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  • Ok. better eating starts now.

    Tuna, brown rice and salads are now my staples since puffing up back in NJ.

    I'm done with all the gluten free breads bagels cereals etc.

    I don't like veggies but I will do what I can.

    My liquids will be tea, coffee and water. I'll supplement with vitamins and protein.

    I will have an exercise program.

    What am I missing?
    And the truth shall set you free.

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    Fruits. I perform a lot better on the potty when I eat lots of vegetables.

    Where can you find a dietitian or nutritionist that specializes in SCI diets?

    Maybe the NSCIA knows.

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    • #3
      There was one at Magee in Philly that was on the team that made Prosource.

      But, I forget her name.
      And the truth shall set you free.

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      • #4
        I'm there too Joe. After Dave's dx of diabetes this month things have to change.
        It is hard because he can't be active. (unless turning your head and a weak shrug count)
        My weight crept up since his SCI. Less activity and stress eating to blame.
        In Oct I started at a women's workout place and try to get there 3 times a week or more if have an aide of family member able to come over. I'm a wimp, but at least it is something. I'm hoping it will help my fibromyalgia and mood.
        We see a dietitian next week and hope she has some ideas. I'm confused about the carbs etc for diabetics. He hates most veg except corn which is not good.
        Good luck Joe!

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        • #5
          greasy double cheesburgers
          xlarge pepperoini pizzas
          beef burritos/tacos
          fried potatoes with fried eggs on top
          We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
          Ronald Reagan

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          • #6
            Originally posted by brucec View Post
            greasy double cheesburgers
            xlarge pepperoini pizzas
            beef burritos/tacos
            fried potatoes with fried eggs on top
            ermmmm...you never call....
            1FineSpineRN

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            • #7
              Pass up the desserts and other high sugar stuff but do not be fanatical. I have never met a chocolate mousse that I could pass up. lol When I eat at a friends, I eat what they serve.

              Regarding veggies, I eat plenty as long as they are cooked lightly or raw. i hate overcooked and most canned veggies. The way things are cooked or prepared can make a lot of difference. When all else fails, douse with hot sauce to numb the tastebuds.
              You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
              http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

              See my personal webpage @
              http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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              • #8
                I am more of a chicken and rice guy than tuna. If I want to lose weight quickly I just drink an ensure for breakfast and lunch and then chicken and rice for dinner.

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                • #9
                  Wild Alaskan Salmon joe and lots of it. It is delicious and great for you.

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                  • #10
                    Don't overdo the tuna. Unfortunately it can have fairly high mercury levels, as can all top preditor fish (swordfish, shark, tuna, salmon, etc.) that are wild.

                    Try to keep your carbs down. Fruit is good, but is also high in sugars (ie, carbs). Blueberries and raspberries are available now in the USA from Chile and are lowest in carbs of most fruits.

                    Good protein sources include (as long as you are not lactose intolerant) skim milk, non-fat cottage cheese and yogurt (esp. Greek style yogurt which is higher in protein). Chicken, pork, beef are all fine with lean cuts (remove the skin on chicken).

                    Barley is lower in carbs but high in fiber compared to oats or wheat cereals and breads. Quiona is also low in carbs. You can find low carb pastas for that pasta "Jones" (Dreamfield is best), but avoid rice and potatoes which are high in carbs with limited nutritional value anyway. Brown rice or wild rice if you must have small amounts of rice.

                    Start reading labels when you are grocery shopping. Set a goal for your daily carb intake and stick to it. (100 gm. is probably fine). Also, be sure to get your fiber intake into the 30 mg. daily range.

                    (KLD)
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                    • #11
                      I eat Wild Alaskan Salmon Joe. Here is a link discussing it for some reading regarding mercury etc:

                      http://www.epi.alaska.gov/eh/fish/

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the info KLD and all!!

                        One good piece of advice I adhere to is, "Don't drink your calories!"
                        And the truth shall set you free.

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                        • #13
                          [QUOTE=NoDecafPlz;1469587]Tuna, brown rice and salads are now my staples since puffing up back in NJ.

                          I'm done with all the gluten free breads bagels cereals etc.

                          I don't like veggies but I will do what I can.

                          My liquids will be tea, coffee and water. I'll supplement with vitamins and protein.

                          I will have an exercise program.

                          What am I missing?[/QUOTE]

                          Variety and Moderation!!!!
                          You are going to get so bored on a diet like this that you will go off easily or when you reach your goal and start adding back some foods you ignored during your diet, the pounds will start coming back again. I think it was Richard Simmons who said
                          Don't go on a Diet...Go on a Live It.

                          Eat a little of everything you like, but smaller portions and maybe not so often.

                          All the best,
                          GJ

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                          • #14
                            I'm liking all these ideas especially after belly bumping the table way too many times during the holidays.. Is there a height to weight ratio we should be going by at 5'8 I weighed 168 before thanksgiving Turkey and Christmas ham along with the trimmings and desserts..
                            Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. .(John Wayne)

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                            • #15
                              Hey nodecaf, the veggie thing is a real issue in our house too, the kids will grudgingly eat their greens after some coaxing but they still don't like 'em.

                              I always tell them to try salad and we promised that if they begin eating salads we will have less vege nights, of course the kids howl me down and carry on about how theyd hate salad etc.

                              I used to detest vegetables (I eat them but only for health reasons) but made myself enjoy salad as a kid and now I love a good salad and I tell you salad type vegeis are a hell of a lot nicer than your standard carrot, peas, sprouts etc.

                              Get used to good salads and you can probably get away with not having vegetables too much.

                              Lettuce, tomatoes, capsicum (red or green), few mushrooms, cucumber and some shredded carrot, then get a pinch of sugar and a little lemon juice to dress it and you got an awesome side for steaks n stuff...oh mum got me into coriander (cilantro) years ago and I swear it will transform your salads into awesome.

                              If you are looking to impress a lady...coriander...it will have her removing her undergarments within seconds.

                              I need more salads right now, Christmas food is making my wheelchair wheels buckle under the strain on of my holiday weight...lol
                              "The problem with self improvement is knowing when to quit." "Diamond" David Lee Roth.

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