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Board: Weight Loss 02-06-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Need Help with losing weight and getting lean

Walmart has almost everything you need. They have plastic containers you can use to pack a snack and/or lunch. They have Wild Oats brand, organic, low sodium canned beans. They have whole grain...
Board: Weight Loss 02-05-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What can I eat that is low carbon?

Do you meant "low carb" as in low carbohydrate? Or do you mean a low carbon diet that will produce the least amount of greenhouse gas?
Board: Weight Loss 02-05-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Gained weight

You've tried ALL the diets? I bet you haven't tried a healthy vegan diet.

When you say you have been on all the diets, do you mean low carb diets that tell you can eat all the animal protein you...
Board: Weight Loss 02-05-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Fruit Sugars

When you say you added a lot more fruit to your diet, what exactly does that mean? Did you go from 1 serving to 3 servings per day? Or 3 servings to 6 servings? 6 servings to 12 servings?
...
Board: Weight Loss 02-03-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By JohnR41
Re: On the right Path?

According to my calculations, you would need about 3,150 calories per day to maintain your current weight, that's with moderate exercise. And your weight-loss plan calls for calories between 1,000...
Board: Weight Loss 02-03-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Struggling with snacking and looking at taking a fat burner to help!

I just learned that fat burners are not regulated by the FDA. So I guess they are classified as processed food/supplements. Just what we need, another highly processed food/supplement item.

I...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 02-01-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Nutrition plan where I eat only before sleeping?

Going to sleep after eating a meal may cause acid reflux with the possibility of long term damage to your esophagus.
Board: Depression 01-30-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By JohnR41
Re: How to sleep better when I am depressed?

Moderate exercise, like walking, can work wonders for depression (and some say it's better than taking drugs). Also, it helps to eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight.

Then when you go...
Board: Weight Loss 01-28-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Struggling with snacking and looking at taking a fat burner to help!

If you had such good luck with Atkins in the past, why did you stop? Answer: Because high protein diets are usually not sustainable long term. There are many different high protein diets on the...
Board: Weight Loss 01-28-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Struggling with snacking and looking at taking a fat burner to help!

Thank you for saying what I was thinking.


I would just add this: If it ever works for anyone, it might work as a placebo. But the problem with placebos is that they don't work long term. ...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-24-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By JohnR41
Re: What do you eat on a typical day?

Unsweetened almond milk would be the better choice with traditional (slow cooking) oatmeal. Personally, I prefer steel-cut oats. The least amount of processing is best. Go for natural plant-based...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-24-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Grocery List

CORRECTION: I edited what I said earlier about fresh produce lasting about 7 to 10 days.
It's more like a couple of days to one week, depending on the type of vegetable or fruit.

Fresh...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-23-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Grocery List

Only once a month? What about fresh fruit and vegetables? Fresh produce will usually only last about a few days to a week.




You should shop at least once a week and concentrate on...
Board: Candida 01-16-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By JohnR41
Question about Candida

Some background information first: Several decades ago I took antibiotics on two separate occasions, once for bronchitis and once for pneumonia. After successfully taking antibiotics, I had no...
Board: Colds & Flu 01-16-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By JohnR41
Re: 2015 Flu

Hi, ExSwimmer,

After doing some research on the subject of immunity, I learned that the length of time it lasts can be different for everyone. And some people are immune, even without getting...
Board: Smoking Cessation 01-09-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By JohnR41
Re: cravings won't leave

By now there's no physical dependence on cigarettes, so it's all mental - nervousness. Perhaps you are stressed by lack of sleep from getting up during the night to care for your baby.

Have you...
Board: Weight Loss 01-06-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Is it good to work out immediately after eating?

Yes, I have read something about that too and I always assumed that it's good advice.



"Moderate", "large" and "greasy" are relative terms that may have different meanings for different...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 01-05-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By JohnR41
Re: I need the perfect meal plan

I could teach you about a good diet fairly quickly, but "the perfect everything"? That will take a little longer. ;)



Well, I'm a healthy vegan, so of course the perfect meal plan is vegan....
Board: Weight Loss 01-05-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By JohnR41
Re: seeking suggestions

Glad to hear that you have lost another 10 pounds and that you have given up eating meat. Let's see if it keeps working for you or if you will reach another plateau.

Hopefully, giving up meat...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-02-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Opinions wanted/This may be of interest to vegans

What I had in mind as healthy: Such foods as Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Kale and all others known to be high in goitrogens.



I don't have any of the above symptoms, does...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-31-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Opinions wanted/This may be of interest to vegans

What foods are you referring to? I hope they are not the healthy foods.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-23-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Both Hi and Low Thyroid symptoms?

What if the body goes into starvation mode, for what ever reason. I've heard this a lot from people who are dieting. They say they can't lose weight because their body went into starvation mode. ...
Board: Weight Loss 12-22-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Losing weight after 70.

The good news is that you don't have to exercise to lose weight. I recently met a man who was in a bad car accident and couldn't walk for a long time while healing. He said that, during that time,...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-22-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By JohnR41
Re: If TSH is 7.0 in Sept, how much Levo should I be on?

Hi Riley,

Sorry, I don't think I can be of much help. But I'm interested to know how your health was before you were diagnosed with Hashimoto's. How bad were your symptoms? You said you got...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-22-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Opinions wanted/This may be of interest to vegans

Just iodine.



It's just a little over the high end of normal, according to the lab, but my doctor marked it as normal. I don't remember the exact number for the lab's high end.



