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What processed foods are you trying to avoid or have you cut out of your diet?


Packaged Cookies
15% (39 votes)
Packaged Crackers and Chips
11% (27 votes)
Canned Soup
6% (16 votes)
Seasoning Mixes
2% (6 votes)
Salad Dressings
5% (12 votes)
Boxed and Frozen Dinners
17% (42 votes)
Deli and Processed Meats
22% (55 votes)
Breakfast Cereals
5% (13 votes)
Frozen Desserts
4% (11 votes)
Sauces
2% (6 votes)
Other, I'll explain in the comments
10% (26 votes)
Total votes: 253

39 comments

nina.papaioannou wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

I try to avoid all the things

I try to avoid all the things mentioned in your list

Anonymous wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

I am trying to avoid cakes

I am trying to avoid cakes and pastries !!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

No MSG, no high fructose corn

No MSG, no high fructose corn syrup, no aspartame, no dyes, no GMO, no wheat, and other stuff I cannot think of right now that, when I look at the label I go "no way!"

Anonymous wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

I'm trying to cut soy from my

I'm trying to cut soy from my diet. It interacts badly with my medication, and I've found that when I eat a soy-free diet, I have more energy and my mood improves. For a while I thought I was gluten intolerant, but I discovered otherwise when I tried a couple of homemade high-gluten bread recipes, and it didn't trigger ANY of my symptoms. I talked to my doctor, and she suggested that I strip the soy from my diet, and it's been working so far.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

All of above and anything

All of above and anything with added sugar, white starchy foods. Have lost 20kg with Dukan diet and kept it off for a year and it has cured me of processed foods, high-carb starchy fillers like potatoes, and added cane sugar. Every aspect of my health has improved. Do eat bread but only a slice of wholegrain per day.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

All of the above AND MSG

All of the above AND MSG (look up its 50 names) Seasoning mixes are filled with it. Wheat and other grains except a little rice. Canned foods-dead and the can liner is bad. It is time consuming and involves a lot of planning, but home made is the best.

 
Jan_57 wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

I cook and bake everything

I cook and bake everything with fresh non-processed ingredients. I do not eat white foods such as sugar flour, potatoes and high-starch foods. I have lost 50 pounds and have been eating this way of life for 2.5 years and I am very healthy. I am 72 years old.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

Pretty much the entire list

Pretty much the entire list with the exception of deli meat. Deli turkey breast is such an easy lunch, it's still on my grocery list.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

Simply cannot, will not, and

Simply cannot, will not, and do not want to give up chocolate - got to die of something may as well be death by choccy

 
Natalie_216 wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

I am trying to buy foods with

I am trying to buy foods with only natural ingredients. Absolutely "NO" to modified starch, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils and artificial sweeteners!

 
Donna_750 wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

Margarine!

Margarine!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

milk another processed food

milk another processed food

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

All of the above. It's all

All of the above. It's all crap.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

avoiding all wheat products

avoiding all wheat products and anything with wheat gluten added which is almost all commercial prepared foods.. read the book wheat belly and give it a try..

panaman wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

I gave up all wheat and grain

I gave up all wheat and grain flours. The Wheat Belly diet. My blood glucose levels have never been better either!!

Sam_146 wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

I avoind junk food any thing

I avoind junk food any thing that is cooked in a kitched other than my home or a friends home. I have also cut out starch and artificial flavouring and spices. I only use fresh herbs that i have grown in my organic garden patch!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

All processed foods. Use

All processed foods. Use fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits. Cook from scratch and use organic or best food I can find and eat very little meat.

 
ED_52 wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

all of the above I have

all of the above I have eliminated. Takes much more time preparing and shopping but tastes much better...more like real food. And healthier. My kids like real foods better too.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

WHEAT!!!!

WHEAT!!!!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

Total chip addict.....trying

Total chip addict.....trying to stay away!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

I have stopped eating

I have stopped eating chocolate which i used to eat a least 2 pieces of everyday. When I shop if I can't pronounce the ingredient I shouldn't be eating it. My family we always made thing from scratch so I am making sure I do that too :)

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

Cutting way back on sugar and

Cutting way back on sugar and plain carbs. Trying to only buy organic and/or grass fed meat products when I serve meat. Organic dairy is a must have. Increasing veggies.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

Besides being gluten free,

Besides being gluten free, I'm dairy free, soy free, nut free, shell fish free. I've 'celiac sprue, and on warfaren.

 
Blanca_20 wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

All of the items listed! I

All of the items listed!
I make everything from scratch! I have been for the last 15 years. Use the best ingredients and I know what I am getting nutrition wise.
Blanca

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

OTHER: Got off sugar and

OTHER: Got off sugar and anything white

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

All processed foods!

All processed foods!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

What I'm trying to avoid is

What I'm trying to avoid is chocolaty deserts and other goods and junk food

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

Corn Syrup

Corn Syrup

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

Bologna & hot dogs & cold

Bologna & hot dogs & cold cuts. Sandwiches w/mayonnaise. I switched to less catchup & gradually added mustard instead. Now use mostly mustard.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

I have totally given up fast

I have totally given up fast foods. That is saying something for me because it used to be I couldn't pass a hamburger or chicken place without stopping for a snack.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

hydrogenated oils; high

hydrogenated oils; high fructose corn syrup; gmos; etc
basically : if I cannot pronounce it . . I don't consume it.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

Added sugar.

Added sugar.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

I have cut out wheat. Bread,

I have cut out wheat. Bread, pasta, cereal...I added flax seed meal to my diet & I have been able to maintain my weight without any other "dieting" plus I lowered my cholesterol.

 
kim_769 wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

We cut out: Seasoning mixes

We cut out:

Seasoning mixes (including any spice blend containing salt)
Packaged breakfast cereal
frozen meals, desserts
canned soups
canned tomatoes with added salt
flavored rice mixes
cooking stock containing added salt

Your survey only allows one selection!

 
corry_2 wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

I do not use any processed

I do not use any processed meats.
My breakfast cereal is rolled oats with oatbran daily. no sugar but 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and ground ginger.

Only have 2 to 3 small crackers with cheese daily. No other biscuits
o eat meat, fish, eggs, and make my own soups from scratch.

Loosing weight which is needed. So so far so good. Corry

Anonymous wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

I'm trying to cut out ALL

I'm trying to cut out ALL (well, as many as possible, which is nearly all) canned (in cans) products.

 
decarol wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

I given up soft drinks about

I given up soft drinks about 5years ago, also fast foods and all can goods, and white sugar, we use agave only in coffee.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

All processed foods

All processed foods

Carolyn_285 wrote 1 year 46 weeks ago

Processed foods have been in

Processed foods have been in the media so much of late that I really feel guilty eating any of them. They are truely unhealthy. I have learned that for the price of one processed package of any food I can make three meals if I cook for myself. The saving alone is a good reason to eat fresh.

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