Would You Change Your Way of Eating to Live Longer?

@cmw4562 (217)
United States
September 25, 2008 2:38pm CST
Approximately 6-8 months ago, doctor told me that my cholesterol count was extremely high. Of course I have always been one to eat what I want if I want. If I want a Ben&Jerrys, then I eat it. If I want some pizza, then I eat it. And don't forget some chocolate candy. Mind you, I am not overweight, not even close. My mindset is that I would love to be around for when my daughter marries (She is on her own now) and when she has her first child. So at that point I made the decision to not eat any more chocolate candy or cookies or cake. I also decided that no more baked goods from the bakery, whew that is filled with lard. Basically I have been watching the snacks and food I have been eating. Every so often I will treat myself to Ben&Jerrys Low Fat Cherry Garcia, maybe once a month. Sad as the truth may be, I cannot eat all the foods that I might want. But to this day, I have not bought any more chocolate. And that was difficult. Have you had to change the way you eat for health reasons? If you had to give up a certain food or foods, would you be able to if it meant you could live a longer life?
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• United States
25 Sep 08
I would definitely change my eating habits to live longer. I would have to say I am a junk food queen. I should change my eating habits any way. I like to snack on chips, cookies, drink lots of coca cola, and the list goes on. I didn't change my way of eating because of health reason or I guess so cause I want to lose some weight. Not like an extreme amount of weight, but I want to lose like 15 lbs. The sodas I have cut off completely because before I drink nothing but sodas and no water and I know that is not healthy.
@cmw4562 (217)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Whether people realize it or not, a diet soda is actually more fattening then a regular soda. What you can do is buy a 24 pack of bottle water and then get some of those boxes of Crystal Lite Go drink mixes that you pour into the bottled water. I tell ya, the Peach Iced Tea is FANTASTIC!
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• Yemen
25 Sep 08
The correct sentense I read for KEEPING healthy is: Your health is in your ketchin???OR in your DISH?? Fouad Al Zomir. +967-770-654-290.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I have tried to change my eating habits but I have not had much success with it. I buy the foods that my family likes to eat and the foods that will feed all three of us. I cannot afford the high priced healthier foods. I tend to feed my nerves also.
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@dbklpc (6)
• Canada
21 Oct 08
I have definitely changed my way of eating. My healthy husband had a heart attack earlier this year without any of the typical warning signs; we ate what we thought was quite healthy at the time. We now try to eat all organic and natural foods. My rule of thumb is that if I don't know what one of the ingredients is that is listed on the package, I will not buy it. I try to buy organic fruit and vegetables on sale and base our meals around those. We eat lots of boneless skinless chicken prepared in different ways or stuffed with different vegetables. We have also switched to organic milk and butter, which is never on sale, so I pay full price. Also, I make many things from scratch now..whole wheat pizza dough..bread, etc. We do eat treats once in awhile, but try to make them something natural that's good for us. We feel so much better now and know that we are so much healthier now.
@applefreak (3133)
• Singapore
29 Sep 08
well it really depends on several factors. firstly, to what extent do i have to change? secondly, how much longer are we talking about. if i've got to give up everything i love just for a few more years, it's a no-go. i live to eat, not eat to live. food is about the most important thing in my life. if i have to give up on eating all my favourite food, i really can't see the point of living such a long life. cheers ;p