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Rocketta
Jun 17th, 2005, 02:26 PM
So since I've turned 35 I've decided to take better care of myself (yeah better late then never :p )

So that means limiting my refined carbs.

I don't know if i can give up pasta though..well yeah I do...I can't give up pasta. So I have to find some whole grain pasta if it exists.

Besides white flour and white sugar I'm still a little unclear on what's bad carbs.

So who else is watching carbs and what do you eat. btw, anyone else tired of salads. :tape:

PamShriverRockz
Jun 17th, 2005, 03:57 PM
Low G.I are the better carbs because they release energy slower. I actually really recommend following this low G.I plan! I think it depends on how much exercise you get too though.

http://www.glycemicindex.com/

This web site has some good info on!

SilK
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:04 PM
Salads :hysteric:

I'm done with that dish! :o

Rocketta
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:31 PM
Thanks guys. :)

CJ07
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:44 PM
but I like white rice :(

Rocketta
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:45 PM
but I like white rice :(

me too!!! Uncle Bens is the answer, if you don't know u need to ask somebody.

CJ07
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:48 PM
yeah but I want to GAIN weight. I was told by someone on the Rugby team that I should have a meat, potatoes, rice, and beans diet :devil:

cellophane
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:50 PM
me too!!! Uncle Bens is the answer, if you don't know u need to ask somebody.

Switch to brown. ;)

alexusjonesfan
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Damn you Indian food :mad:

there's so much stigma attached to good carb foods. Brown rice is for poor people, if you eat chickpeas in public people will think your family can't afford anything better, if you make flatbread from dark flour, it's because you're too cheap to buy white flour :o

cellophane
Jun 17th, 2005, 05:00 PM
Damn you Indian food :mad:

:p

Rocketta
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:13 PM
Damn you Indian food :mad:

there's so much stigma attached to good carb foods. Brown rice is for poor people, if you eat chickpeas in public people will think your family can't afford anything better, if you make flatbread from dark flour, it's because you're too cheap to buy white flour :o

I was going to ask a couple of friends about chickpea flour.....is that good or bad carbs? My friend gave me a couple of lbs of snack mix with chickpea flour and stuff?

Rocketta
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:14 PM
Switch to brown. ;)

That's going to be hard to get use to.....I like chinese food a lot and it's going to be hard.

CC
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:17 PM
I love lo mein. :baby:

Since yesterday I decide to get serious about my fitness. Went walking/jogging with my sis and we're going again today.

Spunky83
Jun 18th, 2005, 12:08 AM
You´re lucky German Tennis Magazine just had an article about that!

So here´s a list I (tried to) translate...all stuff with a higher index than 50 is "bad"

Bad Stuff (high Glycemic Index):
White bread 85
Soda pop 85
beetroot 64
Noodles based on egg 70
Potatoes (!) 80
Honey 80
Bananas (?!?) 65
Carrots (only cooked) 85
raisins 65
wheat germs 59
add: alcohol, sweets, chips, fries (chips) and dextrose has the highest index!

Low GLYX (good!):
whole-grain bread 47
Veggie-juice 15
Green beans 30
Whole-grain noodles 45
Rice (the brown-dark ones) 35
Marmelade (no sugar) 22
Pears 35
Carrots (uncooked!) 30
Figs 35
Rye 35

Rocketta
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:07 AM
I love lo mein. :baby:

Since yesterday I decide to get serious about my fitness. Went walking/jogging with my sis and we're going again today.

:yeah:

I walk to a video in my living room. :)

Rocketta
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:09 AM
You´re lucky German Tennis Magazine just had an article about that!

So here´s a list I (tried to) translate...all stuff with a higher index than 50 is "bad"

Low GLYX (good!):
whole-grain bread 47
Veggie-juice 15
Green beans 30
Whole-grain noodles 45
Rice (the brown-dark ones) 35
Marmelade (no sugar) 22
Pears 35
Carrots (uncooked!) 30
Figs 35
Rye 35


Good lord could that list be anymore boring? :o

Thanks for the list though! :)

SM
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:38 AM
whats the diff between the white and browny type sugar?

is the bornw sugar low g.i similar to the difference between white and brownbread...

i have only had brown suagr with my coffee once at radas apartment..no its not rad's he doesnt eat healthy at all , but the guy he lives with seemed to be a health freak and i was wondering about what benefits it would have.

other than that, i know lots about nutrition.

thanx

alexusjonesfan
Jun 18th, 2005, 04:37 AM
I was going to ask a couple of friends about chickpea flour.....is that good or bad carbs? My friend gave me a couple of lbs of snack mix with chickpea flour and stuff?

