(Closed) Eating Healthy – who is with me?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d suggest that you consult a nutritionist before you do this. It’s going to be tough to get all your nutrients this way. I’d especially recommend that you take vitamin B12 supplements unless you are eating lots of shellfish and eggs.  

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I stopped eating processed foods years ago. I do eat gluten, but I don’t eat anything with HFCS, I don’t drink anything with calories (except the occasional alcoholic drink), and I stopped eating meat. I also eat very little white carb, and if I do, it’s probably because I made the bread or cookies or whathaveyou myself. In total, I’ve lost 50 lbs, but the change in diet is only a small part of that and it’s been a slow process, but I really don’t pay attention to how much I eat.

My favorite cookbook is Veganomicon, which is Vegan, but I still use a lot of the recipes and modify to skip the crazy parts. Instead of faking the cheese, I just use cheese.

Good luck! It is an amazing feeling when you realize you are far enough below 200 that you can stop freaking out that you’ll accidentally hit that mark again.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ll eat healthy with you!  I’ve cut out white stuff like sugar, flour, pasta and rice.  I only eat brown rice, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, etc.  I also started drinking a green smoothie everyday.  They are quite tasty!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@bestbuddies:  Good! Other than B12, I didn’t have anything specific in mind. I just think it’s always a good idea to consult a nutritionist when you’re changing your diet drastically. 

I’m vegetarian (ovo-lacto) and recently found out that I’m quite deficient in B12. I used to take B12 supplements, but not as often as I should have. For reference, the recommended daily intake is around 3-4 mcg, my old supplements were 50 mcg, and my doctor has now put me on 1000 mcg supplements. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You can get B12 from nutritional yeast. Use it like you would parmesan.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@bestbuddies:  I want to be with you but its so hard to eat healthy. I am in school and work full time. We are trying to save $ left and right and I swear eating healthy is pricey. I been trying to cut sugar for the past 2 weeks and failing big time. I eat a huge sald with chicken for lunch and 1.5 hours later I am starving. I am trying to change but I think I need to take small steps.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I sorta did this. I have stopped eating processed foods, white breads, pasta, potatoes (except sweet potatoes) and sugar and have dropped quite a few pounds in January. Not really doing the gluten free part as I have no issues with it and I am working out at least 4 times a week and need the extra good grains (100% wheat toast, oatmeal etc) to keep me going at the gym! Good luck OP, its quite a change but you will notice a difference quickly!

Keep us posted on how you are doing!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh how I wish I could get on this train with you. Maybe baby steps?

What’s a good first step for doing this? Should I switch all pasta/bread to whole wheat/whole grain?

I tried the whole wheat pasta and Darling Husband hated it. Should I tell him to suck it up?

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