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  • Walkoff Balk
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    http://news.menshealth.com/salty-foods/2012/02/12/

    These salty foods are making me thirsty.

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  • 1stwahine
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    Originally posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Sounds like we gotta do a Big Island get together!
    Plezzzzzzz...make it in September!

    Mahalo

    Auntie Lynn

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  • craigwatanabe
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    Okay okay already!! Enough with the kiss kiss hug hug you embarrassing me already Ho dis kine, too grown men acting ladat...we go do em in PM eh?

    Me I like to barbecue my steaks and I hemo da Alae salt...more flavor!

    Sounds like we gotta do a Big Island get together!

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  • Hilo Artist
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    Originally posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    You never know if you step on someone's toes so better to take the first step in making sure you don't.

    Layne, apology or not, you didn't deserve that remark from me, heck we're all trying to help each other here, healthy living is important to all of us and we should be adding to this thread constructively. My bad
    Craig

    hey I apologize for my immature Woweee remark... I am really immature for a 42 year old as you can see.

    I tell you what, I must treat you to lunch one of these days! Lets go have a healthy but tasty lunch at Soontaree's or my favorite Island Naturals!

    I have also been wanting to try the ribs place in that Keaau open market area, Last time I was there with my family and couldnt eat , was on my diet.

    Food is a great way to establish a good friendship! I sure showed Tikiyaki how much and how quick I can eat when I treated him to breakfast recently! LOL! I look like a lightweight, but still can eat and drink like a 200 pounder!

    No sweat my friend, I look forward to meeting a fellow Big Island brother!

    Aloha
    Layne

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  • craigwatanabe
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    Originally posted by lavagal View Post
    OH Wowwweeee Watanabe!!! Just kiddin! We know where you're coming from!!!
    You never know if you step on someone's toes so better to take the first step in making sure you don't.

    Layne, apology or not, you didn't deserve that remark from me, heck we're all trying to help each other here, healthy living is important to all of us and we should be adding to this thread constructively. My bad

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  • Hilo Artist
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    Originally posted by Kungpao View Post
    Wow, I never saw this topic as becoming so serious! I'm glad everyone's getting involved.

    Jake, I agree with Layne. You'll do great! In all honesty, my not wanting to take pills daily (along with wanting to be around for my future child) are things that drive me to get healthy. I wish I could say i have good BP. I don't. I take 2 pills for that. Ever since my dad had a quad bypass and valve replacement, I've looked at things differently and have been to the doc for routine stress tests. I often refer to my time before the wedding because I focused on looking good at the wedding and lost a bunch of weight. Along with that weight loss came not having to take my BP meds. My BP was great before the wedding so I know that with a lifestyle change (I refuse to call it a diet) I can control my BP and naturally the cholesterol and triglycerides will (hopefully) be controlled as well.

    So i went shopping last night and bought "No Salt" salt substitute. Not the morton brand. Tastes like Poo. Least when used as table salt. I'll try cooking with it and see if it gets any better that way.

    I also went around and label shopped for some "salty" snacks. Wound up with heart healthy stuff with lots of fiber in it. Or at least things that they claim are heart healthy. My plan is to only eat a serving or two of these snacks if I'm craving. If moderation is the key then one or two servings is definitely better than leaving the bag open on my desk baby steps.

    Purchases:
    Triscuit
    Sun Chips
    Honey Nut Cheerios
    All-Bran
    2% milk
    Cherries
    Strawberries

    It's a start. BTW, I've discovered online that Triglycerides while being pushed high through eating a high carb, high sugar diet, can also be high due to a diet too high in calories vs calories being burnt. I'm taking that to be my case because I hardly eat any carbs or sugars soo all this bran/wheat/multigrain thing is freaking me out a bit.

    Kung Pao

    I just rmembered a really good semi salty snack I used to get from the Natural Food store. It is these round brown rice crackers! It only has a little trace of salt on it but tastes salty. I know you will like them as my three children go nuts for them and eat all of mine. You know children , they only like things with a taste to them.

    The calories on these crackers were also very low per serving. I will buy some of these and take a picture and post it here so you know what I am talking about.

    These crackers comes in different flavors, sesame, oriental, and plain which is the lowest in sodium and calories. We usually buy dips from the same store and my wife like the Hummus, and I like this red pepper artichoke mix that is very low fat.

    I found these at Down to Earth too!

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  • Hilo Artist
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    Originally posted by lavagal View Post
    OH Wowwweeee Watanabe!!! Just kiddin! We know where you're coming from!!!
    Hey Lavagal

    Naughty girl!

