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emoticon Kathy I was born with it... I had it the worst as a small child. I hate thinking about it I suffered badly inspite of what medications took. I stayed in the hospital often. I do not think in my case my weight had anything to do with it. Mine is all allergy related. At my heaviest 205 while pregnant it was ok with mine. I did have a spell which landed me in the hospital ER right before I had my second child but they straightened my up. The Lord hooked me with an awesome pulmonary specialist in the year of 1995. Three years ago I had another spell which they called an asthma flare. I visited the ER they gave me an breathing treatment. In that case my asthma changed on me. When I have an attack I usually feeling tightness in my chest along with wheezing. That time I felt no tightness or wheezing...but coughing and I did not relate it to asthma. He really knows his stuff!! emoticon . I give him HUGH BRAGGERS! Since being with him I have not had an serious attack. Of course, I give honor to God too. Getting off my pulpit emoticon ..I was allergy tested as a young adult. They inserted allergens under my skin and I was told to keep a dairy of what I ate and to record any reactions. So this is a journey and I have learned much about my asthma and my control of it. I did not say I was cured!!! But well controlled. I take symbacort, ventonlin and flonase for nasel allergies. I have had so long that I know what to avoid coming in contact what aggravates my asthma. The asthma medications are high and any time I need a sample my dr gives me some.

I wish I had the same success with this nasty diabetes but I only had for 11 years!!!

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Yep, gotta learn to swing at whatever it throws your way! LOL

SAVEDBYGRACE, My ex DH has asthma... and weight issues make it worse for him... does it do that with you too? emoticon

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i was not aware that there was a problem for soy w/breast cancer. good to know. see you helped us to learn something new w/your suggestion!!!

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amen tp the curve ball. my dr says the only rule to being a dibetic is there are no rules.

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Points taken.... by the way not only was I diagnosed with diabetes 11 years ago but also born with asthma (well controlled) and HBP. I don't like complaining about them except diabetes only because once you think you understand and got it together it will throw you a curve ball. emoticon . Still going forward inspite of. emoticon .

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No kidding... LOL

Try a renal diet sometime... add in diabetes and colon cancer and it gets to be all kinds of "fun"! LOL

SAVEDBYGRACE, you are so special, m'dear. Offering up what works for you is a good thing, as there is going to be someone who reads it who will benefit from your comments--and the same holds true for what AZURE-SKY has to offer. The suggestions here are all given with love, offered as a gift in the hope of helping others, and there is no right or wrong...

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Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 7/4/2011 (06:53)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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Thank you all opinions are needed. Some of us just need to have some special dietary needs. emoticon

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Not raining on anyone's parade, just offering information gathered from experience.

Some foods are fine for healthy people, but there are probably a lot of people reading these message boards who may have more than one health issue. It's hard enough to keep track of what's suitable for one situation, but if you've got more than one - like me (13-year breast cancer survivor, hypothyroid, and pre-diabetes) then it's very important to look at everything as a whole.

I'd love to be able to include soy in my diet, but since it affects 2 out of 3 conditions I have, I need to stay away from it.

Please don't stop offering suggestions. I for one, need all the help I can get (brand new to this diabetes business) - and if I can offer info on other things I've learned or experienced, I'll do so.

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WOW just a suggestion! next time I will keep my suggestion to myself.

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Soy is not good to have if you have or had estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. It contains phytoestrogens which may interfere with drugs given during treatment. My oncologist told me to avoid any soy products - and it's amazing how many foods contain soy in some form.

Soy also affects people with hypothyroidism - it reduces the effect of thyroid medications.

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Dr oz said soy in moderation is ok unless there is a medical reason you should not eat it. Cancer...cooked meats supposed to give you cancer. Things with plastic wrapped is supposed to be cancerous. If something taste bad I can not eat it. I will drink my soy protein on occasion and say a prayer. I love cottage cheese but the salt. I just found break stone brand has less salt.

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emoticon I use whey powder from walmart

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Girl you crack me up!! I never knew that curds and whey meant cottage cheese!! LOL!!

