May 9, 2012

FYI BITS- Lifestyle Change

Posted in FYI BITS - LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:28 am by PCOSLady

FYI BITS
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PCOS Lady:
Thought best to make a place for factual info and info bits here on lifestyle issues… I come across bytes of interest all the time…
~ Research is ongoing, new findings are uncovered, new linkings of drugs, food, etc… to PCOS are added constantly…
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BMI
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http://www.wdxcyber.com/dxinf001.htm
~ Women’s Health Resource … Obesity with a body mass index (BMI) of over 27 is often present and it represents a central, android obesity (waist to hip ratio of greater than 0.85) in PCOS women.
~ BMI i feel should be checked by a trained person! Who uses the fat pincher thingy…
~ Case in point: My pinched BMI was 25, by my height & weight online it was 35!
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BELLY FAT
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This abdomen fat is called omentum… Omentum is a fold of the tissue lining the abdomen that surrounds the organs. The omentum stores fat extremely easily… That fat feeds your liver with toxins
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SITE: http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=mkg030&va=omentum
~ Omentum images …
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KIDS
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Food Packaging Tied to Metabolic Trouble in Kids
http://www.medpagetoday.com/pediatrics/obesity/41050
~ Med Page Today … Food Packaging Tied to Metabolic Trouble in Kids…
~ Greater urinary concentration of BPA in children, commonly found in food and drink packaging, was significantly associated with higher risk of obesity, as well as greater odds of an abnormal waist circumference.
~ Note that another study found that increased concentration of the plasticizer DEHP in the urine of adolescents was associated with an increased risk for insulin resistance.
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GOOGLE: omentum fat … omentum cancer … how to lose omentum fat … mesentery … anatomy of omentum stomach …
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WAIST MEASUREMENTS
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Proper way to measure is when you suck your tummy in! Per Dr Oz since we do not want to include your tummy muscles at a relaxed state!
~ Ideal measurement is half your height…
~ Women – under 35″
~ Men – under 40″
* Most places measure incorrectly, especially the military branches!
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Dr Oz
http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/best-weight-loss-tricks-your-body-type#cmpid=em020813
~ Dr Oz … The Best Weight-Loss Tricks for Your Body Type … Dr. Oz scoured the country for the very best weight-loss tricks – no diets required! Plus, Paula Deen’s son revamps your favorite Southern recipes. Learn how to cut the fat and calories of your favorite dishes in half without sacrificing flavor.
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GOOGLE:
weight loss tips
weight loss tips for your body type

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April 24, 2012

Lifestyle Ways of Change

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:47 am by PCOSLady

RASBERRIES...


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Lifestyle (weight loss) Ways of Change

