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DORSHA - if you eat the same combo of foods, you can create "food groupings" on the nutrition page. It allows you to enter it all once and then just click on it the next time you eat that combo. It has saved me a ton of time entering my food.

Butter is the only thing I eat and I use less of it than I did of margarine.

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My DH actually got me to switch to real butter about a year ago. I think it tastes so much better and only has ingredients that I can pronounce on the label! lol

Edited by: DEVILSHEART at: 5/20/2008 (15:57)
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Margarine/Butter

The two spreads I like are Promise Light or Smart Balance light. They are lower in fat, very low in sat. fat, therefore most of the fat is the healthy unsaturated kinds. They have a good flavor too for spreading on things.

If you aren't going with these two go all the way to real butter. At least it doesn't have hydrogenated oil. It's natural and possible to burn it off.

Spreads/margarines tend to have trans fats or be made with the devil's oil (hydrogenated oil).

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This is a fantastic thread - I already learned something! AWESOME.

I will keep my eye on this thread and participate. BUT I am having a really hard time tracking my nutrition in Spark! It takes FOREVER. I am logging in a binder. I keep track everyday. I will do my best to get it transfered to Spark daily.

Thank you Kenella, for the amount of information that you have already shared. I will be checking my bread when I get home - for sure.














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Cereal facts: Use the rule of 5s. At least 5 grams Fiber and NO more than 5 grams of Sugar. 3 grams of protein. Good article listed below.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
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Cereal/granola bars - READ the ingredients list. Almost always enriched flour will be in the top three ingredients. And NEVER more than 10 grams of sugar/bar. Most experts say 4 - 8 grams is the "ideal" range.

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I'm switching gears to discuss some common things I am seeing in your food logs. Carb eating. Eat your carbs at breakfast and lunch. No carbs at dinner or later. It's OK to have them at afternoon snack. This is the hardest for me to follow. So many meals are hard to plan with out a whole grain pasta, tortillas or brown rice or potatoe. It can be done and we can strategize how. Ask about certain meals and I will attempt to modify them so everyone can see. Carbs convert easily to sugar and store easily as fat (if u aren't active). During the day, we burn them off with exercise, work, etc. After dinner (where people tend to load up on pasta, potatoes, rice, etc.), we start sitting pretty quick. So avoid them at dinner and later. If you have to eat them because of an occasion move your workout to evening so you can attempt to burn them off before resting. If it is a night out at the Italian Mother-in-law's house workout as late as possible before going if you know you will get back to late to exercise.

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meijer wheat sandwich bread

enriched wheat flour, water, whole wheat flour

60 calories
12 carbs
1 fiber
1 sugar
2 protein



I am glad to have this information. I will be looking closer at all my labels!

Thanks!


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I found this info, and hope no one minds me posting it here, it really helps to understand why "Enriched" flour is not as healthy for us.

The Truth About Enriched Wheat Flour (White Flour)



What does "enriched" mean? Enriched flour is flour in which most of the natural vitamins and minerals have been extracted. This is done in order to give bread a finer texture, increase shelf life and prevent bugs from eating it (bugs will die if they attempt to live off it).

Why is enriched flour bad? When the bran and the germ (the parts of the wheat that contain vitamins and minerals) are removed, your body absorbs wheat differently. Instead of being a slow, steady process through which you get steady bursts of energy, your body breaks down enriched flour too quickly, flooding the blood stream with too much sugar at once. Your body then has to work hard to absorb the excess and stores it as fat. This causes quick highs and lows in your blood-sugar level which can lead to type-two diabetes and obesity. All this and you’re not even getting close to the amount of nutrients that whole grains contain.

Whole grains Whole grains are richer in dietary fiber, antioxidants, protein (and in particular the amino acid lysine), dietary minerals (including magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and selenium), and vitamins (including niacin, vitamin B6, and vitamin E).

