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« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2017, 07:58:32 PM »
I have been dabbling in this. We try to do a meatless Monday, just to vary things up. After losing 65lbs on the HCG diet my wife has been ever vigilant of our eating habits. A great, low-no carb option is Shirataki noodles, or miracle noodles. When prepared correctly they are very very close to rice noodles and will soak up any sauce you throw at them. This is vegetable yakisoba with the Shirataki noodles. I made the sauce with Braggs amino acids, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil.

Stick with it Don, but follow Wilbur's advice on your baseline and continued monitoring.
Tater,

Please post up that recipe!
That looks DEE-LICIOUS!
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« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2017, 12:02:49 AM »
Thanks for the tip!

I'd say sure, post it up

But having said that, I think we are talking about a new thread or area..."Call it "Healthy eating" or something like that and share stories, ideas, plans, results and whatever else applies...

Oh boy,  what's next a pajama section or an "I feel pretty area?"

For the record I nominate Ken to moderate them!
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« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2017, 01:59:24 PM »
Day #: who gives a crap!

OK, I'd say my energy levels yesterday were acceptable but low, and today so far, I feel tired. Not a lot of sleep last night, and I had to work in church this morning.

Morning weight 252.3

Note: had a piece of birthday cake yesterday and a variety of salads which I can not verify the ingredients, however they were delicious!
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« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2017, 03:01:48 PM »
Don't you'll be happy to know I'm grilling corn right now.

And it will go GREAT with the steak that's gonna follow!  :wink:

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« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2017, 03:09:17 PM »
Thanks for the tip!

I'd say sure, post it up

But having said that, I think we are talking about a new thread or area..."Call it "Healthy eating" or something like that and share stories, ideas, plans, results and whatever else applies...

Oh boy,  what's next a pajama section or an "I feel pretty area?"

For the record I nominate Ken to moderate them!
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He's ignoring the DOT movement on this thread Dave. I think in the stages of denial the last being acceptance that's where he's at currently (kinda). I mean in the sense he has given up and is ignoring us type of acceptance. You know like Ken does about all those H comments I make all the time, yeah like that.

Honestly, I was really hoping he would comment on the digestive tracts of grass eaters some more or maybe go into a long lecture on how a wolf has all its teeth removed and replaced with dentures to better chew vegetation. You know so we could better understand the changes our leader is under going currently

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« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2017, 03:55:24 PM »
Oh, I definitely noticed

Hard not to

Just not apeasin' you ingrates (Is that the proper spellin' for an lobotomized, Ape-like knucklehead?) :knucklehead:
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« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2017, 03:59:43 PM »
But, since you asked Shawn,

My lower G.I. tract does throw a temper tantrum every once in awhile...Like now for instance.

Practical meaning for that? Well, wife went to the Reds game and is enjoyen' some stadium food while I am in station keepin' with the john!

Fabric goes through you pretty fast. Used to slow down, being all stuck to those chunks of beef, but now it's in a freefall slide for the exit!
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« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2017, 04:25:15 PM »
Yeah, figured you have those issues......

Read somewhere once on emergency prep literature or something that the biggest issue when a disaster hits is people coming down with diarrhea. This particular article claimed it wasn't the different food that caused it as much as the difference in taste. Not sure maybe that's a protective measure your body involuntarily takes when the food changes suddenly. Anyhow that's what they claim & anytime I change what I'm eating my digestive system seems to disagree as well.
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« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2017, 08:28:05 PM »
Yeah, figured you have those issues......

Read somewhere once on emergency prep literature or something that the biggest issue when a disaster hits is people coming down with diarrhea. This particular article claimed it wasn't the different food that caused it as much as the difference in taste. Not sure maybe that's a protective measure your body involuntarily takes when the food changes suddenly. Anyhow that's what they claim & anytime I change what I'm eating my digestive system seems to disagree as well.
I read quite a bit about it first and I think I will be in a transition mode for two weeks to a month while my innards get used to the new setup
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« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2017, 08:46:11 PM »
Transition mode sucks...
What did not suck was the two day feed of walleye we just finished up.
Sorry...
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2017, 08:52:15 PM »
New nick name for Don is Salad shooter, yep.  That will do


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« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2017, 10:04:51 PM »
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« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2017, 11:03:55 PM »
New nick name for Don is Salad shooter, yep.  That will do


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« Reply #63 on: July 23, 2017, 11:07:35 PM »
Thats epic TRN..........HAHAHAHAHA
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« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2017, 02:45:17 AM »
Lmao! Nice one Dave!
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« Reply #66 on: July 24, 2017, 04:35:34 AM »
Big D is awful quiet,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :likebutton:
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« Reply #67 on: July 26, 2017, 07:07:10 PM »


I'll just leave this here. 1/3 lb beef patty with a split smoked sausage and sunny side up egg on top. Fries and coleslaw


