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3 food rules you should steal from the world’s healthiest diet

By Carolyn Malcoun, February 18, 2010 - 11:47am

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Carolyn asks: What food “rules” do you follow to stay healthy?

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I make all in one white sauce using olive oil, flour and milk for lasagnes etc

Anonymous

02/04/2013 - 3:41am

No self-respecting person is going to eat a lot of beans. I'm sorry.

Anonymous

10/17/2010 - 10:39pm

I'm Italian and I can't imagine any authentic Italian meal that includes whole wheat pasta! Yuck!

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 4:45pm

I'm Italian and I can't imagine any authentic Italian meal that includes whole wheat pasta! Yuck!

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 4:45pm

Easy. Lactovegetarian.

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 2:42pm

Im curious about one of the recommendations that has been made. Displace meat for protein from other plants...This advice seems to contradict what your colleague wrote about meat and lean meats in particular where its okay to eat lean meat because of the health benefits you receive.
http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/bad_foods_you_should_be_eating?page=4&utm_source=YahooBlog_Nicci_FoodMyths_091610

I understand it could be a matter of perspective, but is it perspective or health advice? What another colleague in this magazine wrote was the objective of this publication was to "debunk myths and the contradictory information available". This is one of the reasons I was very interested in reading articles in this magazine but the same issues seem to apply - contradictory heath information. What actually IS good for you, what's a myth, and what's a personal preference. If it's a preference or an alternative for *better* reasons, such as beans over meat, I think it would be useful to say why you'd pick one source over another particularly when in the same issue, the exact opposite information is given.

Would be very interested in getting your perspective.

Anonymous

09/26/2010 - 2:32pm

I have 4 to 5 servings of fresh fruits a day, and 2 to 3 servings of vegitables a day, mostly i have lean meat, chicken, lean pork, lean beef, and twice or three times of liver a month, beans 1 or twice a week, and tofu once or twice a week, egg with omega 3 once a day,milk (skim, with omega 3) and soya milk daily. I consider that i have enough healthy intake of vitamins, minerals, protein etc, I do know that I consume too much of the food sometimes that it is not easy for me to lose 10 lbs, I am currently working on 1500 cal daily diet, I read your recepie, am delighted, will follow, cut down my portion of meal, i don't usually take snack, and don't get hungry between lunch and dinner which is lucky. I usually do exercises -aquafit three times per week, walk daily, but recently, I have developed some knee problem, and get terrible cold, and being so busy, that i did not go aquafit more than once a week, I already have two weeks not going to the pool, i miss there so much , not only the pool but alse the friends that i met there, hopefuly , nextweek after i have my MRI done on the monday, and long apointment on the tuesday, and take mother to the blood test on wednesday, busy schedule on the thursday, I hope that i can show up in the pool later to have regular exercises, and hopefuly the mri result will be known by that time, and shall inform my orthopaedic doctor for next apointment, to see what would have to be done, i hope something good would happen. I like your pictures of the foods, and portions for 1500 calories, that i could easily have an idea of planning my daily meal. thanks from YiNa

Anonymous

07/25/2010 - 4:10pm

I care about what I put in my mouth. Is it something that is healthy and useful for my body and not just something filling and available. It is not always easy to eat the way we should but I think about what I eat and stop eating before I am full. Always carry healthy snacks with you so your not tempted.

Anonymous

06/03/2010 - 9:34pm

I got lucky!: this works for me! Really understanding simple things did the work -
(after years of chasing fads)
1.Fit For life - (Harvey Diamond)
2.Dr. Batmanghelidg's books on Water! (whew! being fully hydrated, and knowing what water is to the body, has really made a 2000% ongoing difference!)
3.Al Carter's Book (orig) - The Miracles of Rebound Exercise -This explains Why it works, and how it affects
your body and lymph (immune) system - not a just"here'w how to jump!" Beautiful book!
All three of these answered every question I had, and what I didn't even think to wonder about!
I also walk, and I cook my own food - I also discovered I LOVED veggies, after 50 years -(still eat meat a bit but why clog! Now I enjoy all of it . Knowledge was the key for me. And SIMPLE - vs complicated.
J.Tavernier

Anonymous

04/28/2010 - 6:23pm

In Janurary we changed our diet completely. Our goal is to eat 30 grams of fiber a day. We eat nut butters,crisp breads,nuts, beans,non fat dairy products,lean meats olive and avacado oils, and lots of dark colored vagetables. I have to brag, we have lost 30 lbs,dropped our total cholesterol by 100 points and brought our A1C down to 5.6 ! My husband is 59 and I'm 53. Our #1 rule is to eat healthy for the rest of our lives.

sjhyland

04/14/2010 - 11:26pm

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