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folsom_ca
Saturday, January 26, 2008, 4:44am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi All,

New here as well.  I'm an O, not sure if a Sec or Non-Sec, so assuming Sec.  My goal is to avoid going on a Statin to reduce high cholesterol, lowering my blood pressure from pre-hypertension, avoiding my family's diabetes and heart disease, as well as shedding 12'ish pounds to achieve a competitive weight.  I'm an active athlete and most people are surprised to learn about my internal health conditions.  To get started, I've decided to eliminate wheat, corn, dairy, peanuts, and avocados.  

So on to my topic.  I love smoothies for breakfast.  I've reviewed the golden breakfast thread regarding smoothies and was hoping to get some feedback on my smoothie recipe.  

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1/2 Cup Oats
6 oz. soy yogurt
6 0z. soy milk
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup frozen papaya
3/4 cup of cold, previously cooked egg whites from a carton (Papetti 100% all whites)
sometimes some almonds or pecans if I have them.

I'm thinking I need an alternative to the oats, and am not sure about the egg whites since nobody else seems to be using them?  Thanks in advance.  Looking forward to this site.
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lose the oats, yogurt and soy milk and replace them with a banana and 8 oz of fresh pineapple juice


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Hi All,

  To get started, I've decided to eliminate wheat, corn, dairy, peanuts, and avocados.  

Looking forward to this site.


Great way to start. Looking forward to having you around.

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better way to get egg white: powdered egg whites (I use Bioplex) good luck.
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Saturday, January 26, 2008, 6:42pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ground flax seed makes a nice addition...go easy on the soy and replace the neutral fruit with beneficial ones
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Welcome!  I'm also dealing with cholesterol.  I was on a statin drug for a couple of years.  Then when I visited the ND in April, he suggested I stop.  I felt so much stronger without it.

Of course when I stopped the med, my cholesterol went back up.  So I started taking Thorne Research Choleast, which helped.  I was also advised to cut back on carbs, since high blood sugar can cause cholesterol levels to rise.  (Cholesterol is manufactured to help the body make insulin.)


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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I make a smoothie in the morning with:
1 cup of pineapple or pineapple/mango juice
2 Tblsp rice protein powder
1 Tblsp egg white protein powder
2 Tblsp nutritional yeast
1 Tblsp ground flax seed
1 med. banana
3/4 cup of frozen wild blueberries

I think extra fiber will help your cholesterol go down.
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folsom_ca
Monday, January 28, 2008, 3:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thanks for the welcome and all the tips!  This site is great.  Very active members with extensive knowledge and insight.  I'll start transitioning to some of the suggestions.  I hate to waste stuff, so I'll use up the neutrals before tossing.  My major accomplishment for the weekend was making it through a meal at a Mexican restaurant without eating chips or tortillas.  Meat, black beans, and salsa can be very satisfying.  I'm glad the restaurant had the cactus-carrot mix to snack on instead of chips.
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As a kind of anti-protein smoothie person, permit me to ask why you want protein in the smoothie?

I'd think egg would be the way to go, as it would arguably be the protein most inline with proper O eating. But I'm a big believer in eating food, not powder for protein... (just my opinion, it doesn't mean I'm right)

For me, my "smoothie" is all about my 3-5 servings of fruit in a day. I have them all in the morning, blended and often drank while enroute to work. It isn't a meal "replacement" it's just a convenient way for my fruit, and once upon a time, there was some mention here of the "warrior diet" which I *think* suggested eating all your fruit in the morning. I've never added protein to a smoothie, and I often wonder if it's the influence of the body building community and all their protein shakes, that makes people think they need protien in their shakes.

If it's a matter of eating on the go, an "omelette" can be rolled burrito style, wrapped in a paper towel and eaten in the car (takes about 2 minutes to make and can be done while the blender is whirling). Or down a pre-hard boiled egg while the smoothie is whirling if you don't want to throw it in. Or you could add some almond or walnut butter in.
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For me, it is meal in a cup- all I have for breakfast at 6am, and has to last me until 11:30am.  Though I'm curious what others will say.  Is there any reason not to have protein in a smoothie?
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Mercedes has a different purpose for her smoothie than you for yours - she wants to get all her fruit in for the day and you want a breakfast (for on the go?).  Fruit alone certainly wouldn't last me 5.5 hours, fruit with protein does and protein is the easiest thing to add to fruit smoothies so there you go.  

I have added eggs, nut butter and even ground nuts to my smoothies in the past but I only ever really liked the nut butter.  

Just experiment and work our what works best for your body
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yeah, if you're going 5 hours, you pretty much need protein.

But, a handful of nuts can be eaten on the go as easily as a smoothie. Same thing with a hard boiled egg. It may be weird to many, but when I haven't pre-prepped my meals and am running late, I have been known to grab a small container of meatballs (dry of course) and eat them in the car with my fingers... (classical O, LOVE my beef...)

