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One area where I am having trouble applying moderation

Monday, February 11, 2013

I am having trouble applying moderation in eating vegetables and fruits and salmon. They taste sooo good!

If I eat too many vegetables, I get gas.

If I eat too many fruits, I gain weight and all that sugar is not good for me. HIgh blood sugar can cause inflammation.

Too much salmon caused me to gain weight. Not sure about the heavy metals in some seafood, either.

So, portion control will go a long way toward moderation.

I can do this and I will.
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    Mmmm I love all those foods too, and I have trouble with moderating my fruit and veggie snacks! I tell myself "but it's just fruits and veggies, it's healthy!" but of course even healthy calories add up. And salmon is YUMMY, I hear you there. The only reason I don't OD on salmon when I eat it is that I live just with my husband and he's a vegetarian, so I generally only cook one filet at a time, just for me. So when it's gone, I can't have any more unless I go to the trouble of getting more out of the freezer and cooking it up (which would be kind of silly!) So that helps me there.

    But I tell you what, cereal is becoming my weak spot now. It's so tasy and so snackable, and I think to myself "it's whole grain! it's good for me" and I start falling into the same trap I do when snacking on grapes or mushrooms or okra out of the fridge....sigh. We'll both figure it out, I'm sure! :)
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    Insight is the key to emoticon everything
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    Moderation in all things will help us to reach the goal line. emoticon
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    Yes you can do it!
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    Be sure your concerns are related to those foods, and not your salt intake. I notice I either stay at a standstill or gain weight after going out to eat and choosing foods like I would fix at home, staying in my calorie range etc.

    The only difference is the additional salt, and perhaps some other things they add like MSG or whatever. It sounds to me like you are eating foods on the anti-angiogenic food list. Many fruits, veggies, and salmon are on it.

    I think I found your blog listed on the Eat to Live team page. Are you following the 6 week program or the life plan or . . .
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    They say knowing is half the battle - and it seems like you know! You can do it!
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    You are so right! The place I have the worst trouble controlling mindless eating / giving in to temptation is in the kitchen itself. I am the chief cook (not bottle-washer: the deal is, I cook, he does dishes), but I'm appalled sometimes at just how many pieces of carrot I can eat as I'm slicing 'n' dicing ("One for me, one for the pot...") and how many almonds I can eat when I'm weighing them out ("This one's broken - broken ones don't count...") and how many grapes I can eat when I'm standing next to the bowl or preparing fruit salad. And that doesn't even get into spoon-licking (any idea how much cottage cheese can cling to a spoon?)...

    I hear you, seestah. Salmon's good for you - way better for you than fish. But it's not calorie-free. Apples are good for you, way better than cupcakes. But they're not calorie-free. Etc.
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    Comment edited on: 2/11/2013 10:03:07 AM
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    emoticon When I read your topic sentence, a big question mark appeared over my head - but reading on, I totally understood. I guess even the things we love that ARE good for us require some moderation as well. Sounds as if you're onto something else that will help not only you, but all of us. Thanks for posting!
    :) Gail
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