Lifestyle change is finding the way of eating that best suits you… Your looks, health and life depends on it!
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PCOS Lady
Abit on me, i dropped 6 full dress sizes and 60lbs in 8 months in the early 90’s… High protein, complex & low carbs is the way i did it… I combined a body builder’s diet, Atkin’s, Weight Watcher’s and my own ways in it… No added exercise accept my normal work days… My fat was solid, no cellulite…
~ Many body builders complimented me on my diet… Telling me no bananas 1st thing was my only mistake!
~ I gained many pounds back over time… I knew then i needed help for an internal problem…
~ 2003 i was diagnosed with PCOS, a hormone imbalance issue…
~ Given Glucophage XR 500mg daily…
~ 2003 i lost 6 full dress sizes and 30lbs in 4 months…
~ Budget forced me off the Gluc, i put some weight back on with cellulite…
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I will add things i have learned and read to do here…
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Dr Oz
5 Things to AVOID in Your Diet, i watched the documentary too… It takes like 4+ months to shed a good portion of weight, get off your meds for Diabetes and heart issues, etc…
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Those of you with the Pillsbury Dough Boy tummy, this way is for you!
~ My 2nd husband did the Opti-Fast Diet, his tummy stayed!
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5 Things to AVOID in Your Diet…
October 11, 2006
Oprah Show
By Dr Oz & Dr Roizen
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Complaint: Overweight, rundown and exhausted…
Problem: Her *diet and little exercise…
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Fact: Look outside their life to pinpoint the problems…
Fact: 2 weeks of eating right WILL shift your life curve…
BUT, eating right then eating bad for 2 weeks will change that life curve, too…
Fact: The biggest changes are outside of you!
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5 Things to AVOID in Your Diet
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1 ~ sugar…
2 ~ high fructose corn syrup – ages arteries and hurts your immune
system…
3 ~ hydrogenated oil & partially hydrogenated – leads to heart disease…
4 ~ enriched (flour, etc…) – They took it out and put the bad back in…
5 ~ salt…
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* Olive Oil improves arteries!
– Sugar & water drinks are BAD!
* Eat foods from the earth and nature!
* Air popped popcorn is good for you…
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Alton Brown’s Diet
http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/b/2010/02/10/alton-browns-four-list-eating-plan.htm
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Diet Tips & Tricks
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Diet for 2 days then add a few extra carbs every 3rd day! The body never gets used to it…
– Per research studies of late…
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Water rehydrates you! I suggest keeping it with you all the time…
http://www.naturodoc.com/library/nutrition/water.htm
~ Naturo Doc on water…
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Workouts:
Eat something like yogurt or drink a protein shake before you do… Otherwise you will lose muscle along with fat per Dr Oz… 5/8/2012 show…
~ www.Mercola.com
~ Sugar or HFCS eaten after a workout will completely shut down your body’s production of your Human Growth Hormone…
~ Dr Oz said do not grab an energy drink after a work out either for the same reason…
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Isometrics:
A certified personal trainer told me to hold it 6 seconds each rep… 6 is the magic number!
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Drinks – Clear soda is far better than colored ones… Colored ones have chemicals in it to hurt you… Mountain Dew is the worst! It has Bromade(sp) (Bromine) a poison in it shadowed by heavy amounts of sugar…
– Beer – Budweiser is the only beer loaded with chemicals which answers why most people get headaches drinking it!
(a beer distributor manager told me)
– * A headache is the 1st thing a person will usually experience when the body is rejecting what you are eating, drinking or taking….
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Waist:
Healthy: Your waist should be half your height…
– To measure, suck your tummy in for a proper measurement per Dr Oz!
– Women, waist should be no more than 35″…
– Men, waist no more than 40″…
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Do not ever eat a banana 1st thing! Tummy can’t digest it…
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Biggest Loser says eat small meals, meat, veggies & sides the size of your palm…
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Start with this list… I say modify…
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You can always discard the bun and bread to use lettuce…
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Remember to eat something every 2-3 hours…
Plus do not eat anything 3 hours before bedtime…
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Always eat carbs with a protein! You never absorb the calories…
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Drink a 12 oz of soda a day if you like…
Stay away from diet stuff – BAD for you!
Use butter never margarine, etc…
– Margarine clogs arteries!
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Chew sugarless gum or keep hard candy or nuts or trail mix with you…
– 1/4 cup of almonds or walnuts daily are great!
– Pistachios are good too…
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Know it takes 2 weeks to wean your body off carbs and cravings…
– Proteins keep your tummy satisfied…
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Keep a high protein level daily of 30% to keep muscle mass….
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“Key” Test
Get a blood test done called Serum Insulin Level test!
A blood test, level should be under 11 to lose weight… If 12 and higher you need a strict diet, hard exercise or you may have a hormone imbalance or something else….
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PCOS Lady, I do say modify it for you…
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Sensa
Sensa is scientifically proven to be safe. In fact everyone can use it. Its ingredients are composed of Maltodextrin, Tricalcium Phosphate, Silica, Natural and Artificial Flavors, FD&C Yellow 5, Carmine, Soy and Milk ingredients which are all considered non toxic and harmless to the body. Unlike other slimming product, none of the above mentioned ingredients can cause any gastrointestinal disruptions such as increase bowel movements, stomach cramps, or nausea and vomiting for it purely targets and works on your perception level specifically your taste and smell sensory.
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http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/555952-the-9-most-dangerous-health-foods/#slide-5
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Margarine vs Butter
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In a head-to-head battle between butter and its artificial competitor, the original wins by a landslide. Sure, the spreads have the same number of calories, but Margarine has more trans fat, which simultaneously raises your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and lowers “good” (HDL) cholesterol, according to the Mayo Clinic. “That’s the one ingredient we dietitians recommend to avoid completely,” Moskovitz says. To limit your risk of heart disease, stick with the real stuff. And choose whipped butter, which has a lower caloric density.
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Sites
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http://www.glycemicedge.com/glycemic-index-chart/
~ Glycemic Index is a great tool to go by…
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www.DoctorOz.com
~ Dr Oz’s show site …
http://www.tv.com/shows/the-dr-oz-show/
~ All his shows from 9/14/09
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www.Mercola.com
~ Dr Mercola …
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss-plateau/MY01152
~ Mayo Clinic … Plateau explained…
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http://www.thedietchannel.com/AskTheExpert/dieting-weightloss-obesity/Diet-Plateau-Strategies-for-overcoming.htm
~ The Diet Channel … Plateau strategies
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http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/
~ 3 Fat Chicks … Forum, recipes, etc…
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www .HungryGirl.com

