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  • Not political unless reality is political. Both parties have leapt on this as the super-duper-solution-to-all-problems. I'm just being cautious.
  • Definitely apropos in 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRdMa5U8M-0
  • Bread dooms me. When good bread flour, water, salt and yeast get together and do their thing for a few hours, the resulting product and its lovely chewy crust call to the butter in the fridge and get together to undo me. Fresh bread, still warm from the oven with butter melting into it? Heaven.
  • I'm close to your age -- turning 70 in January -- and have been obese since puberty. Just know this, every day you eat sensibly and every time you do some exercise, be it seated and watching a video or walking with a walker like I do, you will feel better! No lie. Instantly, you start to notice you feel better. Doing…
  • I really like the green giant frozen riced cauliflower risotto. It has mushrooms and bits of asparagus in it. They have another similar one. They do a good job of replacing rice or potatoes.
  • Another thing to try if your electronic scale is refusing to budge is to remove its batteries, wait a minute or two for its memory to clear and then put them back in. You won't want to do this every day but once a week or so seems like it might be good for your situation.
  • Just finished a bowl of oatmeal with guacamole and swiss cheese stirred in. Yummy, though a strange grey-green color.
  • Like all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares, all sugars are carbohydrates but not all carbohydrates are sugars. There is a fundamental problem with trying to use MFP logs to keep track of sugar. First, there is no recommended limit for sugars naturally occurring in foods. The only recommendation is…
  • ...indicating her knowledge of nutritional needs and the latest science on the matter are sorely lacking. 1. You can be overweight, underweight or a normal weight eating whatever is on her list. The important thing is not what you eat but how much. Also, just because something is on or off her list does not mean its…
  • This falls into the category of "close enough as makes no difference." Yes, if you deep fat fry and leave most of the oil in the pan, not all the oil counts because you are not consuming it. Weighing before and after won't really give you very useful figures on how much oil you consumed because juices also move around and…
  • Prunes are handy. They keep and sit out at room temperature. 5 prunes are 100 calories. We have a container of prunes on an end table in the TV room. Why not?
  • Food is made up of three macronutrients and human diets comprise all three, protein, fats, and carbohydrates. A tomato is chiefly carbohydrates, so are a potato and rice. Some chiefly-carbohydrate foods are more "nutritively dense" in terms of nutrients, micronutrients and fiber than others. A tomato is more nutritively…
  • Lots of different vinegars have lots of different tastes. If apple cider vinegar and red wine vinegar are the only things you've tried, you have a whole world open to you. For example, I like to marinate and then cook lean, boneless pork chops in a marinade of equal parts maple syrup, Dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar.…
  • This is from gouteducation.org: ""Diet – Many foods can raise the level of uric acid in the blood. Chief among these are beer, beef, pork, shellfish and foods or beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (which causes uric acid to go up). High-fructose corn syrup is also found in sweetened soft drinks and juices;…
  • It's called a panniculus and if I'm not careful, I get "ringworm" (fungus) under mine that makes it itch. The way to avoid this is to dry well after a shower and apply a good anti-fungal jock-itch cream. Surgery to remove it is complex and expensive. Read what @Amashilama said. That description is similar to others I've…
  • Every animal has a diet. You have a diet. A diet is what you eat. The struggle is not to go on or off "a diet" but to choose how and what to eat. One seeks a diet that comprises foods in amounts that maintain a healthy body condition and weight. My habitual diet has enough calories to keep my weight very high. I am trying…
  • I can maintain a 250 calories deficit for sedentary TDEE with some walking a few times a week and lose weight. Right now, I'm on a plateau because of over-eating and under-walking. You need to figure out what works for you long term. If a 250 calorie deficit works better for you, then do it. This is not a speed contest.…
  • Medical schools devote very little if any time to nutrition. Most physicians know little more about nutrition, and sometimes less, than the "man-on-the-street." Very few have time to learn much about nutrition and therefore issue lots of 1-page, 1200-calorie, cut-out-sugar, cut-out-fat, follow-this-eating-schedule, etc.…
  • Yes, there are many members here who have had or are prepping for weight loss surgery. There are also lots of folks who don't want the surgery and are looking for other ways to lose the weight. I fall into the latter category. Controlling calorie intake and increasing movement lead to weight loss. So I eat less and I walk…
  • Hi, Tim. You may or may not erase your diagnosis but you will certainly improve the status of your Type II diabetes through weight loss and exercise and will greatly diminish, if not eliminate, the likelihood of ugly side effects like neuropathy, organ damage, and, eventually, limb loss, blindness, etc. If you are young…
  • For the most part, the gaining of weight is not due to the anti-depressants per se but more due to how much you eat and how much you move. Sad to say, but it's back to keeping your calories in lower than your calories out. I've been on Prozac (fluoxitine) and Welbutrin (bupropion) since the mid-1990s. They did not cause my…
  • It wants seasoning and something to add moisture because it's very lean. You can make wonderful meatballs out of it for the freezer. Make sure to add some veggies to keep it moist, like fresh parsley, etc. I make a slurry of eggs and veg in the food processor and then add that and some (not many) bread crumbs to the meat.…
  • Look up "sheet pan dinners" and you'll find lots of recipes for simple meals that are made with "unprocessed" foods. Although many ask for a marinade or specific spices, remember you can adjust these to fit what works for you.
  • I buy the More-Than-Gourmet demi-glace pastes in one-pound containers and keep them in the fridge for just this purpose. They'll keep in the fridge for a year or more. I just put a bit in a cup of water and microwave it. It takes a bit of stirring to dissolve it but it's delicious and relatively low calorie and certainly…
  • At 120 lbs. you are right in the middle of a healthy weight. Maybe trying to lose 5 pounds to be at a lower weight won't result in the look you are trying for. Maybe exercise will do a better job for you at toning whatever you are wishing to tone by losing 5 pounds at your current weight.
  • I had a big home gym (cable & weight machine) with many possible ways to use it. I had to get rid of it when we moved. One very important thing I learned is that there are MANY of them on the used market looking for homes. I finally had to give my $2500+ machine away to a community center. This is one instance where I…
  • Erasing past entries does not erase the past. Only you know they are there, though. So, with a new day, start anew and just don't look at the old entries if they disturb you. I've been a member of MFP for years and sure don't want to look at older entries. Foods will drop out of the search engine suggestions for different…
  • Thank you for the thoughtful response, @NovusDies. I'm not giving myself another week, though, because I don't really need it. Today is the first day of the rest of my life -- or at least the next 20 pounds!
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