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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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  • FITKAT62
    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.

    1868 days ago
    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!!
    1868 days ago
    Everything you're having sounds so good and healthy for you.
    1869 days ago
    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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    1869 days ago
    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.
    1869 days ago
    I would check with my thyroid doc before I stopped the raw spinach!
    1869 days ago
    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.
    1869 days ago
    Wow, I never heard this before!
    1869 days ago
    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.
    1869 days ago
  • D-ABBY
    So sorry to hear that, Lis, but so glad you have a friend to point the way. Praying for you. Hugs!
    1869 days ago
  • DARJR50
    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.
    1869 days ago
    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!
    1869 days ago
    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
    1869 days ago
    Breakfast sounds very healthy. I take a algae supplement ( chlorella, spirulina, dunliella) and it is really helped my thyroid. My doctor was amazed.
    1869 days ago
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