Article: What Can I Eat? Mix-and-Match Salad: Good advice.

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Image What Can I Eat? Mix-and-Match Salad
By Dorothy Mitchell on September 1, 2011

This article is from dLife and gives us information on vegetables and salads to enhance our healthy diet experience.

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AlohaHoya
Sep 3, 2011 10:59 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I am going to copy your lists....to wake me up when I fall asleep about my salads...there is so much to put in them.
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Imagevalleylynn
Nov 20, 2012 3:04 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Hi Dorothy. I was just diagnosed as being diabetic, at 69 year young. : )

AND I just found out today that this Cubit exists. Hurray!

Loved this article on making a salad that contains all the things we need for health and nutrition. I will be reading through the rest of your Cubit and learn all I can.
Thank you so much. Thumbs up
ImageLaVonne
Nov 20, 2012 5:46 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

Welcome Lynn...be sure and check out my Recipes for a Healthier Me...99% are for those who are diabetic and have to balance their lives to maintain a proper blood sugar.

http://cubits.org/Diabetes/forums/view/recipesforahealthier/

I was diagnosed almost 10 years ago and was determined to make a complete change in my diatery lifestyle...I was also way over weight...today my sugar is in good balance and I have lost nearly 100 lbs.

If there is anything I can do to help you find your balance...don't hesitate to ask. If there are foods you like that I have not discovered recipes for...let me know.....And most important... if you want to list a favorite recipe please do so....using the database is easy and self explanatory.

Again Welcome to cubits!
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Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
Imagevalleylynn
Nov 20, 2012 9:33 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Thank you Dorothy. I am so new to all of this, I am sure I will have questions as I go.
I have to read and assimilate small bits of information at a time, so that it will become part of my new way.
AlohaHoya
Nov 20, 2012 10:34 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Lynn...it sounds like you have a good handle on it!!! It's simply another project, not a 'label' nor a sentence! I am even finding it possible to affect my arthritis with diet.... Diet is EVERYthing and getting the diagnosis you have, gives you a leg up on those who are killing themselves and don't know it.!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageLaVonne
Nov 21, 2012 3:48 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

Carol I agree The way we eat and what we eat goes a long way in how we feel, in dealing with what ails us. I treat my diabetes as a "friend" of sorts...because had it not been for learning I was diabetic I would have continued to eat and live in a distructive manner just because I was used to doing so...my diet had never changed since eating at home...our family had their fair share of deep fried foods, fried foods, use of lard and gravies at most meals. Despite being an active child I was still obese or at least "chubby". Food was an addiction...now I eat less fried/deep fried foods, make healthy choices where meats and vegetables are concerned and stay as active as I can considering other healthy problems. I have come to the conclusion that illness is a state of mind...it is our stinkin thinkin that helps breed "disease.

So my Sistah's consider making changes in mind, body and spirit and life will be so much better.
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Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
Imagevalleylynn
Nov 21, 2012 9:54 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Well said Carol and Dorothy. For the last 3 days I have felt so much better. The first 2 weeks on Metformin were terrible, doctor cut the dose in half after the first week, by the end of the second week my body had started to adjust to it. Hurray!
I look upon this experience as an adventure and a great reason to loose 60 lbs. I now eat 5 times a day instead of 2 and I already have more energy. Thumbs up
AlohaHoya
Nov 21, 2012 10:33 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
One of the most critical moves I have made is eating NO processed foods (except for when I pinch one of DH cookies) and eating organic whenever I can!! I'm not diabetic but eating as if I were is very healthy!! I do have arthritis in my hand and am trying to eat an anti-inflamatory diet: Omega 3 rich foods. Using Coconut Oil when I have to heat the oil. Yes...organic IS more expensive but I eat LESS. Growing up I thought the Hippies were crazy with their food fetishes...but now I see they were pretty correct!!!

Out here in Hawaii most everything is more expensive...especially processed food that has to be shipped in...so I eat from the farmer markets. When I visit the mainland it's hard for me to eat healthily because there is so much processed food everywhere!!! I think the stress from living there is condusive to stuffing my face!!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageLaVonne
Nov 21, 2012 11:34 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

I hear that Carol. When I analyzed my learned eating habits I found that I ate to compensate for low self esteem among other things...When I changed that thinking life became easier and I was happier.
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Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
AlohaHoya
Nov 21, 2012 4:25 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Isn't that a bummer!!!! We learn these habits, good and bad...with little choice!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageLaVonne
Nov 21, 2012 4:34 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

so true.

Since I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 I have made it my personal campaign to steer my GS' to eat healthier...they still get fast food once in awhile but when at home it different meats and losts of vegetables. They even like stir-fry vegetarian style.


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This is my oldest grandson from my youngest daughter. He is now 17 and is bound for the Marines when he graduates HS. The young lady is Amanda...his girlfriend. She is a sweetheart.
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AlohaHoya
Nov 21, 2012 6:54 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Good looking Gson. My son/GD eat so badly...it makes me cringe. Letting Go is even harder than eating well!!!!

Leap. The net will appear.
Imagevalleylynn
Nov 22, 2012 9:44 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
What a lovely couple they are.
ImageLaVonne
Nov 22, 2012 10:33 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

He plans on marrying her in about 3 years....when she turns 18...He will be in the marines and I am hoping he gives her some time to really know herself....after all they are young and need the time to really grow up to plan for a life together.
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