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  1. From http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/23/health/23real.html?em February 23, 2010 The Claim: To Cut Calories, Eat Slowly By ANAHAD O’CONNOR THE FACTS For ages, mothers have admonished children at the dinner table to slow down and chew their food. Apparently, they’re onto something. Researchers have found evidence over the years that when people wolf their food, they end up consuming more calories than they would at a slower pace. One reason is the effect of quicker ingestion on hormones. In a study last month, scientists found that when a group of subjects were given an identical serving of ice cream on different occasions, they released more hormones that made them feel full when they ate it in 30 minutes instead of 5 . The scientists took blood samples and measured insulin and gut hormones before, during and after eating. They found that two hormones that signal feelings of satiety, or fullness — glucagon-like peptide-1 and peptide YY — showed a more pronounced response in the slow condition. Ultimately, that leads to eating less, as another study published in The Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggested in 2008. In that study, subjects reported greater satiety and consumed roughly 10 percent fewer calories when they ate at a slow pace compared with times when they gobbled down their food. In another study of 3,000 people in The British Medical Journal, those who reported eating quickly and eating until full had triple the risk of being overweight compared with others. In other words, experts say, it can’t hurt to slow down and savor your meals. THE BOTTOM LINE Eating at a slower pace may increase fullness and reduce caloric intake. ANAHAD O’CONNOR scitimes@nytimes.com
  2. Today I tried searching for a member who hasn't posted in a few months. First, I went to her profile by going back about 6 months when she was very active and then clicked to find recent posts. Unfortunately, it took me all the way back to 2004! I couldn't access anything that was more recent. Then I thought I would use the search engine to search for her by username - no go. All I did was get a message that the search term was not found. So then I decided to search by terms I knew she had used in some previous posts - for example, one word I used was "employment." I got back a message telling me my search term was "too short or too long." :bcb_huh: What gives? I never had this happen before the format change. This happened a couple of times last week and I'm finally getting irritated enough to question it. FWIW, I tried this in two different browsers and the same thing happened.
  3. I could, CW, but I don't have the picture posted online - I had just uploaded it from my computer. I guess I could post it someplace, but it's not that big of a deal, although I did like being able to have an image in my sig. When was the last software upgrade? I know this happened just in the last week, because it was fine as of last Wednesday. I just assumed that Denise removed the ability to add images to signatures because it was using too much bandwidth.
  4. It's not just me, CW - other people had images in their signatures that are now missing. Instead, all you get is the code in its place. I used to have a photo of myself 60 pounds ago. It's now gone. In fact, when I go to "Edit Signature" the option for uploading an image is no longer there. Wha' happpened?
  5. I noticed that the images in the sigs have been removed - is this permanent?
  6. Thursday: Breakfast: Whole wheat English muffin, 1/2 cup Quick Eggs scrambled with crimini mushrooms, 1 slice uncured turkey bacon Snack: Pure protein bar Lunch: Grilled chicken sandwich from Wendy's (on the run) Dinner: 1 small and 1 medium sweet potato (w/spray-on butter), mixed greens with 2 hard-boiled eggs, goat-cheese and light balsamic dressing Dessert: 1 square dark chocolate Exercise: 20 minutes intense walking on treadmill (I'm not sure if I'll have time to log in this weekend as I am out of town, but I WILL be journaling!)
  7. Wednesday: Breakfast: Oatmeal pancake (1/3 cup oats, 1/4 cup FF cottage cheese,1 T. whole wheat flour, 1 tsp. flaxseed, 1/3 cup Trader Joe's Quick Eggs); 2 pcs. TJ's turkey bacon Snack: Pure protein energy bar Lunch: Tuna with carrots and low-fat mayo Snack: Orange-cranberry fiber gnu bar Dinner: 3 oz. chicken breast stir-fried with onions, celery, mushrooms and zucchini, then wrapped in whole wheat lavash bread with one ounce shredded low-fat cheese; English muffin Dessert: Raspberries with plain FF Greek-style yogurt Exercise: 50 minute walk on treadmill Kimberley: Hate you? NEVER!!!!
