Healthy Living/ Eating support and reciepes

hello everyone, I been intouch with admin, at present the sight is not set up to have a seperate section for the above, so what we thought was that I can keep mentioning it daily on blogs to remind and encourage us all to get involved and add things. So please offer support, advice, ideas, receipes etc either by coming back to this blog or using a new blog but with the title of healthy living, and if people want to message me receipes I will put a collection all at once on a blog so they all stay together. I hope this all makes sence lets get tapping away lol hugs and smiles xx

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  • Hi everyone as promised reminder blog for the above please come involved, and also remember you can get idea from past blogs with the same title, hopefully when it possible there will be a seperate section.

    If you struggling to do some exersie don't feel you have to think big, we are told stretching is good for us, so whether sitting or lying take the oportunity to stretch leg or arms out maybe 5 times each one, 2-3 times a day, not as easy as most people would think lol smiles and hugs xx

  • THIS NEXT INFORMATION IS CUT AND PASTED WITH PERMISSION OFF MOFFY FROM YESTURDAY BIG THANKS XX I REALLY HOPE NO-ONE ELSE MINDS ITS ADDED THE WHOLE BLOG DISCUSSION FROM MOFFY. DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOUR COMMENT IS HERE AND YOU WANT ME TO DELETE IT HUGS AND SMILES XX

    I was interested to see the post about possibly setting up a section to deal with diet and weight loss issues, recipes etc., so have put together a few thoughts. (this is Moffy with her serious head on for once!)

    There is no magic cure for overweight, except maybe bariatric surgery, which in my opinion is well worth considering if you have a serious health-threatening weight problem, otherwise, sensible eating and small frequent bouts of gentle exercise is about as much as you can do if you have fibro.

    Walking is my exercise of choice, as you can stop and sit down, but swimming is best if you can manage it.

    The diet bit is not easy, and it's true that any chronically painful disease will give you sugar cravings, and the inevitable boredom will also have you reaching for a snack.

    Many medications will increase your appetite, so you have to be doubly careful.

    The best thing to do is to increase your intake of fruit and veg as much as possible, and in that please include potatoes. They are wonderful fillers, and not as fattening as people think. This will also improve the IBS that so many fibromites suffer.

    Keep fat and sugar intake as low as possible, but eat a portion or two of oily fish each week. If you don't like, or can't tolerate fish, then it's probably a good idea to take a vitamin A&D supplement

    Eat wholemeal bread, porridge, brown rice and stuff as opposed to refined white goods.

    Snack on dried fruit and nuts instead of sweets and biscuits.

    If you don't wish to use an artificial sweetener, make your cereal more interesting with a few chopped dates, sultanas or raisins.

    Don't eat fried food. Grill everything. Lovely chips can be made by brushing them lightly with oil, then baking them - or use one of the light oil sprays.

    Use cottage cheese and low-fat yogurt as opposed to cheddar cheese. Cheddar is 37% fat, so about 30 grams a day (a matchbox size piece) is the most you should eat.

    Use skimmed, or 1% milk.

    Avoid alcohol except on special occasions.

    Avoid fruit juice and smoothies like the plague - they are marketed as healthy, but are absolutely packed with sugar. Eat the fruit instead, then it will fill you up and give you lots of fibre! Juiced vegetables are OK.

    Drink water with a slice of lemon, or sugar free squash if you don't mind the sweeteners.

    Remember that no-one ever died of feeling a bit peckish - real hunger is almost unknown in our society, so when you get the munchies, have a drink of water and distract yourself with some quiet, interesting hobby or a good telly programme.

    Eat when you're really hungry and your tummy rumbles - it's actually quite a nice feeling, so meditate on it for a few moments, and value it, then enjoy tucking into something healthy and tasty.

    These are just a few tips. Food and nutrition is my special interest, so if anyone wants to message me with their particular problem, I am happy to do my best to help.

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    webby

    yesterday

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    maybe we should do a virtual diet club with everyone chipping in with ideas this is a good blog thankyou

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    ladymothVolunteer

    yesterday

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    Good thinking, Webby ... let's you and me be the 'founder members'. LOL x

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    tess10

    23 hours ago

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    Hi Ladymoth just to let you know just added a new blogs regards this as I approached admin yest and we come up with a plan, would you mind if I copy and paste your above idea to the page hugs and smiles xx

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    ladymothVolunteer

    19 hours ago

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    Hi Tess, yes - please feel free to use the text as you wish!

