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8/4/14 5:01 P

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Yes. Definitely.

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cholesterol is high, so cut down on the red meats, right?

185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010
Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12
Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs.
01/01/12--162.0
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7/07/12=6th anniversary
2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!!
1/04/13--149 :-)
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Good advice. Our digestive system begins to "power down" in the evening. For me, I am done @ 7 pm. Kitchen closed. Works for me, thankfully.

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If you pack in the goodies at night, you can expect to pack on the pounds come daylight. There's just not enough time to burn off those 'Johnny-Come-Lately' calories before retiring for the evening.

Besides, you don't want anything resting inside of your tummy all night - a situation that could actually keep YOU from resting soundly all night.

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I am an avid label reader. If it has ingredients that I cannot pronounce, chances are it's not that healthy! I prefer to do my own cooking from scratch so I know what I'm eating and that I am feeding my body the best I can!

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I am burning calories doing yard work!



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I have it and read it and keep it for references. Good Book:)

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Just move and keep moving !

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Drink your waiter!



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Every bite, lick and taste (BLT) counts!

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Today we hope to go out for a short hike and picking blackberries!
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Everything we put in our mouth can either help or hurt us.
Making good choices!
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Education, exercise and eating right-the 3E's
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I'm reading a great book!
The Blood Sugar Solution.
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Eat to live!
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Have been battling the stomach flu. This is the first time I've had to deal w/nausea and vomiting since my diagnosis of type 2 in Jan. 2010, so it was kinda scarey! What did I learn from this experience (feeling better now thankfully!):

1. drink to stay hydrated

2. test the blood sugar often!

3. I learned the hard way NOT to use the anti-nausea liquies (Nausene and counterparts) because it is 50% glucose -- sugar! My blood sugar rose to 140 -- and I haven't had #'s like that in 2 years!

4. Chamomile tea is soothing, especially with peppermint.

Just a few things that I learned to help me thru.

Hope you're all well! The flu bug is N-A-S-T-Y!

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This morning my glucose reading was 98.. I haven't had such a good prebreakfast reading in months!
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eat mindfully and avoid a feeding frenzie!
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Cut out the sugar-here's how!
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Hi! I am so happy that the holiday season is over, and the sugary foods will not be out to tempt me. I was able to keep my morning glucose readings below 130, now I'm focusing on healthy eating!
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Sparkabella,

You are so right. It is not enough to botch the rest of the week. I can now say that the 35+ lbs lost are beginning to show in my cloths, how I walk, and how I feel. When you have this much to lose it takes a LONG time to actually show to others.

When you took 3 tab a day was that at 1000 each? I'm not sure I'm handling 2 tabs a day at 1,000...It seems every 3-4 days I have symptoms like beginning of flu..

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Hey Dixiedoodle ... you have another chance today to do better! Maybe one handful of trail mix? I love food, especially carbs like pasta and bread, and I also have a bit of a sweet tooth. Every day is a new challenge. I was so happy to have my Metformin reduced from 3 pills/day to 2 and now I'm focusing on trying to get down to 1 pill. Exercise is really helping!

Have a great weekend!

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I check fasting glucose and ketones each morning and 2-5 x a month I check in evening 2 hrs after a meal. Up until today I would have said whootwhoot...

Yesterday, I had low carb breakfast, camp stew lunch (homemade) with some potato and corn in it..not a lot, and crab/cream cheese on 2 celery sticks and two sausages. with one oz cheese...then after dinner (about 1hr) I had two handfuls of trail mix and one carmel.

THIS MORNING: Blood sugar reading 142...keton reading .3

I can not imagine what these would have read prior to low carb and metformin...I got a trick instead of a treat last night.

My Blood Sugar reading is usually low 90's to mid 80's,,,my ketones usually .6 or higher. one bad decision..rats

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I start my meals with a salad whenever possible. If no salad, a broth-based soup.



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My glucose levels are consistently low: 106 today. WooHoo!



