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Old 02-17-2013, 03:22 AM
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Still day 17,
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That sounds like a real supercharged green smoothie. They are great and really filling.
I rode my bike to the market early , the variety of green leafy vegetables available is fantastic.

LDT, wheat grass is so easy to grow. There are you tube tutorials online. You need a special juicer to juice wheat grass.. You can buy an inexpensive hand juicer online.
I never did quite get the powdered wheat grass, does it really give you the benefits of fresh wheat grass.
Got excited today came across a cold press machine that cold presses nuts online. I wrote to them waiting to hear back, I really want one. I could make my own coconut oil, cashew nut butter.
My restaurant is not open yet but the gate was half open and some nice tourists, English wandered in wanting a beer and the use of the toilet. I couldn't oblige the beer but they were welcome to use the toilet.
I don't want to serve alcohol just the smell of it brings up bad memories.

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Old 02-17-2013, 03:50 AM
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Thanks Cai.... I'm going to research how to grow wheat grass today. I can't compare fresh to the powder form because I've never had it. I can only assume it would be about a billion times better . I think it's admirable you do not want to serve beer at your restaurant.

InPar...your meal sounds amazing! We are using our aerolatte every morning with a little milk. But tomorrow I am going to try drinking my coffee with a little almond milk instead. I don't have a problem with black coffee at all though. I will be trying green smoothies this coming week.

Today's dinner/lunch ( or as my kids would call The Sunday meal, "Linner") will be beef shishkabobs with lots of fresh veggies.

Happy Sunday everyone!
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:27 AM
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Over time and without any big change I've settled into pescatarian diet with a focus on fresh fruits and vegetables. This has felt natural to me so it's not something I have to work at to sustain. And there's an abundance of fresh seafood where I live.

It was kind of cold here so yesterday I made a bean soup in the slow cooker. Tossed in a bell pepper, onions, garlic, and chile pepper. Added some seasonings that looked like they would blend well and served over wholegrain rice. It was pretty good.

Snickerdoodle? That sounds like a good dessert!
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:02 AM
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Found a packet of instant mash in the cupboard and indulged , idea was better than the taste , mixed it with olives , chilies , had the rest of the jerk chicken 4 pieces , 2 salad tortilla wraps , half a french camembert cheese .

Found the chicken caused me discomfort by having quite a long digestion/stomach transit time . so a bit of a poor weekend , ah well start afresh tomorow !

My aunt makes a fruit salad before bed poors fresh orange juice over it refigerates it overnight and has it for breakfast , i may try that next weekend as i've noticed this weekend not having a plan makes me mindlessly graze the cupboard and not choose the fruit option ..

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:28 AM
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LDT, from one coffee lover to another, DON'T DO IT. Coffee and almond milk together is just wrong. I've seriously given it the college try and it's gross. Maybe you will like it, who knows, but to me they just don't mix. I stick to soy milk when I want a latte or just indulge and have the milk.
The last time I had a bunch of milk lattes over a couple days, though, my back acne flared up. Will not be doing that again. Yuck.
Green smoothies this morning! They really taste so much better with the kale, and feel so much healthier! Amazing...... what a great way to get greens.

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:42 AM
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Okay InPar... I won't do it. I really didn't want to anyway. It didn't take much to convince me ( see how "easy" I am?)

Like2Hike...I'm with you on the fresh seafood. I live on the gulf coast of Louisiana and have plenty to choose from as well ( side note...I lived in SC for a while...LOVED it!)

mecanix.... I have to say that I think it's interesting ( maybe ironic?) how we all now beat ourselves up for eating a bit poorly (occasionally). I vividly remember ( in my former life) when it wasn't FOOD I was beating myself up over. Isn't it great that our focus is now on FOOD rather than booze?
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:45 AM
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Hi, healthy eaters. Today wasn't great since I had too much of my favorite whole-grain bread with honey. Well, it's better than cookies and cakes, of course. I think I should stop buying it as well.

My best wishes to all.

Have a good day)
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:45 PM
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My best-and only, sadly- solution I've found for not eating too much crap (or anything, really) is to just not bring trigger foods into the house, period. It stops at the store.

Went to a Wellness Show today, so had lots of healthy sweets and snacks from all the samples. Like organic chocolates, cereals, soy products, stuff like that. Went in hungry and left FULL. Made a thai green curry tonight, I have to say I have perfected the thai curry.

With no chocolates or sweets of any kind in the house I was not tempted for my after dinner treat.

LDT, black coffee really is my new favourite way to have it. You get used to it and any other way just seems like too much. It's true what you said about how we beat ourselves up---what I eat now compared to what I was eating 14 months ago, well it doesn't compare. I guess we raise our standards for ourselves, which is certainly a good thing, I guess.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:17 PM
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Hey all. Snickerdoodles sound fascinating...

I got a new set of scales, one which tells you your body fat percentage... it's horrific.

Still, a loss last week, and hopefully now I can still see a fat percentage loss even if the numbers don't go down.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:44 AM
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InPar.... I agree with you....all sweets need to exit the building in order for me to be consistent with not eating them. I was doing very well with the no sugar thing....then I had one of my infamous "nocturnal foraging for chocolate" moments last night and ended up eating some chocolate ice cream in the middle of the night. . That ends ( again) today.......hey, what is your Thai curry recipe? sounds great!

Lunch today: Seared Tuna.....Dinner is bell peppers stuffed with the leftover goose and mushrooms I cooked this weekend, plus leftover grilled veggies. I also plan to make a green smoothie ( for the first time ). Hope I have more success with that than my Paleo cooking this past weekend.

