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What foods or ingredients do you try to limit or avoid in your diet to eat healthier?


Added salt
11% (152 votes)
Added sugars
17% (237 votes)
Saturated fat
11% (152 votes)
Processed foods
39% (552 votes)
Red meat
7% (97 votes)
Alcohol
3% (45 votes)
Refined grains
6% (88 votes)
Other, I'll explain in the comments
7% (106 votes)
Total votes: 1429

207 comments

 
Terrie_31 wrote 42 weeks 6 days ago

I limit or avoid all of the

I limit or avoid all of the foods/additives in your list.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

We do noteat white foods,

We do noteat white foods, pasta, potatoes, etc. we also watch the carb numbers and sodium.

 
Tatiana_44 wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Usually I avoid all of them.

Usually I avoid all of them.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

I learned how to cook food

I learned how to cook food from different cutures. The cooking styles and new spices took the craving of fried and salted food out of the home. Two years now and still not using salt or frying in the home. The desire to try new food also has cut out fast food take out and buying processed food. Just made Moroccan chicken with dates and olives. Look for the recipe, it was wonderful!!! Peace

Anonymous wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Thing likes chips and soda

Thing likes chips and soda

 
Susan_2267 wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Saturated fats - substituted

Saturated fats - substituted with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, unsalted butter in moderation.
Beef and Pork - substituted with fish, chicken, beans and other protein products.
I eat more vegetables and fruits since I started using the NutriBullet. Also, for acid in the digestive system, Apple Cider Vinegar with honey or Agave Gluten free syrup for sweetner.
Avoid all artificial sweetners-use the raw sugar, not refined.
Limit salt to 2,000 mg or less a day.
Drink green tea with Hibiscus for healthy blood pressure.
Eliminate High Fructose Corn Syrup and gluten in foods when possible.
The list goes on and on as I learn more from the Dr. Oz programs.

 
Francisco_19 wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Foods with high glycemic

Foods with high glycemic index

 
lou_79 wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

i avoid sweeteners and sodium

i avoid sweeteners and sodium extremely high b/p and weight problems

 
lmbajec wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Trying to follow a

Trying to follow a plant-based diet.

Valerie Haym wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

I avoid all them. I also

I avoid all them. I also avoid gluten and sweeteners. Raw honey is a good alternative.A lot of the sweeteners cause digestive problems.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

I think we shoul take a

I think we shoul take a balanced diet with lesser carb.Fresh fruits should be preferred over juices

Anonymous wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Anonymous wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

it was good other people

it was good other people should try to make it

Anonymous wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Eliminate meat. I'm surprised

Eliminate meat. I'm surprised to see that has not been mentioned.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

I don't eat any man made

I don't eat any man made carbs, sugar, meat, processed foods, normal milk, processed fats or oils, no soda, energy drinks, juice. All of the sugary and carb food makes me out of control and fat.

- www.facebook.com/slimbirdy

Anonymous wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Decrease amount of: 1.

Decrease amount of:

1. Saturated fat
2. Processed food
3. Refined grains

But I limit my consumption of them all roughly the same. The refined grains are something I've always eaten little of, so it's not as much on my mind. Same goes for salt and sugar, with the exception of a rare serving of sorbet. I never drink, so that isn't a problem, and I generally don't eat more than 1/4 cup red meat a day. But I think every option on the poll is very important, and I would have chooses most of them if I could have. Follow a balanced, wholesome diet-- live well!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

I am a subscriber. I tried

I am a subscriber. I tried to download the potluck recipes. Apparently you have a password of which I am unaware. I will NOT go to facebook to access this information, nor will I renew my subscription if this is the way you work. I value my privacy and had hoped you did also. Joan Bodkin

Anonymous wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

We have cut processed foods

We have cut processed foods from our diet (my husbands endocrinologist is elated). We also try to avoid anything with high sodium, high in saturated fats and high sugar content.

 
Marianne_146 wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

I don't TRY, I DO avoid them

I don't TRY, I DO avoid them all including dairy.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

SALT.......There is no reason

SALT.......There is no reason for so much salt to be in everything we buy.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

Avoid unnecessary Sugar.

Avoid unnecessary Sugar. Avoid Artificial Sweeteners. Avoid Sodas. Drink water and unsweetened tea and coffee. Instead of buying an iced latte, buy an iced black coffee and add just low fat or fat free milk or half and half or don't add any. If you like half and half or heavy creams for coffee, pasta sauces or gravy, try fat free half and half, extra creamy from Land O Lake. Eat any veggies and fruits that you can. Frozen, canned, whatever. Just do it! :-) Ooohhh...and skip white bread. Get one with lots of grains. Makes amazing sandwiches, toasted or cold. If you want a good meal but not a lot of fat and calories, make a TOASTED/panini sandwich (I use my George Foreman Grill). Toasting makes a big difference when it comes to having a good sandwich or a great sandwich for a meal! Add some pickles and roasted veggies on the side for some good sidekicks.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

mostly avoid deep fried

mostly avoid deep fried food,and food with fats

Anonymous wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

Fried foods,refined

Fried foods,refined sugars,white flours,white rice and white potatoes..and junk foods!!discipline is very important to live healthy and before u know it it's second nature.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

I watch sodium content as

I watch sodium content as that was recommended since I have Meniere's Syndrome, and at age 86, I'm doing better.,,,,,

Anonymous wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

I have diagnosed Celaic

I have diagnosed Celaic Disease so I do not eat foods containing Gluten

louloud37 wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

I try to avoid processed

I try to avoid processed foods, reducing carbs, less salt, less sugar..One really has to think about what we are eating, it's a full time job ,but feel better when I accomplish these tasks!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

Simple caabohydrates act like

Simple caabohydrates act like a drug to me: they make me want more and more and more. So I try to avoid them.

