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Monday, July 9th, 2012
9:30 pm

Hi everybody. I had been looking around communities for a while, wanting to find a very active community commited to health ideas, tips, stories, and inspiration. I didnt find one, although there may be one out there.

I decided to create one in hopes of having a good active community, if you any of you all have any interest, i invite you to join me!
Hope to see you there.


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Sunday, April 24th, 2011
1:23 am - Eating for One

 Even though my mindset of, I can eat whatever I want, disappeared like so much chocolate cake as soon as I'd delivered my baby, I have noticed that the physical habits that were caused by that mindset are not so easily dismissed. I've been so used to going back for seconds, eating when I was really more bored than hungry and chalking it up to the baby being hungry, all these things are going to bite me in my baby-weight booty if I'm not careful. I need to go back to the technique of letting my brain tell me when I'm full, not my emotions. After a reasonable serving of dinner, when the hunger has left the belly, but the desire to eat has not, it's a mental exercise to start telling myself, again, that no, you don't need to go back for seconds/thirds/etc., have a glass of diet coke if you're really still wanting to put something in your mouth. And it works. I had another half a glass of diet coke, and got up from the couch to get the laundry out of the dryer instead of eating more delicious home made mexican food. Now that I have enough distance from the meal, time-wise, I can tell that I'm not at all still hungry, that I was either thirsty or just wanting something in my mouth, because the soda did the trick. 

Since I still can't really work out, I have to be very mindful about what I'm eating, because my postpartum weight loss has plateaued at 201 (that's a 15lb loss since delivery), and I have another 50lbs to go before I'm at my goal weight. 

current mood: tired

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Thursday, October 30th, 2008
1:33 pm

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Sunday, May 18th, 2008
6:16 pm - Healthy recipes websites?

What sites does everyone typically use for healthy recipes? I usually use Prevention Magazine: http://buzz.prevention.com/show for recipes and exercise tips, which are great. Any other suggestions? 

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Sunday, April 27th, 2008
7:50 pm - book about diet & skin

Has anyone read "Forget The Facelift" by Doris Day? It's all about how diet and lifestyle affect your skin (and your general health). It's gets into biology which is really interesting and she talks to you like a normal person, not like a cheesy help book. She also discusses everything from exercise to homemade skin care remedies to Botox and other chemicals. I could've done without the little makeover section and the "pearls of wisdom", but otherwise I think it's a helpful read.

On a sidenote, I wish this community had tags - that would be really helpful as there are only a few favorites listed. Are the mods still around?

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008
5:19 pm - Blood Type Diet Takes Evolutionary Leap
steveokeefe I have permission from Broadway Books to distribute an excerpt from the revolutionary new book, "The GenoType Diet," by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, author of the blockbuster bestseller, "Eat Right 4 Your Type."

Dr. D'Adamo helped millions of people achieve better health through eating properly for their blood type. In "The GenoType Diet," his work takes an evolutionary leap. Based on years of research into human genetics, "The GenoType Diet" is a sophisticated approach to healthy eating and weight loss based on six common genetic profiles. Why six?

"Why are there four blood types," the author asks. He didn't make up these profiles -- they naturally surface through analysis of vast amounts of data connecting blood type, disease, and genetics. The six "GenoTypes" derive from genetically-encoded survival strategies that cause some people to hoard fat, others to be allergic to grains, others to have trouble digesting dairy products, and so on.

"The GenoType Diet" will help you quickly determine your GenoType using a simple questionnaire. Then Dr. D'Adamo provides nutritional guidance based on your genetic tendencies that can silence genes that trigger disease or weight gain while encouraging genes that boost immune response, retard aging, and so on.

The science behind gene stimulation and retardation is called "methylation" -- coating genes through diet to make them harder or easier to express. The excerpt I'm distributing explains how methylation works and how it relates to human nutrition.

You'll find the excerpt from "The GenoType Diet" at the following URL, or send me email and I will reply with the text -- and *only* the text -- no file attachments or opt-in mailing list jive:


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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
7:54 pm - book review?

