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    Here's this link for you: http://ca.lifestyle.yahoo.com/health..._making_us_fat

    Corn in and of itself is not the problem. The problem is American Diets are far too heavily dependent upon corn. Corn is high in Omega 6 fatty acids and not Omega 3s which we've been hearing so much about lately. American diets are so heavily based on corn that our Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio is 25:1 and most nutritionists will tell you you start to see higher incidents of obesity, diabetes and cancer when the ratios are higher than 4:1. Our meat eats mostly corn, our foods are laced with high fructose corn syrup, and it's a very fatty acid. Did you know that cattle in this country consume 70% of the nations antibiotics? This trend started when most cattle were switched from a grass fed diet to a corn fed diet, because the corn is so hard on their stomachs, and is not full of the calcium and nutrients cattle need.

    Anyway, that being said, I still eat chicken, beef and corn. What I have done is cut out all High Fructose Corn Syrup which is the worst for us and is in everything from Heinz Ketchup to Wheat Thins. I'm amazed at how much removing HCFS and Trans Fats (partially hydrogenated oils) has helped me feel healthier.

    Sorry I'm not trying to be on a soap box but it's kind of scary how much we consume in corn and how NOT good for us corn is. If the only corn in our diets was corn on the cob it wouldn't be an issue!
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    I don't cut out any foods either....just moderation.
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    I'm with you girls....we worked in our corn 2 days last week. We put up 54 quart bags cut off in the freezer and 18 bags on the cob.....I'M HAVIN ME SOME CORN LOL. My weakness is cucumbers and I have to have a TON of salt on them. We have been eating the BESTEST cucumbers in the world for the past 2 or 3 weeks and my taste buds are jumping for joy lol. Tomatos haven't came in yet and I can't wait till they do......but you know what lol that will BLOW my diet all to HE*LL because I love tomato sammiches with mayo. That's the best summer food, just a slice of tomatoe and 2 slices of bread and some mayo. Gona have to keep it together lol. What are some of you guys favorites.....besides the corn of course.
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    How about making a corn salsa?

    I like to take fresh corn (boiled lightly) add in chopped tomatoes, onions, green peppers, maybe a little fresh basil if you have it., salt & pepper to taste.

    Great side dish with grilled chicken!

    I'm not giving up corn. I live in Maryland- This is the best time of year for good Eastern Shore corn!

    Everything in moderation.

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    Wait a sec.....CARROTS ARE BAD FOR YOU?!!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gothprincess View Post
    They are...it's the fried potatoes that are bad. I'm not cutting out any foods I like, just eating smaller portions. Eat your corn on the cob and enjoy it!
    I was just going to say the same thing.I totally agree.

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    Pfft, I am gonna eat some corn! But like others said-In moderation! Never deny yourself anything! Especially good, home grown veggies!
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    I guess the question I'd be asking my doc is WHY is it a no no?

    If you are low carb ... maybe he would like for you to get your carbs in a healthier variety of veggies.
    maybe he knows it doesn't give much nutritional value - hence again, wanting you to get your carbs/ calories in other veggies.
    Since it's hard to digest and Phen goes hand in hand w/ constipation - maybe that is the avenue he is on.
    It might be one of those things that can cause carb cravings, so maybe .. he's trying to help you avoid those ..

    heck .. I just don't know, but I'd surely ask. LOL

    Years ago I had a doctor tell me bananas were a NO NO (while losing weight) and I'm telling you, I didn't ask why and thought to myself, I'm going to have my banana (smoothie) for breakfast ... 45 days later and minimial loss ... he read my food diary.
    I stopped the stupid bananas and the weight dropped. I mean ... it's a Banana for petes sake! LOL

    But like Goth said - I'm in favor of things in moderation. Just be sure to journal your food so you can see what you are doing and what is working and not working for you. Enjoy your garden.
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    They are...it's the fried potatoes that are bad. I'm not cutting out any foods I like, just eating smaller portions. Eat your corn on the cob and enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gothprincess View Post
    Ok, I just did a quick research of why corn may be bad for dieting.

    Potatoes, carrots and corn have been shown to be fat enhancers.

    Other 'bad' foods are: rice cakes, white bread

    And yet my Dr. wants me to eat a baked potato (no toppings) at least once a week. He says they're stuffed full of vitamins and minerals.

    I can live without rice cakes and white bread.
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    Ok, I just did a quick research of why corn may be bad for dieting.

    Potatoes, carrots and corn have been shown to be fat enhancers.

    Other 'bad' foods are: rice cakes, white bread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tummy View Post
    You incorporate it into your diet in a reasonable manner. Corn on the cob has 7.5 carbs, .8 fiber, .8 fat and 44 calories. If this is a life style change then you can't cut out things you love, you just modify it, and remember calories in and calories out is what melts the fat. I would think an occasional ear wouldn't hurt as long as you leave the butter and salt on the table. And if you really think you will eat it every night then break an ear in two and have 1/2 at dinners.

    Good luck!

    Well, it sounds good anyway

    Well, last night was 2 whole ears...with grilled chicken and sliced tomatoes (another garden treasure). Maybe I'll make myself walk a mile for every ear I eat!
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    Corn on the cob is the best!! I use a salt substitute now and really can't taste the difference. There's absolutely no sodium in it so you don't have to worry about that.

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    Summer without corn is just not right. Why not eat some in moderation and see if it has a negative impact on your weight? I just love corn, and you are right it is fat free and a vegetable. The only thing I do know is that is is hard to digest, maybe that is the reason.

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    You incorporate it into your diet in a reasonable manner. Corn on the cob has 7.5 carbs, .8 fiber, .8 fat and 44 calories. If this is a life style change then you can't cut out things you love, you just modify it, and remember calories in and calories out is what melts the fat. I would think an occasional ear wouldn't hurt as long as you leave the butter and salt on the table. And if you really think you will eat it every night then break an ear in two and have 1/2 at dinners.

    Good luck!

    Well, it sounds good anyway

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    Question WHAT TO DO ABOUT CORN???

    The garden is coming in! We have about 20 rows of the most beautiful Silver Queen corn you have ever seen. My Dr. says corn is a huge NO NO. But, I can't help myself. DH picked about 20 ears last night and I boiled them for dinner. I used "I Can't Belive It's Not Butter" spray. I was in corn heaven. It is so sweet. Anyway....this is just the beginning. There is going to be fresh corn everyday for the next few weeks. I'm so bummed at the thought of not being able to enjoy my corn this summer. What is it that makes it so bad?? I mean, I know it's carbs and all, but it IS a vegetable..and it's fat free! I'm freaking out because I'm scared to death it's gonna blow my diet!
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