Health benefits By eating whole grains you reduce the risk of some forms of cancer, digestive system diseases, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Don’t be fooled There are many products that seem healthy on the front but in reality they are not. If the bread you are buying says “soft wheat” or “multi-grain” make sure you still read the ingredients. Most of these breads are primarily made with enriched flour. Even if the word “enriched” is not there, if it does not say “whole” then it’s the same junk. Don’t get fooled by color either. Even if it’s brown, unbleached wheat flour is still missing the bran and the germ that contain essential nutrients as well as the fiber that aids digestion.

Look for products that say 100% whole wheat.

Foods that commonly contain enriched flour Bread Pasta Chicken nuggets (breaded) Pizza Pie crust Crackers Cake Cookies Brownies Pretzels Donuts




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I love all of this great information!!!!
I thought I was doing good with this bread BUT I see the word enriched :(
It is Arnold Natural Health Nut
First 3... Crushed whole wheat, Unbleached ENRICHED wheat flour, water
Calories 100
Protein 3
Fiber 3
Sugars 3
Overall it fits most of the rules except for the enriched....any thoughts good or bad??

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I think the biggest thing I notice when I am eating poorly is my bathroom habits (trying to put it nicely, lol) But when I am eating healthy without all the junk, it's so much better.

I get less breakouts on my face to, definitely. I have never had bad acne, but when I was eating large amounts of sugars and bad carbs, oh man. Pimple city! And usually not the regular pimples, like the ones that won't come up, they stay right under the skin. Terrible.

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I know that when I have weeks or months where my nutrition slips, I see a difference in my skin, my hair, and my body composition.

So true, Lori! I notice too.

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I don't eat bread much at all. (Except this week) LOL
Once a month I pick up Panera Bread for donation. I then pass it out to neighbors, anyone at church that needs it. Then on Tuesdays I take it to the local food pantry. So... yesterday and today I've had a "goodie" for breakfast. (Yesterday was a carrot nut muffin. Today was half a chocolate chip bagel.)

I like Eziekial bread too, but it's expensive!
I have Orowheat Oatnut bread.
1st 3 are unbleached enriched flour, water and oats.

I grew up on wheat bread. White bread is way to sweet for me.

I don't eat bread much, if I do it's usually homeade. I also like to make homeade bread. I'm trying to convince my hubbs to buy me a breadmaker so that I can make more. I dream of having a mill... but they are expensive too! I just buy my flour at local health food store.
So many of the store brands make me have to run to the potty.
Once in a while I'll use a 7 grain with flaxseed wraps.

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it amazes me the importance of nutrition, not just on your general overall health, but in your appearance, too.

When you see someone with amazing abs... I can almost garuantee you that they don't eat ANY crap.

I know that when I have weeks or months where my nutrition slips, I see a difference in my skin, my hair, and my body composition.

It makes a huge difference!

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Oh yeah, Aunt Millies Light Whole Wheat bread is $3.19 a loaf and I'm in Michigan!

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Sorry I forgot the ingredients...

water, whole grain wheat flour, wheat gluten, sugar cane fiber, resistant corn starch, yeast, inulin, sugar, salt, toasted corn germ, soybean oil, datem, calcium carbonate, monoglycerides, whey, yeast nutrients (calcium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate, ammonium sulfate), calcium propionate (a mold inhibitor), vinegar, natural and artificial flavor.

wow thats a whole lot of ingredients, and I don't know what 1/2 of those are.

so, how bad is this bread???

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I wish i had been more picky about nutritional content, maybe i would not have blown up to 260 pounds, lol.

I am now though, thats for sure!

Those english muffins are now out in my yard for the birds to eat by the way....

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Bread = allergic to gluten/flour so I eat a Whole Foods gluten free bakery bread. 1st 3 = nonfat milk, rice flour, tapioca starch. I do not eat it often as it is $5 for a small frozen loaf. It is very dense and takes about 3 times to toast. Not fluffy at all.

I buy my husband Pepperidge Farm 100% whole wheat bread, 100% whole wheat english muffins and 100% whole wheat bagel sandwhich rolls. I am picky about nutritional content.

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$3.99 per loaf...Ocean City Maryland

When it goes on sale for 2.99 I buy a half dozen or so

I look at the other brands of "healthy" bread...which are good...don't get me wrong...but they are very close to 3 bucks a loaf here

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I don't eat a lot of bread...and my kids...well maybe a sandwich a couple times a week

Ezekiel is our brand and yes it is expensive...every so often it will go on sale and I stock up...been eating it for years...english muffins they produce...yum!

