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TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
10/27/11 10:40 A

thanks KJ. I knew there was a reason to stick around on this forum. You guys are dedicated!!!

BTW, do you guys know anything about the nutrition of pure raw honey straight from the beehives. A nice customer of mine gave me a bottle.

Edited by: TURTLESDOVE at: 10/27/2011 (10:49)
ERICWS SparkPoints: (8,307)
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10/27/11 10:29 A

Thanks KJ- awesome stuff!

10/27/11 10:25 A

My buddy NancyAnne55 recently wrote this blog, it really helps to understand about how carbs in laymen's terms.

HGSGUY SparkPoints: (172,663)
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10/27/11 9:32 A

My favorite foods were bad foods (french fries at the top of the list), but...over time I have learned to alter what I make at home to be healthier. For instance we enjoy a pizza occasionally made on whole wheat flat bread with low fat cheese, reduced sodium sauce, and canadian bacon which is really low in fat. It isn't perfect, but it tastes extremely good and is so much better than a regular pizza from whomever. I have even shunned fries for asparagus!

I agree with Eric, we all need to work to redefine our favorite foods. Cooking at home has opened up a whole new world of great flavors and healthy eating. My wife seems to enjoy it when I cook too!

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
10/27/11 9:20 A

I know Eric. I do need to be more positive. Winners never quit and quitters never win, right? I've just been stressed about some things and don't know how to handle it. I have, however, been staying on track with my calories and I'm down another pound. Whooo hoooo!

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10/27/11 3:03 A

On the positive side, I find that carbs - after a long run - have a positive impact. Pasta (whole grain if possible) gives a boost and does not seem to show on the scales. Pizza, however, is always my problem! I often make it from scratch and cannot keep the toppings down. Oh well, I think that I need another 5 miles tomorrow.

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10/26/11 4:56 P

We need to get rid of your negative outlook on things! You need to be more positive!

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
10/26/11 4:49 P

no offense taken, but it must be true for alot of folks otherwise they wouldn't have gained so much weight and have to post on sites like this. Am I right?

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10/26/11 4:00 P

No offense, but that is ridiculous, Amy!

You just need to retrain your tastes.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
10/26/11 10:53 A

ok, I'll probably get alot of slack for this but here goes: Basically, anything that you don't want to eat is exactly what you should be eating. I'm just being honest, at least that's my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions, LOL! Or maybe I've been listening to Neil Boortz too much lately!!

BOB1216 Posts: 81
10/25/11 5:41 P

bad carbs are the nutritionless refined sugars (sweets and sugary drinks) , refined flour breads, and pretty much any snack that comes in a box or a bag. good complex carbs are fiber, most vegetables, some fruits, and other whole-grain foods . In the middle are questionable simple carbs that you need to be really careful with or you can get too many empty/nutrionless calories. These would be potatoes (other than sweet) and a lot of fruits like the citrus-y kinds and melons. I really have to be careful or I get too many carbs. Even if they're all the good kinds, too much is too much.

RGRJOE175 Posts: 469
10/25/11 9:52 A

That is water.

Any vegetable, do not consume legumes or starching veggies other than a sweet potato.

Fruit - stick with berries and apples.

Just my opinion.

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10/25/11 9:38 A

Pizza always causes me a temporary weight gain. The salt content is high, and that will cause some of the gain you saw. Good carbs? I never met a carb I didn't like! I try to stick with whole grains, it has been a good strategy so far!

X5X52000 Posts: 6,015
10/24/11 4:23 P

fruits and vegetables

10/24/11 2:05 P

Oats (ALL KINDS), oat bran, oat bran cereal (I.E. CHEERIOS)
Potatoes (ALL KINDS)

Also eating real fruits and veggies (fiberous)

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
10/24/11 1:20 P

"THEY" say that once you reintroduce carbs back into your diet you will gain a couple of pounds of water because when you first go on low carb you lose a couple of pounds of water. I don't know for sure, I just found out that I don't know a whole bunch of anything, but maybe I am right. Hope this helps.

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10/24/11 12:38 P

My weight fluctuates as much as 5 lbs in a single day. Did you weigh yourself at the same time of day?

Vegetables and fruits are good carbs. Whole wheat breads and pasta make good substitutes for white bread. Stay away from sweetened drinks and donuts/sweets.

10/24/11 12:16 P

I just finished week 1 of the spark plan and went over my weekly calorie target by about 320 calories and gained 5 lbs! Granted last night was not a good night (Pizza), however, what I did differently than usual was eat more carbs as recommended in the food tracking. I was on a very low carb diet before and the Spark plan encourages carbs. The carbs I added were bread and some fruit. What good carbs should I be adding which will hit the carbs up high but not spike up weight gain?

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