Why is it you can't eat between 6 and 11:30?
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Without knowing folsom_ca's circumstances for me it's a matter of starting the day really early and not stopping most of the day.  Smoothies are great for that.  Most days I don't even stop for lunch (yes, I know I is bad) and I often don't get home until late.

I have a bowl of ground seed 'porridge' with fruit  for breakfast, a tuna salad for lunch and a smoothie late afternoon and whatever happens to present itself in the fridge for dinner.  Preparing and eating lots of different foods at different times of day really doesn't work for me - what does work is a few comprehensive meals, quick to make with minimum of time and effort and utensils, easily portable and edible with minimum of cutlery...  

It is a matter of lifestyle and preference for me.  
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I am also pretty new to the program and really struggle with easy breakfast and have always relied on smoothies. A typical day would be up at 4:45am 1 hour weights/cardio workout, shower, get ready for work, make breakfast that I can eat on the way, and arrive at work for 7:30am.  The protein smoothies in the past were really effective until a 10:00 snack. Don't think I could ever do meat for breakfast (never ate beef or pork)  But a smoothie really does have to have some "body"
Any more suggestions?

Thanks all.
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what time do you go to bed?

does your schedule as is, stress you a bit?
the reason I ask is because stress is our worst enemy when it comes to weightloss.
it wrecks havoc with our insulin receptors and hormones as well as a host of other complex stuff!

but I gather you are doing fine in that regard, right?


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Yeah, that old stress thing.......but hope all of the positives will
help overcome the negatives of "Stress"

Katieb
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I am also pretty new to the program and really struggle with easy breakfast and have always relied on smoothies. A typical day would be up at 4:45am 1 hour weights/cardio workout, shower, get ready for work, make breakfast that I can eat on the way, and arrive at work for 7:30am.  The protein smoothies in the past were really effective until a 10:00 snack. Don't think I could ever do meat for breakfast (never ate beef or pork)  But a smoothie really does have to have some "body"
Any more suggestions?

Thanks all.


Katie, that sounds like my schedule! I'm up at 4:15am, coz I have no other time to exercise. And without exercise I'm droopy like an over cooked noodle. And for knocking off at night, ideally my body tells me to sleep at 8:30pm..but I dont till 9:30pm coz of circumstances. The only time I have a smoothy is immediately after my workout, and about an hour later a proper protein & veg b'fast. I have a rice powder protein and add pineapple juice & flaxseed to it. I have tried other creative ingredients, but I ended up gagging...so..



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Hey Accidental_Chef, glad to see there's someone who has a schedule like me.  I'm also an early to bed 9-9:30 latest.
I'll give the rice powder a try, it's the breakfasts I'm struggling with.  Although have just tried a baked, sweet potato, cranberry and walnut mixture.  (It's pretty good)

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Katie, I keep the root veggies for the night. It was the best advice I received here when I first started on BTD. Helps with regularising blood sugar and gives me a good night's sleep, and lots of energy for the morning run. Most mornings I have scrambled eggs in ghee with onions & cilantro. Now that I know I'm a Hunter, I've added wakame (Jap sea weed) and enoki musrooms as sides. I'm hungry 2hrs later and I have fruit & nuts. Took a lot of tinkering to find what suited me best.


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beat two eggs togehter and add some seasoning. (I use a red pepper dip seasoning myself). oil skillet, pour egg into skillet. once egg is firm, flip over, turn off burner, wait a moment before removing from heat source. Fry up turkey bacon or peppers and onions or whatever else you want, and put in centre of "omelett". Then wrap the egg around it burrito style. Wrap in a napkin. Easily eaten in car on way to work, and takes maybe 5 minutes to make. High protein. Or, if you don't mind the taste of reheated egg, do it the night before and refridgerate, then nuke in am.

or try these muffins http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/breads/r/chelsiemuffins.htm using agave nectar instead of sweetener and grapefruit instead of the orange. Grain free!

I admittedly often do the muffin and the egg and a smoothie for brekkie, but then dinner is usually pretty small.
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thanks!


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Lot's of really good ideas or adjustments I'll put into place on the weekend.

Thank you.
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I find that a protein powder shake makes the best breakfast for me. I usually blend the following:

1 cup frozen blueberries
1 or two bananas
1 tablespoon each of olive oil and flax oil
2 scoops of Right 4 your type protein powder
1 or 2 cups of rice milk
sometimes I blend some Of my supplements in with it such as a digestive enzyme supplement that I like a lot.
sometimes I add other fruit too like pinapple, apple, mangol or cranberry juice.

I've eaten a lot of things for breakfast and this is what works best for me. it keeps me awake for the extent of the morning, and actually gives me quite a lot of energy, while satisfying my hunger at the same time.

good luck
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