In the past week or so I saw different things or some news about certain foods or new diets.
Has anyone seen the segment on tv that says "you can starting eggs again" because the cholesterol isnt sufficient enough, or something to that effect.
This was not on Dr. Oz show, but I do watch the program to see whats new on diets, Then I saw a segment about "eat 30 gms of fiber every day to lose weight fast". That was 6:00 news. What the heck, I would think that much fiber would be too much.
Besides, any food that has alot of fiber, dont they have alot of carbs in it ??. I would gladly eat more fiber if it didn't have alot carbs in the food. I like all kinds of beans but some have alot of carbs. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I did some research today about dollar stores in this city. There are Family Dollar stores, Dollar General and Dollar Tree at various locations. I copied all the addresses and phone numbers. I called each one to see if they carry frozen, meat, dairy. I don't want to have to take another trip to buy those items. Surprisingly, some carry frozen, dairy and one of the stores was Dollar Tree. I think I went to one long time ago. The only thing I have to take bus to get there. It wasn't too bad cause it was springtime and hopped a bus that goes downtown then hop another bus to where I want to go. All in all, the bus fare is 1.25 each way with a transfer. So that would be 2.50, that will be worth it for me, I can take all day to browse and shop.
Thanks for your reply. I re-read my post about the finances, which, some people didn't read the whole story. All the groceries and all my bills from my money...social security disability. Someone thought my son was paying the groceries. NOO way.
Anyway, when I was in between shopping trip I did cut trash bags to use for liners. Thats a good point that you made. I had to cut a big bag because the bottom of the box is too big and I use big rubber band to hold the plastic on.
I was in many dollar stores in my lifetime and you are right, some of those have groceries. There are different dollar stores out there too. Some don't have groceries. I would like to get one that I can buy meat, frozen, dairy if one of those stores would carry them. Since I dont drive, I have to research where the dollar stores are in my vicinity so I can ask my son to drive me. Thanks for the comment about the liners. I should continue with the garbage bags instead.
Thanks for your reply, some tips were helpful but I have to defend myself on some points that maybe you didn't understand. Did I tell you that it's MY income. It comes from my Social Security disability every month. My son pays my bills from my Social security. Not one penny comes from him..its mine. I wish i can drive so I can go to other places but we go to Walmart. I buy their brand which is alot cheaper than brand names. I don't buy processed food, snacks, junk. I eat healthy and cook from from scratch. Did you see the part of my post where I buy bag of boneless, skinless chicken breast alot and cook vegetables on the side. I do not allow myself to buy any unneccessary things. My personal items such as shampoo, soap for clothes, dishes, cleaning supplies are all their brand name or the least expensive brand.
As far as the cats, I suspect that you don't have cats because what you suggested its not feasible. You don't just up and change their diets, routine, litter just like that. Those whatever "things" you call for litter..pellets you say. I wont change their litter that's for sure. I buy a big bucket of litter that clumps, odor eliminating lasts a long time. I brush them alot and play with them alot, the remark you made that I should do those things was insinuating. It's all I have to say.
I looked everywhere to find a community devoted to finances, budgeting and couldn't find one so I am posting here maybe to get some insight. am frustrated that my grocery bill is more than I want every time when I shop. Ok, heres the story, I don't drive so my son drives me to Walmart every two weeks. He pays my bills, I am disabled and he gives me the cash for the groceries every two weeks. Since it takes a long time to shop he usually drops me off at the door and we will give a time to come back, usually 1.5 hrs. I am not getting any junk food cause I eat healthy. I usually buy the skinless, boneless chicken breast in 3 lb packs. I buy produce or veggies that I can make with the chicken. I don't buy any sweets or snacks. I drink green tea in the morning and love drinking lemon water during the day.
I do have two cats so I have to get their food, I buy dry and canned, treats, cat litter, liners. So it takes a percentage of the bill. My health and beauty products, I usually the least expensive brand for personal health and beauty, any kind of cleaning products. I buy 2 lint rollers every trip to get pet hair off of everything. After get my groceries I go to the checkout and the bill is nearly 200.00. That doesn't allow money for me till the next shopping trip. I granted, I don't go anywhere cause I dont drive. What can I do to cut down on groceries at the store..??. We go to Walmart cause its close to me and there prices are more than other stores I get flyers from..
I frequently go to Ebay alot and I was confused about two diet pills that I have been seeing on ads. I know that many people say that there are NO diet pills out there that works especially when your on thyroid medication (which I take). I thought I would throw this out and get any kind of information. I go to a Community Care clinic to see my doctor to get my refills of my meds. I take, thyroid and Lorezepam for anxiety, I get a discount for the visit and my meds are very low every month thats the reason I go to that public center. I like my doctor, he is personable and have been going for awhile. But at the same time, I question some things he says. For instance, I was very frustrated with my weight when I go there and I told him that I am exercising, watch the diet, cut out alot of carbs, sugar. I dont drink pop at all, drink water alot and cut out orange juice which contains alot of sugar. I had asked him for prescription for a diet pills because every thing I did was not working. Ok, he has never ordered labs on me for over a year, he dont know any of my blood counts.. He gives me a drug called Lovastatin (Mevacor) as a diet pill...?? Whaat. Is he kidding, thats a cholesterol lowering drug and since he doesnt have any clue what my cholesterol is nor any of bood tests. Am I supposed to ask him why has he not ordered labs on my thyroid especially. I don't want to change docs but I think he should have done his job.