Wow there's actually a list of GI's for Indian food. Apparently chickpea flour is good.

Bengal gram dal (chana dal) 16
Rajmah (red kidney beans) 27
Baisen (chick pea flour) chapati 39
Green gram (mung beans) 54
Barley chapati 61
Black gram 61
Black gram dal with semolina 66
Horse gram 73
Bengal gram dal with semolina 77
Whole greengram 81
Bajra (millet) 82
Maize chapati 89
Green gram dal with semolina 89
Semolina 94
Varagu 97
Banana, unripe, steamed 1 hr. 100
Tapioca, steamed 1 hr. 100
Jowar 110
Green gram dal + paspalum scorbic. 111
Ragi (or Raggi) 123

Rocketta
Jun 18th, 2005, 04:51 AM
Wow there's actually a list of GI's for Indian food. Apparently chickpea flour is good.

Bengal gram dal (chana dal) 16
Rajmah (red kidney beans) 27
Baisen (chick pea flour) chapati 39
Green gram (mung beans) 54
Barley chapati 61
Black gram 61
Black gram dal with semolina 66
Horse gram 73
Bengal gram dal with semolina 77
Whole greengram 81
Bajra (millet) 82
Maize chapati 89
Green gram dal with semolina 89
Semolina 94
Varagu 97
Banana, unripe, steamed 1 hr. 100
Tapioca, steamed 1 hr. 100
Jowar 110
Green gram dal + paspalum scorbic. 111
Ragi (or Raggi) 123

what's gram? She also gave me some snacks with gram flour but it isn't specific like this list.

I like chickpea flour. :)

alexusjonesfan
Jun 18th, 2005, 05:02 AM
what's gram? She also gave me some snacks with gram flour but it isn't specific like this list.

I like chickpea flour. :)

I think gram=chickpea. It's a bit confusing because the word chickpea isn't used in India and various types of beans are identified as grams of different sorts, but I'm pretty sure gram means chickpea or chana in Hindi/Urdu.

Rocketta
Jun 18th, 2005, 05:07 AM
I think gram=chickpea. It's a bit confusing because the word chickpea isn't used in India and various types of beans are identified as grams of different sorts, but I'm pretty sure gram means chickpea or chana in Hindi/Urdu.

cool! off to make my tea and have a little gram. ;)

alexusjonesfan
Jun 18th, 2005, 05:09 AM
cool! off to make my tea and have a little gram. ;)

it's a great tea time snack ;)

Rocketta
Jun 18th, 2005, 05:15 AM
it's a great tea time snack ;)

You know how Indian ladies are I had to agree to eat something ;) so since I liked tea she brought some to work for me to try now when I go back to visit her she usually loads me up. :o

Rocketta
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:22 AM
I found this list and it's depressing. :tears:

http://fitnessexplosion.com/good-bad-carbs.htm










Bad Carbs High-glycemic (bad) carbohydrates:




Maltose (beer) 110
Glucose 100
Baked potatoes 95
French fries 95
Rice flour 95
Modified starch 95
Mashed potatoes 90
Potato chips 90
Honey 85
Hamburger rolls 85
Cooked carrots 85
Cornflakes, popcorn 85 <<---:rain:
Instant rice, rice cake, puffed rice 85 <-----:armed:
Cooked broad beans 80
Pumpkin 75
Watermelon 75 <--- :sobbing: Never giving this up btw. :p
Sugar (saccharose) 70
White bread (baguette) 70
Refined sweet cereals 70
Chocolate bars 70
Cola, soda 70
Cookies 70
Corn 70 <---The staple of my diet. :crying2:
White rice 70
Noodles, ravioli 70
Raisins 65
Boiled unpeeled potatoes 65
Beets 65
Sweetened preserves 65
Refined semolina 60
Long-grain rice 60
Bananas, cantaloupe 60 <---- :eek: Not giving up either. :o
Well-cooked white spaghetti 55
Shortbread cookies 55




















