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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #140 on: June 19, 2008, 12:40:17 AM »
See stuff like this is very inspiring for me. Way to go JP. I am so proud of you!!

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Annette

Thanks Annette!

You know its so easy to overeat, we have to be careful, my wife and I are going for it, trying to get in top shape and stay healthy, we're not getting any younger and its too hard on the body to carry excessive weight.

So we are doing the best we can do, and it feels right too.


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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #141 on: June 19, 2008, 01:39:09 PM »
>You know its so easy to overeat, we have to be careful, < >, trying to get in top shape and stay healthy, we're not getting any younger and its too hard on the body to carry excessive weight.

Here Here.  Boy I have never been in this place before.  Everyone is so cool and hip :mrgreen: in here I'll have to hang here more often.  JP, you are an inspiration.  We all need to cut down on portions and eat more greens.   As for Braggs....well that's one of my favorites.

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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #142 on: June 19, 2008, 08:02:26 PM »

My wife and I went to a golden corral on Monday and I watched my portions, had mainly a salad and vegetables a small portion of baked fish and a small piece of rare ribeye. The old me would have had at least 4 plates!   :shock:


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OMG, I can't stand the Golden Corral, and every time we're down south that's what hubby seeks out.  He's all for all you can eat buffets (and the owners cringe when they see him come in!  :lol: )  It's so hard to eat right there!  I have to say I've found the southern states to have more of these buffet chain restaurants per square mile than any other place I've ever been.

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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #143 on: June 20, 2008, 02:09:15 AM »
Eating in moderation:  I went from 260 to 210 in 5 months by eating what I wanted to, just less of it.  One good side affect was that I was able to shelve the CPAP machine.  Another was reducing my diabetes meds to just 1 and keeping blood sugars down at the same time.  3rd thing was lowered blood pressure.

I still eat what I want, when I want, just eat less per sitting, instead of a whole Rhubard-Gooseberry pie I limit myself to 1 slice.  Single helpings helps a lot too.

Rhubarb-Gooseberry pie, can't say I've ever tried anything quite like that, can you describe it Brian?

Hey, I just had a bowl of fordhook lima beans with olive oil, seasoning, avocado and bragg's lquid amono acids. I figured I would try this product, and it actually added quite a nice flavor to the concoction.

Do you need to refrigerate the stuff?

Still losing some weight, but the gut is always the last to go. I wake up and its not sticking out as much, but by the end of the day its done stuck out again! :-D


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Gooseberry-Rhubarb--think sweet & sour pie.  We have to pick 4 bushes of Gooseberries but I'll see if we can freeze some gooseberries and have my daughter make a couple for my Labor Day Bash.
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« Reply #144 on: June 20, 2008, 08:31:56 AM »
Look, Ive studied it, Ive thought about it, Ive worked it out.

Go to an Op Shop or Antique store. Look at the size of the plates.

What are those things that are smaller than a dinner plate but larger than a plate used for toast?

They are actually dinner plates from the 50s!

Our plates are now twice the size they used to be, so are the bowls. My cereal bowl is like a bucket, one from the 50s is like a desert bowl, but a desert bowl now is like a spaghetti bowl, and a spag bowl this week is like a chamber pot!

I know if you came to my house and the food didnt cover the plate, you would think I was a Scrooge.

So its all a psychological thing. Combine this with the adage "you must eat everything on your plate" and we can see why its hard to eat "healthy".

Eat whatever you like, but lessen the size of the plate. Give it a few weeks and you will be amazed at how your appetite reduces. Its all in the mind!




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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #145 on: June 20, 2008, 11:37:25 AM »
Mick, how true that is!  Us girls use what you would call salad plates I guess, not tiny but about 1/3 size of a dinner plate.  The mind is a wonderful thing!  Another tip is to make an effort to not eat everything on the plate, leave some.  Took years to get over the "clean your plate training!  Also, eat slowly so your body has the time to realize it's full!  My husband scarfs his food so fast that I wonder how he even tastes it much less let his body tell him he's full!  The dog eats slower.. :shock:
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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #146 on: June 20, 2008, 11:51:47 AM »

My wife and I went to a golden corral on Monday and I watched my portions, had mainly a salad and vegetables a small portion of baked fish and a small piece of rare ribeye. The old me would have had at least 4 plates!   :shock:


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OMG, I can't stand the Golden Corral, and every time we're down south that's what hubby seeks out.  He's all for all you can eat buffets (and the owners cringe when they see him come in!  :lol: )  It's so hard to eat right there!  I have to say I've found the southern states to have more of these buffet chain restaurants per square mile than any other place I've ever been.

Anne, my wife hates Golden Corral as well, but they did have a variety to choose from. I was kinda disappointed with some of my choices though, I mean, how do you mess up brussel sprouts? Well, they did! Had the willpower workin' though.

Mick, you got it right, we in the U.S. just eat too dang much. Better to eat 7 small meals than 3 large ones.

Still need an answer about refrigerating the Bragg's, thanks.


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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #147 on: June 20, 2008, 12:06:12 PM »
JP-- I have never refrig my Braggs--they do have a website--If you cann't find your answer there then see if there is a phone number on the bottle.

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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #148 on: June 20, 2008, 12:28:32 PM »
JP I am at work and looking through the post quickly. What about the Bragg??

We never, ever place it in the frig. Only keep it on the shelf. Was that the question??

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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #149 on: June 20, 2008, 01:22:49 PM »
My husband scarfs his food so fast that I wonder how he even tastes it much less let his body tell him he's full!  The dog eats slower.. :shock:
Jody

My wife gets on me about that too. I really think in my case it's left over from the Army. The whole eating in a certain time limit and even eating still while waiting in line to deposit your tray when your platoon was the last in for the meal and time ran out lol.

