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    thanks for reading my blog, Do you wear a step tracker at work? I do, My job requires me to get all the milk , ice cream , creamer , butter , yogurt , apples and juices for the day that's a lot of trips to the refrigerator and freezer. Lots of little steps getting everything on the trays for breakfast and lunch for 185 nursing home residents , Lots of steps putting everything away from the dishwasher or bringing the carts in and doing the dishes . our cafe for workers is downstairs so that helps . I usually get between 13000 and 15000 a day easily We have a hard fulfilling job, Hope you have a great week , What does your job entail and where do you work? Just curious
    224 days ago
    One other thing, you can make your own bone broth and have like a cup of that a day to drink or use in soups or stews. This you can us in place of the vital proteins. As the broth made from the beef bones, along with its marrow, has the collagen in it as well as all the vitamins and minerals. The collagen is also good for the gut because it can help heal the gut, especially leaky ones.

    I made my first pot in the cock pot the other day using pasture fed cow bones with some meat on them.

    First, I roasted the bones in the oven for about 45 to 60 minutes in a glass baking dish, saving all the juices that come out of it.

    Then you can either put it in a pot or a crock pot and cover it up with water so that it's like 1 inch above the bones. Bring it to a boil, and then let it simmer for about 3 to 4 hours.

    If you have a crock pot, you can put it in that and set it on low for about 6 hours or over night.

    Then let it cool and make sure you scape all the marrow into the broth, that's important. And then you can put it into clean mason jars, (pints or quarts, Michael's sells them), and then store it in your freezer and you will have bone broth for whenever you like.

    I can take a pint jar out, my freezer is small, and then set it in my drain board on the counter to thaw and will have it for a hot drink with pepper and some other spices that I like.

    But bone broth can be used in soups and stews. Or you can drink it warm or hot like I do.

    Once the bones have been use, most of the minerals and vitamins are gone. But you can still re-use the bones and make more broth, but it won't have as much minerals or vitamins in it.

    I am going to be checking out a local cattle farm near where I live, and another place to buy beef bones from cows that are pasture fed, or in other words, organic; free from chemicals and pesticides.

    I eat a lot of Fage greek yogurt 0% fat, the cheeses that she recommended: Gouda, Jarlsberg and the Parmiaggio-Regganio and they have to have animal rennet it. But again, 1/2 ounce will have enough fat in it. A calorie is a calorie. Along with 2% cottage cheese, and ricotta cheese that is partially skim. Again I watch the fats.

    And I use refined organic coconut oil, olive oil that is cold pressed, and ghee. but very sparingly, very sparingly. They have a lot of calories in them, but these are the good fats.

    Avocado is too, but if you eat a lot of avocado, it too has a lot of calories in it. I was eating like a whole small one every other day but it just has too many calories.

    I have to watch my fats because I had a papilloma removed from one of my breasts. It wasn't cancer but could have been.

    And I eat organic eggs almost every morning, 2 most times, other times 1. But then I eat veggies for breakfast too. Kale, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, and what have you.
    229 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/4/2017 1:16:45 PM
    Hi Booty!

    The good carbs are fruits & roots, (meaning parsnips, potato both white and sweet which I eat every day either one or the other). And I eat frozen fruits such as blueberries, mixed berries, and cherries; as well as fruits in season: apples and bananas, and grapes and such.

    I eat a pleasure carb like sourdough bread, which is easily digestible and fermented maybe once or twice a week, and because it is so soft I can eat it without anything on it.

    If my allotment of fats allow me, then maybe I can put some ghee on it. (That is clarified butter and has a lot of good nutrients in it.) Which means I weigh and measure all my food.

    But fat is still fat and it has a lot of calories.

    I am suppose to eat 25 grams of protein at every meal, along with 50 grams of carbs at every meal as well. I am allowed 1 piece of 72% or higher of dark chocolate. So I buy a bag of the Ghirardelli 72% intense dark chocolate pieces which are individually wrapped and have that sometime for that day but that is accounted for in the calories and as well as in the fats.

    I use the cronometer. And since I am working with a registered dietician, I can eat anywhere between 1445 calories to 1645 calories a day. But I am basically staying around 1445 calories. I basically try to eat the allotted grams for the protein and the carbs, and look at the percentages of the nutrients and minerals which is listed on the cronometer.

    I purchased the cronometer to download on the cell phone and I have it on my computer as well. It is a great help with the cell phone because then you can scan most of the bar codes in and it will tell you what everything is. Sometimes the bar code will not scan, then you will have to manually enter everything into the food database like you do on Sparkpeople.

    But I do not eat any junk food at all, no sugar at all, and I eat shellfish once a week, basically shrimp and scallops which are wild caught to get the necessary minerals and vitamins that the body needs.

    And I purchase Vital Proteins from the registered dietician to make "a miracle drink" of 1 scoop of the protein into a very tall large glass, then pour very warm water into it and mix. Then I add 1/8 teaspoon of salt along with a cup of orange juice and mix again, then you are suppose to add 1 cup of water along with some ice and mix. But I generally fill my really big plastic glass up with crushed ice and mix again. This I sip on all day. You are suppose to sip on it all day as it has the proteins in it which helps with hunger as well.

    The Vital Proteins made up of animal collagen from bovine hides and is from Brazil.

    The collagen is very important for the: bones, the joints, the connective tissues, hair, nails and skin.

    I purchase it from the dietician, the large blue container and it has about 56 scoops in it. She sells it for about $41.00. It's expensive but so are doctor bills later on down the road.

    You can google it and find it online and buy it that way. It sells from a number of different markets. But here is a link from the actual website:

    Mind you, I basically eat whole foods and as organic as possible.

    And I strive to make sure that I get magnesium and potassium into my body as well. If I don't get enough magnesium in my body, then I take about two baths during the week with Epsom salts, and baking soda and soak for about twenty minutes in warm water. I do this before bed time and it helps greatly with any type of muscle or leg cramps. But I only do this no more than 2 times a week. And I make sure that I drink plenty of water before taking the baths because afterward you will be doing some sweating, which helps cleanse the body of the toxins as well. But you don't want to over do on the magnesium especially if you are getting enough in your foods. But magnesium and potassium is very important for good function of the body.

    I hope this helps you. I truly wished that the food industry would be truthful about what they sell in the stores.

    Dead foods lead to a diseases, and death. A person's body needs living enzymes to live a vibrant life.
    229 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/4/2017 12:49:32 PM
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    231 days ago
    TOPS is Take Off Pounds Sensibly. It's a club like Weight Watchers, but cost a LOT less and is more fun. It's actually been around longer than WW but doesn't do the advertising.
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