The healthy/unhealthy continuum

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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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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 11:49am
lol!!
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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 9:28am

oh THANK YOU!

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 8:48am

Dh used to have 4 dachshunds. He sometimes gave them Chef Boyardee or a McD burger cut in 4 as a special treat. So, I always think of dachshunds when I see references to those 2 food-like products.

This discussion has been enlightening in one regard. I always thought that most people tried to feed their kids better and healthier food than what the adults might have a hankering for, but apparently many people consider healthy food an adult sort of thing.

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 8:10am
< "I'm also sure that if I ate Chef Boyardee, Goldfish Crackers, chicken nuggets and bagels that I would gain weight."

Me too. That is why I don't eat those things.>?


If you consider those things so unhealthy that you would not eat them, why do you bring them into the house and feed them to your kids?

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 8:00am

I think you and your family are beautiful.

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 6:52am
I agree. My basic approach is pretty simple really, I try to maximize the nutritional value of each meal and minimize the nutritional downside, while taking into account taste etc.

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 6:48am
There is even a deputeeeee ;).

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 6:40am

LOL, that's great.


the gym teacher of one particular class i take over there is awesome, her drill is, "c'mon beautifuls, it's almost swimsuit sesaon, keep working your abs,

 

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 3:47am
LOL, well, most fools anyway. :) Yeah, based on the calories plus the complete lack of fiber, a full-sugar soda is still going to carry a whomping number of points. (5, per http://www.webmilhouse.com/pointcalc.php) with 225 calories, 0 fiber, 0 fat.

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Tue, 04-13-2010 - 3:43am
That makes sense, of course, and I get what you are saying. I was just confused because another poster said that the WW slide listed fat, fiber and calories. Then the poster said that it did not list sugar, so her gf with the sugary drink could have missed how bad the soda was or some such. However, if the soda listed 50 grams of sugar, it must also have listed the 225 calories from that sugar, or even if it did not, any fool could have figured out that sugar=calories.

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