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TEXANSUE
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9/23/07 9:30 A

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I got the larger one with removable plates... I can cook more food and it is easier to clean. The secret is not cooking the food too long.. it only take 5 minutes to cook steak.. around 9 min. for a chicken breast. I am loving it!

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9/20/07 7:59 P

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I had a George Forman grill but gave it to one of my kids. I thought that it dried the foods out too much. Other than that and being hard to clean, I thought it was a good tool to have.


 


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8/20/07 5:29 A

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I got the bigger one with removable grill-plates. It isn't that hard to wash in the sink. I am using it nearly every day! It is amazing how much better things taste when they are grilled (instead of baked or boiled).



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8/16/07 12:19 P

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Hey , I have one of those too .. and I love it, I just don't like cleaning it LOL ...my hubby loves to cook on the grill so that helps..he cleans that ! LOL

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TEXANSUE
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8/16/07 11:45 A

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I'm right here. I just bought a George Foreman Grill and I LOVE it. I've been grilling everything.. and it cooks so fast.. and without having to heat up my house with the oven!

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8/16/07 11:00 A

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Ok ..where is everyone ?

Sharon


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8/11/07 12:24 P

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Tex
that sound wonderful
I lose from 267 to 193 in 1 yr and since last January i went back to 213, i keep going up and down and finally i put back20 lbs back.
I really would like to get down to at lease 180
i been fat all my life and if i could at lease get down to there it would be a big improvement.
so now instead of 13 lbas i have to lose 33 lbs.



 
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8/6/07 1:58 P

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That is very good. One of my problems is that I don't necessarily eat because I am hungry, but because it smells good, or looks good, tastes good. I may not eat a lot of it either. I had gastric bypass surgery in 1992 and lost 115 pounds, but have gained 40 back and have now lost one of the 40. I cannot eat a lot at one time, but I can eat the wrong foods. So that is why I joined this team, I need some support. Thanks for replying :)

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8/6/07 1:48 P

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I actually started a Low GI diet without even knowing what a 'low GI diet' was.. and discovered later why and how it worked.

Here is my story. I had been on many low-cal/low-fat diets before.. but I would be starving the whole time I was on the diet .. and would return to eating normally and regain the weight quickly as soon as I stopped the diet.

Then...I bought the Adkin's book and read it... the part about insulin and storing body fat.. and the hunger triggers brought on by carbohydrate-rich foods really hit home with me. I thought hmmm maybe I should try the low-carb diet and see how it works for me...

Well.. it worked, somewhat, but I didn't lose that much weight after a few weeks of dieting.. but what I did notice is that I was never hungry. Something I really hadn't felt my entire life. But, I also noticed several side effects that I didn't like at all.. I felt weak, had bad breath, didn't sleep particularly well, and felt bloated... so I decided to do a little experiment....

I started adding back carbohydrates to my diet.. VERY slowly (one item at a time) and recorded if I felt a return of hunger.. if I did.. I crossed the food back off the list and tried another. For the foods that didn't seem to trigger cravings/hunger.. I continued to eat them. If I felt the cravings/hunger returning, I would either eliminate the food from my diet entirely or carefully limit it .. and eat it only earlier in the day.

What I discovered is that rice, potatoes and anything with processed sugar along with most fruits were the main triggers...so I just eliminated them. I also crossed pasta and corn from my list.

But, what I DID discover, is that whole grain breads/crackers, oat and wheat based cereals (w/very low sugar), dairy products, beans/peas, and some lower sugar fruits (berries, cantaloupe) I could eat without having any problem.

So now that I am losing weight, I've gone even a step further to eat 1/3 of my calories from fat, 1/3 from protein and 1/3 from carbohydrates.. and try to eat the bulk of my carbs before dinner (eating a higher protein dinner) with no snacking at all and this has been the most rapid yet the most simple weight loss I've experienced in my life! What is really crazy is that I had NO IDEA that I was creating a diet for myself that actually was just like a lot of the popular 'Low GI' diets out there.. but now I am totally convinced that my weight problems my whole life have been directly linked to the types of foods I was eating. It is such relief to not be crazed with hunger anymore.. and to be able to eat three reasonable meals every day without feeling deprived (and miserable!). I've actually quit snacking as well.. and feel fantastic.

Sparkpeople enabled me to get everything organized and develop a routine I can live with. I am so glad I found this place! I hope to get down to 140 very soon.. and then I'll start working on my second goal (120 lbs) after that.

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8/6/07 12:22 P

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HI, I am Sharon and I am new to this team. I have been following the Low GI diet for a couple of months. Well, I have been doing well during the day, but when I get home, I blow it so I have lost no weight as yet, but I have not gained either. I just have to get my head on straight, I guess.

Sharon


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8/6/07 11:04 A

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Welcome to a low-GI diet.. I love it.

I eat a lot of fresh vegetables, lean meats and reduced carb - high fiber breads (in moderation) ... and I would consider my diet rather 'normal' .. except I've eliminated potatoes, rice, sugar, pasta and corn. I hear other Low GI dieters eat the pasta, but I just get hungry when I eat it.

You'll discover plenty of good recipes and help here I am sure.

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."--
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7/24/07 12:55 P

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Hi

I've been with SP for about 4 months, but have discovered that using the gi diet might help my fertility problems. I'm open to any recommendations or guidance on where to turn for resources and recipes. I love to cook so I'm looking for new direction. Thanks!


 
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