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    Default I've Stopped taking Vitamin Supplements.

    Decided that I was getting enough Vitamins and minerals with,
    my wellness eating. I was taking bunches of supplements, but
    I was eating junk.. I love to eat and I was getting fatter on junk
    and vitamins..

    Now, that I'm eating better and lost 25/30 lbs and keep it off for
    the last 2 years, I feel that I don't need them, since eating sensible,
    delicious, and nutritious food. I cheat a bit with my chocolate, but
    even that is somewhat good for me, in small quantities..

    I just figure, in me older age, the need for supplements is passe.

    Do you think I'm nuts?..lol
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    Well, I think you're nuts, but that's beside the point.

    I agree, a proper diet gives you all the nutrition you need. And chocolate is in the "needed food groups", isn't it?
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    Sal, you probably know that Howie's nuts, don't you?


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    Cool

    Takes one to know one!
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    I agree that necessary vitamins and minerals can be obtained, and in a more bio-available form, and often synergistically, through diet. Even any possible benefit to MS from certain added nutrients can be obtained by diet by ensuring foods are consumed that are rich in things like omegas or vitamin D, for example. As we age, there are also certain vitamins and minerals that are needed more, like calcium, for example, but again, these can be eaten in foods. You can just take a look at a silver vitamin supplement, then make an effort to eat foods regularly that contain those vitamins and minerals. The internet gives us the luxury of having valuable information easily available.

    I'm pretty sure I've read reports that those who take supplements are no better off than those who don't; in fact, supplementation of some of them have been linked to greater risks for certain illnesses. An annual bloodtest to check certain vitamin/mineral levels may alleviate any concerns you may have about how you're doing, although how you feel is the best indicator.

    More than anything, I think our wallets are impacted from vitamin supplementation. I admire your decision and congratulate you on your weight loss!
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    Nuts are healthy too! I eat walnuts and almonds in my food habits. I think you are totally correct. The vitamin thing is not necessary if you are eating well.
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    I agree with everybody.

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    What's your favorite healthy meal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzE-Q View Post
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    What's your favorite healthy meal?
    Lean Cousine Turkey/w dressing and baked apples chunks.
    I usually add a vegie.
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    :) Hi everyone. I vaguelly remember Pi 3.14, so happy Pi day.

    My favorite easy meal is Atkins Crustless Chicken Pot Pie. 2nd would be Adkins Shrimp Scampi.

    Cherie feel better.

    I am sleeping lot and not accomplishing much at all. Jeanie :)

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