Has anyone read the book that is making a buzz, Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous? Just wondering if it's any good / better than the many "hip chick" nutrition books out there. Thoughts? I found this person's review interesting, but I'll have to read it to see what it's all about.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
6:58 pm

hi... i'm new to this communitiy so here is my story...i have to loose at least 10kg (around 21 pound i think but i'm not sure)... and i have a problem... last year i weight about as much as i do now... so i decided to loose some weight and i did... in a little over two months... and it resulted in loosing my period (which i have regularly since i was 12) and other not so nice things.... i panicked and started eating as before and now i'm back where i began.. so i want to know how fast can i loose 10 kg without taking risk... in six months?... and also how should i do it... cause i don't  want to go back to counting every calorie and feeling guilty for eating over 1000 a day... and obviously i don't want to gain weight again.... so my plan is something like this.... in the mornings just fruit and maybe some yougurt.... lunch (and by lunch i mean the main meal of the day): whatever there is... dinner: fruit, yougurt, some bread, cereals,.... snacks and sweets: as little as possible... at least half an hour of walking/running a day and aerobics twice a week.... so... how does it sound?

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Sunday, January 27th, 2008
9:16 pm - back to basics

I've been getting really frustrated lately that I can't seem to get back to losing weight. Part of it is starting to workout every day again, and so far it's been 2 weeks of pretty good every day gym action. But the dieting thing is still so hard, what I need to do is get back to what I was doing when I first lost like, 15 pounds in 4 months. I was eating the exact same thing for lunch every day, and the same thing for breakfast, and then working out for an hour after work and not worry about dinner too much. That worked for me. I didn't have to think about what I was going to eat or making healthy choices cause it was all laid out the night before. The trouble is that at my new office we eat out all the time. Looks like I'm gonna have to start summoning the will power to eat the lunches I bring. Maybe start not eating in tthe kitchen so that I'm not tempted by all the chips and stuff.

Cause even though my birthday is coming up and I want to be hot for that, I'm more worried about bathing suit season that is coming up and being SUPER hot for that. I am SOO close to where I want to be, It bugs the crap out of me that I keep eating so much shit and not working out. I've been doing pretty well for working out, so I'm feeling good about that. Now it's time to just focus on myself and the goal that I have. Bah. No more junk food.

current mood: determined

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
12:41 am

Happy 2008, everyone! This being my first post, I'll just do a brief introduction- I'm 22, recent college grad, violinist and teacher, and soon to be employed at the restaurant Quaker Steak and Lube, which definitely does NOT offer much in the way of health food fare. As for my diet, I usually make an effort to keep it "balanced," but in truth, I've only ever done guess work, taking food groups into account but never calories, carbs, proteins, vitamins, minerals, etc. I have to admit that I also do a lot of mindless munching, and as a result I have become increasingly overweight, beginning in my early teen years. I'm at the point where I'm afraid that if this downward spiral continues I'll soon be facing obesity, chronic back and joint pain, heart disease, etc.

I'm here because I really want to commit to a lifestyle shift that includes changing my diet so that I am consuming the healthiest foods possible- but I need tons of information in order to be able to do so! If anyone has any good sources, online or in print, to recommend so that I can plan to make this shift, please let me know! I'd also like to hear peoples' success stories. In the meantime, I'll be browsing other posts for information!

Many thanks to everyone! Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Sunday, December 30th, 2007
6:33 pm - Eating like a hot chick

I just finished reading this awesome book called How to Eat Like a Hot Chick. I've been putting the strategies into place for the last day and a half, and while it's still forcing me to make changes in how I eat and live, they are good changes. The main idea is to live life in balance, and to remember how hot you are no matter what, and then treat yourself accordingly. Would a hot chick stuff herself with junk food? Nope. I've been snacking on roasted almonds, frozen yogurt, and putting parmesan cheese on pretty much everything. I had salmon, rice and pees for dinner, and I burned 300 calories at the gym this afternoon. As the new year comes up, I'm trying to remember that every little bit counts, like doing bicep curls while I watch tv. And I'm pinpointing my weaknesses and coming up with ways to fight them, like drinking tea as a way to combat my midnight munchies -- it gives my mouth and hands something to do. 2008 -- and my 25th year -- is going to be the best year so far, I'm going to make it that way. I have goals and I will reach them.

current mood: cheerful

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
12:58 pm

Had a very lovely lunch today. I could have done without the sodium in the chips, but they were within my calorie count, so it's okay. I'm am making my new motto: "Create new habits for yourself". Rather than staying stuck in the habits that have controlled my life since I was a kid, I'm taking charge of being an adult now, and doing what's best for me even if it's not the easiest thing in the world. That's part of being a grown up.

