Getting into A Rut!

Discuss the latest prepared disaster by the chief (oops... or was that 'the chef'?). Success stories welcome as well...
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FLASHOVER05
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Getting into A Rut!

Postby FLASHOVER05 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:18 am

hey folks,
I am hoping to change my eating habits sometime in the near Future, I was wondering if anyone has a good link or copy of a cook Book that they can recommend, I am hoping to take my family along for the trend....I am so tired of the some old things, and I want healthy nutrious choices that don't suck looking for your typical Quick, Easy and Healthy Ideas... Any suggestions will be greatly welcomed!
How the hell did I end up here?????

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Postby FFWannabe » Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:47 am

Flashover, buddy, I hear ya'! I have been trying to enter a lean out phase and just can't do it, I've been "bulking" for far too long and just can't seem to make the switch as well!!! The best advice I could give you would be to get out and buy the GI Diet book and the GI Diet recipe book. GI stands for Glycemic Index. I lent mine to a friend who has now moved away, so must replace!

It's not really a "diet", as much as it is a way of eating, it makes complete sense and is really good for your body (easy on the ole digestive system). The foods you stay away from are high GI, they burn easily, or like sugar in your body, such as white bread, instant rice, carrots, pineapple, and you stick to foods that burn more slowly, keep your blood sugar levels even and allow you to skip those dreaded 3pm sugar snack attacks!

Anyway, it's worth looking into. Chapters and Walmart usually carry the books, I've been putting it off, but it's time!!! I've gained ten lbs of ick and need to get rid of it!!! lol


Just a thought!!!
Sue :)

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Postby NBmedicFF » Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:48 am

FLASHOVER05 wrote:hey folks,
I am hoping to change my eating habits sometime in the near Future, I was wondering if anyone has a good link or copy of a cook Book that they can recommend, I am hoping to take my family along for the trend....I am so tired of the some old things, and I want healthy nutrious choices that don't suck looking for your typical Quick, Easy and Healthy Ideas... Any suggestions will be greatly welcomed!
"Body for Life" program is pretty good...I find you don't have to be quite as picky as they are in the book. Basically offers snack/meal ideas and suggests several small meals...pretty decent workout routine too. Plus the 'free' day is awesome.

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Postby iamvff » Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:20 am

Here is my real life weight loss Starting in Sept. of last year, I pretty much quit eating junk! I used to pollish off a huge bag of chips per night laying on the floor watchin TV, and always felt like crap for the entire night. Since Sept/04 (my acceptance to USAR) I decided to change! For probably 2 months, I walked 1/2 hour a day, then when it turned cold, I went to the gym and gradually worked that up to about 60 min/most days (30 walk/30 wieghts). I quit eating junk food, I hardly ever have a pop (if I do it's diet)Lots of water. I hardly ever watch TV (cause I am always on firehall :rolleyes: ) I find something to do. I am a sandwich fanatic, and since my wife opened a subshop in aug/04, I eat a 6' sub twice/day pretty much every day. For a snack I will eat a muffin or a tart, or whatever...just not junk. At home for snacks, I have yogurt, granola bars, veggie sticks, muffins, stuff like that. I tell ya...I don't feel like I have dieted one bit, because I eat like a pig...I just eat smarter and exercise a bit.....I dropped 25LBS over the winter, and have easily kept it off(so far :confused: )

Just my experience,
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Postby Red_Devil » Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:44 am

Congrats on the weight loss IAMVFF, now you dont need that four wheeler you have in your avatar to haul your fat a$$ around anymore!! keep up the great work!

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Good Eats

Postby Hosehog176 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:11 am

Flashover: My wife & I both belong to the (cooking club family) on MSN it is full of good ideas & recipes posted by pros & nonpros plus they have a chat room that is always very helpful. My wife post alot of her recipes there. I hope this is helpful & good eating. ;)
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Postby iamvff » Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:31 am

Red_Devil wrote:Congrats on the weight loss IAMVFF, now you dont need that four wheeler you have in your avatar to haul your fat a$$ around anymore!! keep up the great work!
Oh no...I still need it!! The part I didn't mention is that I dropped from 500lbs down to 475! :)

iamvff
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Postby dentedhead » Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:14 am

FO eating healthy is all in the head once you get around it then its easy,theres tons of stuff to eat and at the same time get tore into those little junk treats.As they say everything in moderation.

Also, dont confuse weight loss with fat loss if thats your goal.When I hit my 40 year crisis I started with a concerted effort to get back in shape.I started at 212 with a BF of 28% It took me about 6 months of intense work with a trainer my weight flucuates between 200-205 but I am still at 17% body fat.Three years later.I still cant get over the weight/fat thing. I look at pictures from before and laugh at the fat bastard, yet my weight is still close to my starting point.

Good luck and dont deprive yourself of snackies.

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Postby iamvff » Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:18 am

dentedhead wrote:Three years later.I still cant get over the weight/fat thing. I look at pictures from before and laugh at the fat bastard, yet my weight is still close to my starting point.
Dentedhead
Ah..don't worry DH...It's all in your head :D !!

iamvff :p
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Postby dentedhead » Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:23 am

iamvff wrote:Ah..don't worry DH...It's all in your head :D !!

iamvff :p
Its been established theres nothing but nonsense in my head.

Dentedhead
P.S nice job on getting yourself fit,lean and mean!
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