~ Hungry Girl has good recipes, newsletter, etc…
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http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/10-ways-to-move-beyond-a-weight-loss-plateau
~ Web MD …10 Ways to move past your plateau…
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http://www.poweroverpcos.com
~ Julie Merrick is a naturopath who has overcome PCOS Herself…
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http://ayurveda-diet.org/
~ Ayurveda Diet is the traditional medicine of India, which dates back approximately 5,000 years…
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http://dashdiet.org
~ Marla Heller, MS, RD author of the book, The DASH Diet Action Plan … Ranked #1 diet…
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http://dm.trysensa.com/dms2681/
~ Sensa … The celebs are using this! Patty Stanger dropped 30lbs in 4 months….
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http://www.livestrong.com
~ Live Strong, the limitless potential of you site…
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http://www.dietdetective.com/lose-weight.aspx
~ Diet Detective TV Show …
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http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/coach-yourself-thin?cm_mmc=Spotlight-_-942022-_-06112012-_-Think-Your-Way-Thin-hed
~ Prevention … 5 Ways to Think Your Way Thin …
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BOOKS
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http://www.shopwiki.com/l/The-Sugar-Blockers-Diet?sb=1
~ The Sugar Blockers Diet … by Rob Thompson, MD …
~ One for Insulin Resistant and Diabetics i feel …
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Fat Loss Chart… See and understand ‘WHY” you need to lose weight…

March 25, 2012

Identify Eating Triggers

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:59 am by PCOSLady

Eating Triggers
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Weight issues plague us with PCOS, for most its much harder to lose weight than normal women… By knowing your trigger(s) you are able to choose a better lifestyle choice in eating… You may learn more about “you” too!
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Hope all this helps you in your journey and makes you the healthiest you can be!
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Your weight loss & attitude will then change your life in many ways!
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Happy lifestyle changing…
Christie
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How Can I Identify Eating Triggers?
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Situations and emotions that trigger us to eat fall into five main categories:
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SOCIAL: Eating when around other people. For example, excessive eating can result from being encouraged by others to eat; eating to fit in; arguing; or feelings of inadequacy around other people.
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EMOTIONAL: Eating in response to boredom, stress, fatigue, tension, depression, anger, anxiety, or loneliness as a way to “fill the void.”
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SITUATIONAL: Eating because the opportunity is there. For example, at a restaurant, seeing an advertisement for a particular food, passing by a bakery. Eating may also be associated with certain activities such as watching TV, going to the movies or a sporting event, etc…
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THOUGHTS: Eating as a result of negative self-worth or making excuses for eating. For example, scolding oneself for looks or a lack of will power.
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PHYSIOLOGICAL: Eating in response to physical cues. For example, increased hunger due to skipping meals or eating to cure headaches or other pain.
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Note: I found this October of 2002, but never kept the link or source it came from…
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WORK SHEETS:
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/hhp/fahey7e/wellness_worksheets/wellness_worksheet_077.html
~ The New Maximize Your Body Potential, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc
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http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org/library/minimizing-flares-with-relapse-special-event-worksheets
~ CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help … http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org
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http://images.heartmath.com/llc/personal-use/stopemotionaleating/see_worksheets.pdf
~ Heart Math, LLC, http://images.heartmath.com
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http://www.dr-jane-bolton.com/search.html?cx=004139523917754681466%3An1xh9kubidc&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=worksheet&sa=Search&siteurl=www.dr-jane-bolton.com%2F
~ Dr Jane Bolton
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SITES:
http://weightloss.about.com/od/emotionsmotivation/qt/blemtriggers.htm
~ About.com
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http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles
/addiction_and_recovery_the_social_and_environmental_triggers_worksheet.html
~ SelfGrowth.com … Interesting self help site…
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http://www.glycemicindex.com/
~ University of Sydney’s official news site for the glycemic index…
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http://www.womentowomen.com/assessments/weightloss/default.aspx
~ Women to Women… Weight Loss Profile…Begin your free profile now — it’s quick and easy!

Losing weight is hard! And there’s a surprising reason why – many women have physiological imbalances in their bodies that prevent weight loss, no matter how hard they try. At Women to Women we call this weight loss resistance, and simply put, you must heal those physiological imbalances if you want to lose weight.
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Google:
eating triggers weight watchers
eating triggers mayo clinic
eating triggers worksheet

March 16, 2012

Pat, RN, CNM, MS

Posted in LINKS tagged , , , , , , , at 7:02 pm by PCOSLady

Ladies,

You will see Pat’s posts throughout PCOS groups, forums and sites… She is well abreast on PCOS and helping us get and stay healthy….

Pat Sonnenstuhl, RN, CNM, MS
Nutrition Support
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
http://home.comcast.net/%7Ecnmpat/healthsites.htm
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Insulin Resistance
http://home.comcast.net/%7Ecreationsunltd/insulinresistance.htm
http://home.comcast.net/%7Ecreationsunltd/visualexplainir.htm

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