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6/12/08 6:32 P

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I don't really have any GI issues with the Met. I just don't like carbs. I have tried and don't like Kashi GoLean. The only veggie that seems to go through the system quickly is cabbage. I love red cabbage with homemade coleslaw dressing on the side. I use very little dressing with an entire head of cabbage.

It may be that I have been on Met for years and my system has adjusted. I started about 10 years ago and lost some weight. I was doing better 20 years ago on spironolactone and dexamethasone but can't see and endocrinologist and family practitioner won't prescribe them.

I get by. Just don't lose much weight.

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6/12/08 5:41 P

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Oh my dear friend I so feel for you. I HATE met! I couldn't tolerate the side effects and couldn't live because I was stopping every five minutes with the trots. It was AWFUL! Some people can handle Met alot better.

So your stomaching carbs is typical with Met. If you even smell carbs your more likely to have the GI issues and the trots because thats what met does when you eat carbs.

I would say instead of the whole wheat pastas and rice, you stick with what you can eat....meaning the 12 grain toasts, Thing with Insulin Resistance is that you absolutely NEED veggies and fruits lower on the Glycemic Index or you'll absolutely raise your bloodsugars. Berries are EXCELLENT....Apples and Pears as well.

Broccoli, spinach and dark leafy greens have fiber and are AWESOME for you....now with me, Met made my body expell those pretty quick. Not sure if thats the same with you or not. Salads with meat and veggies, etc.

My concern is Met makes it so that we aren't supposed to have carbs...the GI issues start with any type of carb it seems...BUT, you absolutely NEED fiber and complex carbs just for the nutrients and to keep you from feeling the hunger and your bloodsugar sustained throughout the day.

Are you able to get down steel cut oats with brown sugar, flax and wheat germ?! A trick that may help relieve the GI issues that Clean Eaters have been doing is adding the egg whites directly in their oatmeal. That way you get the protein directly on the complex carb. I know it sounds yucky....but some of the women here LOVE it!

Another way to try to get the carbs in....buy Kashi Golean...it has fiber, complex carbs and protein in it.....add two tablespoons of peanutbutter and a frozen banana and whip up a smoothy. Maybe your body will take to it.





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ETERNALMOTHER's Photo ETERNALMOTHER Posts: 2,923
6/12/08 4:33 P

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I am insulin resistant so I take Metformin 2x a day. My fasting glucose is about 96 if I am being good. I am not much of a carb eater. Egg and toast stay with me but cereal and milk do not.

I like fruits and veggies that are carbs. I like brown rice but that's about it.

I know I should eat more whole grains especially since I am becoming more vegetarian but I don't seem to stomach it.

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6/12/08 2:45 P

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For starters you want a balanced meal. Wheather you eat three big meals or 5-6 small (which is actually better for you).

Eating protein with a carb will keep positive nitrogen balance and keep your muscles growing. While eating complex carbs from brown rice, Whole Grain Breads, pastas, beans, fruits as well as fibrous green veggies will deliver vitamins, minerals, fiber, and a host of important phytonutrients that you need.

Combining the two will help your body maintain an even bloodsugar stability throughout the day (I'm diabetic, but it's good for those who aren't as well)and keep you fuller longer.

I'm told by others though that there are times when you really don't need carbs and thats right before bed.....of course if your like me and diabetic who has "dawn phenomenon" where bloodsugars are HIGH in the mornings from too much sugar from the liver excretions when I'm sleeping, I should have a complex carb with a protein before bed so when I awake my bloodsugars are stable. I usually choose Kashi Golean protein shake and add two tablespoons of peanutbutter and my levels are 96 instead of 160 in the morning.

Anyways, I hope I'm making some kind of sense. I'm by no means a dr. or pro at this, I've just seen what alot of people have done to lose weight and what works is balanced meals. Protein, carb(in the way of fibrous veggies, fruits and some whole grains and beans), healthy fat.

Keep in mind that beans paired with rice make 1 full protein but if paired alone are a carb.


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I carry it too!

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I also got the book "Eat This Not That" and keep it in my purse always.

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thank you all for the help...I really need to look at some other options...
For breakfast I really do like Kashi Go lean cerals..I think I am going to start trying more of them

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6/12/08 12:09 P

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Gem do the proteins with the carbs keep you from being starved an hour or so after eating them? I quit eating cereal with milk because it doesn't stick with me.

Whole Foods has a yogurt starter in the same area with their yogurts and kefir.

Nancy's, Horizon, Brown Cow, 365 also don't have HFCS.

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6/12/08 11:16 A

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I bought the book Eat This Not That.. and it is very helpful. I suggest picking up a copy. It says to eat yogurt every day because it is very very good for you.

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6/12/08 10:39 A

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Thanks for the tips on making my own! I'll have to look into that when we return... I love doing that sort of thing, and as expensive as milk is - yogurt is even more so!

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I use to make my own and once you start it is pretty easy, but for now go to Whole Foods, etc. and get it. Yogurt is a staple in my food intake!

