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Food? Yes Food Part Three; I Tell'em Susan sent me! Good health to you!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Very Lean Protein Options

Top of the Pyramid, not the best or first choice, but if it's turkey you want, then make sure it's lean (using the fat formula will tell you just how lean) White chicken, fish (remembering not all fish is low fat)---CHECK CHECK CHECK! and the old high-protein, lean egg whites. There are leaner sources of protein aside from red meats, and beef. There is no such thing as lean beef. It's a contradiction in terms. Beef is high fat, low volume, saturated-fat food no mater how the beef industry wants us to see it. Pork--the other white meat yeah right! There is no way around it even with the millions spent on advertising. It's high fat food. PERIOD! If it's meat we want these should be our lean protein options but remember MR BEAN is stronger, better, and leaner and WILL cause you less stress.

Well, what do you think? Gotta love it right? It's so simple if you stop and think about it. Don't go nuts and wipe out the pantry and cabinets You don't need to fill your hose with glass jars and legumes. Just begin to incorporate some of these better foods into your daily eating so that you have less to think about. There isn't much fat calculating to be done with beans grains or veggies either. So it's easy to learn how to prepare these foods according to your family's tastes and lifestyle and simply start including them.

What can we do with grains and beans? It's endless...soups casseroles salads loafs patties the list goes on. Susan makes a lentil loaf she swears is to die for LOL To quote "Even the best meat and potatoes guy wouldn't know it's the best meat loaf and gravy he ever tasted."
Make it put it front of him fib a little he'll never know the difference." The whole family will get leaner and heatheir.

Whole grains, Long grain rice, wild rice Millet, rolled oats, polenta, quinoa, short grain brown rice, These are the foundations of eating. Whole grains with your beans and veggies give us the nutrients for our bodies to be well. They supply our bodies with the highest quality fuel our bodies can get; low in fat, high in complex carbs and protein and lots of fibre! That's it that's just the beginning of how to change the way we look and feel. The easiest, fastest way to change your body is to eat the highest quality, lowest fat highest volume foods. ANd you can't get better than whole grains!

Start to become familiar with these foods There is nothing to be apprehensive about if you can pull together that thanksgiving dinner and have everything come out on time and taste good you can certainly put together a rice dish--using real rice not the artificial whit refined junk that comes in a box.
Add a grain dish to your broiled chicken dinner. THrow in a grain here and there and watch what starts happening to your body!
There are millions of good wholegrain cookbooks on the market--grab one. BUT if the rice recipes are loaded with milk and butter? LEAVE it on the shelf where you found it! Bean recipes are a dime a dozen play around with them be creative eat and enjoy!

I promise you these foods WILL give you the proteins minerals vitamins fibre that your body needs and will help make it far easier for you to stay lean, strong and healthy.
The AMA may not be readyt o admit the connection between what we put in our mouths is the reason for the way we look and feel but I know I'm ready to make the connection and make those changes otherwise I am killing myself slowly and painfully eating the other way; high fat low volume poor quality foods. And I know that there isn't a person out there that doesn't want to change and improve the way they look and feel and increase the quality of their lives right along with me!
I am shocked every day at how the smallest of changes in my eating do to my life. I know you would too Try it! I Tell'em Susan sent me! Good health to you!

  


Food? Yes Food... Continued

Monday, July 27, 2009

Gas you say! Well that will depend on your own individual bodies Sorry can't give you a timeline as to how long it takes for the body to adjust!

PROCESSED GRAINS AND STARCHES

This makes for an interesting subject. Everybody needs carbs. a great source of energy and definitely most of the time high volume low fat eating. However, we find that most americans/canadians are getting most of their carbs from processed carbs and there in lies the problem.
Increasing the quality of food for example for many means going from white refined bread to wholewheat or whole grain breads. Going from a whole egg to a whole grain bagel for breakfast Yes these are steps in the right direction but women can not live on bagels alone (although we'd like to think we can) It's not a whole food. The closer you get to the original food the better the food and the more nutritional value it has.
To explain then: Bagels pasta instant rice corn meal and whole wheat are all fine and dandy and certainly better than the packaged Danish in the local corner grocers. However, believe it or not, these are still processed. Not the high quality were talking about in the high volume high quality low fat formula of eating.
When those foods--or any other foods for that matter are processed the tough seeds, flours meals that they are made from are lost. A lot of the nutritional value fibre and original food quality is gone when the bread cereal or tortilla is born.
Eating too many processed grains and starches will not get your body the wide variety of foods our bodies need. These processed foods have a lot of the time had salt sugar and fats added for taste texture or preservative. That is why reading the labels is so IMPORTANT.
There is nothing wrong with breads or pastas once in awhile, we are getting our most of our carbs in this form and are missing out on the grains that work not just better but BEST with our bodies and are high in volume, low in fat and as versatile as all heck!
So eat and enjoy that bagel but with the understanding that it should be eaten with other foods.
For example starting with breakfast create an eggwhite omelette stuffed with veggies and loaded with flavour! I love spicing things up! Put that on a bagel add a little mustard and lettuce tomato onion, and Chazam! You've got yourself a high volume high quality low fat breakfast!



  
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TWINKS55 7/27/2009 8:47PM

    High fibre as close to nature as possible.
Thank you.

When you cook grains and beans how do you flavour them without alot of processed sugar, sauces , etc.?

I admire what you are doing.

