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Old 07-08-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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I finally got around to ordering the book (only been thinking about it for a year!) - it wont be here for a bit but I am starting to think about superfoods.

How do you count them?
If you eat say strawberries and blueberries... is 1 or 2?
If you have say 6 cups of tea is it 1?

Do you just try and eat as many as you can? or aim for a certain number (and higher?)? I am sure once I read the book it will make more sense...
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That's a great question. I, unfortunately, don't know the answer, but there are several 3FC'ers who count Superfoods daily, so I'm sure you'll get an answer.
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There are 21 or so Superfoods groups. So I just count it as 1 when I've had something from that group. Multiple servings from a particular group don't get added up; it's still just 1 group.

So today, for example, so far I've eaten from the following groups: blueberry, soy, oat, spinach, spices, bean, turkey, pumpkin, orange, tea, avocado, onion, garlic, and tomato groups. So that's 14 groups altogether. However, in the oat group I actually had some oats, and some flaxseed, and some wheat (flaxseed and wheat are "sidekicks" for oats)...but it's still just 1 group, even though I ate a few different foods in that group.
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I think you should do whatever works for you! I count them as a group, so if I ate blueberries in my oatmeal and then cherries for a snack, it would be 1 (berries) super food .

I do basically try to eat as many as I can (within calorie limits for the day).
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21 groups? wow!

Thanks for the tips!
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So I planned my day for tomorrow using some superfoods... i think I am really going to like this!!!
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There's a fairly new superfood weight loss diet book out which was written by Pratt, maybe that will be of help?

Btw, Courtnie, I LOVE your avatar, is that your baby?
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Suzanne - this was the one I ordered - says 2007 so hopefully that is the right one!

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