Good Carbs Low-glycemic (good) carbohydrates:




Whole wheat or bran bread 50
Brown, basmati rice 50
Canned peas 50
Sweet potatoes 50
Whole wheat pasta 50
Spaghetti (al dente) 45
Fresh peas 40
Whole wheat, sugar-free cereal 40
Oatmeal 40
Whole-grain pasta 40
Kidney beans 40
Fresh, unsweetened fruit juice 40
Pumpernickel, rye, whole wheat breads 40
Figs, dried apricots 35
Genuine Indian corn 35 <--What's this? Maybe this is the corn I eat? :tape:
Wild rice 35
Quinoa 35
Raw carrots 30
Dairy products 30
Dried beans 30
Brown or yellow lentils 30
Chickpeas 30
Fresh fruit 30
Green beans 30
Soy vermicelli 30
Sugar-free marmalade 22
Green lentils 22
Split peas 22
Dark chocolate (more than 70 per cent cacao) 22
Fructose 20 <--Yeah, some sugar is allowed. :(
Soy, peanuts 15
Fresh apricots 15
Green vegetables, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, garlic, onions 15

AjdeNate!
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:49 AM
I've lost 15 pounds in the last 2+ weeks. I haven't cared about bad or good carb - I just don't eat anymore. :sobbing:

AjdeNate!
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:54 AM
well I did have a banana and 6 ritz crackers today. and i did replace tons of water. of course now all i do is piss. :p

Rocketta
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:56 AM
well I did have a banana and 6 ritz crackers today. and i did replace tons of water. of course now all i do is piss. :p

yeah but when you don't eat your body is always in starvation mode turning everything you eat to fat....and then god forbid when you start eating.......POW!!

AjdeNate!
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:58 AM
yeah but when you don't eat your body is always in starvation mode turning everything you eat to fat....and then god forbid when you start eating.......POW!!
it's a game i play. i have to shock my system into an abyss. then i reintroduce things slowly and the right things.

Rocketta
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:59 AM
What matters is that you need to cut some bad carbs to favor good carbs, not eating only good carbs, it's almost impossible anyway.

If you eat a "bad" carb, you need to balance in the same meal with a good carb. Like if you eat watermelon or a banana, try to eat something else with it, like an apple. Don't eat a "bad" carb alone.

I wouldn't give up corn as well. The list is just to be taken as an indication, some people follow it religiously, but it's not necessary.

Fructose gives me headaches, and it's expensive. Just because a food has a low G.I. doesn't mean it's healthy. I really think people should avoid fructose.

The list is very restrictive, but there are so many cheap food that people don't cook anymore with, that has low G.I. (Like legumes! I love them and they are cheap).

Yeah, I know whenever you get into lists it becomes too hard and restrictive and I start rebelling. ;)

I'm not a big bean eater they usually have a chalky taste to me. :(

Rocketta
Jun 19th, 2005, 02:00 AM
it's a game i play. i have to shock my system into an abyss. then i reintroduce things slowly and the right things.

hmmm, a game?? I hope you don't lose. ;)

AjdeNate!
Jun 19th, 2005, 02:03 AM
hmmm, a game?? I hope you don't lose. ;)
i am losing, but that's the point ;)

Freewoman33
Jun 19th, 2005, 02:52 PM
Several months ago, I decided that I would change my eating/exercise habits for the better. Since then, I've gone from a solid size 13/14 in Banana Republic and Ann Taylor (lol) to size 8 in Ann Taylor and 6 to 8 in Banana Republic. (I love BR and AT clothing). Like you Rocketta, I'm 35 and will be 36 in July. I just felt like I needed to eat healthier and take my exercise program seriously. I thought to myself that if I wanted to live longer and look good, I would have to change my diet and exercise routine.

I have been on all the different diets - Atkins, South Beach, Low carb - you name it, I've been on it. Nothing worked. Actually, they did work for a while, but I ended up gaining all the weight back.

