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post #61 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 01:21 AM
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Low fat isn't really healthy. Low fat things always have other crap (especially sugar) added in to attempt to make them palatable. Eating the right kinds of fat is essential - avocados, grass fed butter and lard, olive oil, duck fat, coconut oil - Yum!! Get rid of the seed oils like corn, soy, canola - those are highly processed and usually rancid by the time you buy them.

Which of these would you rather eat?

Avocado Oil, Cage‑Free Egg Yolks, Filtered Water, Organic Cage‑Free Whole Eggs, Organic Distilled White Vinegar, Organic Honey, Organic Mustard (Organic Mustard Seed, Distilled Organic Vinegar, Organic Spices), Salt, Organic Rosemary Extract.

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Water, modified corn starch*, soybean oil, vinegar, high fructose corn syrup*, egg whites, salt, sugar, xanthan gum*, lemon and lime peel fibers*, colors added*, lactic acid*, (sodium benzoate* calcium disodium EDTA) used to protect quality, phosphoric acid*, natural flavors.

This is a healthy mayo if (like me!) you don't want to make your own
Well if you didn't live so far away Hope I would send you some home made mayo. But the pic has prompted me to have a go at making it with Avo oil this weekend.

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The high sugar content of fruit is why, if you're trying to lose weight, you should only have 2 (maybe) 3 servings per day.

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I lost 20-25 pounds 7 years ago eating rice, lentil soup, and fruit, all as much as I wanted.

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I lost 20-25 pounds 7 years ago eating rice, lentil soup, and fruit, all as much as I wanted.
As long as your calorie intake is less than what you burn, you'll lose weight. But between the rice and the fruit, that's WAY to much sugar/carbs to be healthy. (You lost weight, but I'm going to guess that your blood sugar/glycemic index was off the charts.) And if that's the only stuff you were eating, it's not a balanced diet and missing a lot of essential nutrients.

I'm interested in a healthy, balanced diet, which includes a wide variety of foods in moderation. (Except beans, including lentils. Ugh, I hate lentils and chickpeas and kidney beans and lima beans... all beans, except green beans. Green beans are delicious.)

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As long as your calorie intake is less than what you burn, you'll lose weight. But between the rice and the fruit, that's WAY to much sugar/carbs to be healthy. (You lost weight, but I'm going to guess that your blood sugar/glycemic index was off the charts.) And if that's the only stuff you were eating, it's not a balanced diet and missing a lot of essential nutrients.

I'm interested in a healthy, balanced diet, which includes a wide variety of foods in moderation. (Except beans, including lentils. Ugh, I hate lentils and chickpeas and kidney beans and lima beans... all beans, except green beans. Green beans are delicious.)
I don't remember if I had my blood tested at that time. We were living in India then, and I just ate the food that was easily and affordably available.

I have had it tested when living in the US and eating a low fat, vegan diet, though. The numbers always looked good, like in the 70s and 80s for fasting blood sugar.

And that was eating lots of fruit and other carbs, like rice, beans, and potatoes, every day.

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I also sometimes slice up onion, garlic, and mushrooms and toss that with some grass fed butter/ghee and olive oil and roast that. OH MY!
Ooo, I am going to try that! Yum.

One of my FAVORITE things is onion fried in bacon grease. I could eat that all day. Sadly I am supposed to eat root veggies in moderation. Green leafy ones are what I am SUPPOSED to fill up on. I can fill up on a salad if it has grated cheese, avocados, walnuts, and lots of EVOO in it. Just the greens? No way.

I really have to look into the ghee. We have tons of asian grocery stores in our neighbourhood - the problem is I don't want to just go and buy any old kind, I want to research it first to figure out which uses real pure butter. The lady I get my raw milk from makes raw butter, I prefer that I've also made my own butter, so it isn't hard to make ghee from that too. If I didn't have to work I'd have time to do all that wonderful stuff in my kitchen! Like the mayo too!!

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Ooo, I am going to try that! Yum.

One of my FAVORITE things is onion fried in bacon grease. I could eat that all day. Sadly I am supposed to eat root veggies in moderation. Green leafy ones are what I am SUPPOSED to fill up on. I can fill up on a salad if it has grated cheese, avocados, walnuts, and lots of EVOO in it. Just the greens? No way.

