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1/16/08 11:53 P

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Thanks for the post on steak and potatoes. I love potatoes, but I have not had one when I have a steak in over a year. I eat my potatoes at other times. When I am eating steak I want a salad and usually either brocalli or brussel sprouts. That is the items that come to my thought when Hubby talks about steak. I have noticed that he is trading potatoes for steamed veggies or other healthy foods

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1/16/08 1:19 P

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Oh, my, OBOSAGE, hope you feel better soon!

Sirloin is also a good lean cut and very versatile. If you have a way to grind it, you can make your own low-fat burgers.

Get some rest. :) emoticon

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1/16/08 12:16 P

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I think the reason now for me not being hungry and full after dinner is becuase I have come down with a bug. Yesterday I awoke with a runny nose and couldn't here very well out of right ear. Then later I got a sore throat, feeling cold and just not feeling good all over. Thanks for the advice about beef. I wont be giving up my steak and potatoes, becuase I love them. It was round steak though. In anything I atea thier was no fat.

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1/15/08 10:09 P

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Hi, Mom_in_Garden:

My DH never likes to hear anything sensible, and he got his degree in Biology!

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1/15/08 9:39 P

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Thanks for sharing..... very interesting facts about steak and potatoes. Hubby will not be happy to hear this! LOL

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1/14/08 12:04 P

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Here's the problem with combining steak and potatoes:

It takes your stomach acids to break down animal protein in the digestion process, and potatoes are alkaline, which neutralizes acids. It also takes about 72 hours for your stomach to digest animal protein. A baked potato is about as refined starch as you can get (a baked russet potato ranks very high on the glycemic index as well as glycemic load).

So, a better combination might be a leaner cut of steak with a mix of brown and wild rice, steamed veggies and a salad with vinaigrette (to aid digestion).

Are your meals relatively light? Are you concerned about portion size? Are you drinking enough clear water? You might need to analyze exactly what you're eating and at what times of day to work out the best "schedule" for your body.

I'm no doctor and wouldn't know if your meds are affecting your digestion; but, it's possible. Some meds have that affect on people. It would be best to discuss your concerns with your doctor to work this out.

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1/14/08 11:33 A

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I normally try to eat consistenly every two hours or so. The hardest part of my day is the afternoon hours. I want to munch more than usual, but I am not hungry. I just want to eat. I am also taking medication that seems to make me not hungry after taking it. Its almost like appetite supressent, but that is not what it is for. It also makes me full fast. Like last night we had potatoe, steak and vegies. Normally I would eat everything on my plate. But I was stuffed almost half way through the meal. I tried to eat more, but I couldn't. Then the food seemed to sit on my belly for awhile after. My belly was full until I went to sleep. I have to take this medication in the afternoon. It makes me tired or it can make me so I can't sleep at night when I first take it. So I decided to take it in the afternoon so by bed time I wil not have a problem. I am not going to wiegh myself until Thursday. I wonder if it slows down the processes of digestion.

So you say if your not hungry when this happens at night, especially don't eat.

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1/13/08 11:41 P

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Oh my, this is a problem I have. I tend not to eat enough because I am not hungry. I have started to eat a little extra earlier in the day so that when I get to the end of the day I have consumed more calories. I force myself to have a fruit 2 hours after breakfast and then force myself to eat at lunch. I try to eat nuts about 2 in the afternoon and then a cup of tea. When I get to dinner, I am not hungry, but I always eat a couple of veggies and if possible a protien

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1/13/08 6:48 P

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The wisest advice I ever received or read was, in a nutshell, if you're not hungry, don't eat. But - don't forget to eat!

I'm not big on eating a meal before bed. I am, however, a proponent of being selective about late-night snacks. A well-known nutritionist concurred with me that a little protein, like cheese, with a little fruit for a late night snack is fine and easy on your tummy overnight.

I'm also not big on counting calories. I know there's a lot written about how well-chosen between meal snacks can help you lose weight, or manage your weight after significant loss. This is because a starved body will conserve fat from the foods you do eat. Therefore, it's important to feed your body on a regular schedule as much as possible and not wait until you feel hunger pangs. Just like drinking only when you feel thirsty, you're already hydrated and are feeling the effects. Not a good thing.

All the same, if you are counting calories, please don't let that control your life. Instead, take a look at what you ate, what your schedule was, how you felt and what exercise you've done for the day.

I hope this helps. The main thing is to learn to listen to your body.

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1/13/08 6:28 P

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Yesterday I had only 1020 calories by the end of the day. Right after dinner I noticed I had only this amount of calories. Well I wasn't ready to eat anymore food right then. I was full. It was evening. So I was thinking should I eat more just to get my calories in even though I wasn't hungry from dinner or should I not eat, becuase it was late and I wasn't hungry from dinner. My calories were under the amount anyone should have. So should I eat to get the calories in or not eat becuase I just ate and I would be going to sleep with this food in my stomach? Whats better at that time of night?

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