What diet do you follow?? (POLL)

posted 4 months ago in Beehive
  • poll: Which diet do you follow?
    None : (58 votes)
    39 %
    Keto : (23 votes)
    15 %
    Plant-based : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Vegetarian : (13 votes)
    9 %
    Vegan : (11 votes)
    7 %
    High carb-low fat : (0 votes)
    Tracking macros : (11 votes)
    7 %
    Other (please comment) : (30 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 31
    1952 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Intuitive eating. I eat mostly what I want in moderation. I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. I listen to my body. I eat mostly for fuel but will indulge here and there 

    Post # 32
    1336 posts
    Bumble bee

    1. Avoid empty calories. (But not complete elimination)

    2. Focus on what I want to get into my body (servings of veg/fruit, beans/lentils) vs what I can’t or *shouldnt* have.  I find that if i make sure I get my fill of good, nutritious foods, I don’t have much appetite left for or thoughts about less healthy/junk food.  

    3. Know I’m going to splurge or have less organized eating on the weekends so prepare for that during the week by having an especially lean day or two. 

    4. Just try for a balanced week overall. 

    Lately I’ve had a wild appetite so I’ve been having to really focus on portion control.  I think my increased appetite is from not drinking enough water or getting as much sleep as usual lately, just been busy.  I’m generally good about drinking water but during especially busy times I can slip.


    Post # 33
    5720 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I’ve never followed a fad diet, I eat whatever I want and if it’s particularly unhealthy food I just eat less of it than a typical portion and make up for it at my next meal.  If I eat out for lunch for example I’ll probably just have something small for breakfast and dinner, plus I usually find portions massive so if I was ordering a burger or something I probably never finish it. It seems to work as I’ve never had a problem with my weight.

    I would get so grumpy and stressed if I was one of those people who cut out carbs, or sugar, or diary, or alcohol – or worse all of the above.  I don’t like my diet to control me or affect my social life so anything restrictive would never work for me. 

    Post # 34
    2179 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I follow Beachbody. I kind of combine doing the containers from 21 Day Fix and following 2B Mindset. I measure out carbs and fats. I make sure I get plenty of protein and I eat mostly veggies. I finally lost weight once I started Beachbody. 

    Post # 36
    551 posts
    Busy bee

    I was on a very complicated diet for health reasons for a while that basically illinated all form of sugar/starch/dairy/alcohol/fermented/processed foods (!). Boy did I ever lose weight during that, although it wasn’t really my goal. It was miserable, though. I went through actual sugar withdrawal, which is actually close to nicotine withdrawal for me (I had quite the sweet tooth—got migraines, nausea, insomnia, mood swings….it was hell).

    Now I still stck to a certain diet (still for health reasons rather than weight concerns but it does help keep me at a healthy weight), less harsh but still keeping away from simple carbs like white flour, potatoes, white rice, white sugar, unfermented dairy, alcohol and definitely all processed foods. I mostly eat various forms of protein and veggies with a little bit of carbs thrown in there. I break my “rules” all the time, but I believe in moderation. Love my fermented veggies and yoghurt now, too! I like going by Michael Pollan’s saying: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants 🙂

    Maybe I’m somewhere close to paleo now (?) but I don’t hold with the ideology associated with it. No way am I eliminating lovely grains and starches like lentils just because our primitive ancestors didn’t have access to them.

    Post # 39
    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2019 - City, State

    I track my macros but follow primarily paleo eating. 

    Post # 41
    319 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve never dieted and eat what I want, but it’s usually fairly healthy. Mostly vegetarian, occasionally a bit of meat or fish, not a lot of dairy or sugar. Try and focus on vegtables and pulses. Having said that, I love carbs, I love butter, and I definitely also eat bad stuff (pizza, mac and cheese, etc.). Think it all kind of balances out.

    Post # 42
    250 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve been keto for 4 years due to having a motor tic disorder and it was recommended to me. I experienced some weight loss but not much.However, my rica and my migraines have dropped to a minimum now.


    edited to add: I don’t eat cheeseburgers, bacon and butter daily like most people assume real keto is. I follow a diet that is mostly lean meats and sea food along with healthy fats such as olive oil and avocado oil. Instead of heavy cream with everything, I sometimes add that to my coffee but mostly use macadamia but milk and cashew milk.

    Post # 43
    2614 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

    In the past, my husband and I have done Keto to shred pounds. It’s really hard for me to lose weight not matter what diet or exercise I do and Keto surprisingly was pretty easy for me. 

    We are ttc so I’m eating super healthy. I’m not doing Keto but I guess I would say I’m eating low carb.

    Right now I’m eating good sources of protein like nuts, beans, and lean meats. I’m eating a lot of full fat dairy like cottage cheese, 2% Greek yogurt and cheeses. I’m eating a TON of dark leafy vegetables. For lunch everyday at work I mix two organic dark greens varieties together, add some wonton strips, flax seeds, chia seeds and an Asian ginger dressing. I’m eating either strawberries or blueberries everyday for “dessert” and drinking lots of water. I have a “bean salad” I made for when I get hungry at work. It’s black beans, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, kale, mint and lime juice and I snack on that. I’m limiting myself to one or two cups of coffee and I’ll get it down (hopefully) to 2 cups of decaf soon. 

    I’m a big believer in just eating healthy, not dieting. And everything in moderation. If I’m really really craving a cookie, I eat it! It’s that simple. I think for someone who works full time, M-F it’s pretty easy to eat healthy bc you can only eat what is at work. So I only eat what I pack. 

    Eating right can be hard but it’s so good for you to watch yourself 80% of the time. 

    Post # 44
    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    I don’t follow a diet, but I do live a low carb, low sugar lifestyle. I also limit dairy because I’m sensitive to it.

    Post # 45
    1336 posts
    Bumble bee

    brideandblue :  

    Question- what does plant based mean?  I see this often and never know what it means for sure but kinda figured it was another way of saying vegan.  How is it different from vegan?  If it’s not vegan, how is it different from vegetarian?  

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