"Digging In" on a typical TiMS day

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"Digging In" on a typical TiMS day

Post by jimmylegs » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:50 am

prelim analysis of a TiMS member's routine, examined via lens of the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate (50% produce ~3/4 veg 1/4 fruit, 25% whole grains, 25% protein)
(taking the whole day as one plate)

Thursday's meals, typical of most days

BREAKFAST

fruit
est 450 g raw, 3 servings

a medium sized navel orange (est 130 g)
a d'anjou green pear (160 g)
about 1/16 of a small watermelon (??? 1c = 154 g)

AM SNACK

fruit, 75 g raw, 0.5 serving

4 oz red grapes

LUNCH

french toast made with Dave's Good Seed organic bread sliced in half covered with pesto and 56 g of turkey meat to make a half sandwich

whole grain

TBD

protein

est 1 med egg amt 1.5 oz, 6g protein
est milk amt 1 oz, 1 g protein
one slice bread 45 g, 5 g protein
est pesto amt 1 tbsp
turkey amt 56 g (hopefully not deli meat) est 2 oz, 26 g protein

est lunch protein content 38 g

est daily protein target 56 g

PM SNACK

fruit
, 75 g raw, 0.5 serving

4 oz red grapes

DINNER

veg

est 300 g, one serving est 75 g cooked, 4 servings (awesome diversity)

220 g sauteed veggies in extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, includes... sweet potato, spinach, red bell pepper, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, zucchini & carrots

78 g steamed broccoli

whole grains

108 g brown rice, est 0.5 serving

protein

Garden of Life protein drink, ~26 g plant based protein

Nancy's unsweetened yogurt.


PRELIMINARY SUMMARY

produce


4 servings veg (9 types), 4 servings fruit (4 types).

ratio could be tweaked to 6 veg & 2 fruit, vs 4 and 4

veg diversity great, fruit diversity good

follow up pending re grains, protein.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: "Digging In" on a typical TiMS day

Post by ElliotB » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:52 am

My diet would break the lens!

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Re: "Digging In" on a typical TiMS day

Post by jimmylegs » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:55 am

show me the money ;)
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: "Digging In" on a typical TiMS day

Post by ElliotB » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:11 am

I only eat two meals a day. Digestion takes a tremendous amount of the body's energy, and I read that by only having two meals, the body has more time for 'repair' tasks. FWIW, I am never hungry. I have been doing this for over 4 years.

I have been on a high good fat diet (basically only very fatty foods (meats and poultry and wild caught mainly fatty fish with very limited amounts of wild caught seafood) all high in Omega 3 fat, minimal Omega 6 and other fats and high in EFAs (essential fatty acids) for over 4 years. I am totally gluten free and rarely consume carbs. No grains of any kind. No rice, pasta etc. In the last month, I have found I am finally (after about 2 years) able to tolerate a minimal amount of lightly cooked vegetables again (no raw veggies) without having negative reactions (oddly vegetables seemed to aggravate my nerve pain). I have also added back some fruit to my diet, also on a very limited basis.

A typical meal is 4-10 ounces of meat, fish, seafood, eggs and or poultry. Once or so every couple of days I add a small portion of cooked vegetables although I have been increasing the frequency lately. I am also having very small portions of fruit several times a week now.

For breakfast this morning, as I generally always do on Saturdays, I enjoyed 3 ultra high Omega 3 eggs. While I usually have grass fed beef bacon or high Omega 3 pork bacon with them, today I enjoyed a treat, a Florida spiny lobster. Living in South Florida, I often have access to great tasting and healthy local fresh wild caught seafood. I was in Whole Foods yesterday lucked out!

Also with every meal, I drink homemade water Kefir (a high probiotic drink) and load it up with about 30 nutrients. I also take about 30 additional supplements daily. Modern foods don't have a lot of nutrition in them. I leave nothing to chance.

There is no consensus on what the perfect diet for humans is, but there are certainly a lot of theories on what the perfect diet for humans should be. And what the perfect diet for those with MS is. Who is right? Who knows!!!
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Re: "Digging In" on a typical TiMS day

Post by jimmylegs » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:25 am

'thumbie'

ooh i learned a thing
:-BD
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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