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Comment by Pat on February 28, 2015 at 9:36am
Felaine, your summation on carbs is 100% correct!
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 28, 2015 at 9:24am

I think you have it right Felaine.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 28, 2015 at 9:18am

Spud, there is a major difference between "simple" carbs and "complex" carbs. Fresh fruits and veg, whole grains, and the like are "complex" carbs, and are metabolized much slower than "simple" carbs (white rice, most breakfast cereals, refined sugars, anything made with white flour, and so on.)  If you stay with complex carbs as much as possible, and eat proteins and some fat...you should lose weight without feeling hungry...until it's time for a real meal.

Eating fatty foods sounds counterintuitive, but things like bacon and eggs are just fine any time of the day...or night.

Simple carbs are metabolized much more rapidly; they kick your blood sugar WAY up, and then it drops almost as fast, and you're hungry again. (Brown sugar is fine, if you need surgar in a recipe to give baked goods some "body." ) I've been using sucralose/ Splenda for 15 years in my tea, baked egg custard, and things like that.  Or you can go to the Splenda web site for some good recipes,

People are still taken in by "low fat" foods, and they don't do Jack Schidt.  It's the white bread in hamburger buns that are the main fast-food culprit...NOT the meat and cheese..

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 28, 2015 at 9:18am

I love BLT sandwiches, but go long periods without because I forget to buy one or more of the ingredients, and because I'm lazy about making them.

I just had a BLT salad this morning.  Yum, Yum, Yum!  

I made one two days ago also.  They seem easier to make than sandwiches, and not as messy to eat.

I cut everything into bite sized pieces, including the bread, and eat it with a spoon.  I just ran-out of mayonnaise, and am nearly out of bacon, so just put them on my shopping list.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 28, 2015 at 7:34am

Dehydrated pear chips are probably much better for you than a lot of snacks.

The first few weeks I was on the Atkins diet, I eliminated close to all carbohydrates, except for a fair amount of pears, apricots, and strawberries that were ripening in my garden.  I lost weight rapidly, even eating those natural carbohydrates.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 28, 2015 at 7:25am

I hear you, Spud. I'm an "all evening nibbler", mostly on my homemade dehydrated pear chips. Lots of sugar in each bite, but I rationalized by saying the roughage is good for me. I alternate between sweet and salty snacks.

It's all quite normal to snack like this, even after we've eaten a big meal. Perhaps the trick is to ban all such snacky items from the house. Easier said than done! Good luck to you.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 27, 2015 at 12:35pm

If I eat something, no matter what time of day, my body wants to eat more & more & more until I'm stuffed.  I don't get near as tempted to eat when I fast the entire day.

If I skip breakfast, I will eat more later in the day, even up to bedtime.  That negatively impacts my sleep, and sometimes gives me acid reflux.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 27, 2015 at 7:36am

Spud, I can understand how difficult it must be. In fact, I don't know how you can go a whole day without eating. Wouldn't just skipping breakfast be enough? Dr. Mercola calls it "intermittent fasting". I know it takes every bit of will power I can muster up not to nibble on a piece of chocolate or cookie on my "off days".

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 26, 2015 at 10:47am

Randy, I've started fasting every other day again in order to loose fat.  It's the only way I've found that works for me.  It's easier to do that than any other plan, but the temptation is still there, especially when I pass through the kitchen.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 26, 2015 at 7:24am

Why are you fasting, Spud? I've been "sugar fasting" on odd days, but not to lose weight. Just seeing if I can do it!

 

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