Post # 1
So there seems to be an overwhelming number of vegan/vegetarian/ glutten/ sugar/ carb free people around here. Which is 100% okay if they are happy with their life and diet. But where are all the red meat, real sugar, real butter, real dairy, carb loving people?? I know I can’t be the only one who just eats “normal” food. I mean, I don’t stuff my face with Twinkies and Chips every day, and I even grind my own hamburger to make it more lean, but I also am not only ever going to just not eat things I like because it is a fad diet. I love white flour pasta! (Which btw, is also super easy to make) Whole wheat pasta just has a rough texture, and I refuse to believe that a squash could ever taste as good as my carb-y goodness when covered in tomato sauce (which I also make my own!) or cheesy, creamy alfredo sauce. I do eat whole wheat bread, and not that often really, and do try to get healhty options but not at the sacrifice of taste!
I am a big fan of everything in moderation, but I also greatly enjoy my sugar cookies, and gravy made with butter and flour and wonderful beefy goodness. And milk, and cheese, and ice cream…. I love cows. They make lots of tasty things. Like steak. And smoked brisket. Oh, and venison? Good red meat too. Tofu and soy are the furthest thing from my mind when enjoying my hamburger.
So I can’t be the only one, please tell me someone else is just totally okay with just “food”?
Post # 3
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I love carbs and dairy (mostly cheese… drinking milk has always been unpopular with me), but I hate me some red meat. I’m a fan of whole, natural foods, so if I’m using butter, it’s real butter, and if I eat cookies, I can guaranee they are bad for me but oh so good.
Post # 4
Just because I’m a vegetarian doesn’t mean I don’t eat “real food.” :/
Post # 5
Not only do I eat all those things, but I’ll eat them after they’ve fallen on the ground and when they’re so old they’re nearly rotten.
I HAVE LOW STANDARDS.
Post # 6
@chasesgirl: me, me, me! everything in moderation but I enjoy my real, flavorful food for sure
Post # 7
I’m marinating some steaks for dinner. I had cottage cheese with my lunch and I ate toast for breakfast!
Post # 8
(not dairy though, I’m lactose intolerant. I make up for it with extra carbs and red meat.)
Post # 9
I have no dietary restrictions whatsoever beyond common sense. I eat a balanced diet of lean meat (mainly poultry, fish, beef, pork), eggs, dairy (butter, cheese, hello!), lots of fresh veggies and fruit. Some organic, some not. Love me some carbs but try to stick to complex as opposed to simple. I go to a regular grocery store, read labels, buy whatever I want to. I believe a wide variety of food is the healthiest way to eat – in moderation. I don’t limit myself in any way except quantity. I don’t like processed food as much as whole food. I love to cook meals from scratch.
I have no health problems, am not overweight, and my doctor is pretty happy with me. I think fad diets are crazy and cause more health problems in the long run than just eating normally.
Post # 10
I love bread, cheese, steak, burgers, potatoes and desserts! All in moderation, of course, but they sure are yummy!
Post # 11
Me! Me! Me!
I love me some red meat, pasta, bread, butter, and cheese! All things in moderation.
Post # 12
@discodance: i believe OP said “normal food” and if you consider the history of human evolution and the specifics of human gastrointestinal physiology and metabolism, she’s a little right. I don’t think she meant to offend, your choice is just a little more of an uphill path than what we decided on. No harm intended 🙂
Edit: apologies, I went back and saw where she also says “real”, but I took that for fact (as in sucrose vs splenda, real butter vs margarine) rather than for opinion. Is that the part you’re upset about?
Post # 13
Although I get free organic, pasture-raised beef from home, can I still play? I could not live without dairy and meat 🙂 Everything in moderation!
@discodance: I’m pretty sure she meant “real” as in not sweeteners, not margarine, not tofu being used in the place of sugar, butter, and meat.
Post # 14
Animals were put on this earth to feed ME!!!! I’m not into sugary things but OBSESSED with carbs (and agreed, whole wheat pasta texture is just all wrong), LOVEEEE me some good cow on my plate so juicy and red it’s practically mooing, and anything with dairy makes me happy. Everything in moderation!
Post # 15
@chasesgirl: I’m right here with you!!!! 🙂 I try not to bee TOO judgy, but honestly I am sooo tired of fad diets, and now everyone is going gluten free when I’ve read that the only people who really see benefit from that are those who are actually allergic to gluten. Oh well, to each their own I guess. But it frustrates me when I am trying to cook for many different diets… like my sister’s. So I avoid it when I can. Thank God my bf has similar eating habits to me.
I love food. It’s always been a passion of mine. I don’t restrict anything unless I hate the taste of it. I too believe in moderation but I don’t cut something out just because.
Post # 16
@Sunfire: “I have no dietary restrictions whatsoever beyond common sense.”
I think that is a good way to describe me too. I don’t sit around and gorge out on chips and twinkies and ice cream. But I’m never going to deny myself a food I enjoy (within moderation).