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A Good Low Carb Day

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Breakfast: Cheese and Mushroom Omelet

Lunch: Turkey Slices, Onions and Peppers

Snack: 1 EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control Shake

Dinner: 2 Chicken Legs Sauteed Onions, Peppers, and Mushrooms

Snack: 1 Kroger Carb Master Yogurt, Plus 80 ounces of Water

It was a good day!

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WOUBBIE 3/23/2014 11:07PM


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Reading the Grain Brain Book

Friday, March 21, 2014

Well, I'm in the middle of reading the book and it is very good. It is clear, concise, and offers great research. I love a book that doesn't just tell me that something is true, it provides research, facts, and examples. Dr. Perlmutter has devoted over thirty five years of research to the subject of how nutrition affects our brains and the study of brain diseases. I also learned a lot about inflammation. He explained that too much grain affects out brains, especially in the area of inflammation. I had forgotten that our brains cannot "feel" as other organs do. Everything that I read was so logical. I'm thoroughly enjoying this book, and looking forward to my next read.

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MJEFFERSON23 3/22/2014 2:03PM

  You are right WOUBBIE, I will correct this! Thanks!

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WOUBBIE 3/22/2014 10:41AM

    I agree that it's an excellent read, and sheds light on things that seem so mysterious to us.

You might want to expand on your comment about NSAIDS and their role in reducing inflammation, though. It can be read as implying that NSAIDS have a negative impact on brain health. Dr. Perlmutter:

"Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease result from failure of neurons that have been damaged or destroyed by free radicals as a result of inflammation. [...] Studies also reveal a reduced risk of the disease in individuals who have been treated with the common class of arthritis medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or aspirin."

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PATSYB7 3/22/2014 6:33AM

    Interesting! We often think of otc products as being completely safe. Now we're learning otherwise.
Thanks for sharing!

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Grain Brain Book

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I got my Grain Brain book in the mail from Amazon today! Hooray! I can't wait to read it!

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WOUBBIE 3/20/2014 11:09PM

    It's a good one!

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CATHOLICCORGI 3/20/2014 9:08PM

    I'm still second on my library list... I can't wait to read it, too! I enjoyed his PBS presentation...
Be sure and post what you think of it!

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Getting the Hang of it!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Today I made myself a lunch that I never thought I would, I fried two pieces of fish with almond meal/flour. I had one cup of steamed cabbage, lemonade with Stevia, and baked some kale chips for a snack later on. It was all very tasty, filling, and lo carb! I feel good!

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ISLENAA 3/24/2014 11:19PM

  it's great when we do all the right things...isn't it? emoticon

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EXOTEC 3/19/2014 9:02PM

    What a great meal! I'll say you're getting the hang of it! RAH!!!

And SUZIPAM1 - the fat is the object. This is a low-carb lifestyle. Fats are necessary to the plan. I hope she used coconut oil, or bacon renderings, or some other good fat!

It's easier than it sounds, isn't it?!?
yummmmmmy ;-P

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WOUBBIE 3/19/2014 6:00PM

    Tasty and filling For The Win!!

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WERSPBUDDIES 3/19/2014 2:24PM

    have you tried to grill the fish in a pan or on a indoor grill. I have a grill, its the best thing.

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SUZIPAM1 3/19/2014 1:23PM

    i know that sounds very good but how much fat was used in the frying that can be bad but the other parts sound wonderful - I love stevia too

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IOWASUPERGIRL 3/19/2014 1:10PM

    Isn't it amazing how happy making a good choice can make us? :)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I've finally realized that getting in shape and getting healthy is a total life style change.While I wasn't expecting dramatic results in a couple of weeks, I was expecting better scale results in these past five months. Basically, I've only lost 2 pounds per month and I've been very faithful to diet and exercise. I haven't been truly appreciative of my many non-scale victories, such as more energy, less flab, better fitting clothes, better sleep, and more importantly no more prescriptions for diabetes and hypertension!

However I wanted validation from my scale. Then I thought about the Bonsai tree. Legend has it that after the tree is planted, growth is not seen for a very long time. Meanwhile, its roots are growing stronger and further into the ground. All of a sudden, it has tremendous growth upward that is seen and quite amazing! Nature can teach us a lot! So, I'm going to stop getting on the scale so much (not even weekly), and maybe weigh myself by the end of the summer. We shall see!

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THRIVE2DAY 3/19/2014 12:39AM

    There is a lot of growth in you. You have some awesome NSVs, especially being able to go off your meds. Be Faithful as you are and the scale will reflect it in time.

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WANRAS 3/18/2014 4:52PM

    emoticon Love the comparison !

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WOUBBIE 3/18/2014 3:22PM

    Totally agree with JESSE! I don't care what the scale says as long as I see REAL progress.

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/18/2014 2:06PM

    Carry around something weighing 10 lbs all day and then say "only" 2 lbs a month! Plus, the slower you lose, the more you will tend to have a body that keeps it off. I have the same issue, btw.

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