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    Tilty, plant sugars/carbs are processed much differently in the body than processed sugars, there is nothing wrong with natural sugars (although if one is diabetic you still need to watch your intake) but the natural sugars do not spike your blood sugar like refined sugars do, I experimented with this using my friends blood sugar monitor, I tested as 83 early in the morning be4 eating anything, drank an entire quart of carrot juice, and continued to test my blood sugar every 15 minutes over the next 2 hours, it only went up a few mg after the first 15 minutes, and it ended up just over 100 at about the hour mark, and stayed around there for the rest of the time we tested...

    A similar experiment I did with a single 12 oz soda, ended up with my blood sugar spiking over 50 points in the first 15 minutes, and another 20 something by the next test, then dropped quickly after I ate some normal food... those sugar spikes and drops cause insulin resistance, and screw with your metabolism, where as the slowly building and sustained levels of natural sugars is perfectly healthy... carbs are not the enemy, processed carbs with no real nutritional value are.

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    btw, if you eat a complex carb be4 the juice, then it raises even more slowly...

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    Yep complex carbs are necessary, they stabilize blood sugar better.

    Curator I love the experiment you did with the carrot juice and soda.

    I know it's really makes a difference in my life when I avoid high fructose corn syrup and refined white sugar.

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    Yeah! ive dropped over 50 pounds of fat total since I did that, I also cut out processed fats as well, also, I found just by juicing a whole bunch of kale with the carrot in a later test, that the blood sugar raised much more slowly, and stayed sustained for much much longer, I found this curious, but im thinking it may be because of all the extra fiber introduced by the dark green leafy veggie... I think glucose meters can be a very good tool for anyone to use to help see how different foods effect their body if they are concerned about glycemic load...

    Edit: ive also been bad the last couple months though and put back on about 10-15 lbs in that time, and im craving junk again, thats one thing i loved was after a month or so of not eating any process fats and sugars, I stopped craving them entirely...

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    oh god marmie I LOVE your new avatar, the other one was awesome, but that is adorable... the worlds most adorable orange,lol

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    You skinny yet, teeg?

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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH A NINJA *hides* thats one way to reduce weight... have a ninja remove a few limbs for ya...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curator View Post
    oh god marmie I LOVE your new avatar, the other one was awesome, but that is adorable... the worlds most adorable orange,lol
    Thanks! Haha EJCC helped me out with that one, she said she accidentally found my new avatar.


    Are you following a raw food diet or something Curator? Does that get expensive? How do you make sure you get enough calories and protein?

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    I was following a raw vegan diet most of last year, I found it cheaper than a normal american diet by far, its only after moving down here to my moms, I couldn't afford to buy all the food she prefers, and food for myself, and I had to have stuff she will eat, so ive been buying mostly stuff she likes...

    as far as nutritional stuff goes, just my morning quart of juice had over 29% of my daily value of protein in it, protein is made up of amino acids, fruits and veggies have all the amino acids you need for your body to synthesize all the protein you need, also avocados actually have complete protein as well, but I didnt eat a lot of those... the key to a healthy raw food diet is variety!!! check out www.nutritiondata.com they have most foods nutritional content on there, actually heres a link to a rough equivalent of the juice I was drinking every morning when I could afford it.
    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/recipe/1758923/2 check out the full nutritional content, pretty awesome,lol...

    I would also usually eat a really nice mixed greens salad with some nuts and fruits and other veggies, and sometimes sprouts, the strange thing is even a lot of meat eaters dont even get their daily value of protein, I always got considerably more (I do a lot of weight lifting, so I need more protein)

    Edit: I forgot to mention, that when eating a 90% or higher raw food diet, I was spending $200 or less a month on food (id often have a considerable amount of leftover stuff from the previous month) obviously this will change though depending on where you are, and the availability of good fresh produce in your area, the cheapest way to do it is direct from small farms and gardeners though, organic the best, but hard to come by for cheap... most of what I bought was from stores however...

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