No, not...
Board: Weight Loss 12-21-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By JohnR41
Re: No matter what I do, I can't lose weight. Any tips?

That may be part of the problem. You need carbs but they must be unprocessed/unrefined.



That's a hopeful sign but lots of things can go wrong with a vegetarian diet. Do you eat eggs and...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-19-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By JohnR41
Opinions wanted/This may be of interest to vegans

The recommended dietary intake (RDI) of iodine for men is 150 mcg.. However, the average U.S. intake is four times higher, 600 mcg.. But it may not be as bad as it seems because excess iodine is...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Both Hi and Low Thyroid symptoms?

Yes, that was my point, functional but not looking functional based on the numbers. You had said that "treatment is usually based on the results of TSH alone.





You had said earlier that...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-18-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Both Hi and Low Thyroid symptoms?

If the cause isn't a factor in treatment, what about the many people who are dieting and therefore restricting calories? Restricting calories slows down both the metabolism and thyroid function as...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-17-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Both Hi and Low Thyroid symptoms?

You have been diagnosed with "low thyroid". I take it that's not the same as being diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. So, if you trust your doctor, let's assume you don't have Hashimoto's.
...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 12-15-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Both Hi and Low Thyroid symptoms?

Based on a blood test, my doctor told me I was hypothyroid, but I had none of the usual symptoms. I adjusted my diet to make sure I was getting enough iodine and the next blood test was greatly...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 12-15-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Coffee

The number one suggestion is to buy coffee that is certified organic.

The second thing is to brew it in a way that is least acidic (cold brewed toddy in a toddy maker? - I'm not familiar that...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 12-15-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Coffee

I think coffee, like many processed foods, has both a positive and negative side:

Positive: Coffee contains antioxidants. But so do lots of other healthy foods like fresh fruits, berries, fresh...
Board: Weight Loss 12-12-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By JohnR41
re: seeking suggestions

Muesli may not be the healthiest option unless you make it yourself and don't use any dried fruit or sugar. I think the money would be better spent on plain oatmeal. Steel cut oats is the best, in...
Board: Weight Loss 12-10-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By JohnR41
re: seeking suggestions

Are you on a high protein diet? If so, that may be what's holding you back.
Board: Weight Loss / Surgical 12-07-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,579
Posted By JohnR41
Re: VGS - Gastric Sleeve

I've been doing some reading lately, authored by a bariatric surgeon. He no longer recommends surgery because he says the weight starts coming back after about 2 years.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-05-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By JohnR41
Re: 29 years old - PSA 2.92 / Free PSA .27

Various activities can increase your PSA number temporarily, like riding a bicycle, sex or a change in diet. It's an imperfect test that often leads to a false positive. So I wouldn't worry too...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-04-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Introduction! :)

I thought the problem might be your diet but it sounds like you're doing a fairly good job of choosing healthy foods.

I'll give a few suggestions anyway that might be of some help: You might...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-02-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Introduction! :)

Sorry to hear about your problem with fatigue. When you say you started eating very well (4 months ago), what does that mean? High protein/low carb?
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 11-14-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Could This Be Result Of Magniseium Deficiency?

What's your diet like? Are you drinking enough water? Getting enough sleep?
Board: High Cholesterol 11-09-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Cholesterol levels high

What's needed is more fiber from whole intact grains, legumes, nuts, fresh fruit and non-starchy vegetables. And all of that should take the place of a high protein diet.

The only thing good...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 10-31-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,541
Posted By JohnR41
Re: How often should you exercise?

I think you should do what feels right for you. Everyone is different by age, weight, eating habits and health status.

Having said that, I don't think you should be completely sedentary if there...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 10-31-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Gluten free options?

A Lack of iodine in your diet can also be a contributor. Your thyroid cannot produce thyroxine without sufficient iodine. A word of caution: Too much iodine can be bad too.

Note: Certain raw...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 10-30-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Negative effects to a healthy diet change.

Thanks, that's a good idea. Even better, you might also tell us what you ate before you changed to a healthier diet. Being able to compare the two may be helpful.
Board: Diet & Nutrition 10-30-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Gluten free options?

smokeymtnrain,

Have you ever tried Amaranth? It's gluten free and tastes good too. The first time I tried it, I made one serving. I enjoyed the taste but it left my stomach feeling a little...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 10-27-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Advice on Carbohydrate-free Diet

I say, "yes" to cutting out all refined carbohydrates, but not complex carbohydrates. Good insulin control (balance) can be achieved with complex carbs by limiting consumption to one serving per...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 10-26-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Negative effects to a healthy diet change.

Does this new regimen include exercise, like walking? Exercise can be very helpful as far as reducing anxiety and promoting a more positive state of mind in general.
Board: Sleep Disorders 10-22-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Electrcal 'charges' in head while sleeping

Some years ago I tried using an electric blanket. Evidently, I set the dial for too much heat and I began to perspire. Suddenly I felt electricity pulsing through my body and brain but it wasn't...
Board: Sleep Disorders 10-22-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By JohnR41
Correction:

I should have explained that "walking before bedtime" doesn't mean aerobic exercise. One evening I went to Walmart and just casually walked around the store looking at different items. I didn't do...
Board: Sleep Disorders 10-21-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By JohnR41
Re: Sleeping issues.

Do you get any exercise when you're at work or after work? If the medication isn't helping you, you might consider discontinuing it and do some walking before bedtime.
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