Are you very health consiuos

India
March 7, 2007 11:14pm CST
Are you a health consiuos person, do you check your calories, avoid all junk food, eat only healthy food, even if you love to eat out, yet you avoid food from outside, I know a person who cooks food that her family hates, she totally avoids oil, spices etc anything she reads is not good she will avoid, finally the outcome is her food tastes terrible and everyone at her home is forced to eat that food. I can never do that, i do think its important to keep fit, but that cannot stop me from tasting all varieties of food.
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24 responses
@smille (832)
• India
8 Mar 07
yes i totally agree with u tht few ladies r so much obsessed to the health concious foods tht they just cick off the delicaies from their cooking.....but thts why their kids eat out and its much more dangerous, i would make few snack items for dinner, since i make good healthy food for breakfast and lunch....dinner is always light for us, containing fruits and 3-4 times a week some snack items....so its okay like for me kids too r happy with it, and u too eat variety of foods, n chlidren demand lest to go to restearant for those junk foods, if u make it at home its much healthier and safe and most of all eat unlimited........
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• India
12 Mar 07
Thanks for the response, I know i have son who is little less then 2 years yet he will never eat the same thing he wants variety
• United States
8 Mar 07
i make sure I eat somewhat healthy and then I make sure that I exercise regularly so I don't gain weight
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• India
12 Mar 07
Thanks for the response, I do a little walking then i climb 8 floors everyday just as an exercise, but i am a little irregular
• United States
8 Mar 07
Due to the fact that I am diabetic I am forced to watch what I eat but your friend needs to learn that food does not have to taste bad to be healthy !
• India
12 Mar 07
Thanks for the response, I am sorry if you are diabetic then You must be careful about what you eat
@brimia (6588)
• United States
8 Mar 07
We eat much healthier now. We don't buy junk or processed food. I make almost all our meals from scratch with whole foods...whole grains, fruits and veggies, beans, nuts, and soy products. My husband loves everything I make.
• India
12 Mar 07
thanks for the response, as long as you make it tastier and healthier then I am sure everyone will love it
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I am very healthe conscious. I eat alot of fruit and veggies. I dont eat takeout or fast foods much. I do find myself eating too much cheesecake. That is my problem area. I love cheesecake, any kind of cheesecake.
• India
12 Mar 07
Thanks for the response, I know I love eating deep fried fish chicken etc, but i avoid it i have occassionally as too much of oil is bad
@kmdvmd (357)
• India
8 Mar 07
I am a mother of two adults and a wife of a working man if i get health problem my house may break,so i think prevention is better than cure.I am afraid of getting sick,so i am taking care of myself.I keep myself fit by eating good drinking good sleeping good.I feel happy if i am healthy.
• India
12 Mar 07
Thanks for the response, I do agree with you, but some just for the sake of health, some will eat insipid food, that is something i cant do, I know someone who does it and i had eaten that food, believe me she called it very healthy but it cannot be eaten at all
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
Yes, I am a very health conscious person but not as that whom you describe. Spices are good for our health. We cannot also avoid oil in cooking but we have to select what kind of cooking oil shall we use.
• India
12 Mar 07
Thanks for the response, very true, i agree with you, Olive oil is supposed to be good, I use sunflower oil
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
im a very slim, and very active girl so you might think im health conscious. but the truth is, ive never had diets all my life, i dont control my eating and weight, ive never cared about the calories! i know its not a good habit but im still fit and maybe because its natural to me to eat a balanced meal like everything in it.
• Singapore
8 Mar 07
Ha! I don't bother... i eat what i want and do what i want... face it... if you are destined to die, you will die no matter what you do... let nature take it's course... it will make life so much easier...