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« Reply #68 on: July 26, 2017, 07:22:05 PM »
And btw that burger was called the "super chief"


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« Reply #69 on: July 26, 2017, 09:04:33 PM »
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« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2017, 09:57:12 PM »
I had an ELK burger in Reno, was good but no pics.
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« Reply #71 on: July 26, 2017, 11:05:26 PM »
How about some smeatloaf from the smoker



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« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2017, 11:05:37 PM »
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« Reply #73 on: July 27, 2017, 08:30:00 AM »
I'm not smelling a lot of support on this thread... LOL  :beercheers:
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« Reply #74 on: July 27, 2017, 11:47:15 AM »
OK, back from farm (construction) work. Was a tough few days

Stayed true to the plant based diet which was difficult, since eating vegetarian implies a requirement for fresher foods. So I did it the best ai could but I wasn't happy. I ended up being hungry a lot of the time, but frankly as hot as it was I was nearly over temping during half of the days which brought on nausea so food wasn't really on my mind. I think one pre ranger and I went through 30-40 bottles of water in two days alone, and skipped lunch one day because of headaches and nausea driven from near heat exhaustion.

Energy levels were not great, and my weight varied, but the day after I weighed in at 249.8

I would credit most of that weight loss due to dehydration, tomorrow's meeting with the weight scale should tell a better story.
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« Reply #75 on: July 27, 2017, 12:05:18 PM »
I have been dabbling in this. We try to do a meatless Monday, just to vary things up. After losing 65lbs on the HCG diet my wife has been ever vigilant of our eating habits. A great, low-no carb option is Shirataki noodles, or miracle noodles. When prepared correctly they are very very close to rice noodles and will soak up any sauce you throw at them. This is vegetable yakisoba with the Shirataki noodles. I made the sauce with Braggs amino acids, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil.

Stick with it Don, but follow Wilbur's advice on your baseline and continued monitoring.
Tater,

Please post up that recipe!
That looks DEE-LICIOUS!

Shiratake noodle Yakisoba:

1 package of fettuccini style shiratake noodles. Drain, rinse, pan fry dry, no oil, until fluffy and squeaky. (you'll know) set aside.
1 red pepper 
1 white onion
3-5 large crapake mushrooms
2-3 green onions/scallions
1 clove of garlic, crushed and minced
1 Tblsp fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1 Tblsp low sodium soy sauce or Tamari
Siracha to taste
1 Tblsp rice vinegar
vegetable oil
Toasted sesame oil

Add enough vegetable oil to hot saut? pan to cover the bottom and saut? the mushrooms until browned and set aside. Stir fry peppers and onions until just starting to soften, then add garlic and as much sesame oil as you like for the flavor. toss in the pan until the garlic is cooked through and add mushrooms back to the pan. add half cilantro and sliced green onions and noodles and toss to evenly distribute. add rice wine vinegar and soy sauce and saut? for a couple minutes, tossing frequently. Put it all in a bowl or large plate and top with the rest of the scallions and cilantro, siracha and toasted sesame seeds. I like a squirt of lime and shrimp, but you could go tofu just as easily.
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« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2017, 12:22:43 PM »
Eating some Yakisoba right now...Have to try this recipe soon
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« Reply #77 on: July 30, 2017, 11:54:16 PM »
OK, it didn't work
Well, maybe it did, however it was just too difficult to stay pure plant based. Son's birthday meal, he asked to go to IHOP. Ever try and eat healthy at IHOP?
So I said screw it and got my normal, two eggs over easy, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns and two pancakes.
I was immediately happier. I chased that later on with a bunch of Tacos. I am better now.

So I think I'll substitute one meal with plant based and I should be able to do that easily enough. DUring the veg only diet time, I was always hungry and I did severely lack energy at times. I lost weight, then gained it back, then lost it again, then... So nothing conclusive on the weight control piece.

Maybe some people can do this, but for me, it is just too difficult to go completely off my normal eating habits.
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« Reply #78 on: July 31, 2017, 12:03:18 AM »
Whew, big D's back.
I was in your corner, but had my doubts that veg only would hold a real working man.

I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #79 on: July 31, 2017, 04:31:42 AM »
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« Reply #81 on: July 31, 2017, 08:33:53 AM »
Don I think it's like what some said earlier....in moderation it's all good. You might find you eat more veggie meals now and enjoy them knowing you can still have a brontosaurus burger later if ya want one. I know for me when it's "all or nothing" I often fight it tooth and nail.

Either way, nothing wrong with trying it, nor saying that you enjoy some animal protein either. It's all good.

