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September 10th, 2009 (12:40 am)

current mood: confused

Since I was doing some scanning today, I decided to scan a few pages from the Migawari manga showing a couple of the diffs between the magazine and tank releases.

I didn't look too closely at the tank release to find all the differences, but here are two parts that did catch my attention in Ch 3. The first is a spelling error that was fixed up (top from the magazine, bottom the tankobon). (I had wondered what that word was supposed to be...) ^^;

While here, we have a little touch up work done to the dialogue.

Also, since I was looking at the manga, these are the snippets that were added to the tank release where the story summary normally goes in the mag release. :P

And if folks want still more pics for Migawari, I ULed the imgs from the novels a while back to my Migawari scrapbook.

Otherwise, male parental has been told to go on a high calorie diet while he awaits a consult in Oct regarding his weight loss. Stupid question. Without resorting to high calorie supplement drinks, what can I do to make things high cal?? I don't normally count calories, but looking at the way we eat here, going high(er) cal could take some rethinking in terms of cooking. Since he has high cholesterol, we tend to control fat to a degree (although I personally will not buy skinned bird), red meat isn't overly common (since FSU doesn't like anything that strongly flavoured), and we're all lactose intolerant, so dairy is out the window. Add to that that FSU and I are both bemoaning weight *gain* over the past year, and we're a bit conflicted. *sigh*

As it is, I'm planning on making doughnuts again tomorrow (today) so that he can have something very naughty to indulge in. (No, I'm not going to buy doughnuts. I can barely make my way through one store-bought doughnut since they tend to severely over-glaze them, so I'd rather make my own. ......And promptly eat four of them. >.<;; ) ......How sad is it that I tend to reduce the sugar content on a lot of dessert recipes to suit our tastes more? (Although I'll admit, I haven't done this to the doughnut recipe yet. ......I just modded it to make apple fritters instead. ^^;) Come to think of it, I also have some apple/pear pies I froze last week or so which can be baked up. *sigh* Of course, FSU was planning on buying more carrots at the Farmers' Market so I could make (still more) carrot cake again. ......I guess I'll have to look for naughtier yet not overly sweet, non-chocolate desserts for male parental. >.<;;

If anyone has any suggestions for higher cal dishes without being too bad on sodium or cholesterol, they would be most appreciated. >.<;;


Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: September 10th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)

It isn't often you hear of people being put on high calorie diets nowadays. Meats are good. If you don't want red meat, go with chicken or turkey. Not the pork products though. They're higher in fat and cholesterol. Eggs are a good source for protein and calories. Go with the egg beaters type of substitute to avoid cholesterol. (Do you have Egg Beaters in Canada?) Does lactose intolerant mean no cheeses? If not, there's another good source of calories and protein. Go with the white cheeses for lower fat & cholesterol levels.

Sorry that I can't be of more help. Like I said, high calorie diets are uncommon now. Not to mention being a diet I've never been encouraged to follow. LOL

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 11th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)

Thanks for the input! ^_^ Yeah. I'm accustomed to eating smart more than anything, so while I don't not eat bad things, I try to make better choices over all. ^^; BTW, how is pork in general compared to beef? I almost never cook pork because it doesn't tend to work out well for me and it's not a fave meat of mine, but male parental and FSU seem okay with it. (Not to mention the pork industry is seriously suffering over here right now, so I would like to support it more.) ^^; I don't know if we have Egg Beaters per se, but carton egg substitute does exist. (Never tried using them though.) For a while, we were buying Omega-3 eggs, but I got so frustrated with them and their super thin shells that I put my foot down and said no more. Sadly, FSU doesn't like cheese, and male parental is clueless as to the different cheeses, so we seldom have any in the house. But yeah, we're intolerant enough that cheese (and yoghurt) is a bit dicey, too.

Both FSU and I have been scratching our heads over implementing a higher cal diet in the house, or at least for male parental, especially with dietary constraints and incompatible personal preferences tossed in. ^^; I have to admit, it's pretty hard to rethink the way you cook! >.<;

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: September 11th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)

BTW, how is pork in general compared to beef?
Processed pork like sausage & bacon isn't all that healthy. The additives are mostly negative & overwhelm any benefits of the meat. Pork in its natural state (like pork chops) is about the same as beef nutrition-wise. So if they like that, then it's a good recommendation.

Both FSU and I have been scratching our heads over implementing a higher cal diet in the house, or at least for male parental, especially with dietary constraints and incompatible personal preferences tossed in. ^^; I have to admit, it's pretty hard to rethink the way you cook! >.<;
Have you tried searching online? I expect web sites that are aimed at atheletes (especially football players) should have some recommended diets that are high in calories without losing overall nutrition value.

Good luck! And I hope the doctors find out why he's losing weight soon.

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: September 11th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)

High calorie without high fat is tough. Really, all that's left is just eating more. Fat has 9cal/gram, while protein and carbs have 4cal/gram. All I can think of is to have lots of his favourite foods available all the time. Focus on the favourites of his that you and FSU aren't as fond of. ^_~

Rambling now: Unsaturated fats aren't as bad as saturated, and hydrogenated are just vile. (That said, my nutrition knowledge pre-dates these "trans fat" thingies. The problem with nutrition "science" is that it's young. I recently heard the state of modern nutrition knowledge compared to surgery in the 17th century. [OUCH!, eh?]) I didn't help much. Lalala!

I recommend: Tea! Tea makes everything better. ^_~

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 11th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)

^^; That's what I'm finding. Unfortunately, I think eating more can be pretty hard, too. ^^; Thanks for the info on caloric content! I didn't realise that, gram for gram, protein has essentially the same caloric content as carbs. ^^; Focussing on his faves is actually a bit difficult, too, since my cooking tends to be more Western while he prefers traditional Japanese foods more. :P I can make some things, but... ^^; (Which reminds me, I wanted to try making udon noodles one day.)

Trans fats and current food nutrition seriously confuse me. Calgary was supposed to go trans fat free only to have the provincial gov't suddenly do away with the regional health boards thus killing that change. >.>

Ah well. Other than my making more snacks, about the only other thing we've seriously thought up so far is to buy him more nut snacks. Great. My father the nut. :P

Tea sounds wonderful. I've been off tea for much of the summer, so I'm really looking forward to fall when I'll be more willing to curl up with hot drinks. ^_^

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