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Old 02-08-2005, 05:50 PM   #1
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Diet Tips, Tricks And Products

I am starting this thread in the hope that it will become a resource for all who are on
or need to maintain a diet for whatever reason.

The idea is to list tips, tricks and products that you have found helpful through
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE in maintaining or creating a diet. Do not post things you
have not tried, but merely read of or heard about. The object here is to provide
positive help and support to members of the forum in a practical way, on a day to day
basis.

When I was forced into the position of dieting and major weight loss, I found it very
difficult at first. I had to completely reinvent my entire cuisine. Neccessitiy being the
mother of invention, I devised some useful dodges, acquired, and developed new
techniques and recipes. Overall, they have been successful to a degree I would
scarcely have imagined possible. Some I read about and applied, some I invented for
myself, only to find later that others had invented it before. Some, I believe are
original, or at least less well known.

In order to be effective, it will be necessary to state the kind of diet the tip, product, or
trick applies to. This is because while some tips etc. may have multiple applications,
it may not be useful for someone who is on a low carbohydrate or gluten intolerance
diet to learn how to incorporate increased amounts of complex carbohydrates and
whole wheat products into their diet.

Additionaly, some USEFUL PRODUCTS may be generic in type, ie dry cure no fat
eye round (loin) bacon. So it is best to describe it like that, rather than say “So and
So’s? low fat bacon, when the nearest store to you that actually sells it is 4500 miles
away (as the crow flies), and you could not import it anyhow (well, at least legally),
even if you could order it.

On the other hand, some brand names are almost completely globalised by now, (and
apart from Coca Cola) I mean something like Hellmans mayonaise. So there is no
harm in specifying “Hellmans? 30% low fat mayonaise. BUT bear in mind it MAY
not be the same product in different regional markets. (That will be interesting ;)).

So there you go. Hope you like the idea and are going to contrtibute, or at least read
and inwardly digest.

A sample post , in the kind of format I think it would be helpful for evereyone to
adopt follows.

And I’m not giving away all my tips and secrets in one go! ;)



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Old 02-08-2005, 05:54 PM   #2
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DIET:

glucose and cholesterol control, and weight loss


TIP:

Almost all baking products can be modified by altering the extraction rate to 50%.
Simply use the same amount of flour as you usually would, but substitute HALF of
the white flour with wholemeal.

It gives a nutty flavour, but in these proportions is acceptable in MOST products. (But
do NOT think of making wholewheat croissants!!!)

TRICK:

When making sauces that require animal fats, and in particularly BUTTER, make
them with either full bodied or tastless olive oil in the smallest amount neccessary for
the sauce. THEN USE MR. SLIVER. A TINY sliver of butter, added to the sauce at
the end will enhance the flavour by a factor of 600%. It will count for virtually
nothing, because you have not made the sauce (as you SHOULD have done) with
butter alone.

PRODUCT:

Hellmans Myonaise 30 % fat. ABSOLUTELY neccesary for your breakfast BLT with
whole wheat bread. DO NOT EVEN THINK about BLT without it.

Have a nice day.


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Old 02-08-2005, 07:13 PM   #3
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In keeping my blood sugar levels stable to prevent myself from getting hungry I ate the recommended 6 meals a day. I know everyone knows this but few are really doing it. A well-balanced snack including some sort of protein, complex carbs, no sugar, etc.

Like a whole wheat wrap with grilled chicken and a little no fat cream cheese mixed with some low fat ceasar dressing for a spread. Add some lettuce and eat the whole thing.

a couple slices of turkey from the deli (roast), a piece of low fat Swiss, on a rye crisp

6 oz. of 2% cottage cheese with a small individual container of no fat flavored yogurt (I used Bryers).

The snacks need to be well-balanced - it's the key for not getting hungry.
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Old 02-12-2005, 04:06 PM   #4
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Well, I guess that one went down like a lead balloon.

No help here.


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Old 02-13-2005, 03:36 AM   #5
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Maybe not - it might just take time before people find something that they feel might be a useful bit of information.
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Old 02-14-2005, 04:38 PM   #6
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I just had a diet Coke with lime. IMO,,,,,very good. Doesn't have that "diet" taste.

Calories 0

Total fat 0g

Sodium 40mg

Total carbs 0g

Protein 0g
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We love the diet coke with lime, Wasabi. DH always has trouble getting diet soda when we eat out. He says it tastes different than diet in a can, but now he orders a diet with a slice of lime, and it does the trick! You wouldn't believe, though, how often it comes out with a slice of lemon instead! :roll:
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Old 02-14-2005, 05:29 PM   #8
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the ONLY drink I have bought (apart from TONIC WATER) is diet coke.


Disgusting.

If fresh lime juice could wipe out the flavour of ASPARTAME I would be more tha grateful.

Still, it is a real pain to have to squeeze 1/2 lime into your can of cola , JUST to make it drinkable.

BUT it is PROBABLY better than nothing.


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Old 02-14-2005, 05:33 PM   #9
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Dark....They sell diet coke with lime. You don't have to add lime. Try a can, you might like it.
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I thought that the diet w/ lime tasted funny, like what a mixed drink tastes like ( I don't drink much), but it reminds me of that...
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