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Ok so im not just eating that but I have no problem spending money on:<br><br>
- Powdered milk<br>
- potatoes<br>
- white sugar<br>
- lentils (for sprouting)<br>
- mung beans (for sprouting)<br>
- cheese<br><br>
Other than that im going to eat out once a week with my girlfriend and eat at my parents once a week. That will include all sorts of other foods that are more or less healthy and varried.<br><br>
Im no good with nutrition so what things arent I getting with that kind of diet?
 

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Well, there was this guy who ate nothing but 20 potatoes a day, and actually saw favorable changes in his lipid profile:<br><br><a href="http://www.20potatoesaday.com/" target="_blank">http://www.20potatoesaday.com/</a>
 

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I'm not sure why you want to do this. Is it just a money thing? Why not at least buy some canned or frozen veggies? Peanuts are pretty cheap too.<br><br>
As for the nutrition aspects, just use google and you can find RDAs for various vitamins and minerals, and you'll also find the nutritional content of the foods you have. I bet you will come up short in more than a few areas.
 

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No.<br><br>
No, no, NO.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kindred</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2909723"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Ok so im not just eating that but I have no problem spending money on:<br><br>
- Powdered milk<br>
- potatoes<br>
- white sugar<br>
- lentils (for sprouting)<br>
- mung beans (for sprouting)<br>
- cheese<br><br>
Other than that im going to eat out once a week with my girlfriend and eat at my parents once a week. That will include all sorts of other foods that are more or less healthy and varried.<br><br>
Im no good with nutrition so what things arent I getting with that kind of diet?</div>
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Uhm, why can you only spend money on these things?!
 

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Ok so im not just eating that but I have no problem spending money on:<br><br>
- Powdered milk<br>
- potatoes<br>
- white sugar<br>
- lentils (for sprouting)<br>
- mung beans (for sprouting)<br>
- cheese<br><br>
Other than that im going to eat out once a week with my girlfriend and eat at my parents once a week. That will include all sorts of other foods that are more or less healthy and varried.<br><br>
Im no good with nutrition so what things arent I getting with that kind of diet?</div>
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You'd definitely be short on vitamin A, all of the B vitamins, vitamin C, fat, potassium, iron...<br>
That would be a bad thing.
 

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are you really being serious? Why are you limiting yourself to just those things mainly? Please explain why fruit and veggies aren't on there?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mojo</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2909855"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You'd definitely be short on vitamin A, all of the B vitamins, vitamin C, fat, potassium, iron...<br>
That would be a bad thing.</div>
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Vitamin A came quickly to my mind as well, but I think much of the rest depends on how much of these foods you were eating. Lentils have good amounts of iron, potassium and thiamin, for instance. Potatoes are excellent sources of Vit C, and have one of the B vitamins as well (B6, I think?)<br><br>
I'm curious as to what you'd do with the sugar? Also, I'm a bit unclear if this is a money thing or just that these are foods you particularly enjoy?
 

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How are we meant to work that out from a list of only five things and a bunch of other mystery<br>
foods that you say you eat two days a week somewhere else? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Honey, you need to eat more plants. Plain and simple. A good rule of thumb is to look at the colors on your plate. There should (generally) be one thing of every color. Brown would be some sort of starch. (Potatoes count for that.) Green would be leafy greens like spinach, kale, etc. You could even switch out for other good veggies like broccoli or eggplant. Orange/red/yellow would be fruit, like oranges, strawberries or lemons.<br><br>
Everyone really needs a balanced diet, no matter what. Is there a reason you can only buy these few items?
 

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cut out the milk, cheese and sugar and you will cover most bases, potatoes really do give you a lot more nutrients than people realize.<br><br>
if you replace those items with vegetables and fruit you will have a pretty balanced diet.
 

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I agree cut out the cheese , the dairy and the sugar. Sugar attacks your enamel of your teeth and promote tooth decay. We need to limit sugar intake alot these days. There are cheap frozen veggies that are on sale and also go to our local farmers market or fruit and veggie and product stand or store or market because they might have a deal.
 

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<3 frozen veggies. About 40 cents to add a decent portion to a meal.
 

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I might replace sugar with stevia? I have never tried it before I may get some on the weekend.
 

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So you're only eating white foods? That's bizarre. You need to "eat the rainbow" (not skittles) to stay healthy. The more colored PRODUCE the better. (I emphasize produce because again, candy and artificially colored things don't count)
 

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<3 frozen veggies. About 40 cents to add a decent portion to a meal.</div>
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Frozen veggies are definitely where it's at for me right now. Single guy, not a lot of money, no waste, and frozen veggies are often just as nutritious as fresh, sometime moreso. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 
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