Love,
Dianne

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Food? Yes Food!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Food? Yes Food!
High volume high quality low fat food! Let's eat until our hearts content and lose weight!!
You heard me I said eat and really eat and lose lose lose!

Ok Call me big hearted, Condsiderate, just plain ole' "nice guy" but I now have a high volume, high quality, low fat, balanced, perfectly healthy versatile inexpensive way to eat that works with my body that is going to get me healthy and keep me lean! And here I am sharing it with you!

Here's the Susan Angle! (and mine too)

Let's start with WHOLE GRAINS
So we want high volume, high quality, low fat food (can't say that enough)we're interested in we start with whole grains!
Constipation? Eat 10 cups of brown rice and see what happens NO Not all at once LOL but you can definitely throw out the ex-lax!
Whole grains are the greatest source of complex carbs, filling--and did I say versatile? Cook them up, put them in the fridge, rush home after work and warm up some sauce, throw in the rice; instant dinner!

LEGUMES:
If you want protein without the saturated fat(of course we do!) EAT BEANS. Beans, beans, good for the heart, the more you eat themore you...I know, gas! LOL Soak 'em don't worry about the gas--your body will figure it out in time. Our bodies are adjustable to change.
And you can absolutley eat enough protein and build strong bones and muscles without the saturated fat! Just eat a vegetable, a legume with a whole grain together in a day and you'll have had enough protein for the day without the fat, hormones, feces and other junk tha comes with eating a meat. So don't worry about not getting enough protein inyour diet. Meat is not the only source! Just begin to include these fabulous foods in your daily diet for higher quality calories, lower fat,....and lots of gas LOL

VEGGIES:
We all know veggies. Way back in the first diet days right? These were THE things we were told to eat and carry with you to satisfy our hunger. yeah... the bag of celery and carrot sticks does a lot of good when we've been running around all day expending energy! We're going to be RAVENOUS!
THen there's the midday salad option the only option we were given. Oh boy wasn't that satisfying!
Yes veggies are good and good for snacking but a bowl of veggies does not a complete meal make!
Include veggies in your rice, in your pasta salad, on a sandwich as a side dish; steam 'em broil 'em bake 'em blend 'em! Do whatever youlike to them but the midday salad as a meal is OUTTA HERE!

FRUITS
Eat some once in awhile or as often as you like but whatever you do do not expect it to last as an energy source for more than a couple of hours. Sugar is quick to burn off and an apple by itself is not the most filling thing. But include fruit with your oatmeal, cereal or with whatever you chose to have for breakfast and you'll be better for it.

  
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TWINKS55 7/27/2009 5:03PM

    Hi.

I am looking at this while eating fresh new carrots and dipping them in cottage cheese that i have added fresh dillweed to!LOL!

So, is this a vegan food plan?
Is there any place for dairy, esp. low fat or fat free dairy?

Are you just starting this plan now or have you been on it awhile?

I am wondering how long does it take for the body to get over producing gas and abdominal discomfort from the beans?

Lots of questions {grin}. About what percentage of your food would you say comes from grains and legumes?

Natural eating is very good! This is exciting!!

Love,
Dianne

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CHECK IT OUT! CHECK IT OUT! CHECK IT OUT!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY!
Still hot humid and sunny here ARG! Trying to get things done in the coolest part of the day this morning including my cardio and resistance training!
I usually cut grass Saturday mornings but it's been so dry without the rain that there is no grass to speak of to be cut.

CHECK IT OUT! CHECK IT OUT! CHECK IT OUT!
I can't beleive what I wAs able to accomplish yesterday! Usually when I get on my iron horse I can do a limit of 100 reps. Yesterday I changed my routine and was able to do 300! I'd do 50 take a 60 second rest and do another 50! Going to do the same today and see if I can increase it. This iron horse is a complete body workout! And you know what I'm not even one bit sore this morning either!
And I even got some writing in!
After I'd done all of that it was too hot to do anything else so I put the time to very good use!

And I already have my meal plan in place and at the end of the day my fat intake is only (drumroll please!) 13% The rest of the day this body can burn all the prestored fat it wants to! I'm getting rid of this fat!

So I'm going to go and run my couple of Saturday errands by then I should be hungry enough to have some breakfast. After that I'll do my cardio and resistance training. Then the rest of the day is going to be spent in front of the AC writing

  


Continuing Success!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Well out of every starvation diet I have ever tried in my lifetime I have seen so many regain their weight back including the ones who head it up, and myself. Susan is the only one who has kept her wieght OFF. Not once has she yoyoed! So there has to be something to it!
And even though it's only been approx a week now I am already feeling the effects of the changes I've made. I have never had that happen before! Not this soon! So I'm sticking with it! I'VE NEVER FELT THIS GOOD!
And her modification low intensity work outs too! I can do them and stay in Oxygen for the 30 minutes. Never had that happen before either! Even Leslie Sansone's video Walk Away The Pounds is too much for me at the weight I am right now. Once I take of 20 pounds or drop a dress size, then I'll step it up a notch and increase to her level of intensity. I should be able to do that by then. But right now Susan is what works for my cardio. And then I do my resistance training with her from her Fat Burn DVD too and get on my iron horse and do 100 reps. I fully expect to see and feel a positive change by the end of August!

  
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TWINKS55 7/27/2009 5:07PM

    It sounds excellent!
Which of here dvds do you have?
Are they cardio/resistence/strength training?

Love,
Dianne

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