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post #201 of 220
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post

Man, I need to figure out multiple quotes...
Me too. I did read the explanation later in this thread but still haven't sorted this out. There isn't a "+" button next to the quote button in each thread. Am I missing something?

I joined this thread at the end of your 28 days and am struggling to stick to this. I live with two carb addicts, and am tired of making two/three seperate meals. But I truck on with my quest. Hoping to gain inspiration by re-reading this thread and I'm making mental notes of things to try.
post #202 of 220
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Originally Posted by sabrosina View Post
Me too. I did read the explanation later in this thread but still haven't sorted this out. There isn't a "+" button next to the quote button in each thread. Am I missing something?
The button isn't "+", the button you're looking for is "+ On each entry, there're 3 buttons in the lower right hand corner. First one says Quote, the second one has quotation mark (") with a plus sign (+) under it. That's the button we're referring to. Click that button on each entry you want to quote and when you get to the bottom of the page, hit reply.

For those of you cooking 2 meals right now, I would suggest stopping that. Completely. There's no reason to be cooking 2 entirely different meals. Cook 1 meal and if you must cook something additional for others in the family, make it a single side dish. Cooking 2 entirely different meals is prohibitive and adds so much more stress on you. Eventually, that stress may cause you to fail. Honestly, there's nothing in the world that says that ANYONE needs a meal full of carbs, ever. Much less at every sitting. Give them a bowl of mashed potatoes or something. Even better, make something that you only have to cook once a week and can pull out and reheat several nights running (scalloped potatoes maybe, homemade mac&cheese or something like that).
post #203 of 220
Does the South Beach Diet count? It eliminates all sugars and refined foods for while and then you slowly add them back in.

I'm on day 1. I had some sausage and scrambled eggs and a spicy V8 for breakfast.

I did a low sugar/carb diet when I was pregnant with my youngest 5 years ago (I had gest diabetes) and I remember feeling so fantastic, so much energy, no cravings, and lost ALL my baby weight in 9 days. So I know how good I feel once I get past the 3-4 day mark and how much energy I have with my blood sugar stabilized. I was also always amazed that I can eat like a pig basically on protein and fat and still lose weight.

So the only sugars/carbs I'll be eating are veggies, plain lf yogurt/milk, sugar free fudgesicles (I have to have SOMETHING! LOL), and beans. I'm not giving up my diet mountain dew and dr cherry coke zero yet either and no one can make me

What are some of your favorite no sugar/low carb snacks and meals? Have ya'll tried the roasted chickpeas? What about the mock french toast? Those are 2 of my favorites. Here, I'll go ahead and post them in the next 2 threads.
post #204 of 220

Moch French Toast

Mock French Toast

4 egg whites
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup riccotta cheese
dash cinnamon
1 packet of splenda (or whatever you like)
butter or your choice
sugar free maple syrup


mix all together in a bowl and beat with a fork
pour into pan like you would as if you were making pancakes and let cook
top with butter and syrup and ENJOY!!!
(really tasty with turkey bacon and coffee)
post #205 of 220

Roasted chickpeas

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Open 3-15 ounce cans (or make your own) of garbanzo beans and dump into a colander.
Rinse well with cold water.
Drizzle with olive oil, tossing until well coated.
Add about a teaspoon of salt and spices to taste. I use chili powder, coriander powder, red pepper flakes, cumin and black pepper because I like spicy.
Mix well and spread on a baking sheet.
Roast for about 30-40 minutes, tossing frequently for even baking. You will have to experiment with how crispy you like them.
Remove and set aside to cool.
post #206 of 220
I have NOT read much of this thread, but I want to join. I tried to do this several times last year on a Sugar Free Thread in H and H. I was awful : I think sugar is evil, for me anyway!
post #207 of 220
Ok, who did it?? I just noticed it.

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Thank you, whoever is responsible. Appreciate the giggle. My DH thinks it's quite apt.
post #208 of 220
Hello Ladies.

Our 28 days is long past but ds is still bothered by candida so we're on a modified diet. Started NAET last month : and actually ordered an ionic foot soak machine to try to pull out the yeast and mercury.

INterestingly, the NAET lady said he tested really heavy for mercury. He's had a few vax AND I have some mercury fillings. She said the mercury and yeast are tied together and we'll never really eliminate one w/o the other.

So, we alternate b'fast:
local eggs/bacon/brown rice
or
Steel cut oats w/cinnamon & stevia


Tons of veggies
I've let in some fruit and yogurt

Oh and we have totally identified tomatoes as bad for him. THey're in the nightshade family (inflammatory) and he'll wake up red, swollen & itchy after eating red sauce for dinner.

Okay, I'll check back in more.

Cristeen--how's the job?
My inservices are goign great--I get kids on Weds. but only in the afternoons.


Oh, eta, going to try the roasted chickpeas today--
post #209 of 220
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Cristeen--how's the job?
Insane! This place is nuts. We worked through last weekend, I put in almost 30 hours in 3 days, and we weren't getting home until after 9pm. In exchange, they gave us Friday off because we start the whole mess over again tomorrow. Luckily I only have a couple weeks left. They may extend my contract into September, but if they do it'll be part-time, since I can't do any schoolwork as it is right now.

