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What foods or ingredients do you try to limit or avoid in your diet to eat healthier? (Page 1)


Added salt
11% (147 votes)
Added sugars
16% (228 votes)
Saturated fat
11% (148 votes)
Processed foods
39% (541 votes)
Red meat
7% (97 votes)
Alcohol
3% (44 votes)
Refined grains
6% (85 votes)
Other, I'll explain in the comments
7% (102 votes)
Total votes: 1392

207 comments

 
flj_mear wrote 1 year 8 weeks ago

By eliminating added salt, I

By eliminating added salt, I have effectively eliminated the process foods, sugars, fats, etc. I have found my weight and blood pressure are well managed with a healthy diet.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 8 weeks ago

NO MEAT OR DAIRY PRODUCTS

NO MEAT OR DAIRY PRODUCTS

Anonymous wrote 1 year 8 weeks ago

No artificial sweeteners

No artificial sweeteners

 
Carla Ransom wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

I am allergic to the table

I am allergic to the table salt so I use the sea salt in place of it and it works fine for me but I only season it in my cooking never in what I eat after I have done or finished cooking. I have changed to EVO in cooking most the time and I watch what I use in most of the recipes that call for an oil to be used in the batter like cakes and other things. When working with those I substitute a vegetable oil or a corn oil that has a very good looking per centage of no fat or the lowest possible. Cholesterol and carbohydrates also need to be 0% or at their lowest before I will buy it. I don't buy sugar cereals unless I eat it without milk and use them for a snack for me, which works great. When eating cereal I don't add sugar to it and try not to waste the milk left in the bowl.
I have lost 55 pounds just by eating vegetables and trying to keep fruits in my diet, I also make a lot of things from homemade so I know what goes in them. I still have few more pounds to go but its ok I need to work on it more and get my meals in order more.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

I try to limit everything on

I try to limit everything on that list!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Calories!

Calories!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Dairy, gluten, acidy foods

Dairy, gluten, acidy foods

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

processed; gmo; blz sprayed;

processed; gmo; blz sprayed; sugar; high fat content as a matter of course in today's world

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

GMO, high fructose corn syrup

GMO, high fructose corn syrup and sugar, canned/prossed foods, frying, beign a Mexican mom i could get hard but not impossible! Went from 152 lbs. to 120 lbs. in 4 months just getting serious about it and cutting down on all those ingredients specially Knorr's chicken bullion that us Mexicans use in almost everything!!

 
Dolores_66 wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Less Salt and less wheat

Less Salt and less wheat

 
RJ_5 wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

I limit or eliminate all of

I limit or eliminate all of the listed items when preparing food for my family, friends, and co-workers. I feel lucky to have such a huge selection of choices, but am concerned about the safety of our food supply. GMO's sneaked into the food, contamination of food in growing, harvesting, transport and sales, poisons in the soil and water, shrinking supplies of sustainable fish--seems like bad news of some kind every day. I am grateful for local sources of food I can trust, and for my garden.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

Carbs, especially processed

Carbs, especially processed carbs like white flour and white sugar. I am trying to eat more vegetables along with protein and cut out the carbs as much as possible.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

I avoid excess salt and fat

I avoid excess salt and fat for my husband (and myself too). I avoid excess sugars for myself. We use mostly fresh or frozen ingredients - organic whenever possible. I make most of our bread too in order to avoid a lot of preservatives. I try as much as I can to buy local but it is difficult even when shifting meals for seasonal reasons.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Any think White, Pasta,Bread,

Any think White, Pasta,Bread, Sugar, junk foods. I also found a great Metabolic cookbook to help loss the body fat and increase your metabolic rate just by eating the right foods, visit my site weightlossfitness.info.

 
Laurie_422 wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

I have acid reflux. I have

I have acid reflux. I have been able to control it by limiting my intake of citric acid.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

What most people don't

What most people don't realize is that a few decades ago people became so concerned about fats and calories that major companies reduced those significantly in foods. So, what they did to compensate is add sugar, sugar and more sugar. All one sees on packages is, "0 trans fats", low calories, etc but you very little if anything about the milligrams of sugar in packaging. Yet, this latest generation is developing obesity and diabetes at an alarming rate. So WHY are so many recipes, even on this website still full of processed sugar?