  8. Okay, I'm going to post a new menu each day - it's easier to do this than to hunt for my original post. Tuesday: Breakfast: Whole wheat English muffin, 1/2 cup Quick Eggs scrambled with crimini mushrooms, 1 slice uncured turkey bacon Lunch: Half tuna salad sandwich and half grilled ham/cheese; pasta salad; potato chips (result of unplanned attorney lunch) Dinner: Mixed greens with 2 hard-boiled egg whites, 1 oz. goat cheese and light balsamic dressing Dessert: Fresh blackberries Exercise: 1 hour strength training (upper body); 10 minutes rowing machine
  9. Denise, isn't that the truth? And what's worse is that the ONE wrong choice can cause the scale to shoot back up much faster than all those perfect choices the rest of the week can make it slide down. Kimberley, thanks! Sheri and Lynn: Wow, you two are quick! You must have been sitting there waiting on this thread!
  10. Hey, hope you don't mind if I go ahead and start - I'm rarin' to go! Kimberley, can you please stick this? Monday: (1257 calories - 165 calories burned = 1092) Breakfast: Oatmeal pancake (made with 1/3 cups oats, 1 tsp flakseed, 3/4 T whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup. FF cottage cheese, 1/3 cup Quick Eggs and cinnamon); 2 slices Trader Joe's uncured turkey bacon (253 calories) Snack: Pure protein bar (180 calories) Lunch: 2 Reeses minis and a half protein shake Snack: 1 hard-boiled egg and 8 baby carrots Dinner: 3 oz. chicken breast stir-fried with onions, celery, mushrooms and zucchini, then wrapped in whole wheat lavash bread with one ounce shredded low-fat cheese Dessert: Fresh blueberries with FF plain Greek-style yogurt Exercise: 40 minutes walking on treadmill I'll be back - I'm planning some gym activity tonight. FINALLY the construction is finished and my new gym opens today at noon!
  11. Rules for June Journaling challenge: You must post your journal every day. You must journal EVERYTHING you eat that day. Even if you don't know the points, or you've gone over your allowed points, you must still journal. You do NOT have to post in the Delta Force daily thread to be a part of this, everyone is welcome. If you say you are going to participate, and you do not show up, we WILL come looking for you:bcb_drill Let's go everyone! Are you in?
  12. Hi, all - Kimberley told me I should get my butt over here and be accountable, so here I am, a day late and a brain cell short. I'm going to post after each meal and will edit as I go, if that's ok - it helps me remember to journal. Edit: Also, I am logging calories right now, rather than points because I'm using "Lose It" on my Touch and it makes it easier. However, I've calculated the number of points I need vs. the calories, so I can make sure I'm on program WW-wise! Tuesday: 21 points (1146 calories) Breakfast: Oatmeal pancake (1/3 cup oats, 1/4 cup FF cottage cheese, 1/2 T. cornmeal, 1/2 T. whole wheat flour, 1 tsp. flaxseed, 1/2 sm. zucchini and 1/3 cup Trader Joe's Quick Eggs); 2 pcs. TJ's turkey bacon Lunch: Pure protein energy bar Snack: Protein shake 2ND Snack: 3 Reeses mini cups (sigh) Dinner (back to healthy eating): 3 oz. chicken breast stir-fried with onions, celery, mushrooms and zucchini, then wrapped in whole wheat lavash bread with one ounce shredded low-fat cheese. Dessert: 1 1/2 cups of frozen (thawed) raspberries with fat-free Greek-style yogurt Snack: 11 rye crisps and 1 square of dark chocolate Exercise: 30 minute walk Wednesday: 21 points (1110 calories) Breakfast: Whole wheat English muffin, 1/2 cup Quick Eggs scrambled with crimini mushrooms, 1 slice uncured turkey bacon. Snack: Energy bar Lunch: Salad w/hard-boiled egg whites, goat cheese and Newman's Own light balsamic vin. dressing Snack: 2 Reese's mini cups (last time!) Dinner: 3 oz. chicken breast stir-fried with onions, carrots, mushrooms, yellow peppers and zucchini, then wrapped in whole wheat lavash bread with