|Foods||OMG I LOVE Whole Foods Market!!||Feb 06 2008
|I do almost all my grocery shopping at Whole Foods and love it very much, but it sure does live up to it's nickname, Whole Paycheck.|
|Foods||Eggs with two yolks!||Jan 24 2008
|I usually toss the yolks. Most of the good stuff (PROTEIN!) is in the whites. Or sometimes I do a 3 whites with 1 yolk ratio.|
|The Lounge||Ren Faire junkies unite! :D||Jan 22 2008
|I've been to the Michigan Ren Fair and now that I am on the West Coast, I've been to the Washington Ren Fair. I've been involved with the SCA and Amtgard. I've been to Amtgard'd event Clan and Rakis, but someday, I would like to go to SCA's big event, Pennsic.|
|The Lounge||JEEPS||Jan 06 2008
|I bought a Jeep Compass last year. Have drove it cross country and back. Love it so much!|
|The Lounge||Missing Son, Prayers Please**-- BODY FOUND--**||Jan 03 2008
|It's been a while since I stopped by. I see you logged on just a few days ago. I want to let you know that your family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.|
|New Members||new- How many grams of Protien, Carbohydrates,fat, & fiber||Jan 03 2008
The recommendation is to have a good ratio of calories, 40-50% Carbs, 25-35% protein, 20-30% fat. Under 2500 mg of sodium and over 25 grams of fiber. This information can be found once you enter information into your Food Log and using the Analysis tool from the top menu.
To figure out the math to determine the number of grams of Carbs, Protein and Fat you should consume, take the total number of calories you are suppose to consume.
Divide it by the precentages you are using. So for Carbs you will have a number of calories that represent a fraction of the total, same for protein and fat.
Then you take each of those number of calories, and you divide Carbs by 4 to get the total grams, Protein by 4 to get the total grams and Fat by 9 to get the total grams. For example:
The Math for a 1200 Daily Calorie Goal:
40-50% Carbs = 480-600 calories (120-150 grams)
25-35% Protein = 300-420 calories (75-105 grams)
20-30% Fat = 240-360 calories (26-40 grams)
Aim for 25 gram or more of Fiber
Aim for 2500 mg or less of Sodium
Aim for 1 Gallon of Water = 16 eight oz cups = 128 oz
Reference: http://www.calorie-count.com/forums/post/8532 .html
|Foods||What Kind of milk do you drink||Jan 02 2008
I drink Hemp Milk, made from Hemp Seeds - it is really good stuff. Very good for you. I find it at Whole Foods.
|The Lounge||abortion. agree, disgree?||Dec 26 2007
Since this is an opinion based conversation, I will share my thoughts on the subject. I feel very passionately that the government should not be involved in any decision regarding what a person does with their own body. Be that if they choose to snort cocaine, obtain an abortion or drink too much coffee. =)
Nor would I ever want to feel that I am entitled to tell someone what to do with their own body. It's just like being here on Calorie-Count.com, I have to make the journey to a healthier lifestyle on my own. No one is going to come and stop me from having an Oreo; it is a choice I have to make with my own freewill. And bless that we all have the opportunity to exercise our right of freewill.
Now, with that all said... I really do believe that in the world today, it is growing ever more challenging to share and express our own opinions in a society that has become so sensitive and politically correct.
So I share with you my own personal experience. I have chosen open adoption twice in my life, 8 years apart. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of each of those decisions, that they don't weigh on my conscious and in some ways, have shaped the person that I am today... but I do not live with regret. I really do believe that I made the best possible decision for where my life was at the time, the situation that I was involved in and even where I am at this day. I admit that my life is currently not in a place to accept the responsibility of a child at this time and that is a very hard thing to admit, but it is very personal to me. And I think that is very important to point out - it is personal. My heart goes out to any women that has to weigh these sort of decisions.