So, what I decided to do several months ago, was to eat right and exercise. I'm not a health nut, I don't count calories and all of that. I eat everything in moderation and exercise on a regular basis.

I have limited things like white rice and parboiled rice from my diet, except for when I go out to a restaurant or party or something that I'll eat a little of what is being served. And it's usually white or parboiled rice. I'll eat just a little bit.

This is my basic eating and exercise routine:

Brown rice about 4 times a week - with fish or chicken stew
Brown rice pasta
Brown rice rice-cakes for snacks - with very low sugar all natural fruit preserves
Green salads almost everyday
Fruits like granny smith apples and pears almost everyday.
Lots of water during the day
Plain tea with my brown rice rice-cakes and fruit preserve
Buckwheat, Oat meal cereals- sometimes with banana&maplesyrup for breakfast

I try my best to stay away from refined sugars and starches. I have dramatically limited my intake of sodas, candies, cookies and other kinds of junk foods. However, when that time of the month rolls around, I eat what I crave.

I go to the gym about 4 times a week. I run for half an hour on the treadmill at 5.5 speed and I jump rope for about half an hour. I also do a lot of toning exercises. I feel so great now that I've adopted this plan for life. I think the key for me was tha...damn, I have to finish later because my son want's to use the computer.

Rocketta
Jun 19th, 2005, 04:33 PM
ahh, Thanks Freewoman! :wavey:

I've eliminated a lot of stuff from diet that I needed to. My whole life I've loved potato chips....with a passion. They were my favorite food. I would eat a bag instead of dinner in high school all the time. However, back then I walked everywhere and it wasn't that big of a problem. ;) When in college at minimum I use to eat 3-5 bags a week. Still not that big of a problem as I was on a huge college campus at the furthest dorm and still didn't have a car so I walked all over. However, when I finally grew up and got a car....and stopped walking.....things changed. :lol: My metabolism has definitely slowed down.

So as of now I haven't had a bag of potato chips in a couple of months....yeah for me. :woohoo:

I've changed to those tostidos Natural blue corn tortillas and salsa. I dont' like them nearly as much so it last me quite a while. I also have a thing for sugar. Love candy. Love wildberry skittles ...so much so that a couple of years ago I stopped buying the big bags because I didn't have any control over it. :o I haven't been able to cut those out completely but I'm getting there.

I still have to have some candy though and you're right at the time of the month all types of stuff runs through your mind. I have found a great sugar free candy...It's from Baskin & Robbins and they sell it at the dollar store.

My main problem is my schedule and the fact that I'm not a cooker... One I'm far away from my house for 13 hours a day....two of those spent in my car. I work in the middle of the woods. (The town I work in has one stop light, where there is a gas station with a subway and a hardees across the street and I boycott the Hardees cause I hate the owner. :o ) Oh and I work several miles from the stoplight. We have a cafeteria but the theme there is fried, fried, & deep fried.

I need to fix stuff at home and bring it to work....but that's easier said than done for me. I was going to pay my mom to cook breafast and make stuff for me to take to luch but she's done spoiled my plan by going out and finding a job ( she didn't wast too much time as she just retired a couple of months ago). So I'm on my own.

Finding and buying whole wheat pasta, which if I did find my mom would refuse to cook cause she doesn't believe in that stuff, is tre difficult as we have only wal-mart and smaller grocery stores in my town.

Oh well my goal is to do better, which I am, and go back to exercising more regularly, which I hope to get back to shortly...I had to let a shoulder injury heal before I started back.

Spunky83
Jun 19th, 2005, 07:18 PM
ahh, Thanks Freewoman! :wavey:

I've eliminated a lot of stuff from diet that I needed to. My whole life I've loved potato chips....with a passion. They were my favorite food. I would eat a bag instead of dinner in high school all the time. However, back then I walked everywhere and it wasn't that big of a problem. ;) When in college at minimum I use to eat 3-5 bags a week. Still not that big of a problem as I was on a huge college campus at the furthest dorm and still didn't have a car so I walked all over. However, when I finally grew up and got a car....and stopped walking.....things changed. :lol: My metabolism has definitely slowed down.