Alice..Congrats on your weight loss! I haven't had a working scale in my house in years...... Maybe it's time to invest in one.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by LDT View Post
I had one of my infamous "nocturnal foraging for chocolate" moments last night and ended up eating some chocolate ice cream in the middle of the night.
That is so funny how much I relate to this. I would do those late night, half asleep, eating festivals where almost anything went in the middle of the night. Last week I did one with some good cheese we were given. My wife isn't always happy about me insisting that the bad stuff goes, but that is why.

I've been eating really clean, and sticking to things allowed in my diet. Maybe overdoing it on nuts, but that's about it.
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Hi, healthy eaters!

InPar - you are so right, the best way to stay away from cookies and sweets is to leave them at the store)

LDT - I can relate to chocolate cravings, though I don't have nocturnal ones, mine happen during daytime, but still they ruin my nutrition plan.

Today was fine. I try to stick to some plain healthy food to keep me on track:

Breakfast - cereals with non-fat milk, low-fat cottage cheese with raisins, chicori;

Lunch 1 - steamed chicken breast with half of bell-pepper and onions;

Lunch 2 - steamed salmon with spinach, tomato and cucumber;

Dinner - low-fat plain yougurt;

+ during the day - 1 tangerine, 1 apple, a couple of rye crisps with blackberry jam, tea.

Total calories - 1,400.

My best wishes to all.

Have a great day)
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Breakfast 4 bananas , snacked on 6 satsumas , lunch 500g fresh stawberies 3 for two 250g punnets so sweet did'nt need anything else .
Guys at work had bacon rolls from the cafe i was resolute with my new eating riegeme .

Dinner , will put some off but was stir fry lambs liver , onion and mushroom put into 3 wholemeal pitta breads ... havent the foggiest about calories but think it was healthy. I made liver a regular part of my diet as it's low fat and is a good source of certain vitamins ..
will go vegi for a couple of days now .

bon gout , M
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:05 PM
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hey, Mecanix the old bacon butty.
Day 19 Yesterday
Green smoothie
Vegetable juice
Shot of wheatgrass , my new crop is so sweet.
I made these coconut lime biscuits that were amazing. I think I ate 4. The great thing about this diet is that I don't count calories, I don't weigh myself, I eat what I want within the raw food perimeters.

Mango
Apple
Dip and crackers
Apple, pear flaxseed crackers.
Feeling great
Ann AA buddy who was staying a few days left a packet of chocolate biscuits in my fridge at home. Not even tempted, I have a sweet alternative
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You should try making raw ice cream. I use a blender which works great but for the cafe I think I am going to need an ice cream machine.

Alice congrats on your weight loss, how do the scales measure fat must look this up.

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How do you make raw ice cream? How do you make raw biscuits? Coconut lime sounds lovely.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:15 PM
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Yes....what InPar said.... Need recipes, please.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:05 AM
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I make my biscuits in the dehydrator.
I replaced the lemon with lime as I can't get lemons here.
I'm not being lazy but you can google these recipes.

I was thinking just yesterday that raw food is like discovering sobriety. It's incredibly good for you, you really aren't missing out on much and it changes your perception.

I don't want to ram the whole 30 day raw food diet down your throat as Inwouldnt do that with AA but I do strongly encourage people to checkout SR as it has a broader spectrum.

Raw ice cream is basically raw fruit frozen them put through the food processor.
It really fills the need of cold sweet and tasty. I really want to get hold of bulk vanilla beans that will open up a whole new ball game in flavours . here I can only get vanilla essence in alcohol or some other stuff which is just chemicals as far as I can see. One vanilla pod costs $2.50 and that doesn't go far.
I can even make raw ice cream cones.

I just bought a 3 months membership to a swimming pool owned by a NGO for $50, I sign a waiver saying if I drown it's my fault and keys so I can go anytime.

it's just across the road from my place.

Restaurant opens Saturday, this morning had a family of tourists who wanted fresh coconuts, the coconut guy was just delivering them at the same time so we served them felt good, we weren't ready but it didn't matter. My manager is hands on, he is great.

Feeling very happy and contented with my lot in life at the moment.

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Old 02-19-2013, 04:38 AM
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Cai, what a great post to wake up to. I love your positivity! Actually this whole thread is positive I am excited to hear all about the first day of operation in your new restaurant.

Last night I Googled up raw ice cream recipes. What I came up with looked pretty good. Many of the recipes had frozen ripe bananas as their main fruit. So I froze some bananas last night for ice cream tonight. Can't wait.

No nocturnal foraging last night....well, except for a few almonds.....that's progress! I made a pot of vegetable soup yesterday, which I will sip on all day. No clue what's for dinner. But I do know what's for dessert
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Hi all. Raw ice cream does sound good, I never was a fan of regular ice cream, I think the issue for me was dairy. I might have to try making some raw.

Dinner last night was so good (and ready in 15 minutes) sauteed chopped up zucchini in EVO, with a little seasoning and a splash of white balsamic vinegar, for about 5 minutes then added cut-up tempeh and stir fried another 4-5 minutes; added chopped up black olives and mixed it all up for another minute then drizzled fresh lemon on top and voila dinner all in 1 pan so easy clean-up too. I think this and my black bean burgers are now my 2 favorite meals, filling too.

I used to do the "nocturnal foraging" too when my chocolate addiction was at it's worst (which lasted about 2 yrs arghhh) cutting sugar out of my life has not only helped my waist line and my abdominal issues but it also seems to have cured my insomnia a win win win situation for me.
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Hi, healthy eaters) Mostly this day was Ok, but I did eat a cookie. But good news - I managed to eat just one cookie and stop! Fight is going on)

My best wishes to all)
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