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Posted by: Goldie, Monday, August 19, 2013, 5:15pm
No matter how often I stray, the O diet suggestions are here for me to adhere to and feel marvelous.

I have been on low carb diets for several decades, and to do so is always easy to come back to when I strayed and gained weight.  I love the meat I can eat and I love the freedom low carb gives me when I need to buckle down and fly right.  

Low carb is under 30 carbs but not the issue here.  Being diabetic I am more likely to be thriving with lower carbs then not.  When I make meat my first food, and all else as a second choice, then life is fine.  I can have a sliver of that cake, or a sliver of fruit, or a sliver of cheese and still be close to Beneficial perfect.  

Yesterday I was a t a brunch that lasted all day.  Food calorie and treats endless. Yet I had decided to eat low carb, under 60 and it worked just fine.  I ate meat and more of it and then some.  The slivers of all the other foods did not add up to 60 carbs, even with carvel icecreamcake.  A sliver is ok, when I am like I am, wanting just a taste.  

Today I started my day with drinking and then I took a tbl spoon or less of extra light olive oil (Shangri-la Oil suggestions- in place of breakfast.  I was not hungry until 12.noon.  Now I ate a steak and all is as it should be leaving many a carb for the rest of the day.  

It was steamed asparagus, 2 eggs and and a small piece of chocolate.  in on hour a spoon of oil and I'm good.

This works and is easy to follow.  Makes all food choices simple. Creates much peace.
  
Posted by: slk7387, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 7:57pm; Reply: 1
Where can I find the information on olive oil in the morning?

Does it taste gross? It grosses me out thinking of downing olive oil straight.
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 9:07pm; Reply: 2
no .. extra light olive oil is realtively tasteless.. refg. cold is better but the idea is not to breath so it has NO taste..
Posted by: SquarePeg, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:26am; Reply: 3
it's part of shangri la diet.
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:56am; Reply: 4
Yes... I do all sort of things to keep me happy.  I learned about the Shangri-la diet suggestion of taking in Oil in place of a snack.  It turned out to be the best way for me to have effortless bathroom visits after 2 month of doing it.  The effort of the spoon of oil is better than all other things I took before, including magnesium.  I found the surprise so enormous after years of hard times.

Shangri-la does not require any food or diet changes and so the extra light olive- tasteless- Oil advice was a great gift for me for 3 reasons... No hunger for snacks, great satisfaction and not needing to look for food all day, and then the bathroom situation is a pleasure and so simple and healthy to boot.  But taking the oil needs to be a daily thing to be a regular thing.

As for my effort to drop weight, it is so difficult when I am out of the house. But still I am making progress even when I only stay the same in between.  

In Shangri-la there is another trick that works when out, in place of snacks, (if oil is not available or not desired by some, drink a sugary water drink, plain and tasteless, no lemons added.... It finally explained why so many like a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon.  


Posted by: geminisue, Thursday, August 22, 2013, 11:28pm; Reply: 5
I'm going to pass on these ideas, Goldie.

I am going to continue following my swami and continue improving my health and continue taking weight off.
Posted by: san j, Friday, August 23, 2013, 12:32am; Reply: 6
Quoted from Goldie
In Shangri-la there is another trick that works when out, in place of snacks, (if oil is not available or not desired by some, drink a sugary drink, plain and tasteless. It finally explained why so many like a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon.

??)
Gee, and we all thought our 4:00 sip was actually delivering some caffeine.

Posted by: Goldie, Friday, August 23, 2013, 9:27am; Reply: 7
Yes on caffeine San J,  yet 4pm decaf will do the same. but to be less hungry for dinner 2 hours later, plain sugar water or oil helps way more.  The midmorning slump is greatly improved by not needing to 'worry' about foods when I take the oil. The peace effects stay with me for about three hours allowing me not to feel ravished or deprived.  

  
Posted by: SquarePeg, Friday, August 23, 2013, 12:25pm; Reply: 8
dark chocolate does the same for me
Posted by: Jane, Friday, August 23, 2013, 3:35pm; Reply: 9
Me too on the dark chocolate - but I tend to eat too much of it....LOL
Posted by: Goldie, Friday, August 23, 2013, 10:03pm; Reply: 10
Yes ;D to the chocolate as a snack later in the evening, very small piece of 90% chocolate.
-If it was regular sweet choc I would eat the whole big bar.  Better I have non in the house.

I use lime and Trehalose complex as my drink of the day.

A few small baggies with frozen 1 tablespoon of blueberries go a long way to satisfy.
I did well eating a few, feeling luxurious. They keep longer frozen too.

Yesterday: Oil twice a day and wonderful thin steaks lunch and dinner. The starch was a banana...
I was invited to ice-cream out but was able to say No thanks... great.


Today: 9am Oil, a hotdog instead of junk while pumping gas mid morning / always dangerous.
Steaks for lunch and dinner, with 3 scouted onions & Cajun spice... love it.  
I was able to resist snacks at sister’s house-because I was satisfied...

All is well and I am staying true to what I wish to accomplish.  
Peace in the brain and under 60 carbs all included. I feel great when doing that. 8)

Posted by: san j, Monday, August 26, 2013, 8:43pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Goldie
In Shangri-la there is another trick that works when out, in place of snacks, (if oil is not available or not desired by some, drink a sugary drink, plain and tasteless. It finally explained why so many like a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon.
Quoted from san j

??)
Gee, and we all thought our 4:00 sip was actually delivering some caffeine.

Yes on caffeine San J,  yet 4pm decaf will do the same.

I'm not understanding. How will decaffeinated coffee deliver the caffeine of a cup of regular coffee?   ??)
Posted by: deblynn3, Monday, August 26, 2013, 9:04pm; Reply: 12
http://www.steadyhealth.com/articles/Is_Decaffeinated_Or_Decaf_Coffee_Healthy__a800.html

This article has some answers.
Posted by: san j, Monday, August 26, 2013, 9:22pm; Reply: 13
I haven't read your link, deblynn3, but I've seen this from the Mayo Clinic:

Caffeine content of 8oz generic brewed coffee: 95-200mg
Caffeine content of 8oz generic brewed decaf coffee: 2-12mg.

This squares with Starbucks' figures for a 16 oz coffee (Pikes Place):
330mg for regular; 25 mg for decaf.

These realities do not "explain" for me why, at 4:00pm, around the world, millions might equally enjoy sugar water over black tea or coffee.
Posted by: deblynn3, Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 12:55am; Reply: 14
My guess might be a quick energy fix. Even if by different triggers.  I remember "4:00pm"  tea when I lived in Germany.  Always had cake with it.  ::)
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