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Old 05-13-2008, 02:41 AM
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Eating healthy now (or gonna try to!)

Another trip to the dentist has scared me straight into changing my eating habits (again). I hope I can be consistent this time around. In the past I have always snacked on pastries or some sort of food on and off during the day, and of course that's not good for the teeth. Beginning this week I have been having two solid meals a day--no snacks in between--and brushing, flossing, and rinsing with Listerine immediately after so that the bacteria in the mouth don't have a chance to start destroying my teeth when they break down the sugars and what not. I'm going to try to hold off on eating in between meals, or if I do snack on something at work during the day, I'm going to floss and rinse with Listerine immediately afterwards. In the past I would actually brush my teeth after lunch at work, but I eventually got lazy and returned to my bad snacking ways. This past weekend I had scaling and root planing done on the left upper and lower quadrants and will have the right side done this week. Although I can eat normal food after the procedure, I've decided to go easy on my teeth and gums by having soup (Campbells chicken noodle or cream of mushroom, I usally add rice to the noodle mix) and then followed by fresh fruits (so far a fruit salad of sort consisting of diced strawberries, oranges, bananas). Actually it's quite a good meal and EASY to make! I know homemade soup is much more healthful than canned soup (with all the Na), but I'm such a poor cook to make my own! It'll probably end up tasting like crap. Anyhow, I'm not sure if it's psychological or just all the hype about healthy eating, but eating healthful foods such as real fruits seems to be making me feel great! Also I really should do more physical activities. I'm not fat or anything (I'm actually thin), but I know not being fat doesn't mean one is healthy and in shape. I need to get back into mt. biking and work on getting that six pack! Anyone want to share their eating habits and what you eat so I can get some ideas?

On a side note, no kidding about the rising cost of food these days! The other day I bought three medium navel oranges and a good sized mango and the cost came out to be a little over $4!

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Old 05-13-2008, 03:48 AM
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Also I really should do more physical activities.
Yeah, of the horizontal recreational kind.

AKLIM can explain more about that, and with whom.

Wasn't there some hot boss you mentioned?
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A few I've been trying to follow are the "blood type' diet (Dr. D'Amato) and Nutragenetics (Dr. Mark Hymann). I've been trying to cut out junk food. I do take supplements, mainly the Omega oils. I do need to add some type of excersise. I just bought a rice cooker last night for about $13 from Target. I have been cooking brown rice in a pot. I figure the steamer will be easier. It looks like you can cook a small meal in it. Steaming doesn't leach out the vitamins. I have also been trying to add in friuts, nuts and vegtables. Also, to cut out the Frutose and High Frutose Corn sweetners.
Dr. D'Amato also has a new version of the diet called Genotype diet. Gets a bit weird, about blood type and body measurements.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:49 PM
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I hate to say this, eating healthy is not just necesarily fruits and veggies. It really is quantity. I started dating my GF last year, graduate of Corden Bleu, now we eat all sorts of stuff, lots of sauces like the french. Now lots of this stuff butter, oils and bread and all of that. I can tell you that I dropped over 15 pounds in the past year and I eat very tasty with all the good things that are suppossed to be bad for you. Why? Portions!!!! At the beginning it was a little difficult but I got used to it, so did my stomach, and I eat smaller portions that are totally flavorful.

I hate to say this, in the US, the portions that they serve are way too large!! Ever go to a cheesecake factory and ask for a sandwich, they basically bring you a whole baquette with tons of things in it. Way too much.

Eating healthy is also the quantity. Excercise does not hurt and to boot, a couple of glasses of red wine with dinner is great!
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:04 PM
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I hate to say this, eating healthy is not just necesarily fruits and veggies. It really is quantity. I started dating my GF last year, graduate of Corden Bleu, now we eat all sorts of stuff, lots of sauces like the french. Now lots of this stuff butter, oils and bread and all of that. I can tell you that I dropped over 15 pounds in the past year and I eat very tasty with all the good things that are suppossed to be bad for you. Why? Portions!!!! At the beginning it was a little difficult but I got used to it, so did my stomach, and I eat smaller portions that are totally flavorful.

I hate to say this, in the US, the portions that they serve are way too large!! Ever go to a cheesecake factory and ask for a sandwich, they basically bring you a whole baquette with tons of things in it. Way too much.

Eating healthy is also the quantity. Excercise does not hurt and to boot, a couple of glasses of red wine with dinner is great!
Thats a good point. Have you seen the size of the muffins you can buy at Costco lately? THey're like as big as your head. Well im exaggerating obviously but they're a lot bigger than muffins used to be.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:35 PM
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Just go to McDonalds and get a super sized big mac!