    Luv .... Moffyx

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    diddle

    yesterday

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    what a giood idea as alot of members seem to suffer with weight gain i am the opposite i have lost weight i was onlty 8 stone 4 anyway but am now just over 7 stone but i am in the minority most seem to gain weight either because lack of movement and exersize or the medication or both so i think it would be great for people to do that why dont you e mail or private message someone in HU they mayu be aboe to help you with it good luck and look forward to seeing it on here if itmis approved bty the powers that be lol love diddle xxxx

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    ladymothVolunteer

    19 hours ago

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    Awhh, Diddle - not sure if you're lucky or not! I'm slim, but only 'cos I work very hard at it, and am certainly not underweight!

    Well, you can stuff yourself with goodies, but do remember to eat your fruit n'veg and get plenty of protein - even skinny folk need to do this!

    Luv --- Moffyx

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    LibertyZAdmin

    16 hours ago

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    That was a great post Moffy! Thank you so much! I was very slim before being diagnosed with Fibro, could eat anything and stayed the same weight since I was a teenager, even after having three children. Now I've put on two stone and hate it! Fortunately I am tall, 5' 8" so it doesn't notice too much, but I am still desperate to lose it!

    I seldom leave my house these days but hope to when I feel better, so exercise away from the house is a no-no at the moment. We eat only natural foods, no additives, artificial flavourings or sweeteners, no preservatives. What would you suggest to help me shift this darn extra bit I am carrying around with me, it really needs to be sent packing. We have a family wedding coming up within the next few months - HELP please Moffy lol! I suffer from migraines so cheese is out, also too much citrus fruit too and no chocolate!

    (Forgot to say we never have puddings, only a yoghurt and a low fat fruity one after dinner and we always drink water with our meal.)

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    LibertyZAdmin

    16 hours ago

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    Forgot to say I am sure my weight gain is largely down to my meds and inactivity as my appetite is less and also my meal portions are half what they used to be.

  • Hi Tess I have just found the news paper article I meantioned to you earlier and this is what the doctor actaully wrote if you want to edit it it for this blog heading then please do

    This is what the dr Morrison said you can eat

    WHAT YOU CAN EAT

    Meat and Fish

    Dairy (NOT) soya milk

    White Bread NOT brown

    Yoghurt

    Fruit:- Bananas, pears, cherries, melon, coconut,

    Vegetables :- Cauliflower, iceberg lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas,

    White Chocolate,

    White rice.

    Rice crispies / Ricicles

    White Pepper

    Vegetable Oil (NOT) Sesame Oil

    Sugar

    Wine, Spirits,

    Lemonade

    Cola

    Clear Apple Juice

    WHAT FOODS TO AVOID

    Tea, Coffee, Milk and Plain Chocolate, cocoa,

    Nuts (including peanut butter,}and marzipan (almond paste)

    Wheat germ (bran cereals, wholemeal bread)

    Fruit Berries ,,,,Blueberries, Blackberries etc (all fruits with berry in it )

    Beans :- Baked beans, Kidney beans ,Black beans , and Green beans.

    Fuit juice of medium to high Oxalates fruits such as Cranberry and Orange.

    Vegetables:- Rhubarb, Beetroot,Celery,Spinach,Pototoes,Leeks, Carrots, Green Peppers,Parsnips,

    Herbs and Seeds:- Parsley,sesame/poppy seeds, black pepper.

    Peel of Citrus fruits, (marmalade, candied peel, friut cake)

    Soya

    Vitamin C Tablets

    MEAL IDEAS

    Chicken and Bacon Pasta bake

    Cheese and onion omlette

    Cauliflower cheese with an meat or fish .

    Stir-fry with bean shoots, egg noodles, chicken mushrooms , rice

    Baguette, with cheese or pate

    Kedgeree made with smoked haddock, rice, hard boiled eggs , peas, and white pepper.

    Desserts from Bananas Pears, Melon

    A full list of LOW OXALATE DIET FOODS can be found at ohf.org/docs/Oxalate2008.pdf

    Also Google Oxalate foods and see other web sites if you wish hope this is the kind of thing you are looking for Tess please let me know when you have a minute or two

    Warm wishes and smiles

    Bri

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  • Tess, I thought this thread was going to be for recipes and healthy eating advice mainly, not specific "type" diets?! It's probably better to avoid mentioning "type" diets and just stick to general advice about healthy foods, recipes and gentle exercise, so nothing is potentially detrimental to our health. Many thanks! :)

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    For all members - please be careful before starting a new diet especially a specific type of diet. We all have Fibromyalgia and take medication/s for this - as a result we have to be careful when embarking on any diet, so please seek medical advice from your GP first. Thank you.

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