You are what you eat

free image of apple pie
@GardenGerty (93713)
Marion, Kansas
September 3, 2017 7:46am CST
Free image of apple pie. I wish I was so sweet. I admit freely that I was grumpy last night. I have been eating too many unhealthy foods. I am diabetic and if my blood sugar levels go up, I feel really angry, and not well. Today is a new day. It is time to make breakfast. I will have eggs scrambled with vegetables and sprinkled with bacon and cheese. . . in other words, high protein with complex carbs. I might make some "fried apples" as well as that is a sweet treat that can be quite healthy. I will not add flour or sugar. You are what you eat, and food equals mood for me. I ate a little peanut butter to help me wait a little later. Hubby does not like a really early breakfast.
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@MALUSE (34608)
• Denmark
3 Sep
If it's good for you, then it's ok. But such a breakfast would be too rich for me.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
We only do this about once a week. More likely I will have hot or cold oat cereal. Hubby will have fruit and plain yogurt.
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@MALUSE (34608)
• Denmark
3 Sep
@GardenGerty I'm relieved to hear that.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
@MALUSE I try to have some form of oats daily as it is good for the heart. If we eat a big breakfast we usually eat a light noon meal or evening meal. I have to eat something before I take my diabetic medicine, both morning and evening. I make wonderful homemade yogurt.
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• United States
3 Sep
If I am what I eat then I'm sweet. LOL!
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@LadyDuck (131228)
• Switzerland
3 Sep
@AbbyGreenhill I must be far too sweet.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
Of course you are both sweet.
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• United States
3 Sep
@GardenGerty Ha Ha - LOL! Anna is far sweeter than I am !
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@LadyDuck (131228)
• Switzerland
3 Sep
I have a sweet tooth, I can skip a meal to have a slice of pie or cake. I have no health problems.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
The more sweets I eat, the more I crave them. On occasion we will just have ice cream in the evenings and no meal. I have been eating too much bread, like sandwiches, often.The apples I made this morning are much like apple pie filling. The crust is more of a problem for me.
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@LadyDuck (131228)
• Switzerland
3 Sep
@GardenGerty I like sweets, but I only eat a slice of pie, or a muffin, once a day and not every day. I avoid to eat bread, or too much rice or pasta.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
@LadyDuck There is balance in that.
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@fishtiger58 (30503)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Sep
I have to limit myself to sugars, I'm not diabetic but to much sugar in a day gives me horrible headaches. I love sweets but they don't love me.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
Yes, the quantity and quality of your sweets matters, even if you are not diabetic. By limiting yourself and continuing your active lifestyle you stand a great chance of avoiding diabetes altogether.
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@fishtiger58 (30503)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Sep
@GardenGerty Thankfully I do limit my sweets most days anyways lol. I am lucky as I have no health problems to speak of.
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@AmbiePam (46971)
• United States
3 Sep
I hate that food affects our moods. But it's so hot today that I hate a lot of things.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
Yep, that will do it. Hot makes me cranky.
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@pumpkinjam (5749)
• United Kingdom
3 Sep
If it's true that you are what you eat then I am mostly made of noodles! I also feel ill if I eat too much unhealthy stuff and, I think, it's quite natural for the food we eat to affect our moods. Although I will have the occasional 'pig out', I'm happier and feel better both physically and mentally if I've eaten good food!
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
It helps keep you sharp as well.
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@jstory07 (61184)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Sep
I have always waited to eat when I get hungry in the morning. Around nine or ten.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
I get up around five, so breakfast is usually earlier. I think we slept in until seven today.
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@Morleyhunt (17925)
• Canada
3 Sep
My breakfast usually hits my stomache around 6:30 AM. I become irritable if you don't feed me on time.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
That is me for sure.
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@Tampa_girl7 (22748)
• United States
3 Sep
I am also diabetic and definitely feel better when I eat like I should.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
It takes some thought, but I appreciate the final results. If I make sweets around here I have to hide them in the freezer so I do not over do it.
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• United States
3 Sep
I'm not diabetic but even for me if my blood sugar goes out of whack if I eat too many unhealthy things I get moody and cranky.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
I even dreamed about my little student who is Type 1 diabetic. I dreamed his blood sugar was over 600.