This list is for the "original" variety

Ingredients:
Organic Sprouted Wheat
Organic Sprouted Barley
Organic Sprouted Millet

Serving Size: One Slice
Calories: 80
Fiber: 3 grams
Sugar: 0
Protein: 4 grams

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Okie, i will have to look a little closer next time I buy some, wonder if I can take these back, lol. I don't wanna eat them now!

Dagggg!

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Pepperidge Farm makes a true 100% whole grain English Muffin.

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List the first three ingredients listed on the package or no goodie from me.

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I love this new club! Please count me in!

I am always finding out new nutritional facts. I have been eating whole wheat pasta, brown rice, and wheat bread! We do still eat potatoes a couple times a week (I can't seem to get my family to change that one) lol!

OK here is the bread I have been buying since I started this...

...Aunt Millies Light Whole Grain Bread

Serving size is 2 slices:

Calories: 70
Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 1g
Protein: 5g

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Good morning! Wow, look at all this info I get to read over and over!

Ugh, but, I just looked at what i thought was gonna be a yummy healthy english muffin for breakfast.

But the first ingrediant says "Enriched" darn!

Well here is the stuff on it anyway (cripes)

"Sara Lee English Muffins"

Serving Sive 1 muffin (66g)
Cals 140 Cals from fat 10
Total fat 1g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 250mg
Carbs 28g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Protein 6g

Ingrediants: enriched bleached flour (wheat flour malted barley flour niacin iron thiamin mononitrate vitamin B1 riboflavin water stone ground whole wheat flour yeast HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP wheat gluten honey.



UGH!!!!!! Well, thank you. I learned something today. Even though I was buying a good brand, that looked healthy. There you have it. Still enriched, and still has high fructose corn syrup in it, be careful... I just learned a lesson.

Thank you Thank you!!

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I don't have anything against protein shakes AT ALL. I just prefer chewing and swallowing protein. My hubby drinks them all the time. If your Dr. recommends anything Godspeed. I would just be mindful of the carb content and eat them earlier in the day. That's why I didn't say anything to u Micalia in the notes i sent privately. The way I saw them in your journal looked really great to me.

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Bread Basics

Look at the nutrition label. The number one ingredient should be whole "grain" flour. I usually eat whole wheat but as long as it says "whole" and not "ENRICHED" u should be fine. It should not contain ANY high fructose corn syrup. Try to keep the bread under 100 calories/serving. Use the rules of "3". At least 3 grams of protein and fiber and LESS than 3 grams of sugar per slice. I will give u a goodie if u go to your kitchen today read the ingredients and post the brand name and amounts here. Let's educate each other!! I know that the Ezekiel breads are rockstars but too pricy for me. My favorite cheapy is at Costco and is is called "14 Whole Grain".

They word enriched means they blasted the grain stripping the fiber (husk), off. The blasting removes the husk and with it releases/removes the healthy unsaturated fat and protein. Remember how fruit eaten alone empties your tummy fast and spikes your blood sugar because it is a simple carb? Well enriched flour/pastas/white rice and potatoes does the same. If u r heading out for a Mr. D style run, u can burn them off. But I bet Mr. D wouldn't even eat that crap (Mr. D was not asked but based on conversations we've had I am assuming his support on the enriched empty calorie carbs.)

So, long story short just because it says "wheat" or "whole grain" doesn't mean squat. Flip that puppy over and read.

If u do and post your Brand it's first 3 ingredients and its per slice:
Calories
Protein
Fiber
Sugars

I will give u a little goodie.

Another disclaimer - many of the books I read like to get the calories/slice much lower. That's great if u can. In my area, they r extremely hard to find made of whole grain. Wonder sells "light bread" but I won't go there because it is made of enriched wheat flour and as a recovered diabetic I'd rather eat the healthy stuff less and stay off my meds.

