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2/18/13 5:56 A

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Ahhh thanks Tracy!! What is nice about the Low GI way is even if you have a bad day, it sure makes it easier to get back on track the next day. :)

For the pasta, the books say if you cook al dente and have a (2oz dry) is actually a low GI food, the longer and softer the pasta is the higher the GI goes.

I went to my sons house for dinner yesterday and they had pasta, they cook the pasta until it is very very soft, so I asked to cook a little al denti, so that worked out well..would I rather not have pasta sure, makes me feel fat..but if we must eat, eat it to where is had a tough texture to it.

This was in a book:
Pasta. A food to be eaten as often as desired - just remember to moderate portions. Fresh or dried, the preparation is easy. Simply boil in water until just tender or al dente, drain, toss with pesto, a tomato sauce, or sprinkle of Parmesan, pepper and olive oil. Pasta is a carbohydrate rich in B Vitamins.

Another book said, different from white bread as pasta is made from semolina which is more coarsely ground. Second the starch in pasta is less gelatinized than the starch in most breads.

Sorry for the long response on pasta...just didn't want you to feel too bad about it.

Some people, like me definitely feel fatter afterwards.

The thing I changed now is I don't sit there will a huge bowl, of softly cooked pasta the way I like it..so now I have whole wheat cooked al dente and a measured portion of 2oz dry.

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2/17/13 1:58 P

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Hey there,
I'm not sure if I or anyone can add an announcement. I'll have to check it out?

Also, I know what you mean about falling off the wagon. That's why I'm not weighing in this week. I ate a lot of pasta this week. Mainly because, my kids and family, like to eat all those foods that are so warming, "comfort foods"., and who can deny themselves when something scrumptious temptations are right before them? I'm hoping, it's me, I CAN DENY THEM, let's hope so for the future, anyway!!!

But, after falling off the wagon for a few days, "I feel fat", and I feel "bad, mad at myself", however, one good thing is, "falling off does not mean, off and never back on track again, it means, off and go ahead, you can get right back on!" So, let's not be too hard on ourselves when we fall off. It's not the end. It's a new beginning. We also, learn from our mistakes! Right? Anyway, I'm getting back on the wagon this week, for sure. I'm going to hang on tight!!!




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2/16/13 5:59 A

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Learning that I can't fall off the wagon, not even for one day...Yuk, feel terrible from my food yesterday at a friends house...

Deb

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2/11/13 5:41 P

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Thanks Tracy, not sure how the announcements work...but we can give it a try,,,can you add an announcement or just me?

I'm learning that lentils sure are good!!!!

Deb

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2/10/13 1:53 P

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Hi Deb,
I'm participating this weekend for the post under "announcements" for this weekend!

A good one too! What am I learning about eating low glycemic way of eating, 1 thing!

1. That it works!

I'm going to keep working on this thread and post to it daily, if I can!

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Deb, I agree, if you watch what you eat, it helps keep you from feeling bloated. I know just what you are talking about! I too, am feeling thinner, even thinner than what the scale says! What a great feeling. I'm feeling so skinny, probably, because I have not had any weight loss success in over 10 years. We can do it! This time, I will be successful and after I lose the weight, never again., I too, have lost it, this weight, over and over, and over, and then of course put it right back on! I'm so excited!
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1/26/13 10:17 A

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Is that when I eat this way, my stomach doesn't feel like I ate a watermelon.

When I lost weight before, if I had a bagel for breakfast, by afternoon I felt FAT.

So I'm learning I feel thinner when I eat the right foods (low/med GI).


Edited by: NEVERGIVEUP57 at: 2/2/2013 (06:40)
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