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

All animal products from Dr.

All animal products from Dr. Neal Bernard's books.
Chris Young

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

White flour, sugar, and

White flour, sugar, and alcohol.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Healthy living starts w

Healthy living starts w eating healthy we all agree. I enjoy my vegetables, fruits , water w minimal desserts. I lost n gain some weight n sometimes it feels really frustrating when u think u are doing the right thing yet, the weight keeps coming back. I think my problem is the white rice. My hope is to cut on it as from now . Am happy bu will be more happier if i shade off more pounds. Any suggestions.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

I try not to eat: Processed

I try not to eat: Processed foods, High fructose GMO - Corn Syrup, GMO Corn (70%) of all corn products on the market, produced with seeds are ready to be sprayed with roundup!!! "Round-up ready seed"! How exciting!!! I want Non-GMO corn that only needs mulch and spray on BT, that is safe for human and animal consumption.

~ Ellen L of Dudley, MA

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Magnesium stearate found in

Magnesium stearate found in almost every supplement available. If you take enough supplements, this can really take it's toll = memory loss = this, more supplements to accomodate for memory loss. Pure encapsulations/ Life extension Products/ Dr. Mersola, all on the right track...

Eat as organic as possible. Get that little garden growing :-) Buy from local farmers and farmers markets!

Ellen L. ~ Dudley, MA

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Trying to limit fried meats.

Trying to limit fried meats. I live in Brazil where the diet of rice and beans and fried meat with a veggie or two (prepared with garlic sauteed in soy oil) is the norm. I have to make a conscious effort to limit the rice and prepare more "American style" salads with all these wonderful veggies available.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

I TRY TO LIMIT SUGAR BUT IT

I TRY TO LIMIT SUGAR BUT IT IS HARD BECAUSE I AM CONSTANTLY ON THE RUN WITH BASKETBALL AND SOFTBALLL THAT I CANT DO IT ALL OF THE TIME

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

No any kind of meat, except

No any kind of meat, except fish
No salt, oil, msg, sugar, starchy food, white or brown
Rice, grain and wheat bread
No can foods
No salad dressing ( fats, soduim & cholesterol )

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

I use little salt, no fats,

I use little salt, no fats, no processed food, sodas, white bread.

I use olive oil in small quantity, low fat milk, low fat cheese.

I never liked desserts, so I don;t have any problem not having sweets, but I eat lot of fruits, watermelon, papaya, apples, oranges. Eat lot of vegetables like carrrots, tomatoes, celery, spinach, zucchini.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Sugar, processed foods. :)

Sugar, processed foods. :)

 
Kim Jones_1 wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

I have adopted the

I have adopted the Nutritarian life style recommended by Dr. Joel Furhman's Eat to Live. I have lost 30 lbs, feel fantastic - lots of amazing energy!!! Over 90% of my daily diet is comprised of vegetables and fruits. I also eat nuts, seeds. Very little grains - absolutely NO WHEAT, very little dairy, and no red meat at all. Not quite a strict vegetarian or vegan, but something in between. It works for me. I also exercise for 2 hours per day every day - usually walking 8-10 miles. I love the Nutritarian life style - it works for me!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Soy firstly, and any corn

Soy firstly, and any corn products, sugar , any meat that has been fed gmo or corn products, fast food, and I eat very little gluten. Lost 15 lbs in a month!

lidia_20 wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Fat and sugar

Fat and sugar

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

processed foods

processed foods

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

The only liquid I drink is

The only liquid I drink is water. It can make a signifigant difference.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Simple carbs, refined and

Simple carbs, refined and over-processed foods. I try to eat as much whole, organic, non-GMO food as possible!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

I basically followed the

I basically followed the diabetic diet but overate and did the seesaw bit for years, lost and regained the weight many times over. When a co-worker commented that she thought I was losing weight, I decided to actually do something about it. The only items I cut out were fried foods and rich desserts - and didn't feel obliged to empty my plate!!!! The first six months I lost 60 lbs, and the 2nd six months I lost approx. 30-40 lbs. In the following years I would lose some and then hit a plateau. Now ten years have gone by and I have lost a total of 170 lbs. and have never gained any of it back. In the past year and a half I have remained within two lbs. of my goal. Although due to health problem and old age I didn't regain my figure as I'm unable to exercise other than walk on a fairly regular basis, but I eat more natural foods and am content with the fact that I'm eating a healthier and more balanced diet and including more fibres.