But I do get what Dave's saying....course when you use bacon, hamburger and sausage to wrap some veggies it's is kind of a "red flag in front of the bull" moment. Haha  :grin:

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« Reply #82 on: July 31, 2017, 09:34:33 AM »
With pictures of everything yummy the DOT's were not very supportive..  :laugh:

But I do think it is what makes you happy. I am currently on my second round of No Sugar/No Carbs diet. Weight 270# and over 9 months on the diet went down to 215#. Then had 6 inches of my colon removed and down to 200#. Then packed holes in my belly for two months and eating whatever I liked back up to 225#. Year later back up to 255#. Now back on the diet for two weeks down to 244#. I give all the credit to my wife. She fixes my lunch and dinners and I just eat only what's put in front of me. Goal is to get back to that 210# range. My kids said I look unhealthy at 215# but they haven't really ever know me at that weight. The thing for me about the No Sugar/No Carb diet is the Ketosis aspect. I only loose when I'm are in Ketosis. IF you CHEAT you go out of Ketosis and it takes me three days to get back into Ketosis. The only problem I had the first time was severe cramping on legs and feet when trying to relax (sleep). No I have been taking Potassium and that seems to be stopping the cramping. We will see.

I can still eat like a caveman with salads thrown in there and not hungry all the time at all. So this works for me. Just have to apply discipline ongoing once get to my ideal weight.

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« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2017, 10:10:16 AM »
Copy all...

You guys tempting me, didn't

I am plenty strong enough to make decisions for myself

Edit: The Lord in me is plenty strong enough...

And as long as it's banter of a good nature, I'll not stop it.

On that subject, note that no one was negative, so that's all good

Whether moderation is good or not is a subject for debate, however I see that as my real life position. In this USA world I live in, it's just too darned hard to find food compatible with a plant only based diet.

I say that because I lived in Korea for two years, and over time I adapted to rice and veggies and a much different diet. I spent a good deal of time in central america in some very remote and sporty places. I'd eat only rice and red kidney beans for six days, then get meat on the seventh day.

I once went almost tow months on MRE's only...terrible time. I lost so much weight, simply because I just stopped eating. But during that time I was running up to 12 miles a day in open desert, so I must have had some energy.

Now, as a semi successful housewife, I'll just do what I can and stay away from the processed stuff. Try and avoid bleached white flour, heavily processed lunch meats, and eat a lot more green stuff.

I'll probably turn fat and ugly, but my dog will still love me!
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« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2017, 12:33:04 PM »
One all veggie day a week, less processed, more veggies in general, lower processed carbs, better choices on meat, like whole cuts vs fatty hamburgers etc. all things we try to focus on and have been much happier and healthier overall. I'm down 30lbs from where I was 4 years ago, and no longer take any daily medications for my back and knees. your body type, size, muscle mass, probably just requires MORE in general to keep at peak performance, but there's nothing wrong with mixing it up now and again.
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« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2017, 12:40:56 PM »
One all veggie day a week, less processed, more veggies in general, lower processed carbs, better choices on meat, like whole cuts vs fatty hamburgers etc. all things we try to focus on and have been much happier and healthier overall. I'm down 30lbs from where I was 4 years ago, and no longer take any daily medications for my back and knees. your body type, size, muscle mass, probably just requires MORE in general to keep at peak performance, but there's nothing wrong with mixing it up now and again.
Yea, I can see all of that

I have always been a big guy. Lots of muscle mass and generally I have been in great health.

I still have good performance, but I was focusing on cellular level health borne maladies.

But, hey, I'm 63 and yesterday doing martial arts training with my team. So, it's not all bad, I suppose.
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« Reply #86 on: July 31, 2017, 01:21:58 PM »
With pictures of everything yummy the DOT's were not very supportive..  :laugh:

But I do think it is what makes you happy. I am currently on my second round of No Sugar/No Carbs diet. Weight 270# and over 9 months on the diet went down to 215#. Then had 6 inches of my colon removed and down to 200#. Then packed holes in my belly for two months and eating whatever I liked back up to 225#. Year later back up to 255#. Now back on the diet for two weeks down to 244#. I give all the credit to my wife. She fixes my lunch and dinners and I just eat only what's put in front of me. Goal is to get back to that 210# range. My kids said I look unhealthy at 215# but they haven't really ever know me at that weight. The thing for me about the No Sugar/No Carb diet is the Ketosis aspect. I only loose when I'm are in Ketosis. IF you CHEAT you go out of Ketosis and it takes me three days to get back into Ketosis. The only problem I had the first time was severe cramping on legs and feet when trying to relax (sleep). No I have been taking Potassium and that seems to be stopping the cramping. We will see.

I can still eat like a caveman with salads thrown in there and not hungry all the time at all. So this works for me. Just have to apply discipline ongoing once get to my ideal weight.

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^^ This.  Keto works. I've cheated a bit, but only dealt with the Keto flu once when I first started.
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« Reply #87 on: July 31, 2017, 02:42:14 PM »
Here, for all you wanting to lose some weight & get healthier. Denninger sums it up pretty well I think.


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« Reply #88 on: July 31, 2017, 03:51:24 PM »
Good read^^^^

And, I concur
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