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1/31/11 6:26 P

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I use honey in my oatmeal. It's a much healthier version to sweeten things up than sugar. Good luck to you!

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1/27/11 4:22 P

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Yes I have that Magazine. I have been getting it since last year but never picked it up till last week. So far I have made 2 recipies out of it. Going to make another one tonight. It was out of the July/Aug 2010 issue.
You have been such a help!

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1/25/11 11:15 A

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You are SO welcome! It can be so bewildering when you first set out on a path that is completely foreign to what you are used to. I just bought my first box of steel cut oats this past week, LOL, and I like you I had NO clue what the heck they were either!

Eating clean, like anything else is a process. Little steps will get you 'there', and where 'there' is, is up to you. Every person who starts really examining their food choices does so for different reasons with different goals. I've never been able to eat processed food, so I've been doing this for a long time (30 years), and I'm still learning, and my reasons are changing still. A really great magazine from which to learn is 'Clean Eating Magazine'... you can link to the magazine from my 'Renewal of My Mind' blog entry... it has menue plans with the recipes and grocery shopping lists to go with them!

Good luck with everything!
Ramona

Edited by: _RAMONA at: 1/25/2011 (11:16)

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1/25/11 10:21 A

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I have been hearing about steel oats but had NO clue what people where talking about. And yes I meant Kashi, I found out the proper spelling after I went to the store. LOL I made myself a note book where I keep all my info. So I am going to write all that you said in it.

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"Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives in a dark room. So, if you see darkness in your life, be sure that a beautiful picture is being prepared by God!"~Author Unknown

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass….It’s about learning how to dance in the rain”- Vivian Greene

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"Never talk defeat, for if you do, you can talk you


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1/24/11 4:16 P

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Hi! Do you mean 'Kashi'? If so, it's a healthier overall cereal, and there are many varieties. You just have to read the nutritional labels and pick one that is in line with your goals for yourself. Any food is okay to eat every day, ten times a day, if it fits in with your own nutritional goals. If you're asking how clean it is, it's not super clean, but it's not as bad as most. I personally still find it too processed for myself. No processed food can be considered a 'clean' food.

As far as the specific cereal, it sounds as though you'd like to cut back on your sugar consumption, so pick the one with the least grams of sugar... but keep in mind, if there is any dried fruit in the mix, the sugar content will be high, but it's more natural sugar, not as refined, which makes it better... no quick sugar high (ie. Raisin Bran is a really good and healthy cereal, but it's high in sugar because of the raisins).

If you'd like to keep trying with the oatmeal, try switching to steel cut oats (only the outer inedible husk is removed - SO MUCH flavour with a little nutty sweetness naturally), rather than instant oatmeal, or rolled oats. The more refined a food is, the less flavour it has, and that is why so much needs to be added to it. Also, if you're cooking rolled or steel cut oats, try cooking them with vanilla, or cinnamon, or both. Vanilla and cinnamon add sweetness. Adding berries or a chopped apple also adds sweetness. I cook my oats with vanilla, and sprinkle chopped nuts and apples on top.

Finally, if you really enjoy sweetness, try switching to honey... it is pure sweetness rather than refined; and if you use raw, unpasterized honey, it has health benefits. I also find it tastes sweeter than sugar, so I use less when I do use it.

Finally, give yourself time for your tastebuds to adjust. If you are used to eating a lot of sugar/sweetness, once you stop it will take a bit of time to detect the natural sweetness in foods. My DH is at this point... he's not enjoying his oats quite as much these days because he's cutting back his sugar, LOL. Give yourself a month or so. Also, if you're maintaining a high sweetness level in your food throughout the day, it will take even longer for your tastebuds to adjust.

Good luck!

Edited by: _RAMONA at: 1/25/2011 (10:59)

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NOTE: My weight tracker is NOT a truthful representation of my weight. Instead, I am using it as a tool to help me visualize my goal as though it's already been achieved!

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urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2108522


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1/24/11 2:06 P

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ok,
I can not do the oatmeal because I tend to put to much sugar in it. I was told Khosi cereal(and I might have spelled that wrong) was ok to eat. Is it ok every morning and which one?

4 The Best is Yet 2 Come!

"Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives in a dark room. So, if you see darkness in your life, be sure that a beautiful picture is being prepared by God!"~Author Unknown

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass….It’s about learning how to dance in the rain”- Vivian Greene

"A failure is not a person who tries something and fails..but a failure is someone who never tries!"
"Never talk defeat, for if you do, you can talk you


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