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Reply #30 posted 10/28/12 9:03pm

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I just took a look at some of my blood test results from middle of last year, one of the flagged results that has been bugging me (and no doctor even brought it up confuse ) is my low level of fibrinogen - one of the things that help blood clot. My low level would get me diagnosed with Hypofibrinogenaemia, which explains my easy bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding gums from brushing, heavy periods (which is the reason my iron is so low dead )

One of the interesting things that has happened to me since eating NO CRAP is that my period was lighter last month - like practically NORMAL. I'm on a public waiting list to get an endometrial ablation (which I'd love to avoid if I could) for menorrhagia/heavy menstrual bleeding. I just read that vitamin K and A rich foods - ie dark greens, orange vegies and fish like salmon/tuna are my answer eek

The other interesting thing for me is to avoid FISH OIL (eat more fish instead) and ASPIRIN.

I'm getting excited! excited

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Reply #31 posted 10/28/12 9:08pm

Stymie

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Stymie said:




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I was bad with soda, but I could never drink soda for breakfast. hmph!



i was drinking it with every meal. boxed


Have you broken your caffeine addiction?


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Reply #32 posted 10/28/12 9:08pm

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ZombieKitten said:

I just took a look at some of my blood test results from middle of last year, one of the flagged results that has been bugging me (and no doctor even brought it up confuse ) is my low level of fibrinogen - one of the things that help blood clot. My low level would get me diagnosed with Hypofibrinogenaemia, which explains my easy bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding gums from brushing, heavy periods (which is the reason my iron is so low dead )

One of the interesting things that has happened to me since eating NO CRAP is that my period was lighter last month - like practically NORMAL. I'm on a public waiting list to get an endometrial ablation (which I'd love to avoid if I could) for menorrhagia/heavy menstrual bleeding. I just read that vitamin K and A rich foods - ie dark greens, orange vegies and fish like salmon/tuna are my answer eek

The other interesting thing for me is to avoid FISH OIL (eat more fish instead) and ASPIRIN.

I'm getting excited! excited

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Reply #33 posted 10/28/12 10:44pm

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Being the nerd that I am, I've been compiling lists in the form of pictures (which helps me remember better)

Here is what I should eat most of to help me with my ailments mr.green

http://assets7.pinimg.com...P4ugNM.jpg

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Reply #34 posted 10/29/12 5:35am

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I think that I eat ok, but I could definitely do better. I have IBS, so there are things that are completely off-limits for me unless I want to become insanely ill (some examples - ice cream, some cheeses, grapes, orange juice, mushrooms, fried foods). I also have to watch my intake of some vegetables because they can cause really bad intestinal spasms for me if I eat them too much. I mostly eat a lot of chicken, lean cuts of beef, different kinds of fish and seafood, sweet potatoes, beans, a variety of fruits and vegetables, a lot of greek yogurt, almonds, I'll have pasta once or twice a week, brown rice, and I've been making myself have oatmeal for breakfast. I pretty much stopped eating bread. For the past year or so, I haven't even been able to smell it without wanting to throw up confuse If I attempt to have a sandwich, I always end up taking a bite or two and then taking the bread off neutral And I only drink water, tea, and sometimes coffee.

I also love fast food, but I learned how to deal with it.. if I'm craving a burger, for example, instead of going to Mcdonalds, I just make it myself at home so I know what is going into it.

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Reply #35 posted 10/29/12 6:14am

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I've been on a diet for almost 12 weeks and have eaten pretty well. It's not hard to be on a diet if you count the calories and plan what you are going to eat. Salads can be pretty good if you just add something really tasty there. Like cheese, fish or eaven pieces of meat.

Having said that, I think I'm ready to dive head first into a pie at this point.

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Reply #36 posted 10/29/12 6:42am

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I eat pretty well. By no means am I perfect, but I eat a lot better than I used to. And I’ve been eating better for many years now.

Breakfast on weekdays is plain, nonfat greek yogurt with fresh for frozen fruit and kashi go lean crunch. I want to move away from cereal eventually (too much added sugar) but it’s been a process. I used to eat sugared/flavored yogurt and have switched to plain with real fruit instead.

