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3/10/10 2:14 A

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Thanks, I really appreciate the input.

I'm ready to clean up my act.

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3/9/10 3:52 P

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Love your attitude, 40DOOM.
I have a sister in Austin. I actually like Austin very much; it seems like a more down-to-earth version of Portland (where I live) which has all the things you list even more so! But I love Portland too, so many great things to chose from...if you've got money...which I don't presently...not completely true anyway...I can go hiking in hundreds of beautiful places and not pay attention to the...urban stuff...if I choose...and I live 20 miles out...lucky me!

I have learned a lot on this team too--this old mare loves the young blood.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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3/9/10 2:02 P

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The T.V. question was just funny to me. I knew even before I read anyone's answers, that we would have non-t.v. viewing people amongst us. I only wish I had the discipline to not turn it on. I'm a lazy person by nature (don't tell anyone I said that!).

I am from Austin, Texas. Granola Capital of the World! If you don't drive a hybrid, grow your own vegetables, don't eat meat, refuse to wear fur or leather, then you are outnumbered. I try my hardest to eat clean and live a "clean" life. I'm getting better, though.

BTW--there have been girls in some of my other groups (Big Girl Club) complaining about feeling bullied (made to feel inferior) in this group. I don't think they realized I was in both groups. I am not one of them. I love this group. By far my favorite. I am learning every single day on this sight. I take in what everyone says and have fun with it. I do learn a lot in the process...

Have a great day!

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3/9/10 12:23 P

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Hey, not fair. I also said that each person must choose how they want to go about eating clean. Not having a TV is simply a choice I have made. I just shared that because 1) we are here to share each other's lives so we can have a look at how others live and think--it's fun and educational. and 2) Someone's ideas might strike a chord in someone else giving them the idea and/or strength for something they would like to try. This is all so good.

And it is what I am learning as well: to share who I am and to listen to what others are saying about themselves.

Sorry if I sound snarky. I'm not really; I'm just a friggen detailed, hyper-focused, philosophically minded dingbat. I don't have time in the practical world for TV and I don't have the capacity mentally to deal with what is on most of TV; drives me bonkers!

40doom, I like your response to the question. However you left out eggs, meats, cheese and other dairy products which for many people (esp. our grandparents and grandparents are a major, health-sustaining staple. Unfortunately, for most of us it is impossible to get meats and dairy products that aren't very unclean. I am lucky as I have friends and neighbors who raise their own dairy and meat animals using sustainable and "old-fashioned" methods. I am lucky indeed!

Thanks, Kitty. You really added some great stuff. sorry I didn't scroll down to read your post before I posted my rant. Legumes--YES!!

Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 3/9/2010 (12:31)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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3/9/10 11:35 A

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Evidently, eating clean also means not watching T.V. at all! We are bad people if we do. Ha, ha! Just a funny response to our question of the day yesterday.

Eat Clean: eat like our great grandparents did. Wholesome, natural, organic foods, if possible. Your refrigerator should be full of fruits and vegetables. Your pantry should be empty (just herbs, brown rice, raw beans, olive oil, spices, etc). No pre-packaged foods, quick cooking rice, soups in a can, sugary cereals, etc.

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3/9/10 11:27 A

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Can you have dairy products? That opens up a lot of avenues for protein for you. Don't forget that some other veggies are excellent sources of protein too.

Here are some examples of vegetarian foods with high sources of plant protein:

PROTEIN IN LEGUMES: Garbanzo beans, Kidney beans, Lentils, Lima beans, Navy beans, Soybeans, Split peas

PROTEIN IN GRAINS: Barley, Brown rice, Buckwheat, Millet, Oatmeal, Quinoa, Rye, Wheat germ, Wheat, Wild rice

VEGETABLE PROTEIN: Artichokes, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green peas, Green pepper, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard green, Onions, Potatoes, Spinach, Tomatoes, Turnip greens, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini

PROTEIN IN FRUITS: Apple, Banana, Cantaloupe, Grape, Grapefruit, Honeydew melon, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Strawberry, Tangerine, Watermelon

PROTEIN IN NUTS AND SEEDS: Almonds, Cashews, Filberts, Hemp Seeds, Peanuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Black Walnuts.

Hope that helps!


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3/9/10 10:24 A

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Great info - wondering what protein examples do you eat regularly? It is a bit difficult to have some protein in every meal - besides soy/tofu - and beans - if you are a vegetarian, what do you eat?
Thanks for you thoughts on this - I want more protein but do not know best/easiest ways to get it......Ideas are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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3/9/10 9:33 A

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Another great author to check out is Michael Pollan. In Defence of Food was the catalyst that changed my eating habits.

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3/9/10 8:56 A

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If the ingredients include words that only a chemist can pronounce than don't eat it.
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3/9/10 8:37 A

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Some of the other basics are:

1. Eat five or six times per day, small meals, every 2-3 hours.

2. Eat a combination of lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats at each meal/snack.

3. Eat foods as close to their natural state as possible, and if you eat something "processed" (bread, for example) just make sure that it has whole grains (complex carbs), no refined sugars or artificial sweeteners, and that you recognize all of the ingredients (no monzygotriglicerides, etc.).

4. Stay away from processed, convenience foods - mac and cheese in a box, "helper" meals, etc. Make it fresh instead with ingredients you know are clean.

5. Look for reduced sodium options if you buy canned veggies or soups, etc.

6. Eat more veggies and fruits (although I think Tosca has limits to how much and what types for each of her coolers).

7. Make sure you eat enough fiber each day and drink enough water.

Just to disclaim, I'm no expert, these are just some of the guidelines I follow, and although I've read Tosca's books I don't follow them completely and I don't remember everything she said.

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit

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3/9/10 12:17 A

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Each person gets to freely choose how "clean" they want to go and/or how they want to get there. Basically you try to see food in its most natural way; the way nature/God (whatever) gave it to us. And then try, according to your own style and needs to eat food that falls into that category. A lot of people on this team are following someone named Tosca Reno, the author of the "Clean Eating" idea. (books, TV, and I-don't-know what-else 'cuz I don't follow Tosca) So, you can get one of Tosca's books or you can just figure out how "clean" you want to go. The "clean" is the getting rid of toxic stuff (chemicals, additives, refined food stuffs, things you cannot pronounce, etc.

Someone else on this thread will tell you even more. As I said, I'm not a Tosca fan, just a long time fan of natural, basic FOOD! Why? Because it is the food we were meant to eat for optimum health. It's the food our bodies recognize as food and can digest, assimilate, and turn into energy for everything we need to do and be.

Hope this helps.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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3/8/10 11:51 P

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Ok, I get the vegetables, fruits, no processed stuff; please name for me a few other things that I might not be aware of.




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