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Old 09-01-2008, 04:12 PM
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Hello ladies! I found this great article on DR Oz. Check it out!

One portion of macaroni and cheese. One slice of chocolate cake. One pair of svelte black pants. Do some very simple, if highly emotional, addition and subtraction, and you arrive at a whole new way to see yourself.

The first documented instance of my distorted body image is an entry in my fourth-grade journal. "I just ate three cookies," it says. "I feel fat."

There is no way that I actually was; my jeans, although dorky, fit just fine. Nevertheless, the disconnect grew worse as puberty approached—especially in eighth grade, when the body mass index (BMI) entered my life. This is a formula that tells you whether you need to drop pounds—and while it's generally reliable, it doesn't take body composition into account. At 5'4" and 140 pounds, I'm close to the overweight category, but that's only because I've got heavy bones and a sprinter's thighs. Every time I calculate my BMI I get angry at myself, even though I'm aware that I am in good shape.

But what do feelings have to do with numbers? Most women know that it is possible to immediately gain 15 pounds by eating one pint of Ben & Jerry's. And when it comes to your butt (which can enlarge six sizes in the wrong pair of jeans), the rules of physics no longer apply. We need a better way to quantify these fluctuations—a formula that goes beyond your BMI and calculates the feel of overweight. So I propose the personal body image index (PBII).

The general idea is as follows: Start with your weight. Subtract seven pounds if you have just worked out. Add five if you've single-handedly finished a plate of guacamole and chips; four for macaroni and cheese; six for death-by-chocolate cake. Subtract ten if people nearby are fatter than you. If you're wearing black pants, subtract two; if in a bathing suit, add eight. If you are more than seven years older than the group average or are surrounded by bikini-clad undergraduates with toned stomachs and cellulite-free thighs, add 20.

I don't advocate letting the PBII dictate how you live your life; it could turn you into one of those people who spend their beach time camouflaging their lower halves with sarongs. But once you acknowledge that the PBII exists, you can take steps to improve your score. Some suggestions:

Hang out with people older than you, preferably much older. This has three benefits:
(a) You probably have fewer varicose veins than they do.

(b) Truly old people are inspiring; they tend not to give a damn about what they look like in bathing suits.

(c) Except for my elderly neighbor, who once greeted me by announcing that I'd gained weight in my face, older people are usually effusive with compliments. My friend Luba, who lived to 99, used to tell me how beautiful I was every time I saw her, even though she was blind.

Watch those college girls on the beach. Notice how often they adjust their bikinis and glance at themselves in other people's sunglasses. They are totally insecure. Granted, they are probably also judging you, but still—I find their self-doubt liberating. Isn't there some cosmic limit on how much body insecurity the universe can handle?

Embrace the bikini now: "Look how skinny I was!" my mother says every time she sees a picture of herself from the 1970s. "I thought I was so fat. I was 130 pounds." My mother, now 66, is living proof that you should do everything in your power to enjoy your body as it is right now so you never have to look at an old photograph of yourself and wish you'd spent more time in a two-piece bathing suit.

When it comes to my own PBII, I still have a way to go. It doesn't take too much extra chocolate to convince me that I should never be allowed to wear shorts. But recognizing the illogical logic behind my self-image helps me to control it better. And by my calculations, that's worth subtracting at least five pounds.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:06 PM
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A sensible well rounded diet is absolutely the best way to go!Complementing healthy eating with nutritional, detoxification and weight management supplements can enhance positive results.

For example, I know from experience your body needs to be in proper hormonal and PH balance, or anything you do will be sabotaged!

Also when eating sensibly, to eat 5-6 times per day and don't cut down on carbs for too long. This will keep body in "metabolizing" mode, and prevent starvation mode from setting in. Sometimes hard to stick to, which is why I keep my fat fighters and other supplements to assist me in my goals.

Recently I learned also about Food Induced Thermogenesis, where certain foods can actually assist the body burn fat.Here is a list of top thermogenic foods:

Cayenne Pepers
Hot Peppers
Chili Sauce/Mustard
Ice Water
Grean Tea (cold or hot)
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Brussel Sprouts
Vinagrette Dressing
Berries (low glycemic)
Pumpernickel Bread

Helps to reduce fat deposits, rid body of toxins and keep body in fat metabolizing mode!

Fad diets actually can make you worse off..so definitely agree to stick with eating healthy, organic foods and it will change the way you crave!
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:47 PM
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This diet is very similar to the diet I was on when I had gestational diabetes. I didn't gain any weight my last 3 months of pregnancy. It was a little different from this but very easy. It's a sensible diet that if most people followed would be pretty healthy.

