hey, I saw your comment on MRD232's blog about Smart Balance Spread. Basically any product like that which is a very processed, man-made product should be avoided. Just use butter or olive oil instead, where you would've used Smart Balance. Those are "real foods." You know?
Also, peanut butter isn't allowed but almond butter, coconut butter, walnut butter... those are. Yum. 2554 days ago
Hi, it's Chef Jim and Yes it taste like rice pudding and even has a hint of cinnamon but I can't imagine where that comes from.lol. They also use Mangda in many Thai sauces. Since they feed on rice their knickname is Rice Bug. I have more stories but you don't really want to know what I've had....lol. Watch the TV series "So Bizzare" and think of me ;-). Been there done that. 2556 days ago
Actually dairy is allowed in the PB in pure form - whole fat yogurt, whole fat butter (mmm), natural cheeses, goat cheeses, etc. It's used as sort of a "treat" or "topping" item. Whole fat butter is used for cooking / sauteeing in a number of recipes on the site. The important thing is to limit refined or processed dairy that may have been altered with food additives, sugars, starches, milk powders, etc.
I agree with you on the weird counter points. Man, some of those people are really touchy. Must be a full moon, because I was on another message board where people were getting testy with each other. Someone thought that people shouldn't count daily regular activities as exercise, such as shopping. That really PO'd some people. If you only count what you've normally done before you started here, then you're not going to get very far. That's my rant. Anyway, thanks for raising an interesting point. 2561 days ago
Thank you for the picture comment. My body likes to do this thing where I will lose fat on the upper half and then my legs and bum take forever to catch up... it's an awkward phase, haha. 2583 days ago