Last note, looking at your food logs made me hate WENDYS. Come on, MONKEYS get out of the drive thru and if u must pick up a chili and a salad.

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Kenella,

That would be great if you could post things for those that like to lurk. We have a lot of people who don't post but really look at the posts. I know I would be interested for one. You are doing a great job! Good stuff.

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My doctor put me on protein shakes for part of my daily calorie intake. They are made from milk and soy. They are made by HMR, definitely not for bulking up... So there are lots of different protein shakes out there. :)

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Today's "banana bite" was about h2o. I spark mailed it but maybe I will just post info on this thread so anyone who subscribes can read it. Tomorrows will be about bread and WENDYS.

I didn't get that one...
It would be great if you could post those here too.

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1. 3 hours before bed. Most people start sitting a lot after 7PM. If u r moving a lot, house cleaning, exercising, laundry, working on your feet then OK. But when u sit u r done eating. So if u r working at a CP, watching TV or reading u r done eating until the AM. U want to go to sleep peckish. It forces your body to use stores while sleeping and u don't want waste sitting in your body rotting for any longer than necessary.

2. I personally am not a fan of protein drinks unless u r trying to gain weight. They tend to have a lot of carbs. I would rather c u eat protein. Fish, chicken, etc. How about eggs, cheese, PB, yogurt, nuts?

3. OK the fruit situation. Fruit is mostly natural sugar, fiber and vitamins. The latter two r rockstars. When u eat it alone, it is closer to a simple carb which empties out of your stomach very quickly so your sugar levels spike and insulin follows. Spiking and dropping insulin sets off your hunger and can lead to Diabetes especially if u r overweight. You don't want sugar/insulin spikes. When u eat fruit with cheese, milk, nuts, yogurt, it slows down your stomach emptying immensely so your blood sugar doesn't spike. The fat and protein in those foods just slows the process. You feel fuller longer and you eat more well rounded too. If you want articles, I have to look them up. I've read that recently in the Biggest loser program book and Dr. Oz's "You on a diet".

4. I have not read "Eat Clean" but I am adding it to my list at the library tonight. I do not know if I technically "eat clean" but I have 3 girlfriends that are nutrition nuts and when we talk they tell me that is what I am doing. I could list some of the books I recommend.

Obviously, I like Dr. Oz but his books are very scientific and can be hard for some. I like the Biggest Loser Series. I like Bob Greene. He is the most moderate for those who can't be super strict. I like the Abs Diet series. Body for Life series is great. The Zone is an oldy but goody. Currently, I am reading Kathy Smith's new book and soon "Eat Clean". Most of the above mentioned books agree on core issues that's when I feel we are on to something.

Thank for the great ?s. I hope others enjoyed the answers. Always happy to clarify. Please keep asking.




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Kewl!!

1. The rule of thumb...don't eat past 8:00 at night...what is that based on...hours prior to bed?

I don't usually get to sleep prior to 1-2am...is there a number of hours we should be ceasing to eat prior to bedtime rather than just 8:00?

2. What are your thoughts on protein drinks?
I eat very little meat...I am not a vegetarian...i use EAS soy or whey protein to help with keeping my levels acceptable...

3. Your first sparky mail to me suggested that we not eat fruit alone...always in combination with nuts or a low fat cheese to prevent a "insulin reaction"

Can you elaborate on this or direct us via an online link for more info?

My curiosity has been peaked

Lastly...for now :)

4. Do you recommend the book "Eat Clean"?

Thanks!

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Moe - awesome idea. Please do.

If you aim at nothing you will hit your mark every time. - Zig Ziglar


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Shall we post questions to this thread as well that the whole team might be interested in hearing the answer?

I have a couple:)



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Food tracker is best. U could spark mail me the journal too. I will be happy to share nutrition info. Today's "banana bite" was about h2o. I spark mailed it but maybe I will just post info on this thread so anyone who subscribes can read it. Tomorrows will be about bread and WENDYS.

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ME!ME!ME!