    It's Friday so everyone have a Great weekend! for me I am still under the weather 102 fever due to bronchitis but will make it to my cousins daughters grad party for some very salty Hawaiian food!

    Eat well and stay heathy

    Layne

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  • Hilo Artist
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    Originally posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    I screwed up big time and I want to apologize to Hilo Artist for replying to his posts on water intake in a sarcastic way. I don't want to give any impressions that I was mocking him in anyway as doing so is really insensitive to anyone here on HT and so if anyone felt that way I apologize as well.

    Sometimes I go overboard but I want everyone here to know I can also take whatever I dish out too.

    Aloha

    Craig Watanabe
    Craig

    No need for an apology, we are practically neighbors here.
    Continue on and thanks for your honest message.

    Aloha
    Layne

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  • lavagal
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    Originally posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    I screwed up big time and I want to apologize to Hilo Artist for replying to his posts on water intake in a sarcastic way. I don't want to give any impressions that I was mocking him in anyway as doing so is really insensitive to anyone here on HT and so if anyone felt that way I apologize as well.

    Sometimes I go overboard but I want everyone here to know I can also take whatever I dish out too.

    Aloha

    Craig Watanabe
    OH Wowwweeee Watanabe!!! Just kiddin! We know where you're coming from!!!

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  • WindwardOahuRN
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    You might want to ask your doctor about adding niacin to your treatment regimen. My husband has taken it, along with Zocor, for quite a while now and it has made a tremendous difference. Much more effective than the statin alone.

    His last total cholesterol was 133, triglycerides also 133. His HDL is not great but his LDL was good which resulted in an acceptable HDL/LDL ratio.

    If you decide to start taking niacin make sure you buy the "no flush" slow-release version. We found that the best and cheapest was available at Sam's Club.

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  • Kungpao
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    Wow, I never saw this topic as becoming so serious! I'm glad everyone's getting involved.

    Jake, I agree with Layne. You'll do great! In all honesty, my not wanting to take pills daily (along with wanting to be around for my future child) are things that drive me to get healthy. I wish I could say i have good BP. I don't. I take 2 pills for that. Ever since my dad had a quad bypass and valve replacement, I've looked at things differently and have been to the doc for routine stress tests. I often refer to my time before the wedding because I focused on looking good at the wedding and lost a bunch of weight. Along with that weight loss came not having to take my BP meds. My BP was great before the wedding so I know that with a lifestyle change (I refuse to call it a diet) I can control my BP and naturally the cholesterol and triglycerides will (hopefully) be controlled as well.

    So i went shopping last night and bought "No Salt" salt substitute. Not the morton brand. Tastes like Poo. Least when used as table salt. I'll try cooking with it and see if it gets any better that way.

    I also went around and label shopped for some "salty" snacks. Wound up with heart healthy stuff with lots of fiber in it. Or at least things that they claim are heart healthy. My plan is to only eat a serving or two of these snacks if I'm craving. If moderation is the key then one or two servings is definitely better than leaving the bag open on my desk baby steps.

    Purchases:
    Triscuit
    Sun Chips
    Honey Nut Cheerios
    All-Bran
    2% milk
    Cherries
    Strawberries

    It's a start. BTW, I've discovered online that Triglycerides while being pushed high through eating a high carb, high sugar diet, can also be high due to a diet too high in calories vs calories being burnt. I'm taking that to be my case because I hardly eat any carbs or sugars soo all this bran/wheat/multigrain thing is freaking me out a bit.

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  • craigwatanabe
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    Originally posted by Hilo Artist View Post
    Oh wowee! Good for you
    I screwed up big time and I want to apologize to Hilo Artist for replying to his posts on water intake in a sarcastic way. I don't want to give any impressions that I was mocking him in anyway as doing so is really insensitive to anyone here on HT and so if anyone felt that way I apologize as well.

    Sometimes I go overboard but I want everyone here to know I can also take whatever I dish out too.

    Aloha

    Craig Watanabe

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  • Hilo Artist
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    Originally posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Dr. Shintani and I go way back to the mid 80's when I used to produce the show Nutrition and You on KGU. He took over after Dr. John Westerdall left. Dr. Westerdall took over hosting the show after Dr. John McDougall left for Hollywood.
    Oh wowee! Good for you
    Last edited by Hilo Artist; June 15, 2007, 12:46 AM.

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  • craigwatanabe
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    Originally posted by Hilo Artist View Post
    Hey you know my friend Dr, Terry Shintani!
    Heres a picture of myself and Dr. Shintani when he flew to Hilo to attend the opening of the NOAA museum I made...