I drink tea w/milk and 1 teaspoon of sugar every day.

I buy lunch from my work cafeteria nearly every day. They have a wonderful selection of healthy options and everything is made fresh and from local ingredients when possible. Some days it may be an egg white omelet w/various veggies and a bit of cheese w/fruit on the side, another days it will be a salad w/grilled portabellas & goat cheese and a mango vinaigrette.

I make dinner most nights too. More often than not it’s a stir fry with tofu or seitan, lots of veggies and some kind of homemade sauce over brown rice. I’ll do whole grain pasta w/veggies and I make a lot of crust-less quiches w/egg whites, cheeses and veggies too.

My downfall is sweets. I have a bakery in my building that’s practically world renowned. I love ice cream.

I also have to be careful about weekends. I can get lazy about cooking and eat pita chips and hummus for lunch instead of something better for me. Or grab takeout, like greasy chinese food, or a veggie burger and fries on occasion.

I do well 70-80% of the time. It’s the rest I have to be careful with.

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Reply #37 posted 10/29/12 9:42am

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The office just bought us pizza.

I had 2 cheesy & greasy slices, because you know, I have to be a team player & all that.

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Reply #38 posted 10/29/12 12:27pm

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ZombieKitten said:

uniden said:

i crave fruit and veggies all of the time, and i've started buying much more of both. but i still eat way too much un-healthy stuff, and drink too much soda. i do drink a lot of water, however i need to get my act together and start eating a healthy diet all of the time. thanks for the great thread! smile

I was going to do this gradually, but found it suited me better to go cold turkey. I am now at the point where I've become an obsessive bore err lol I get on the computer when I have alone time and google healthy food pictures boxed

I started a pinterest to keep all the salad porn in one place redface

http://pinterest.com/happymutant/super-foods/

The nice thing is I'm finding when we eat out, most places will do a salad with roast chicken breast or similar, so I'm not having to feel like a PAIN IN THE ASS lol and if worst comes to worst ie. food court, I'll get a sushi pack.

i love salad in all it's wonderful forms drool

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Reply #39 posted 10/29/12 1:33pm

veronikka

I've been getting lazy with preparing my lunch at home and bringing it to work. So this week I decided Im going to be good! I brought turkey meatballs! barf I seriously feel sick after eating them confused

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Reply #40 posted 10/29/12 1:35pm

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veronikka said:

I've been getting lazy with preparing my lunch at home and bringing it to work. So this week I decided Im going to be good! I brought turkey meatballs! barf I seriously feel sick after eating them confused

comfort hope you feel better!

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Reply #41 posted 10/30/12 7:34am

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I love sardines.

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Reply #42 posted 10/30/12 10:08am

NDRU

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I'm sort of good and bad.

Yesterday I had a bagel with butter for breakfast (usually just have a granola bar) and some coffee.

For lunch I had a half salad and half turkey sandwich

For dinner I had a large salad and mini pizza.

That is more bread than I would really like to eat, but I had two salads, which is also more than normal.

But...I also had some M&M's, a couple dark chocolate peanut butter cups, and some carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. lol

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Reply #43 posted 10/30/12 10:42am

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Lately I am eating like a wealthy queen!!!

I volunteer at a homeless shelter and we get food, like individual salads and sandwich wraps, from a pricey health food store.

Many of the homeless turn their noses up at them. They basically only want to eat things cooked the way their mother cooked them. They eat red beans and white rice. Don't you dare throw in brown rice!!!

So there they are, free for me to eat, I am doing just that!!!

I also chop up tons of veggies that we get in to mix them up in their food in hopes of getting some veggies into their meat and white starch diet. Yuk.

As for me, my health is way better and that means my mental health as well, HURRAY!!!!!

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Reply #44 posted 10/30/12 1:58pm

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My diet has recently changed. I am keeping up with a 1200 calorie diet, taking my healthy meds like fish oil etc...cut down on carbs (not all together, just reduced I was a carb whore). I am taking in more healthy protein. I also started going to Zumba more and walking in the mornings. Next month I will start weight training to build some muscle tone.

