Comments: Where has the good food gone?

no kidding on #4.

Posted by caltechgirl at August 23, 2007 11:22 AM

I feel so sorry for you cause I have been there, done that, have the t-shirt.

That no caffene thing just sucks, can't have it either. What about Diet and no caffene stuff? Or crystal lite? Adding lemon or lime to water helps alot.

Posted by Quality Weenie at August 23, 2007 12:59 PM

I would have to go with liquified insides if they wanted me to give up my caffeine... they can have everything else - but not my caffeine. Otherwise the ensuing migraine would kill me. I do all "real food" I know exactly how expensive and time consuming it is.

If you want any tips on faster meals let me know I've been doing this for a while - although I'm not tremendously LOW FAT - I'm low sodium because I don't do prepackaged and I use little salt anyway. heh. Good tip - use olive oil for your cooking fat - it's unsaturated and it doesn't have "trans fats" and it tastes wonderful. And yes you do need at least 40 grams of fat per day in order to absorb fat soluble vitamins. Otherwise you come down with some horrid symptoms.

Posted by Teresa at August 23, 2007 01:01 PM

Good luck on the diet, pal.

Posted by That 1 Guy at August 23, 2007 01:17 PM

I'm livin' your life, my friend. I completely get it and it totally sucks. I also found that eating fruits and nuts with protein, makes me have to eat more. I frickin' have to have those carbs. Finding them that are low fat and mostly dairy free has been a bit of a bitch. But I have to eat them or I'm hungry every 30 minutes.

Posted by Bou at August 24, 2007 06:15 AM

It can be a total PITPT to eat healthy foods. Basically you have to make everything. Processed foods are almost completely out, because they put so much crap in that stuff. But it's worth it if it fixes whatever is wrong.

Posted by sarahk at September 1, 2007 09:27 AM

And are you allowed to have sugar at all? Refined sugar is awful, but will they let you have pure cane sugar (also called raw turbinado sugar)? If so, there are some really good natural sodas (no coloring, pure cane sugar, no caffeine) at the health food stores like Wild Oats and Whole Foods.

Posted by sarahk at September 1, 2007 09:29 AM