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Old 10-07-2011, 08:38 AM   #31
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Well----

Last night's meal was BBQ chicken/ brocolli salad and green beans not too bad...

B: Today was the quiche and V8- AGAIN!

S: Cottage cheese

Lunch: ( I didn't bring my lunch ) so-- probably a SALAD!

Dinner: Celebrating a friends bday eating out- VEGGIES!

I WEIGHED-- NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!! I had gone up 2 lbs.-- down 1 but not where I WAS!
i think I am REATAINING WATER.. AND not "going" well EITHER - when I leave off the "HIGH FIBER content".. everything STOPS! so.... ?? I can't drink that liquid fiber stuff- I want to GAG! feels like it sticks in my throat!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #32
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I am definitely still messing up! I have eaten 2200 mg sodium and only had half of my calories for the day. Now I guess I don't eat anything else for the day! How can I stop this from happening because I have to keep an eye on sodium because my BP tends to be a bit too high.

All I ate was a bowl of homemade bean soup with 2 tbsp rf sour cream. 4 oz Ham with mayo and a salad with just vinegar and blue cheese crumbles.
Make your own broth. It tastes better, has some nutrition in it, you control the ingredients, no MSG or its relatives and really take very little time.
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Well----

Last night's meal was BBQ chicken/ brocolli salad and green beans not too bad...

B: Today was the quiche and V8- AGAIN!

S: Cottage cheese

Lunch: ( I didn't bring my lunch ) so-- probably a SALAD!

Dinner: Celebrating a friends bday eating out- VEGGIES!

I WEIGHED-- NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!! I had gone up 2 lbs.-- down 1 but not where I WAS!
i think I am REATAINING WATER.. AND not "going" well EITHER - when I leave off the "HIGH FIBER content".. everything STOPS! so.... ?? I can't drink that liquid fiber stuff- I want to GAG! feels like it sticks in my throat!
Magnesium. 400-500 mg at bedtime.
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:52 AM   #34
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Weighed in this morning after my first week of phase 1.5....120.6...down 4 lbs!

Work has been crazy so I havent had time to post menus; but doing pretty good and OP. I made like a lazy lasagna out of spaghetti squash that is really delicious! I will be having portions of that for the next couple of days with some salads while I work some long shifts....12 hours today.

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How do I make broth Rose?
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Michele, not Rose, lol, but this is how I do it:

Chicken:
Throw a chicken in the pot, onions, celery, carrots, sometimes canned tomatoes.....let simmer, add seasonings, like salt, pepper. I usually let simmer several hours.

Beef:
Same as above but with beef roast

Strain broth from meat.
Chop up meat if you want to add to the broth for soup.

Now vegetable broth - I buy canned.
Rose can weigh in on that one.
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Do you get all the fat off the top of the broth Cindy?
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You can, by letting it sit overnight and then skim it off!
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How do I make broth Rose?
Michelle, Cindy has it, basically. You could use bones, junk pieces like necks, backs, wings-- about 4 lbs to a big pot of water. Put in about a T of vinegar to help leach minerals out of the bones. You could get fancy and saute the veggies first to make a richer flavor, but in general throw stuff in your stock pot and let it rip. Add some garlic. If you use a whole chicken, take it out after it gets tender and take the meat off the bones or it gets rather flavorless. Then throw the bones back in to simmer longer. Leave out the tomatoes.
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Leave out the tomatoes.
And what's wrong with tomatoes in your broth?
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what a beautiful photos of leaves, thank you
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Hello from Miami! No, not another vacation. I'm down here on business.

As mentioned in my last post, I decided to have a renewed focus upon my return from my vacation. In fact, my husband and I are doing a Thankgiving challenge. We're cutting back on our meals we eat out, plus keeping a very SB friendly house. And even though yesterday was a travel day and pretty hectic, I managed to stay OP - although not enough vegetables.

Michele, good advice from Rose and Cindy on the broth question. So in a pinch, I do use the low fat, low sodium chicken broth from College Inn. But both my husband and I really like to watch our sodium intake. I cook a big pot of split chicken breasts (on the bone, skin removed) about once a week. I use the meat for lunches on my salad or on a sandwich for my husband. I cook them with water, celery, onion, herbs, etc. and I freeze the cooking liquid in plastic containers. It's good multi-tasking - I'm making chicken we use immediately and freeze "broth" for when I need it.

Buckhuntress, good for you!! And the spaghetti squash idea sounds great.

Elaine, I feel your pain. I am also retaining water. In my case, I had too much crap last week on vacation and ToM is lurking. It's a double whammy. And because I am in all these business meetings (and not to mention a 3-hr plane ride), I have not been able to drink as much water as I would at home.

Well folks, I need to head off to my meetings for today. Hope you all have a great SB day!!
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And what's wrong with tomatoes in your broth?


