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    Diets

    It's so confusing these days with all the diets out there. Eating food should be simple!
    I decided to really get in and educate myself on what exactly is a Keto or a Vegan or a Paleo, etc, diet.
    My concerns are disease, dementia, and overall energy and wellness.
    My humble conclusion is that a plant based diet is the best. The Mediterranean Diet fits my lifestyle. Vegans don't eat dairy, fish, or oil. Too strict for me.
    Keto seems very strict and more for endurance athletes.
    Low carb is Ok because it does allow for some "good " carbs.
    It comes down to what works for you and your goals.
    I thought I knew a lot about nutrition but I was wrong about a lot of things. There are many health gurus out there, each with a book and an "eye opening" presentation. Buyer beware!
    I've read many of you on here that do keep your eating simple and nutricious.


    I still like the phrase "Eat real food, mostly plants, not too much".
    Seems sensible.

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    I taped this chart for the Mind Diet inside of a kitchen cupboard door and follow it loosely.

    I don't drink wine and I'm trying to cut down on cheese and other dairy products.


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    Oh yes, Aunt Bea, that's a good one too!

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    Eating IS simple.
    I don't diet, and I can't remember the last time I even thought about calories or carbs or any such thing. I eat what I want. Lost 20 lbs several years ago by eating smaller portions, and I've kept it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by applecruncher View Post
    Eating IS simple.
    I don't diet, and I can't remember the last time I even thought about calories or carbs or any such thing. I eat what I want. Lost 20 lbs several years ago by eating smaller portions, and I've kept it off.
    yup

    eat to keep the hungries away

    never eat to get full
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    And, in addition to beef, fish, poultry, fruits, and vegetables I also indulge in pie, cake, cookies, pizza in moderation. I don't want to live in a world without ice cream and potato chips

    When someone talks about diets I notice others rolling their eyes. I smile, nod, and change the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Bea View Post
    I taped this chart for the Mind Diet inside of a kitchen cupboard door and follow it loosely.

    I don't drink wine and I'm trying to cut down on cheese and other dairy products.


    I have a chart just like that....sorta

    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by applecruncher View Post
    And, in addition to beef, fish, poultry, fruits, and vegetables I also indulge in pie, cake, cookies, pizza in moderation. I don't want to live in a world without ice cream and potato chips

    When someone talks about diets I notice others rolling their eyes. I smile, nod, and change the subject.
    I think you have the right idea AC, but when someone starts talking micronutrients I just can't help myself, I'm all in.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O' View Post
    I have a chart just like that....sorta

    Gary, your posts are gems that make my day! Laughing is great for the abs BTW.

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    Gary, that's hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearlady View Post
    Gary, your posts are gems that make my day! Laughing is great for the abs BTW.
    and yer a great sport, HL
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    Gary, has your diet book been published yet? Based on this quick snapshot of your eating plan I see a best-seller in your future.
    Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

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    Having worked in a grocery store in the early 60's I often pause in stores now to try to absorb the amount of foods available at arms reach. The variety is insane compared to 60 years ago. Look at the cereal aisle and snack aisle for examples. I just wonder what impact it has on our obesity problem. If you can make a list and stick to it you are doing well but few do. Then there are the restaurants. I grew up in a town with a total of maybe 8 including fast foods. Now I can't drive one block without passing that same number.

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    I have a sweet tooth and find strict dieting quite miserable so I tend to stick to a more relaxed 80 - 20 diet, It's called the 80:20 rule, which, when applied to food, is more an approach to healthy eating than a diet. Put plainly, the rule goes that you choose to eat healthy foods 80 per cent of the time, which then allows you to indulge in your favourite treats 20 per cent of the time

    I probably weigh a couple of lbs more than I should but really don’t care at my age, I have friends who diet to keep slim and their faces are drawn and haggard, I prefer to balance it out



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    Quote Originally Posted by StarSong View Post
    Gary, has your diet book been published yet? Based on this quick snapshot of your eating plan I see a best-seller in your future.
    took a peek at The Mind Diet
    it's in the top 47000
    I think I'll piggy back
    just write everything in opposition

    this...could work!
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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