I really have to look into the ghee. We have tons of asian grocery stores in our neighbourhood - the problem is I don't want to just go and buy any old kind, I want to research it first to figure out which uses real pure butter. The lady I get my raw milk from makes raw butter, I prefer that I've also made my own butter, so it isn't hard to make ghee from that too. If I didn't have to work I'd have time to do all that wonderful stuff in my kitchen! Like the mayo too!!
Yeah and that is the issue for a lot of people. I have worked out of the house 1 or 2 days a week for the last 5 plus years and have been cornered into working more this last 6 months, now doing 4 days a week. Even with a cleaner, a man that does a huge amount around the house and independent kids I am on the back foot. Luckily my current contract is only 3 months and then i will be firm about saying no to more work. TBH I would rather be at home doing more of the stuff listed above, growing veggies, cooking etc.

So the key is being organised, MrH and I love to cook together so some weekends we look at what veggies we have growing in abundance and then cook up batches of meals to freeze. Last week it was eggplant parmigiana, man it is so good We also freeze a lot of the veggies we grow so they are ready to use during the week, grated zucchini, spinach and herbs are good to have in the freezer. We even freeze tomatoes which work well in omelettes or oven roasted. We have a stand alone deep freeze in the Butlers pantry as well as a cellar so lots of storage room for our produce.

Oh and hand made butter is unbelievable good, far superior to even the organic store bought butter we buy.
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I really have to look into the ghee. We have tons of asian grocery stores in our neighbourhood - the problem is I don't want to just go and buy any old kind, I want to research it first to figure out which uses real pure butter. The lady I get my raw milk from makes raw butter, I prefer that I've also made my own butter, so it isn't hard to make ghee from that too. If I didn't have to work I'd have time to do all that wonderful stuff in my kitchen! Like the mayo too!!
I make my own ghee from butter. It's very easy, not that time consuming, and lasts a long time. I don't get raw milk - I'm just assuming that would be really expensive - but I get butter from Ireland where they don't finish the cattle on corn like we usually do in the US. So it's "mostly" grass fed - they may get some grain in winter.

Anyhow, I just melt several sticks of that in a large stainless steel pan (you want a pan where you can see the bottom easily, so not dark like cast iron). Keep that on the lowest temp possible and stir it around. It will start foaming on top. I usually remove the foam with a small strainer. Then at some point the foam is basically gone and you'll see milk particles at the bottom. As soon as they start to brown, take it off the heat.

Some people say they strain it through cheese cloth, but I just make a huge mess when I try to do that and it doesn't seem to matter anyhow - the milk particles all sink to the bottom regardless. So I pout that in a large glass measuring pitcher I have. Let that set/cool a little, any milk particles will sink to the bottom. Then pour it into wide mouthed mason jar(s). (Wide mouth so it's easy to get out!) I put that in the fridge.

It's great for cooking or using as butter. The only reasons I would pay someone to make the ghee for me would be if:
1. It's not more expensive than the grass fed butter
2. Someone in my family has a milk allergy - I'm not positive my homemade ghee is 100% milk protein free.
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Re: Lunch and breakfast ideas....

I have been making a huge pot of lamb stew on the weekend. I eat some for breakfast or lunch depending how I feel. It perfect for cold mornings.

4 Lamb shanks
4 large shiitake mushroom
4 large potatoes cut into huge cubes
6 large carrots cut into chunks
1 cup quinoa
3 cups chopped kale, added the last 1/2 of cooking
2 large sweet onion
garlic
2 box of organic chicken broth
1 bunch of thyme
gluten free soy sauce, housin, and
1/2 teaspoon five spice seasoning

Brown lamb in large pot and remove from pot. Add onions and garlic to caramelize to your liking. Then add lamb into pot with sprigs of thyme. Add the veggies and seasoning. Pour the broth over the whole lot. Turn up the stove and bring to a boil. Once it's boiling turn the stove down to low and leave simmering for 3 to 4 hours.