• United States
8 Mar 07
I think its good to watch what you eat, but why eat if it taste like dirt....Spices are good for you, except alot of salt, you can but sea salt that ok....Flavoring is good to vanila, lemon all that there is nothing in it....If your going to eat right 100% you have to have an imagination(sp)
@healer (1784)
• India
8 Mar 07
I am very concious about the food that i ate or about my health, its not because i am fat its because i am weak. I have some health problem so, not about my figure or anything like that but for my strength. At the moment i like my body, i am slim and so no worries about calories.
@anandjee (282)
• India
8 Mar 07
yes i always get food from home, and trying to avoid the food outside , because most of the time that food is made in commercial basis and some time they naver see proper cleaning etc.
@emisle (3824)
• Ireland
8 Mar 07
I'm not very health conscious to be honest, and I would never make my family suffer because of it if I was. I feel sorry for your friend's family, but at least the kids will be free when they go to college!
8 Mar 07
I consider myself to be health conscious yes because I always check that I am getting my daily portions of fruit and veg, that I don't consume too much fat and try to maintain a balanced diet. I try to get exercise, sometimes I am better at maintaining a workout programme than at other times.
• United States
8 Mar 07
Eh, I'm more health aware...I mean, I don't eat all healthy foods, but I have well-balanced meals and I make sure that I include salads whenever I'm having a full meal. I don't snack as much as I used to, either.
@sahira (1072)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
i am also health conscious but frankly i cannot resist full of spicies food,,But not all foods i see i have to eat..of course i'm afraid also of different deseases that we acquire in different foods we eat...I avoid soft drinks and oily foods but others like spicy and sweets,i can't resist!
@babyjane (1395)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A HEALTHY DIET Learn the four basic food groups: milk products: milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream meat/eggs: red meats, poultry, fish, and eggs grains: breads, cereals, rice, pasta, and so forth fruits/vegetables; may be consumed as solids or juices. Twenty percent of a healthy diet should consist of milk, meat and eggs, and 80 percent should be vegetables, fruits, and grains. (Fiber is found in grains, fruits, and vegetables.) This is similar to the recommendations that children receive 55 percent of their calories from carbohydrates, 30 percent from fats, and 15 percent from proteins. Eat three meals a day. Breakfast is essential for children. Skipping breakfast can compromise performance at school. For dieters, skipping breakfast usually doesn't lead to weight loss. All meals should contain fruits or vegetables, as well as grains. Meat or milk should be included in two of the meals. Eating snacks is largely a habit. Snacks are unnecessary for good nutrition but harmless unless your child is overweight. If your child likes snacks (and most children do), encourage fruits, vegetables, and grains, but don't give them close to mealtime. Decrease the amount of fat (meat and milk products) in the diet. Americans eat excessive amounts of meat and dairy products. Although cholesterol is important for rapid growth, children over age 2 should consume it in moderation (not eliminate it). To decrease the amount of fat in the diet, follow these guidelines: Remember that one serving of meat per day is adequate for normal growth and development. (Don't serve meat more than twice a day.) Serve more fish and poultry and fewer red meats, since the latter have the highest cholesterol levels. Lean red meats are lean ground beef, pork loin, veal, and lamb. Trim fat off meats and the skin from poultry. Don't serve bacon, sausages, spareribs, pastrami, and other meats that have a high fat content. Cut back on hot dogs, lunchmeats, and corned beef. Limit the number of eggs to 3 or 4 per week. (Eggs have the highest cholesterol content of any of the commonly eaten foods. The cholesterol in one egg is equivalent to the cholesterol in 14 ounces of beef, 1-and-1/2 quarts of whole milk, or 1 quart of ice cream.) Serve 2 percent milk instead of whole milk for children over 2 years of age. Decrease the amount of milk your child drinks to 2 or 3 cups per day. (Encourage your child to drink water to satisfy thirst.) On the other hand, some teenage girls may need to be reminded to consume adequate milk products (the equivalent of 3 glasses of milk) to lay down the bone mass required to prevent osteoporosis later in life. Buy margarine instead of butter. Keep in mind that red meat may be hard to give up because of the widespread misconception that red meat helps