best diet...

@vanities (11410)
Davao, Philippines
April 30, 2008 8:49pm CST
i had read from the excerpts of mayo clinic that says"The best diet is one based on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean sources of protein and unsaturated fats. Add regular exercise and stress reduction techniques, and you have a solid foundation for good health". and im trying to follow this one and hope will work what about you guys do you have some kind of a diet? or just eat what are being cook by your wife/husband/chef? do you suggest if ever what you would like to eat?
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13 responses
• Canada
2 May 08
This is all correct. The only thing missing is that the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean sources of protein should ALWAYS (if possible to get it) be Organic. This way you won't get all the chemicals and stuff from non-organic food. It is far healthier and tastes better too. It is a LITTLE bit more expensive than the regular stuff, but it is well worth it. What would you rather: $20 extra on a shopping trip or 10-15 years off your life?
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
2 May 08
thanks for the additional information and a very reasonable one i guess..
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
1 May 08
the best diet is the one where u eat less junk and work out more... its that simple! people look for the hotest diet and the newest fad. simply EAT LESS! watch what you eat, pay attention to the calories ...then get more active...
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
2 May 08
well i guess you got a point..diet means not necessarily losing weight..it means alos have to eat a balance diet..thanks for the response..
1 May 08
I am vegetarian, and my diet is like that but I do like my carbs as well(I am forever hungry otherwise). I eat what my partner cooks but it is always a joint decision about what we eat. That reminds me I should go cook as it is my turn today!
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
2 May 08
i did try to be one (a vegetarian) but its really hard for me.. but i had already lessen eating read meats...maybe its a good start
• United States
1 May 08
When I think of 'diet' I think of people trying to lose weight as fast as they can without paying attention to the consequences. I think that this isn't a 'diet' but more of how each person should be living their life. The best diet is one in which you make lifestyle changes, to eat healthier and exercise. Not only will it pro-long your life but it will make you feel sooo much better! I used to be really lethargic and weighed around 200lbs at 5'6. I started eating healthier in December 2007, I am not much of a fruit person - but I like juice so I would buy the fruit and juice it, which I know isn't the best way to get all of the benefits the fruit has to offer but I cant stand the texture of fruit! I would drink the juice at breakfast with an egg or omlette, I began eating beans and chicken instead of hamburgers from McDonalds. And doing some type of exercise each day, whether it was taking a walk, doing yoga, or doing a program called T-Tapp (www.ttapp.com) Since December I've gone down to 175lbs, still about 35lbs from my goal weight, but it's a start! :-) Also, with these "diets " you need to allow yourself a little breathing room, don't deprive yourself of all treats just because you are on a diet, otherwise you'll go crazy! Just remember to keep things in moderation! Also, avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup - there are a LOT of bad things that can happen - such as liver malfunction. Good luck and happy healthy living to you!
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
2 May 08
that was a great additional information and i really appreciate it..and keep it up i mean your goal of losing weight ..im too are trying hard to lose one...take care..
• United States
1 May 08
I try to eat as you have described 80-90% of the time. I follow www.drfuhrman.com and his "Eat to Live" plan...all but the 10% or so unhealthy choices I choose to make...like my 2-3 a day cappuccino habit. I do the cooking so I have control over what I have to eat. :)
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
2 May 08
thats good to hear..so i presumed your really a good cook..in my part im not a good one just an impulsive cook...
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
1 May 08
I do not follow a diet. I am naturally large boned, I can get down to a 39 inch waist but that is as far as it will go, unless someone grinds my bones done, and makes me a smaller person. I will have to go on the slimquick route. I took diet pills, and went down to the 39 inch waist, got sick, and a year later, with just regular eating I got down to the 39 inch waist again. I guess my body had to adjust to that proportions and it took a year to do so. So if I go on Slimquick or something like that for a month and my waist goes down, then get off it, eat normally, it will be a year for that to become permanent. The stress reduction helps. But I do have stress and that contributes to weight gain.
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
1 May 08
some really have large bone structure..well dont worry about it as long as your healthy and well my friend...yeah youre right stress sometimes is the culprit of all...
@JAYMAR777 (840)
• Philippines
1 May 08
i often go jogging and swimming but i don't have a diet. i eat everything that is food.
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
1 May 08
its okay i guess as long as your eating moderately..
@flamenca (82)
• Canada
1 May 08
This is a great way of eating tht you mention. The stress level is what we all have to watch s you can eat well but if you remain constantly in stress mode , it will catch up to you as all of the stress chemicals will destroy your body little by little. We have a lot of vegetarian cookbooks at home and we experiment with recipes. Onecookbook i recommend is the Moosewood cookbook.. It has a lot of great recipes and fun to use. It is good to get a juice machine and make natural juices, caalso eat the Budwig cream for breakfast.. just do a search for Budwig cream and it will give you the recipe.. You will not be hungry until noon! Flamenca
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
1 May 08
thats great ..thanks for the information i would love to search it here..
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
1 May 08
Sounds like the diet we should have, what our bodies are made to eat. This is pretty much what we stick ion in my house.
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
1 May 08
thats good then...thanks for the response and take care..
@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
1 May 08
That is true, fruits and vegatables, whole grains, lean protein, water and exercise will help take the weight off. And sometimes its so hard to just "restrict" yourself to that, but its the best. And processed foods are a culprit for weight gain, that much I know. I eat a lot less of it now than in the past!
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
1 May 08
processed foods are very tempting i guess and the others as well
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
1 May 08
That is pretty sound advice. Eating healthy is a lifestyle choice, and in truth, most of us know what is right to eat. The problem is we simply choose not to. If we eat the right stuff, take the time to exercise, get enough sleep and de-stress, we will all be fit and healthy. Unfortunately, bad habits and the challenges of day-to-day living sometimes interfere with this. Still I think that is a great reminder of what we need to keep in mind if we want to be well.
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
1 May 08
yes its true if we all eat healthy food and exercise then we dont have any prob..but i guess food that have been in the fast foods and restaurants are more tempting...thanks for the response...be well..
• United States
1 May 08
You are so very right. I have been eating like that for about 5 months now. I love vegetables so it wasnt that hard fitting that into my diet at all. Lean meat and fruits are delicious also. Like the sayign says....Eat right and Exercise is the way to go. And that Quote is so so very true!! You can a see a real big change in the way that your body looks and feels.
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
1 May 08
glad to hear that you really care for your health...and which means lesser cost going to and fro a doctor..in my case im trying my best...eating less but nutritious food..
• Philippines
1 May 08
yes, Mayo clinic is right