I follow this:

On half your plate you put green veggies, low starch kind like spinach, salad, green beans, things like that. On 1/4 of your plate you put a lean meat, not fried or with sugary marinades. The other 1/4 of your plate is a carb or a starch like rice or potatoes or whole grain noodles. Bad starches were ok if it's your only choice but for the most part, choose whole grains. In a small bowl next to your plate, have a half piece of fruit or a small whole fruit, about 1/2 cup.
For a snack choose one or two servings of fruit with nuts, p-butter or some other protein.
I really like this diet and yes, I still eat sugar and desserts on occasion!
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by elfinsnow

Ok- due to popular demand (LOL) I am going to just post this here.

This is the diet from my mother`s nutritionist that I am on. My mother went from 200 to 130 in 5 months on this- it was prescribed for her diabetes.

It`s really quite simple. Get a notebook - and write down the Meal Allowances. Then - plan each meal accordingly- and write what you had! The good news is- your not giving up pasta, or meat, or anything. Just changing portions and rationing it!

The numbers are the "servings" of each catagory per meal. Ex- Breakfast- 2 starch = a bowl of cereal, 1 milk- milk for cereal, 1 fat- not needed this meal. I save the fruit for mid morning snack. (Yes you need snacks- mid morn, mid afternoon, evening.)

Feel free to switch around if you`d like. Example- Morning`s milk can be for lunch. Dinner`s fruit can be for evening snack)

Here is the Meal Plan-

Breakfast- 2 (servings)starch/1 (serving) fruit/1 milk/ 1 fat (I save the fruit for midmorn snack)

Midmorning snack- something from breakfast- or free food

Lunch- 2 starch/2 meat/1 veggie/1 fruit/1 fat (Fruit saved for afternoon snack, or 1 meat and have a low fat string cheese)

Afternoon snack- something from lunch- or free food

Dinner- 2 starch/3 meat/ 2-3 veggie/ 1 fruit/ 2 fat

Evening Snack -1 starch/1 milk
This is the same as the food list I have:
The only thing missing is the free foods- you can eat these whenever and as much as you want (Within reason of course!)- celery, cilantro, cucumbers, unsweetened dill pickles, horseradish, onions. peppers, radishes, salad greens, cranberries, rhubarb, sasa, sugar free jello, calorie free soft drink, coffee, tea.

Also- try to use low fat foods, lean meats,and whole grains, and drink mega water. And- Don`t forget to exercise!!!
Hope this helps!![img]smileys/smiley17.gif[/img]


PS- I am only on day 2- but its gone great so far. I lost 2 lbs yesterday, and I haven`t been hungry at all. It`s more than I am used to eating- just spread out. I never ate breakfast, and snack was just at bedtime. I guess it`s easier to burn spread out.
Thanks... Great looking diet!! it reminds me of the old WW before the point system....

I have a question..... what catagory would you use for beans, legumes???
I'd say starch? am I correct?

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Old 12-21-2008, 08:57 PM
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When I had gestational diabetes we did carb counting. 30g carb for breakfast, 45 for lunch and dinner, 15 for each snack. The first we I actually lost 7 lbs. After that I never gained any weight. However, after having the baby I didn't stick to the diet and gained the weight back. Now I have to start it again, it is not really a diet, just a change of habits. You exercise portion control, you can still eat most of what you want.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:35 AM
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I totally agree, a change of habits. I'm working on getting my eating back to this diet after the baby as well.
Old habits are hard to break!!
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:08 PM
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I would like to know more info on the diabetic diet I would like to know is there a menu that I can go by .
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:56 AM
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yeah that's true that's most nutritionist helps you to plan.
but the fuzz is you have to measure every bit of the food that you are going to cook.

so there are some pros and cons of this system

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Old 07-21-2009, 05:35 AM
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I want to know about it too, i supposed it eliminates sugar[img]smileys/smiley17.gif[/img]
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:37 AM
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There are many names for the same diet. Eliminate sugar and bready products (since bread turns into sugar immediately).
Doesn't mean you can't have a tortilla or slice of bread once or twice a week, butjust those 2 little changesdoes wonders for the body.

It's not bad for the body because you continue to get carbohydrates in many other forms through food you eat, if you are eating lots of fruits/veggies/nuts/legumes, think fresh, live food as much as possible.

The bottom line is that sugar feeds our brain fastest so we have become like pavlov's dog. Reach for the carb/sugar feel better faster! Sugars feed our brain fastest so we have to reprogram our bodies if you want good building blocks to control weight which is also linked to inflammation and a multitude of other problems/aches/diseases... Good Luck!!!
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