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Push That Tush - Victoria's Secret Butterfly

Wednesday, February 27, 2013



This is so beautiful, I'm still not sure if this is a real Clearwing Butterfly
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Yesterday I mentioned greatly reducing my salt intake in the hopes of reducing cravings. Just like sugar...salt affects the brain. And food manufacturers play with the combination of sugar, fat, and salt, to increase cravings and have you buy more product. A few people were surprised that salt could be addictive. So I share the following excerpt from an article. From Duke University Medical Center and Australian scientists.

"......Our findings have profound and far-reaching medical implications, and could lead to a new understanding of addictions and the detrimental consequences when obesity-generating foods are overloaded with sodium. "
www.dukehealth.org/healt
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Along with all the herbs and spices I use, I cook with low-sodium chicken broth and olive oil...the combination adds a lot of flavor to my dishes...and just enough salt. I also find that adding a little mustard to my marinade (for chicken) adds enough salt to satisfy me. And if that doesn't work, I add a tiny bit of lemon or balsamic vinegar. I don't need to buy more salt.
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Rain and overcast today....dreary weather.
I'll need to PUSH MY TUSH to get things moving.

Hang in there....Do something interesting today. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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JO28352 3/11/2013 1:20PM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 3/5/2013 9:26AM

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LADYKATHLEEN5 3/1/2013 10:31AM

  Interesting post....Thanks so much for sharing.

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GRAMPIAN 3/1/2013 6:00AM

  Interesting. Thank you.

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MARYJEANSL 3/1/2013 12:37AM

  Salt is a hard one for me. I usually give up sweets for Lent, and manage just fine, but I honestly don't think I would be able to give up salt. It makes everything taste so much better. What's scary is that all three of my kids love salt, probably even more than I do. I need to try to figure out a way to cut down.

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PCASEY7 2/28/2013 10:59PM

    Thanks for the info, very useful!

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JAMER123 2/28/2013 9:26PM

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Our society seems not to be aware of all the harm that can be done by sugars and salts. I hope we can eventually get there so that food is processed differently!!

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KIPPER15 2/28/2013 8:39PM

    I have been trying to cut down on salt too. I used to take frozen entrées to work for lunch. When I read the labels, I was aghast at how much salt was in the"healthy" meals. emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 2/28/2013 8:19PM

    I know what you mean about salt being addictive. I have to put salt on pasta. I am slowly learning to lessen it and someday I hope to not use it at all. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHOAPIE 2/28/2013 8:15PM

    Thank you

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DAWN8378 2/28/2013 7:34PM

  I stopped adding salt years ago, but find it difficult to locate low or preferably no sodium food items.

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SKYVALLEYGAL 2/28/2013 5:18PM

    I am married to a salt aholic! It's really hard to cut down when he says everything needs more salt. I'm the one with the Hi BP. I've made some changes and try to keep our meats (like chicken breasts or boneless chops) separate and no put any salt on mine. I try to use as many spices and unsalted seasonings to compensate. I've already noticed that I can't tolerate the same salt levels as I could just a few months ago.

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NEWTINK 2/28/2013 4:43PM

    It will take you 2 months to set to no salt .... good luck emoticon

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SUSIEMT 2/28/2013 4:21PM

    Very interesting! Thank you!

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/28/2013 4:00PM

  I wonder why people mostly think of sugar is the complete problem. Probably because it's its in all processed foods. I do think it more difficult to find reasonable amounts of it in tings tan sugar.

Sometimes I rinse my beans or whatnot. Why spend 50 cents more for leaving something out/ or having less. Never made sense. It's good your proactive.

I I try and eat better when my spouse is at work. He insists on various menu items...I used to make myself other things, and he 's not liking that.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/28/2013 3:45PM

    I definitely noticed a difference in my ankles when I reduced my salt intake. When I do eat canned soup or processed food you can see the water on my ankles. emoticon

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DIANNEMT 2/28/2013 3:43PM

    I am seeing the addiction to salt and sugar in my own life. HARD to deal with it.

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SMILEY3826 2/28/2013 3:30PM

    i,too, am addicted to too much salt. since starting sparkpeople, i have greatly reduced the amount of extra salt i was having daily and i feel so much better.

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ROBB1N 2/28/2013 12:53PM

    Thanks for the information!

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ROCKYCPA 2/28/2013 11:11AM

    Don't add salt to my food but must admit that some of the foods I eat are pretty salty. Will need to watch that. Thanks for sharing!

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TRAILBLAZER6 2/28/2013 11:10AM

    Very interesting! Thank you. emoticon

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SIMONEKP 2/28/2013 10:58AM

    Never cooked with salt, so many other ingredients already have too much.

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CHRISBEM 2/28/2013 10:06AM

    it's amazing what salt intake does - I definitely noticed a difference when I reduced mine.

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AKATHLEEN54 2/28/2013 9:46AM

    Thanks for this blog. Now you have me thinking.... I'm a total salt a holic! I salt everything even before I taste it and say to myself.... my blood pressure is fine so I'm not going to worry about it. I think I need to start a new streak for myself..... no added salt to the food that is in front of me.... small steps.... it's a start but I think it is necessary. Just because my Bp is fine now doesn't mean it won't catch up to me. Thanks for the awareness. PS Love the Butterfly..... beautful!! emoticon

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YULLABELLE 2/28/2013 9:10AM

    emoticon for the information.
Weather: I went for a short walk the other day in the rain and it reminded me of when I was a kid and use to play in the rain. I think i'll invest in a set of cute boots and go puddle jumping next time it rains.

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DJSHIP46 2/28/2013 8:58AM

    I gave up added salt over 40 years ago and was a bit shocked recently to learn that many of us are deficient in iodine. It's a good thing to have checked out and make sure that it's balanced. emoticon for this information!!! I am adding an iodine supplement... not more salt!

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EDENZMOM 2/28/2013 8:19AM

    great ideas - but STOP COOKING WITH OLIVE OIL!! it's not meant to be heated, and actually quite bad for you when heated.
PLEASE, I urge each ad every one of you to please look it up
from a Food Scientist who cares

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MIMIDOT 2/28/2013 8:18AM

    Great blog! I have trouble with salt making me retain water, so I seldom use any. Thank you for sharing.

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MOMMY445 2/28/2013 8:00AM

    glad to hear that you are looking at sodium intake. i am,too. have a wonderful day!

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LCRUMLEY81 2/28/2013 7:42AM

  great work

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JANEMARIE77 2/28/2013 7:18AM

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easiest way to stay away from salt don't eat out and shop only from outside of the grocery store not easy but

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OFGREENGABLES 2/28/2013 7:11AM

    wow. keep at it!

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PENOWOK 2/28/2013 7:03AM

    I didn't get to see yesterday's blog but it makes sense to me!! Thanks for posting!

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PENOWOK 2/28/2013 7:03AM

    I didn't get to see yesterday's blog but it makes sense to me!! Thanks for posting!

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TRYINGHARD54 2/28/2013 5:47AM

    thank you :)

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LRSILVER 2/28/2013 4:45AM

    I agree. I need to watch salt and sugar. emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you emoticon emoticon emoticon How lovely.

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-LINDA_S 2/27/2013 9:03PM

    Salt doesn't seem too bother me much, but I use only sea salt with all the accompanying minerals at home.

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PATRICIAANN46 2/27/2013 8:56PM

  Hi Sheryl.......
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That butterfly is so beautiful. Do you know where they are found?

Hope you are doing well in your challenge. emoticon

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