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Reply #45 posted 10/30/12 3:11pm

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My mom got sick about a month ago. She ended up in the hospital for a few days, after the doctor's saw she had a blockage, in her heart. Since then, I started looking at what I ate and how stress was effecting my health. So, for the last few weeks, I have started my day with a bowl of oatmeal followed by some fruit. I also take fish oil and 5000 IU's of Vitamin D3. I must tell you, that I feel, 100% better than I used to.

I saw something on TV not long ago where they said that fish oil does not improve cardiac health. Hell, I figure it can't hurt. With so much conflicting information floating around, it's hard to determine what's true and what's bullshit. I just continue to take my prescribed meds and fish oil, vitamin E, biotin, vitamin D3, and aspirin. So far, I've been doing "tolerable," as my grandma used to say. lol

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Reply #46 posted 10/30/12 3:16pm

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I drink lots of water, eat veggies & fruit, get in my daily protein. I cut out a lot of junk food. I eat far more homemade food & I cut out lots of fast food. I stay decently on point now days. lol

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Reply #47 posted 10/30/12 4:22pm

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This morning for breakfast I'm having blueberries, a banana, walnuts, macadamias, almonds, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and a smoothie with watermelon, mango, pineapple, orange and kiwi drool
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Reply #48 posted 10/31/12 11:21am

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Let's see how I did yesterday...

Breakfast: Granola bar and coffee

Lunch: Spinach & potato over rice (Indian food)

Dinner: Strawberry banana spinach OJ smoothie, PB&J on wheat with potato chips

1 & 1/2 beers

Dessert: carrot cake

Not too bad, I guess, not great shrug

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Reply #49 posted 10/31/12 11:41am

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I tend to eat better during the week, when I'm at work. I'm pretty disciplined about making my own lunches, or getting a salad from the salad bar if I don't. And I always bring my breakfast to work - usually cottage cheese with some kind of fruit (berries, or stewed rhubarb or cranberries).

Weekends, I tend not to eat as well, because my day isn't as structured. I usually get up later, for one thing. Sometimes, I eat well. Sometimes, I get so busy that I just grab lattes here and there and sort of forget to eat.


The one thing I always try to do is make sure I get enough protein. It's a carryover from the days when I did a lot of weight training. Most people don't eat nearly enough protein, which is why they end up with skinny legs, riding around in motorized carts and unable to lift themselves out of a chair when they get old.

My grandma still had enough strength in her legs to be able to get in and out of a car with only minor assistance when she was 94. I want to be like that. cool

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Reply #50 posted 10/31/12 11:43am

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I've been eating terribly lately. In fact, sometimes--like yesterday--I review the entirety of what I've eaten in a day and I am horrified. So, yeah...that's got to stop.

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Reply #51 posted 10/31/12 12:37pm

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Efan said:

I've been eating terribly lately. In fact, sometimes--like yesterday--I review the entirety of what I've eaten in a day and I am horrified. So, yeah...that's got to stop.

My weekend was like that. redface

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Reply #52 posted 10/31/12 12:48pm

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Genesia said:

Efan said:

I've been eating terribly lately. In fact, sometimes--like yesterday--I review the entirety of what I've eaten in a day and I am horrified. So, yeah...that's got to stop.

My weekend was like that. redface

My hurricane emergency prep involved buying a lot of junk food. And of course a lot of wine. I won't begrudge myself ONE drunken night watching the hurricane roll in while eating pizza and cookies. But I seem to be making the junk food more of a regular occurrence than an aberration lately.

Ideally, I'd like to strive to eat healthfully on weekdays and treat myself (somewhat in moderation) on the weekends. That seems like a positive goal where I'd be good a majority of the time without overly depriving myself.

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Reply #53 posted 10/31/12 3:42pm

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Efan said:

I've been eating terribly lately. In fact, sometimes--like yesterday--I review the entirety of what I've eaten in a day and I am horrified. So, yeah...that's got to stop.



More people should write down a list of what they eat in a day. What's more,
Photograph it and put the pictures next to each other.

