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What diet do you follow?

What diet do you follow?
What diet do you follow?

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 Posted 5/8/2012 8:09:27 AM
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DDye (5/6/2012)
Eating breakfast makes me tired and hungry all day.  Studies have found people who eat breakfast live longer but an increase in calories can't be good for people like us.  A switch to a low carb breakfast didn't help.


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Try fresh-pressed, raw vegetable & fruit juice breakfast. Breville makes the best centrifugal juicers. Juice out a total of ten to fifteen vegetables and fruits. Include dense leafy greens like chard, kale, parsley. Include yellow, red, orange varieties. Mushroom, ginger. Tropical fruits like kiwi, mango, pineapple. Mix in 1 tbsp per serving of raw bee pollen powder and raw honey.  If you want to make it a 'smoothie' consistency, transfer the raw juice to a blender and add banana, frozen blueberries, and crushed ice. If you make more than one serving, put it in a jug and take it to work and drink it for an afternoon snack. Sip slowly, don't gulp down. Wait an hour before you eat solid food.

Your experience: Immediate and sustained energy boost. No fatigue because it requires almost no energy to digest. Nutrient dense. Low calorie.


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 Posted 7/29/2012 3:37:48 AM
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I'm new to this forum.  I think I will be visiting often. 

My diet consists of whatever I want to eat, which is usually pretty healthy foods with some raw vegetables.  Lately however, since hanging out with a new friend, I'm not making great choices and noticing some physical changes that I need help in reversing, such as some joint aches, trigger finger, thinning hair.  I need to start putting more attention to what I eat and maybe start juicing and taking supplements again.


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 Posted 7/30/2012 4:42:49 AM
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Welcome to the Forums, GSD927.

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 Posted 7/30/2012 6:16:30 PM
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On a typical day I eat a banana and a granola bar for breakfast or a banana and a pear (sometimes a mango). I have orange juice with breakfast.
For lunch I eat a large salad with no dressing but with sesame seeds and sunflower seeds added, along with a bowl of soup.
For dinner I have salmon and green veggies like green beans or sesame/spicy chicken with rice and baby corn, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, brussel sprouts, and snow pea pods. When I eat pasta or bread it is always whole grain, never any white bread or pasta.
For sweets and snacks dark chocolate and/or almonds and other nuts.


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 Posted 8/3/2012 5:52:51 AM
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I tried to strictly Zone for a while but found difficult to follow (never stopped eggs yolks though). I settled to a basically Mediterranean. I eat mainly fat fishes, lean meat, very seldom red meat and always vegetables (in the 3 main meals). I am trying now to re-introduce soy foods (e.g. tempeh, mainly at breakfast), lower a little calories, will try to avoid yeggs yolks and cut on dairy, all due to prostate concerns. I must pay more attention to protein (I might have been overdoing on this vs carbs) as I  got an increase on my IGF-1 which increases PC risk. Never added sugars, desserts etc .. beside some dark chocolate in the evening.
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Hello Albedo! Umm dark chocolate wouldnt be better in the morning o midday? It may be stimulant at evening.

Time ago I go on a Paleo Diet with some rules from Zone Diet (3 macronutrients in every meal)
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 Posted 8/9/2012 6:07:47 AM
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To SpainEurope (strange the quote did not work)

Sure SpainEurope you are right! But that is my weakness and I feel some level of addition/reward after a stressy day and never felt the stimulation effect. Let me do it for sometime :-) ... till at least I reset few things in my life I need to ... :-) promised, I keep it moderate ... :-)

Paleo looks also very good from all I have read; it is very interesting you mention that as I got from you my Zoning. Let us know the benefit you are having from it and how you feel!

I also think one day (was this mentioned once?) LEF should put it all together and make a nice update article on "dieting". Did I maybe miss it?
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 Posted 8/9/2012 6:12:18 AM
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Life Extension magazine has published articles about various diets, such as The Zone http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2000/mar00-report2.html, the Mediterranean Diet http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/may2008_Enhancing-Longevity-Through-The-Miami-Mediterranean-Diet_01.htm and calorie restriction http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/sep2008_The-CR-Way_01.htm but not one article that compares them.

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 Posted 8/9/2012 11:35:48 AM
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'See Food' diet for me, as in I see food and I eat it. ;-)

Despite that I have dropped my LDL 56 points in the past 5 months (140 -> 84), with the rate accelerating.
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My diet is lowered-carb, with moderate calorie restriction.  I use the portion control awareness of Weight Watchers.  I don't as a rule eat a lot of vegetables but I enjoy a spinach salad with various toppings, and the occasional stir-fry.  I have an apple almost every day.  A diet relatively high in protein seems to suit me, but it's not strict Atkins at all.  I do, however, like the newer Atkins bars and oatmeal cookies - HUGE improvement over the Atkins bars of a few years ago.

For me, morning energy comes from last night's supper; that powers me through, and breakfast is small and just keeps me going.  If I'm tired in the morning, it's usually because my supper was too small.   
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