Ok, now here it comes: I´ve been to the US and still I haven´t figured it out. It isn´t really about you, but it made me thinking - why do you guys eat potato chips combined with a meal?!? This is a serious question. Thx

Freewoman33
Jun 19th, 2005, 07:48 PM
Damn Rocketta, where the hell do you live (lol)? Anyway, keep trying though. Once you start seeing results, you'll be more motivated prepare your own meals at home and stay away from the skittles.

For me, it all started when I turned on this AM radio program on day at work. I was listening to this nutritionist talking about how much healthier you could feel by cutting out simple carbs and sweets from your diet, and eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grain foods. He said just to try it for a week and see how you feel. For me, this was the turning point. I must have lost about 5 lbs during the first week and the good thing was I didn't starve myself. It motivated me to start preparing my lunch at home, instead of eating out. I don't do it every day, but at least 3 to 4 days out of the 5 work day. My schedule is Mon-Fri. 9-5pm so I'm lucky in that I can get to the gym and do my exercise after work.

The best part about this whole thing is that I feel and look great(so I've been told) that I don't miss eating the chinese food, drinking the soda and eating candy everyday or every other day.

Pengwin
Jun 19th, 2005, 07:54 PM
If humans were supposed to calculate what they eat, we'd have calculators on our tongue :)

Rocketta
Jun 19th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Ok, now here it comes: I´ve been to the US and still I haven´t figured it out. It isn´t really about you, but it made me thinking - why do you guys eat potato chips combined with a meal?!? This is a serious question. Thx

you mean with a sandwich? Man you've never put chips on your meatball sub before? :eek: ;)

I honestly don't know how or why it started? Maybe it has to do with the crunch factor???

For me I didn't eat a small bag of chips with a sandwich, I use to eat a large bag of chips instead of a sandwich. :tape:

AjdeNate!
Jun 19th, 2005, 10:17 PM
chips with pizza...... :drool:
not that i'd have either anymore, but if you haven't you must try.

Rocketta
Jun 19th, 2005, 10:26 PM
Damn Rocketta, where the hell do you live (lol)? Anyway, keep trying though. Once you start seeing results, you'll be more motivated prepare your own meals at home and stay away from the skittles.

For me, it all started when I turned on this AM radio program on day at work. I was listening to this nutritionist talking about how much healthier you could feel by cutting out simple carbs and sweets from your diet, and eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grain foods. He said just to try it for a week and see how you feel. For me, this was the turning point. I must have lost about 5 lbs during the first week and the good thing was I didn't starve myself. It motivated me to start preparing my lunch at home, instead of eating out. I don't do it every day, but at least 3 to 4 days out of the 5 work day. My schedule is Mon-Fri. 9-5pm so I'm lucky in that I can get to the gym and do my exercise after work.

The best part about this whole thing is that I feel and look great(so I've been told) that I don't miss eating the chinese food, drinking the soda and eating candy everyday or every other day.

Haha, I live in a small town and I work in an even smaller town. :o :o :o

My problem is to eat in I would have to get home and get in the bed within 2 hours of arriving so I could get up early enough to fix breakfast and spend my weekends making lunch and dinner to take with me to work (now where I would put all this food is the question). I don't get off until 9pm---don't get home until 10pm...I leave my house at 9am. This is the main reason I eat out so much. I've been better.....now I'm eating breakfast but if I have to get something out I stop by McDonald's and get a parfait and I may grab an apple or banana. Every other day (cause I really can't stand the blandness of it) I eat shredded wheat & grape nuts cereal. Sometimes I have a boiled egg and bacon (my favorite meat. :drool: )

factor all that in and the fact that I don't like to cook. To me cooking stuff is such a chore....more so than someone who is use to it. I mean like for example making grits.....when I make them it takes me like an half an hour...by time I get the right pot, read the directions, measure stuff etc....whereas when my mom makes grits....10 minutes...she doesn't measure a dang thing. :lol: My definition of cooking was poping a frozen pizza in the oven or boiling an egg or making bacon or french toast but as you see nothing difficult. :p

Making big changes take time.....I'm doing better about carrying snack food to work..

