Special food requests becoming the norm...personal experience, lengthy

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Swiss cheesed this thread I see...cool

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What in the world?

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Bravo and congratulations! We have been vegetarian for 20 years and last 10 of that vegan. "China study" is our bible. We are in our 50 and not having any conditions or requiring any meds. You inspired me to give up the sugar and flour- thanks

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Great for you...Glad it worked..but I am not a proponent of cutting that much stuff out of my diet.  If I stopped eating....: gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, sugar and sweeteners. The only thing left is meat and vegetables and that is not a healthy diet in my mind. Fruits..but those contain sugars...so are they in or out???  The Food Pyramid is my guide and I am sticking to it. But thanks for sharing. I also don't believe in supplements...if you eat a properly balanced diet...but then again..who does that?

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Wow!  I am so impressed by your perseverance and dedication!!!  I hope you are proud of yourself for undertaking a HUGE lifestyle change and sticking with it, and THEN adding exercise on top of it!  BRAVO TO YOU!  And thank you for sharing your story Smiling

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Thanks, Banana!  All I have changed thus far is food choices - my exercise hasn't changed in the decade of innkeeping. Although I did start tracking all my activities with the fitbit back in the summer. I have been surprised just how many miles we innkeepers walk! And how many flights of stairs we climb. My actions aren't changed, now I just know track them.

 

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Banana, I thought it would take perseverance and dedication, but after three weeks, and the change in the way I felt, I no longer viewed it as an effort at all. Just a change in eating habits, not a diet, per se.

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You are not giving yourself the credit you deserve.  You changed 65 years of eating and recognized the difference it made in how you felt in a short amount of time.  And now you are adding exercise.  And YOU are taking control of your health, not relying on doctors and medication that we all know causes other, more serious, problems.  I'm sure that you have inspired those close to you to think twice about their food choices and lifestyles also.  Be proud! yes

 

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weve recently made some changes, but I am wary of cutting out too much dairy as worry about my bones - more fruit and veg and less fat is common sense advice for everyone!

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Great story!!   But my question is, what do you eat for breakfast?  What are great foods I can stock for a diet like yours?

Keep up the good work and welcome back to life!   (And how is your sister?)

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It is really important to me not to skip breakfast. And to avoid all processed foods when possible. And for breakfast, sometimes I have brown rice with black beans - I have even heated up a black bean or veggie burger from the night before's supper and found I enjoy them for breakfast; why not? Sometimes a green smoothie with almond or coconut milk, cinnamon, whatever veggies are on hand (spinach, kale, etc.) or I make it mostly fruit. More often I have a heart heathy serving (2 cups water, 3/4 cup oats ) of steel cut oat meal, made with water, cinnamon, 1 Stevia packet, and a bunch of whatever fruit is on hand. And maybe a few toasted walnuts. I have found that a green smoothie mid afternoon is a great pick-me-up - even better than a cup of coffee or tea. Sometimes I do flavor those late afternoon smoothies with coffee, depends upon what my mix of contents are. Thank goodness I really do like veggies...I have always, but now I actually crave a bowl of wilted spinach.  The vitamin B12 is to replace vitamins usually obtained through meat. I use almond milk and coconut milk now instead of cow's milk or soy milk. Now when I veer off course and indulge in some of the foods I have eliminated, the results are really interesting...milk and dairy, for instance causes a sinus-y hayfever type response for me now. At first I thought it was coincidence, but then I followed JJ Virgin's (Virgin Diet, she is a nutritionist) recommendations regarding elimination and reintroduction to discover that milk and dairy causes snot for me! When I eat meat, I feel like a slug now. I know this sounds unbelievable - cause had anyone told me such a change could make me feel so much better, I would never have believed them. I did it for the cholesterol issue. The increased energy, etc., are bonuses.

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they have said for a long time that you should avoid dairy when you have a snotty cold as it makes you make more mucus - so that makes sense when you think about it.

 

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BeachHouse, thanks for asking about my sister. After her hospital stay, we brought her back here for a few weeks for pampering and recovery. She has rallied strongly! And when I bought the books for myself, I purchased copies for her, too. So, we have changed our eating habits together...albeit from different ends of the state. We talk often and compare notes, share recipes, offer encouragement. She has not had to return to statins...and she is happy about her food changes.

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Mountain Inn wrote:

BeachHouse, thanks for asking about my sister. After her hospital stay, we brought her back here for a few weeks for pampering and recovery. She has rallied strongly! And when I bought the books for myself, I purchased copies for her, too. So, we have changed our eating habits together...albeit from different ends of the state. We talk often and compare notes, share recipes, offer encouragement. She has not had to return to statins...and she is happy about her food changes.

 

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I'm a careful dieter.  I haven't cut out animal protein.  Love eggs, meats, fish, poultry.  But I have upped the veggies, lost the butter and cream type fats and eat very carefully.  It really does make you feel better.

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