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Old 01-31-2008, 12:24 PM   #11
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Welcome Korry, your on the right track, keep up the good work!
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:31 PM   #12
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The wife and I started cooking healthier foods at home. We quit smoking a few months back and gained some weight since. The first thing you need to know is Portion Control. It also can cost more trying to eat healthier.
Yeah, you are exactly right. However, I find it a less expensive alternative than eating out at restaurants.

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Old 01-31-2008, 12:38 PM   #13
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The wife and I started cooking healthier foods at home. We quit smoking a few months back and gained some weight since. The first thing you need to know is Portion Control. It also can cost more trying to eat healthier.
I wish you much luck!
DH and I quit when I got pregnant with kid #1. He replaced for awhile with sunflower seeds.... when he would sweat and wear a black tshirt it would have salt rings when it dried. YUCK!
Now he just eats, partially my fault, I cook it! One thing at a time, I still crave them badly, almost bought some the other day. Made a loaf of bread and kneaded instead. It worked.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:47 AM   #14
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hi korry! you can find the URl of my web site, into my profile, here in DC.
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:45 PM   #15
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The 3 Hour Diet by Jorge Cruise works wonders. I've lost 3 pounds in one week so far. Exercise and healthy eating (every 3 hours) like lean protein, whole grains, vegetables and fruits work. Limit the carbs for dinner and you're off to a great start. Good luck.
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #16
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Good for you for deciding to make healthful choices regarding your meals and activities.
I've made those same changes and can offer a bit of encouragement and advice. I've learned that many people lose their motivation (for many things, not just dieting) after just 8 weeks. If you know this going in, you have an advantage many people don't. When the 8 week mark rolls around, make a few positive changes just to keep things interesting.

Steaming your food is a great idea, but please don't try to steam everything. Not only will you sacrifice flavour, you'll get bored with the results before 8 weeks. If you keep your fat intake to 10 grams per meal, you'll lose weight and still have options. The minute you feel deprived, that is the minute you start reverting back to old habits.

Don't eliminate fat all together. Fat carries vitamins, especially vitamin A through the bloodstream. If you eliminate it, your body won't be able to absorb the vitamins it requires for good health. Reduce your fat and sugar, increase your exercise and fiber and take a multi vitamin in the evening.

Good luck.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:41 PM   #17
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Don't eliminate fat all together. Fat carries vitamins, especially vitamin A through the bloodstream. If you eliminate it, your body won't be able to absorb the vitamins it requires for good health. Reduce your fat and sugar, increase your exercise and fiber and take a multi vitamin in the evening.

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I have to emphasize how correct Vera is and how important it is. Last year, I found out my pancreas wasn't making a hormone (or enzyme? not sure) that breaks down fats and makes it possible to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. They are A, D, E and K. Lack of vitamin A leads to night blindness; D to thinning bones; E is an antioxidant (helps protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer); and K is required by the body to make a clotting factor - if you don't have enough, you don't clot when you have a cut or something.

In short, sauteeing in a small amount of oil is a good thing.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:06 PM   #18
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hi korry! you can find the URl of my web site, into my profile, here in DC.
anyway, it's very easy, take the username I use here and add .com! :-)
lol... thanks I will check out the website...

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The 3 Hour Diet by Jorge Cruise works wonders. I've lost 3 pounds in one week so far. Exercise and healthy eating (every 3 hours) like lean protein, whole grains, vegetables and fruits work. Limit the carbs for dinner and you're off to a great start. Good luck.
sounds like good advice... thanks!


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Good for you for deciding to make healthful choices regarding your meals and activities.
I've made those same changes and can offer a bit of encouragement and advice. I've learned that many people lose their motivation (for many things, not just dieting) after just 8 weeks. If you know this going in, you have an advantage many people don't. When the 8 week mark rolls around, make a few positive changes just to keep things interesting.

Steaming your food is a great idea, but please don't try to steam everything. Not only will you sacrifice flavour, you'll get bored with the results before 8 weeks. If you keep your fat intake to 10 grams per meal, you'll lose weight and still have options. The minute you feel deprived, that is the minute you start reverting back to old habits.

Don't eliminate fat all together. Fat carries vitamins, especially vitamin A through the bloodstream. If you eliminate it, your body won't be able to absorb the vitamins it requires for good health. Reduce your fat and sugar, increase your exercise and fiber and take a multi vitamin in the evening.

Good luck.
Yes, I found that out quickly about steaming everything... chicken took a long time, and beef did not taste as pleasant... I think I will reserve steaming for onions, bell peppers, potatoes, yams, and for meats just salmon... I will bake the other items...

yes I supplement also with Flaxseed oil for omega-3s... and I usually either boil my eggs in the morning or spray some oil on the pan and fry the eggs.

I eat oats and shredded wheat for fiber, and drinking a lot of water, and so far, having no problems... (much better than I was before I started eating healthier...)

I am exercising about 5-6 days a week... usually wake up at 5 am and do some light - moderate intensity cardio, and MWF lift weights.

thanks for your advice...

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I have to emphasize how correct Vera is and how important it is. Last year, I found out my pancreas wasn't making a hormone (or enzyme? not sure) that breaks down fats and makes it possible to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. They are A, D, E and K. Lack of vitamin A leads to night blindness; D to thinning bones; E is an antioxidant (helps protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer); and K is required by the body to make a clotting factor - if you don't have enough, you don't clot when you have a cut or something.

In short, sauteeing in a small amount of oil is a good thing.

Yes, I agree there are good fats, and fat soluble vitamins are important.

thanks for your suggestions and advice...
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:40 PM   #19
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Hi Korry!

I too am taking the leap into eating and cooking healthier! High cholesterol runs in my family and I was "fortunate" enough to have that trait passed onto me! Turning 30 this year is sending up red flags in the eyes of my doctors since my mother was diagnosed with heart disease at 32!! Long story short....I need to change my diet among other things!! I signed up to take a class to learn how to eat right starting next month! I'll pass along any good tips I come across once it begins!! Good luck!
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:00 PM   #20
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Hey Korry. I have lately tried to cook a few things a week from the Abs Diet Book. They are ridiculously delicious. If you get the book or find some of those recipes on the internet, I would definitely try the Salmon and the "Ma's Macho Meatballs." They are really great.
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