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#278609 - 03/08/09 06:44 AM New Health- toxic things
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I want to eliminate all toxic things from my diet and look after my health better- anybody know where to start? i mean, would that mean i'm not allowed chocolate? because i do like chocolate, although i could cut down and just have it when little lewis really wants it

i know i need to exercise, i guess lots of water is good too

anybody know how to live healthy? toxic free?

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#278610 - 03/08/09 07:09 AM Re: New Health- toxic things [Re: king tut]
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#278611 - 03/08/09 07:32 AM Re: New Health- toxic things [Re: joelRT]
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cool, dark chocolate, that is good to know, i do like dark chocolate too, although it is more expensive than normal chocolate

how about those pre-packed sandwiches that you buy in shops? i eat those quite a lot because i always miss breakfast, are those sandwiches unhealthy? i cant imagine they are very healthy, being mass produced and all.

i could make my own sandwiches, but i will have to go buy stuff and also make them the night before, what sandwiches do you like that are healthy and also filling?

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#278612 - 03/08/09 07:33 AM Re: New Health- toxic things [Re: king tut]
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also vegetables, i dont eat many vegetables, how can i eat those? how can i make it nice

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#278614 - 03/08/09 09:02 AM Re: New Health- toxic things [Re: king tut]
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#278629 - 03/08/09 12:40 PM Re: New Health- toxic things [Re: joelRT]
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My mother was a sugar junkie. We always had sugary treats when we got home from school, plus plenty of soda pop to wash it down with. It isn't any wonder that my dentist was very happy later. All of the major brand soft drinks have over 40 grams of sugars per 12-ounce can. I don't know if nutrition labels are a product requirement where you live, but they can be misleading too. Often a product will list how many servings are contained, and a 16-ounce or 1/2 liter can of soda may contain 2 servings, so the info may be skewed in that manner. And most major brand soda pop contains high-fructose corn sweeteners these days instead of pure sugar. Most diet soda products contain aspartame too, which is also unhealthy. I don't know if you have Hansen soda pop there, but they use real sugar, which is better for you than is high-fructose corn syrup.

Processed meats??? Processed potato products??? Processed pasta??? Don't get me started. Perhaps you should read a book called FAST FOOD NATION. How about the condiments that come with your sandwich of pre-packaged lunch meat and white bread??? Try to stay away from fast-food burgers and fries too. The fry oil at many restaurants is highly suspicious too. This includes almost all fried food. Most microwave foods are not all that good for you either.

Better talk to Hauser about where to buy healthy, organic, all-natural foods. Here in the US we have Wild Oats Markets, Whole Foods Markets, Sunflower Markets, and several smaller and local chains. In the Twin Cities there was Kowalski's Markets, in Pasadena you have Bristol Farms, and in north suburban Detroit there is both Vic's Markets and Papa Joe's. Many larger cities have natural/organic markets here. I would guess that somewhere near you there is something similar. Many university towns have a natural foods market.

You had better stay off of cheap ice cream too!!!

Mark

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#278757 - 03/09/09 01:22 PM Re: New Health- toxic things [Re: Trucker51]
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Hey Lewis,

I started to clean up my eating habits some time ago and I have a very solid base in place now. Eating healthy does not have to be expensive or hard by any means. It's about balance and portion control.

I eat whole grain products such as whole wheat bread, multigrain pasta, brown rice, rolled oats, lentils.. I eat mostly chicken, turkey and fish. These are lower in fat than say lamb, beef or porc. If I do eat any of these I trim the fat and choose leaner cuts. Plenty of fruits and vegetables in all varities is very important. I eat 4 to 5 small meals per day which serves to balance blood sugar and glycogen reserves.

I have read many books and have done extensive research on eating healthy and my suggestion would be Apple a Day by Joe Schwarz. Dr. Schwarz is the director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society here in Montreal Canada. This book discusses the compounds found in many of today's foods.
He debunks the many myths found in society such as the detox diet, losing weight with green tea and the controversial artifical sweetner topic.

