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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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:36pm
Correct, but there is no exact healthy weight, there is a healthy weight range. If someone is predisposed to genetic weight issues then sometimes the best that diet and exercise will do is put them at the very top of the healthy weight range. So even though they may be in the healthy weight range they may be 20 pounds more than counterparts their height. Someone seeing them may perceive them to be overweight when they actually are not.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:38pm
Not really.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:39pm
No.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:43pm

ITA with you. I don't think skinny, skinny is healthy either. Most people I know who are in good shape eat healthy MOST of the time (not ALL) and exercise MOST of the time (not ALL).


I am the type that does not "need" to exercise to lose weight. That is ME. I have a gf who NEEDS to exercise to lose weight. I eat less and healthier to lose weight, I exercise to tone up.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:45pm
What about the people who say they eat healthy and exercise for years on end and don't do/have any of these problems? Wouldn't you think they were fibbing?
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:49pm

Oh carp. TWO typos.


It should have read:


<<Because one can eat healthy choices and still consume more calories than they burn.>>


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:49pm
A lot of people claim a lot of things about their appearance that is plain not true. You should know better than anyone, right? So what exactly is your point?

"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men."


-Carl Sagan

"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men."


-Carl S

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:50pm
This is a good place to say ... exercise is important to being healthy, even if it isn't necessary to lose weight.
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Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:52pm

Yes, I did watch it. She is 5ft.11 inches and she become anorexic to fit into LA's standards.


I am NOT speaking of this type of "skinny" at all.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 6:54pm
Frankly, unless the person was a close friend, family member, or their "claims" were intruding upon my life in some way, I wouldn't think one way or another about it. I'm just not invested that much in the lives of others.

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