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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dear friends, I am going to apologize in advance for what I am going to say (because I really don't want to make anyone mad) and not only that, I am going to explain what I think makes me qualified to say it!
First qualification: I am 75 going on 76 years old and I have a daughter, two granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters...I am saying what I would say to them.

Second qualification: I majored in math and have a strong science background and I taught these subjects for 25 years..although I am not a dietician. But that having been said, here goes:

I am seeing from the posting what people are eating on their diets and it is not good. That is why I am SHOCKED and WORRIED IN TENNESSEE!

Dear friends, you should never eat below 1200 calories per day unless you are under a doctor's care. If you do, your body will think you are starving and your metabolism will shut down. It will start eating up your lean muscle tissue for food! Please don't eat below 1200 calories!!!!

Dear friends, I se that others are not eating fruits, veggies, and whole grains. If you eat this way, you are not going to get the fiber your body needs, much less the vitamins and minerals in these foods, essential to your health. Plus, you are going to get very constipated if you are not already. That is pretty strong talk, but give it some consideration!

Remember, I am speaking only as a mother would speak and as a teacher of science would speak, emoticon and not only is this good advice, it is advice which you might have to pay someone to give you!
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    Thank you so much for CARING about the WELL BEING of others! emoticon
    2269 days ago
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    2269 days ago
    I have been a bit sick the last few days, so I'm kind of off on my calorie intake but I usually try to get to 1200.

    Question for you - what are your thoughts on green smoothies as a way to get a large intake of fruits and veggies?
    2269 days ago
    Very true....while I don't eat grain on gluten free, I more than make up
    for it in all the extra veggies and fruits I do have...
    Thanks for your concern for others....

    2269 days ago
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    I appreciate what you are saying and every word is true. Sometimes, a person has to eat what is available to him or her. They may not have the funds or the ability to get fresh fruit and vegetables on hand every day.

    Speaking for myself, I live alone and do not drive and can not get out to do my own shopping/ I have to rely on others. Because of a balance disorder, I fall easily and am usually stuck here. I have to buy foods that I can store with out spoiling. Fresh fruit and veggies have to be purchased frequently every week to be fresh. So many times, I may not be able to get these and run out before I can get someone to go to the store for me. Some of us make do the best way we can on the limited income we have as well and are doing the best we can.

    As for me, I see my doctor regularly and all my labs are perfect. Most of the time I do eat less than 1200 calories, but I have been assured that I am in good health except for the Positional Balance Disorder that I have and the minor sensory stroke I recently had that was brought on by a Cardiac Cath which proved I have no blockages. As for this gal in Tennessee, I am doing just great, according to three specialists and my PCP. Thank you for concern. We all need to know this information. God bless and have a wonderful day. Judi emoticon
    2269 days ago
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    Good point to point out! Thank-you!
    2269 days ago
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