desert.I don't count the carbs, but it is limited.

I went from 225 down to 155, but have bounced back up to 160 since I started cheating more.

Edited by: VICKICHARNA18 at: 6/7/2020 (07:05)
Vicki (Charna is my middle name, and in the Hebrew alphabet each letter has a numerical value. 18 spells the word LIFE, so to everyone, L'chiam, to Life)


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MORTICIAADDAMS Posts: 111,259
3/17/20 8:36 A

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Got the part for my computer so here is some more info

I eat minimal processed foods, less sodium, less artificial sweeteners, and less omega 6 fatty acids. I avoid transfat, nitrites, nitrates, hormones, antibiotics, additives, chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, dyes, junk food, fast food, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, farm raised fish, cured meats, caffeine, MSG, alcohol, soy, gluten, foods that come in tins containing bisphenol-A, microwave popcorn that contains perfluorooctanoic acid, low fat foods, diet foods,. I like fresh grass fed meat, wild caught fish/seafood, organic. Lots of fruits, veggies, seeds, nuts, fresh lean meat, eggs, fish, seafood, healthy fats, high quality dairy, and some legumes. Minimally processed non-glutenous grains rarely.

This is a sample of my daily menu:

Breakfast - around 10:30 - 11 A.M. I don't eat a lot of carbs for breakfast because it primes me to want to eat all day.
Always - Egg whites - 4-6 depending on how hungry I am. (Dietary cholesterol is no longer limited by the American Dietetic Associations so yolks are okay to eat but I don't like them.)
Bacon - 2 strips uncured, lean, lower sodium.
A clementine or an orange
A glass of unsweetened almond milk. (Some people make their own which is really healthy)
I know some people are desperate to eat cereal and I'm not a fan but if you must then choose steel cut oats.

If I am really hungry I can also have a piece of uncured, lean, gluten-free sausage or homemade sausage I make ahead and freeze or even uncured ham but most days I only need the above. When I eat the extra food I often don't need lunch and will just have an afternoon snack.

Lunch - around 1:30 to 2P.M.
A large salad with mixed greens, lots of raw veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, green pepper, cucumber, red cabbage, green onions, olives, etc, plus 2 more cooked egg whites, and 2-4 ounces of grilled meat, some grated hard cheese, plus chia seeds unless I add those to my yogurt. I have different homemade salad dressings with vinegar and oil as a base, no sugar. More meat if I need it and a small piece of low glycemic fruit if I am not having one later as part of a snack. I drink water or decaffeinated unsweetened tea.

Sometimes I may need an afternoon snack if I'm not hungry and don't eat much.

Supper - 5 P.M.
A generous serving of turkey breast, chicken breast, lean beef, lean pork, veal, fish, seafood, etc. - 4-8 ounces before cooking
Sometimes a serving of low glycemic veggies with a serving of a starchy veggie, such as beans, peas, sweet potatoes, winter squash, corn, beets, carrots, or rarely a serving of non- glutinous grains like quinoa or rice. Grains are not anything I consider important or even beneficial to eat but some recipes are better with something like this. No more than one starch per meal. Usually not more than one starch a day for me. Usually I opt for 2 low glycemic veggies though like green beans, cauliflower, asparagus, cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, kohrlabi, rutabaga, turnips, zucchini, etc. cooked with a small amount of butter or olive oil or in homemade chicken stock. Plus a serving of fruit.

I eat a snack every day at 7 P.M. I don't eat after this as I do daily intermittent fasting.

Snacks are -

My M.D. insists on me eating one yogurt every day.
An apple with peanut butter.
Peanut butter stuffed celery
Deviled Egg plus radishes (I have a thing for radishes)
Hard cheese plus radishes
A serving of low sugar dark chocolate with at least 86% cacao with 1/2 serving of peanut butter.
A 1/2 banana and 1/2 serving of peanut butter - my doctor's idea as I have problem with hypokalemia.




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3/16/20 10:51 P

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MORTICIAADDAMS Posts: 111,259
3/16/20 1:05 P

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I am on a high protein, lower carb, moderate fat, gluten free diet. I am allowed 125gms of net carbs a day. Mostly I avoid processed foods. I would post my diet but my computer is down. I eat fresh meat, fresh veggies, fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, low carb yogurt, healthy fats like olive oil, occasional serving of grains like quinoa or rice, occasional serving of legumes. The glycemic load, in my opinion, is a good indicator or the healthiness of a food. I avoid foods with a high glycemic load which is often things with a lot of sugar. Most veggies and fruit are not high on the glycemic load except for things like dates. The low carb flu is over in a few days if you stick with it. Drink lots of water. I'm an R.N. and in my experience people who are highly addicted to carbs usually become diabetics. So it is something you need to overcome.

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3/15/20 6:34 P

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I have insulin resistant & metabolic syndrome. My md wants me on a low carb diet but not keto
do the health issue that is causes with kidney damage: She says the diet causes.

I ordered a book on line for insulin resistance but it goes by the glycemic index , but i have found that plan does not work for me. I have struggled with my weight since I was in my teens
on and off. both my parents were diabetic.

I crave carbs so much it is unreal. but i put my self on a low carb diet close to a keto
i feel real bad I heard that it wears off.

anyway my question is. why is the glycemic so different than keto and adkins.
why so they differ so much? and what type of meal plans do you all use?




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