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Old 02-14-2005, 06:12 PM   #11
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I just had a diet Coke with lime. IMO,,,,,very good. Doesn't have that "diet" taste.
I'm with you Wasabi. I love diet Coke with lime.
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:14 PM   #12
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my diet tip:

-I try to keep several hard boiled eggs in the fridge during the week, so I have them to add to my salad. Nice way to kick up my usually boring salad. :-)
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Old 02-15-2005, 05:19 PM   #13
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@ Wasabi

Are you saying that there is a variety of diet Coca Cola with added fresh lime juice in the can?

REALLY?

Not a sniff of it in my location.

Does not surprise me though.

About NOT being able to get it.


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Old 02-15-2005, 05:32 PM   #14
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They usually test-market products like that. Then if the people in a few areas like it, they open it up to the whole market.

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Old 02-16-2005, 03:55 PM   #15
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My tips:

For soda, I drink Polland Spring carbonated water, lemon flavored. There is also orange, lime, and non flavored versions. No salt, sugar, fat, etc.

When I buy canned chicken broth ( I dont make my own), I buy salt free. I figure I can add my own amount of salt, but I dont use much salt anyway.

When a recipe calls for white sugar, say if your making a dessert, you can substitute brown sugar and part white sugar. I have not tried sugar substitutes.

When cooking with oil, I always use canolla, and sometimes olive oil.

I avoid red meat, and opt for chicken or fish most of the time. If I buy hamburger, it is always 90-95 % lean.

snacks for the family that I buy are pretzels, sunchips, make my own popcorn with just a dot of canolla to cook it and a bit of butter on top, nuts, trail mix, granola bars.

I love almost every vegetable, but my family doesnt, so I make things like chili with veggies that everyone likes.

I bake most things, or saute with a touch of canolla oil, rather than deep fat frying.

I eat three meals a day, small portions, and eat slowly.

I eat before I go grocery shopping!

I avoid caffeine

Thats about all I can think of for now...hope that helps someone.

Oh yea, use egg whites as often as you can, rather than the yolks if your concerned about cholestoral, as I am. I make egg white omelets with my favorite veggies and add Newmans brand salsa for lots of flavor.
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:56 AM   #16
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This week I learned something interesting and -- to me, anyway -- very useful. I pass it along for you to make use of, if you like.

As you know, the body uses the food we eat as fuel. But it has preferences in which food type it burns first, so food types are always burned in the same order:

1. Alcohol
2. Carbs
3. Protein
4. Dietary Fat
5. Stored Fat

In other words, stored fat will not be burned off until the first four groups are burned.

This tells me several things. First, no matter what plan you follow, alcohol is bad-bad-BAD. What I especially didn't know is that the body burns protein before it burns fat. So low-carb doesn't mean lotsa protein.

I don't mean to convey disrespect for anyone's preference as to diet plan; to each his own, and what works for you is good. But knowing this about the burn preferences, I honestly can't see how a low-fat regimen can work as well as a low-carb one. It would seem that if you eat carbs to avoid fat, you're delaying the burning of stored fat until those carbs are burned, yes?

Which kinda means that frankenfoods like Snackwells are also bad.

Anyway, that's the skinny, ha-ha.


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Thanks Cats. That is very interesting to know.

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Old 02-18-2005, 08:58 PM   #18
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Where did you get this from Cats?


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Old 02-19-2005, 12:39 AM   #19
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From a posting in another food forum, DS. If I get time in the next coupla days, I'll see if I can find out more about where that poster got the information.


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Old 02-19-2005, 12:55 AM   #20
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that's exactly the reason why you get a beer belly. beer is loaded with carbs and alcohol, so it burns the alcohol while turning the carbs into stored fat.
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