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Clean Eating in 2024, trying old recipes and hunting down special offers.

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  • MrsStepford
    MrsStepford Posts: 1,593 Forumite
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    My mother bought Gillian McKeith's book, but then she's into homeopathy and quackery generally !

    I don't watch TikTok at all. Bobby Parrish has a Flavcity brand of protein powder etc and his YouTube channel is sponsored by Thrive Market, same as Thomas DeLauer. He's also sponsored by a bed company and a probiotic called Seed.

     I don't know anything about American laws on conflicts of interest. I don't see anything wrong in Bobby Parrish telling shoppers about good and bad ingredients in food. A lot of ordinary people do grocery hauls and talk about nutrition and some really get it wrong.

    In the US, food labelling shows total carbs and to get net carbs, you have to deduct the fibre. In the UK, the calculation is done for you, so the carbs shown on the label are net carbs. I see a lot of Brits doing low carb grocery hauls and deducting fibre from the net carbs to give a completely incorrect carb count which underestimates the carbs in an ingredient or product. Some of the YouTubers are popular enough that they get discount codes from manufacturers, for their followers.

    So far, the good and bad ingredients mentioned by Bobby Parrish are identical to those mentioned by the likes of Professor Tim Spector, Professor Robert Lustig, Dr William Li, Dr Will Bulsiecisz, Dr Eric Westman, Dr Ken Berry, Dr Steven Gundry, Dr Andrew Well etc. Nothing weird. 
  • MrsStepford
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    edited 9 January at 2:08PM
    On offer at Oxfam online.. Café Direct decaf ground Machu Picchu Peruvian coffee 227g reduced from 4.95 to 3.96. Bought some to try which just turned up, despite the snow ❄

    New video from Zoe with Professor Tim Spector dropped on YouTube yesterday. The five things to eat for better gut health.

    1. More plants, aim for 30 per week. Veg, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices 
    2. Eat the rainbow
    3. Increase your fibre intake
    4. Try fermented foods
    5. Limit ultra-processed foods.

    Re: fermented food, we have tried sauerkraut. The jars in supermarkets which have been pasteurized are worthless as all the live bacteria have been killed off. Tesco has Biona organic as do Ocado and Amazon. Our favourite is the ruby red sauerkraut with beetroot. Eating sauerkraut helps with #3 and #4,

    Re: ultra-processed food, we tried Fleury Michon French ham, cured without nitrates & nitrites and with 25% less salt. It's not as good as the torchon ham from Iceland, which tastes fantastic but has preservatives. The Fleury Michon ham is eye-wateringly expensive and very bland. 

    Husband spotted the Finnebrogue range in Sainsbury's, which includes back and streaky bacon, ham and sausages. They are made without nitrates and nitrites but have a lot of salt and added water as well as natural flavourings which aren't. We go without bacon now.

    As for ham, we buy prosciutto (Parma ham) which is salty, but air-dried without preservatives. Has to have a gold crown on the pack or it's not the real deal. Prices differ wildly in supermarkets. There's really not much difference in taste though.

    We used to buy farm-made sausages from https://mansionfarmshop.com in Lincolnshire. Amazing tasty  sausages but they have preservatives for food safety reasons. Now we just go without. 

    Iceland Aberdeen Angus quarterpounders used to have just three ingredients, beef, salt and pepper. We ate them a lot. Now the recipe has changed completely and they have fillers and aren't wheat free. Price hasn't changed though ! I am looking for decent burgers. 
  • tooldle
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    So many conspiracy theories on the internet regarding covid, backed by drs and their respective PhD is nothing to do with the factual subject. 
    Anyone can write anything on the internet.
    We do need to be really careful about where we get out information from.
    You would not get a plumber to rewire your house, because he is a tradesman. 
    Peer reviewed studies, are the ones with credence.
    Indeed. Unfortunately conspiracy can be peddled by anybody and not limited to the internet. There will always be some who are taken in. Find enough of those followers and economic advantage can follow.
  • MrsStepford
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    Hmm.. Studies have been found to be biased because they may have been paid for by soft drinks manufacturers or put together by vegan scientists, for example. Professor Tim Spector told the Zoe podcast that a study can be manipulated to get any result you want. 
  • MrsStepford
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    Looking at a recipe for mackerel with orange and fennel in the Jan/Feb issue of Men's Health, which I get free with Kindle Unlimited. For two people the recipe calls for 1.5kg of mackerel, filleted. That seems way way too much. Anyone else agree ? 
  • -taff
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    New video from Zoe with Professor Tim Spector dropped on YouTube yesterday. The five things to eat for better gut health.