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Found out I have insulin resistance a few months ago, and I talked to a nutritionist about it. She said not to eat any more than 30 carbs at one meal, and to eat half as many grams of protein as I do carbs. Found this awesome cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/500-Low-Glycemic-Ind
ex-Recipes/dp/1592334172/?keywords=500
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3106&ref=sr_1_1&ie=UTF8&sr=8-1 Lots of tasty recipes, and most of them are below 30 carbs per serving. Called: 500 Low Glycemic Index Recipes

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Thanks, went onto Amazon & bought a "TrueResult" meter, 50 sticks & lancets for around $20. The meter was on special w/ the sticks. Reviews were good but not the best on the market but it is affordable. I'm pre-diabetic right now so am not ultra dependent on the readings, just wanted to track so I can make sure I'm going in the right direction.

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Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find they haven't half the strength you think they have.


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@ Brendam..Wal-mart has a cheap monitor and the sticks are about $0.33 each. That is to check blood readings for sugars. I have a Nova Max which is free from company the the sticks are OUT OF SITE expensive. Think over $3 for Keton sticks but less for sugar. My insurance pays for one stick per day. I check both for sugar and ketone's. This monitor can read both.
Wal-mart is your best bet.

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I am not sure. Insurance covers mine.



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Is there a brand/type of glucose monitoring meter that is inexpensive but known to be good? I do not have insurance so all costs would be OOP

Brenda - New Jersey - EST

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Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find they haven't half the strength you think they have.


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Protein suggestions from my experience but am new to the insulin resistant lifestyle - so correct me if I am doing wrong for my health:
THE EGG ... scrambled, fried, boiled, omelettes, any and every way - if Cholesterol is an issue, I use one egg and one white in my scrambles or other mixes
Chicken breast...I get the boneless, skinless frozen, bake them in a 9x13 inch pan, favorite gluten free spices are rosemary and thyme and McCormick Taco Seasoning. After they bake, i put them into snack size zip locks in 100gm portions and into the freezer.
Ground beef ...10% fat or less, make into patties and fry or bake with onion, Mrs Dash or any other simple spices into zip lock baggies
Ground pork... same way
Ground turkey....similar to chicken
Real cheddar cheese or mozzarella, easy to slice with wire cheese slicer into small portions separate with small squares of waxed paper
Cans of tuna, chicken breast, turkey, shrimp ***Watch sodium content though
Plain cooked dried beans - I make a batch and keep them in 4oz baby food jars for 1/2 cup portions
Natural nut butters ... watch out for sugar in regular store brands.
Salmon Patties made with TVP, NOT oatmeal or breadcrumbs.

So you see, I have pre-measured planned portions for easy grab and eat the right thing. Also I have a chewing issue so all my meats are ground or easily chopped tiny and soft.

If you are purists and want to use all glass containers, that has been an attempt on my part but not succeeding yet.

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I'm supposed to follow the diet for Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet and I'll go along for a while, then fall off the protein. I love the fresh veggies and fruits. I know the protein is a big help to losing weight. I'll just have to get stronger with myself and my routine. Maybe try new things that are high in protein. Suggestions???

Since Barb has her hands full with her wounded son, I guess that leaves this up to Ivory and you other team members.

GeorgeAnn: You giggling kitty really cracks me up. Giggle. Thanks.

Luv ya,
Renie

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Thanks to all who posted in this thread. I'm new to the group and likewise started @ the end & read to the beginning. Got a lot of ideas on how to start to control my health issues

Brenda - New Jersey - EST

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Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find they haven't half the strength you think they have.


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Georgeann: Honey, I'd kill to lose 11.9 pounds in a month or even a year. I'm going backwards and I hate it. GRRRR! emoticon

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Cindy: I sure appreciate all your suggestions. They are great and, boy, do I Need them. But, for some strange reason, I can't get the hyperlink to come up. I just get an error. Any suggestions???

Renie, the round one.

