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#31 Old 06-29-2010, 04:33 PM
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Healthy is not always implied, though. You can be a strict vegan and live off nothing but chips and beer. That's not healthful for sure.

When I was growing up, being a vegetarian was explained as a fanactically healthy and hard to maintain diet. That was mostly due to the reasoning of "food combining". If it didn't seem so unobtainable, I probably could of stuck with it. Now I realize (full well) how silly that is.

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#32 Old 07-08-2010, 12:04 AM
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I eat whatever I want...and the REASON I can do this is because I have no desire for highly proccessed, sugar (or atrificial sweetener) filled, additive pumped junk! My general rule is: If it doesnt compose ENTIRELY of things from nature I dont want it in me!

I adore fruits and veg so I go crazy and never deny myself the things I love hehe
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#33 Old 07-08-2010, 01:23 AM
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I try to eat healthy but sometimes I think 'sod it' and have something really unhealthy. Especially when I'm depressed.



Hell, I just had an energy drink...and they're full of crap.
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#34 Old 07-08-2010, 03:19 AM
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I'm not worried at all about what I eat. I don't eat refined carbs often anyway, prefer wholemeal for taste. The exception is white basmati rice, which I have about once a month. Brown pasta is nicer too. Again, though only once a month-ish. And as I've recently cut out all the bad stuff (meat, dairy etc.,) I'm assuming my body is in a better state now than six months ago!
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I eat whatever I want...and the REASON I can do this is because I have no desire for highly proccessed, sugar (or atrificial sweetener) filled, additive pumped junk! My general rule is: If it doesnt compose ENTIRELY of things from nature I dont want it in me!

I adore fruits and veg so I go crazy and never deny myself the things I love hehe



I am exactly the same I eat as much as I want whenever I want, but it just so happens to be good stuff.
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#36 Old 07-09-2010, 02:10 AM
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I am exactly the same I eat as much as I want whenever I want, but it just so happens to be good stuff.



Its great isnt it!?

And I pretty much am CONSTANTLY nibbling on some delicious morsel of food and people are like "HOW do you stay so skinny!? You're ALWAYS eating!"

But is it REALLY that hard for them to figure it out...? lol. Silly people...its gonna be pretty damn hard for me to be anything BUT skinny off fruit + veg
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If healthy eating were one of the covenants of being vegan, I would be out. I follow the Greek wisdom that “moderation is best in all things
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#38 Old 07-10-2010, 09:41 AM
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In all honesty, it just baffles me why people desire not to eat what is truly best for them in the first place. People seem to eat healthy (or what they think is) most of the time, and then "treat" themselves to Oreos, cakes, Coke, and other junk. "Oh I've been so good today. I'm going to help myself to half this box of cookies and a large Coca Cola." They take a few steps forward and a couple large leaps back. No, having these foods some of the time is not going to kill you, but they don't do anything good for your body. While people might enjoy the taste, I can assure you that refined sugars and carbs do nothing to make you feel well, physically or emotionally. Again, I'm not saying it's wrong to have junk once in a while, just that it really does your body more harm than good in any amount.
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In all honesty, it just baffles me why people desire not to eat what is truly best for them in the first place. People seem to eat healthy (or what they think is) most of the time, and then "treat" themselves to Oreos, cakes, Coke, and other junk. "Oh I've been so good today. I'm going to help myself to half this box of cookies and a large Coca Cola." They take a few steps forward and a couple large leaps back. No, having these foods some of the time is not going to kill you, but they don't do anything good for your body. While people might enjoy the taste, I can assure you that refined sugars and carbs do nothing to make you feel well, physically or emotionally. Again, I'm not saying it's wrong to have junk once in a while, just that it really does your body more harm than good in any amount.



Probably because some of us put taste before health.

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In all honesty, it just baffles me why people desire not to eat what is truly best for them in the first place. People seem to eat healthy (or what they think is) most of the time, and then "treat" themselves to Oreos, cakes, Coke, and other junk. "Oh I've been so good today. I'm going to help myself to half this box of cookies and a large Coca Cola." They take a few steps forward and a couple large leaps back. No, having these foods some of the time is not going to kill you, but they don't do anything good for your body. While people might enjoy the taste, I can assure you that refined sugars and carbs do nothing to make you feel well, physically or emotionally. Again, I'm not saying it's wrong to have junk once in a while, just that it really does your body more harm than good in any amount.



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What the last two posters said.

