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    Hi Booty!

    The good carbs are fruits & roots, (meaning parsnips, potato both white and sweet which I eat every day either one or the other). And I eat frozen fruits such as blueberries, mixed berries, and cherries; as well as fruits in season: apples and bananas, and grapes and such.

    I eat a pleasure carb like sourdough bread, which is easily digestible and fermented maybe once or twice a week, and because it is so soft I can eat it without anything on it.

    If my allotment of fats allow me, then maybe I can put some ghee on it. (That is clarified butter and has a lot of good nutrients in it.) Which means I weigh and measure all my food.

    But fat is still fat and it has a lot of calories.

    I am suppose to eat 25 grams of protein at every meal, along with 50 grams of carbs at every meal as well. I am allowed 1 piece of 72% or higher of dark chocolate. So I buy a bag of the Ghirardelli 72% intense dark chocolate pieces which are individually wrapped and have that sometime for that day but that is accounted for in the calories and as well as in the fats.

    I use the cronometer. And since I am working with a registered dietician, I can eat anywhere between 1445 calories to 1645 calories a day. But I am basically staying around 1445 calories. I basically try to eat the allotted grams for the protein and the carbs, and look at the percentages of the nutrients and minerals which is listed on the cronometer.

    I purchased the cronometer to download on the cell phone and I have it on my computer as well. It is a great help with the cell phone because then you can scan most of the bar codes in and it will tell you what everything is. Sometimes the bar code will not scan, then you will have to manually enter everything into the food database like you do on Sparkpeople.

    But I do not eat any junk food at all, no sugar at all, and I eat shellfish once a week, basically shrimp and scallops which are wild caught to get the necessary minerals and vitamins that the body needs.

    And I purchase Vital Proteins from the registered dietician to make "a miracle drink" of 1 scoop of the protein into a very tall large glass, then pour very warm water into it and mix. Then I add 1/8 teaspoon of salt along with a cup of orange juice and mix again, then you are suppose to add 1 cup of water along with some ice and mix. But I generally fill my really big plastic glass up with crushed ice and mix again. This I sip on all day. You are suppose to sip on it all day as it has the proteins in it which helps with hunger as well.

    The Vital Proteins made up of animal collagen from bovine hides and is from Brazil.

    The collagen is very important for the: bones, the joints, the connective tissues, hair, nails and skin.

    I purchase it from the dietician, the large blue container and it has about 56 scoops in it. She sells it for about $41.00. It's expensive but so are doctor bills later on down the road.

    You can google it and find it online and buy it that way. It sells from a number of different markets. But here is a link from the actual website:

    Mind you, I basically eat whole foods and as organic as possible.

    And I strive to make sure that I get magnesium and potassium into my body as well. If I don't get enough magnesium in my body, then I take about two baths during the week with Epsom salts, and baking soda and soak for about twenty minutes in warm water. I do this before bed time and it helps greatly with any type of muscle or leg cramps. But I only do this no more than 2 times a week. And I make sure that I drink plenty of water before taking the baths because afterward you will be doing some sweating, which helps cleanse the body of the toxins as well. But you don't want to over do on the magnesium especially if you are getting enough in your foods. But magnesium and potassium is very important for good function of the body.

    I hope this helps you. I truly wished that the food industry would be truthful about what they sell in the stores.

    Dead foods lead to a diseases, and death. A person's body needs living enzymes to live a vibrant life.
    83 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/4/2017 12:49:32 PM
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    85 days ago
    TOPS is Take Off Pounds Sensibly. It's a club like Weight Watchers, but cost a LOT less and is more fun. It's actually been around longer than WW but doesn't do the advertising.
    94 days ago
    Hi Jen!
    Sorry the link didn't work for you! If you want to check out the challenge, go to my SparkPage and under my teams, open the first one, 2017 Spring 5% Challenge. If you like what you see, join us!
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    95 days ago
    For a thought, when my kids were little, I used to make the. Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. One day, I wondered why add butter to it? So I left it out and I could barely tell the difference. No one complained. I cut a lot of calories!
    111 days ago
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