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  • 25 "healthy" foods that aren't!

    I love the "Eat This Not That" books and newsletter and the one today is shocking!!! You just won't believe the "healthy foods" that big restaurant chains sell that are 1300 or 1400 calories. One spinach omelet had the saturated fat equivalent to four bars of butter. I mean.. OMG... no wonder so many people are struggling with their weight. This is outright sabotage! Check this out.

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  • #2
    Very interesting!

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    • #3
      eat this not that

      Ugh!!! My blood pressure went up just reading this!


      • #4
        Thanks Jill for the info....I just emailed my family/friends the link while they're still young enough to change their ways. This is terrible.
        Never heard of IC til suspected....Never knew so many suffer from it. Praying for a cure. I've found can you...keep the hope.

        11/2007 IC Symptoms began during recovery of surgery for bladder susp & hysto: painful/urge/freq urination up to 50 times a day, pain walking, even water hurts.
        8/2009 Susp IC; 1/2010 Treatment began; 2/2010 Diag PFD, PT, Surg remove mesh; 5/2010 Surg, 2nd bladder repair, vag vault/sm int prolapse repair, IC confirmed in surg; 7/2010 Diag Candida Esophagitis, Gastritis, Diviticulosis, Gallstones,
        8/2010 Surg gallbladder
        TREATMENTS (updated 4/15)
        IC Diet since 8/2009 (Able to vary 4/15)
        Heparin/Lidocaine/Bicarb/Kenalog Instills 1xDay
        Aloe Vera Capsules, (2) 2xDay, Loratadine 1xDay
        Pantoprazole, Prelief, Pyridium up to 3xDay, Premarin Cream 3xWeek
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        Gabapentin 12/2011 worked well *, Macrodantin 100mg after instill*, Probiotics*, PT-PFD*, Valium Vag Suppositories: Cyclo/diaz/lido, 10/5/62.5mg *
        PROB MEDS: Elavil, up to 50mg 1/2011 ret&hbp, Urelle ret, Vesicare ret


        • #5
          Thank you Jill. Forget the calories, just look at the sodium in that junk! It's no wonder so many have high BP. Calories you can work off, but the sodium is another issue. For most of you, sure you have become label readers. ANYTHING that is labeled low fat has other stuff, like lots of salt or sugars, to make it taste better. Pre-prepared frozen meals are absolutely criminal. Label reading is my new hobby, and have given up on anything that is pre-prepared. At least they disclose it on the nutrition labels, and it is up to us as consumers to toss it back on the shelf.

          Fast food, restaurant food is more difficult. You don't have that label. And you are right, a simple salad with chicken can be a week's worth of sodium, and a day or two worth of calories. ARGHH. So frustrating. Jill, wife of Bob


          • #6
            Thank you Jill! This is simply amazing. WOW.

            @bob04951 - I like you have pretty much removed anything pre-prepared from our household. We make everything from scratch. We have learned how to make everything we need and alter old recipes to fit our needs.

            My daughter moved back home after her father died 6 months ago and has lost 50 pounds (she has more to go) simply due to her change in diet. We make her plate and do all of the cooking. She eats portions that I eat and is not left hungry.

            Her attention span has improved (she is ADHD), her teenaged face is having less break outs, her body odor is improving, and her general attitude is more even tempered. Even more amazing is her energy level - she is having increase in energy since moving back home.

            I believe this has a great deal to do with her diet. I do not think most Americans have a clue just how important their diet is to their overall health. I know prior to all of this I did not. Having made the hard changes, we (hubby and I) see the improvements. Too bad it is not easier to share this information and get others to believe it works and is not as hard as it seems.

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            Diagnosed IC 4-2009
            Diagnosed Fibromyalgia/CFS/Carpel Tunnel 6/2011
            Diagnosed Lupus 2/2012

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            Elmiron 100 MG 3 times a day
            Premarin Vaginal Cream
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            Ultram 200mg/day
            Ultram 50mg tablets for breakthrough pain
            Gabapentin 300 mg 3 times a day
            Amitriptyline 50 mg at bedtime

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            **Considering Interstim Implant this fall (2011)**


            • #7
              Very Interesting indeed! Thanks!

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              • #8
                Good for you Ragnar, and sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like you are on the right track with daughter. My son was "dx" ADHD way back in the early 80's and I fought against them (the school system) wanting to give him drugs. He was bored! We went to an all natural elimination diet back then and he was better. Yeah, he had a rough time through his teen years, but he has learned to control any issues he has, which was more emotional/anger control, and is quite successful these days as an independent 28 yo. He very well knows that junk food pushes his buttons. So very glad your daughter is doing well, and the diet is good for you as well. (Misery loves company LOL). You tell her to hang in there, her self esteem must be soaring! And hope you are feeling better with the diet. Love junk food, but we just don't do it. You can make your own "junk" at home eliminating the bad stuff.

                Oh, by the way, if you can find Amy's White frozen pizza at a store, it is really pretty good to scratch that itch. It's pretty low carb and healthy and nothing in there to hurt your tender bladder. Good luck to you and your daughter. Take care. Jill, wife of Bob