    1. More plants, aim for 30 per week. Veg, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices 
    2. Eat the rainbow
    3. Increase your fibre intake
    4. Try fermented foods
    5. Limit ultra-processed foods.
    A new video promoting common sense? How bizarre.

    If you want to eat fermented food, make your own kimchi, it;s very easy and very very good. You can only really use fresh veg and spices so no processed stuff going on there.
    Shampoo? No thanks, I'll have real poo...
  • Katiehound
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    I've been making kefir for about 3 years.
    Bought the 'grains' online (think they have doubled in price now!) Once they got growing I started to give the grains away.
    very very easy- just need starter & whole milk plus use no metallic utensils.
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything! --
    Many thanks
    -Stash bust:in 2022:337
    Stash bust :2023. 120duvets, 24 bags, 43 dog coats, 2 scrunchies, 10 mittens, 6 bootees, 8 glass cases, 2 A6 notebooks, 59 cards, 6 lav bags,36 angels,9 bones, 1 knee blanket, 1 lined bag,3 owls, 88 pyramids = total 420 total spend £5. Total for 'Dogs for Good' £546.82

    2024:23 Doggyduvets,26 pyramids, 6 hottie covers, 4 knit hats,13 crochet angels,1 shopper, 87cards=160 £86 spent!!!
  • MrsStepford
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    Organic steaks tonight with organic fine green beans, organic leeks and organic mushrooms. Smelling great..

    I don't buy organic mushrooms religiously as they appear on the Environmental Working Group's Clean Fifteen list. Keeling's mushrooms at Iceland are all £1 at the moment and I like the button mushrooms. 
  • MrsStepford
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    B&M

    There are bargains to be had !

    Fish & Seafood
    Princes Wild Pacific Medium Red Salmon 213g 2.49
    Princes Pink Wild Pacific Salmon 213g 2.49
    John West Wild Pacific Red Salmon 213g 2.49
    John West Tuna Chunks in Spring Water 3 x 80g 2.39 3 pack 3.48 4 pack 3.65 5 pack 4.29
    John West Tuna Steak in Spring Water 3 x 110g Energy or Immunity 2.50
    Ocean Fresh Wild Pacific Red Salmon 213g 2.69
    Kingfisher Crab Meat 145g 1.59
    Parsons Pickled Mussels 155g reduced from 1.09 to 95p

    Meat
    Castlerahan rump steak 200g 2.79 "superior beef since 1902"

     Fats & Oils
    Hazelmere Goose Fat Blend with Beef Dripping 220g 1.59
    Organic coconut oil was 2.09 now 1.99
    Filippo Extra Virgin olive oil 500ml 5.29
    Borges Extra Virgin olive oil 500ml 4.49

    Konjac 
    Yumsu Skinny Noodles 380g serves 2 £1
    Yumsu Skinny Rice 380g serves 2 £1

    Pineapple
    Del Monte pineapple chunks 227g 89p
    Del Monte pineapple pieces 560g was 1.49 now 1.29

    Salt & Pepper
    The Spice Emporium coarse Himalayan pink salt 750g 1.09
    Saxa ground white pepper 25g 89p
    World of Spice Himalayan salt grinder 390g 1.99

    Miscellaneous
    Frank's Red Hot Original cayenne pepper sauce 148ml 1.50
    Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce 290ml 2.69
    Dr Oetker bicarbonate of soda 200g 1.39
    Mezita roasted red peppers 480g 1.39


     


     

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