Oh, about the pills I was looking at lately, has anyone heard of Green Coffee pills or Carcinia Gambodia. I read about both of them and the bottles looks identical and but they do not have the same ingredients. I just wanted to get any feedback of these two drugs if anyone took them. As far as the doctor I see him at the end of the month, and since I don't have a scale, I gauge myself by how the clothess fit. But the truth will come when I go to the office. I think I should ask him why he hasn't ordered labs on me for a year, dont you think.
So I went to my 5 month check-up to the doc. I thought I was doing right, to my dismayed I actually gained weight instead of losing, darnit. I go to the gym faithfully and do treadmill or elliptical for 30 mins, have resistance tubes for toning arms and legs. Changed to low carb, more protein, very low sugar, and Greek yogurt or non-fat yogurt to make smoothies with skim milk, and protein powder that I bought. Last time I saw him I told about the smoothies with fruit, mainly berries. He said any kind of fruit has sugar. I have cut down on cereal considerably because the doc said most of cereals have wheat flour and I told him I was buying wheat breads for eons. He asked how many slices I eat, and said...maybe 2 a day. I always that your suppose to have some grain in diet. I only cook chicken...boneless and skin;less and dont fry at all. I usually do stir fry with oriental vegetables or baked.
Here' the thing, what he said (sometimes I question his theories) he said that the wheat flour interferes with the insulin. Well, I didnt know that and I'm not change topo vegan, because that's what people do at some diets, no wheat. Also I do take thyroid pill since I was a kid and my labs are fine in that department. I know that people stereotype that condition and there answer is "oh, it's your thyroid". It's not a factor if I am doing everything right. So, this time i almost pleaded if he do something or suggest something. He looked at the puter and said, ok I will try this and this might work.
He prescribed Lovastatin and he claimed it was a diet pill. My son came with me to get my prescriptions and he asked the pharmacist if that pill was a diet pill. They both claimed it was NOT. His face was of confusion and I said.....that's what he ordered. I looked under name and it said it lower cholesterol along with with a good diet. We didnt even talked cholesterol in the office, I told him I hardly use fat in diet. The conclusion I have after this is......WHAAT.? Who is right or wrong here.
I love ice cream or frozen yogurt in the summer better than other desserts. I usually opt for the low carb kind but it's very costly these days. I perused the internet for look for recipes that do NOT need heavy cream or eggs. Even frozen yogurt recipes and there's myriad of recipes, which to someone like me, it's daunting. I am asking if anyone out there has a ice cream machine and are they good for the job.
I saw recipes that do NOT need ice cream maker and have many steps to them. I saw one that uses canned evaporated milk, powdered sugar and you refrigerate the milk one day ahead, then then you whip and whip till peaks form. Add the sugar and freeze in a storage container in take it out every hour to whip the concoction again. Do this each hour for 4 hours. Seems like a chore to get ice cream. I saw frozen yogurt recipes that uses nonfat or lowfat yogurt , real fine sugar, lemon juice and whatever kind of fruit you want. They didn't have as many steps.
I am asking if anyone out there has a ice cream machine and are they good for the job.
I love cereals and but majority of them alot of carbs. I look for low sugar cereal also, anything under 10 gm is good.. Oh, I also need cereal with high fiber (don't suggest All Bran...please). Anything else that has low carb and high fiber. I am asking the impossible probably. I am not a egg eater but I might re-think my breakfast since eggs are good source of protein. So, I use to have toast in the morning, whole wheat but all the studies I see everywhere say limit your bread. I sometime get the Special K with the berries when its on sale but its not a good source of fiber.
Also I reading about how some fruit are loaded with sugar, more than the others. I don't buy bananas anymore because anywhere on the web I am seeing the ads that say that bananas are loaded with sugar and starch. If I get fruit I can get just berries. Another thing they listed pineapple as a high sugar fruit. Who knew that fact.
I started to eat for the better; buy non-fat Greek yogurt when I shop (quart of it). I will buy frozen fruit and make smoothie with yogurt almost every morning. My goal is to cut alot of carbs in my diet and I used to eat cereal in the morning and I look labels all the time and most cereals have lot of carbs, even the fiber rich ones. I have noticed that with cutting on some carbs and eating yogurt, peanut butter or nuts I am constipated. Once in a awhile I have to take gentle laxative on night time so I will go the next day. I also taking more water, I keep a gallon of water in the fridge and drink with my water bottle, I refill it a few times a day, so I thought it (water) would regulate me no matter what. I took two laxatives last and I did have relief this morning, but.....only one time. I am drinking more water so i will go alot more but it hasn't happened. Should I back off on the yogurt, peanut butter, and or nuts for a while.