Rocketta
Jun 19th, 2005, 10:30 PM
chips with pizza...... :drool:
not that i'd have either anymore, but if you haven't you must try.

just plain chips! :drool:

but we are digressing. ;)

decemberlove
Jun 19th, 2005, 10:58 PM
In my eyes, all carbs are great. :hearts:

I love putting chips on my sandwiches.

I thought I was the only weirdo who liked chips with pizza. Guess I was wrong.

Spunky83
Jun 19th, 2005, 11:12 PM
you mean with a sandwich? Man you've never put chips on your meatball sub before? :eek: ;)

I honestly don't know how or why it started? Maybe it has to do with the crunch factor???

For me I didn't eat a small bag of chips with a sandwich, I use to eat a large bag of chips instead of a sandwich. :tape:

:eek: ...interesting...no, I never put chips on anything before, but I may try it although it sounds weird

shnit.
Jun 20th, 2005, 12:20 AM
I tried to do a low card diet along with an after 6 diet, which was not to eat anything at all after 6pm just water. Well actually, i ate like 1 meal a day and ate all the fruits that i could. I lost almost 6-7 lbs in a week but then after 2 and a half weeks i just couldnt stay at the diet and ended up gaining the 5lbs back in like a week or less than. :o Retard fad diet.

Then now i'm just hitting the gym 5 times a week. My original plan was go to the gym everyday, but i just missed 2 days so maybe i'll start the everyday one this week. so far i've lost 7 lbs and i'm still eating sweets and chips occasionally. :p But after today, after eating alot and not working out, i think i've gained some back but blahh who cares. :p

My dad said, as long as you're working out, go eat whatever you like. But still, try to control it.

moon
Jun 20th, 2005, 01:11 AM
I actually follow the Blood Type Diet. According to that diet, depending on which blood type you are, carbs are good for you (if you don't over indulge of course). I think Type A is the blood type where you should eat more carbs.

I've been on the diet for about a year now, and I haven't gained back any of the weight that I lost (since I was forced to start the diet about a year ago). And I pretty much eat what I want. Of course I bend the rules once in a while. :-)

AjdeNate!
Jun 20th, 2005, 01:14 AM
I read an article a few years ago that suggested you take your body weight in pound, divide by 2. That number is the number of ounces of water you should drink everyday. Doing so would curb hunger and keep you properly functioning.
eg. 160 pounds, divide by 2 = 80. 80 ounces of water per day.

Me personally, I'm just not dividing by 2. ;)

Rocketta
Jun 20th, 2005, 03:22 AM
I actually follow the Blood Type Diet. According to that diet, depending on which blood type you are, carbs are good for you (if you don't over indulge of course). I think Type A is the blood type where you should eat more carbs.

I've been on the diet for about a year now, and I haven't gained back any of the weight that I lost (since I was forced to start the diet about a year ago). And I pretty much eat what I want. Of course I bend the rules once in a while. :-)

ohhh, that's fascinating! How many carbs can an O+ person eat. :D

moon
Jun 20th, 2005, 11:45 PM
The blood type diet might work (I'm not really familiar with it), but the science behind it is a fraud. You would have follow the diet of another blood type, you would have had the same result.

Not sure what you mean by that comment. I'm type O, and there is a completely different type of diet for say Type B, than type O. A lot of the foods that are bads for Type Os (according to the book), tend to bother my digestive system.

PS--If you're not familiar with the diet, how do you know it's a fraud? :confused:

moon
Jun 20th, 2005, 11:51 PM
ohhh, that's fascinating! How many carbs can an O+ person eat. :D

Unfortunately Rocketta, the Type O diet consists of high protein, fruits and veggies, and LOW CARBS. Type O people should also stay away from corn and wheat products, which tend to jack up the metabolic system, and lead to weight gain.

I was kinda forced into the diet last year, because of stomach problems, but it's worked VERY well for me, and I've lost about 20 pounds. And I still eat potato chips when I want!

Rocketta
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:05 AM
Unfortunately Rocketta, the Type O diet consists of high protein, fruits and veggies, and LOW CARBS. Type O people should also stay away from corn and wheat products, which tend to jack up the metabolic system, and lead to weight gain.

