The healthy/unhealthy continuum

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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 - 4:56pm
I am speaking of the person who you see IRL or in pictures after many years that either looks the same or larger and claims they eat healthy and exercise?
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:57pm

I wouldn't in all circumstances with no other information to go on.


Maybe that 30 pounds used to be 60. Maybe that 30 pounds is inflated due to medication. Maybe that 30 pounds is due to old age and reduced metabolism.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:58pm

IF that's who you're speaking of, then say it so that posters can respond to THAT statement.


You can't judge our statments based against what you just said here, as they were said in response to a different post with a different context.

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 5:32pm

Maybe that 30 pounds is inflated due to medication. Maybe that 30 pounds is due to old age and reduced metabolism.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 5:52pm
What is it you have against organic foods?
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 5:56pm
Do you know something I don't in terms of the nutritional value of white breads?
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 5:58pm
Did you watch the video? She had neither a beer belly nor a double chin. She was healthy and physically fit - and plus size.














iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:17pm

i read something about genetics which made alot of sense...sometimes, genetics does contribute to weight issues but if you're pre-disposed to thyroid, weight problems, that just means you have that more work to do in the way of watching your consumptions and perhaps exercising more, too, if i can find this MEDICAL DOCTOR'S opinion in print, i'll share it.


weight is one of those things IMO that if it matters enough to you, you work healthy eating, living, exercise in.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:24pm

Several ways. Some people have really slow metabolisms. Also, maybe they eat very healthy, but too much. Maybe they exercise, but don't get enough cardio. Some people's "healthy weight" is what you might consider overweight, if you are basing your judgment on pictures only.

And you're right, honey, pictures do not lie. LOL

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:32pm

did you read where i included, all other things even....there is no way just my adding white bread to a diet would make my diet any less healthy than yours ( generally speaking, of course ) if the rest of our diets were equal in so far as intake, fruit, vegetables, et al..i stand behind that.

 

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