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Old Tue, Jul-21-20, 15:44
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https://www.thedailymeal.com/why-ca...nt-to-your-diet

Carbohydrates, or carbs, have recently gathered a bad reputation for their ability to cause weight gain, but not all carbs are unhealthy. In fact, carbs are actually essential to our diets.
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Old Tue, Jul-21-20, 15:53
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The subtitle says it all......

"Carbs are an essential energy source"


.......walks away shaking head.......

( and Im all for eating salads and greens but carbs are not an essential nutrient as such. Greens and vegies are an alternate source of vitamins, minerals and carbs, and fats and proteins. But carbs are not essential.)
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Old Wed, Jul-22-20, 08:17
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The majority of foods are good to eat as long as you learn to have everything in moderation. Your body can get thrown out of whack if you don’t eat right. Watch for these signs that you’re eating way too many carbs.


Weasel words: moderation, eat right, too many carbs.

Those words mean nothing without context. I have t2 diabetes & am overweight, so those words mean something completely different for me than for my non-diabetic, hyperactive, skinny husband.

Tho he still eats mostly low carb because I'm the cook.
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Old Wed, Jul-22-20, 08:22
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Carbs are not an essential nutrient. Full stop.

There's a genetic disorder in which the person does not have the enzymes to handle any kind of carb intake, which builds up in their blood and can cause all kinds of mayhem. The treatment is to not feed the child anything with carbs, a very ketogenic diet. Provided this is started early enough, the child grows up fine.

Because they don't NEED the carbs. No one does.
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Old Wed, Jul-22-20, 08:33
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When fat is being used for energy, it doesn’t digest completely, which allows ketones,


Lol at fat oxidation being described as a digestive process.
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Old Sun, Jul-26-20, 17:38
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All carbs turn into glucose and can raise blood sugar. The article said that. So eating a lot of brown rice or “healthy” whole wheat bread will do the same. And I mean who eats 1/2 cup of pasta?
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Old Sun, Jul-26-20, 18:56
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ROFL.....no 1/2 cup servings in my house. Teens wipe out 2-3 cups of any pasta based meals. Hence, its a rare meal.
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Old Mon, Jul-27-20, 06:20
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Ms. Arielle, I hear you!
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Old Thu, Aug-13-20, 19:07
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Ms. Arielle I am clapping loudly giving you a standing ovation
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Old Thu, Aug-13-20, 19:32
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less than 20 carbs per day for me, most often much less

And I'm about 60 pounds lighter - and healthy. YMMV
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Old Fri, Aug-14-20, 15:14
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Not all carbs are created equal. As you all know, there are different types, whole or processed. Starchy or not.
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I enjoy salad veggies with protein. I make a dressing that appeals to me and enjoy my meal.

I think that enjoying the food we eat is a huge aspect of sujccessful long term maintenance for weight loss. How can anyone go through life being so restrictive. I can't.
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Old Fri, Aug-14-20, 18:05
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Originally Posted by Judynyc
I enjoy salad veggies with protein. I make a dressing that appeals to me and enjoy my meal.

I think that enjoying the food we eat is a huge aspect of sujccessful long term maintenance for weight loss. How can anyone go through life being so restrictive. I can't.


I refuse to eat food that I don't like - which I did when I ate horrible high-fiber foods to lose weight. But restrictive? I have to be - I'm diabetic & stick to no grain, no sugar, low carb all the way.

But - as I said - I enjoy every thing I eat!

PS - I just had a salad with tuna & homemade olive oil dressing. Very tasty! Very low carb!
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Old Sat, Aug-15-20, 08:53
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I refuse to eat food that I don't like - which I did when I ate horrible high-fiber foods to lose weight. But restrictive<...snip...>

I'm with you on that.

I have limited options, but I want to enjoy what I eat. They way I figure it is this: If it tastes bad to me, my body is telling me it is bad for me.

Too bad it doesn't work the other way because sugar tastes good but is also bad for me.

Bob
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Old Sun, Aug-16-20, 04:25
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Originally Posted by Bob-a-rama
Too bad it doesn't work the other way because sugar tastes good but is also bad for me.

Bob


I had a breakthrough when I expanded my definition of "good" beyond the immediate taste of whatever it is.

How does it make me feel? Right after, ten minutes after, the next morning? This was a big step in getting over my eating disorder, when I connected the appeal of whatever junk I was contemplating with how it made me feel, long term.

Like yesterday, when I wound up eating some potato salad in a group dining situation. Sure enough, my hands hurt the rest of the day. Aside from the nightshade issues, it's also the seed oil in the mayo.

I'll remember that the next time I am tempted.
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Old Sun, Aug-16-20, 05:00
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Originally Posted by Bob-a-rama

Too bad it doesn't work the other way because sugar tastes good but is also bad for me.

Bob


Isn't that the truth!
The older I get, the more sweet tastes good and protein tastes blah.
No wonder we see so many obese elderly if they follow their taste buds.
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