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        09-11-2013, 07:10 PM
    I won't eat anything processed. Nothing from a can or frozen section. It's not fresh I don't eat it. That was so hard to get used to. I make everything I eat from scratch. It's time consuming until you get used to it. One you get used to it all processed food tastes like crap. I only use olive oil when cooking. I never add anything salt related. Believe it or not food does taste good without it. Plain grilled pork chops or chicken has a really good flavor if grilled properly. I stick with a higher protein diet. I do not however cut out fat or carbs. Your body needs certain fats and certain carbs to properly burn fat.

    Stick with simple carbs. Most of those are found in fruits. Also remember your body needs fiber. It's hard to get all the stuff your body needs In one days time. It takes time to develope a good all around diet. Practice make perfect. If it has something on the label you can not pronounce don't eat it.
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        09-11-2013, 07:35 PM
    Originally Posted by Red Gate Farm    
    Losing weight. Let's do a basic look at sodium. We're supposed to reduce our sodium intake. But why? How much DO we eat? Do we know where it comes from?

    Your body needs only 500 mg of sodium per day to function under normal circumstances. If between age 9 - 50, best not to go over 1,500 mg daily.

    Ok, we have a base. Now look at what you eat daily and write down your sodium intake and you might be surprised. More than three-quarters of the sodium people consume comes from processed foods. Remember, not all sodium content is listed as "sodium." You're also getting sodium from ingredients such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), baking soda, sodium sulfite, sodium nitrate or soy sauce, so be sure to calculate that as well.

    Let's take a "natural" food, 100 grams of cheese (as one example).
    Mozzarella 751.9 mg.
    Processed slice (regular)
    Processed slice (light and fat-free)
    Cheddar (medium) 706.7 mg

    Wow, did you see one was labelled "light" and "fat-free"? You're over with just 100 grams of ONE food item.

    Read the labels, calculate what you put into your body. Eat better, feel better and lose weight
    In some areas though you have to think of the other things in the foods. For example, cheeses are high in protein.

    36 Cheeses Highest in Protein

    The idea is to limit the intake of sodium or reduce it but not necessarily avoid it as foods that may contain high sodium levels are not necessarily "bad" foods. Granted, some health conditions such as hypertension would need more of a sodium intake restriction.

    I admit I tend to use garlic in place of salt (not garlic salt but regular garlic powder or fresh garlic). I have also started using more pepper...gourmet, pepper mill style.
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        09-11-2013, 10:15 PM
    Is there anyone in here eating low carb - Strictly?

    I am on the hunt for a low carb buddy. Someone to swap recipe ideas with and coax each other on.
        09-11-2013, 10:24 PM
    Originally Posted by mrstorres2566    
    I'm Amanda, I'm 5'9 and 266 llbs, down from 287. I have hypothyroidism and PCOS, and they make it EXTREMELY hard to lose weight. Finally have a doctors appt in 3 weeks and hoping he can help me shed these pounds.
    Hang in there my son has lost 20 lbs in the last 2 months with a low cab diet and exercise. I am 40 yrs old and was the fat girl in junior high and high school so iget it. I am proud to say with diet and exercise I am smaller than when I if ishee high school
        09-12-2013, 10:47 AM
    Low Carb is good for helping to lose weight with PCOS.
        09-12-2013, 10:53 AM
    My sister ( who lives with me for now) and I are going to start Weight Watchers this weekend. My mom volunteered to pay for the 4 month plan for both of us (My sister is currently unemployed so can't afford it.) It will be easier with her doing it with me, since we eat the same food. Then I don't have to worry about her making something we're not suppose to eat. I'm hoping a point-system will get us into the rythmn of keeping track of what we put into our bodies (It's 4 points for a light beer! Or wine! Boo. LoL)
        09-12-2013, 12:15 PM
    Drifting save your points ha ha - for that light beer!

    I am starting low carb today with induction being the first phase..I wont go through all the phases, I never complete them. I have to remember to keeps the bad carbs on the down low when I get there at a good weight.
    Good luck Drifting I'll be here following with you.
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        09-12-2013, 09:26 PM
    I am so glad I am not a drinker!!! I couldnt imagine trying to count calories for beer too.

    I just weighed today and am down to 173lbs. At the beginning of the year when I first found out I was pregnant I weighed 201lbs. BLAH....When I went in the hospital Aug 29th to have my baby boy I weighed 200lbs even...So, luckily I didnt gain any extra weight during pregnancy. So, I am now down to 173lbs and trying to incooperate some exercise into my daily agenda.

    With a 29 month old, 13 month old, and now, a 2 week old its kind of hard. LoL At least everybody takes a nap at the same time of day. Whoop whoop!!!!

    Hopefully I will be able to start walking again soon. I am either going to have to find me a triple stroller or make one of the kids sit at home with daddy. Which I don't think either of my girls would want to sit at home.

    I started Jillian Michaels Toning DVD yesterday and was bored out of my blooming mind. I don't do the slow repition stuff. I like fast paced exercises. So today I tried Jillain Michaels Fat Burning DVD and it was a little bit better but I really do not like getting down on the floor, then back up, then back down. I also really dislike the fact that she talks to much. Maybe I should just mute her. I don't know. If anybody has any ideas about at home workouts that are faster pace let me know please. I am going to do the 60 day insanity but I need to be in better shape and get my surgery over with before I attempt that.
        09-13-2013, 04:13 PM
    Can I join? Im going to weigh tomorrow and sign up to weight watchers online
        09-13-2013, 04:22 PM
    I know a lot of people that have had good success with weight watchers. It's a better all around diet instead of limiting yourself to no carbs or low fat diets etc.
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