one ounce shredded low-fat cheese. Dessert: 1 cup frozen (thawed) raspberries with 1 square dark chocolate Snack: Baby carrots with light balsamic dressing Thursday: 21 points (1124 calories) Breakfast: Oatmeal pancake (1/3 cup thick oats, 1/4 cup FF cottage cheese, 3/4 T. whole wheat flour, 1 tsp. flaxseed, and 1/3 cup Trader Joe's Quick Eggs); 2 pcs. TJ's turkey bacon Lunch: Arugala salad with hard-boiled egg whites, goat cheese and light balsamic dressing Snack: 2 1/2 servings Lays potato chips (and I don't even LIKE them!) Dinner: 1 1/2 oz. tuna with light mayonnaise and baby carrots Dessert: 2 cups cherries Friday: (1161 calories) Breakfast: Whole wheat English muffin w/reduced-sugar strawberry preserves, 1/2 cup Quick Eggs scrambled with spinach and yellow peppers, 1 slice uncured turkey bacon (250 calories) Snack: Gnu orange-cranberry fiber bar Lunch: Lean Cuisine Salmon w/Orzo Snack: 2 Reese's mini cups and 1 cup cherries Dinner: 2 sweet potatoes, baked, with spray-on butter and 1 1/2 oz. tuna with light mayo and baby carrots Dessert: Hot decaf chai tea and 1 square dark chocolate Saturday: (1798 calories - burned 699 calories = 1099) Breakfast: Whole wheat English muffin w/reduced-sugar strawberry preserves, 1/2 cup Quick Eggs scrambled w/ 1/2 oz. shredded asiago cheese, 1 slice uncured turkey bacon Snack: Gnu cranberry-orange fiber bar Lunch: Tomato-basil tuna with light mayo and edamame rice crackers Snack: Rest of bag of edamame rice crackers Dinner: Lean Cuisine Spaghetti with Meatballs Dessert: Fresh blueberries and yogurt, 3 glasses red wine (went out with friends) Exercise: 3 hours of intensive gardening! Sunday: (1382 calories - 380 calories burned = 1002 calories) Breakfast: Whole wheat English muffin w/reduced-sugar strawberry preserves, 1/2 cup Quick Eggs scrambled w/ 1/4 oz. shredded asiago cheese, 2 slices uncured turkey bacon Snack: 1/4 pc of cinnamon-nut roll Lunch: Arugula salad with goat cheese and hard-boiled egg whites and light balsamic dressing. Snack: 1 serving steel-cut oatmeal with cinnamon and fresh blueberries Exercise: 70 minutes of bike riding, mostly uphill Snack: Fresh blueberries with Greek-style FF plain yogurt Dinner: 3 oz. chicken breast stir-fried with onions, celery, mushrooms and zucchini, then wrapped in whole wheat lavash bread with one ounce shredded low-fat cheese Dessert: 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 square dark chocolate
  13. There is a brand new search engine - www.wolframalpha.com - that is extremely interesting. It's a "computational knowledge engine" and will compute just about anything (try typing in your birth date and see what happens). However, the very cool thing about is that it also computes food - for example, if you key in the word "potato," it will give you a complete nutritional analysis of the potato. Or key in "2 slices of swiss cheese" - same thing. Be careful with some words - for example, if you type in "apple," it will ask if you want the financial company or the food. It will also give you other information - for example, type in "vitamin A in 16 oz. sweet potato" or "fiber in 1 apple" and it tells you how much is there. And it doesn't stop there - you can analyze body data. Type in "human, 6ft 2in, 250lb" and it will give you a complete rundown of that size body, including ideal weight, body mass, basic metabolic rate, etc. Or I just typed in "female, 48yr, 5'5", 165 lbs" and it does the same thing, including the amount of blood and water in the body. Or for exercise, type in "walking 45min, 4mph" and it tells you how many calories you burned (it will ask you a few personal questions for accuracy). Sorry for rambling on, but it's really a very fun and useful new toy! If you want to ask other questions, try clicking on "Examples" at the top, and it will suggest a whole range of questions.
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