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Old 10-09-2004, 11:40 PM   #61
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Basically, the dietician told me to reduce my carbs, eat more veggies, I can still eat fruit but not alot because of the sugar content. Also, control my portion sizes. Which I have been doing over the past 5 months, that is how I lost 35 pounds. Exercise is also good. For more info. try this website.

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that is one thing I don't have in my family... but I have enough of everything else.. I watch how much salt I have and fat intake.. there is a lot of cancer and heart disease in my family..so I always try to stay in shape.. I'm a big vegie/fruit person.. but I don't limit myself that much.
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Old 10-09-2004, 11:52 PM   #63
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I never put extra salt on anything and sometimes when I am cooking depending on the recipe I omit the salt. I have never been a huge sugar eater, either. But the sad thing is both salt and sugar are hidden in so many prepared foods. All the more reason to cook from scratch.
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yeah, even as a kid, I didn't eat that much sugar.. I liked my candy, don't get me wrong, but not like a lot of my friends did. What is hard for me, I would rather have something salty than something sweet. A big one for me is I love V8 juice.. I could drink it by the gallon..but it's LOADED with sodium.. I have tried the low-salt version and it's horrible.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:10 AM   #65
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salsa is probably my downfall. I try to make my own and just don't add salt.
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yeah, making salsa is easy!.. all I do is use chopped, seeded tomato, chopped red onion, chopped gr pepper, fresh basil or cilantro, some lemon juice or balsamic vinegar. and alittle olive oil.. throw it in the processor and mix until chunky/smooth.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:48 AM   #67
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Janelle's Salsa

3-4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1-2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste, roughly 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of each

Mix all ingredients together or blended together in a food processor.
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sounds good.. yeah, I forgot the garlic.. lol.. YOU CANNOT forget that!.. lol.. we need therapy Sierra.. like the topic way down... we're in a coffee category talking about salsa.
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I know I thought about that when we started. My apologies to deadly sushi.
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someone said once and I can't remember who it was.. it's funny to see how a topic starts out and the direction it takes after awhile.
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