Anonymous

 
sarah_1825 wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Soya products! Not really

Soya products! Not really good for you at all.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Fat,sugar all the foods that

Fat,sugar all the foods that the store have on sale always junk!!!!!!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Fat,sugar all the foods that

Fat,sugar all the foods that the store have on sale always junk!!!!!!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 10 weeks ago

Meat, high fat foods,

Meat, high fat foods, processed food, foods with transfats, try to monitor over abundance of overprocessed grains

 
Jessica_321 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Soda or pop especially Coke.

Soda or pop especially Coke. Plus any sugar. I'm addicted.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

i keep away from nything

i keep away from nything carbohydrate except for low carbo vegetables, one slice 100% whole wheat bread
and of course fast food, deserts, fruit except for an occasional green apple. A very occasional dietetic ice cream (t0hey are terrible where I live), a teaspoon full of someone else;s dessert,etc. No beans, lentils, pasta, etc. It;s hard but doable, if necessary.
norma

Anonymous wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

I avoid fried foods mostly

I avoid fried foods mostly because of my IBS. I like them, but they don't like me. I have to eat mostly bland diets. I don't need to add sugar to my shredded wheat if I add a small can of fruit cocktail and/or a banana. I eat a lot of chicken and fish and avoid red meats like steak. Eventually, I'll avoid the fried chicken and prepare skinless chicken, baked or boiled in a stew mixed with frozen veggies and an onion. Adding brocoli and asparagus for cancer fighters.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I've been outdoors climbing mountains on strenuous rugged trails. It's rough for us folks over 65, but more folks of all ages are met on the mountain trails. I met a 76 year-old woman on her monthly climb on Table Rock Mountain Trail in upstate South Carolina near the North Carolina state line. North and South Carolina share a large wilderness area with many long hiking trails (the Foothills Trail is 76 miles long) and plenty of hikers out running off weight.

 
Frederick_10 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

I Avoid All Additives That

I Avoid All Additives That Could Or Would Cause Any Health Problems What-so-ever.

 
Francoise_5 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

After reading the comments

After reading the comments already given, I would say: "all the above!", however, when you've decided that you want to eat well and loose weight, you're best starting with your portion size, whilst increasing green vegetables/salad (as it fills a plate with smaller amount of calories). Sugar is the killer... very addictive stuff... Also, make sure that you do eat through the day (not fast food, not sweets)... stick to a small but high fibre breakfast, (juicing a great way to achieve that), a mid morning snack: rice cake with low cal. topping, a fruit, or a home made juice. Then if you're able, a lunch with protein... don't forget your afternoon snack again and a light dinner... with winter just around the corner: home made soups are great! And don't forget water... first thing in the morning, last at night and heaps through the day. Remember! thirst can be mistaken for hunger.

 
Marietjie_8 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR RECIPIES!!! THEY ARE AMAZING! YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!!

 
Christie_125 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Avoid any refined, processed

Avoid any refined, processed foods, white flour, margarine, sugar. Drink raw whole milk and organic butter and eggs. Grass fed organic poultry and beef. Whole grains, like quinoa, coconut oil for cooking.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

All of the above plus complex

All of the above plus complex carbs, and limiting portion size.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Portion size! The key more

Portion size! The key more than any type of food to keep yourself healthy! Smaller portions mean less weight gain and generally better health. Remember... you can try all the snake oil in America to lose weight but the ONLY way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume. So reduce your portion size to get on the road to healthy eating!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

Soy protein isolate!

Soy protein isolate!

 
Cheryl_862 wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

All meat. Cutting out a great

All meat. Cutting out a great deal of processed foods. Eating out only 1x each week. Cooking at home with whole foods, non-pesticide farmers market fruits and veg.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 11 weeks ago

I avoid eating fried food,

I avoid eating fried food, soda, salt and overly processed food. I'm a sugaraholic and really need to work on cutting out sweet snacks.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

All MSG and related

All MSG and related ingredients to monosodium glutamate.
Symptoms include rapid heartbeat, affects eye site, can not function.
All total complete body affect.

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