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4/12/13 4:10 P

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I've never tried spaghetti squash. I love fresh fruit, vegetables and olive oil. I also love Italian bread.

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4/12/13 12:40 P

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Yes we have the ability to plant a garden. Usually we do plant the spaghetti squash. Kids will eat it if they have to. I have been looking at some other alternatives also.

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LORAC67's Photo LORAC67 SparkPoints: (37,887)
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4/12/13 10:04 A

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I love having squash like that.

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4/11/13 1:00 P

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I use spaghetti squash in place of pasta..... works so well !!
Can you plant a garden? Grow your own, so in fall you will have a huge supply. For now ,buy it @ a grocery. emoticon

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4/11/13 11:47 A

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I have been looking more at this style of eating the past year. I recently lost my job as a care coordinator and have decided to take my daughter on as my patient/challenge. She weighs close to 300lbs and is 5'2". Of course I could stand to lose about 100 pounds myself. So we recently joined a gym with my daughter having a personal trainer. She wants my daughter to not eat any rice, potatoes and pasta. So I am looking for some alternatives for her. Any ideas here would be great. I am not much of a bread or chip type snack eater so need some ideas to help her and myself.

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MARI-SERV's Photo MARI-SERV SparkPoints: (6,749)
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3/15/13 7:05 A

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Mine is very similar. I follow an insulin resistance eating plan and it works wonders. Fruits, vegetables and healthy oils everyday. Avoid processed foods and high sugar. Track my calories and carbs. Fish just about every week and for the first time in 64 years I am eating avocado, who knew!!



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NSPIXIE's Photo NSPIXIE SparkPoints: (44,880)
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3/15/13 5:33 A

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That looks interesting, I think I can incorporate some of those ideas quite easily.

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3/14/13 1:47 P

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Thank you Coach Tanya, my granddaughter has been asking me about the Mediterranean Diet Looks like I was closer adhering to the Mediterranean Diet than I ever would have thought. I didn't know what it was all about till I read the SP link provided by Coach Tanya. Going to try investigating more recipes and make a move to a better all round diet and lifestyle.

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2/28/13 9:29 P

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2/28/13 12:58 A

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I am wheat and gluten free and not home yet, for the reasons I mentioned earlier. I know I can buy wheat free pasta and bread and will once home, but at present I have to eat, so it's meat and veg that everyone else is having, without any of the other yummy things on offer. Oh yes, the wine last night was very tempting, but I stuck to water. emoticon

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2/27/13 7:30 P

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Me, too, I'm looking at different Mediterranean cookbooks; my husband's doctor recommended it; I love the food. I think it's worth trying!



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2/26/13 9:57 P

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Sounds good to me.

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2/26/13 9:51 A

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I think incorporating some of the "good" stuff ... ie: Olive oil, lean proteins and legumes ... can enrich any one's new and healthy lifestyle. I've lost weight doing WW ... and this plan also incorporates this way of eating. So .. Good Luck ... everyone. (PS: Watched channel 3 news this morning and this was one of the topics of discussion along with a 30% decrease of heart attack risks).

"What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
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2/26/13 9:13 A

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I am ready, to start this, emoticon i need to feel better, wish me luck everyone.

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2/26/13 7:00 A

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You may find this article helpful.

The SparkDiet: Mediterranean Style!
Lose Weight by Adding Color, Taste, and Texture
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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2/26/13 5:28 A

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I think one of the main focuses of the Mediterranean diet is low amounts of animal protein in contrast to the amount of veg. Carbs are also very important all over the Med - try separating an Italian from his pasta or a Moroccan from his cous-cous! It's probably better for us to have the whole wheat versions of those though. If you're going to eat animal protein it should be lean, but beans - in the form of chickpeas, lentils etc are a huge source of protein all over the Med and the main source of protein in the diet for a lot of Mediterranean peoples. Meat is a treat.

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2/26/13 12:59 A

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I am not home due to my mothers death, so I am snacking on fruit. Meals are Meat and veg, high protein low carb. Drinks are black coffee or water. Fingers crossed for all of us.

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2/25/13 8:40 P

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emoticon I think I am just going to try and incorporate everything that is feasible for myself from this plan and see how this goes--gosh knows, doing without the junk foods can't hurt one, can it? Not...LOL---Nancy


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2/25/13 8:32 P

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I try to focus on the basics of a Mediterranean diet: fruits, veggies, nuts, fish...sounds like common sense eating to me.

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2/25/13 8:14 P

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emoticon is anyone doing this particular plan? Nancy--Mediterranean Diet

Edited by: SEVENDAYWONDER at: 2/25/2013 (20:15)

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