I was kinda forced into the diet last year, because of stomach problems, but it's worked VERY well for me, and I've lost about 20 pounds. And I still eat potato chips when I want!

rub it in why don't you! :fiery:

I love love love corn....:rain:

moon
Jun 22nd, 2005, 12:35 AM
rub it in why don't you! :fiery:

I love love love corn....:rain:

After doing the diet for a year, I think the key is moderation.
For example, you don't have to give up corn completely, just cut down on it!
Dair is not part of the Type O diet, but I still eat Haagen Dagz pretty regularly. I just don't sit and eat a pint at once. The key to the Blood Type diet is eating the beneficial foods as much as you want, and limiting your intake of the foods that are on the "avoid" list (if you can't avoid them altogether). They actually break down the food categories (fruits, veggies, fish, etc.) and tell you which are good for you and which are bad for you according to your blood type. It took some time for me to get used to it (I'm not gonna lie), but it's been a big help to me.

AjdeNate!
Jun 22nd, 2005, 12:40 AM
yeah i still just don't eat. :toothy:

UDiTY
Jun 22nd, 2005, 03:22 AM
Well I just finished the first two weeks of the South Beach Diet...and now I am supposed to reintroduce the good carbs into my diet.

At first the low carb wasn't bad but after awhile I got sooo sick of meat, eggs, cheese and SALADS! I craved sweet foods.

But hopefully cutting down on bread and pasta will do sumthin:p

Rocketta
Jun 22nd, 2005, 04:20 AM
After doing the diet for a year, I think the key is moderation.
For example, you don't have to give up corn completely, just cut down on it!
Dair is not part of the Type O diet, but I still eat Haagen Dagz pretty regularly. I just don't sit and eat a pint at once. The key to the Blood Type diet is eating the beneficial foods as much as you want, and limiting your intake of the foods that are on the "avoid" list (if you can't avoid them altogether). They actually break down the food categories (fruits, veggies, fish, etc.) and tell you which are good for you and which are bad for you according to your blood type. It took some time for me to get used to it (I'm not gonna lie), but it's been a big help to me.

No Dairy!!!!!! :tape:

Ah, yeah that wouldn't work for me as I love tea with milk....everynight. I love love love yogurt and cheese. Boy everything you tell me about this diet is saying everything I love is bad for me. :sobbing:

I went and looked up the book...I've definitely seen the book before....but I don't know where...I've seen so many books in my life. ;)

btw, here's the website for that book and diet.

http://www.dadamo.com/

bw2082
Jun 22nd, 2005, 05:50 AM
Just eat in moderation with smaller portion sizes and excercise. You don't need to restrict your diet. As for the good vs bad carbs, avoid white colored foods.

moon
Jun 23rd, 2005, 01:33 AM
No Dairy!!!!!! :tape:

Ah, yeah that wouldn't work for me as I love tea with milk....everynight. I love love love yogurt and cheese. Boy everything you tell me about this diet is saying everything I love is bad for me. :sobbing:

I went and looked up the book...I've definitely seen the book before....but I don't know where...I've seen so many books in my life. ;)

btw, here's the website for that book and diet.

http://www.dadamo.com/

lol@ no dairy.
This is what I was talking about, with flexibility. You could always use skim milk. :)
Your reaction is I suppose the reaction most people have to the diet. My sister reacted the same way. There are MANY options on the diet. For every food the book tells you to avoid, there are at least 4 or 5 choices for a substitute (like using mozzerella instead of cheddar).

Thanks for the website. did you look at the frequently asked questions? I found that section to be very interesting.

Rocketta
Jun 23rd, 2005, 03:51 AM
lol@ no dairy.
This is what I was talking about, with flexibility. You could always use skim milk. :)
Your reaction is I suppose the reaction most people have to the diet. My sister reacted the same way. There are MANY options on the diet. For every food the book tells you to avoid, there are at least 4 or 5 choices for a substitute (like using mozzerella instead of cheddar).

Thanks for the website. did you look at the frequently asked questions? I found that section to be very interesting.
hmmm, skim I don't know I love my can milk or half n half or flat out cream. :lol:

No I didn't look at the FAQ section but I will.