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  • Makin Do commented on Kreat0r's instructable A Best kept secret to Losing weight2 years ago
    A Best kept secret to Losing weight

    Yes, gluten free foods tend to have more carbs, but I've found it's more about balance. I have a serious allergy to gluten and also microcolitis which means doing much of anything is difficult between trips to the "little room". My husband is a Type 1 diabetic also, but he's very active most days as we live on a farm.It's about a lot of measuring and reducing one's food expectation too. My husband loves spaghetti, but if I were to give him the same amount of g-f pasta as he would have of whole wheat, not only would his blood sugars sky rocket, he'd probably be fat! Instead we try to fill ourselves with low carb foods and protein, most of your plate should be at least two kinds of veggies plus your palm sized or smaller piece of protein. Then dessert can be a small g-f one or...

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    Yes, gluten free foods tend to have more carbs, but I've found it's more about balance. I have a serious allergy to gluten and also microcolitis which means doing much of anything is difficult between trips to the "little room". My husband is a Type 1 diabetic also, but he's very active most days as we live on a farm.It's about a lot of measuring and reducing one's food expectation too. My husband loves spaghetti, but if I were to give him the same amount of g-f pasta as he would have of whole wheat, not only would his blood sugars sky rocket, he'd probably be fat! Instead we try to fill ourselves with low carb foods and protein, most of your plate should be at least two kinds of veggies plus your palm sized or smaller piece of protein. Then dessert can be a small g-f one or for him a slightly larger non-g-f product, but always in moderation!Another tip: Reduce your plate size. Check the i-net, there are examples of how much servings have grown in the past 50 years alone. I use a set of antique dishes with a pretty wide rim pattern. If you use a smaller plate and keep the food in the center in the amounts listed above, things should go a bit smoother.As an example, the two of us share a medium sized t-bone for protein and we'll pretty much clean up a smaller bag of frozen mixed veggies, plus some salad, along with about 1 cup of rice and a slice of cake for dessert.Long post, but hope it helps:)

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  • Makin Do commented on osoba95's instructable Simple shelter2 years ago
    Simple shelter

    Hi here's a FYI for you all: ASK BEFORE YOU START SET UP ON LAND YOU DON'T OWN!!Sorry to shout, but I feel it is a very important point.Most land owners will cheerfully let you set up for free if you ask first, BUT if you don't ask first you are likely to not only find your sweet spot taken down, you also will get barred from using that land.Treat everyone like you want to be treated.

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  • How to Build a Wankel Engine (and How It Works)

    A little history note: Wankel wasn't the first to invent the rotary engine, he was just the first to get it into production! In 1923 in the little village of Dinsmore Saskatchewan, Charles Johannssohn applied for both a Canadian and US patent under the company name of Johann Motors Ltd. He was granted the patents in 1924. The company joined forces with the University of Saskatchewan to produce a working prototype from the wooden model shown. The building the engine was housed in went up in smoke in 1925, taking the motor with it. Afraid to try again, Johannssohn disbanded the company and let the patent drop. I think Wankel applied for his patent in 1927. . .

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  • Makin Do commented on caml2's instructable 1960 Ford F-100 Truck Restoration3 years ago
    1960 Ford F-100 Truck Restoration

    Just a note, any kind of "floating" bed liner could promote rust underneath because of the myriad of ways water can get under. We made that mistake with a new '92 Dodge, installed a plastic liner to protect the bed and it's well rusted now.Gotta love classic trucks. We have a '50 GMC 3/4 ton that's pretty much original, I can almost fix any thing on it with a screwdriver and a wrench - and I'm a woman!

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  • Makin Do commented on Jasmin D's instructable No Closet? No problem! 3 years ago
    No Closet? No problem!

    Another thing to try is neatly putting a folded sheet(s) into a pillow case for each bed. If there are two pillows add the other inside. Fold the stuffed pillow case over so it lays flat and store in a container or on a shelf. That way all the bedding for each bed is in one package. Makes for quicker work and neater storage as you're not digging to find things :)

    Another thing to try is neatly putting a folded sheet(s) into a pillow case for each bed. If there are two pillows add the other inside. Fold the stuffed pillow case over so it lays flat and store in a container or on a shelf. That way all the bedding for each bed is in one package. Makes for quicker work and neater storage as you're not digging to find things :)

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