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hey GF, hate to be the diet police and a pain but I thought you might want to really know what is in Spec K protein water (isn't that the one you said?) here are ingredients<br><br>
Water , Sugar Two Percent or Less , Whey Protein Isolate Two Percent or Less , Natural Flavor Two Percent or Less , Artificial Flavor Two Percent or Less , Phosphoric Acid Two Percent or Less , Citric Acid Two Percent or Less , Calcium Lactate Two Percent or Less , Calcium Gluconate Two Percent or Less , Acesulfame Potassium Two Percent or Less , Sucralose Two Percent or Less , Red No. 40 Two Percent or Less<br><br><br>
acesulfame Potassium and sucralose are both artificial sweeteners and I won't even go there with teh red 40..<br><br>
thought you might want to know if you did not realize.. sorry to rain on your stomach soother...<br>
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ps the ingredients in the K20 are basically identical give or take what flavor and what artificial color...I know I'm a pain, I'm sorry..
 

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Yeah, I know it's not all natural. I can't afford to eat all natural and organic and I don't yet have the desire to eat completely natural. Especially right now. I can't stand to cook and pretty much have food aversions to most food, so whatever I can stomach eating is what gets in me, chemicals or not. It does still have protein in it, which is something I struggle with getting enough of.<br><br>
So, thanks, but I've looked at the ingredients and I'm okay with it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Eating healthy is a process. I've come a long way in the last few years and eat much better than most of my friends, but I've still got a long way to go.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, I know it's not all natural. I can't afford to eat all natural and organic and I don't yet have the desire to eat completely natural. Especially right now. I can't stand to cook and pretty much have food aversions to most food, so whatever I can stomach eating is what gets in me, chemicals or not. It does still have protein in it, which is something I struggle with getting enough of.<br><br>
So, thanks, but I've looked at the ingredients and I'm okay with it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Eating healthy is a process. I've come a long way in the last few years and eat much better than most of my friends, but I've still got a long way to go.</div>
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Baby steps are good Sheelimama. I know that right now when I am single mama-ing an 8 year old, counseling the heck out my relationship, working full time, and trying to bring a healthy baby into this world, that sometimes it is okay to do the best you can at that given moment.<br><br>
It is so hard when you feel so crappy and just want to eat anything that will stay down. I find my eating is Much better second trimester.<br><br>
Be gentle with yourself and get down the best stuff you can.
 

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Exactly. We're still working at it too. Baby steps are good! I look back two years ago and am ashamed at what I was eating. And while we cannot afford all organic yet, we do our best, and really, that's the most you can ask for. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I agree baby steps are what is important. I really respect those who are eating all unprocessed and organic. That is my goal, but it is nearly impossible on a $200/month food budget. I was getting close and then got pregnant. For the moment it has all gone out the window. I don't know how you do it! Good for you Sorteep!! Give me some tips.<br><br>
One of the nice things about the MDC is that we all come from our own backgrounds and non critical to each others opinions. I think that every religion and every cultural background possible is on MDC.<br><br>
Sorteep, I don't know if you were meaning to be critical or truely trying to help, but I know that I am sensitive and if you had said that to me even in the nicest of ways, I would have cried and been scared to share much about myself in the future.<br><br>
My husband is reading The China Study right now and starting to get critical about what we eat and buy.<br><br>
We are pregnant and have raging hormones which make us extra sensitive and pukey all in one.<br><br>
Eating is tough! How do you do it?<br><br>
When I ask questions I want a full range of opinions to sort through, but please do not nit pick on things I say that I don't ask for help on.<br><br>
I hope scheelimama is not as sensitive as me. I would be very afraid of what I said from now on. It is not our business what is in her drink unless she asks what we think of what she is drinking.<br><br>
I don't want someone to post a thread directed by name at me. I wouldn't want to be in scheelimama's place right now.
 

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Please no one post what is in a cherry icee! They taste soooo good right now!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Bonawich!<br><br>
I took Laura's post as assertive, not overly aggressive. I think Laura is just trying to help and it's FRIGGIN annoying that Kellogs puts this stuff out there as super healthy when it's crap.<br><br>
Having said that, I usually have a superb diet. I can't seem to lose weight, but I eat so well. That is until this pregnancy. The K2o water is one of the things I have had and have in my fridge because I am trying in vain to et protein.<br><br>
I think most likely it's more harmful for me to drink because I am sensitive and am not used to junk than it is for Alisha. But I think Laura means only to help - it just came out more blunt than some are used to.<br><br>
Alisha handled it well by thanking her and keeping her stance. I handled it by reminding myself that Laura was right and we shouldn't be drinking this crap (but okay, I still have one more in the fridge), and I would advise everyone else not to run away from us over this! We're all here to look out for each other, get support, and get edjuhmucated!
 