This is perfect for a slow cooker if you have one. It makes for a warm, filling breakfast or lunch.
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There is nothing wrong with being hungry. In fact, caloric restriction has been proven to extend life. Try intermittent fasting and calorie counting.
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There is nothing wrong with being hungry. In fact, caloric restriction has been proven to extend life. Try intermittent fasting and calorie counting.
My niece claims she's doing some kind of 'eat once a day' diet. She's also vegan, and bulimic, so I sure hope she knows what she's doing (she's also studying nutrition at university which staggers me, but I digress) I have read about 'fasting for a day' diets too, and I suppose the argument can be made that they have merit. Isn't something I'm trying anytime soon though. I just keep being led back to the fact that eating foods that are as close to their natural state as possible is just better all around. And listening to your body. I've been on my current eating system for just under 2 months and am just getting used to listening to the feeling of fullness. I do have to eat my lunch at work at a certain time, which is not ideal, but I'm learning how much I am really going to want at lunchtime and packing less and less.


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My niece claims she's doing some kind of 'eat once a day' diet. She's also vegan, and bulimic, so I sure hope she knows what she's doing (she's also studying nutrition at university which staggers me, but I digress) I have read about 'fasting for a day' diets too, and I suppose the argument can be made that they have merit. Isn't something I'm trying anytime soon though. I just keep being led back to the fact that eating foods that are as close to their natural state as possible is just better all around. And listening to your body. I've been on my current eating system for just under 2 months and am just getting used to listening to the feeling of fullness. I do have to eat my lunch at work at a certain time, which is not ideal, but I'm learning how much I am really going to want at lunchtime and packing less and less.
I only fast for 16 hours with an 8 hour eating window where I consume 1500 calories. I've been doing this for a year now. I weigh the same as I did as a 9th grader. I really recommend it.
Also, Macro counting is good.
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There is nothing wrong with being hungry. In fact, caloric restriction has been proven to extend life. Try intermittent fasting and calorie counting.
Protein restriction could be an alternative to calorie restriction in humans - Life Extension Update

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Well if you didn't live so far away Hope I would send you some home made mayo. But the pic has prompted me to have a go at making it with Avo oil this weekend.
Did it work? I would be very interested in your recipe. Have you ever made it with bacon grease?

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Did it work? I would be very interested in your recipe. Have you ever made it with bacon grease?
Yes I made some and it is delicious. Avo oil is quite expensive here so I only made a small batch. I am a veggo so don't eat bacon.

Am not near my recipe but ingredients for a basic mayo are eggs, oil, mustard, lemon juice, salt & pepper, Will do a quick google for.

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1 egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons sugar
Pinch sea salt
1 cup vegetable oil
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METHOD
Step 1
Blend or process egg, juice, mustard, sugar and salt until well combined.
Step 2
With the motor still running, add the oil in a slow, thin stream until the mixture is creamy and all the oil has been incorporated.
Step 3
Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
This came from taste.com.au I don't use sugar and sometimes use a different mustard. Only takes about 5 mins to make, I use a food processor so the biggest part is cleaning up but you can use a stick blender to make mayo.
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I am trying to cut back on my bread intake just a little...typically I will have one or two slices with breakfast than 2 or 3 with lunch. What ideas can you give for filling breakfasts and lunches...all ideas appreciated.

I like for lunch bringing cut up veggies which I have everyday..usually red peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc. but obviously need more than that as I hate feeling unsatisfied and hungry.

Often I bring a multigrain bun and a half of a bun with some peanut butter on it (essentially three pieces of bread) but decided today to just bring one bun only and brought some soup instead to make up for the other half a bun I like to eat as well.
I haven't read the posts in the thread, but my all time favorite go to breakfast is 1/2 an avocado, 2 hard boiled eggs and a small tomato diced with salt and pepper on all of it. It's keeps me full for about 4-5 hours. I absolutely love it. I eat that at least 3 times a week. Another favorite is scrambled eggs, spinach, mushrooms, garlic and feta. It's also very filling.

Try adding some fat to your cut up veggies to keep you more satisfied. You could add olives, mozzarella balls (or whatever cheese you like), nuts.

One of my favorite snacks to mix together is raw coconut flakes (no sugar), nuts and raisins (just a Tbsp since they are high in sugar and my body doesn't like that). It's also quite filling, and delicious.
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