So, new habits like, not eating dessert after every meal. Not eating late at night, drinking more water, etc. Slow and sure.

current mood: determined

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Monday, December 17th, 2007
11:43 pm - Ayurvedic eating

Has anyone tried eating according to their type in Ayurveda? If so, have you found it beneficial? My mom is doing this and has noticed a number of benefits, but I haven't started.

Also, does this community not have any tags? Nothing shows up for me and there are only a few entries in the favorites.

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3:31 pm - The Zone

I've done The Zone before, and it's actually the only "diet" that I've ever really liked. It seems to be the simplest one I've come across, the recipes are easy and delicious and pretty common sense. And it's a lot of food. Basically, you get yourself a portion of protein about the size and thickness of the palm of your hand, fill up most of the rest of your plate with veggies and fruit, and add a dash of good fats -- nuts, avocado, olive oil -- to help absorb nutrients and add flavor. I've decided to start doing it again, I need something to keep my butt in line as far as what I'm eating. I've been really dissapointed with my performance lately, I haven't been doing very well at all, and actually, joining this message board is part of that. I need all the help I can get to stay motivated.


current mood: determined

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Sunday, December 16th, 2007
12:54 am - Sulfites...oh lordee!

Hi there I am new to this community and am sitting here itching as i type because I have a severe sensitivity to sulfites (I had gastric bypass 3 years ago and it literally takes me 1 bite of something and bam...hivesa) and had a lemon bar with confectioners sugar on it and wham...it was made with fresh lemon so I was like "yea I can have one" not realizing powdered sugar has cornstarch in it!!! Damn!!!

I am so grateful to find this place and all the info about sulfites!!!

Thank you so much,

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Friday, December 14th, 2007
5:40 pm

I am just looking for support in weight loss.

I am 5'6",  about 150 lbs and my goal weight is 130 lbs. My body mass index is 23.40, which is on the brink of being overwieght.

My boyfriend loves my figure, but he can't stand to hear me complain about my weight. It is starting to cause problems in our relationship. I am just not used to it, being that I was always a twig. Now, with all this extra luggage I have never had before, I feel like I am letting myself go a little too much!

I am not one who counts calories or weighs myself religiously on a scale. I only want to measure the loss by seeing my pants fall off my hips and my shirts looking too big (that is how I weigh myself). Towards the end, when I fit into the pants size I want to fit into (5/6 or 7/8 in misses, 4-6 in womens) is when I actually step on a scale. I want a healthy weight too, and 130 lbs. is in that range. Anythnig less than 125 would make me or even my boyfriend worry.

I am attempting to find other busy moms or women to buddy up with online. If you know of any free sites that help promote healthy weight loss that would be appreciative too!

current mood: calm

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12:45 pm - new year's resolutions?

I know it's early, but is anyone thinking of their healthy eating resolutions yet? Mine are:
to make my own food to take to school. I have class 2 days a week, so I'll bring breakfast and lunch (I have to wake up at 5am!).
to not skip breakfast or mess up my eating schedule just because I have a lot to do. The past 2 months I've been horrible at this and I think I actually lost weight. Not good!

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Sunday, November 25th, 2007
11:57 am - Veggie Cuisine

Veggie Meal Plans - a blog full of healthy vegetarian recipes, with yummy pictures.

Vegetarian Holiday Foods - Surviving the holidays! Recipes and tips for a veggie Thanksgiving or Xmas. (Even more stuff here.)

I know we're not all vegetarian (I'm certainly not, although I've stopped eating cow recently), but these are still pretty useful when it comes to healthy meal planning.

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Saturday, November 24th, 2007
5:57 pm - Food tracking websites

Has anyone had good luck using websites like SparkPeople to maintiain/slightly gain weight? Anyone have suggestions for sites for this? I just graduated from college, and in the six months I've been cooking on my own I've gradually dropped from the middle/high end of healthy weight to the low end...so I really need a way to pay more attention and nip this in the bud before it becomes an issue.


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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
6:05 pm - Sharing a free tool that helps to maintain your weight
marthyvp Hello,

I'd  like to share with you this BMR calculator. BMR  (Basal Metabolic Rate) is an estimate of how many calories your body needs to maintain its current weight. I have seen many BMR calculators, but the cool thing about this one is that it can be installed in your favourite networking site or blog for free.

You can install if from here: http://www.tlbc.ca/resources-article-details.php?ID=12

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