Do you know your fat facts?

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Registered: 11-16-2001
Do you know your fat facts?
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Thu, 11-04-2010 - 12:22am

From www.startwalkingnow.org

1. Which of these fats raise your LDL (bad) cholesterol?
A. Saturated fats and trans fats
B. Polyunsaturated fats
C. Monounsaturated fats
D. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats

2. Which of these fats can increase your risk of heart disease?
A. Polyunsaturated fats
B. Monounsaturated fats
C. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats
D. Trans fats and saturated fats

3. Which three food items typically contain high amounts of saturated fats?
A. Nuts, seeds, vegetable oils
B. Bacon, cheeseburgers, whole milk
C. Avocados, olive oil, canola oil
D. Salmon, trout, herring

4. Which five food items typically contain high amounts of trans fats?
A. Ice cream, butter, cheese, ribs, lard
B. Oatmeal, berries, spinach, carrots, peaches
C. French fries, cookies, shortening, stick margarine, doughnuts
D. Peanut butter, tub margarine, olives, mayonnaise, beans

5. The American Heart Association recommends most of the fats you eat every day be:
A. Saturated fats and trans fats
B. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
C. Trans fats and polyunsaturated fats
D. Saturated fats and monounsaturated fats

6. If a food package says “cholesterol-free,” it means the product does not contain any
fats that might increase your LDL (bad) cholesterol. True or false?

A. True
B. False

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Registered: 10-07-2008
Mon, 11-08-2010 - 11:27pm
Oh yes Poppy ..understand . He has certain reasons that we probably will not understand. We just accept that he does not come anymore.
Everyone here is watching prices , too.
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Registered: 11-16-2001
Mon, 11-08-2010 - 11:02pm

Well, we might think it's a shame he doesn't join the family at restaurant gatherings, but your swh father might not have the same opinions and he's entitled to them!

My extended family doesn't have a problem with the food at restaurants but we have to be careful with the prices when organizing reunions at restaurants (it's usually at someone's house.) We had a big reunion last year at a restaurant, and it took some time to decide where to have it. A lot of the participants were retired and thus had smaller incomes. My mother finally found a place that she liked, but which offered a 50% discount for those over 60 (the majority of attendants). There were a few people who contributed more to help keep individual costs down.

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Registered: 10-07-2008
Mon, 11-08-2010 - 5:11pm
Well Poppy my swh father has not come to the family gathering at the restaurant in a few years. I asked how he is and he seems fine. I guess he wants to really stay away from the food. Yes understand that he could have small bites or eat the other dishes, but his mind is a negative one...oh well
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Registered: 11-16-2001
Mon, 11-08-2010 - 8:40am
I once lived in a 5-star resort hotel, and I ate all my meals at the restaurants. Once I decided that I desperately needed to lose weight, I began to swim every morning for about half an hour. I also began to pay attention to what I was eating.

It's true that restaurant food often has more calories (especially at fast food places), but there are always more than a few things that we can fall back upon, too! Roast chicken with steamed vegetables, fish dishes, soups. I lost about 20 lbs.

And let's face it - a lot of holiday foods made at home are laden with calories, too. My sweet potatoes are oven roasted with some herbs, without marshmallows and other such stuff! I find that they are already sweet enough on their own.

Maybe you can ask your swh's father if he's like to hula hoop with you after the holiday meal ;-)
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Registered: 10-07-2008
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 10:06pm
Me , too Poppy on the fried foods. I do not go to restaurants, too much except for the road trips, so occasional tried food is fine. My swh father will not eat at restaurants anymore for the holidays. Afraid of all the unhealthy stuff. I figure it is ok then I go work off all the stuff I ate by the walks, etc.
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Registered: 11-16-2001
Sun, 11-07-2010 - 8:40pm
There's this whole fad about pure virgin coconut oil - but I think that is to be used not in cooking. I have to read up on that! Right now I am trying to avoid fried foods altogether. It's difficult, though, especially when I am invited somewhere!
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Registered: 10-07-2008
Sat, 11-06-2010 - 1:09pm
Most of the time I do the reading labels Poppy...yes for the salt, sugar, calories, fat, etc.
I also do not like palm oil or too much coconut oil ...can be bad.
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Registered: 11-16-2001
Sat, 11-06-2010 - 6:41am
That's great that you know your fat facts, Sweetrose.

Do you usually read the labels with the nutrition information?
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Registered: 10-07-2008
Fri, 11-05-2010 - 7:12pm

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