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Shocking BP yesterday- better today. Where am I?

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11 minutes ago, superal said:

Good reading the link , too many good reports to effected by the placebo scenario . Buying fresh as opposed to frozen has some differences that are surprising . The following link also brings more fruit/veg into consideration .

https://healthyfocus.org/health-benefits-of-anthocyanins/

Interesting.  I'm also back on the bananas.

 

Need to be a bit careful about health claims, because the body can only take in so much at any one time, but fruit and veg does form the mainstay of any healthy eating plan, so there must be something in it.  The fact is prior to a fortnight ago, the closest I was coming to fruit was the jam in my donut.

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7 minutes ago, mommysboy said:

Interesting.  I'm also back on the bananas.

 

Need to be a bit careful about health claims, because the body can only take in so much at any one time, but fruit and veg does form the mainstay of any healthy eating plan, so there must be something in it.  The fact is prior to a fortnight ago, the closest I was coming to fruit was the jam in my donut.

the closest I was coming to fruit was the jam in my donut.

Full of sugar & fat . Sugar to be avoided , causes many problems . The jury seems to be out on salt though with a difference of opinion especially for people like us who live in a hot climate .

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On ‎7‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 9:17 PM, mommysboy said:

That's not good. Losing weight is a key factor for some in lowering BP.  I guess only a controlled diet, and a good exercise regimen will help.  The really tough bit of luck for those who find it near impossible to lose weight is that these people were the ultimate survivors a hundred years ago when food may have been scarce at times.

 

The people I know who have lost weight (not really something I've ever had to do) said they stopped eating cakes, biscuits, etc and did more exercise.  I have seen it first hand on a daily basis with my step-daughter.  I think a first step is in realising that life can be better and it can be done.

I have almost given up the cakes etc for over a month, but have lost zero weight. Very depressing.

Perhaps being less stressed burns up less calories- I used to stress a lot.

 

I did the fruit fast for 24 hours and never felt satisfied no matter how much fruit I ate. I guess to lose weight one has to be hungry, but it's a serious bummer.

There are fat burning diets on the internet, but some of the ingredients are unavailable in LOS, so I never had much luck with them. Anyway, they are designed to lose weight before surgery, and soon as eat "normally" again the weight goes back on.

Even starvation doesn't work, because as said, the body goes into "survival" mode.

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3 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

I have almost given up the cakes etc for over a month, but have lost zero weight. Very depressing.

Perhaps being less stressed burns up less calories- I used to stress a lot.

 

I did the fruit fast for 24 hours and never felt satisfied no matter how much fruit I ate. I guess to lose weight one has to be hungry, but it's a serious bummer.

There are fat burning diets on the internet, but some of the ingredients are unavailable in LOS, so I never had much luck with them. Anyway, they are designed to lose weight before surgery, and soon as eat "normally" again the weight goes back on.

Even starvation doesn't work, because as said, the body goes into "survival" mode.

 

I do think somewhere along the line you need to get used to not having any food for longer periods of time than at present. I think you know this from what you write.  It's actually easier to feel hungry, than feel half full needing more. 

 

Fruit doesn't hit the mark for that fully satiated feeling.  Nothing wrong with a bag of chips (french fries), just not too often or too much.

 

All of us, almost to a man, say things like eat normally, without realising we eat, drink, smoke far more than we think.

 

It sounds like you are trying hard but haven't yet found something that you can build on.  And that part of you is also trying to prove that nothing works.  Is this fair to say?  Again, this is excruciatingly human.  Just need to step back a bit perhaps.

 

Perhaps go with what Sheryl is doing.  I find her advice generally puts me in the ball park.

 

 

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