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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #150 on: June 20, 2008, 03:02:44 PM »
JP I am at work and looking through the post quickly. What about the Bragg??

We never, ever place it in the frig. Only keep it on the shelf. Was that the question??

Yes, Annette, that was my question, thanks all.


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« Reply #151 on: June 21, 2008, 10:48:10 AM »
Mick, how true that is!  Us girls use what you would call salad plates I guess, not tiny but about 1/3 size of a dinner plate.  The mind is a wonderful thing!  Another tip is to make an effort to not eat everything on the plate, leave some.  Took years to get over the "clean your plate training!  Also, eat slowly so your body has the time to realize it's full!  My husband scarfs his food so fast that I wonder how he even tastes it much less let his body tell him he's full!  The dog eats slower.. :shock:
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Jody, this is very true. Look at what has happened over the last hundred years or so. Famine, drought, wars, depressions. To not eat everything on the plate was considered wasteful and rightfully so. If your parents went to bed hungry, as many have done, so their children could eat, they insisted that you eat every scrap. Its passed down through generations and is a hard habit to break.

Its very ironic that a species that was once starving could actually extinguish itself through over eating!

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« Reply #152 on: June 21, 2008, 12:35:35 PM »
Mick, how true that is!  Us girls use what you would call salad plates I guess, not tiny but about 1/3 size of a dinner plate.  The mind is a wonderful thing!  Another tip is to make an effort to not eat everything on the plate, leave some.  Took years to get over the "clean your plate training!  Also, eat slowly so your body has the time to realize it's full!  My husband scarfs his food so fast that I wonder how he even tastes it much less let his body tell him he's full!  The dog eats slower.. :shock:
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Jody, this is very true. Look at what has happened over the last hundred years or so. Famine, drought, wars, depressions. To not eat everything on the plate was considered wasteful and rightfully so. If your parents went to bed hungry, as many have done, so their children could eat, they insisted that you eat every scrap. Its passed down through generations and is a hard habit to break.

Its very ironic that a species that was once starving could actually extinguish itself through over eating!

Hey Mick, one of my Grandfathers use to tell me to eat everything on my plate because there are people in the world that are starving. Now he didn't specify how big the plate had to be. ;)


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Re: Eating Healthier?
« Reply #153 on: June 22, 2008, 01:43:16 AM »
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Its very ironic that a species that was once starving could actually extinguish itself through over eating!

Even water is toxic if you drink enough of it. 

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one of my Grandfathers use to tell me to eat everything on my plate because there are people in the world that are starving. Now he didn't specify how big the plate had to be.

I always wanted to know what my eating everything on my plate had to do with curing somebody else's starvation. 
Bread & Butter plates were made bigger and called Salad plates and somewhere along the line somebody started calling the serving platters dinner plates. 
If you eat 2 helpings on a "salad" plate you still eat less than 1 helping on a "dinner" plate.  The smaller the plate the smaller the portion--best way to lose weight their is--moderation.
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« Reply #154 on: June 22, 2008, 06:05:56 AM »
A decent dodgy curry will also aid in weight reduction, I lost 6kg in a week once, couldnt barely keep down water.

When I was better, in the interests of the poor starving Farmers, I put that back on and about 6 more for good measure!

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« Reply #155 on: June 24, 2008, 06:08:10 AM »
I used to keep myself on a 1750 calorie diet... and couldn't seem to lose an ounce.  Gave up and put on more weight than I've ever had in my life... so my doc put me on a 1500 calorie diet.  When I first saw it, I thought I was going to just DIE!  But it actually wasn't bad all.  Though I did cheat and made it a 1550 calorie diet.  Worked pretty well too... only problem is food prep takes too long.

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« Reply #156 on: June 24, 2008, 11:25:06 AM »
Speaking of calories...LOL.  My wife and I found that strawberries and honey is a great combination.  Only eat it separately from meats and vegatables.  We are having pretty good luck with doing the no proteins with fruit thing.  Bananas are a stand alone thing too.  My wife has lost over 15lbs and I have finally gotten under 200.  Oh BTW, anyone here like gooseberry pie?  Okay, now that I have gotten everyone thinking about deserts...have a great day

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« Reply #157 on: June 24, 2008, 06:48:48 PM »
Speaking of calories...LOL.  My wife and I found that strawberries and honey is a great combination.  Only eat it separately from meats and vegatables.  We are having pretty good luck with doing the no proteins with fruit thing.  Bananas are a stand alone thing too.  My wife has lost over 15lbs and I have finally gotten under 200.  Oh BTW, anyone here like gooseberry pie?  Okay, now that I have gotten everyone thinking about deserts...have a great day

David

Alright... so who's with me in lynching David?   :-D

Just kidding.  I'm not very strict with my diet anymore... even though I should be... so maybe I'll just make some gooseberry pie anyway.

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« Reply #158 on: June 24, 2008, 07:20:36 PM »
She is making strawberry rhubarb pie as we speak.  JP if you were closer she would bring you a pie.  LOL.


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« Reply #159 on: June 24, 2008, 10:54:25 PM »
Speaking of calories...LOL.  My wife and I found that strawberries and honey is a great combination.  Only eat it separately from meats and vegatables.  We are having pretty good luck with doing the no proteins with fruit thing.  Bananas are a stand alone thing too.  My wife has lost over 15lbs and I have finally gotten under 200.  Oh BTW, anyone here like gooseberry pie?  Okay, now that I have gotten everyone thinking about deserts...have a great day

David

   

If you back up two pages, Brian talks about Gooseberry/Rubarb pie.
I'll try just about any pie, they all seem to be pretty good.


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