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Old 01-16-2016, 07:29 AM   #11
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Historically, in this country, it seems like one food type after another is demonized and avoided for a while - meat, then fat, then sugar, etc. Right now, it's gluten (unless you actually have celiac disease, which is rather rare). People seem more consumed by (ha ha) what they should avoid rather than by what they should enjoy. We should all emulate the French and Italians in that regard They always seem to enjoy their food.
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The Mediterranean diet, along with regular exercise, seems to have stood the test of time.
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:27 AM   #13
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That's a good one, and includes many of my favorite ingredients. Lots of people are avoiding bread and pasta these days, though.
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Lots of people are avoiding bread and pasta these days, though.
......and replace them with things that are a lot worse! Low carb, too, will pass.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:02 AM   #15
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Yes.
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The reason I managed to lose so much weight this past year is because I pretty much stuck to the foods that allowed for a diabetic diet and tried to stay away from those there weren't. There were days when I failed too much in this endeavor. For instance I haven't had pasta for more than a month now. I haven't given up pasta completely. But instead monitored the serving I eat. If I cook less, then I will eat less pasta. I am no longer cooking for a family. I am cooking for a single person. It starts with Portion Control at the stove. I don't cook for leftovers for the next day either. I still eat the foods that are said to be not good for me. I eat a handful of French's Fried Onion. Before I would eat the whole container in one sitting.

According to the "experts" I shouldn't be eating them at all. I no longer listen to the experts. They don't know my body like I do. They don't know that I can't eat veggies that have a skin on them. Like peas, corn kernels, etc. As I age, I am finding that a lot of foods I ate at a child, no longer like my tummy. Dang it!! I am the expert of myself.

I also never tell others what they should be eating. I am not the expert of their body.
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