 
Sharon_71 wrote 1 year 28 weeks ago

We have to monitor vitamin K

We have to monitor vitamin K (green leafy vegetables) due to heart valve replacement.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

soda

soda

Anonymous wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Sugar and empty calories

Sugar and empty calories found in white carbs like white flour, white rice, and white potatoes.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

High Fructose Corn Syrup,

High Fructose Corn Syrup, processed meats with sodium nitrites and nitrates, hydrogenated oils

 
mary_2225 wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

High Fructose Corn Syrup!!!!!

High Fructose Corn Syrup!!!!!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

Not enough emphasis in food

Not enough emphasis in food industry on reducing carbohydrate content (white flour, white sugar - highly refined) and increasing awareness of gluten intolerance. I put the blame squarely on Monsanto who spends billions of dollars to put GMO grains in our food chain. It's shameful.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

I've recently been striving

I've recently been striving for a fresher diet.....skipping deep fat fried foods....sugars, and eating too many carbs. . I've also been avoiding processed foods. Seems to agree with me as I'm dropping pounds much more easily.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

High fructose corn syrup, all

High fructose corn syrup, all hydrogenated oils and processed meats with sodium nitrates or nitrites. I also avoid added and artificial sugar, limit salt, avoid saturated fat when possible and replace most processed foods with clean, close to the farm foods! It isn't easy but I do my best !

Anonymous wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

living in the south it is

living in the south it is very hard to stay away from fried foods, such as fried chicken or french fries

Anonymous wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

I have celiac disease so MUST

I have celiac disease so MUST avoid all products containing gluten.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

I try to limit myself on

I try to limit myself on butter and bread, and sweets, and take it easy on the snacks.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

I try equally to rule out

I try equally to rule out sugar, salt, saturated fats, and processed foods. Tough job!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Most importantly, foods I

Most importantly, foods I have sensitivities to, such as dairy, eggs and nuts. I eat rarely (less than once a week) red meat or poultry, corn, wheat and other cereal grains. I have cut back on sugar, salt and processed sauces. I eat only brown rice at home--I wish more restaurants offered it instead of white rice.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

All of the above

All of the above

 
Cherry_29 wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

processed meat &

processed meat & rice...cautious intakes

Anonymous wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Added sugar, salt,

Added sugar, salt, redmeat,white flour, refined grains,red meat,bakery stuff,

Anonymous wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

My Parkinsonism was caused by

My Parkinsonism was caused by Canola Oil. I began to cripple at 6 years old, paralyzed at 25, at 44 lost everything, my home, career & life was detroyed. Memory loss so severe I could not read or write. I got well by boycotting Canadian food because Health Canada's corruption is such that we have no right to know legislation on our food labels. A company can call "IT" vegetable oil, or not identify it at all. The brutality & torture I endured as a direct result of Canola Oil cannot fit in this short space. Rape seed is the source of Canola, it is a highly toxic weed. I got well at the age of 70 through food - not drugs & still boycotting all Canadian food. Canola oil was banned in the USA & Europe UNTIL 1994, because scientific evidance proved Rape alias CANOLA OIL by any name was causing the symptoms of my diease to animals that ate it. At 70 I went from death to dancing, crippled to skiing. But nothing can give me back the life I lost, my baby I lost, my home and career, winding up on the streets, retarded, left to die in a shack with less human rights than a dog. Crawling on my hands and knees, pain like being electrocuted through every molecule in my being, the sheer agony so great I tried to drive my car of a cliff, praying to die. Health Canada is corrupt on the take to Monsanto who in every sense of the word are sociopathic. Living with dying, the brutality & torture of what Canola oil did to me is simply horrendous. Now thanks to Health Canada & the FDA lifting the ban on (Rape seed oil) alias Canola, millions of children are in jeopardy of getting my disease. WHOSE CHILD WILL BE NEXT? Trudi Trahan-upchan

Anonymous wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

caffine and soda, should also

caffine and soda, should also be limited in diet

Anonymous wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Processed foods, sugar, white

Processed foods, sugar, white flour

Anonymous wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

Buy fruit and vegetables

Buy fruit and vegetables fresh or frozen. Do not buy pre-packaged items.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 30 weeks ago

I have cut out anything and

I have cut out anything and everything proccessed and genetically modified. Clean eating is the best!!

 
Catherine_555 wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

My basic bad is my love of

My basic bad is my love of good cheeses it is very, very difficult forms to give it up but it's not the healthiest food.

 
_24291 wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

I read every label on every

I read every label on every package to find out if the product has High Fructose Corn Syrup added. I have become very disappointed to find that this unnecessary and dangerous sugar substitute has even been added to old time favorites such as ketchup and relish, why? I will buy any brand that does not use this sweetener.

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