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Old 07-09-2015, 06:49 PM   #2161
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Another simple thing to is to swap out white for brown on everything such as sugar and bread.

White is more processed and lots of junk that makes one fat is added to it.
Actually, brown sugar is white sugar with molasses added to it, so it's more processed than white sugar.
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How much iron do you suppose you get in brown sugar? I looked it up. 1 tsp (~3 grams) gives you 0.02 mg of iron. In 100 grams of brown sugar, you get 0.71 mg.

Sure, you can get more than a day's worth of iron (8 mg/day for adult males and women over 51, 18 mg/day for women 18-50) from a cup of molasses (15.91 mg of iron), but that's a whole cup.

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I think you have misunderstood me. I am not saying eat brown sugar to get your iron intake, but that it DOES have some nutritional advantage over white sugar, however marginal that might be. That's all.
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Actually, brown sugar is white sugar with molasses added to it, so it's more processed than white sugar.
More processed? By adding back some of its original content I do not regard that as an additional processing method - more like one of redemption! Both white sugar and brown sugar are bleached but at least brown sugar is rendered more natural by adding back some of the molasses it was originally deprived of.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:53 PM   #2164
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More processed? By adding back some of its original content I do not regard that as an additional processing method - more like one of redemption! Both white sugar and brown sugar are bleached but at least brown sugar is rendered more natural by adding back some of the molasses it was originally deprived of.
Processed means doing something to it. You can make up your own definitions if you want; that doesn't make them fact.

And sugar is not bleached, at least not in the United States.

"Pure sugar crystals are naturally colorless. No artificial bleaching or whitening is necessary. Molasses, which is naturally present in sugar beet and sugar cane and gives brown sugar its color, is removed from the sugar crystal with water and centrifuging. Carbon filters absorb any remaining colored plant materials."

www.sugar.org
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:56 PM   #2165
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I think you have misunderstood me. I am not saying eat brown sugar to get your iron intake, but that it DOES have some nutritional advantage over white sugar, however marginal that might be. That's all.
There's not enough to make a difference nutritionally.
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There's not enough to make a difference nutritionally.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:26 AM   #2167
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So for those who are trying to lose weight, I just got back from Winthrop and have dropped one more pound. Yea! 121# today. My goal is 115 pounds. And I started at 160+#'s. Today I have on slacks that last year at this time it was way too small for me. But the down side is that I really need a whole new wardroom. Time to look for a sugar daddy to buy me a trunk full of new clothes.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:31 PM   #2168
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This is a support thread and I stand fully behind you with any decision you make on how you want to handle your weight loss. Do what is right for you!
Exactly. When I switched eating my big meal to the a.m. ... four years ago? or was it five? Well, I did that to gain energy. I went from a size 14 to a size 6/8 (with help from a friend who is a tailor--he makes my clothes fit me). On the bottom, I am a 6/8. On the top I am a small or medium. Was it hard? No. I just dropped sugar and bread/pasta from my diet. Easy-peasy.
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Exactly. When I switched eating my big meal to the a.m. ... four years ago? or was it five? Well, I did that to gain energy. I went from a size 14 to a size 6/8 (with help from a friend who is a tailor--he makes my clothes fit me). On the bottom, I am a 6/8. On the top I am a small or medium. Was it hard? No. I just dropped sugar and bread/pasta from my diet. Easy-peasy.
I did carb and (mostly) sugar free for about two and a half weeks and went from size 34 (snug) to size 32 (just a bit of room). I didn't lose much weight during this time, but my stomach, as a coworker put it, "looked deflated." I sure felt a heck of a lot better too.

Funny thing was, I decided to have some pasta with sauteed zucchini and broccoli and a normal sized plate of the stuff gave me a stomachache, headache and made me feel a little intoxicated. Repeated results the next day when I had the remainder for lunch at work.

I've spent the last few months immersing myself in some of the newer information regarding health and weight loss. I've seen the following results since:

8 pounds lost (215-207) in 7 days by eliminating coffee. I was drinking it loaded with milk and HFCS sweetener. Later found out that not only does the sugar have an insulinemic effect, the milk does as well.

22 pounds lost (207-185) through ketogenic fasting over around 5 weeks.

11 pounds gained back (185-196) through stressful semester at school (physics and intro to circuitry) and discontinued diet/fasting.

Adoption of cold exposure and EGCg (decaffeinated green tea extract) supplementation has actually hindered my attempts to gain 4 more pounds and get to an even 200 before starting my new body recomposition experiment. I've been eating like a slob, including carbs and sugary stuff and I have been stuck at 196. If I were to eliminate the supplements and cold exposure, I could probably put it back on no problem, but I'll just take this as a good sign going in to this experiment.
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