The healthy/unhealthy continuum

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
The healthy/unhealthy continuum
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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 8:56pm

On a dietary continuum from 100% healthy (not a single non-nutritive food consumed EVER, all dietary recommendations met daily) to 100% unhealthy (all processed food, no fruits/veggies/whole grains), at what point do you consider a diet no longer to be in the healthy range of the continuum? Do you consider one or two vices to disqualify an otherwise healthy and well-balanced diet as being healthy? Or do you judge the healthfulness of a diet based on whether basic dietary guidelines are followed?















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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:49pm
IME the people who "claim" they eat healthy and exercise and not doing so if they are walking around with (beer) bellies and many chins for years. (again in general)
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:49pm
It's very possible.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:50pm

Where in your post of "So if someone says they go to the gym and eats healthy, how can they possibly STILL be overweight?"

did you mention beer bellies and double chins?

You only mentioned being over weight.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:51pm
What if that beer belly is smaller than it used to be and they used to have a triple chin?
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:51pm

Sorry, can you please explain a little better (consumer-?).

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:53pm
30 lbs overweight-?? I would consider 30 + lbs. overweight not eating healthy and exercising.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:54pm
Oh gee whiz. It's a typo. Get over and read the sentence. It makes perfect sense without any explanation.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:54pm

Your OP never said anything about beer bellies and many chins for years it only mentioned being over weight.

Are beer bellies nad multiple chins your only criteria for being over weight?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:55pm
Sorry, would you like me to edit the 1st post?-lol!!
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:55pm

i'll take a stab at this because i brought in the exercise contribution to healthy habits/lifestyle.

 

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