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Well, I won't say that it didn't bother me. This is the second time I've got my own thread over food issues. I think the other time it was about me not eating enough protein or something like that. I'm doing the best I can right now. But I'm very aware of the chemicals in my foods and drinks. I look at the labels on almost everything. But you can only do as good as you can. For some reason, I don't think it would have bothered me as much if it was just put in the other thread. But I didn't want to start an argument or act super sensitive (I'm usually not too overly sensitive, but I'm really struggling these past few days).<br><br>
I know there are people on MDC who eat way better than me. I think I do okay, pretty good in fact, but I'm not eating as good as I strive to eat yet. There's also people who nurse their children until they are 4 or 5, whereas I felt the need to wean my dd by 22 months. I couldn't handle nursing her anymore.<br><br>
We all do the best we can.
 

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Personally, I love the education offered by Laura and her willingness to bring it up (just in case that would have been a concern of scheelimama, and in case it had slipped by scheelimama's radar). I didn't know that about the water (I actually had never heard of the water before that initial post!). I must admit, though, I have been drinking coca-cola (yikes!) on occasion lately, because it tends to soothe my tummy... something I steer clear of when non-pregnant. It's weird--I feel like I am eating unhealthier than usual, which is completely opposite of my desire (I want to build a healthy baby!!)...but it comes down to the best option of what I think will stay down. Hopefully in another couple/few weeks we'll all be able to step it up a notch (those who would like to change, that is)?! I know I need to.
 

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I am with you on that! My diet was so good until I got sick and now it's just pitiful. I think that makes me sicker, but I don't see an end in sight! I am hoping it will all magically get better.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> We try hard too but like the OP said, we have a budget that is VERY limited for groceries so a lot of the stuff that I would LOVE to buy unprocessed and organic just can't be done...<br><br>
FWIW, I ate like CRAP when I was preg with DD. I was really young and had no one to tell me other wise. Fried foods, several cans of coke quite often, lots of sugar and very few veggies. I put on a lot of weight, but she was and is an amaizing and healthy child.<br><br>
Just take care of yourself and don't overthink things or let others help you overthink them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> We've got enough on our plates to worry about right now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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yo guys,<br>
I'm not being judgemental (I am FAR form perfect) I just mentioned it because it "seemed" like the latter ingredients had been (understandably) overlooked or chem names misinterpreted and I did not want anyone to think it was all natural based on their advertising only later to find out that is not true.. I apologize for stepping on any sensitivities, I really tried to inject some levity by apologizing for being a "pain" and calling myself (tongue firmly in cheek) the diet police.. I was just trying to be informative and accurate and helpful (this IS a natural health magazine forum, after all, sooo kinda "on topic") I would not have even posted that on a mainstream board w/o a direct open q about the product.. believe me when I tell you I am so far from sitting behind my computer judging ANYONE for ANYTHING, but , evidently, my posting style seems pretty to the point (or so I'm told) what can I say, I'm from Philly!! the steroetype must be true on some level!!<br>
Laura<br>
ps In the future I'll keep my "mouth" shut so as not to offend, unless directly asked or an open Q is posted.
 

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Laura, as I said in my pm, I really understood that you were just trying to educate. I never felt like you were trying to be judgemental. Sometimes it's harder online because things don't come across the way you meant them, kwim. So, I felt a little singled out and judged at first when I read your post, but I knew your intentions were pure.<br><br>
And, to be honest, I didn't realize that there were artificial sweeteners in the Special K water, but I did know that it wasn't "all natural", I knew there were some chemical in there. To me, chemicals are chemicals. If it's not all natural, I guess it doesn't really matter if some of them are artificial sweeteners.<br><br>
I think we should just all let this go and forget about it. I really enjoy my daily interactions with each and every one of you and I don't want anyone to be avoiding or thinking negatively of anyone else. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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As someone who was a native New Yorker for 30 years, I like Laura's posting style <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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