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Old 03-28-2013, 19:48   #51
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I LOVE my immersion blender. I use mine to make soups. I make stock every other week or so from the bones of the chicken we eat (I keep a bag of bones in the freezer until I have enough to make stock). Then I microwave it with some broccoli, spinach, celery, or asparagus (or some combo) until it's soft, add an ounce of cream cheese, some salt and pepper, and use my immersion blender to make a lovely, quick cream soup. I take it to work as my "drink" to have with my salad or other lunch items.

Oh, I also use the blender occasionally to make "Bullet-proof coffee"... coffee with coconut oil and cream (and sometimes SF flavoring) all whirred together until creamy. The blender helps the coconut oil emulsify in the coffee so you don't have an oil slick on top.

The things you learn from low-carb boards... *never dreamed I'd drink coffee with coconut oil*

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We will continue to advocate the good fats message until we're blue in the face . . . natural saturated fat is GOOD for us! American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Natural saturated fat is GOOD for us! Harvard School of Public Health

Natural saturated fat is GOOD for us! Johns Hopkins
I'm not sure how many other fats are in a big mac but what about UNSATURATED FATS, THE BAD FATS that are in that sandwich? Do the good ones out weigh them? I'm all for this believe me, lol. cant wait to eat again!

 
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oh my goodness this sounds so yummy too!
Now do you use the strawberries and or other fruit and mix with the vanilla protein powder or is the vanilla your flavoring?

I will have to dry both of these ideas because i'm such a junk food junkie that it cant be helped, lol, yet anyways, but ideas like this make it easier to sacrafice carbs which I am extremely tired of working on but not giving up yet!
I put the berries (frozen) into a glass, then top with a scoop of vanilla protein powder (my store has vanilla or chocolate. I use vanilla with berries, and chocolate with peanut butter or coffee), then add some cream and water. Then I put in the stick and blend it up!

Sometimes I add a bit of frozen spinach, too. It looks a bit weird, but you can't taste it, and I am always looking for ways to include more greens in my diet.

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what about UNSATURATED FATS, THE BAD FATS that are in that sandwich? Do the good ones out weigh them? I'm all for this believe me, lol. cant wait to eat again!
Monounsaturated fats, like those in olives, avocados, etc., are GOOD for us.

What you want to avoid are the gorgeous glistening bottles of vegetable oil as well as the hydrogenated products on the supermarket shelves . . . they are totally toxic.

Avoid Unhealthy Industrial Vegetable Oils Eat Healthy Traditional Fats (at the bottom of this article are complete lists of what to eat and what to avoid - makes it very easy for us!)




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I just found out that that flat break thingy i had at subway was 47 CARBS!!!!!!!nNOOOOOO WAAAAAAY! I just looked on their website! omgosh! no wonder I spiked so high!

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I'm not sure how many other fats are in a big mac but what about UNSATURATED FATS, THE BAD FATS that are in that sandwich? Do the good ones out weigh them? I'm all for this believe me, lol. cant wait to eat again!
Monounsaturated fats (from meat, nuts, olives, avocados, etc.) are great for you. Natural saturated fats (solid at room temperature: from meat, coconut, palm oil) are fine, too.

It's the ones that are not normally solid at room temp that have been changed so they can be (vegetable shortening, margarine) that are a problem. You're not going to get that stuff in the fast food hamburgers, but rather in the buns and in the fries. Those are the "trans fats" that are not very good for us.

I also avoid liquid oils except olive and seed oils (macadamia, walnut, avocado). Corn, canola, and peanut oils aren't naturally-occurring... you can't press the oil out of them just by pressure... you have to use chemicals. They are high in PUFAs. They tend to have substances in them that increase inflammation. Healthy Cooking Oils

Personally, I use butter, ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, bacon grease, and lard or schmatz (rendered and recovered) for my cooking. I avoid corn, peanut, and canola oils like the plague.

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I just found out that that flat break thingy i had at subway was 47 CARBS!!!!!!!nNOOOOOO WAAAAAAY! I just looked on their website! omgosh! no wonder I spiked so high!
Tell me about it. I went to a Seder the other day, and had NO idea until I got back home and plugged the food into my tracker how many carbs were in Matzoh bread!




It's okay. You live, you learn... next time you'll know better. I eat at Subway a lot because my husband loves it. I eat the "guts" from my sandwich, and leave the bread.

And if you know you're going to be there in future, you may want to start developing a strategy for eating out. Look at the Subway menu online, and give yourself some options for the NEXT time you go. Do the same for your taco place, and McDonald's.

Soon you'll have a mental repertoire of "safe" meals you can enjoy, even when eating out.

And don't beat yourself up over missteps. Learn from them. You can do this! By this time next year, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to know what will and won't spike your BG.

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As MCS says above, Subway will make up any sandwich as a salad instead, so they already have a system in place for you to avoid the bread. If you enjoy Subway often, just have them make your favorite sandwich into a salad.




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As MCS says above, Subway will make up any sandwich as a salad instead, so they already have a system in place for you to avoid the bread. If you enjoy Subway often, just have them make your favorite sandwich into a salad.
Or bring with you some LC bread (check out the recipe section) and put the innards on that.

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I wonder if they would make the sandwich on it as the restaurant did last night after asking me if I wanted them to toast it? I would imagine that would not happen.




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