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I use BioChem whey powder. It does have a small amount of sugar. It comes in a lot of tasty flavors.

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Yep, you're right: it's the liquid left over after milk has been curdled to make cheese. In fact, another name for cottage cheese is "curds and whey"... as in Little Miss Muffet LOL

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I believe that whey is milk protein. Could be wrong. emoticon

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I have heard that people who are lactose intollerent should avoid whey but I have never researched it to get the low down. I do use a whey powder but then I am not LI. Would love to hear what you find out if you do look it up....

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Yes, tofu is made from soy. I am a little leary about soy myself, although whole nations full of people eat it daily with lower cancer rates than US. Still... emoticon

Whey is a good option, not made from soy. Would it trigger milk intolerance?

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We LOVE Optimum Nutrition's 100 Whey Gold, and our favorite flavor is Vanilla Ice Cream, since you can add it to anything and it's still great.

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Sorry, I thought you were just referring to the 3 oz of chicken as protein for the whole day.
Yep. protein in lots of food, even some bread has about 2 grams of protein....

I worked with an Indonesian lady once wo always brought some neat things to our potlucks. One time she brought a stew that had cubes of tofu instead of meat. The stew was great but sad to say, I did not like the tofu. Apparently tofu by itself is supposed to be quite bland but it will take on the flavour of the foods it is cooked with.

Is tofu made from soy? If so, it may be a reason for some people to avoid it. My sister cannot eat any soy products.... You will have to let us know what you think if (when) you try it.

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You are right, the meat by itself does not have a full day's protein, but there is protein in many other foods. I have 3-4 oz of meat or fish a day and never have a problem with protein by the end of the day. Throughout the day I might have a turkey or ham sandwich, some mixed nuts, 1/4 cup beans, peanut butter, yogurt. It adds up.

I am going to try tofu one of these days!
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Not sure where you get the 3 oz meat for a full day's worth of protein. 1 oz of meat is approx 7 gm protein so you would only be getting 21 gm for the full day?

From all the classes I have taken, that is not enough by half, and the AVERAGE person (not factoring in other medical conditions, etc) should have about 60 to 90 grams (based on size).

Maggie, You should really see a registered Diabetes Nutritionist for help in setting your levels. Some people should have less, others should have more. Work closely with her and your doctor. There are some great books that give the grams of fat, protein and/or carbs. You can buy them at any bookstore -- or google it. I am sure there is some good information on the net.

As for protein powders, go to the health food store and look at the ingredient list and Nutrition label. I bought a jar of "Low Carb" protein here in Canada. It does have sucralose but 1 scoop only has 2 gm carb versus 23 grams protein. I always use my powder in smoothies so can't attest to the taste when used alone in water or juice.

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Are you vegetarian? Beans are a good source of protein but incomplete, need to be combined with rice to get all amino acids. Can also add 1 oz of nuts. I personally cannot eat rice, feet and ankles blow up like balloons at a parade.

Oh, what about tofu! I still have not tried it but am lazy.

Otherwise 3 oz of any meat provides a full day of protein with complete amino acids.

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Sorry!....

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Thanks but can not use soy products because of thyroid problems . emoticon

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some frown on soy but I like EAS Soy protein cals 170 carb 19 It taste good and I got it from walmart about 10.00 and Genisoy soy protein powder cal 110 0 carb but it is not as tasty emoticon got that one from our local discount store for 2.00. Wally word sales it for 13.00. JUST some suggestions....

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You could substitute low-fat cottage cheese for the Fage Greek yogurt. I love Fage 0% myself, because it has more protein than regular yogurt.

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I prefer muscle milk....

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I never thought I would be asking this question but give me names of a tasting good protein powder with no sugar that I can add to Fage yogurt , eggs , smothies and etc etc. I am getting about half of the protein needed. Calories very close to what is allotted.

The other thing I am having trouble with is" what is for breakfast" I love yogurt and fruit and another choice of eggs. I am off all grains and processed carbohydrates and using Primal Blueprint as my choice of eating plans and it is working but I miss my Special K.

Thanks for any help you may offer Maggie


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