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MRS1221 Posts: 213
11/27/11 10:39 A

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I don't eat fish so I can't say about that, but I never buy frozen meat except for ground chicken- that's the only way it comes at our local grocery stores.

I can say though that since eating clean, I am finding more and more foods that don't work with me. They either upset my stomach or leave me feeling tired. I love potatoes, but I have to scale back on the amount I eat and I need to prepare them with a variety of veg and protein, not just the normal steak and baked potato meals anymore. I eat meat, always will, but we try to buy local and humane meat when possible. We moved out to the Prairie about 19 months ago and the cost of food is insane. I used to shop 100% at Whole Foods and bought only organic & humane meats and dairy. I spent less shopping that way than I do now shopping non-organic. So we're not as organic as I'd like, it's about 50% more out here over the cost of Whole Foods which is 30% more than traditional grocery chains.

Anyway,

I am relearning what works in my system. I am finding that I am eating far less food now, simply because of how dense my nutrition is. I can get all of my recommended macros, fibers, and vitamins with 400-500 less calories than what I should be consuming. The last time I was on SP, I was eating the same calorie range, but starving. It's amazing what good, solid nutrition does for the body and mind. When I'm hungry now, I want clean food, even if I have to cook 2 hours to make it. I don't want something I bought prepped at the store, it doesn't satisfy anymore.

Clean Eating is like a bad religion- full of obsession and accult thinking.

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ORGANIC811LFRV's Photo ORGANIC811LFRV Posts: 4,483
11/15/11 7:48 P

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It would be nice if it wasn't so hard to be healthy, right SABROH?



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SABROH's Photo SABROH Posts: 96
11/15/11 7:27 P

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I watched Super-Size me, and that poor guy was very sick in the end. I also watched Food Inc. which started me on this journey. I still eat lean meats and some dairy, but I try to make healthy choices when I can (antibiotic free, free range etc), happy chickens happy body :)

My fish I had for lunch today was in fact Haddock, and it unfortunately had Sodium Phosphate as a preservative. I bought it because it was 90cal, 0.5g of fat, and 19g of protein / serving, plus it was on sale!!. I guess nothing beats fresh. I have friends who live in the north, and they provide us with fresh fish all the time, so back to what I have in the freezer.

I agree, that once you start on this road it's a little rough in the beginning. But over time, it becomes easier and natural.

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11/15/11 6:26 P

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Now that I'm on my 'puter instead of my SmartPhone, I can type faster...LOL

Ladies, I just finished listening to the book "Don't Eat This Book" by Morgan Spurlock. Same guy that did the expose' on McDonalds "Super Size Me". There were moments when I was almost in tears listening to the state of affairs of poor nutrition standards in our schools and personal choices.

If you haven't yet watched "Super Size Me" I'd recommend it highly and also the audio book I just listened to.

On Thanksgiving day I am starting back on the road of healthy eating after being off for 18 months. The best layed plans are best done carefully. I have done careful consideration and research. I realized what I had done wrong 2 years ago when I was here before on Spark and lost my weight. I was lacking a lot of nutrition my body was craving to rebuild itself. It isn't just a matter of no longer eating the crap we did for many years, it's exercise, water, mental/attitude changes and feeding our bodies for the repair process.

So I have chosen to add to my eating program smoothies. 2 green smoothies a day and one breakfast non-green smoothie. I will only use organic. I will eat self-prepared healthy meals also. After listening to the audio book I don't think I'm eating meat for awhile. I couldn't stomach that part of his book.

So if any of you want any information about the green smoothies, let me know. I will be blogging about my progress. You are welcome to read and respond.

Thanks for your support.

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QUEEN-EYDIE's Photo QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 9,868
11/15/11 5:31 P

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Interesting thought to ponder: What does your gut tell you?

Since I've been eating clean it's simply not worth it to go off my plan. I've learned to stick with foods that make me feel lean and "clear". I don't like going out to restaurants anymore, I'd much rather use that money to buy great food!

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11/15/11 5:23 P

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I just came to accepting myself. I AM a foodie......that is food is nutrition. If it isnt natural and grown it aint food. 80% of what goes into our bodies needs to be real food.

Grat thread ladies. Thanks










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ELECTRALYTE's Photo ELECTRALYTE Posts: 10,207
11/15/11 4:55 P

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very well said. I am one that says "when your taste buds change" to describe people that refuse to eat "twigs and berries" or call anything remotely healthy "gross" or "disgusting".
These are people that can never say no to junk food long enough to create a lifestyle change for themselves and I get tired of hearing them whine about it and not even try to change it.
I guess that's one reason only 5% of us will maintain our weight loss.
sorry for venting here.

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HAPPYENZO's Photo HAPPYENZO Posts: 829
11/15/11 4:44 P

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You are so right! It is really hard to get over this hump and it has been over a year! Maybe it is because no one else in my household is on the same quest as I am. You said it very good! emoticon

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11/15/11 4:23 P

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I hope I can express what I'm trying to say and have it come out right.

I read in a book that, let's just say for example, in Mexico Mexicans can drink their water and not get sick because they're used to all of the toxins, or whatever you want to say, contained in the water. However, if you don't live in Mexico and you go there and drink the water you get sick because you're body isn't used to it. Keep on drinking it then ... ...

Basically, the bottom line is when you switch over to, long-term, "eating good" you're body is no longer going to be accepting / tolerant of unclean food anymore.
Which I, personally, think is cause for celebration ... emoticon
The same thing goes the other way too ... if you're used to "eating bad" and you try to eat good it's not fun, at first, either.
I think that's why people fall of the wagon, they can't make it over the, I feel bad hump.

The body is a very adaptable machine.
It adapts to what you give it. Fortunately or unfortunately.

Some people refer to this as, "your taste buds change".

Here's to ... out with the bad and in with the good.
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11/15/11 4:00 P

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I wish we had a Whole Foods grocery store....but I think I am doing ok scouring the outer edges of my local grocery stores for clean foods. That darn fish anyway, it was delicious, but I guess it had preservatives added...I'll read the label when I get home and update later. Let this be a lesson to all, READ LABELS. I used to just read the nutritional contents, but now have to really focus on reading the ingredients as well. It's a learning process!

Now to find a good fresh fish store.

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11/15/11 3:50 P

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The only 'problem' with eating clean is making sure how clean your food really is. Many times we arent told. I am now purchasing my choices from my local health food grocer. Whole Foods is under construction now thank goodness.

As for the gum we need to not mix clean food with chemican food stuffs.

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ELECTRALYTE's Photo ELECTRALYTE Posts: 10,207
11/15/11 3:39 P

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Doesn't it have to say on the package if there are preservatives? Darnn, sounds like such a great lunch! Even a small amount of fat or I would think too much acid.
I know my stomach is very sensitive now to unclean foods. I used to have an iron gut.

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11/15/11 3:36 P

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Yep yep, I totally agree with you. I never thought of the gum. I'm actually having a few issues with my gut also and trying to figure it all out. I feel like I've cut out so much all ready! I am assuming that I'm not staying on track and messing up my system even more. Thanks for the post and keep up the great work! Not a fish eater so I have a hard time planning things. Are there good sites for clean dinners?
Thanks a bunch!

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11/15/11 3:24 P

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I have noticed that the more I "eat clean", the more sensitive my "gut" is to certain foods. Not too long ago I popped a piece of sugar free gum in my mouth, and not surprisingly I became quite bloated and had stomach pains. No more gum for me, it's the sorbitol in it that upset me, what the heck is that? Yuck.

Anyway, today I tried something new, and again, i think it may be upsetting me. Has anyone had a reaction to the frozen fresh fish from the grocery stores. I broiled up a small fillet of halibut with unsalted butter this morning for my lunch, and had the usual salad no dressing, and a mandarin orange. My tummy is not feeling normal, I wonder if there are preservatives added to the fish, or the packaging?

It's just interesting how my body has it's own little alarm bells and how in-tune we get when we listen to our body, and pay attention to what we eat!

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