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@Platespinner (19241)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Sep
I eat nothing (it's kind of hard to eat with a mouth that won't open), does that mean I am nothing?
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
Emmett you are nothing but the best. Keeping one's mouth shut can be quite a virtue. You must absorb your nourishment from the air.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Sep
@GardenGerty That would make me a breatharian, wouldn't it?
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
@Platespinner Sure would. I would find it boring, though.
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@Happy2BeMe (71063)
• Canada
3 Sep
I love fried apples. I am going to make some later for a snack.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
It is definitely time for those fall flavors.
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@Happy2BeMe (71063)
• Canada
4 Sep
@GardenGerty yes it is...everything pumpkin!!!
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
@Happy2BeMe I even stir pumpkin into my hot oatmeal.
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@just4him (99843)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Sep
That sounds like a very good breakfast and definitely healthy. How do you fry your apples? I've been wanting baked apples lately, but I know that takes sugar, so I've been trying to figure out how to make them and have them still turn out good.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
I threw them in some butter on the stove top, cooked them but left them still juicy. I sprinkled on a cinnamon spice blend and a touch of an artificial sweetener. I stirred in some of my homemade granola at the end because I am trying to eat oats every day in some form. I have cored a small apple in the past then put raisins in the middle with some nuts and butter. I pour just a little real maple syrup for sweetening because it does have minerals in it. Brown sugar works as well. I microwave this in a small custard cup.
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@just4him (99843)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Sep
@GardenGerty That sounds delicious and I can't have any of that with the apples.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
@just4him Not any sweetener, or butter or the other stuff? I know you are being good and on a diet right now. The right kind of apple tastes good without sweetener.
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• United States
3 Sep
Oo fried apples sounds good. And yes we truly are what we eat. Sorry your sugar was up Heather.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
It makes me not so pleasant, that is for sure.
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• United States
3 Sep
@GardenGerty Yes my son gets like that too with the sugar thing.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
@TiarasOceanView Today has been a much better day. I did pay attention all day to portions, etc. I do eat carbs, but just not sandwiches three times a day.
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@toniganzon (44960)
• Philippines
3 Sep
I don't like a really early breakfast as well. I'm not used to eating heavy breakfast too.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
Ideally for me my meals would get smaller as the day goes by. When I have been in bed all night my stomach is empty.
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@toniganzon (44960)
• Philippines
4 Sep
@GardenGerty I think that's a healthy way to go about it. I can't sleep with my stomach empty.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
@toniganzon I was told by my doctor to always eat a small protein snack at bedtime. I don't do it always, but I should.
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@JasperTore (1276)
• Philippines
4 Sep
My mom is diabetic also so we see to it that her blood sugar does not spike up. Aside from that she has liver cancer. She has to limit the type of food that she eats due to this. We better take care of our health to avoid disease due to our unhealthy lifestyle.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
Sometimes you cannot help things like cancer. I imagine what I ate would be too heavy for her because of the butter to cook it. I am sorry she is sick.
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• Philippines
5 Sep
@GardenGerty She is currently fighting and she is brave. She always pray every morning and every night.
• United States
4 Sep
I would love to have something sweet right now
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
I know those cravings can be overwhelming. That is why basically I do not bake. I would eat it all.
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• United States
4 Sep
@GardenGerty oh I would too
@celticeagle (115496)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Sep
A new day. Hope it is a good one.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Sep
It has been much better. I have worked to get good amounts of quality protein all day.
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@celticeagle (115496)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Sep
@GardenGerty ......That is good for you. Protein gives you energy.
@andriaperry (38917)
• United States
3 Sep
If I am what I eat I am a sweet little fish I hope you have a better mood today.
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
I am mostly eating well today, so yes, I am, you sweet little fish.
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@andriaperry (38917)
• United States
4 Sep
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
3 Sep
Yes and as doctor told me, 'it's better to invest for your future '
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• United States
3 Sep
good health is the one thing money can't buy
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@GardenGerty (93713)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Sep
@Marilynda1225 you are right, even expensive doctors do not make you healthy.
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