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My NEW DISCOVERY... kind of exciting!

Sunday, May 30, 2010


I have been eating very clean. I eat turkey, chicken, lean beef, cottage cheese, tons of vegetables and lots for fruit. And…. LOTS of water (yuck!) (no diet sodas or crystal lite)
I have eaten very little bread, no lays, no doritoes, no packaged snack, no fiber one bars, or not even SF jello and pudding and fudgesicles like I planned on doing for desserts options. I just eat fruit when I want something sweet.
I have eaten Blue Diamond Nut thin crackers with my salads.

I have just focused on more good protein, lots of veggies, force that water... and keep it simple.

And GUESS WHAT Here is my NEW DISCOVERY!!!………….

I don’t have the munchies and the desire to snack constantly

IS this because of the carbs in some of that stuff… or the sugar or sugar substitutes in it??

Either way I am glad. I feel calmer.. satisfied.. content!
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    When you eat a balanced diet full of protein, you don't get as hungry faster. Protein def keeps your blood sugars maintained and keeps you full longer.
    3482 days ago
    I 100% agree with you... eat natural and it is much more satisfying. Have you read the Kessler book? Explains a lot about our cravings. Quite fascinating, actually! I'm not an over eater, but I do crave things every once in a while. I am fascinated by the science and psychology behind the American diet.

    P.S. I have seen a low sodium cottage cheese ... about 390.. much lower than most . I also don't use any pre-packaged dressings.. just lemon, rice vinegar, olive oil, mustard, herbs.. things like that. Yum (and cheaper..lol)

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    When your blood sugar spikes from sugar, carbs, other imitations that truly cause our insullin level to spike, when that blood sugar returns to normal it actually crashes...or you do...because it had gone higher than it needed to over compensating for what was in your system. Once that crash is felt....like a blood sugar low feeling, or over hunger....we eat again...attempting to fuel our body, and the affect starts all over again.

    Eating clean....has the ability to reset our pancreas so it doesn't spiral out of control. There are good carbs and bad carbs. Whole grains are the best~AVOIDING THOSE CHIPS, WHITE BREAD, OR BLEACHED FLOUR PRODUCTS. Also avoiding sugar, and sugar substitutes, just having God's natural veggies, lean meat, fruit(but going easy on it, as it will spike your levels if over done too) is truly the best way to go. You are getting it! I am so proud of you!

    Glad you are feeling better sweetie. Keep it clean, and you shall become a LEAN MACHINE! YEAHHHHH....PRAISE THE LORD FOR NATURAL FOODS FROM THE GARDENS OF LIFE HE PROVIDED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING~ emoticon emoticon

    My Love Always,
    ~Diane~ emoticon
    3483 days ago
    emoticon your doing great!! If you want to know the answer to your question about sugar and other refined foods why the cravings go away when you stop consuming refined sugars and eat clean there is a book called Burn the Fat & Feed the Muscle. Or I could look it up in the next few days and give you the answer but I highly recommend this book its awesome it has the answers to everything you need to know about nutrition and exercise. I am reading and studying this book right now. emoticon
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    3483 days ago
    I felt the same way!!! This is the first day in awhile I kept my eating really clean... lots of veggies, no sugary snacky snacks... After dinner I was only at 900 calories and I felt full and satisfied! Knowing full well that 900 calories is NOT good for me, I made a snack of a large fruit smoothie and 2 pieces of dk chocolate to boost me up to 1290 calories for the day. This is great! I want to remember this feeling...
    3483 days ago
    emoticon I don't question why, I just love it and do it. Ha! Ha! Keep up the good work and keep smiling sunshine. emoticon
    3484 days ago
    I'm not sure why, but I do know that your body will be thanking you! I'm trying to get away from the processed stuff. We did really well on our vacation and I had pretty well cleaned out our house before we left, so there's not much here, but I was craving hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill and that's what we're having today. I did buy the whole wheat buns and bought the hotdogs with no nitrates/nitrites so feel a little better about that. I've never really been a chip person except for a few days a month - right around "that time" and then when that passes, I'm ok.
    Sweets are a definite downfall here--but I don't have time to do a lot of baking so that's a blessing!
    Anyway, kudos to you for eating clean--I know you must be feeling much better when you aren't putting the chemicals into your body.
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    3484 days ago
    Warrior Woman.. Thanks for commenting... I do have it to be tracked and look at it some. I just try to make choices that are better. My 16 calories dressing is what is horrible! Lots of sodium.
    I thought 2300 a day on average was what was recommended as far as sodium... I have never heard of keeping it the same as my calories.. ?? Humm??
    Where did you find that.. or did a dr. tell you that?

    3484 days ago
    When you eat real foods, you can eat MORE food.
    Your plate looks yummy!

    one question...
    Do you track your sodium intake? Our sodium should less than the number of calories we eat. If you eat 1460 calories, your sodium should be no higher than 1460.
    I don't eat cottage cheese anymore because of the sodium...

    Congrats on the turnaround!
    3484 days ago
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