Have people forgotten how to eat healthy food without calling it a diet?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

DING DING DING GAH PHONE IS WEIRD 

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It’s an interesting question. Goes along with the fact that anyone who orders a salad is instantly questioned as to whether they’re on a diet! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I truly beleive that many people are learning how to eat again.    I’m hearing from more people are starting to eat how you are describing ( real food, not the processed stuff ).    It takes some time to shop, prep, package food for a day for sure.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

ok got on my laptop b/c I can’t sleep.

but ding ding ding.

Its not about being skinny or fat, its about being healthy.

That’s why diets fail, I detest the word diet. I will say they can be helpful to jumpstart you on the right path. ultimately though a healthy lifestyle has amazing benefits from losing weight to having more energy etc. Its only through choosing such a life style that you achieve sustainable benefits normally associated with diets.

Also I beg to differ on clean eating, even for healthy people there are foods out there like dairy which isn’t necessarily a clean food.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is so true.

I make 90% of the food I eat from scratch because of some severe allergies, and when people hear about the things I eat they are shocked at how “healthy” I eat, and say things like, “No wonder you’re so skinny!”. But the funny thing is that I don’t try to eat low fat or diet food. Just healthy grains, meat, fruit and veg.

I think if people would set down the Sidekicks, Riceroni or whatever other crap they’re eating and just make real food society in general would be much healthier.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I hate the word “diet”…it sounds like a fad! I lost a load of weight when I started eating more healthy – I cut down on the junk I ate and ate healthier foods more often. I refuse to call it dieting because it is just good eating and is the way I choose to eat now. I think “diet” is a temporary measure whereas healthy eating is a long term thing. It also means I can eat rubbish from time to time without feeling guilty.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

@theone99:  You are so right!!! I lost 17 lbs making small changes and exercising more. It took literally 3 long slowwww years but I suppose was the right way to go!!!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@theone99:  you’re so right. Getting back to the basics never fails. Unfortunately in today’s culture everyone is looking for instant gratification and quick convenient fixes that dint work long term. i have been most fit and healthiest mentally and physically when i got back to eating healthy normal meals with everything in moderation.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Everyone is on a diet.  The original meaning of “diet” is the food you habitually eat. Even the people who live off of Snickers and french fries are on a diet, an overly processed diet filled with sugar and fat, but a diet none the less.  You eat heathy food, therefore you are on a healthy diet.  

Unfirtinately the “health” industry has taken this word and made it evil. It is practically the Voldemort of the nutrition world. No one likes to be on a diet, so we avoid it by saying, “clean eating” or “lifestyle change,” when in reality, we are simply comsumig a heathier diet. 

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