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This is an absolutely awesome thread so very full of information - I started at the end and am working my way up through the articles bit by bit. Thank you so much for this compilation of info!!!! My head is thumping from info overload tonight but it is a good thing!!!

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Thank you for your advice on the scale. I just started a low carb diet and I have been watching my weight go up and down all month. I don't want to weigh myself everyday, but it is a doctor's program and that is what they ask.

I am on week four and have only lost 11.9 pounds for the month. Is this too low for following the low carb program. My food is right on the allowed foods and I have not had any cheats. I was in the hospital for 2 days so my exercise has come to a halt. Will try to pick up this week.

I miss you as a friend, but I can reach you this way. I look forward to your advice on the board.

Sincerely,
Georgeann


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Amazon.com has a bunch of good book in the Kindle formal about GI dieting and related subjects.

Cathy emoticon

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www.realage.com/tips/eat-these-3-foo
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I GET REAL AGE EMAILS EVERY DAY I LIKED THIS ONE AND THOUGHT I'D SHARE IT WITH Y'ALL!

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CROYLE55 - I'd say keep drinking the water. If you are worried call your DR's office and ask what they think about it. It never hurts to ask.

Blessings,
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Thanks y'all!

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Hello I do not know if this is the right place for me to ask, but here goes. For the last 7 days I have been constantly thirsty. drinking more than 8 glasses of water a day. I saw my doctor last Friday and she said I had a virus. Even though I was drinking plenty of water I was dehydrated. They gave me and IV the nurse had to try three times before she could get the needle in. My blood sugar has been good in the 95 - 110 range. But these are the same symptoms I had before my blood sugar went to 860 in May and I know part of that was drinking 3/4 of gallon of gatorade before I knew I was diabetic. Besides being dehydrated I feel good. Any suggetions

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Just checked out that website. Almost all of those I knew about and do eat, but I didn't know about the black olives....I love them and appreciate the new information! Thanks

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I ALSO LIKE YOGURT ( AVAILABLE IN LOW CARB)
BEEF JERKY
LUNCH MEAT AND SANDWICH CHEESE ROLLED UP
TUNA OR SALMON SALAD
FLAX CRACKERS WITH CHEESE COOKED INTO THEM

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THANKS FOR THAT INFORMATION! I NEEDED THAT AND THE ONE ON THE SAME LINK FOR LOW CARB SNACKS.
JEANNE IN GA

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Here is a hyperlink for the "12 Best Snack Foods" for Diabetics (or those with Insulin Resistance too)

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Standoff With the Scale
Don't be discouraged if your weight fluctuates day by day. Shifts in water weight, changes in bowel habits, and even the amount of food you just ate can influence the daily variations you see on the scale.

Daily weight changes are particularly common during dieting, when your body is adjusting to the new way of eating. You may also notice that you weigh more immediately after a meal. This is due to the actual weight of the food! Remember that it takes time for your body to digest what you’ve eaten, and it can take a couple of days for weight loss or weight gain to register on the scale. To avoid confusion and disappointment, weigh yourself only once a week. Let how much healthier you feel and how your clothes are fitting become the measure of your weight-loss success.

This was copied and pasted from the Daily Dish, via South Beach Diet website.

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Filling Food to Speed Weight Loss

Learn which foods fight hunger by keeping you feeling full longer.

By Madeline Vann, MPH
Medically reviewed by Christine Wilmsen Craig, MD

It's the dieter's worst enemy — that gnawing hunger when you're trying to eat less and lose weight.

But fighting off those feelings of hunger could be as simple as a walk to the nearest soup and salad bar for lunch. Here's how you can make food choices that will keep you feeling full and help prevent the hunger pangs that lead to diet-busting snacks or binges.

Food Strategies For Losing Weight

If you want to feel full all day on less food, focus on these eating strategies:

Get enough lean protein and fiber. A study of 22 men who changed the amount of protein in their diets for 18-day periods showed that those who ate the least protein were the most likely to report being hungry.
"Protein is the number one thing to help you feel full," says Emily Banes, RD, clinical dietitian at Houston Northwest Medical Center. "The second thing is fiber."

Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Researchers tracked the weight-loss success of 71 obese women between 20 and 60 years of age on a low-fat diet.
Half of the women were also told to increase their fruit and vegetable intake. At the end of one year, both groups of women had lost weight, but the women who ate the most fruits and veggies reported the greatest weight loss and were less likely to say they felt hungry on any given day. In fact, when the researchers crunched the data, they found that whether the women reported feeling hungry frequently predicted their ability to lose weight. Other studies have shown that changing your eating habits to focus on these water- and fiber-rich foods will help you maintain weight loss for up to six years.

Sip soup. Adding two low-calorie soups to your diet every day could stave off hunger pangs and keep you satisfied longer. Choose soups that are broth-based, not cream-based, to reduce the calorie count; also look for soups that are low in sodium. Consider chunky, pureed vegetable soups, as they have been shown to produce the most lasting full feeling.
Timing your soup so that you have it before a meal also reduces the amount you eat at that meal by about 20 percent, according to a study of 53 overweight adults.

Eat whole grains. A serving of whole grains will stick with you longer than a serving of refined wheat bread or any other refined flour product, for that matter. Most refined flour is white and often bleached.

Pick "airy" snacks. If you must snack and you don't have a piece of fruit or a veggie tray on hand, choose the snack food that has more air in it — think cheese puffs instead of potato chips, rice cakes instead of cookies. You will feel just as full as you would if you ate the same serving size of another snack, but you will consume fewer calories on average. Another way to fight off hunger is to develop a "low-energy density" eating plan. This means that you can eat a large quantity of foods that do not have a high calorie count. Learning about portion sizes and counting calories is one way to approach this, but you can also try the plate method, which dictates that half your plate be full of veggies, one-quarter dedicated to a starch (preferably whole grain), and one-quarter to a lean protein.

And speaking of plates, it's worth noting that a study of 45 adults demonstrated that the oft-repeated advice to eat on a smaller plate if you want to feel like you have more food in front of you actually has no effect on the amount you eat at a meal (if you are serving yourself) or your feeling of being full.



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9 Foods You Should Be Eating
By EatingWell on Jun 23, 2010 10:00 AM in Healthy Eating

By EatingWell Editors, EatingWell.com



Key ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine include olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables, protein-rich legumes, fish and whole grains with moderate amounts of wine and red meat. The flavors are rich, and the health benefits for people choosing a Mediterranean diet are hard to ignore—they are less likely to develop high blood pressure, high cholesterol or become obese. If you’re trying to eat foods that are better for your heart, start with these nine healthy ingredients—the staples of Mediterranean cooking.

Broccoli Rabe

To be Italian is to appreciate dark leafy vegetables, especially this earthly bitter brassica that pairs beautifully with bold ingredients like sausage, anchovy and hot pepper. Like other cabbage family members it’s a nutrition superstar, providing plenty of vitamin C, potassium, calcium and fiber as well as carotenoids and cancer-fighting indoles and isothiocyanates.

Chickpeas

Eaten daily, combined with grains and starches, beans provide high-quality protein along with folate, calcium, iron and zinc. They also offer benefits like healthy, filling doses of fiber (both soluble and insoluble), phytates and phyto sterols; studies suggest beans may help manage diabetes, prevent colon cancer and reduce heart disease risk.

Couscous

Traditionally unrefined grains (pasta, bread, barley, couscous) are the base of most Mediterranean diets. Leaving the grains whole lowers their glycemic index, so they are digested more slowly and produce gentler rises in glucose and insulin than refined versions; they also retain all their fiber, magnesium, vitamin E and other antioxidant phytochemicals. Diets rich in whole grains may protect against heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Eggplant

Beloved for its toothsome texture and neutral flavor that takes up sauces beautifully, eggplant gives meaty satisfaction to a cuisine in which meat traditionally made rare appearances. While not a nutritional powerhouse, eggplant contains some fiber and potassium; chlorogenic acid, a compound concentrated in eggplant skin, may have antiviral and cancer-fighting properties.