I remember on some obesity program from UK they put the food people ate in a week all one one table - I seriously wonder how one can stay alive even on what some of these people were living on
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Yesterday I ate well, but since we had a visitor I had 2 beers. As a result I slept very poorly. My dinner was amazing last night though -
Contained 6 superfoods in one meal eyepop
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Reply #54 posted 10/31/12 6:28pm

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Another typical day's intake

Breakfast:

I don't normally smoothie, prefer to eat things whole, but I had bags and BAGS of overripe fruit, so…

(I don't like banana or milk in my smoothie so I had them separately nutty )

I take my vitamin Ds and liquid iron supplement in the morning - I cannot remember other times of the day mad

Lunch: that bowl is 3/4 filled with baby spinach and aragula leaves, with some red pepper, raw mushroom, green onions, walnuts and steak strips

Dinner:

I roasted butternut pumpkins and put them in with black rice, uncooked baby kale leaves and pomegranate, served with BBQ salmon and a salsa with mango, cucumber, tomato and cilantro - dressing of lemon juice, seasoned with salt and pepper and thinly sliced green chilli drool

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Reply #55 posted 11/02/12 4:40am

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i eat anything i fancy, i won't compromise! i cook wholesome & hearty food, eat meat & use fresh veggies always.

fortunately i don't eat burgers/fast food but partial to curry, i use too much salt, i like full cream milk, butter & white bread...

i think i get a balanced diet so i'm a bit miffed that i need vitamin B6 for pre menstral swollen sensitive tits sad

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Reply #56 posted 11/02/12 5:46am

TrevorAyer

good job!!!

u are what u eat

soda will kill you

as will sugar

sugar literally KILLS your immunes system

your body can't digest soda

booze is poison too

eat raw veggies as much as possible

avoid microwaves (they kill all nutrients)

when your body is sick .. it is telling you something .. it is telling you to stop putting crap in your mouth .. drink water .. eat green vegetables

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Reply #57 posted 11/02/12 5:57am

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ZombieKitten said:

Another typical day's intake

Breakfast:

I don't normally smoothie, prefer to eat things whole, but I had bags and BAGS of overripe fruit, so…

(I don't like banana or milk in my smoothie so I had them separately nutty )

I take my vitamin Ds and liquid iron supplement in the morning - I cannot remember other times of the day mad

Lunch: that bowl is 3/4 filled with baby spinach and aragula leaves, with some red pepper, raw mushroom, green onions, walnuts and steak strips

Dinner:

I roasted butternut pumpkins and put them in with black rice, uncooked baby kale leaves and pomegranate, served with BBQ salmon and a salsa with mango, cucumber, tomato and cilantro - dressing of lemon juice, seasoned with salt and pepper and thinly sliced green chilli drool

That dinner looks awesome!! Of course, I'd change the salmon to tofu being a veggie, but super duper YUM!!!

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Reply #58 posted 11/02/12 6:03am

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I love sardines. [img:$uid]http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/coma/images/issues/200707/sardines-sidebar.jpg[/img:$uid]

eek I do too! with a spritz of lemon, a bit of sea salt & cracked black & red pepper on warm crusty bread guitar . It time to get my shopping one and I think you just tempted me to add some sardines to the list foodnow

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Reply #59 posted 11/02/12 11:01am

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Enjoy Ottie. smile

Right now I'm eating King Oscar Mediterranean Style Brisling straight from the tin using silver chopsticks. lol Delicious!

From wiki:

"Sardines are rich in vitamins and minerals. A small serving of sardines once a day can provide 13 percent of vitamin B2; roughly one-quarter of niacin and about 150 percent of vitamin B12 of the recommended daily value. All B vitamins help to support proper nervous system function and are used for energy metabolism, or converting food into energy.[7] Also, sardines are high in the major minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and some trace minerals like iron and selenium. Sardines are also a natural source of marine omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular disease.[8] Recent studies suggest that regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acids reduces the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease.[9] These fatty acids may also help lower blood sugar levels a small amount.[10] They are also a good source of vitamin D,[11] calcium, vitamin B12,[12][13] and protein.

Because they are low in the food chain, sardines are very low in contaminants, such as mercury, relative to other fish commonly eaten by humans.[14]"

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