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stephanie_craxford

Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« on: December 22, 2005, 10:09:17 am »
Harper has asked me to provide the information on my diet as it has been so successful for me.  So here it is:

I don't think that what I do would constitute a diet more of a change in my eating habits.  It started late January 2005 with a visit with my Dr to discuss the results of my blood tests prior to starting HRT.  Everything was great except for my cholesterol which was dangerously high.  The doctor said that she didn't want to prescribe HRT until I had my cholesterol under control.  She would test again in three months but she felt that it would take at least six months to have it down to an acceptable level.  A bit of incentive...

So facing a delay with starting HRT I decided that I have to change my eating habits.  Remember I didn't have a weight problem just cholesterol.  I am 5'8" tall and was 170lbs.

I thought that the best way to get my cholesterol down was to cut out those foods that contain the ingredients that produce it or contribute to its production.  These being saturated fats, and trans fats (ironic I had to get rid of "Trans" fats)  I won't go into what each of these do when you have too much of them but it's not good.

So I started to read food labels.  Anything that contained saturated or trans fats was left on the shelf.  I cut out ALL dairy products, and ALL fast food, I limited red meat to once per week and then only very lean cuts, I ate lots of skinless chicken, either BBQ'd or baked, lots of fish, but cut out all other sea food. I started to eat salads every day, lots of oranges and apples, kiwi's and pineapple, lots of vegetables, and lots of rice.  I cut out regular potatoes and switched to sweet potatoes.

I replaced the dairy products with products made form soy (what I call) fake cheese, fake sliced meats, soy drinks, and soy puddings.  And of course I ate yogurts.  I changed my bread to Ezekiel Bread <sp> and changed my cereal to whole grain  Kashi cereal, sprinkled with ground flax.

So this is really not a diet where you have measure amounts, count calories etc... as I eat three meals a day that generally include the following from the list above:

Breakfast - Kashi cereal, flax, and orange juice.

Lunch - a sandwich made from ezekiel bread, sliced soy cheese and soy meat, yogurt, and an orange.

Dinner - either chicken skinless chicken breast, fish (or a red meat such as pork or beef if it's that time), brightly colored veg, rice or sweet potatoes), salad, an orange, and a soy pudding, with a glass of wine (occasional).

No snacks except for nachos and salsa occasionally.

So that's it.  Remember that none of the above contains any saturated fats or trans fats - read the labels.  I went from 170lbs to 125lbs.  It worked for me and as this is just plain and simple healthy eating, it should work for anyone else.  But you should contact your doctor first.

Steph

Peggiann

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2005, 11:14:45 am »
Thank you Steph,

I had lost more weight using the Suzzane Summer's plan. It's a lot like your change in eating habits. I lost 127 in ablittle over a year coupled with exercise. The only things she says is to eat all fruits seperate from meals about 30 minutes before breakfast is good. and that helps burn the caebs all day and gone before nightfall. I enjoyed her recipes and the food is really great too.

Leah had been stuck on the needing to loose 17 more lbs. to make it down to 200lbs. IT better for the surgery in later on. So she wanted to try the Nutrisystem plan. IT's not expensive either. Her cost is $247.00 amonth and it's delivered right to the door. That's not bad for one persons food bill per month. We used to spend alot more than that eating out and what I bought to fix from the store. All she has to do is heat and eat.  She has lost that 17 lbs in just 2 months. She is still using this plan and will to maintain the 200 lbs. When she skips the meal plan for special occassions though it's good for the reminder of Fat free. Thanks! with the holidays coming it's good to have the mind joggled to Fat free, The holiday time is so tempting.

Anyway thanks for the reminder on fat's.

Peggiann


stephanie_craxford

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2005, 09:03:23 pm »
As I mentioned I really don't think that this is a diet as there is no measuring or counting involved, just sensible eating and being more aware of what you consume.  I guess you could say it's more of an attitude change than anything else.  What I like about it is that after a short time I knew what foods to take and what to pass by.  The medical check ups that I've had since then have been great.  Blood pressure great, weight great, heart and breathing great, and of course my bad cholesterol is rock bottom.

Steph

Shelley

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2005, 06:27:05 am »
Oh no! I didn't see chocolate there Steph,

Shelley

stephanie_craxford

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2005, 07:48:51 am »
Oh no! I didn't see chocolate there Steph,

Shelley

You had to remind me...  :)

A half bar of chocolate bar can contain an average of:

9.0 grams of saturated fat
0.1 grams of trans fat (not too bad)
15.0 grams of cholesterol (the bad kind)
55.0 grams of sodium (salt)
29.0 grams of carbs
1.0 grams of fibre
28.0 grams of sugar
4.0 grams of protein
0 Vitamines
10% calcium (from the milk)
2% iron

Yum, yum

Shelley

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2005, 02:19:00 pm »
No it's ok I only eat the other half. It's like how only a slither of cake has no calories.

Shelley

Leah

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2005, 03:34:59 am »
Personaly...I'ld just pick out any of that calories I see. But seems how I can see any no worries ;D ;D :D :D

Just teasing... I don't have chocolate demanding tooth so I guess I'm lucky. I found that the first week of giving up sugar when I was told I was diabetic was the worst. Then past that week it was easy not to want it anymore. By the time a month had gone by I didn't miss it or need it at all. Getting past the hurdle was all it took.

Leah

Bdnewgirl

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2006, 12:19:12 pm »
Anybody who want to give away a few pounds Just send them to me at PO-box Brandi In nowhere town
Everyone says they want to fatten me up a little   ;D :) ;D

love Brandi

Shelley

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2006, 10:38:38 pm »

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Anybody who want to give away a few pounds Just send them to me at PO-box Brandi In nowhere town
Everyone says they want to fatten me up a little

Oh to have that problem ::).

Shelley

LostInTime

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2006, 03:45:55 pm »
I am not terribly overweight but evidently I am not that healthy either.  Reading this thread reminded me that I had to call my doctor.  Thanks a lot Steph!  It was strongly suggested that I go to a nutrition counselor and get on a low fat diet.  So, low fat diet here I come.

Also found out that my Testosterone count was double what it needs to be.

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Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2006, 04:34:55 pm »
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Also found out that my Testosterone count was double what it needs to be.

Oh to have that problem  :P

Dennis

Chaunte

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2006, 07:17:46 pm »

Also found out that my Testosterone count was double what it needs to be.

If memory serves me right, dihydro-testosterone is a major cause of Male-Pattern-Baldness.  It might be worthwhile talking with your physician about certain perscription male anti-baldness medications before you end up with your rabbits running away. ??? 
(A receeding hare (hair) line. ::))  A side benefit is that it will help keep your prostate small and healthy.

Chaunte

Shelley

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2006, 08:32:24 am »
Don't worry Dennis your man enough for this girl :-*

Shelley

LostInTime

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2006, 12:32:40 pm »
Dennis, if I could I would, especially for you.   ;D

Although my T count is double what it should be it is well, well below normal for males so I think I am okay.  The funny thing is when I first started hormones I had lost just a tiny bit and only a little but the loss stopped and reversed after awhile.

Went to the doctor's today about my depression meds and was also put on a very restrictive diet, which I shall share in another post, complete with weblinks.  Well, ok, mostly weblinks.

Sara

Re: Steph's Fat Free Diet!
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2006, 09:44:18 pm »
Soy can give you some gastro intestinal problems taken in large quantities or continual use over the years. I have soy milk instead of cows milk and I find it better, it does not bloat the stomach as much. It tasted yukky when I first tried it but got used to it after a while.

Soy has been found to reduce T in mice and rats so maybe that is a benefit as well.


Sara.

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