Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 47

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  1. by   Tweety
    Good luck Jess. Coffee is probably going to be one the last things that goes for me, so I understand.
  2. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Tweety
    Good luck Jess. Coffee is probably going to be one the last things that goes for me, so I understand.
    Thanks Tweety.
  3. by   UM Review RN
    Hey Jess, is this the rice diet that says you're to eat no salt and just fruit and rice for the first couple of weeks?


    Where's the protein?
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    Hey Jess, is this the rice diet that says you're to eat no salt and just fruit and rice for the first couple of weeks?


    Where's the protein?
    Yeah, it's the one. The protein you need is in the rice.
  5. by   UM Review RN
    Gah. I couldn't do it.

    Best of luck to you, though.
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    Gah. I couldn't do it.

    Best of luck to you, though.
    I think I can......will let you know and if there is major weightloss will take pics and post.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Brown rice=excellent source of protein...

    I need to get serious. I want to drop a few inches/pounds by May when dh retires. I can't go looking like a duffel bag when he has his big day.

    Hope it's a good day for everyone.
  8. by   UM Review RN
    OK, so I suppose I wasn't paying much attention in Nutrition class. :imbar

    Is this protein from rice a complete protein?
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    OK, so I suppose I wasn't paying much attention in Nutrition class. :imbar

    Is this protein from rice a complete protein?

    Brown rice is an incomplete protein. Meaning it does not have all the essential amino acids, but usually we eat enough other foods to compliment and meeting our protein needs is easy. However, I would hardly call brown rice an excellent source of protein. The bag I have states 3 g of protein per serving (and that's incomplete protein at that). Now add some beans to it and you have excellent protein. Americans have no trouble with getting enough protein.

    Starvation diets like the Rice diet that include rice and veggies are good for cleansing and detoxing and loosing weight quickly because it's low calories and has a lot of antioxidants.

    It's not for long term use, and it's usually reserved for the morbidly obese under a doctor's supervision.

    I know me and I would be too hungry on that diet and I don't do hunger well, especially when I'm actively working out.
    Last edit by Tweety on Jan 17, '06
  10. by   Tweety
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Brown rice=excellent source of protein...

    I need to get serious. I want to drop a few inches/pounds by May when dh retires. I can't go looking like a duffel bag when he has his big day.

    Hope it's a good day for everyone.

    Good luck Deb, sometimes have an event to plan for is a good motivator.
  11. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from tweety
    the support you're giving each other is wonderful.

    guess my post was invisible.

    but that's o.k. i don't need your support to validate anything. i lost four pounds this week and ignore me if you will. humph....
    i am so sorry, i missed that one in my little slump yesterday.

    [font="arial black"]yee haw tweety - way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    What's the matter hon? Don't let the test get to you, I am sure you will do better than you even think! Have you applied to any program yet?
    Thanks Jess. I do feel better today. I hope you're right about the test - it just seems that there are a lot of smart people who have had trouble with it, so I'm concerned. I really was ok though until I found this stupid spot on my leg, that's what did it. I think it only bugs me so much because cancer runs rampid on both sides of my family, so once I get it looked at tomorrow, I will feel much better. I am really hoping my Doc will tell me I'm just being an idiot and it's a funny colored mole :chuckle

    Yes - I have applied to the program at the Junior College closest to my home (50 miles away), so I am excited about that. Sound like the wait-list is going to be about a year from when I finish pre-reqs (that's this semester - yeay) so I will work on classes that will apply towards my BSN while I'm waiting.

    I know you're having a rough go in your class - I talked to a friend who is one semester away from graduating as a RN. She had seriously contemplated quitting through her entire LPN year and was afraid she wasn't cut out for it because she wasn't enjoying it like she thought she would - she thought she had made a huge mistake. However, when she got to her second year, she absolutely loved it and is having a blast. You keep hanging in there, I know you will do just fine.

    Thanks again!
  13. by   Jessy_RN
    Good luck Deb! We will cheer you on.

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