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5/30/11 6:40 P

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Tru dat!! I meant "moderation" to mean a little bit of butter, but I know what you mean!
Too many times I hear the defense of donuts etc. "everything in moderation" well I never have believed that and you put it as well as I've ever heard it! emoticon

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5/30/11 6:38 P

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Ya i know chips aren't good for you ... its why its such a vice. I love the jalapeno chips. Maybe I should try just cooking jalapenos somehow to get em crunchy. :hmmm:

I can easily give up the chocolate milk and switch to dark chocolate, like once a week for my treat.

The butter, ya its only on whole wheat toast, usually organic, but with the stuff we had to get from the food bank it wasn't. It was just 8 grain bread.

Other than that, I really don't use butter other than that.

I am wondering why grains aren't good for you? I have noticed since Ive been eating better, my stomach has been in tons of pain with eating more grains and fruits and veggies. I think I am going to cut out grains again ... I did it years ago when I was clean eating and so healthy and in awesome shape. I switched to gluten free foods and tried to cut all processed grains and stuff out .. I forget all exactly what i was eating, but my ramping bloating and flatulance and indegestion went away ... as well as many other problems.




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5/30/11 6:08 P

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RIGHT! Butter is real and clean. Don't give it up. Work on giving up food that is NOT REAL. Chips aren't real food. Soda pop isn't real food. Most chocolate products are so full of extra, non-food ingredients that they aren't real food either. Yes, dark chocolate that is high quality is good; the darker the better as that eliminates excess sugar. Read the ingredients!!

Real food is fresh, natural, clean and left in as close to its original form as possible.

Yes, keep the butter and have second thoughts about the toast you are putting it on. Not all breads are created equal! Most are bad choices. And, as many are discovering (count me in) grains in any form should be eaten very minimally or even not at all. They are a cause of many diseases including obesity and are also habit forming. If you do eat grains try to make sure they are freshly milled, organic and whole.

As I always state, "in moderation" can mean very little unless there is a specifier. What I mean by that is that one person's "moderation" may not be another person's "moderation". If I moderate something it means really keeping my eye on it and if at all possible keeping it out of my diet completely. I always think of a moderator as someone who eliminates the poor performers while letting the good performers go on with their act.

We can't expect to be healthy if we continue to eat even a small amount of unhealthy foods. We can't expect our cars to run if we continue to put even the smallest amount of sand or water in the gas tank... in "moderation". EVERYTHING we chew and swallow will have an effect in our bodies--our body HAS to do SOMETHING with every bite. Our head might say "a little won't hurt me" but our body will say "ouch!". You can buy a new car but you are stuck with your body. Feed it well and it will serve you well.
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ELECTRALYTE's Photo ELECTRALYTE Posts: 10,207
5/30/11 4:04 P

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I agree! Real butter is fine in moderation. I don't care for chips or sweets either, but I love my 2 squares of good dark chocolate a few times a week.

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5/30/11 1:46 P

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Ummm.. what's wrong with butter? Butter is real food. Just a little dab will do ya. WAY healthier than margarine or even vegetable oils.
If you have a sweet tooth try using stevia instead of sweetened chocolate milk. For a treat I sometimes have some unsweetened chocolate almond milk and sweeten with stevia.
I've never cared for potato chips, so I can`t help you there, but if it all seems overwhelming, just cut out one thing at a time. Take baby steps.

Good for you for wanting to get healthier!

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5/30/11 1:44 P

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I did it gradually. I found radiantrecovery.com helpful (giving up sugar). They would say probably rightly that if you gradually change your diet over months not days then it's more likely to last. It worked for me anyway. I just ended up changing my tastebuds.

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5/30/11 1:43 P

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Eat the butter Bald, butter is a natural food but forget the toast, cutting back on grains will get you huge results quickly. Grains are listed as one of the causes of the huge obesity problem nowadays. Replace the chocolate milk with a square of dark chocolate instead, it's actually beneficial for you:)

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5/30/11 1:41 P

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I did it cold turkey. Gave them all up. It was hard at first because I did get headache with it.
I also gave in a few times and had to try again. I do feel much better. I am eating clean but I have also gone to the Paleo way of eating where I gave up grains and beans etc. I have noticed the most change with this and feel so much better. It is not for everyone and I certainly understand that.

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5/30/11 1:29 P

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About how long did it take? I know it will make the biggest difference when I stop eating butter and the jalapeno chips by the bag.

Did you notice a difference in the way you felt and losing weight and toning up quicker than you would have if continued?



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5/30/11 1:26 P

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The things I had the hardest time with was Diet Coke, candy (I have a sweet tooth also), sugarfree gum.

I have given them all up and sometimes crave the gum but none of the others.

I do not use dairy, very lactose intolerant.

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BEAUTIFUL8186's Photo BEAUTIFUL8186 Posts: 617
5/30/11 12:59 P

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Did it take you to completely switch to clean eating and/or organic eating?

I am having the hardest time giving up butter in my eggs and on my toast. Ive been like this since a little girl.

Also kettle baked Jalapeno chips (the best tasting but not the best for my waistline).

Chocolate, I need sweets, so I try to keep it to one cup of chocolate milk a day and it seems to be curbing my sweet tooth. Trying to retrain myself to start drinking protein shakes again to take the sweet tooth spot.

I am going to try organic milk next week when we go grocery shopping and free range/organic eggs, they're cheaper than regular old eggs as well as the milk ( I am shocked at this).

What was your vice?

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