"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-30-2014, 08:40 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 47
Stay healthy, keep hungry??

hi i ve been watching many videos on youtube about staying healthy. Since I am going to be 30 very soon, I think it's about time for me to take care of my health. I have been fat at belly for many years, it is obviously a risk , i know.
Every time when my bowl cleans out I just feel so good. I know I hate it. But I always ''forget'' my hatred towards my fat belly when I feel hungry.

Well, as you can imagine there are trillions of stuff about reducing weight on web and I don't know what is the truth and what is the legend. I just watched a video Well Being Eat, Fast and Live Longer. They suggest that the simplest way to stay healthy is to practice "fasting" ,which means not eating at all for a period of time. I think this is the simplest compared to the other recipes that might cause a man lots of headache to prepare. I would like
1. is fasting really good for health? or does it still remain a legend only?
2. what do I have to take care of when it comes to fasting?

in fact, my friend said , ''eat full in the morning, 70% at noon and 50% at night", reduce processed food.

Which one looks better

Welcome any other tips

__________________

__________________
kenny1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 09:49 PM   #2
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,277
Fasting is NOT the way to go. Monitor portions and eat a well balanced diet. Depriving yourself of any food is not a healthy or sustainable way for weight loss.
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 10:08 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Fasting is NOT the way to go. Monitor portions and eat a well balanced diet. Depriving yourself of any food is not a healthy or sustainable way for weight loss.
What she said.

Then after fasting, you are so hungry that you overeat. Have a substantial breakfast, with mostly protein. Increase your intake of veggies for your noon and evening meal. For snacks, lean toward protein foods like cheese. Avoiding processed foods is not bad advice. They tend to be high with salt.

Foods high in protein tend to stay with you longer. You are less inclined to snack in between.

I can understand not want to spend a lot of time cooking for just one person. But when you make it a real tasty meal, you will want to repeat it.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 11:21 PM   #4
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,926
I was told by my doctor, because of one of my health problems, that I should "never eat on an empty stomach". What she meant by that is that I need to not go hungry and then eat a big meal. I need to eat smaller amounts more often so my stomach always has something in it. I have found this works very well for me!
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 07:38 AM   #5
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 47
will that work if I eat less and keep feeling a little bit hungry but avoid fasting at all.????
__________________
kenny1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 08:02 AM   #6
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,277
Fill up on leafy green vegetables.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 08:08 AM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,839
Kenny, don't over-think it. Have a good breakfast with protein, like eggs or yogurt, and healthy carbs like fruit. Eat until you're not hungry anymore - not until you're full. Have a healthy snack when you're hungry. Exercise more.

Also, pick some reliable sources of information - not just random search results. WebMD.com and the Mayo Clinic are a couple of good ones.
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 01:01 PM   #8
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
Kenny, don't over-think it. Have a good breakfast with protein, like eggs or yogurt, and healthy carbs like fruit. Eat until you're not hungry anymore - not until you're full. Have a healthy snack when you're hungry. Exercise more.

Also, pick some reliable sources of information - not just random search results. WebMD.com and the Mayo Clinic are a couple of good ones.
do i need to avoid salt and oil to cook vegetables??
i eat a lot of fruits, i always feel ''full'' after that, but never feel ''good '' like eating meat or junk. Should I put up with that?
__________________
kenny1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 01:34 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,839
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenny1999 View Post
do i need to avoid salt and oil to cook vegetables??
i eat a lot of fruits, i always feel ''full'' after that, but never feel ''good '' like eating meat or junk. Should I put up with that?
No, just be mindful of how much salt and oil you're using - just enough and no more You can also season vegetables with herbs like parsley and basil, and with acidic ingredients like lemon or lime juice or vinegar.

A balanced diet includes some protein, some carbs and some fats. Fats are needed to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins in food. Eating some protein whether meat, poultry, yogurt or nuts, with your fruit will make you feel better longer.
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2014, 01:44 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Park Drive Bar/Grill Los Angeles
Posts: 9,631
How about simply walking a couple of miles every day instead?
__________________

__________________
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
health, healthy

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.