Hazelnuts

Nut trees are almost as common as olive trees in Italy. Nuts are savored as snacks, ground into sauces and sprinkled on salads. They’re loaded with heart-friendly monounsaturated fat; they’re also rich sources of protein, fiber, vitamin E, folate, calcium and magnesium. Nut protein is also high in arginine, an amino acid that helps maintain healthy blood vessels.

Olive Oil

Prized since antiquity (original Olympic winners were awarded jugs of it), olive oil is imperative in Mediterranean cookery, especially when it comes to preparing vegetables. Rich in monounsaturated fat and (in extra-virgin types) antioxidant polyphenols; many believe its wide use throughout the Mediterranean explains much of that region’s low heart disease rates.

Peppers

Fresh, roasted or dried and ground into complex sauces and pastes, peppers add color to Moroccan dishes. And good nutrition: all types are rich in vitamins A and C, fiber, folate, beta carotene and vitamin K. Red peppers also deliver lycopene, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin—protective against macular degeneration.

Shrimp

Wherever Mediterraneans live close to the sea, seafood is a staple protein in their diets; any and all kinds of shellfish and fish are celebrated, often several in the same dish. While fattier types like tuna supply heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, lean specimens like shrimp, squid and sea bass provide ample protein, niacin and selenium.

Tomatoes

It’s hard to believe these now-ubiquitous orbs weren’t native to the Mediterranean region (grazie, Columbus); they’re staples in every cook’s larder, fresh, canned and in paste form. Tomatoes are packed with vitamin C and lycopene, a heart-protective antioxidant that may also help prevent some cancers (particularly prostate). Plus they’re versatile enough to enjoy every day.





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Is Anxiety Making You Fat?
Stress-fighting tips to keep flab in check

When stress hits, adrenaline mobilizes fat from all over your body. Often, the unused portion ends up stored in your belly. Manage your stress—and your midsection—with these easy everyday tips:

To de-stress your body, keep water—the perfect liquid—flowing through it. Dehydration from booze or caffeine signals a water-shortage emergency, which bumps up your cortisol (stress hormone) levels.

When all hell breaks loose, reaching for food doesn't mean you're weak—you're actually programmed to do that. But instead of scarfing a bag of chips, grab any of these foods that will keep you calm.

We know you want to eat right, but staying on track can also make you a bit edgy. That's not surprising: A recent study linked dieting to chronic stress. Overcome the mental hurdles with support from friends.

From the Abs Diet Insider email.

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Great Grains to Try

The easiest way to get more healthful whole grains into your diet is to make sure your pantry is stocked with them at home. You're probably familiar with some whole-grain options — 100 percent whole-wheat bread, brown rice, and oatmeal, for example — but what about some of the less common, more "exotic" grains? The next time you shop for food, pick up a box or a bag of a whole-grain product that you've never tried before.

You should be able to find plenty of novel whole grains at your grocery store or local natural foods store, such as:

Bulgur consists of wheat berries that have been steamed, dried, and then cracked apart — it has a nutty taste and cooks quickly.

Quinoa is an ancient, protein-packed grain from South America that cooks up light and fluffy; it should be rinsed before cooking.

Millet, which has been cultivated since prehistoric times and is popular today in Asia and Africa, is rich in vitamins and minerals and is best toasted before boiling.

Buckwheat in its various forms can be found as a breakfast cereal (farina), in Japanese soba noodles, as roasted groats (kasha), and more.

Cornmeal is ground from whole corn and can be baked into a variety of products or boiled up as polenta.

Don't forget about whole-wheat versions of couscous and pasta.

The best way to tell if a product is whole grain is to check the ingredient list on the label. Ideally, you should find the words 100 percent whole wheat, or 100 percent whole grain; at the minimum, whole wheat or whole grain should be one of the first ingredients.

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