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Paminky

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I've read the "Science of Skinny" and immediately started re-reading it plus ordered some of the books mentioned it and are reading those also.  I'm also reading Dr. Blaylock's book on excitotoxins and also Kay Sheppards book on Food Addiction, both really good books.  There are so many questions I want to ask that came to mind when reading it the first time but lost track of them all so this time I've got a notebook handy to start writing them down.

I've been a low-carber off and on for many years and lost weight but of course druing my "off" periods I regained everything plus some extra.  I lost my father in January after a long illness where I had to spend a lot of time with him in the hospital and I struggled to stay on plan and finally just gave up because I needed to focus on him.

I restarted again in February of this year but I've just not felt well and while at the health food store a few weeks and as I left I picked up one of those free magazines they have at the door, I think it was called "Natural News" and in the back where the review new products there was a favorable review of "Science of Skinny" so I immediately ordered it.  Best thing I've ever done for my health.

So much of what is in this book and the others I am reading is so scary.  I've started clearing the cupboards of artificial sweeteners, MSG, soy, and any of the harmful chemicals that Dee discusses in her book.  I had already given up diet sodas and switched to water but now I'm looking into getting a reverse osmosis system installed in my house and in the mean time I'm using Brita and ZeroWater pitchers.  I'm also trying to wean off coffee but have switched to organic coffee until I can eliminate it completely.  It may take me a while to switchover completely but I'm determined to succeed, I did go to the grocery last night and all the root vegetables I bought are organic.

One of my biggest hurdles will be to convince my husband to go along with me but I'll do what I can because I want him to be healthy.  I wish he would read the book himself but he's not fond of reading unless it's a magazine with lots of pictures, LOL.  I'll work on him silently.

I am so happy to hear about this way of eating and I will be asking lots of questions.

Pam
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Hi Paminky,

Welcome to the forum!  Thanks for posting all your wonderful changes and experiences.   Please come back to post your questions, and keep working silently on hubby.  Just keep doing healthy things for yourself and let him notice how well you are doing. Sometimes attraction works much better than promotion!

Best,
Dee

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Paminky

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I am working on him and since I'm mainly the one responsible for meals and for packing his lunch he's pretty much stuck with what I prepare for him.

I did get the RO system installed and I can't believe the difference in the quality of the water.  At first my husband was reluctant to get it installed but since I had them run a line from it to the refrigerator ice maker and water dispenser and we finally have ice that doesn't taste or smell funny he's changed his mind. 

One thing I've found interesting and I'm still testing it is I've been drinking quite a bit of water since January since I eliminated a lot of bad things from my diet and I've notice since I've been drinking RO water and also a Zero Water filter pitcher that I use at work that I don't get hungry like I did.  Maybe it's a phase I'm going thru but it makes me wonder if there is something in the water that can make a person hungry.
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There is a whole science about drinking the right type of water, that could take quite a bit of detail and explanation that I don't want to go into.

But let's just suffice it to say that when you don't drink the right type of water, it doesn't get utilized by your cells properly and you can actually be dehydrated even though you're drinking a lot of water.

Many people mistake thirst for hunger, thinking that they want food when what their bodies really need is a drink of pure water. So they overeat, and leave their bodies still thirsting.
 
If you avoid dehydration, you can avoid overeating. When you start to hydrate by drinking enough of the right type of water, then your appetite goes down because you’re actually fulfilling what your body needs—which is water.
 

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