to build muscle mass and strength. Increase the amount of fruits, vegetables, and grains in the diet. Follow these guidelines: Children should consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. (Fifty percent of American children eat only one fruit or vegetable per day.) Try to serve a fruit at every meal. Offer fruits as dessert and snacks. Start every day with a glass of fruit juice. (Caution: limit fruit juices to 2 cups per day to prevent diarrhea.) Since fruits and vegetables are interchangeable, don't force children to eat vegetables they don't like. When making casseroles, increase the amount of vegetables and decrease the amount of meat. Serve more soups. Encourage more cereals for breakfast. Use more whole-grain bread in making sandwiches. Include an adequate amount of iron in the diet. Throughout our lives we need adequate iron in our diets to prevent anemia. Everyone should know which foods are good sources of iron. Red meats, fish, and poultry are best. One serving per day of these foods will provide adequate iron. Although liver is a good source of iron, it contains 16 times more cholesterol than beef and should be avoided. For young children who refuse meats in general, use low-fat luncheon meats as a meat source. Adequate iron is also found in iron-enriched cereals, beans of all types, peanut butter, raisins, prune juice, sweet potatoes, spinach, and egg yolks. The iron in these foods is better absorbed if the meal also contains fruit juice or meat. Avoid excessive salt. Salt is not usually harmful for people without high blood pressure. However, to discourage a taste for excessive salt in infants do not add it to their foods. Remove the salt shaker from the dinner table. Use other herbs and spices instead of salt. Purchase salty foods such as potato chips and pretzels sparingly. Avoid excessive pure sugars. Sweets are not bad, but they should be eaten in moderation. Most humans are born with a "sweet tooth." They seek out and enjoy candy, soft drinks, and desserts. The main side effect of eating candy is tooth decay if the teeth are not brushed afterward. Eating food with a lot of sugar ("a sugar binge") can cause, 2 or 3 hours later, jitters, sweating, dizziness, sleepiness, and intense hunger. This temporary reaction is not harmful and can be relieved by eating some food. A love of sweets is not related to obesity (if the total calories per day are normal) or hyperactivity. A high amount of sugar in the diet has not been correlated with coronary artery disease or cancer. Know what to eat before exercise. Eating meat does not improve athletic performance. The best foods to consume before prolonged exercise are complex carbohydrates. These include bread, pasta (noodles), potatoes, and rice. These should be consumed 3 to 4 hours before the athletic event so they have passed out of the stomach. Water consumption continues to be important up to the time of participation and every 20 to 30 minutes during the activity.
@greengal (4288)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I have become health conscious of late and it is a misnomer that healthy food means avoiding fat and sugar. It is not true, considerable amounts of fat, sugars,carbs and proteins are required for the body on a daily basis. It is a pity your friend doesn't understand this. It is sensible to eat in portions than in large quantities. I avoid junk food now since I'm consciously watching what I eat. I have also cut down on ice-creams,sweets and chocolates. I do eat them, but once in a while. I don't want to crave for it and not have it. A person can have a healthy balanced diet which includes all of their favourite foods.
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I do love to eat junk foods and i also love to eat out with my family. But i make sure that during dinner we cook our own food so that i can prepare the right food for the family. But we don't really eat more outside. We only eat during weekend or during payday.
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I wasn't very health conscious before, but I decided to go to the gym last year and after 9 months and seeing great results, I've suddenly become more health conscious. I find myself consciously reading food labels, scrutinizing the nutrition information that's printed, stay away from those with too much trans fat, and has even avoided all caffeine. Healthy eating doesn't always have to equate tasteless eating. The key to it really is moderation. I reward myself with treats every now and then. It's always good to strike a balance. Times have changed. We live in a world of fast food and the industrial revolution has made many of us pencil pushers and has made us more sedentary than ever. And with so much chemicals in our food, it pays to be a little health conscious. Prevention is always better than cure.