Trying to eat healthy

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  1. Kevmac

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    :)

    Good for you, Sir....

    ...and I'm only 40 away from mine... ? :confused:o_O
     
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    I thought about having a salad tonight.
     
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    Oh I think you're being a bit too harsh!

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    Thanks! It wasn't easy at first because I had been so used to things like juice boxes and fruit snacks, and doughnuts all of the time, so I had to make a drastic change years ago. As for the doctor, they get kind of annoying if I don't come in once a year for blood and urine testing, so I stick with it for that.
     
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    You can still make the salads fun by adding croutons, chicken, and dressing. But I still consider the vegetables (tomatoes, carrots, red peppers, raw broccoli) fun as well. The only problem is that the salad becomes kind of big...
     
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    I've never had so much fun.
     
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    I have a big chunk of Swiss cheese in the fridge that you may want instead? :mall:
     
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    Some very mouseist people on this forum all of a sudden.
     
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    Another pound off this week, just three pounds away from target!

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    That helped me too. I generally observe the eating habits that Presea does but with more restrictions and some of the limited foods I remove altogether. I don't have morning juice, although I have lots of fruit with my cereal. No coffee or seafood ever. I have much more energy and now walk between 80-113.75 miles a week (102.9 miles this week) and feel much better for it. I went over 26 miles yesterday. I did over 29 miles last Saturday and nearly 18 miles last Sunday and over 24 miles on Thursday of last week. I keep wondering when am I supposed to start feeling tired. I have worn out 12 pairs of new hiking shoes this year.
     
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    I agree about the bread thing, I think I have only had bread once in the last three weeks.

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    Lost another half pound this week, just two and half pounds off target!

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    Didn't do as well this week, put half a pound on! But in some ways I expected that, as I was on leave all week, and wasn't just as strict.

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    If you wanna trim down some more, stop eating fruit. Especially grapes, bananas, apples & mango. Lots of sugar in those.
    I can't believe how we are brought up being taught that all fruits are healthy. Fruit should be thought of as snack.

    And why do so many teach children that orange juice is healthy??? :confused:

    I LOVE grapes, but it's the most unhealthy fruit. :(:rolleyes:
     
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    I must admit I do restrict myself because there are so many different things (pasta etc) that I just would not eat, not if you paid me. If it doesn't look nice I won't eat it.

    But I am trying to work round that as best I can.

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    I love grapes and bananas as well. :(
    So which other fruits do you recommend instead?
     
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    You're doing an awesome job! So what if the numbers didn't go down for a week! It's not the end of the world! :mall:

    I'm curious as to whether you sometimes dance to the wonderful music from the 80's that you've been listening to lately? Now, that could help keep your metabolism going strong all day long! :wink@
     
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    Oh I know, a half-pound gain cancels out the half-pound loss from last week, and at the end of the day I have still lost 23.5 pounds. It is easier to be in a stricter routine when I am at work though.

    Plus I only need to lose three more pounds.

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    I am not an expert, as in I don't have a ranking list of healthy to unhealthy, or from most to least amount of sugar. But... berries are better than fruits! Like blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, kiwis and blueberries etc. They are low on sugar.

    Strawberry is a fruit with fairly little sugar! So eat them without feeling guilty. Lemons and limes are sour, not sweet, so they are low on sugar as well. Watermelons are of course mostly filled with water, so they are good too! Peaches are ok. Avokado is disgusting as heck, but low in sugar.

    More fruits with much sugar in them:
    Lychees
    Figs


    Think like this:

    1. Berries! Best alternative!!
    2. Summer fruits like melons, peaches, nectarines, apricots -- they are perfectly ok.
    3. Winter fruits such as apples, pears, oranges are not as healthy as summer fruits, but are ok in moderate amount.
    4. Tropical fruits such as pineapples, pomegranates, mangoes, figs and bananas are high in sugar.
    5. Dried fruits are really high in sugar. Such as raisins, dates, dried figs, dried apricots, prunes. Dried berries often have added sugar in them, so fresh berries are always more healthy than dried berries!
     
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    Wow, thank you! A lot of alternatives. :)
    And now i'm hungry, heading to the next supermarket, already know what to buy ... :byee:
     

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