I eat two meals a day, works for me.
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I'm single and a lazy cook, so I eat a lot of TV dinners, along with some canned goods, and a few other things. When I'm out shopping, I look at the labels, and generally won't buy a dinner unless the protein grams exceed the fat grams. I the protein is way higher than the fat, I get several. Among the exceptions are ramen (because it's 14 cents a pack and I'm not just lazy, I'm also cheap) and those frozen White Castle burgers where the fat is just a hair higher than the protein, but they're really really good.

I start out workdays with a bowl of ramen with an egg broken in it. Lunch consists of a small TV dinner, two PBJ sandwiches on toasted wheat (except for when I get tired of those and have tuna salad sandwiches instead), and some organic baby carrots or a thing of yoghurt. Dinner varies depending on how hungry I am and may consist of anything from a single low-fat hotdog or TV dinner up to an entire pizza. I also include organic salad or V8 when I'm feeling a lack of vegetation in my diet.

Friday and Saturday nights I generally ingest large amounts of barley-based beverages with a corresponding reduction in hunger and food consumption the following day.
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TV dinners are really bad for you, they have a ton of salt.

I'm a crummy cook and usualy I go out to eat. When I do cook I will generaly do burgers, steak, chicken etc. I love a good salad so I get organic vegtables and make a huge salad with lots of tomato's and peppers on it.

I try to cut down on eating pre made stuff because it is so bad for you.


If you want to do a cheap quick meal get one of those roaster chickens they sell at the grocery store, and a bag salad. You can put together a meal for under $10 thats pretty good and not bad for you. Just make sure they don't add stuff to those chickens, like salt.
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Yeah, of the horizontal recreational kind.

AKLIM can explain more about that, and with whom.

Wasn't there some hot boss you mentioned?
Sex burns calories too unless you are a "two stroker"

I could but he needs to find a partner first that isn't attached to him.

IIRC, yes, but he is just going to go windowshopping as far as she is concerned.
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I hate to say this, eating healthy is not just necesarily fruits and veggies. It really is quantity. I started dating my GF last year, graduate of Corden Bleu, now we eat all sorts of stuff, lots of sauces like the french. Now lots of this stuff butter, oils and bread and all of that. I can tell you that I dropped over 15 pounds in the past year and I eat very tasty with all the good things that are suppossed to be bad for you. Why? Portions!!!! At the beginning it was a little difficult but I got used to it, so did my stomach, and I eat smaller portions that are totally flavorful.

I hate to say this, in the US, the portions that they serve are way too large!! Ever go to a cheesecake factory and ask for a sandwich, they basically bring you a whole baquette with tons of things in it. Way too much.

Eating healthy is also the quantity. Excercise does not hurt and to boot, a couple of glasses of red wine with dinner is great!
I will agree with that to an extent. Quality does have an influence. To much of a diet that doesn't have the proper amount of vitamins will be just as bad. White bread, white rice sugar etc. have little vitamins and fiber. Also, not enough food can cause problems. And its not just problems to yourself, but also offspring. Some reports indicate that diabetes and other deseases are the result of what amount of food was available to yuor Grandparents at different times of developement. Mainly, adolecence for your Grandfathers and when in the womb for Grandmothers.
When you are under 30, you get away with a lot more. Some research also shows that you can turn on or off gene receptors with enviromental changes.
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I agree quantity is the problem, and I just cut out bread, potatos, and pasta wherever possible. That still leaves lots of tasty options. Starches should be just a small part of the meal, not the main part.
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we cut out high fructose corn syrup, and pretty much everything with preservatives. You may be surprised how much food has that cheap additive in it. We have raised bed gardens going, and are doing home made bread and bunches of other things.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:41 PM
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Here is the table for the amount of calories burned during sex :

Ok, we know you have always wanted to know just how many calories you can lose having sex. Here is a tongue in cheek look at the amount of calories you can burn during sex, sexual activities, foreplay and uh some other activities involving sex.

You can also use our calorie calculator to count how many calories are burned during other activities.

Possible Side Effects of Good Sex

The first indication that sex was a positive experience will be a buzzing in the pelvic area and a clear complexion. If sex was really terrific, you feel dangerously drained, as though your body had been connected to a large milking machine for several days...

