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Low Calories Vs. Nutritional Balance

 
 
roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 07:31 pm
@littlek,
Yeah, you sure know how to dig up controversial topics. Neutral
Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 07:47 pm
@roger,
Yeah, all this controversy is getting too much for me. Can't we talk about evolution, or Republicans, or Atheism, or something?
roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 08:00 pm
@Thomas,
No. Those are all settled science.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 08:03 pm
I got 4500 mg of potassium today (did the myfitnesspal thing) easily -
avocado, spinach, chicken had the most...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 08:07 pm
@Thomas,
Atheistic republican science freaks, gather here...
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 08:37 pm
@CalamityJane,
Myfitnesspal is easier to use, but the charts and graphs aren't as detailed..... Maybe there's a lot of potassium in meat which I don't eat?
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 08:50 pm
@littlek,
Oh yes, I forgot, you don't eat meat, but an avocado has over 1000 mg of potassium. Do you eat fish?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 08:56 pm
@littlek,
http://www.ivillage.com/best-low-calorie-fruits-and-veggies/4-a-106679

low cal/high potassium - apricots / grapefruit / peaches / strawberries / asparagus / bok choy / pumpkin

livestrong has different suggestions

Quote:
Most foods contain potassium, but some high-potassium foods do not fit into a low-calorie diet because of their calorie content.


http://www.livestrong.com/article/250408-low-calorie-potassium-rich-foods/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/284087-nutritional-foods-high-in-potassium-content/
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 09:01 pm
CJ - I do eat fish. I bought some cod, potatoes and avocado to make a meal of this weekend. I plugged in my daily food intake to both of the websites. I got very different numbers for both calories and potassium (fitnesspal was higher on both counts). Interesting.

Thanks Beth! I actually printed a list of food items high in potassium (put out by the US gov). Top of the list is tomato paste. Way high on the list (over 1000 mgs - their serving sizes are weird: 1 cup of tomato paste):

OJ
Beat greens
white beans (of some variety unspecified)
dates
French fries
Sweetened, condensed milk
Canned tomatoes
Raisins
Potatoes
Grapefruit juice

Acidic food messes with my stomach, so I eat tomatoes sparingly and generally don't drink citrus juices. I don't drink milk. Potatoes I've avoided because they give me indigestion. That leaves beat greens, beans, dates (I just don't like'm}, and raisins. I eat a lot of beans, but navy beans, which I prefer, are lower ranked.

So, beat greens and navy bean salad with a lemon-olive oil dressing sounds good. I make a good fish, tomato and potato bake every now and then. And I love a good saag paneer......
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 09:04 pm
@littlek,
Call me in five years..

(teasing you, and now I'll be quiet, I know you want to do the counting)
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 09:08 pm
@littlek,
some high potassium recipes

from

http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/nutrition-101/more-potassium-please-00400000001125/

with links to recipes including

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/maple-bourbon-glazed-salmon-10000001041856/

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/walnut-crusted-potato-blue-cheese-cakes-10000001041930/

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/avocado-mango-salsa-with-roasted-corn-chips-10000001041854/

http://img4.myrecipes.com/i/recipes/ck/05/04/avocado-salsa-ck-1041854-l.jpg
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 09:13 pm
@ehBeth,
http://search.myrecipes.com/nutrition-search.html

(handy recipe-finding tool)


and because these look awesome

http://www.myrecipes.com/healthy-diet/frozen-treats-under-150-calories-00420000000423/

http://img4.myrecipes.com/i/recipes/rs/2004/mint-pops-rs-1073881-l.jpg

(mint-melon pops)
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jun, 2011 10:40 pm
Parsley! It has lots of potassium, I love it, and I have a potful growing on my patio! And coconut water! So... the lists I've seen have common foods listed and their K content. I don't generally eat common foods like other people do. When I started checking the foods that I like that are uncommon (apparently), I found a lot more K sources.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 18 Jun, 2011 07:49 am
A bit on potassium although they don't go into detail re foods:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_news_detail.asp?health_day=650381
littlek
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2011 07:43 pm
@jespah,
I brought up my concern with getting enough potassium with my doc last week and she said, flatly, that there was no recommended (by a reputable source) daily intake of potassium. End of discussion.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2011 07:57 pm
@littlek,
There you go!! How are you doing otherwise with your weight (loss)?
littlek
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2011 08:29 pm
@CalamityJane,
I'm not losing weight.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2011 08:37 pm
@littlek,
Welcome to being in your 40's.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2011 08:41 pm
@Green Witch,
Yeah, it can take years to take one lousy kilo off your butt!!
Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2011 08:44 pm
@CalamityJane,
Yes, and then it just slides upwards and attaches to your waist.
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