Definitely always in the mood to learn more about what I shoudl and shouldn't be putting in my beautiful body
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I would love support on this topic. I have lost 30 pounds and I, too, have stalled out in past few weeks. I have read The Eat Clean Diet and a couple of years ago I followed a similar philosophy on eating. I think I got in a rut eating the SAME things over and over....I wouldn't mind learning more though!! Thanks for your help Kenella!
Amy :)

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You know what is totally nuts... after talking about my great healthy choices, I had 2 biscuits with breakfast, and breaded baked mushrooms for lunch!!!! Ergg.


BUT, I am having spinach salad and grilled fish for dinner, better?


Oh, but Lila ate a donut!!! neener neener! emoticon

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I am very interested in the nutritional part of this journey. I am still in the process of removing all "white" from our home. My family is being very patient with me and are liking the changes so far. I tried to do the two meal thing and I was just wearing myself out.
So I explained to my family how important this change is to me and they are on board!


I agree, the food tracker is very time consuming.

Can we just sparkmail you a copy of out food journal?

Or Can we post it on whatever thread we are using?

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Apple, I do believe the notes show up.. that would probably be a good place to list things. i also have a hard time tracking certain things, like for instance... If i eat an egg, I scramble it, but i do not add anything to it. But the food tracker lists scrambled eggs, and boiled eggs as way different cals, so i just list boiled eggs as my entry. I know their are certain things I have had to enter in myself, and your right, it is time consuming. Its a great tool, don't anyone get me wrong, but sometimes a little cumbersome.

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I'm in!
I eat cleann as much as possible too. I have to find time to post my food though. I keep track of my foods in a spiral notebook because I don't have the time to log it all in the SP tracker. Searching, finding, adding foods takes up a lot of time. I'll figure something out. Do you know if the "notes" part of the tracker show up when others are looking at your food tracker?
If not I could blog it or just take some part of the day to add foods to SP tracker.

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Awww, that sounds like so much fun though! I remember going to a "Horse Camp" When i was like 11 in girl scouts, lol. I had the most fun! I even remember it was called Camp Cedar Point. It wasn't really a horse camp, but that was the thing i remember most about it, oh and i was going to the bathroom one night, and looked over my shoulder and had a HUGE bug on my shoulder, I think i wet myself before i got to the potty... www.girlscoutsnwms.org/camp.htm

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I'm in as well. I'm in a frenzy this morning. My 12 yo is leaving for 4 days for camp w/ her 6th grade class. *deep breath* I am O.K.. She will be fine:) lol Be back later.

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I'm in as well!

Unless I have a Moment* I am all about seafoods, lean meats, veggies and fruits! I can't even tell you the last time I ate white bread... I have taken a lot of my healthier eating tips from low carb dieting. But, I do not follow it completely, because I still enjoy way to much fruits and veggies to stick to their guidelines.

Ready and willing!

* I have struggled with compulsive over eating and binge disorder for many years. If I allow myself to slip, no food is safe near me! I can proudly say i am coe/binge free for nearly a month now. emoticon

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Banana Raised!


I want to join. I know based on my exercise I should have lost more weight. I have issues with too much processed foods, too much sodium (all from the processed foods) not enough fruits and veggies, and way too many carbs, not enough nutrient dense foods.

Think that about sums up my issue. My AP this weekend challenged me to get in 5 servings of fruits and veggies each day and I did it. Now to make it a habit.

Oh forgot to mention I have a horrible sweet tooth and I sometimes drink way too many Red Bulls (IE 1 a day)

I do have some good nutritional habits, eat plenty of fish, drink soy milk, eat brown rice and wheat pasta. Never fry food I cook at home. Always grill or steam. I love spinach, I also eat egg whites and oatmeal most days for breakfast. Plus I purchase turkey links instead of beef sausages.

Hope this gives enough information...

Interesting you mention eating like an athlete, I want to participate in athletic events so what you're discussing sounds ideal.


Forgot to mention eating out is a big issue for me. At work especially. I've reduced it big time but can do better.

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Yessss, Pick me PICK ME! I WANNA DO IT!

You know how you can do everything you believe is "right" but it just still seems to be "wrong?" Well, that's where I'm at right now!