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Well I figured that was the reason, but that's exactly what confuses me. Why people wouldn't put their quality of life before satisfying their taste buds. Ah well, I guess we all have different priorities in life.
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Well I figured that was the reason, but that's exactly what confuses me. Why people wouldn't put their quality of life before satisfying their taste buds. Ah well, I guess we all have different priorities in life.

That's just it, satisfying my taste buds leads to a fantastic quality of life faster and surer than my cholesterol count does. I'm lucky, though, I prefer peaches over chocolate, spicy lentils over deep fried corn jacks, but life has no quality for me, no matter how healthy I may be, if my stomach and palate are not happy.

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I consume a lot of chocolate malts. I try to eat healthy, but I'm addicted to sugar. I can't help myself
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That's just it, satisfying my taste buds leads to a fantastic quality of life faster and surer than my cholesterol count does. I'm lucky, though, I prefer peaches over chocolate, spicy lentils over deep fried corn jacks, but life has no quality for me, no matter how healthy I may be, if my stomach and palate are not happy.



You've got it right on, that's exactly the way it should be. If people just quit eating all the junk and ate more good stuff, they would lose their taste for the junk and prefer the good stuff. That way our taste buds are happy AND our cholesterol levels are in check. All of the artificial sweeteners, MSG and salt have ruined people's taste buds. Like they eat a banana or a mango and it tate bland to them. I used to eat a LOT of junk, and I also used to weigh well over three hundred pounds. But I've since completely lost my taste for candies, cakes, dairy, and fried foods in favor of fruits and vegetables. People with mouthfuls of Doritos look at us like we're crazy for choking all the veggies down, but it's not like that. I actually crave all the spinach, kale, and brussel sprouts!
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You've got it right on, that's exactly the way it should be. If people just quit eating all the junk and ate more good stuff, they would lose their taste for the junk and prefer the good stuff. That way our taste buds are happy AND our cholesterol levels are in check.



Not everyone has the money to buy the "good stuff" or the time to prepare it well. Eating good food is important, but it isn't simple and easy. It takes a big investment, and the investment has to be made over and over every day. For some people, it's too overwhelming to begin. I can completely understand that. I have every advantage in the world - I know how to cook, I have a lot of cookbooks, I have a nice kitchen with plenty of instruments and counter space, I have enough money to afford the ingredients I need, I live two blocks from a huge supermarket in one direction and a health food store in the other, I have no children and only one job - and even I sometimes say "f*** it" and grab a veggie burger and fries on the way home. Eating well is freaking hard.



Even if it weren't, frankly, I don't feel that a life without all-dressed Ruffles is worth living.
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Not everyone has the money to buy the "good stuff" or the time to prepare it well. Eating good food is important, but it isn't simple and easy. It takes a big investment, and the investment has to be made over and over every day. For some people, it's too overwhelming to begin. I can completely understand that. I have every advantage in the world - I know how to cook, I have a lot of cookbooks, I have a nice kitchen with plenty of instruments and counter space, I have enough money to afford the ingredients I need, I live two blocks from a huge supermarket in one direction and a health food store in the other, I have no children and only one job - and even I sometimes say "f*** it" and grab a veggie burger and fries on the way home. Eating well is freaking hard.



Even if it weren't, frankly, I don't feel that a life without all-dressed Ruffles is worth living.



I know what you mean. But eating ideally and just eating better are two different things. Like the difference between having everything being fresh and organic or just cutting out junk food in favor of real food. I definately hear you on how it can be time consuming and expensive. I experience that big time. On the other hand, you could choose to buy a pound of bananas for $.49-$.79 cents a pound, or a single Snicker's bar for $1.19-$1.79. But I would say you are still entitled to your occasional bag of Ruffles and veggie burger and fries.
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I don't consider eating well hard, though. If it's just who you are/what you aspire to be, it's as easy and as subconscious as breathing. I shop in the produce section. Nothing else really looks like food to me.
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But I would say you are still entitled to your occasional bag of Ruffles and veggie burger and fries.



Yeah, it just depends on the person and what they want.
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I don't consider eating well hard, though. If it's just who you are/what you aspire to be, it's as easy and as subconscious as breathing. I shop in the produce section. Nothing else really looks like food to me.



I wish I was at that point! Usually I find it really easy, and I love vegetables and fruit. But you can't deny that if you're not used to that way of eating, it takes a lot of time to re-train yourself.
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But you can't deny that if you're not used to that way of eating, it takes a lot of time to re-train yourself.



Probably different for everybody and what you define as "a lot of time." It took me about 2 weeks.
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