Healthy Eating

@1grnthmb (2063)
United States
June 23, 2007 5:05pm CST
I was reading today and found a recommendation that you eliminate all the five "C" foods from you diet. Cake, candy, cola, cookies and chips. If you stop eating these foods you will start to lose weight. Also go easy on processed breads, crackers and other snack foods. Make these food a special treat that you enjoy once a month and not daily as we all like to do.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Those are good things to avoid (or eat very little of), but it leaves out a lot of stuff that will make you gain weight: like most fast foods, fatty meats, anything fried, foods with cream sauces, whole-milk dairy, etc. And people should also try to eat good food, not just avoid bad food. More vegetables and fruits, low-fat dairy, whole-grain breads and cereals, etc. etc.
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@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I was going to add more to the list of bad foods but I wanted to just concentrate on these for this post. Deep fried foods are also really bad for you. And should be limited also. And fast food are really bad. You can get a whole days supply of calories with one Whopper, fries and a soda. Not to mention all the sodium, fat and sugar you get from them. Eat whole grain breads, fresh fruits and vegetables and low fat dairy are very important for a healthy diet.
@coolseeds (3925)
• United States
23 Jun 07
A healthy diet is always great but can be hard when you live on the run. Fruits can always be carried as ready snacks to curb urges. Exercise is also a great way to lose weight. If you increase your output then the input can stay the same.
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@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Sounds like you need to slow down and enjoy life a little. I lived that life style for twenty years and it destroyed my health. Take care of you body before anything else.
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
23 Jun 07
That is an excellent idea! Also, people really need to focus on all-natural whole-grain foods, tea, water, and fresh, local produce. This is really a big part of the way to obtain good overall health.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
24 Jun 07
You are so right. It is not only what we cut out but what we eat instead. Whole grain breads are so much better then processed bread. Tea gives you antioxidents, and water is just good for you. Fresh produce is also healthier then canned vegetables and fruit. Frozen vegetables are a lot better then canned goods but not as good as fresh. And if it organic that is even better for you because it is not loaded down with chemicals.
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
23 Jun 07
You are absolutely right all those sweet stuff and the reprocessed foods are tasty to eat but unhealthy to us.Consume too much sugar may lead to diabetes and other diseases as well.As i am a very health concious person i hardly ever eat those stuff ,only once in a while when we are having party.Prevention is better then cure..:)
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• United States
23 Jun 07
dude this is realy good idea we realy need to concentrate on our body and start eating healthy food
• United States
30 Jun 07
As a doctor told me many years ago, don't eat "white." If it is white, it's bad for you.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
2 Jul 07
That is very good. I have a friend who was also told this and she can only eat whole grain products and nothing that is highly refined like our normal white bread. If the white stuff were not fortified then they would be almost worthless in our diets. I have never understood why they take out all the essential parts of the grain and then put chemicals in to replace them.
• Singapore
24 Jun 07
Yes, I'm sure that's quite a good idea for a start in terms of trying to lose weight and head towards a healthier lifestyle. It's really good advice. Other than these 5 Cs, one would also need to make sure that deep fried, fried and other fattening foods are eliminated from one's diet so that one can see an improvement in health and a lower weight. It's also important to exercise. Exercise will help us to lead a healthy lifestyle. The benefits we gain from merely dieting would be really limited.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
24 Jun 07
The guide that I read also said to cut your deep fried foods down to once a month. This includes buying food from fast food restaurants and includes things like chicken nuggets, chicken sandwiches, fish sandwiches and fries. Exercise is a very important part of losing weight. But some of us are very restricted as to what exercise we can do. I try to walk everyday, Whether it is to take the dog for a walk or go shopping (it is still walking).
@bobbyjoe143 (1287)
23 Jun 07
fortunately, i don't eat or drink any of the things you mention on a daily basis, some of them i never have (cola eewww). but i wouldn't call them "C" foods though... as here in the UK candy is sweets and there are also other foods that begin with C that aren't bad for people carrots, cucumber, coriander (though than's a herb) corn ect... i think all foods are good for us, just in moderation, and this is what gets most people, we can afford it, so we eat it even if it's bad for us, and never in moderation!
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
24 Jun 07
You are so right. There are some very good foods that start with the letter "C". But out of the bad foods it is surprising how much of the unhealthy foods started with the letter "C". Moderation is the key to good health. That is why I said you should limit these.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Very good advice. Since I'm diabetic I mostly have to avoid these things anyways though I've yet to start losing weight LOL **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~