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What About Chitosan?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Yesterday, I stumbled across this as a "fat blocker." Upon further research, there seemed to be no conclusive evidence that it "blocks" or absorbs fat. Anyone have any experience with this?

  
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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 10/1/2012 2:06PM

    From what I've heard it doesn't block a lot of fat, though it may give you a feeling of fullness. It can also give you a bowel blockage if you don't drink a LOT of water with it. Also, if you have any allergy to fish or shellfish then this is a NO-NO. And even if you don't have an allergy to fish or shellfish, over time you can develope such an allergy by taking this every day, several times a day. Same goes with glucosamine/chondroitin (the allergy factor, that is), but I am taking that anyway cause otherwise I am in so much joint pain I can't walk.

Amber

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/30/2012 8:12PM

    I have no clue!

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DJ4HEALTH 9/30/2012 7:19PM

    Heard about it on Dr. Oz but never looked into it.

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NATPLUMMER 9/30/2012 5:52PM

    Nope, at least not as a fat blocker. I know chitin forms the exoskeletons of arthropods.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/30/2012 3:34PM

    Nope, I don't use things like this.

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FORMYDARLINGS 9/30/2012 12:41PM

   

Never heard of it!

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NEPTUNE1939 9/30/2012 11:10AM

    Great inquiry. I would use caution. The only thing I'm aware of that blocks fat is my mouth-LOL.

Body builder's as a group are always looking for ways to get "ripped" for competitions believe me, the only successful way to lose fat is through calorie reduction and exercise which increases metabolism. See Bodybuilding.com - a free site.

USP Labs has a product "OxyELITE Pro" that body builders "sometimes" use to increase their metabolism to get that ripped look. You will know it is working as you will get a flushed feeling as one gets when taking niacin tablets. Most fat burning products cause your metabolism to increase; but, recognize that to do this your heart has to speed up - even while at rest!

One can easily increase heart rate by not sitting down. For me, I'll stay the coarse with healthy food choices and friendly exercise. Hope this helps. May God bless your journey to good health, Earl

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DDHEART 9/30/2012 11:09AM

    Oops, clicked I like this blog instead of leave a comment...not that I don't like it but that's not what I meant...anyway....

Years ago when I was in the searching for a miracle mode, I had bought a book about this both as a fat blocker and a cholesterol lowering product. I thought it appeared to have some merit so I went out and got some and tried it....I don't believe it did a thing really at least not more than any other fiber introduction...that's how it is supposd to work basicly so for the same benefits...metamucil would do the same for far less $.

Anyway, though I still am intrigued when I hear of some new thing...like coffee bean extract...the latest one...I no longer go there.

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/30/2012 11:00AM

    I try not to look for miracles I try to just eat healthy have a great week/

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AMARILYNH 9/30/2012 10:49AM

    I have no experience with it, but just read a list in the 'Eat to Live' book of things Dr. Fuhrman says don't work, and Chitosan is mentioned specifically. His conclusion is the it doesn't work. Sorry I can't give you the page number as I'm reading it on my kindle.

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YIKES! Too Many Smoothies!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

When I started juicing about three months ago, I lost a lb a day, but then switched to making smoothies when I got the new blender. This includes making a v-8 type of blend.

Well, I guess I overdid the smoothie thing. For the first time in weeks, I brought out my old friend - the scale - and yikes! I'm up a bunch.

I researched Medifast, thinking that I'd kickstart my metabolism. In next blog, I'll write about what I found and decided not to do it.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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SUEJENN 9/29/2012 7:41PM

    Many sites treat smoothies as health drinks. I think we begin to equate the name with health without looking at what is going into the smoothies. What ingredients do you use?

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DDHEART 9/29/2012 5:41PM

    Keep experimenting...then when we grow up...LOL we'll all be uber smart!

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KAYLSLYNN 9/29/2012 1:10PM

    MY SCALES ARE MOVING THE WRONG WAY TOO. I HAVE TO GET MY BODY MOVING TO GET THE SCALES GOING THE RIGHT WAY. THE TEAM HAS A NEW OCT CHALLENGE COME AND JOIN US. AND CHAT HOW THE CHALLENGE IS HELPING YOU. HAVE A BLESSED WEEK-END emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JLITT62 9/29/2012 5:01AM

    There's a reason people use juicing for cleansing . . .

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/28/2012 2:13PM

    we live and learn and learn and live . have a great wekend

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NANCY- 9/28/2012 8:27AM

    Now that it is cooler, to jump start what about a brisk 10 minute walk? Take the time for you. You are so worth it.

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/28/2012 7:15AM

    emoticon emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/28/2012 6:16AM

    I hope th Medifast helps.
Have a great day!

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ALISHAB3 9/27/2012 7:50PM

    I can get plump on smoothies. Thats why I like my Magic Bullet, because its small, and helps me keep my portions in control.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/27/2012 7:21PM

    I have to watch what I put in my smoothies too for the same reason.

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NATPLUMMER 9/27/2012 12:57PM

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CHRISTINASP 9/27/2012 11:42AM

    I think it depends on what you put in the smoothies? If you put in only fruits and vegetables and water (as in the Greensmoothies) I don't think it'd be that terrible?
Adding things like milk or dried fruits and such would be different...