Swooning = 6 calories
Palpitations = 10 calories
Shortness of breath = 5 calories
Perspiring = 8 calories

Possible Side Effects of Bad Sex
A less=than=sunny desposition = 1 calorie

Recovering from sex
Un entwining = 3 calories
Regaining motor control of pevis (After especially tiring sex, you may feel numb from below the waist to the opposite wall. The result will be an inability to walk [put one foot in front of the other], which will seriously impair your chances of going to the bathroom or getting some juice.) = 7 calories
Standing up = 9 calories
Getting some juice = 11 calories

Calories burned After sexual intercourse
(Classic behavior for shiftiness men who believe they’ve done their job and are now entilted to a rest. This “rest” may include snoring.) = 18 calories

During intercourse
(Women find this to be a subtle, yet direct way of suggesting dissatisfaction.) = 32 calories
During foreplay (Indicates either an advance case of fatigue or a serious lack of interest.) = 12 calories
Avoiding the wet spot = 80 calories

Trying Again
If the woman is ready = 5 calories
If the man is not = 156 calories

The Act of Insertion
Man is ready (same vice versa) = 1/4 calories
If the woman is not ready for sex (same vice versa) = 274 calories

Satisfying Partner Sexually (penis size)
Most experts agree that penis size means nothing. In those rare instances where a man has a small member, he may have to compensate by working slightly harder. whereas a man with a really large organ might not have to work as hard.

Normal size penis = 22 calories
Oversize = 15 calories
Tremendous = 8 calories
Teensy weensy = 163 calories

Multiple Orgasms

For women:
2 = 14 calories
5 = 30 calories
8 = 47 calories
(Depending her rate of recovery a woman can enjoy around 8 orgasms within an hour period without losing consciousness or disarranging her hair. As the number increases she may begin to experience a form of “reduced sanity” that will temporarily interfere with her ability to make the beds and cook supper.)

For Men:
2 = 21 calories
3 = 39 calories
4 = 57 calories
(Many men can enjoy up to 4 orgasms in an hour with little discomfort except for the slight ringing in the ears. However, a man who tries to achieve more than 10 orgasms within that same period is flirting with irreversible brain damage.)

Special Orgasms
Clitoral. = 15 calories
Vaginal = 21 calories
Penile = 21 calories
Scrotile = 15 calories
Rectal = 25 calories
Oral (can also occur during an especially good meal) = 30 calories

Sex Related Noises
Short gasps (per gasp) = 3 calories
Wheezing = 5 calories
Squeals = 4 calories
Ecstatic moaning = 11 calories
Low growling = 8 calories
Squishing = 10 calories
Shouting = 16 calories
Screaming = 18 calories
Urgent begging = 22 calories
Any short speech giving partner directions (”Please don’t stop,” “Faster,” “Just a little more”.) = 25 calories

Calories Burned in Various Sex Positions
Man on top, woman on bottom = 20 calories
Woman on top, man on bottom (Many women find that this position affords a better view of the clock.) = 25 calories
From the rear = 40 1/2 calories
Standing Both partners of equal height = 18 calories
Standing Woman 1 foot taller than a man = 90 calories

Sex Locations
On a bar stool = 20 calories
Rear of a car = 38 calories
In a phone booth, standing = 14 calories
In a phone booth, lying down = 274 calories
On an airliner, aisle seat = 24 calories
On an airliner, middle seat = 42 calories
On an airliner, window seat = 30 calories
On an airliner, in the lavatory = 100 calories

Calories Burned Having Orgasm
Real = 27 calories
Faked = 160 calories

Orgasmic Intensity Scale
Expression didn’t change = 1/2 calorie
Face turned purple = 15 calories
Orchestra swelled = 6 calories
Magical explosions = 10 calories
Blazing Sheets = 25 calories
Earth moved = 30 calories
Vesuvius erupted = 47 calories
You began moaning in Latin = 60 calories

Pulling Out
After orgasm = 1/4 calorie
A few moments before orgasm = 500 calories

Possible Side Effects of Intercourse
Bouncing = 7 calories
Sliding around = 9 calories
Serious Skidding = 12 calories
Full cartwheel = 20 calories
Whiplash = 27 calories
Knee burn = 6 calories
Chafed elbows = 5 calories
Chafed nose = 11 calories

Approaching Sexual Orgasm
Letting go = 5.5 calories
Controlling yourself =79 calories
Digging nails into your partner’s back = 11 calories
Trembling = 15 calories
Shaking = 20 calories
Shuddering = 25 calories
Trying to keep eyes open = 33 calories