The diet is going well. I've had a few minor cheats, but no binges. It seems to do the trick for me, though. I am losing weight and my body is responding to the diet better than it ever did to the drugs.

Made a lamb stew last night for this week's lunches. Just lamb, potatoes, onions and carrots. Seasoned it with cardamom, cumin, allspice, cinnamon and cayenne. Turned out really yummy.

Not much else going on around here.
post #210 of 220
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Originally Posted by BusyMommy View Post
Oh and we have totally identified tomatoes as bad for him. THey're in the nightshade family (inflammatory) and he'll wake up red, swollen & itchy after eating red sauce for dinner.
Ooo... does that mean no potatoes, peppers or eggplant, too? (all nightshades)
post #211 of 220
Yeah we've found nightshades are even worse than sugar for him/us.

Boy, talk about going 0 to 60 right off the bat. YIkes, those are huge hours. Glad it's due to mellow out. Well, that part at least.

Roasted chickpeas are awesome! I used the Frontier Taco seasoning and olive oil.
post #212 of 220
Does anyone want to start a new thread and start again?
post #213 of 220
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Does anyone want to start a new thread and start again?
I'm still going, and I believe BusyMommy is as well.
post #214 of 220
I'm still going and finding it even more challenging now that I'm at work and my kids are in school. :

Okay, I will confess I bought a case of Starbucks lattes to keep at work. I know, I know...but that will be my only allowed evil. I'm also going to bring a bottle of spirulina tablets and a bottle of chlorella tablets for my mid-afternoon snack. I don't have time to eat so this will keep me going.

Dinner tonight is chicken & dumplings. I did use a cup of white flour and rice bran noodles.

Off now to make a huge salad and some fresh caesar salad dressing.

How's everyone doing?

I keep seeing that nutella thread and it reminds me I still have a bottle of nutella in the kitchen. ahhhhhhh
post #215 of 220
Oh I SOOOO fell off the wagon. Ugh!!!
Good news at least I passed my glucose test today.
But still, the yeast isn't going anywhere if I keep eating crap.
post #216 of 220
Well now...we have a NAET appt for yeast tomorrow! Yeah, we have tried so hard to eliminate candida by cutting out all sugars. I'm hoping the NAET will nudge it even further out.

But, hey, you passed the glucose test! : YEA
post #217 of 220
I haven't had any problems with yeast since starting this WOE (way of eating) <knock on wood>. Now, if only I'd get pregnant, we'd see if it stayed that way (had really bad yeast the entire pregnancy last time).

Work has slowed down for this week, but will pick up again towards the end of the week and into next. But for some reason I'm waking up an hour before the alarm every day (which is how I'm finding the time to post)... guess I'm ready for daylight savings.

Dinner last night was a lovely pan-fried chicken cutlet with lemon sauce. Dinner tonight will either be a whole roast chicken or coconut ribs (depending on whether or not we have company).
post #218 of 220
Oooh coco. ribs sounds interesting

Glad work is slowing! I'm set to start 3rd grade tomorrow but heard we may swap our kids for 4th graders in another week. :

Can you use your early hour to walk, etc? I try to run every am.


So, ds had his NAET today. SHowed a great decrease in sugar from last week. Did a candida treatment today.
post #219 of 220
i would love to join and start a new thread. i desperately need to get off sugar and get my diet (not weight loss.. just what i eat) back on track. it's been horrible all summer since we moved and have a new kitchen. it completely threw me off. weird.
post #220 of 220
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Oooh coco. ribs sounds interesting

Glad work is slowing! I'm set to start 3rd grade tomorrow but heard we may swap our kids for 4th graders in another week. :

Can you use your early hour to walk, etc? I try to run every am.


So, ds had his NAET today. SHowed a great decrease in sugar from last week. Did a candida treatment today.
Not sure why they're called Coconut ribs. They're actually a mild curry. The marinade has coconut milk in it, but the predominant flavor is definitely not coconut. They're one of DH's faves.

Dinner tonight was a goulash-ish meal that I tossed together. We didn't get home until after 8 again, and I was so hungry that I didn't much care what I ate. So I tossed some eggplant and tomatoes with some beef in a skillet with some smokey paprika and topped it with some cheese. Then I made myself a huge green salad to go with it (DH wasn't interested in the green stuff ).

I picked up a copy of Grain-Free Gourmet, and am loving it. I've made a couple of their muffin recipes for breakfasts, and they totally satisfy my cravings for wheat. They do have honey in them, though.

I'm so glad your DS is improving. I did NAET for a long time. I'm starting to think I need to go back and get a few more treatments. Lately I've been craving salt like nothing else.

Unfortunately getting out of the house in the morning isn't really possible. I'd be guaranteed to wake up DH if I opened the door (one has bells the other has a roll-up security door). This morning I woke up 3 hours before the alarm but I managed to get myself back to sleep by popping a DVD in (I've programmed myself to fall asleep to certain movies). DH was on the couch, so I could do that without bothering him. I think part of the problem right now is that it is so hot here. We are not set up for heat at all, and without our nightly fog or even an off-shore breeze, it's just stifling all night long.
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