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/27/2012 10:51AM

    I think you can overeat practically anything. Even healthy fruits and veggies. Good luck with getting back on plan. emoticon

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HEAT ALMOST GONE, NOW FIRE SEASON

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This past month's high temps have left me like a ragdoll. Supposed to break soon and get cooler.

However, now San Diego is headed into its fire season, with a big one already blazing in East County. Very scary. Nearly had to evacuate last time. Guess there's always something.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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KAYLSLYNN 9/29/2012 1:03PM

    WE HAD THE HEAT IN INDIANA AND DROUGHT. THE HEAT HAS LEFT BUT STILL VERY DRY. PRAYING FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THAT FIRES WILL CEASE.

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ROSEWCI 9/26/2012 11:24AM

    We've got the intense heat here too in SW Florida, & I'm anxiously awaiting a break from the humidity any time now! No fired to contend with tho...thank goodness! Please stay safe out there!!! And pray for rain!!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/25/2012 5:07PM

    We have friends in that area....we are hoping their home is okay.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/25/2012 2:52PM

    I hope you don't have to evacuate. Take care.

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/25/2012 1:03PM

    Good luck - we are having much cooler temps here in the NE

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NATPLUMMER 9/25/2012 11:50AM

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/25/2012 11:48AM

    last year we were not so hot. but in october Halloween we had a snow storm then a ton of wind and it knocked down trees. we had no power for a week tornados were all around us missed us thank God but trees are all so weekend and dry so i am also afraid of more power outages and tree downs and fire too we can only pray and hope for a new day

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JACKIE542 9/25/2012 11:15AM

    Yes, it is finally cool here. I hate fire season, we always seem to have many here too! emoticon

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SAINTBETH 9/25/2012 11:02AM

    I used to live in Lake Morena. I'm praying for my friends and former neighbors.

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NANCY- 9/25/2012 10:34AM

    Glad those cooler temps have arrived. I'll pray for rain for you.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/25/2012 10:28AM

    I sent a prayer for your continued safety. Our temps are up an down here but our drought is finally over.

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LIVINGFREE19 9/25/2012 9:26AM

    I hope the fire seasonis short if at all. I also hope you don't have to evacuate!


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Has Anyone Used Medifast?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

If so, would love to hear your experiences. Thanks.

  
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KAYLSLYNN 9/29/2012 1:17PM

    NO I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT. I AM SURE YOU COULD RESEARCH ON LINE. BUT BE VERY CAREFUL PROBABLY SHOULD CHECK WITH YOUR DR BEFORE STARTING IT. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND OUT. BE BLESSED IN EVERYTHING YOU DO.

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LIVINGFREE19 9/25/2012 8:24AM

    I heard of it, but that's where it ends. Sorry.

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DJ4HEALTH 9/25/2012 12:17AM

    Never heard of it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/24/2012 4:05PM

    Nope, never tried it.

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/24/2012 8:33AM

    never used it

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 9/24/2012 8:19AM

    No. But I am doing Jenny Craig and am LOVING it. I lost 20 lbs last summer on it and I just went back to go for another 20 lbs.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/24/2012 8:19AM

    No but how's the Vitamix? I'm thinking about trying it.

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NANCY- 9/24/2012 8:09AM

    No, but I wonder if that is the same thing my mom used to lose weight, which she put back on after going off it.

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NATPLUMMER 9/23/2012 10:01PM

    Nope, sorry.

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Plate Scraping Test

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I have noticed that there are certain "foods" that do not scrape off plates and forks/spoons easily - even after being soaked. When this happens, I think that if this happens on external things, just think of how it adheres to our insides and clogs up our internal passageways. Yikes!

Hey, sparkfriends, have a happy day.

  
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NANCY- 9/21/2012 8:08AM

    Ew.. what thoughts! Perhaps that is why we should stick to unprocessed food?

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/20/2012 9:21PM

    Yikes! Yuck! I'm with Natalie though ;)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/20/2012 8:44PM

    LOL. Never thought about it.

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/20/2012 8:41PM

    Have a nice day

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JACKIE542 9/20/2012 6:41PM

    I have given this some thought and I think it's true, pie, cake, yes, cheese sauce. emoticon

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DDHEART 9/20/2012 6:33PM

    Ugh! That's a nasty thought.

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LIVINGFREE19 9/20/2012 5:02PM

    I agree with you, and I have thought the same thing although the responses from others don't seem to see it that way. It is true though I bet!
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LIVINGFREE19 9/20/2012 5:02PM

    I agree with you, and I have thought the same thing although the responses from others don't seem to see it that way. It is true though I bet!
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EGALITAIRE 9/20/2012 1:11PM

    Interesting concept - thinking about anything with sugar in it.

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/20/2012 12:57PM

    interesting thought

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NATPLUMMER 9/20/2012 12:49PM

    It's not going to make me give up cheese emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/20/2012 12:04PM

    That's an interesting way to look at things!

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NEPTUNE1939 9/20/2012 11:23AM

    I have noticed the same thing and have changed my food choices accordingly. Egg yolk in particular is a stubborn food item comes to mind. Earl

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