Premature Ejaculation
During insertion = 2 calories
During intercourse (Approximately. 2 sec’s or 3 thrusts after insertion, whichever comes first.) = 5 calories
During foreplay = 3 calories
Immature ejaculation (Similar to premature ejaculation except male acts childish and throws a tantrum.) = 4 calories

For Women
Frustration = 8 calories
Anger = 15 calories
Violent mood swing = 20 calories
Surpressing rage = 25 calories
Not surpressing anger (In extreme cases, this can include cursing, nose tweaks, and gently massaging partner’s head with a tire iron.) = 65 calories

For Men:
Cursing = 10 calories
Apologising = 3 calories
Snivelling = 5 calories
Pleading for mercy = 8 calories
Begging for another chance (Note how unfair: Men never seem to mind if a woman has an orgasm after 3 seconds of sex.) = 15 calories

Dreaming
Regular dream = 2 calories
Wet Dream
Add 5 calories if it occurs while in bed with your partner;
Add 20 calories if your partner notices 16 calories
Wet Trance (Usually occurs in the presence of a sensual hypnotist.) = 20 calories

Group Sex
Introducing yourself = 3 calories
Overcoming shyness = 8 calories
Swapping partners, willingly = 4 calories
Swapping partners, unwillingly = 62 calories
Jealousy (Partner having more fun than you are) = 16 calories
Mixed doubles = 26 calories
Being nice to everyone = 100 calories
Anger (You suddenly realize that you’re wanted for you body and not your mind. Difficult to cope with, especially if you have a Ph.D.) = 10 calories
Finding your clothes = 5 calories

Typical Sex Related Fears
Partner hates me for what I did = 4 calories
Partner hates me for what I didn’t do = 8 calories
Forgetting the instructions in the sex manual =10 calories
Climaxing too soon = 5 calories
Climaxing too late = 6 calories
Not climaxing = 20 calories
Partner thinks of me as a sex object = 9 calories
Partner doesn’t think of me as a sex object = 47 calories
Partner will neglect to adminster last rites should I not recover from orgasm = 88 calories

Personal Fears
Gigantic cellulite that shake and ripple during orgasm = 6 calories
Stretch marks that look like a plowed field = 8 calories
Penis envy = 72 calories

Masturbation
For pleasure only = 6 calories
For exercise, too = 10 calories
For relief from tension = 12 calories
To pass the time = 7 calories
To avoid overeating = 16 calories
To get in touch with inner self = 10 calories
To get in touch with outter self =10.5 calories
To avoid insanity = 24 calories
To avoid spending money on a date (In addition to being a viable alternative to television, shopping, and binges, masturbation is a quick and inexpensive way to get warm.) = 9 calories
Using your hand(s) = 11 calories
Using your finger(s) = 9 calories
Using tweezers = 2 calories
Using an inflatable doll = 24 calories
Using Any fruit or vegetable (Except watermelon or a sprig of parsley) = 19 calories
Using a vibrator, hand=operated =12 calories
Using a vibrator, windup = 9 calories
Using a vibrator, electric = 5 calories
Using anything not mentioned here = 50 calories
In a pornographic movie theater = purchasing the ticket = 2.5 calories
In a pornographic movie theater = finding isolated seat = 78 calories
In a pornographic movie theater = adjusting raincoat = 3 calories

Getting Caught
By partner’s spouse = 60 calories
By your spouse = 60.5 calories
Trying to explain = 165 calories
Stuttering = 28 calories
Throwing up (Calorie counts here are flexible, depending on type of spouse=whether understanding and open=minded, or narrow=minded and armed) = 40 calories

Almost Getting Caught
Trying to remain calm = 100 calories
Fright (includes trembling) = 66 calories
Leaping out of bed = 25 calories
Getting dressed in one large motion = 300 calories
Thanking partner quickly = 2 calories
Jumping out of window add 5 calories if window wasn’t open = 15 calories
Landing = 1 calorie
Running very fast = 50 calories
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we cut out high fructose corn syrup, and pretty much everything with preservatives. You may be surprised how much food has that cheap additive in it. We have raised bed gardens going, and are doing home made bread and bunches of other things.
Yeh, HFCS and transfats are what a lot of the health food crowds says to avoid. All the soft drinks have it in them, except the Mexican ones. Some studies show no differences, but I try and not drink much sodas. Also, on starches mant say to experiment to find wich ones to avoid. The blood type diet specifies which one or ones for each blood type.
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Simple carbs brak down and turn into sugar quickly. Complex carbs are a much better source of carbohydrates. Refined flour, sugar, etc. are not good.

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