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    Strategies for T Day

    Karyl Lee
    Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:44 am
    Forum Host
    So who has a plan? I am thinking now that my big one is to eat enough salad of leafy greens first with minimal dressing that I can abate my hunger, then I will pick judiciously what else I eat. I will try for only one pass at the buffet and split any desserts, because I know I'll eat one-I'm being taken out to dinner and won't pass it up altogether.
    Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:11 pm Groupie
    Just going to keep thinking about my accomplishment! I'm down 22 lbs and don't want to go back up. Going to eat lots of turkey, a little gravy and stuffing. Don't care about desserts. The apps have me nervous though! Going to drink a few glasses of water before heading over to my sisters house.
    Ann Marie F
    Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:12 pm Groupie
    Any new posts for 2011? My gentleman friend is pre-diabetic, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and has been diagnosed with gout. He's quite disheartened with everything he shouldn't eat. It seems just about everything has carbs. And with gout he should limit proteins too. I hope there are more posts in this topic.
    Karyl Lee
    Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:08 pm
    Forum Host
    Hello Anne Marie-
    I suggest that your friend first and foremost eliminate as much wheat as possible from the meal-this is because there's new evidence that wheat is addictive and sets people up for cravings of sweets and overeating. This is explored much more thoroughly in the book Wheat Belly, by William Davis.
    So, baked sweet potato with skin, minimal added fat, no added sugar. Plenty of leafy greens or broccoli or other green veggies, such as salad with simple oil and vinegar dressing.
    Keep the turkey to white meat, avoid beef. Some fish is good, but it's usually white fish rather than dark. Avoid oysters and nuts, particularly peanuts.
    And if he likes cherries, he can eat dark sweet or sour cherries packed in water, or have pure cherry juice at no more than 4 oz per day. This helps greatly to reduce the pain and swelling associated with gout. I hope this gives him some starting points.
    I add--I am going at this from a pragmatic approach from association with clients at the health food store I worked at, and not if he trusts his doctor, that comes first!
    Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:33 pm
    Forum Host
    I am not going into details here, but there is a new book out and I am not even going to check the Sunday papers for the title.

    Basically, it is NOT a diet book, but it deals scientifically with these facts: cut down as much as possible on carbs. Do NOT count calories. Do NOT avoid fats. Do NOT buy lowfat products, which are bulked up with carbs.

    Point is: cut out the white stuff! (Except I cannot cut out potatoes!! Love them! But eat them in moderation).

    The top sports nutrition scientist at Cape Town University totally agrees -- he's a marathon runner too. He changed his diet to protein, eggs, dairy, veggies, low-sugar fruits such as grapefruit and blueberries, and his fats are butter and olive oil, plus whatever other fats come his way. He lost weight and says he never felt better in his life.

    Naturally there are those who disagree. There will always be.

    When I found out I had mild or pre-diabetes I did some research, and also changed my diet to that type. I lost 35 pounds within 3 months (and I was only very mildly overweight: chunky, I'd say, not fat).

    This was almost 4 yrs ago and I have never gained back any weight. I do not go hungry. Food like eggs for breakfast and meats, vegs and salad for dinner fill you up.

    Nuff said.
    Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:39 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Zurie, I've been eating like that for about a year or so. I've lost 30 pounds, and while I can stand to lose about 12 more, I feel much healthier than in the past. The basic change I made was that I now bring my own lunches to work rather than rely on the cafeteria to nourish me. All those added starches!
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