Hope this helps some

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#279021 - 03/11/09 01:17 AM Re: New Health- toxic things [Re: Letourski]
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I think water is a big thing. I used to drink Sprite and Coca-cola a lot as a kid, but they gave me bladder problems so I quit them on my own. No matter where I eat (at school or at home or in a restaurant) I drink water as opposed to other drinks. The cool part of it is that water is usually free. Some people dislike the taste of water (I think it's tasteless except for tap water with all the chemicals) and I can understand if they want to put lemon in their water (without the sugar) for a different taste. My second choice after water would be lemonade (with sugar) and then maybe the juices (apple juice, orange juice) but I drink these every once in a while.

Water is the only drink, I've found, that actually quenches your thirst. If I drink sugary drinks it just makes me more thirsty. And if I drink a big glass of water when I'm thirsty I feel refreshed.

I read once, also, that sometimes when your body is thirsty it will send hunger signals. So, maybe try drinking some water and waiting a bit before you have a big snack.

Coca-cola products should be treated like ice cream. Every once in a while.

That's my only healthy habit. Hope I helped. Sorry if someone else already said it, I didn't read them all.


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#279409 - 03/14/09 04:17 AM Re: New Health- toxic things [Re: loberhead]
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I have to admit to something- i don't even usually drink pop, but yesterday i had some-i was feeling pretty rubbish so i didn't care- i found that it woke me up- must be all the sugar. Also before i could start i had to get rid of my current stash of chocolate- i was up all night doing homework and ate 4 mars bars in a row lol- my fault for buying multipacks of chocolate bars every time i have lots of work to do.

Joel I have been looking for capers in sainsburys that you suggested but i cant find any- i might ask my parents to go to tesco. What do they taste like? do they taste anything like olives?

I have been drinking much more water Chris- but also because i cant afford to buy drinks every day in university- it adds up. Drinking water helps me to focus on my work, and if i drink plenty before bed my mornings are much easier to endure. Thanks.

I'm not worried about being overweight Mark, or organic things, i don't do fast food often, once in a blue moon. But just need more variation, and have to stop skipping meals or having tonnes of chocloate.

Hey Dan, one thing i have done is eat more pasta, although with lots of cheese, and also i had a pear the other day- usually in the morning i feel down going to university and buy triple chocolate cookies- but i bought a pear instead smile although it was a HUGE pear and i couldn't eat it all in time to go to my lecture. I quite like the fat on meat though, and i dont have meat in many other forms than in curry, so if i have steak or something i like to eat the fat part too because i think it is tasty.

I might do circuit training tomorrow. That should help too- to feel healthy and to not feel down.

Um, fish, what can i do with fish, that is easy-ish, tasty, and healthy and not too expensive? what fish do you buy? frozen fish, tinned fish, fresh fish? how do you prepare fresh fish? i like crab, anybody know anything about crab?

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I love you, little lewis, and i will never leave you. We are the same. You brighten my day, and i will make sure that i brighten yours. Hugs and kisses.


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#279448 - 03/14/09 03:35 PM Re: New Health- toxic things [Re: king tut]
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All that I know about crab legs is that all the casinos here have all-you-can-eat crab legs on the buffet and the Asian tourists will elbow you out of their way to beat you to the crab legs at the buffet!!! So maybe you will have to try cooked shrimp with cocktail sauce or the prime rib instead. Fish can be pan-fried in oil or butter, though prepared fresh fish fillets can be a bit expensive too.

Or maybe try to cook-up a tuna/pasta casserole, using a little soup base and some mayo. I used to make one with one can each of Campbell's Cream of Celery and Cream of Mushroom, and a cup of milk, then cook some chopped celery in with several cans of tuna in oil, then add a half of a jar of mayo and cook it in, then pour it over a box of cooked macaroni, and then simmer. This will make about 8-12 servings and it is good either hot or cold. You can even add some chopped Bell pepper or even chopped jalapeno pepper, chopped cooked carrots, extra canned or fresh mushrooms, or experiment.

Or get some chicken breasts and make something similar using creamy chicken mushroom soup over egg noodles.

When you become a big-time chemical engineer then you can afford ribeye or strip steak, lamb racks, pork tenderloin, swordfish, lobster tail, etc, and you can afford to eat at nice restaurants too. For now you better stick with the casino buffets and if you want crab legs you will have to learn some bad manners around here!!!

Mark





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