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wcerto
Ahonui

USA
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Posted - 06/13/2009 :  04:14:26 AM  Show Profile
I found a great web site that speaks to the issue of eating a healthy Hawaiian diet. Eating the old style, traditional foods that Hawaiians had pre-western contact was one of the most healthy diets. I think Uluwehi Guerrero lost all his weight on a traditional Hawaiin diet (but I think he wen gaini it back). But this information contains foods from many ethnicities that are currently enjoyed in Hawai`i. Even get nutrional content for dog. This is most helpful to me, because it shows indicators for foods that are high in sodium, fat, potassium. This will make eating out three meals a day when we hele on to O`ahu much easier.

I did have an appointment with the kidney guy yesterday and he told me that I just need to use commen sense in what I eat, that I already know what is really bad, but on the other hand, he said do not punish yourself or put yourself in a prison, then when you get home, then can make sure you follow your diet the right way. He said that eating out, you never know what is in the food, how much salt they use, what hidden things might have high potassium. I learned that now I can have up to two 8 oz. glasses of milk per day, now. Woo-hoo. Nevah like eat my Cheerios with "Coffee Mate Non-dairy creamer".

Manapua is on the good list
lu`au leaves on the bad list
All da fishies (except canned stuff) are on da good list
Mochi on the good list, butter mochi on the bad list.

Most Filipino stuff on the bad list, mostly for salt content.

But whether or not you need a special diet because of health concerns, or whether you just want to eat more healthy so you don't end up in sorry shape like me, this is a most excellent web site for the information.

Chrai look:

http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/hnfas/HIFoodChoices.pdf

No reason we cannot eat mo bettah fo' malama kou kino.

Me ke aloha
Malama pono,
Wanda

Auntie Maria
Ha`aha`a

USA
1918 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2009 :  08:36:14 AM  Show Profile
This is the brochure that the Straub cardiology folks gave to Bob (DH) after he had the defib implanted. Sensible eating is actually easy...we just have to remember to actually _think_ before stuffing food into our mouths!

We eat out often -- no more fast food (McDonald's posted a stock market loss!), but there's no restaurant on Kaua`i that we have to avoid, due to dietary constraints. Luckily, it's just salt and calories that are our concerns. If one of us develops diabetes (putting carbs on our "no-no" list) we'll only be eating lettuce and veggies. Ack!

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wcerto
Ahonui

USA
5052 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2009 :  2:50:25 PM  Show Profile
Auntie Maria: This looks like some really helpful information. It is just a smart way of eating and based on the doctor's recommendations daily calorie counts, daily sodium allowance, whatever parameters one may need to control, it give YOU the control over your diet. Only thing I hate that word diet. That connotates a temporary thing to me, but to truly be healthy, many of us need a complete life style change. My problem in the past was portion size. And as you can see from this document, meat/protein portion size for a whole day is way less than what I would eat at one meal.

Some interesting foods on this list:
dog
pork blood

And a very bad thing that lots of folks like: turkey tails.

But I will bring this to O1ahu with me to help guide me along. I just hope to get rid of the potassium restrictions by that time so I can have mango or papaya. Nothing better than a mango so juicy it runs down your chin and drips off your elbows. Mmmmmm.

Me ke aloha
Malama pono,
Wanda
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rendesvous1840
Ha`aha`a

USA
1055 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2009 :  6:29:28 PM  Show Profile
Thinking while eating- that never was my strong suit. Worse than walking & chewing gum. I gave up gum many years ago. Fall downing is bad. Maybe Wanda can think for both of us.
Paul

"A master banjo player isn't the person who can pick the most notes.It's the person who can touch the most hearts." Patrick Costello
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