Are You A Healthy Eater?

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Are you a healthy eater? Mar 30, 2013
I'm looking to change my diet by eating healthier.

I avoid red meat and get more protein from turkey.

But I'm curious what members here eat daily.

Are there any 'macrobiotic' fans?

I hear different things from different people what foods are healthy; some say avoid wheat but others say I need my whole grains.

Anyway, if you're a healthy eater, what do you eat?

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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? Mar 30, 2013
Many years ago, I happened to look through the definition of good health by the World Health Organization:"..a sense of physical, mental, and social well-being...." it said. I hope it remains the same today. I think its a very good guiding principal for leading one's life.

A lot of fads and fiction has grown around the "Healthy Living" industry eg this thing about avoiding wheat because of the way it is grown. There is no scientific fact to support this.

I believe in moderation. I am not a fan of any passing trend, past or present, and I am in fairly good health. I have modified my diet according to scientific facts as they became available, and currently this would be a combination of the macrobiotic and the paleo diets. In between I drink plenty of clean water. I avoid fizzy drinks and alcohol only very occasionally.

And last, but not the least, keep active: so excercise in any form. Even lifting your arm 3 times is considered as beneficial, to doing nothing at all. :D
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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? Mar 31, 2013
Since I am preparing for a marathon, I am a conscious eater. Fruits, vegetables, dairy, chicken, pasta, rye bread and drinking lots of water and tea. My secret? Raw herring! Amongst others, good for Omega-3. There is a strong connection between Omega-3 (found in fat fish) and mental health. Where I am from we have a song:

"New herring, new herring, new herring, new herring has arrived, we donot need doctors anymore."

I also strongly believe in the strong interaction between body and mind.

I try to eat as natural as possible. I tend to acquire herring from restaurants where they offload the boat on the rear end and sell it in front for example. I like to get food from the farmer. Although of course I still get a lot from the supermarket.
The food industry and their lableling of organic/biologic food can be misleading. Here there is label for everything "original/natural". I know a farmer who produses 100% natural apple juice, no adjustments at all, no chemicals or ingredients added. His apple juice doesnot meet the requirements for the label natural apple juice for some reason, while other apple juice with extra ingedients/chemicals does.

Peace.
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Re: Are you a healthy eater? Mar 31, 2013
Interesting. I eat fish when I can, especially sushi. Unfortunately, Japanese food isn't as popular as Italian or Chinese so it's hard to eat regularly.

There are certain geographic regions, called blue zones, where life expectancy is around ten years longer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Zone

Each of these zones were found to have legume rich, plant based diets, though they all ate plenty of fish, such as Okinawa.
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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? Apr 03, 2013
I'm a short-medium distance sprinter, but I don't eat healthy. To be honest with you, I have very unhealthy eating habits. I eat whenever I want, sometimes I wake up at twelve and eat breakfast-followed by lunch at 4pm :D I eat whatever I want, I don't limit myself. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I ate a WHOLE apple or any fruit in that matter. I barely eat any greens. When I do eat healthy though, grilled salmon is a personal favorite and so is lamb. I don't think diet affects your performance as much as training does. Surprisingly though, I somehow manage to maintain decent six pack abs LOL
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Re: Are you a healthy eater? Apr 13, 2013
Yes we are...
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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? Apr 22, 2013
Healthy eating is very important for your healthy life... For healthy diet plan, acaifood.com could be the right place for you.
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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? Apr 24, 2013
I am a healthy eater...of all the fast food places I have only ever been to McDonalds (once). And I am sure I am not missing anything...
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Re: Are you a healthy eater? Apr 29, 2013
In past few months I have tried to increase intake of fruits and fresh juices in my diet.
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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? Apr 30, 2013
Yeah, I am a healthy eater and always try to take fresh fruits and juices.
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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? Apr 30, 2013
Beth only eats beige food.
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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? May 09, 2013
For protien I prefer boiled eggs white part and chicken or fish. Red meat is too much protien plus it increases colestrol level. Rest I prefer Fruits for vitamins and I dont take too much carbohydrates.
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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? May 09, 2013
malikmudassar ,Too much protein? LOL
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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? May 09, 2013
prowheels , yes it is

I used to eat too much red meat it increased my belly size and decreased my performance brutely with my wife. Also the soft drinks gifted me a lot of extra pounds of weight now i am only taking organic food.
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Re: Are You A Healthy Eater? May 10, 2013
malikmudassar , Well red meat is excellent, you just need to work out as well. You can't just eat red meat and expect nothing to happen. If you exercise then red meat is perfect for you.
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