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Because of my late husband's heart disease and diabetes, we had to "watch it" diet-wise for years. But I didn't let it bother me. I always cooked everything myself, so I could modify recipes a bit, drain off most of the fat before using the drippings for gravy, etc. The way I looked at it was two or three feast days out of 365 aren't going to affect things too much as long as one keeps the quantities down. If one not only has fattier foods and more low-quality carbs than usual and also doubles the quantity, that's where the big risk for a holiday heart attack comes in, I think.

I might add, I don't have to worry about it this year. I'll be alone for the holiday for the first time in my life. I had considered volunteering to help serve a Thanksgiving dinner at the local seniors center and would have eaten there, too, but with the continuing intestinal problems I've been having, I think I'll just continue with my food intolerance testing. So while you all feast, I may be eating canned tuna, plain white rice, celery and carrot sticks, etc. Ah, well, eating these simple foods makes for easy cooking!
[QUOTE=Uff-Da!]Because of my late husband's heart disease and diabetes, we had to "watch it" diet-wise for years. But I didn't let it bother me. I always cooked everything myself, so I could modify recipes a bit, drain off most of the fat before using the drippings for gravy, etc. The way I looked at it was two or three feast days out of 365 aren't going to affect things too much as long as one keeps the quantities down. If one not only has fattier foods and more low-quality carbs than usual and also doubles the quantity, that's where the big risk for a holiday heart attack comes in, I think.

I might add, I don't have to worry about it this year. I'll be alone for the holiday for the first time in my life. I had considered volunteering to help serve a Thanksgiving dinner at the local seniors center and would have eaten there, too, but with the continuing intestinal problems I've been having, I think I'll just continue with my food intolerance testing. So while you all feast, I may be eating canned tuna, plain white rice, celery and carrot sticks, etc. Ah, well, eating these simple foods makes for easy cooking![/QUOTE]

Uff, have they figured out what is causing your intestinal problems? I know when I was having them, it was murder to get anything but soup, gingerale, crackers and cheese into me. They ran every test possible to figure it out, and only thing they could come up with was the after affects of Lipitor & Baycol. Strange, as I only took it on and off for about 6 months, but man, I suffered like crazy for almost 6 more months. I know U have never taken any statins, so hope it all sorts itself out soon.

I hear ya about trying to make the meals as tasty as possible without all the bad stuff we are use to. We have been adding much more veggie dishes to the meal, and as far as the potatoes, we all go very light on those. None of us are sweet eaters, so as far as dessert, we are lucky if we have a small piece of apple pie. Hubby use to love pumpkin pies, but the last few years it gave him heartburn, so I knocked them off. I would say it was something I was doing wrong, but he can't eat his sister's either and she has been making them since we were first married, so go figure. Seems we just don't eat as big as we use to anyway, so guess that kind of helps too. I could munch all day on the fresh veggies, olives and cranberries, so by the time we are ready to eat, I am half full.

Hope U have a great holiday in spite of the stomach problems.... :wave:





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