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  • budgiemom
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    Jaeme…another option to consider if you are reluctant to take medication (although Remeron does have a reasonably good safety profile) is something called CBT-I (cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia). All medications, even more “natural” options like melatonin, have some degree of side effects, rebound insomnia when discontinued, etc. Most people don’t realize that sleep meds are intended only for short term use. CBT-I treats the causes of the sleep issues, not just the symptoms. However, it does take longer to “kick in” than meds, but if you use it effectively, the effects seen in randomized studies show that CBT-I produces lasting results. In essence, you learn skills needed to sleep, for example, managing the anticipatory anxiety that builds before you even get into bed, and therefore don’t have to take a pill forever. There’s lots of info on the web about CBT-I if you want to learn more. You can find a provider in your area by going to the website for the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

    budgiemom
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    Jaeme,

    Thank you so much for posting the kimchi recipe. I thought I had replied to you on this, but I don’t see it! Maybe I imagined replying?! In any case, thanks so much. How long can you keep the kimchi stored in the fridge?

    I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope things pick up for you soon!

    budgiemom
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    in reply to: Desserts #3339

    Hi kcholman,

    Have you calculated the FP of Larabars, by any chance? I love them and would love to work them back in if possible. The peanut butter cookie one is SO good! Can’t recall if it is sweetened with dates but I will check.

    Thanks for the suggestion and recipe link.

    budgiemom
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    Awesome Jaeme! I have whey ready to go and am going to try this! I second Norm’s question though…keep tightly covered? I don’t want cabbage exploded all over my kitchen! 🙂

    Also, how long does this keep in the fridge?

    Thanks!!!

    budgiemom
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    Jaeme,

    I want to make my own kimchi too, rather than paying $7 for a tiny jar I can eat in two days! Can you share your recipe and method? I am afraid of messing it up and creating a vat of mold!

    Thanks!

    budgiemom
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    Do you know when those updated FP tables will be available? I would love to get my hands on them! I was also fantasizing about an app, similar to the My Fitness Pal varieties, where you can search a database of foods, and have the corresponding FP pop right up! It could tally your totals for the day, compare to your goals and symptoms, etc. Ok, now I am babbling, but that’s what I went to sleep thinking about last night! LOL! Would be cool, huh?

    budgiemom
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    in reply to: Desserts #3273

    I made these recently and they were too good to keep to myself. I realize that many of the ingredients would appear to have a problematic FP value (coconut flour, cocoa powder, etc), however if you make the full recipe and a yield of 18 cookies, according to my calculations, one cookie is only an FP of 5. And it’s certainly a decent enough sized cookie to satisfy a sweet tooth. So yummy. I wouldn’t exactly call them “chewy” though, as the name suggests. More of a soft than chewy cookie.

    Enjoy!

    budgiemom
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    So what would the FP value be for maple syrup? Looks like it might vary depending on the variety used, since they have different sugar makeups, but can someone give me a rough range, or the value for run-of-the-mill pure maple syrup that I get at Trader Joe’s?

    budgiemom
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    Oh and one more question…when we are calculating FP values, I am assuming the ounces listed for all foods mean in their uncooked form. Is that correct?

    Thanks again!

    budgiemom
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    Thanks for the suggestion on the chart Greer! I may do the same! I think that would save me a whole lot of time in the long run. So if I am understanding this correctly, the FP varies directly in proportion to the amount eaten, so for example, one ounce of pear would essentially have an FP of 3? Is that correct?

    budgiemom
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    in reply to: Bread Recipe #2612

    No problem, JI. I would hate to see your bread turn into a hockey puck.

    budgiemom
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    in reply to: Bread Recipe #2606

    I have made this recipe before, and it really is good. Elana’s Pantry has some really great recipes. However in regards to the comment about substituting coconut flour, I really don’t know think that would work unless you altered the other ingredients significantly. Might be easier to just find a different recipe. Coconut flour cannot be substituted 1:1 for other flours like almond flour, because it generally requires much more egg and liquids. Doesn’t coconut flour also have a very high FP value?

    budgiemom
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    in reply to: Calculating FP #2604

    Thanks Norm! Very helpful! Oh, and I would buy that book with the FP values too!!! Great idea!

    budgiemom
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    in reply to: Breakfast? #2439

    These are some great suggestions!!! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to try these. Breakfast just got interesting again!!!

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