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Old 02-11-2013, 03:32 AM
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However, it seems like your doing well, and if you're feeling good, I'd say eat as much as you want while still meeting your goals. I'd also say your diet would have to be really dialed in before you have to worry about fruit anyway.
Bang on mate, there's more than one way to skin a cat

After our last run in, I decided not to take comments personally or hope people will feel the same passion about certain things that I do. The way I see it is, we've all had similar issues and have been to some [email protected]@rkin dark places. Most of us also have a similar goals - find good health - stay sober etc..

This is the one place i'm happy to have an open mind :-) if I learn something useful, then thanks.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:59 AM
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"... I'm not saying not to eat fruit....I don't care... Eat it.".... ...Ghostly, That's choice....This is why I love this thread. I love people just telling it like it is......( not that I ever do that....lol)

F&S, I agree with you......we've all been to the dark side and back, and we are all just trying to find what works for us to keep us healthy and sober. I am completely willing to be wrong in my line of thinking if, in the end, it helps me to become healthier.

Alice....we have something in common...biting into a whole apple sort of creeps me out. It's a texture thing with me as well. I have to slice them up first....then I'm okay. I like watermelon and cantaloupe, but only if it's hot outside. Grapes I can take or leave. Tomatoes( which I still have a hard time believing are fruits) I can eat 24/7.

Still eating leftover seafood gumbo....shrimp, crab meat, oysters.... Too delicious for words. But tonight I will cook ducks in my crock pot.....Ho Hum, right?

Today is my Dog's first birthday, so I'm baking him a cake with peanut butter and shredded carrots. I have a recipe. I know, I know.....spoiled
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:32 AM
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Wow super busy in here all of a sudden that's a good sign! Welcome to the new peeps. The raw food diet sounds good to me but way too much trouble, to me anything that takes more than 15 minutes to prepare is too much trouble..yes I'm lazy when it comes to being in the kitchen.
I fixed something new last night and it was very tasty (and was ready in less than 10 min)... avocado, tomato, spinach and cheese on a whole wheat tortilla. fold the tortilla in half and toast in a pan with a little EVO couple minutes each side and yummy healthy dinner

Happy birthday to your pooch LDT, that does sound like a spoiled pup! but that's the way it should be.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:50 AM
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WOW a cake for doggy's birthday! Respect for you L I just would never do that. Don't get me wrong, I L.O.V.E. my dog, ridiculously, but I can't get it together to bake myself anything let alone my dog!!!
So I'm realizing that I really have a serious sugar addiction and I need to cut sugar out completely. It's not that bad, lately, but bad enough that I'm noticing it setting me back physically and mentally, like drinking was. It's making me feel bad about myself, every time I have chocolate or dessert or whatever. I just can't have moderate amounts, I have such a frigging addictive mind. Ergh. I think a year plus of allowing myself leniency on my diet is enough and it's time to let it go. UGHHHHH I don't want to.
Caihong, I'm really interested in the raw diet-I've done it before and I know how fantastic it makes you feel, it really does work. But how does it work if you don't have three-four hours a day to prepare food and you don't have a dehydrator or food processor? All I have is a semi-good blender. I just don't see how it's possible logistically without the tools and time. You're lucky you have a whole restaurant to work in! But I do know how delicious raw desserts are, I used to work in a restaurant that made them. Raw cheesecake-YUM. So if you have any advice in this regard it would be really appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:54 AM
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400g punnet of golden plums
400g bean sprouts
2 cloves of garlic
2 spoons of sesamie oil
1/2 medium onion
2 grilled fillets of salmon
handfull of spinach
2 satsuma's
1 small bowl of fruit and nut meusli with water .

No hunger all day pleasantly repast without feeling over-full .

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:48 AM
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Snacked a bit on raw dips and raw crackers. Green smoothie. I harvested my wheat grass and had a shot of wheatgrass, it tasted so good,very small piece of key lime pie. Late afternoon really, wanted fruit but markets are closed for Tet.

