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BARB4HEALTH's Photo BARB4HEALTH Posts: 4,439
8/19/13 10:01 A

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My Bulldogs, Did you also give up fruit juice (rich in sugar) and sweet fruits (grapes, bananas, etc)? Did you use alternate grain substitutes such as quinoa, millet, coconut flour, almond? I would like to try this. We are mostly wheat free in our house, but we do use oatmeal and I buy tapioca buns for DH who is wheat sensitive. We use buckwheat flour (not a grain) for pancakes and I have made crepes from it for rollups.

EJB, I have discovered that I should stay at the top end of the protein and the low end of the carb scale for me. Though because I am not a big red meat eater, I usually have to have a protein drink to get enough protein'

I hope you find what is good for your healthy journey.

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EJB2801's Photo EJB2801 SparkPoints: (23,876)
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8/18/13 9:23 P

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How did you get enough carbs without any grains? Fruits? Potatoes?

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8/1/13 9:48 P

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i gave up sugar and grain products and lost 44 pounds at age 61.

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8/1/13 9:38 P

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looks like you have been given some good advice. emoticon

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MJSTALLWORTH's Photo MJSTALLWORTH SparkPoints: (2,849)
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8/1/13 11:25 A

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I guess I know what good carbs are - I suppose I am mostly just shocked that I'm not getting enough of them as I thought I was. I figured I was a carb-junkie, and that *that* would be my struggle - but it's turning out, I'm more a fats-fiend. And that there are some hidden fats that I was not aware of. Who'da thunk?

I really don't want to switch to lo-fat/no-fat versions of foods, just because I want to try to eat foods as unprocessed as I can. I know that isn't always possible, but it's what I'm shooting for.

Thanks for the input though - I know I generally don't eat breads or rice as sides. So, I probably need add some in while decrease my nuts and nut butter addictions.


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SHOAPIE's Photo SHOAPIE SparkPoints: (211,989)
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8/1/13 9:44 A

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SHARON632's Photo SHARON632 SparkPoints: (79,314)
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8/1/13 12:11 A

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Good carbs are fruits and veggies, whole grain breads, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, just to name a few.

To lower your fat intake, check the nutrition labels on everything you eat and/or switch to low fat margarines, mayo, and salad dressings. Even switching from whole milk to 1% milk will help lower your fat intake.


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MJSTALLWORTH's Photo MJSTALLWORTH SparkPoints: (2,849)
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7/31/13 10:36 P

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I have only been Sparking for a few days, but in that short time, I can see that I have a problem: I tend to be lower than recommended on my carbs, but higher on fats. I seem to be ok (if a bit low ) on my protein.

I guess I would like some input on how to up my carbs and lower my fats. The fats I eat are generally *good* fats (almond butter, nuts, olive oil), but obviously, I am overindulging emoticon . And I am not eating enough *good* carbs.

So, I'm asking for your help and insight on how to basically reverse the amounts of each that I am eating.

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