Shortly after the adoption of my first child, it was difficult, because when I told people about the choices I made, I very much felt like they were judging me in a negative manner. They had children and they just didn't understand how I could have made the decision I made. Then much later, I surrounded myself with people whom had a similar experience to my own, that had been through the open adoption process. Then it became a more positive aspect in my life and I started on the road to internal healing mostly from beating myself up, feeling defective. It's very difficult to explain and not something I really want to go much into here - as before I know it, would have contributed a novelette! =)
I think that is the most important thing, is to accept our own choices as our own and to not allow someone's inexperience with the decisions that we face, as individuals, influences the way how we feel about those decisions. No one, can ever really know what it is like to be in the shoes of another person. I just don't get why sometimes folks feel they are involved in the decisions of another person. We each have to live our own lives. So I am all for, to each their own!
I do have a question for those that are pro-life. How in the heck do you handle accidently hitting an animal with your car? That's a lot of how I see abortion. While it's not right for me, who am I to say if it is right for another person. Everyday animals get hit on the road. All those little bugs on the windshield. Even folks having their pets put down to end the suffering. Yet elderly people continue to suffer in their own age. What makes human life more valuable than that of animals and bugs? Why do we, as humans, have compassion for an animal that is suffering, but not for our grandmothers or grandfathers?
Yeah, I know... sort of all over the place. I'll drink some more coffee. =) Thanks for interesting topic of conversation and allowing me to participate.
|Weight Loss||When is the best time to weigh oneself?||Dec 18 2007
|I've always heard first thing in the morning. The most important thing is to be consistent - always use the same scale. I go to my local Bed, Bath and Beyond and always use the same display scale - because I know it wouldn't be healthy to own my own. =)|
|Young Calorie Counters||Help us make this forum permanent!||Dec 11 2007
|Well, if there is going to be a young people forum, I want a "Old Geiser" forum for those of us that are *cough, cough* middle-aged and then a "When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth" forum for those that no longer disclose their age! *wink*|
|Motivation||finally, the good news||Dec 04 2007
|That's AWESOME!! Congrats!!|
|Foods||Olive Oil or Corn Oil||Dec 04 2007
Corn scares the hibbie-gibbies out of me! It's sneaky how much of it is crammed into almost everything, especially how much corn syrup is used to make things sickly sweet. ICK! Google for some of the articles by Michael Pollan if you want to learn more. I try to seriously limit the amount of corn in my diet.
Olive Oil is a good - but I prefer Walnut Oil for everyday cooking, it is a super healthy choice and some "experts" say better for you than Olive Oil. Whatever you choose, do what is right for you!
|Weight Loss||Is there a limit for water?||Nov 03 2007
|Hi there! I drink around 4L of water per day (on good days, that is my goal) - I've been doing it for 6+ months and I feel super duper! As for being bad for the planet... well, there's a lot of crap screwing around and messing up the planet, so I think you'll be find without however much water you feel your body needs. =)|
|Foods||Coffee Debate||Nov 03 2007
|I think a lot depends on the type of coffee you choose to drink. Foldgers vs. Dark Organic varieties. Just remember, that caffeine is a drug. For antioxidants, I turn to acai berries and Raw Cocoa Nibs. I used to be a devoted coffee junkie, but have pretty much been coffee-free for over 6 months, only enjoying on once in a while - like when out with friends. Remember, with anything, the good rule of thumb is moderation. Don't deprive yourself, but don't over do it. =)|
|Weight Loss||Soup Diet?||Oct 31 2007
|Canned soup is so overpriced. Besides full of way too much sodium. There is lots of great stuff that super cheap and good for you. Brown rice, potatoes, frozen broccoli... BEANS! Lots of beans. Learn how to cook dried beans. If you can afford $1.00 per day for food, which is about the cost of a can of Campbell's soup, then you can afford to eat much healthier!|
|Health & Support||drive thru weird question||Oct 06 2007
|Just keep an eye on those pickes, they are very high in sodium. The daily recommendation is around 2500 mg. I've done the one Timbit thing. =)|
|The Lounge||Missing Son, Prayers Please**-- BODY FOUND--**||Sep 07 2007
|Hi there, you can't upload files (such as flyers) to the public forums. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that your son is found.|
|Foods||Kombucha||Aug 30 2007
|I like the cranberry flavor. It's good stuff!|
|Foods||Quinoa or Coucous?||Aug 29 2007
Quinoa! It's high in protein and very tasty! Check out more information here:
|Fitness||Workout outfits and shoes||Aug 26 2007
I've heard a lot of folks like LuluLemon clothing: