Screw the Diet: Just Eat Real Food!

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notjune1

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Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 10:28
Too much kale can cause hypothyroidism and because it's so high in Vitamin K, it is not appropriate for some people.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 16:56
I somehow missed some of the thread. Natalie I agree sometimes home cooked not processed doesn't fit for a bit. I am not a fast food fan but sometimes I will grab something like those days trying to make it to a kids game after work and no time to run home. No big deal it's what you most of the time that makes a huge difference.


"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

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wholefoodnut

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Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 17:02
Tammy my friend at work. She rides with me. I jabber on about how I cook, bring her healthy goodies, bring her dh veggie burgers when I make them, have been going on and on about how good exercising is making me feel. I think she gets tired of me LOL. She is starting to talk about maybe joining the gym and start at least walking on the treadmill. Maybe I'm sinking in a bit. All of a sudden people at work are noticing that I have lost weight and don't limp very often any more. ( old knee-leg injury) maybe that is what Is getting her thinking.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
BuffyBear

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Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 17:25
I can't speak for gostbalder, but perhaps she meant never having to go to the dentist again except for a 6 month check up. I haven't had a cavity in almost 10 years and expect to die with my own teeth in my mouth.
Eat like your life depends on it.

wholefoodnut

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Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 17:43
I don't get the dentist comment either.

Honestly I eat lots of grains and beans. They are complementary proteins and the mainstay that have kept people alive for thousands of years much more so than meat. That has been proven in archeological digs. People did hunt but since it was hard to kill game most food was obtained from gathering. Only in the last few centuries has hunting become an easier task and even more recently refrigeration providing a good way to preserve the meat without drying or pickling it.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

Jeri
gostblader

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Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 00:20
wholefoodnut wrote:
I don't get the dentist comment either.

Honestly I eat lots of grains and beans. They are complementary proteins and the mainstay that have kept people alive for thousands of years much more so than meat. That has been proven in archeological digs. People did hunt but since it was hard to kill game most food was obtained from gathering. Only in the last few centuries has hunting become an easier task and even more recently refrigeration providing a good way to preserve the meat without drying or pickling it.

Processed Grains havent been around for more than the last 200 years, wheat and flour. Look up phytic acids
gostblader

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Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 00:24
The right diet of vegetables and meat proteins, with Calcium providing your body with Activator x which reverses the damage that sugars and starches cause. Enough of this chemical which can be found mostly in unprocessed dairy, restores the integrity of your bones and that includes your teeth, and reverses cavitys and tooth decay. The Dentist uses flouride and other harmful chemicals in your mouth. Most tooth pastes even include some sugar in the ingredients to keep you dependent on the dentist. Look into indigenous methods, and dont shoot off at the mouth when you dont know what your talking about. Just because you havent "had a problem" not everyone is so lucky.
Hoser

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Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 03:12
Eating real, natural foods doesn't have to be expensive! A few years ago I set myself a challenge-- to spend a week eating healthy foods with a maximum budget of $50 and a goal budget of $40.

You can read about it here. I documented everything that I bought and cooked, with photos and receipts. I did not clip coupons or aggressively comparison shop. I did take advantage of my easy access to Oakland Chinatown's produce markets. I didn't plan a budget ahead of time, and therefore was fairly conservative in what I bought. Since I didn't feel like tracking small quantities of things like spices and cooking oils, I paid a $5 "tax" out of the budget to cover those things.

The bottom line: I easily came in very far under the $40/week budget that I gave myself. Go read it yourself, though, for lots of details including links to photos.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 04:53
Stone age people ground grains between stones time frame 6,500 bc approximately. Water powered grist mills were in use during the roman empire. Wheat has been found in settlements dating back to 7,200 bc
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

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gostblader

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Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 05:20
wholefoodnut wrote:
Stone age people ground grains between stones time frame 6,500 bc approximately. Water powered grist mills were in use during the roman empire. Wheat has been found in settlements dating back to 7,200 bc

Wheat sure but not the processed foods they push at the store nowdays.
If you make everything yourself might be a different story
Look at the findings of Dr. Weston A price. The anti dentist
buttercup30

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Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 23:29
Here is what you do. You clip coupons for everything. The money you save on everything you used a coupon on you can use to buy real food. Chicken is not very expensive. Frozen veggies are just as nutritious as fresh, and more nutritious than canned. Watch you local sales circulars for the best deals.
Philippians 4:13 (RSVCE) I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.
Hoser

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 05:59
Also, shop farmers markets near closing time and you can sometimes get great deals on excellent produce that's at its peak or is just a hair past. Look in the thread I linked to earlier, and look at the suggestions from people.
mummydee

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 06:11
wholefoodnut wrote:
Stone age people ground grains between stones time frame 6,500 bc approximately. Water powered grist mills were in use during the roman empire. Wheat has been found in settlements dating back to 7,200 bc


That's true however the grains they used then are absolutely nothing like the grains that are grown today. First there is hundreds of years of farmers hybridizing and cross breading etc for better crops and then in the last 40 years we've had companies like Monsanto and GMO'S involved in the seeds and strains that are toxic and taking over the agri business. Thousands of “Frankengrains” have been created over the past 50 years, using extreme techniques, and their safety for human consumption has never been tested or questioned.

Even wheat grown organically can contain pesticides from overspray.

Try Kamut or Spelt bread, these are usually more pure and not a cash crop so they're not GMO'd.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
mummydee

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 06:32
notjune1 wrote:
Too much kale can cause hypothyroidism and because it's so high in Vitamin K, it is not appropriate for some people.


Kale does not cause hypothyroidism. If you have a healthy thyroid then goitrogens will be absorbed by the body and used properly.

If you have a thyroid problem, then any of the cruciferous vegetables should not be eaten raw. If you cook for a few minutes the enzyme that works against your meds will be gone and then they're safe to consume.

I have been on synthroid for almost 40 years and broccoli, brussel sprouts and swiss chard are my favourites, never causing me any problems.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
gostblader

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 08:23
mummydee wrote:
notjune1 wrote:
Too much kale can cause hypothyroidism and because it's so high in Vitamin K, it is not appropriate for some people.


Kale does not cause hypothyroidism. If you have a healthy thyroid then goitrogens will be absorbed by the body and used properly.

If you have a thyroid problem, then any of the cruciferous vegetables should not be eaten raw. If you cook for a few minutes the enzyme that works against your meds will be gone and then they're safe to consume.

I have been on synthroid for almost 40 years and broccoli, brussel sprouts and swiss chard are my favourites, never causing me any problems.


Id say everything in moderation is good, but Im sure Kale is 100% better than most things people eat, so eating alot of it doesnt seem like a problem..Just opt for kale instead of lettuce
learning...

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 12:29
Good post. Lots of interesting replies. I want to add my .02 about cost. Next time you're at the grocery, take a calculator or your phone, and figure out the cost per pound for things like Ramen Noodles, potato chips, snacks, etc. It's a real eye opener. I can buy a good steak-on sale- and get at least three meals out of it paying less per pound than any prepackaged snack food. A bag of dried beans, and a bag of Brown rice, can feed a family of four for a week. A piece of fruit is more filling than a piece of candy. I have avery dear friend, who literally was dying a year ago from health issues, including a hole in her colon. She didn'.t have a lit of choices left, but had always insisted they couldn't afford unprocessed food. I had a talk with her and told her she didn't have s choice, unless she chose to die early. Her husband was desperate. Got her on natural juice (juicing) and from there whole foods, cutting out meat (until she healed) , pasta, sugar, etc. Today, a year later, she is completely healed, no surgery, and last time I saw her- 35 lbs. lighter. Eating right has truly saved and transformed her life. And, her husband did a side by side comparison and discovered they were spending the same amount as they did on junk!
mummydee

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 14:26
Good for you Learning... what a great story, wish more people could open their eyes to healthy living with weight loss as a side effect.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
laura010391

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 15:55
learning coach wrote:
Good post. Lots of interesting replies. I want to add my .02 about cost. Next time you're at the grocery, take a calculator or your phone, and figure out the cost per pound for things like Ramen Noodles, potato chips, snacks, etc. It's a real eye opener. I can buy a good steak-on sale- and get at least three meals out of it paying less per pound than any prepackaged snack food. A bag of dried beans, and a bag of Brown rice, can feed a family of four for a week. A piece of fruit is more filling than a piece of candy. I have avery dear friend, who literally was dying a year ago from health issues, including a hole in her colon. She didn'.t have a lit of choices left, but had always insisted they couldn't afford unprocessed food. I had a talk with her and told her she didn't have s choice, unless she chose to die early. Her husband was desperate. Got her on natural juice (juicing) and from there whole foods, cutting out meat (until she healed) , pasta, sugar, etc. Today, a year later, she is completely healed, no surgery, and last time I saw her- 35 lbs. lighter. Eating right has truly saved and transformed her life. And, her husband did a side by side comparison and discovered they were spending the same amount as they did on junk!


This is so inspiring! I had my weigh day today and was really disappointed that id only lost 2lbs despite gyming, eating all natural healthy foods (except my Cambridge products, which are part of my vlcd) and walking a lot. Reading this has reminded me of why I started dieting in the first place.
Although im not happy with my figure and have wanted to loose weight for ages, what kicked my but was when I started showing a lot of signs of diabetes. A month later and 14lbs lighter, some of those symptoms have gone completely. So thank you for posting about your friend, its given me the reminder I needed. I don't feel quite so bad about only loosing 2lbs now, I know ill reach my goal but slow and steady Smile
"Junk food you've craved for an hour, or the body you've craved for a lifetime?"
Hoser

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 16:58
You guys are right that the grain we eat today is nothing like what our ancestors ate.

However, the carrots that we eat today are also nothing like what they ate. The meat isn't either. In fact, very little of what we eat is the same stuff that our ancestors ate.

For an excellent look into this, I recommend Christina Warinner's excellent TEDx talk, Debunking the Paleo Diet. Her debunking is about calling any modern diet "paleo", and it's an excellent look into the foods that were available to our ancestors.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 19:15
Learning I totally agree. Eating healthier is cheaper. Hoser love your comment as almost everything we eat today has been selectively bred. I do like lambs quarters in the spring they probably are similar as they are an edible weed.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

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