Ok, we're going to have a Boboli thin crust pizza tonight, and I'm looking at the "nutrition facts" to see how carbs it has. The label says it has five servings, and each 1/5 of the pizza is 28 grams. Will you please tell me who can cut up a pizza into five equal pieces? Just tell me how many carb are in the whole thing, please! The other one that gets me is Campbell's soups - you gotta be kidding me that those little cans are 2 1/2 servings!

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I have Celiac Disease as well as some food intolerances, so I spend half my time reading labels when buying groceries. Since people like me can become sick on very small amounts of such ingredients as gluten, we need complete and accurate labeling.
Absolutely, My brother-in-law was diagnosed with Celiac 15 years ago. He is 50 years old now and the doctors are amazed that he doesn't show signs of this disease. He has changed his diet considerable. Maybe it's gift form God..
Food allergies make shopping painful---I am allergic to soy--its in more stuff than gluten..very hard to find anything that is not fresh w/o it. Even fresh meat can cause a soy reaction because they feed and supplement animals with soy. And range fed is REALLY expensive (dos taste good though)

Even skin care and vitamins are difficult...


arghh...
Dennis,

I agree food allergies do make shopping painful-indeed. There are certain foods I can not eat because it's very painful in my joints..causes me to lose pay from work and not to say medical visits to doctor and paying for prescriptions. You are correct some cattle organically fed are very tasty and good for you--but expensive. As you are aware our American diet contains 66 % animal fat and 30% processed foods. This results in an obese society. I came to the realization that I was going to change my thinking about how, what and where I was going to buy foods I can eat so I don't get those painful attacks. I have some information about food allergies and some scientifically based food choices you can try if you are interested. Just let me know ok
always interested to look at new information to see if there is useful stuff I haven't seen before
Ok..Dennis I will send your way soon
Dennis,

Here is a website that discusses many topics on food allergies.

http://www.elements4health.com/index.php?option=com_googlesearch_cs...

Let me know what you think because I can suggest to the writer a particular topic of interest
Lizmari,

Why do you think it's skeptical to eat healthy for less than $280 per month. When you read my article did think about where I talked about "Time Spent", monies spent like cigarettes, beer ,wine etc Other stores to shop other than "Big" Supermarket chains. You also revealed to me that you get food from pantries and I'm assuming your husband works..correct
No, my husband is not working either. We have nothing. We don't feed ourselves pasta, and soup, and things that are so high carb, they are cheap. Protein is expensive... And no, we don't have vices we spend money on, and we don't go to big chains to shop. We have a very limited farmer's market in my area, and I don't have transportation to go to other places to get it. Sure, high carb is cheap... But, personally, that's not something that we can do... And yes, I consider the potatoes and most things you have listed on there to be quite high carb. There is absolutely no way that I'd consider indulging in such a diet. If you can live on that diet, fine, but I intend on keeping my legs after 20 years, and I don't consider an A1C higher than 6% to be acceptable by any means.
When you viewed those recipes or the meal plans...there are things to consider when planning..first of all one must grasp portion and serving size.. includes weighing and eyeballing foods you prepare. And not immediately look at recipe and say "oh thats high carbs"" I'm not going to bother eating and trying it" And for those folks who diabetes they have to watch their portion,serving size,carbs,sodium,sugars, fats.... Next , you think about what are some of your goals and calculate your Body Mass Index to figure out how many calories your body consumes daily. Yes..I know it's a lot of work....this is the only way one will get a handle on food spending and healthy food consumption. Are aware of how much your body needs daily to maintain your current height and weight. For the majority of Americans we are consuming way too much calories daily and as a result we are obese or morbidly obese. Our clients receive meals plans with less than 350 calories, 19 carbs, 350mg sodium and 9g fat at each meal time roughly. Each food group is accounted for in regards to self managing blood levels. Are you aware that diabetic women need at least 60g carbs per meal per day including snacks to maintain their levels so not to selfishly induce spikes.You mentioned health care costs an ER visits are costly. These things can be reduced or be non existent in one's life if one can stop being negative and have positive outlook for action plan. I'm just trying to be informative and shed some hope to eat right and live well. Oh, yes do you and spouse eat out out fast food joints???
No, we don't eat at fast food joints.

No, I don't believe your premise about carbs, nor fat, quite honestly, either... And most science doesn't really back up the sodium bit, as I have learned, either.

Yes, I know how much my body needs. I have lost 80 lbs well on my own, and I have perfect lipid levels... Thank you very much.

I don't go to the ER... I never mentioned I go to the ER... nor that I spend lots of money on health care. I mentioned, for society as a whole, those things are expensive.

I am not on meds, nor insulin, because I don't need them... 60 grams of carb per meal is a JOKE, and it is incorrect information fed to us by the USDA and people wanting to keep us sick.

You can keep it. lol I'm not doing it.

Thanks, but no thanks. :)

I'll keep my 5.5% A1C. Eating 60 g of carbs per meal would keep me on pills, and with a horrible A1C, and that's not acceptable to me... And it's not truthful. It is NOT, in my estimation, eating healthy. Dietary fat has very little to do with corporal fat... Yet you keep feeding us that lie over and over again, keeping people eating all those carbs, which keep them fat. It's insane. I've never had any "selfishly induced spikes..." And I would label that more of a high carb problem, and reactive hypoglycemia problem... and not applicable to me. I never go much higher than 20 pts after meals, and i'm just fine with that. Thank you very much. lol It may be expensive to eat that way, and difficult to do... but I'd rather do that, than be taking meds or insulin in 10-20 years, and with complications, which down the road would bankrupt ANYONE. I know because I see people doing exactly that, in here, every day... And my dad did it, too. It is NO way to attain control. Dr. Bernstein is a Type 1 Diabetic, he has nothing to gain or lose, and he lives with this every day. He is now in his 80s, with minimal/no complications thanks to this way of eating. I think current medicine has LOTS to learn... And to avoid those outdated notions, and flawed ideas.
You are incorrect ..there is plenty of solid research to make the claim that Americans consume way too much sodium. To be exact an average American consumes over 2800 mg sodium per day and in some cases in one meal. Please click link http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/la-he-salt-20100517,0,6957974..... Please allow me to direct you the American Dietary Association website and American Diabetes Association where it recommends 60 grams of carb per meal and it's not a JOKE, and it has nothing to do with the USDA. But, I will agree with you in part that our medical community and American Medical Association puts out messages about patients needing more drugs for all their issues.

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