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Day 8 - I've been doing it wrong all this time?

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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Yesterday was grocery day and I stocked up on tons of veggies, more grapefruit and dried lentils.

I got a rotisserie chicken and made stock with the carcass and veggies. It made the house smell heavenly!

Breakfast - eggwhite, chia seed and strawberry smoothie and a pot of Devonshire English breakfast tea

Snack - we were out shopping so I missed that one

Lunch - 3 oz steak and spinach salad

Snack - 12 almonds and a pot of darjheeling tea

Dinner - 2 oz chicken and spinach salad

A friend mentioned that eating raw spinach isn't good, especially if you have thyroid issues (I have)... What!?!? I LOVE my spinach salads and it's great in my morning smoothie...

Here's the link


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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FITKAT62 1/10/2013 1:42PM

    I also have major thyroid issues.I have not noticed any difference when I eat baby spinach. I usually eat spinach in the form of a baby spinach and green onion omelet, or I throw a handful into a green smoothie once in a while. I have also used baby spinach instead of lettuce when making tacos.

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SPUNKYSPIRIT 1/10/2013 8:58AM

    I'm going to have to read up on that spinach deal.
Have you tried swiss chard or kale in your smoothies? I LOVE them both!!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/10/2013 1:43AM

    Everything you're having sounds so good and healthy for you.

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PEPPYPATTI 1/9/2013 5:27PM

    I have thyroid issues as well but I have never had any adverse reaction to the raw spinach. Way to go on your meal choices!
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DLDMIL 1/9/2013 4:46PM

    emoticon I will be doing more research as I refuse to eat cooked spinach. Hang in there and do your own research and talk to your doctor.

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SUNNYWBL 1/9/2013 4:28PM

    I would check with my thyroid doc before I stopped the raw spinach!

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WALLAHALLA 1/9/2013 1:35PM

    Not sure I'm buying it...need to do some research to see what other sources say. Most of the veggies listed I only like raw.

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BKNOCK 1/9/2013 1:13PM

    Wow, I never heard this before!

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CRYSTALJEM 1/9/2013 1:06PM

    I've always preferred almost all my veggies raw although I certainly do eat cooked. I'm personally still a believer in almost anything in moderation and it seems unless I have a thyroid problem, which so far the last test said no, I should be alright if I keep it all in balance and am aware of what interacts with what. Why does it never seem to ever be just simply straightforward?!

However, I must note, after reading the article, I am desperately craving a spinach salad, which normally would make me feel very good! LOL.

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D-ABBY 1/9/2013 1:03PM

    So sorry to hear that, Lis, but so glad you have a friend to point the way. Praying for you. Hugs!

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DARJR50 1/9/2013 11:40AM

  Interesting article. I am going to look into this more as I love my raw veggies. I don't have any thyroid issues that I know of but this sure gives me something to consider.

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MELTEAGUE 1/9/2013 11:33AM

    Lis, all is not lost, you can sautee' those greens can't you? sautee'd greens can be great with those egg whites of yours.

Thanks SOOOO much for posting this, I think I need to follow her advice because I think I have thyroid problems, but IF I JUST GOT MY BLOODWORK done, then I could see if that is really true. Sigh, but I have to fast and get to the clinic first thing in the morning and it is a HUGE inconvenience.

Now that I have rediscovered stir fry's and soups, I am eating most of these things cooked , but I will make me think about what I put in my smoothies, perhaps I will put COOKED spinach and Kale in my smoothies from now on.

Oh and by the way, one way without coffee or dairy!

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GOULDSGRANITE 1/9/2013 11:29AM

    What in the world - can I hear a little boo hoo for raw broccoli and cauliflower?!? I must investigate a lil further - Man, I would really miss my raw cauliflower. Thank you for sharing this information. I always thought Popeye was right about the spinach. emoticon

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KATRINAKRAUT 1/9/2013 11:21AM

    Breakfast sounds very healthy. I take a algae supplement ( chlorella, spirulina, dunliella) and it is really helped my thyroid. My doctor was amazed.

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