LDT you know there is a raw food diet for dogs!! I had a dog that loved raw carrot given the choice of a juicy piece of chicken or carrot it would go for the carrot every time.
I had a rabbit once and when I was feeding it carrot on the balcony the dog came out a grabbed the carrot, the both animals started fighting each other for the carrot, the bunny was doing pretty well for itself.
Google Jennifer Cornbleet, Chocolate mousse tart you tube.
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I did the 30 day diet first time around without those machines, but I did have a juicer. It was not as easy as this time as I can make such a variety of food that I don't get hungry at all. I think to really benefit from this diet and not feel you are missing out the dehydrator really is necessary. I don't think you need 3 to 4 hours a day to prepare.

Yes I am lucky to have a restaurant, that is a picture of it, my new avatar. Yesterday as I was preparing a salad for a client who is doing the 30 day I reflected on how bloody lucky I am, my restaurant is so peaceful and beautiful.
When I was drinking I would fantasize about doing this and that, by the end of the fantasy I felt like I had done it, so,would never really get off my ass and do anything. Imagine the shock this time when I actually did buy the restaurant and found that is was very real and that I would have to get off my ass and run it. LOL

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:27 AM
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CaiHong... Your restaurant looks beautiful. And yes, I've read about the raw diet for dogs. Will google the chocolate mousse tart for sure. Thanks.

Well I decided that part of my Lenten health plan is going to be 30 days of yoga during Lent, which equals out to about 5 days a week ( I currently only average 3 days ).....plus 20-25 miles a week of walking ( I'm giving myself a margin of error because I refuse to walk in a blinding rain storm, and this is the "rainy" season in Louisiana).

Oh and Ghostly, I finally found grass fed meat at a market out of town.....really expensive, though. That would be cost exclusive for us on a regular basis. But like you said, I have access to fresh seafood, so NO worries, right?......unless of course YOU are the one preparing my seafood for me .... (okay no more :horse )
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:07 PM
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Good news-I found a few dehydrators on Craigslist for around $50. So that's an option. So now, my next question is, how do I choose a good dehydrator?
Bought a whole schwack of fruit and veggies tonight. Next step, EAT them!
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:06 AM
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Morning guys Room for another one? I was reading through the thread yesterday getting some inspiration.

I've decided to go low GI. I've thrown myself from pillar to post in the past with Atkins and Dukan just so I could extremely low carb, still drink wine and lose weight *sigh*! But something that is low GI leaves most of the things I enjoy eating and will also be easier to cook the same thing for all 3 of us (15 and 4 year old) too.

Need to do a food shop today, so that will be my goal
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:54 AM
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Welcome MyTimeNow!

InP - I bought my dehydrator on Amazon. One thing that affected the price was some of them came with a jerky gun. I did plan on making jerky (and have) but not with the gun. So, you may have the option to find something cheaper without it as well.

Here is what you could do: Find one on Craigslist. Find out the make / model, and Google it. Then check for reviews and see what people have to say. If Amazon carries it, they frequently have many reviews, so even if you don't get it from there you could check out the reviews. IMHO, most of these dehydrators are pretty similar, so if you get a decent model the main thing that differentiates them is size.

LDT - Funny! Here is what I need your better half (I mean that literally in your case ) to do - Cook some fish breaded in coconut flour, and see if he can get the coconut flour crispy. Let me know how he does it, whether there's a way to pan fry it, bake it...whatever (as long as its not deep fry). I do cook fish breaded in coconut flour, and its good, but I don't know how to make it crispy like fish "normal" people eat would be. Maybe there is no way to do it with coconut flour...and then I want to know that too. FYI...coconut flour burns fairly easily and then smells / tastes horrible.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:46 AM
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I will let you slide on that one Ghost, as I am in a particularly generous mood today. After all, it's Mardi Gras

And IF fish can be "fried" in coconut flour ( of which I just happen to have some right now in my pantry ) my Iron DH Cajun Chef can do it...... GAME ON!!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:18 AM
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Accountabillity call,

5 satsumas , 5 bananas , about 10 black olives through the day as a nibble ,
evening dinner aprox 1200 kcal 4 x wholemeal pitta bread , grilled turkey breast sliced , 1 desert spoon of low fat coleslaw in each pitta , 1 mini gem lettuice , half a cucumber sliced longwise so they go in the pitta easy lots of hot west indian chilli sauce ..

To drink , 4 instant coffee's early on , 3 cheap green tea in tea bags , now drinking oolong grade A iron buddha ... later water

Accountabillity report over .

p.s. note to self ... stomach attests 4 is probably 1 to many .

