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NUTRITION COMPARISON.. HEALTHY FOOD.. AND JUNKFOOD..

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by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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BambiF
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM

We eat as healthy as we can.  It isn't always possible to buy everything organic when you are on a strict budget and the organic tomatos are 2$lb more than the regular.
We also don't eat pounds of chocolate and chips lol...we're somewhere in the middle. 

HelloSweetie
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Not rude at all :P Fairly common question for me.

I eat a lot of meat, eggs and veggies. When I bake, I use coconut flour (I could use almonds but the elimination diet has shown me I have an issue with almonds :( It was a difficult change at first. When you stop eating sugar and most carbs, you're body gets pretty bent about it because it's used to fueling that way. My body went into ketosis for about a month and then started using protein AND my body fat as fuel. Thats when I started to feel fantastic.

A typical day of food for me is fried eggs over spinch and sliced tomatoes, for lunch, usually leftovers from the night before and dinner is like baked chicken, mashed cauliflower and a couple green veggies.

Snacks- I make coconut flour bread and have sunbutter on it, or a pear.

I'm Paleo with Candida diet mixed in -(the STRICT no sugar intake)

Quoting TiffanyRose06:

Not being rude, just truly curious but with all you cut out what do you eat? How hard was it to switch?

Quoting HelloSweetie:

Yeah I don't get it either. I say we can't afford NOT to eat right.

I changed my diet 4 months ago, cut out sugar, dairy, all grains, gluten, soy- I've lost 53 pounds and it is AMAZING how great I feel. My daughter is on week 2 no refined sugar, no dyes, no dairy. Her teacher called 3rd day in to say her behavior has been amazing.

Quoting JavaLadybug2:

Thanks. I think it is very interesting the things we think we can "splurge" on in terms of food.. And yet we give up things that are really the nutritional and vitamin rich foods our bodies are truly craving

Quoting HelloSweetie:

Love it




HelloSweetie
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:31 AM

LOL I need a WAY better camera. But thank you Gweb :P

Quoting gwebkeijmmm:

I know I see her post delicious looking recipes on fb!

Quoting TiffanyRose06:

Not being rude, just truly curious but with all you cut out what do you eat? How hard was it to switch?



Quoting HelloSweetie:

Yeah I don't get it either. I say we can't afford NOT to eat right.

I changed my diet 4 months ago, cut out sugar, dairy, all grains, gluten, soy- I've lost 53 pounds and it is AMAZING how great I feel. My daughter is on week 2 no refined sugar, no dyes, no dairy. Her teacher called 3rd day in to say her behavior has been amazing.

Quoting JavaLadybug2:

Thanks. I think it is very interesting the things we think we can "splurge" on in terms of food.. And yet we give up things that are really the nutritional and vitamin rich foods our bodies are truly craving

Quoting HelloSweetie:

Love it




notjstasocermom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:32 AM


yep we do.

Quoting danie24:

 

No. Pesticide free, hormone free food isn't a rip off.

But we all have different priorities.

Quoting notjstasocermom:

organic is a rip off.

 



HelloSweetie
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Can I ask you what your problem with organic and pesticide, hormone free food is? Just want to understand.

Quoting notjstasocermom:


yep we do.

notjstasocermom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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because most stuff that says organic, isn't.  I have no issue with hormone free food obviously since we buy our beef from a farmer. But do I believe most stuff in the grovery store that says organic actually is, nope. Plus IMO if its in a box not even close to organic or fresh

Quoting HelloSweetie:

Can I ask you what your problem with organic and pesticide, hormone free food is? Just want to understand.

Quoting notjstasocermom:


yep we do.



HelloSweetie
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:39 AM

I agree with you on that one. The labeling for organic is jacked up.
Boxed food is nasty :/

Quoting notjstasocermom:


because most stuff that says organic, isn't.  I have no issue with hormone free food obviously since we buy our beef from a farmer. But do I believe most stuff in the grovery store that says organic actually is, nope. Plus IMO if its in a box not even close to organic or fresh

JavaLadybug2
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Roughly on a typical week.. How much do you spend on groceries 

And by groceries I mean FOOD ONLY! 

When you began switching over.. How did you go about it.. Htc diet ? 

Quoting HelloSweetie:

Not rude at all :P Fairly common question for me.

I eat a lot of meat, eggs and veggies. When I bake, I use coconut flour (I could use almonds but the elimination diet has shown me I have an issue with almonds :( It was a difficult change at first. When you stop eating sugar and most carbs, you're body gets pretty bent about it because it's used to fueling that way. My body went into ketosis for about a month and then started using protein AND my body fat as fuel. Thats when I started to feel fantastic.

A typical day of food for me is fried eggs over spinch and sliced tomatoes, for lunch, usually leftovers from the night before and dinner is like baked chicken, mashed cauliflower and a couple green veggies.

Snacks- I make coconut flour bread and have sunbutter on it, or a pear.

I'm Paleo with Candida diet mixed in -(the STRICT no sugar intake)

Quoting TiffanyRose06:

Not being rude, just truly curious but with all you cut out what do you eat? How hard was it to switch?

Quoting HelloSweetie:

Yeah I don't get it either. I say we can't afford NOT to eat right.

I changed my diet 4 months ago, cut out sugar, dairy, all grains, gluten, soy- I've lost 53 pounds and it is AMAZING how great I feel. My daughter is on week 2 no refined sugar, no dyes, no dairy. Her teacher called 3rd day in to say her behavior has been amazing.

Quoting JavaLadybug2:

Thanks. I think it is very interesting the things we think we can "splurge" on in terms of food.. And yet we give up things that are really the nutritional and vitamin rich foods our bodies are truly craving

Quoting HelloSweetie:

Love it





MdMom289
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:42 AM
I totally agree! We are totally broke but cut back a lot in other areas of our lives to be able to afford healthy foods. We don't spend too much more. We don't go out to eat and we don't buy too much junk food. So it all evens out in the end.
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HelloSweetie
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:43 AM

In the beginning I spent WAYY too much, like over 200/wk I've gotten it down to 125ish a week for 3 people. Buy whats on sale and a crapload of frozen veggies. We're not 100% organic. I live in the middle of Maine and my faith in the labeling just isn't there. We buy from companies we trust and fresh produce with a PLU code with 4 digits, as those are neither organic nor GMO or a PLU code that has 5 digits and starts with 9 (we don't get those often enough here)

Quoting JavaLadybug2:

Roughly on a typical week.. How much do you spend on groceries 

And by groceries I mean FOOD ONLY! 

When you began switching over.. How did you go about it.. Htc diet ? 


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