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  • kadi
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    When my mom got IC (after me), we printed out the IC diet from the handbook & put it on her fridge. As she tested things out, she wrote "yes" or "no" on the fridge list. My dad that way was able to cook for her without having to pepper her with questions. And he had a list to take to the grocery store for shopping. *Yes, my dad is the grocery shopper & chief chef in their house

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  • mirmir
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    Wow that sounds like a great idea. I think I might have to try that. I do find when I go shopping for food I tend to forget that my hubby and kids can still eat what they want and have to go back for more stuff.

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  • almaarlt
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    I’ve done the same thing with food. I’ve put stickers on the IC-safe food, so even if my boyfriend is cooking he knows what I can have. I did the same thing with recipes – I put the IC-safe ones in a special folder. And, as someone else said, it’s a lot easier to open ‘my’ cupboard and not see all his yummy but forbidden goodies like chocolate and tomatoes.

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  • chainsaw
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    Thanks Donna! That helps.
    Kim

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  • ICNDonna
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    1) Jasmine Tea (I got this in China, so I have no idea what is in it, I assume just Jasmine Tea) I WOULDN'T TRY IT!
    2) Package Ice Cream Cones PROBABLY OKAY, BUT TRY A LITTLE BIT FIRST.
    3) Cornmeal PROBABLY OKAY
    4) Velvetta Cheese IT'S PROCESSED SO SHOULD BE OKAY
    5) Jell-O mix I WOULDN'T
    6) Pudding Mix NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME
    7) Powder Sugar OKAY UNLESS YOU'RE GOING SUGAR FREE
    8) Corn Starch NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME
    9) Pancaske Mix USUALLY NOT A PROBLEM
    10) Flour (all-purpose) USUALLY OKAY
    11) Marshmellows OKAY UNLESS YOU'RE ON SUGAR RESTRICTION
    12) Green Beans OKAY
    13) Wheat Germ ?????
    14) Ritz Crackers (Regular & Vegetable) I DON'T DO THE VEGETABLE
    15) American Cheese (white and yellow-I don't have the package so I can read it) AMERICAN IS PROCESSED CHEESE SO SHOULD BE OKAY
    16) Apples I CAN HAVE GOLDEN DELICIOUS AND FUJI
    17) Green Peppers USUALLY OKAY

    Hope this helps.

    Donna

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  • chainsaw
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    I went through my cupboards & fridge

    Hi All,

    Just wanted to let you all know that I went through my cupboads and fridge this morning and my oh my, I could not believe what I found was on the NO No list. I found a total of 74 items that were NO NO's. 17 items that were OK and 16 items that I am not sure about. I am going to lsit the ones I am not sure about and if any of you out there know about these PLEASE let me know.
    Items I was not sure about:
    1) Jasmine Tea (I got this in China, so I have no idea what is in it, I assume just Jasmine Tea)
    2) Package Ice Cream Cones
    3) Cornmeal
    4) Velvetta Cheese
    5) Jell-O mix
    6) Pudding Mix
    7) Powder Sugar
    8) Corn Starch
    9) Pancaske Mix
    10) Flour (all-purpose)
    11) Marshmellows
    12) Green Beans
    13) Wheat Germ
    14) Ritz Crackers (Regular & Vegetable)
    15) American Cheese (white and yellow-I don't have the package so I can read it)
    16) Apples
    17) Green Peppers

    Thank You for all your help!
    Kim

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  • ICNDonna
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    If you are okay with cinnamon, a tiny bit really enhances the flavor of blueberries.


    Donna

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  • Julie B
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    Hi Kim

    That is a coping strategy that we used to suggest to people in the weight management program that I worked for a few years ago. That way, when you are hungry, you only look in your spot, and are less likely to be tempted by the rest of the family's food.

    I have to say, my husband bought a ton of strawberries last weekend and the family has been eating them night & day..... ...I am SO glad they are gone. That is one food I just can't play around with...nadda, zilch, nope, no way.........and I LOVE strawberries..........

    Oh I have to stop, just writing about them makes me want them..........off to get some frozen blueberries instead.......lol

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  • ICNDonna
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    I haven't done that, but I think it could be a good idea, at least until you become accustomed to the IC diet. It does get to be second nature almost over time.

    Sending encouraging hugs,
    Donna

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  • Roxie2007
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    Hi there,
    I don't see why that wouldn't work. Some of the things you might be able to eat a little of or may they may not bother you at all. The IC diet works great but it is trial and error. If dividing the foods into groups works for you that will be great! Good luck to you! Roxie

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  • chainsaw
    started a topic Starting the IC Diet

    Starting the IC Diet

    Sorry if this has already been asked and answered.

    I had a friend (she is allergic to Gluten" suggest to me to go through the cupboards and then what is NOT IC Friendly to either toss it (if it has been open), give it away (if it has not been open) OR put that stuff in one cupboard and then the stuff I CAN have into another cupboard. I was just wondering if anyone else has done this and did it work?

    Thanks,
    Kim
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