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7/6/08 6:37 P

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My daughter was ALL the time asking "can we go out to eat", and Wendy's was our most favorite place to eat. There for a while, until gas prices went up, we would go out a lot more than we should. Well I found this site and starting entering my food and on a Tuesday night we went to Sonic because they have half price burgers. When we came home and I entered my burger and she seen how many calories we had just eaten, she no longer asks to go out to eat. Plus she hasn't had a fast food burger since. We still go out just not as much and my daughter and myself try to pick the more healthy things on the menu.

Sherry

I NEED to lose weight! I HAVE to lose weight! I am GOING to lose weight!


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TARAG121's Photo TARAG121 Posts: 39
7/6/08 6:29 P

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I agree with SECOLEM0305 you do have to be careful not to overdo the low carb and eat the right kinds of carbs. I weighed 250 lbs until I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and it was from all the processed foods and carbs that i was eating. i admit for a single parent it is really easy to stop at Wendys and feed your family pretty cheaply but the toll it can take on your health is not worth it.Not to mention the example i set for my children. My 21 yr old daughter is overweight and when I look at what she eats it makes me sad unfortunately at this point she has to want to change so all I can do is pray (and try to set a good example from now on)

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SECOLEM0305's Photo SECOLEM0305 Posts: 146
6/28/08 5:52 P

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Not that I'm a diet guru, but do watch the "low carb" diets and make sure you get in ENOUGH carbs and don't cut them out completely. Remember, carbs help fire the neurons in your brain, which when not firing can die and they don't come back. There have been studies linking low carb situations to the early onset of Alzheimer's disease. Can't win for losing, I guess. Low carb - lose weight - lose mind? High carb - gain weight - die before Alzheimer's can start because of some other health problem. Ugh!

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JEEPMAMA's Photo JEEPMAMA Posts: 2,715
6/24/08 5:49 P

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Those cool whip "ice cream" sandwiches would be PERFECT for our new recipe forum!

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6/24/08 1:29 P

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I did Atkins in January, and lost 14 lbs in about 3 weeks. I felt horrible. I was sick almost every afternoon! I did completely lose all junk food cravings, but it was probably due to my constant nausea! I am doing lower carbs now (no more full loaves of french bread with dinner!) and it's so much better. When logging my calories, I really discovered what kind of damage I was doing with carbs. I'm a carb eating machine! I miss them, but it will be worth it in the long run, when I don't develop diabetes!



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JEEPMAMA's Photo JEEPMAMA Posts: 2,715
6/24/08 1:23 P

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I've been watching my carbs too - it's amazing how cutting them down (not out) really helps out with the craving of junk food (sweets). I try to do low fat, but not fat free because they bump up the sugar to make stuff fat free. And I'm trying to get more & more fiber in my diet to help me not be as hungry. Man, sounds like I just need to go graze in a field for awhile! moooooo

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6/24/08 1:07 P

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Thanks for the help with this. I am kind of watching carbs and fat. I'll get the light because I have found I like the fuller taste of the regular coolwhip vs the free so the light should work great.

Thanks again everyone! :)

Edited by: TAMMYKIRK71 at: 6/24/2008 (13:06)
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6/24/08 12:24 P

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I like the light too...but I am watching my carbs. That is a cool idea with making ice cream sandwiches! I really will have to try that as a splurge! Thanks for sharing, smile!

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6/24/08 10:29 A

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I would go with the light if it has less carbs. My cousin makes ice cream sandwiches with it. He puts it between 2 squares of the low fat graham crackers and wraps in plastic wrap to freeze for a few hours. They are great!



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JEEPMAMA's Photo JEEPMAMA Posts: 2,715
6/24/08 8:26 A

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I generally select light over the full fat or fat free varieties

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6/24/08 12:25 A

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Ok so went to the store tonight to get some cool whip free. PMS has not forgot about me unfortunately and my sugar craving kicked in big time. I thought I would check to see the difference in labels/calories and sugar. There isn't that much difference at all. The Cool Whip free has more carbs than the light one and regular one. Less calories but only a few less. I have read/heard it somewhere that our bodies react the same to anything sweet even if its splenda or real sugar. I just picked up the real cool whip and came home. I don;t plan on using alot of it all of the time. I think its a great alternative to a candy bar or piece of cake. What do you all think about that? Should I have stuck with the light cool whip or the cool whip free?

Edited by: TAMMYKIRK71 at: 6/24/2008 (00:24)
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