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:46 AM
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Here's what we're cooking tonight...... Smoked leg of lamb. The name of the recipe is................. Wait for it...................."SILENCE OF THE LEG OF LAMB."

I kid you not. I can't make this stuff up. We Googled lamb, saw the name of the recipe and said "That's us".

Mecanix, you are eating so healthy you are killing me.
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Lunch: Kids had tuna pasta and tomatoes. Not feeling great so stuck with a cup of tea.

Dinner: Cajun spiced chicken (needs some work!) Mediterranean tomato cous cous (not strictly low GI but easy) roasted red and yellow peppers, red onions, mushrooms and garlic.

It's a start. I have a head of broccoli that needs using tomorrow, so it will probably be roast chicken, broccoli, green beans, carrots and gravy (gravy is not the best, but yet to find a decent substitute) kids don't eat potatoes anyway so they'll have a yorkshire pudding with theirs.

We were supposed to make pancakes tonight but DS is out with his - she's not my girlfriend(!!!) And DD went to bed early as we're all feeling under the weather a bit.

Pancakes for them tomorrow then
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:09 AM
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4 x wholemeal pitta bread , grilled turkey breast sliced , 1 desert spoon of low fat coleslaw in each pitta , 1 mini gem lettuice , half a cucumber sliced longwise so they go in the pitta easy lots of hot west indian chilli sauce ..

p.s. note to self ... stomach attests 4 is probably 1 to many .

Bestwishes, M
I LOVE pittas! I could easily eat them stuffed with just salad, yours sounds lovely.

But yes, 4 maybe one too many, for me anyway
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Mecanix, you are eating so healthy you are killing me.
When i remember , i just love fruit , it's not difficult to love it , it's just so happy ...

like with how drinking was ,which i knew was no good for me whatsoever , i also know with red meat and savoury starchy stuff that i just go to excess and cannot tell when i've had enough ..
One of these days i will go vegitarian , just as i knew one day i would give up drinking .

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Hate to say this Mecanix....but I definitely do NOT love fruit...happy or not....I wish I did, and sometimes I even pretend I do....but I really don't.....I will have to get healthy another way.

MyTimeNow....I forgot to say WELCOME....I Hope you get to feeling better soon.
now....I have to ask this because I live in the heart of Cajun country, and yes, I admit I'm little Cajun food snob, that has raised 4 other little Cajun food snobs.....But How did you make your Cajun spiced chicken ( if you don't mind me asking).
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Hi, healthy eaters!

I'm back again. I've been fighting sever insomnia for about two weeks and it completely messed up with my eating. So, now I somehow sorted out my sleeping and it's time to control eating again.

So.. Day 121 sober. Day 1 cookies-free... Wish me luck. I need your support)

See you later.

Have a good day)
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Hate to say this Mecanix....but I definitely do NOT love fruit...happy or not....I wish I did, and sometimes I even pretend I do....but I really don't.....I will have to get healthy another way.

MyTimeNow....I forgot to say WELCOME....I Hope you get to feeling better soon.
now....I have to ask this because I live in the heart of Cajun country, and yes, I admit I'm little Cajun food snob, that has raised 4 other little Cajun food snobs.....But How did you make your Cajun spiced chicken ( if you don't mind me asking).
I'm glad you asked because you can hopefully give me some real recipes! Chicken breasts tossed in olive oil and... a jar of supermarket cajun spice!(?) It wasn't the best. In fact it was pretty awful. I'm happy to make from scratch as I do with curry, I just don't know how.

Thank you for the welcome... and I don't eat fruit either. I just don't enjoy it. My kids love it, especially the youngest. We have a fridge full of melon, kiwi, mango and in the basket apples, plums and bananas... It just doesn't appeal to me. I'd rather have olives and feta as a savoury snack. Hey ho
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Hi again MTN .....In answer to your question, there are many different ways to concoct your own Cajun seasoning. The ones that are pre-made in the market often have way too much salt. Having said that, I will tell you that we do use a pre-mix sometimes. The one we like is Zatarins.... But basically, a Cajun seasoning is a blend of salt, oregano, Cayenne pepper, Black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, white pepper, and sometimes basil..... You can actually go to Allrecipes.com or Cooks.com and Google up Cajun seasoning. You will get a variety of opinions. Just tweak it to where it suits you.
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