Post # 1
I am always trying to eat more healthy, and I wonder what other bees big No No’s are when it comes to food and drinks. What do you avoid or try to? What do you never eat/drink because it’s unhealthy or you consider it to be so? There are no right and wrong answers. I know this is a cooking board, but I thought you bees out there are perhaps more in tune with food/drinks. Let’s make this an informational thread not a debate. Please feel free to explain your views if you want. Thanks.
Post # 3
Due to gulbalder issues, I avoid a lot of fried foods, take out pizza, and anything with a ton of grease. I feel a lot better.
Post # 4
No soft drinks (soda pop), no juice (sob, I love juice but too much sugar), avoid ‘white’ carbs, fast food like McDonalds, pizza etc, most deep fried foods, large pasta dishes (small serve ok), creamy dishes, very little cakes, ice cream, biscuits etc etc. we try and make our own healthier versions of things like pizza with wholemeal base and limited cheese etc.
Post # 5
@Misswhowedding: Grease food tastes so good. I also try to avoid it as much as possible, but maybe not as much as you. From the culture I come from, we fry a lot of things even more than baking. I love baking food though, and to my own point of view it’s much more healthy.
Post # 6
I avoid pop because it’s just liquid sugar and empty calories. But I still eat junk food, just on a limited basis. I could never give up all that delicious stuff so I just try to control myself.
Post # 7
Diet drinks! Or anything with fake sugar. They’ve found people that consume diet drinks weigh more on average, even after factoring in that people who want to lose wight are more likely to drink diet drinks!
Post # 8
Pop, Juice and Candy and fast food are the big ones for me. But I also try to avoid doubling up on Carbs, and preferably to no more then one carb meal in a day (for example think turkey dinner which is usually has potatoes and buns and stuffing, well I will only have the stuffing and skip the potatoes and bread and that will be the only carb I will have that day).
Post # 9
I almost never eat frozen meals (maybe once a year) and very rarely drink soda (every other month or just at parties). I don’t usually buy chips or junk food. McD or BK or stuff like that maybe once or twice a year. If I have to buy lunch, I usually just get a salad. I never drink diet soda or diet anything with artificial sweeteners. And I try not to buy anything with high fructose corn syrup, and in general anything with lots of non natural ingredients.
Post # 10
I avoid fast food (mostly the burger kind, I am okay with sandwich places or chipotle or even pizza if done right) and most empty calories (candy, pop, cookies, white carbs). Otherwise, I just try to cook/bake from scratch as much as possible using mostly plant-based foods and whole grains with some meat/fish. I do like to bake and I make things full fat (cream cheese filled croissants are one of my favorites!) but I just limit how much of them I eat.
For drinks, I normally only drink water, coffee, and wine. Maybe some juice or milk thrown in there, but not very often. I do make smoothies but those are not empty calories since they have fiber and nutrients (juice doesn’t keep you full). This goes back to the empty calories thing. I’m open to beer and liquor, but I don’t drink that too often just because I prefer wine. I am ok with beer! I am someone who prefers having beer or wine instead of dessert. I do LOVE coke zero, but if I have any I limit myself to one a week (I don’t buy cases of pop). I don’t see the harm with having it every so often.
Oh, and the only frozen meals I like are Amy’s (don’t eat them very often though). All of the others taste so gross for the most part. I don’t have an issue with that brand though for a quick lunch.
Post # 11
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I’ve been ordering a lot of foods without cheese or butter lately. I get tacos every Tuesday (special deal) but hold the cheese. Also when I get veggies at a restaurant I have to specify no butter.
Salad dressing on the side, as well, so I can control how much.
Post # 12
No sodas or juices, ever. No processed foods 90% of the time. I definitely still have a sweet tooth and I like junk food, but I try and be good about what I eat to fulfill those cravings and also try not to have them all the time. I don’t eat fast food but that’s more due to cost – I love fried foods a couple of times a year.
Post # 13
My stomach can handle it just fine but my skin looks flawless whenever I cut out milk. I drink lots of almond milk instead.
Post # 14
I avoid fake sugars and high fructose corn syrup. HFCS messes with my metabolism really badly and if I start eating it I cannot control my appetite at all and I totally end up bingeing.
Post # 15
My no-no stuff is usually because it makes me sick. Processed meats (pepperoni, beef jerky, hotdogs, ect,) things with tomato based sauce (but tomatoes by themselves dont make me sick,) stuff with onions, some cheeses (asiago and blue cheese mainly.) Those make me so sick, I’ll be miserable and puking for days. Took me awhile to notice that everytime I ate certain things I got sick, so I started writing it all down.
I also cant drink alcohol, but specifically malt alcohol.
And diet drinks and anything with sugar substitutes are a no-no as well.
Oh, and juice. Its too much acid for me, and I’ll be miserable for days.
FI tells me I should just eat “old people food.” I’m not sure what old people food is. 😛
Post # 16
@candy11: commercially farmed meat and dairy. I NEVER eat meat of anykind from fast food places, and very rarely at restaraunts. I rcommend watching the documentary “Food Inc”. It totally changed the way I eat!