    When it comes to doing these stuff , I guess you could say I am not an arm chair quarterback,but do it in real life and everyday!
    Dr. Shintani and I go way back to the mid 80's when I used to produce the show Nutrition and You on KGU. He took over after Dr. John Westerdall left. Dr. Westerdall took over hosting the show after Dr. John McDougall left for Hollywood.

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  • Hilo Artist
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    Originally posted by Jake's Ohana View Post
    Aloha, Kungpao,

    Somehow it seems fitting to write to you. I too, have a craving for salty foods. My wife on the other hand, loves sweets, chocolate to be exact "chocoholic."

    When I eat something sweet, usually for dessert, I may need to follow with something not sweet to cancel out the sweet taste in my mouth . And when it comes to ohana gatherings and most dinner meals, I usually just "pig out" on the main course and never save room for dessert or sweets afterward. I tend to make that excuse as "I already ate my dessert during my meal."

    Whatever the case is, I have found my similarities with you. Unfortunately, nearly 10 years ago, I found my triglycerides highly elevated, and my total cholesterol out of control. My doctor mentioned that I am a walking time bomb. And to boot, my family history contains cardiovascular disease and cancer .

    So my choices during this time of shock was to diet, exercise, and possibly drug therapy. Of course, diet in the beginning worked out great! I instantly dropped 10 lbs. However, my lack of discipline did me in, and I quickly fell off the diet/exercise regiment. So of course, drug therapy was my next option. My physician started me out slow with some generic gemfibrozil, and then over the years to new drugs (cutting edge statins) that were more potent to hypertriglycerides, i.e. zetia, crestor, and now Tricor. I was amazed at my progress on my triglycerides, hdl's, ldl's, glucose, and total cholesterol. My best total cholesterol count clocked me at 177 (prior to, my number was 280).

    Today, as I just celebrated the big 40 last month, I am finding my body wearing down. Lately, my knee joints have been sore, and body just not feeling right. I guess you can say that my age is getting the best of me as my neglect for better health has taken a toll. It's funny, I have always been told that my looks are much younger than my age, however, my body doesn't seem to think so.

    So, today, I think I have received my "wake up call, coming to Jesus," or whatever you want to label it. I plan to stop taking my cholesterol meds and try a more wholistic approach along with diet modification and exercise. Last months lab results showed very good numbers, so I think I am leaving my baseline results in good hands. Similar to what Hilo Artist, Layne, mentioned about the diet regiment from the book "Body for Life" is what I plan to incorporate in my diet plan. I purchased this book several years ago, followed its principles "somewhat" loosely, however, discontinued out of lack of interest.

    We'll see where this take me...however, my words are not meant for you to consider discontinuing your drug therapy but to consider diet/life style modications. Now I will be watching the foods that I consume more closely and taking a more active role in exercise. Like you, my blood pressure is awesome. My BP during my 3 month lab follow ups are always normal. So I still plan to eat my salty stuff, but within reason. Best wishes to good health for all.

    Aloha,

    Jake
    Jake

    You will do well! Trust in yourself ! You are still young! That number is just that, a number.

    I have a friend and mentor who is 50 and out surfs, is stronger , and more conditioned than most 20 year olds. I featured him in my blog and he helped me with my diet and exercise routines for almost 20 years!

    I am here as a testament that it can be done no matter how bad health or out of shape anyone is!

    I read Body for Life about a year ago and noticed that a lot of it really works! What I also liked about it was that it is not really a starvation type of diet but more of a balanced diet including carbs and proteins and essential fats!

    On another topic and type of change in lifestyle, My other friend went from 230 in 1986 and now maintains 155 ! He doesnt diet but eats regular food only portioned smaller. He told me that when he goes out to eat at restaurants he only eats half. He explained to me that restaurants are actually giving two servings. That same guy has never yoyoed since!

    What I like to do if I am out on the town is find one of those natural food places like Down to Earth or here in Hilo Island Naturals. They have Buffet tables with some pretty good stuff. Beware of the cheese stuff though! But the Tofu dishes are pretty good and very low fat and the salad bar is cool. Beware of those high fat dressings and I opt for the lemon and vinegar.

    If you cant find those places a chicken breast salad from Subway is good! Tell them to omit the cheese and use only oliveoil and vinegar.

    When I am in Honolulu, I always go to I love Country Kitchen and have their BodyBuilder special. Never gained any weight on these foods!

    I wish you good health and also much luck in a new direction towards a better body for life!

    Aloha
    Layne

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