I have lost to date, 40 pounds and have seemed to "stall out." I keep struggling with the same few pounds and have been searching for some type of help! YAY! I am so happy you posted this, and I am even happier that I was lead to PM!

I haven't a clue as to what I need to do to get to my goal. I am dragging myself out of a "weekend" sabotage mode, and have become discouraged with the fact that I can't seem to get these last 24 pounds off.

We are as Fat Free as possible, whole wheat pastas, breads, rice, etc. family. I can't remember the last time I bought white bread, and it has been 12 years since I purchased 2% or Homo milk. So, I know I'm already on the right path, I just think my path is very rocky.

This monkey is ready to do whatever it takes! Sign me up! If you need more info, etc. sparkmail me or whatever you need to do! I'm rip roaring and ready to go!

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I rarely eat out as well. But I am an American and that is how we socialize so it happens once or twice a month. It's a great discussion topic always. Thanks for the enthusiasm.

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Kenella ... this monkey is jumping up and done with banana waving

I do need incentive to track...for most of my life I have consumed whole foods...an education on the difference between whole and clean foods peaks my interest

Processed and refined foods don't make it into my house and rarely do i eat out...

My serious lack of mindful purposeful eating helped to create a hugely overweight malnourished person

I am pumped by the thought that something will check my nutrition and offer suggestions for improvement

I commit to faithfully tracking my food...to accept suggestions and do my best to implement changes

thank you for your dedication

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Kenella - sign me up! PLEASE!!

Me- 39 & full-time college student. In a nutrition class I completed a study of my food intake & exercise. The professor met with me & explained that I was not eating enough to fuel my body. She asked a lot about my health & explained some of the reasons I was overweight. I had been working against my body for over a decade. Dieting, cutting back and such was only making me fatter or setting me up for failure.

I became more nutrition minded - until being diagnosed with several food allergies (gluten, soy, nuts and seafood) in Feb08. Then I slipped a little as finding food I could eat became the primary goal.

I am ready to be a nutrition minded monkey!!
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Calling all monkeys that want to get hard core about nutrition. I have a passion for nutrition and am looking for a few good monkeys that want to get serious about their nutrition. I have read dozens of nutrition books and hundreds of articles. I know a lot and am constantly learning more and looking for further proof or disproof in what I believe in.

Let me tell u my story before you decide you want to join the unit. I am 37 years old. 9 months ago I weighed 225 (I'm 5'7") had high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. I woke up and said no more. To date I have lost 41 lbs. I have been released by my doctor from all meds and my blood pressure is in check. I did this all with exercise and what I call clean eating.

I try hard not to eat any enriched flour or refined sugar (obviously trans fats and high fructose corn syrup r out 2). I believe that when it comes to food white is not right . . no white rice, white bread, white potatoes, white flour etc.

My "lifestyle" is not for everyone and most of my friends think I am a nutrition nazi. I believe I eat like an athlete. I try hard not to eat any empty calories and try to eat my whole grain carbs before dinner.

Having said this, I am not perfect and am human. I too slip up and need to be called out. But I feel called to create a special unit in this army for those who want/need nutrition advice/help/support. In turn, I expect that the teacher will become the student. I know I will receive much education and support from u fiercely passionate and intelligent monkeys. Plus, I will feel compelled to lead by example.

I have another 29 lbs to go myself. I plan on continuing my nutrition education. I know if I have a mini/sub-team I will go from passionate to crazed about nutrition. Capt. Space Monkey (Lori) knows I am offering my help and trying to create a special unit/team within Project Mayhem. That's not to say that Mr. D and Lori aren't still there for all your nutrition needs. They r and always will be. I am not in anyway replacing anything they do in Project Mayhem. I am just wanting to create a special sub-group of monkeys sharing a special interest in this "clean" type of "monkey feeding".

I want the most committed amongst you. I don't care where u r in the journey just that u r ready to fuel the athlete within u. If u r ready to commit to me this is what I will commit to u. I will check your food journal at least once per week if u want me to and I will post or email u nutrition info often. I will support u, praise u and even call u out.

If u r ready to raise your banana to the call just post your interest/questions on this thread or send me a private message.

Godspeed,
Kenella



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