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Eating Right: What Does it Mean FOR YOU?

Eating Right: What Does it Mean FOR YOU?   60 members have voted

  1. 1. Eating Right: What Does it Mean FOR YOU?

    • raw foods diet
      3
    • strict veganism
      3
    • vegetarianism
      9
    • low-fat diet
      4
    • low-carb diet
      6
    • avoid dairy / lactose, gluten, and / or soy
      6
    • low-calorie diet (eat whatever I like, just keep it under X calories per day)
      6
    • take a multivitamin every day, then eat whatever I like
      1
    • I'd like to eat healthfully, but I just haven't found the time and money yet.
      10
    • I eat whatever the eff is tasty and available, any form of "dieting" is folly, we'll all die someday.
      12

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We've read a lot of profiles specifying that living a healthy lifestyle, including eating right, is very important to them.

We're certainly not trying to give anyone a hard time for that, nope, nothing doing. Good on you for trying to do the right thing for your body! Hopefully you and your body will stick around for a very long time as a result.

But hardly anyone says what that actually means for THEM. Now, this doesn't mean they don't KNOW what that means for them. It just means WE don't know what that means for them after reading those profiles. And, probably, their audience doesn't either. Maybe that's something they feel they'll discuss in more detail after getting to know someone, and that's fine with us . . . just that we're starting to wonder what our members are up to in that regard.

In our own attempted odyssey toward better health and well-being (something we unfortunately found we needed to pay at least a BIT of attention to after our early twenties, damnit!), we've read a bunch of stuff, tried a bunch of stuff, and heard a bunch of other peeps talking about the stuff we've read and/or tried.

There's a squillion different diets and health suggestions out there. More every day. It's getting pretty dang confusing. Even if you WANT to eat healthfully, what does that actually entail??? What to eat? What to NOT eat? Supplements?

It gets especially confusing when various diet suggestions are more or less incompatible with one another. Example: It's challenging to avoid animal fats AND be low-carb. Another example: It's fairly challenging to be vegan or raw foods and be anything else at all.

It also gets challenging to be anything else at all if you have any serious food allergies, and still plan on going out to eat / eating at other peeps' dinner parties. A lactose allergy and/or a gluten allergy (both very common) make it difficult to find much to eat in many mainstream situations; you're probably stuck with whatever is leftover, if that's much at all.

It's also challenging to NOT eat mainstream crapola, no matter what your ideology and/or health plan. Let's face it, fast food is readily available and cheap, and needs no preparation. If you're really busy and/or kind of broke, it can be challenging and expensive to insist on eating anything else.

Disclaimer: Just in case you think we're getting all mainstream magazine "just for women" on your ass, we're not talking just about weight loss. NOOOOO. We're talking about general health and well-being. (Although if you wanted to talk about weight loss, we'll certainly not delete what you have to say.)

Another Disclaimer: We're not trying to suggest there's any "One True Diet." I think some people promoting themselves with a particular diet plan in the media think so, but we don't agree. Different peeps have different bodies, different diets work for them.

But we'd still love to hear about what everyone here is doing, especially if you can add WHY that works for you and how that's going. :)

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p.s.

We actually wanted to add several other options to that poll above, but apparently there are some software limitations we'd have to seriously program away to do that.

Maybe too many options aren't a good thing anyway.

???

(and yeah, perhaps that ties in with the theme of too many diet options)

ANYWAY, we know the options above won't encompass everyone. They wouldn't anyway, even if we could program in everything we thought of. SO!

If you feel the options above encompass you, please vote on one. If you don't, please elaborate below. Thanks!

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Hello,

I'm on a hyperprotein diet.

It is a diet that is also low-fat ( which I think it is great ).

It is a life-plan actually, not only a simple diet..

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I am vegan. I think it's a pretty healthy lifestyle when I am not satisfying my sweet tooth 

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I'm on a low calorie diet. I use a calorie counter. Its the only thing that works for me. When I see how many calories something is it makes me not want to eat it. I

used to love going to Mcdonalds for the Big Mac until I got a calorie counter and realized its 550 calories and I am only eating 1300 a day lol. That took half

my daily calorie intake. And I still had to have the fries lol. So now I second think what I eat based on the calorie count. I'm down 10 pounds.

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I can't even lie. I'm like a damn yo-yo when it comes to food. I know what is and isn't healthy (at least in my humble opinion) but I don't always follow my own 'rules'. I have a huge sweet-tooth.

But when I DO try to eat right, it's a low-carb diet. Sugar, breads, and potatoes are weird things for the body to digest, and they add blubber on super quickly. I try to aim for more veggies, fruits, and small portions of meat OR vegetarian 'meats' depending on my mood.

But like I said, I'm not perfect. So I have a pretty weird love-hate relationship with cake.

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i generally avoid consuming carrion and members of my own species. cannibalism just doesn't appeal to me. what i absolutely love eating is what i harvest from the garden.

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I think if you eat mostly veggies and fruits with lean meats, your ok.

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I love eating healthy. For me, that means eating as little processed foods as possible and far more organic foods. Eating organic gets expensive especially when income is virtually nonexistent. I try growing what I can in season and visiting the local farmers markets etc to try to get deals on locally sourced food items from meat to dairy to produce. It's not easy but I know my body functions better and I lose weight easier when I eat this way. Here lately I will admit things have been tough so it's been a lot of box pasta and bag popcorn but I've been limiting how often I eat so it hopefully doesn't impact me too much. I love my sweets too so I try to make those as nutritious as possible by making them from scratch and limiting ingredients that are heavily processed.

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My biggest challenge is saying no to the enablers. For example: "Here you go. I made these loukoumades myself."

Oh boy, there goes a day!

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Several years ago, I acquired a couple food "allergies". (Probably through a combination of stress and alcohol.) Gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, and nuts are now off limits.

So now when I go into a convenience store, I can get sunflower seeds or juice. Everything else is poison to me. Pub food is off limits, as is nearly all fast food.

I spend a lot more time cooking now.

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I feel best when I consume a high protein diet and low/moderate in carbs and fats. I have cut out dairy sans cheese.  I love MorningStar and their "meats"; I have stopped eating meat from animals except for sometimes chicken and sometimes beef jerky (i love salt!). I drink around 1500-2000cc of water daily. I also aim for 10,000 steps daily and just started going back to the gym. Honestly, this is the best physically and mentally I have felt in years! I also use calorie counters and have a fitbit, both which motivate me in different ways.

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Great question! "eating right" for everyone is different...there's no one size fits all as the supposedly health organization and promoters would have you believe.  It all starts with genetic  and blood types linked to ethnic origin.  Simply put...what works for one doesn't necessarily work for the other. This is why one person could eat any and everything and not gain weight and or function at their peak while another person that does the same, feels like crap and gain weight just by looking at food. 

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I am one of those that could eat anything before I was put on medicine that destroyed my high metabolism now I can't eat everything in sight.

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Oh Lrc, you were on one of those seafood diets... All the food you see...you ate! Get it? See-food?   Just little jokey joke. But seriously, thats too bad that the medicine messed up your metabolism. Can I ask what type of Medicine is it? Is there a way to ease your way off of it or take some alternative medicine or change your diet? As Socratiets said " let thine food be thine medicine and thine medicine be thine food"

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I enjoy snacking on juicy black red plums, and apples vs. potato chips. for years I've been getting organic eggs, chicken, etc.rarely get red meat#cow slaughter#sad sad

 

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None listed apply to me. I grow most of what I eat vegetables and fruits. Vegan to me is too strict. I love this quote from Michael Pollan "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants"  I like meat but don't eat it on a regular basis. Growing organically is very important to me.

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