It stems from my childhood when my mother put canned tomatoes in EVERYTHING.

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I bet in many recipes you can just use water instead of broth. That certainly would eliminate sodium and any extra work on my part. Yes, I'm a bit lazy...
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I bet in many recipes you can just use water instead of broth. That certainly would eliminate sodium and any extra work on my part. Yes, I'm a bit lazy...
You certainly can use water. You will lose some richness and depth of flavor, but plain water will work.
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I'm going to try water! lol
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I'm going to try water! lol
OK, but if you try egg drop soup with just water it's gonna taste kinda bland.
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I'm back home and will be for the next couple of weeks!! I am SO ready to string together some excellent days of eating OP. Who's in???
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I'm back home and will be for the next couple of weeks!! I am SO ready to string together some excellent days of eating OP. Who's in???
I have a sort of unique problem. I'm forgetting to eat, so I guess I'd better log my food and string some excellent days together.
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I have a sort of unique problem. I'm forgetting to eat, so I guess I'd better log my food and string some excellent days together.
Rose, Hang in there. It's got to be such a tough time. Lots of good Wiz vibes coming your way....
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Land o Lakes makes a whip cream made with splenda. It is really good! Yes, it is regular cream but 2 tbsp seems fine to me as it is not high in fat and has no sugar.

I want to go a couple days a week with no meat(animal protein). I'm off grains again and feeling much better! New doc says grains are not all they are cracked up to be so don't worry about getting the whole grains in. Yeah! I'm loving the new doc!

Can you give me an idea of some dinners without animal protein? Dairy is fine. No Soy!

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Magnesium. 400-500 mg at bedtime.
Thanks Rose!....
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I've been a BIT MIA---

I've been sticking to the crustless quiche... for breakfasts

one day for lunch I had a 1/2 of guacamole burger.. NOT HEALTHY!- shared with my RED HAT sister...
I will say we WALKED and WALKED in a mall tho!! LOL!

only had legumes for supper... then later, plain yogurt, peach.

most other days 1/2 ww turkey or ham sandwich with green beans-- or other veggie. Today will be legumes 1/2 c.

haven't weighed AT ALL!! I just FEEL FAT!! I can TELL!!!!!

I'm very UNDISCIPLINED... A brownie will sneak in... or something else here & there...

I've been keeping up my lunch 'line dance' 2X a week.. been going to TAI CHI once a week...

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend.. headed for the coast.
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My mom just got results back that her sugar was high. I told her to do South Beach but her friend said her nutritionist says just stay under 30 grams of carbs a day. I'm guessing the grains, fruit and beans may be too many carbs for her without counting? I'm very new to sugar problems. Any input on this?
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #57
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Weighed in today...down a little over a pound 119.4....down 5lbs first two weeks. Have been doing more like phase 1.5 though. Carrying on

Hope everyone is doing well
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Made a big pot of chili this morning...used a very lean top round beef roast cut into small cubes, loads of veggies (2 kinds of onion, 2 kinds of peppers, garlic, tomatoes), herbs (fresh cilantro and oregano, chili powder, cumin), red pinto beans, a beer, tomato paste, and lime juice. It's all cooking nice and slowly in the crockpot!!

And of course, we will have it leftover on Monday. Love doing the leftover thing on that first work day of the week.

Happy Sunday!
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My mom just got results back that her sugar was high. I told her to do South Beach but her friend said her nutritionist says just stay under 30 grams of carbs a day. I'm guessing the grains, fruit and beans may be too many carbs for her without counting? I'm very new to sugar problems. Any input on this?
What does her dr say. Does she have diabetes? Is she pre-diabetic? Did he talk to her about her diet at all?

There is a strong correlation between out-of-whack blood sugar and heart disease. SB, if followed properly, absolutely will reverse blood sugar issues in almost all cases. Or she could follow Bernstein or something like that. Honestly, she is probably more likely to follow her friend's advice than yours. I've been through it with my mother ad naseum. Just staying under a magic number of carbs a day isn't quite what we're after; the choices matter greatly. 30 carbs of fresh veggies or 30 carbs of wonder bread?
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I've been a BIT MIA---

I've been sticking to the crustless quiche... for breakfasts

one day for lunch I had a 1/2 of guacamole burger.. NOT HEALTHY!- shared with my RED HAT sister...
I will say we WALKED and WALKED in a mall tho!! LOL!

only had legumes for supper... then later, plain yogurt, peach.

most other days 1/2 ww turkey or ham sandwich with green beans-- or other veggie. Today will be legumes 1/2 c.

haven't weighed AT ALL!! I just FEEL FAT!! I can TELL!!!!!

I'm very UNDISCIPLINED... A brownie will sneak in... or something else here & there...

I've been keeping up my lunch 'line dance' 2X a week.. been going to TAI CHI once a week...

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend.. headed for the coast.
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