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: 03-19-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 8:02pm
Of course I don't know everything, but we are close friends.

"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

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Registered: 03-19-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 8:04pm

I thought you were the "expert" on healthy?

I'll spell it out for you anyways.

A person can eat absolutely zero processed food, only lean meats, vegetables, whole grains, and a small amount of dairy. They can eat healthy, yet eat too much, let's say, double the portion they are supposed to eat, and be overweight.

"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

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Registered: 03-19-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 8:06pm

It sure sounds like you are speaking directly to someone too, but you insist you are not personally attacking.

I am only saying that you have experience with people not telling the truth about their appearance. Is that not the case?

"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

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 8:26pm

Really? What do you consider overweight? Kobe Bryant, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Tom Cruise are all overweight (some are considered obese) according to BMI.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 9:05pm
No, that is not true. If two people were eating the exact samr diet except one person was eating mostly white bread and the other was eathing mostly wlhole grain bread, the whole grain eater would have the healthier diet.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 9:12pm
Wow that seems alot. I gained 30 lbs. in 8
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Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 9:15pm

Ok, this was burnednotice, not bord and yes, I have explained before about co-workers I have known for years and they were overweight and ate like a bird at work and one did tell me how they ate at home.


Unless you spend alot of time with co-workers at their home or at social settings, you don't know what happens behind closed doors.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 9:16pm
Did not know this was a "close" friend. You have spend alot of time in her home, out at social settings with her and with her family and/or friends?
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Registered: 12-07-2003
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 9:21pm
Do you understand how it would be possible to eat healthy food, exercise, and still be overweight?
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 9:22pm
No expert but I have lost 30 lbs. doing WW and DO know how to eat healthy and we have a very good friend who is a body builder/personal trainer. Do I believe the MAJORITY of overweight people eat healthy ALL the time and go to the gym or exercise on a regular basis? No.

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