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I have found fat free Greek yogurt with no sugar added and very low carb (7 grams) at two ONLY two places, Trader Joe's and Fresh and Easy, but it seems kind of high priced to me, $2.79/pint!!! I was wondering the other day if it wouldn't be cheaper to start making my own but with the price of milk and other ingredients...hard to tell which would cost more!!!

Thanks for the link... I'll check it out and if you have any other tips, that would be great!!!

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6/12/08 9:21 A

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I know this won't help you right now, but maybe you can start making your own yogurt. All you need to do is buy the culters which can be found HERE: leeners.com/yogurtmaking.html



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6/12/08 9:19 A

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Hi! I'm still fairly new to clean eating (6 months) and thanks to this forum, I learn something new each day!

In clean eating, slimfast is not good. It has a lot of chemicals in it and the vitamins aren't naturally produced. If you want meal replacement shakes, I like the Perfect Meal by Garden of Life. You can buy it through the Vitamin Shoppe. It is all natural and they are very careful to maintain the nutrients. It's pricey, but well worth it. If you get the vanilla, you can mix it with fruit for a smoothie, or add a little cocoa for chocolate (may not be very clean but it's good!) This is the only meal/shake I have experience with. Others on the forum will have different suggestions.

If you're eating microwave popcorn, it probably isn't clean, and it has hydrogenated oils which are bad for you. In my own opinion, regular popped or air popped should be o.k. and it's a good source of fiber.

For breakfast, I usually eat eggs and organic whole grain toast, or a smoothie. In the Eat Clean cookbook, there are recipes for oatmeal, smoothies, egg omelets, egg scramble burritos, and whole grain cookies and muffins.

There aren't many yogurts that don't have artificial sweetners or HFCS in them. Two that I know of are Dannon Natural and Sunnyfield Organic.

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6/12/08 9:17 A

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Here's a run down based on your questions (at least the way I eat)...
1. Breakfast: Oatmeal! Add fruit, protein powder and a little milk, if you like. I also add flaxseed. I also eat egg-white scrambles a lot right now made with fresh veggies and my own "breakfast sausage" that I make with lean ground turkey. SErved with a couple of corn tortillas or a whole wheat wrap/pita.
2. Popcorn - one dimensional, but good as long as you don't add "stuff" (flavors, butter, too much salt, etc.) There is a recipe on the Spark People menu for chilli popcorn that I really like. Make sure to add some protein with that though!
3. Yogurt - flavored in the little containers? Not so good - loaded with either sugars or chemical sweeteners. We eat yogurt all the time BUT I use plain, lowfat yogurt, add fresh fruit and protein powder or a touch of agave nectar or honey. Maybe a few chopped almonds or walnuts. I looked for a clean yogurt choice just yesterday, as we're going on a road trip and I didn't want to have to assemble our version on the road. I could only find one that didn't rely on either Sucralose or some form of HFCS to sweeten it. And it was outrageously expensive. Oh well.

Hope that helps!

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Slim Fast is basically full of junk. If you want something similar with less junk and more protein/fiber, go with Kashi Golean or one of the better protein shakes that the girls usually use after their weight training sessions. Replace the slim fast junk with those healthier versions.

Yogurt is VERY healthy. I would stick with low fat or fat free regular and add honey, stevia or agave nectar along with some berries for taste. OR someone on one of these boards swears by the vanilla brand yogurts. My only question is concerning the sugars in them.

If your wanting to eat clean I would stick with the organic versions made with the best of products. You can also get greek yogurt, but be careful with the extra calories in the greek yogurts. They're yummy and can also be used as a base to hold whole wheat flour on chicken for a baked fried chicken, which is healthier.

Corn is actually a GRAIN. Popcorn pops from dried corn cernals. While it's carbs, popcorn is awesome when airpopped or when using a small amount of HEALTHy olive oil or coconut oil.

For breakfast I make a couple small buckwheat pancakes and 3 egg whites ....a protein and carb.

Oatmeal and 3 egg whites scrambled is another breakfast

one whole egg and 3 egg white omelet with chopped veggies and a slice of 12 grain bread

multi grain bagel with light creamcheese and smoked salmon, I also steam asparagus for the side

granola, nonfat yogurt and cup of strawberries in a parfait type dish

Protein smoothy. I do one frozen banana, two tablespoons of peanut butter and the recommended portion of chocolate or vanilla Kashi golean protein shake. Makes for a whole meal in itself with fiber, whole grains, and LOTS of proteins.

3 berry salad. I chop strawberries into bitesize pieces, add them to a big bowl with blueberries and raspberries and wallah! I have a healthy fruit for the week. I just portion one cup each time I need a fruit. Be sure to add a protein with the fruit.




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It's summer time and the clothes that I like wearing this time of year are not fitting emoticon .
From other posts I am finding that Slim Fast is not the best thing to be using...I do it mainly for the fiber.
I do love my popcorn...is that a bad one?
What are some good meals for breakfast?
Is yogurt a bad choice..
Please let me know
Lisa

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