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What foods or ingredients do you try to limit or avoid in your diet to eat healthier? (Page 3)


Added salt
11% (148 votes)
Added sugars
17% (231 votes)
Saturated fat
11% (149 votes)
Processed foods
39% (542 votes)
Red meat
7% (97 votes)
Alcohol
3% (44 votes)
Refined grains
6% (86 votes)
Other, I'll explain in the comments
7% (103 votes)
Total votes: 1400

207 comments

Anonymous wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

If it comes in a package I

If it comes in a package I don't need it. I make everything from scratch- no mixes, no frozen crud, no prepackaged junk. I even have a girlfriend who mills flour for me. I believe in whole foods and clean eating. I'm incredibly lucky to have an outstanding farmers market near me that enables this kind of diet.

 
Natasha_254 wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Dairy, gluten, sugar,

Dairy, gluten, sugar, processed foods, and any foods that show up on my sensitivity tests.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

I try to limit processed

I try to limit processed foods and stay out of the middle isles at the grocery store.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Sugar,wheat, sodas,all

Sugar,wheat, sodas,all processed food. I eat vegetables,fruit, nuts,and some protein.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Sugar! Especially, since I'm

Sugar! Especially, since I'm a recent cancer survivor. Cancer loves sugar!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

I limit sugar, carbs and

I limit sugar, carbs and white flour products due to diabetes

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Anything with a face, dairy,

Anything with a face, dairy, eggs. Kathy

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

I have replaced soda with tea

I have replaced soda with tea and water, I only use a small amount of salt when cooking, and never add it again.

 
stanley_14 wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Try to limit red meat and

Try to limit red meat and avoid fatty meat and chicken skins. Limit sugar intake as well.

 
Joeann wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

I limit or avoid sugar and

I limit or avoid sugar and any processed foods.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

I have dropped sodas from my

I have dropped sodas from my diet.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

I avoid Processed foods,

I avoid Processed foods, cheese, whipped cream, chocolates(to an extent).

 
sumaira_4 wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

i am trying to limit my fat

i am trying to limit my fat and sugar intake but dont know how to make food delicious without these

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

salt, trans fats, salt,

salt, trans fats, salt, cholesterol, salt, processed food and (did I mention?...) salt.
If I can't find a Nutrition Facts list for a recipe, I'll ignore the recipe and
forever leave the associated website.

f. harvey,
walnut creek, ca

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

I try to limit saturated

I try to limit saturated Fat, salt, Red meat, processed foods, white bread,

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

I try to limit saturated

I try to limit saturated Fat, salt, Red meat, processed foods, white bread,

 
jenjen wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

@Adelaide_4 Can you eat

@Adelaide_4
Can you eat fish?
What about some roast salmon with a mixed bean stew? (mix of kidney, black eye bean and aduki beans)
Or a roasted sweet potato(cut in half) brushed with pesto a toppoed with diced roasted peppers?

 
kamilla wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

i am trying to stop eatin

i am trying to stop eatin foods that are unhealthy for me my mum my baby sister and nan because i am only 11 and people take the mick out of me

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Salt and bacon John

Salt and bacon
John

 
Adelaide_4 wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

I have a unique eating

I have a unique eating problem and have to avoid: eggs, turkey; milk; pork; nuts: tomatoes; ALL GRAINS; it is difficult to find any recipes without any of the above in some way. Any help would be appreciated.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Processed foods,sugar,fried

Processed foods,sugar,fried foods and I limit beef

 
Joe_235 wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

I avoid processed foods also

I avoid processed foods also I am on a low carb diet because of diabetes. I cook at home and use herbs as seasonings. I feel much better also.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

Limit my carbs. Eat lots of

Limit my carbs. Eat lots of fruits an veggies, Limited red meat, no soda pop, But I eat everything else in moderation.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I try to avoid/omit bread

I try to avoid/omit bread that is not made from whole grain, sugar, and processed foods.

Ethel_20 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I actually try to limit most

I actually try to limit most of the things on that list but for both my husband and myself sugars are number 1 on our list of ''adding less" as we are both diabetic. He is on insulin already but so far I've been fortunate to be able to control mine with diet. I add very little salt to things I cook as I also have high BP and we are fortunate to have a couple very generous hunters in our neighborhood who have graciously supplied us with enough of the best of red meats - venison - to last most of the year. We grow as much of our own fresh food as we have room for on our small city lot and are slowly converting most of our yard space into raised garden beds for food, flowers and herbs for seasoning and teas.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Gluten (found in wheat, rye,

Gluten (found in wheat, rye, and barley) is out at our house. My daughter has severe ADHD and I have arthritis. Both of us feel better without gluten. I admit, we do miss certain foods, but I am experimenting in the kitchen to find replacements.

 
LuAnn Flatau wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I wish I could have clicked

I wish I could have clicked multiple responses. I have diabetes, so I try to avoid almost everything on the list!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

High fructose corn syrup

High fructose corn syrup

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

processed foods, I also avoid

processed foods, I also avoid meat of any kind (from the supermarkets) i buy them from butchers, I avoid high in fat diary products , white bread of any kind, everithing with high sugar content, and everithing that contains more than 2 E-s

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

dairy, and (regular) breads.

dairy, and (regular) breads. worst thing for me! (i naturally don't eat meats and processed food)

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Processed food, sugar,

Processed food, sugar, grains.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Gluten,white sugar, MSG,milk

Gluten,white sugar, MSG,milk and ice cream

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

#1 is processed foods.

#1 is processed foods. Chemicals, artificial flavors, too much crap (including ambiguous and misleading "natural flavors"). I avoid as much as humanly possible.

#2 is added sugar in just about any form. I use as sparingly as possible.

Everything else, I go for moderation. I don't believe any of them are too bad, in reasonable, moderate quantities. Now, if you're eating a cow a day...smothered in salt...and butter...on Wonder Bread...that's something else entirely.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Processed foods, definitely,

Processed foods, definitely, plus extra sodium in any thing. I prefer to use herbs and spices!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Except for bison, I avoid all

Except for bison, I avoid all red meat and all of the other items on the list. I also do not eat peanuts, soy, dairy, gluten, refined white sugar and artificial sweeteners.

 
Tracey_242 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

pre-packed, pre-prepared,

pre-packed, pre-prepared, pre-cooked and pastries I avoid as much as possible, although I love pastry and a good pie, it doesn't love me (alot of p's!)

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

dairy and any kind of

dairy and any kind of bread.
- evie9405

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Chemicals should be first on

Chemicals should be first on the list - things like msg, aspartame, and other artificial sweeteners and flavors...

 
Stacey_172 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

We eat vegan almost

We eat vegan almost exclusively try to avoid all of the foods listed.

 
Arlene_100 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Wheat products

Wheat products

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Breads

Breads

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I avoid adding salt but never

I avoid adding salt but never use processed food. Cook from scratch.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I try to avoid fried foods

I try to avoid fried foods and processes complete frozen foods

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

We limit sugar, salt, meat,

We limit sugar, salt, meat, dairy , bread and sweets
Margaret 71

 
Cheryl_701 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I avoid any fried foods

I avoid any fried foods unless I cook it myself, like in EVOO

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Dairy and meats. I find that

Dairy and meats. I find that I swell and slow down.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I just stick to my macros,

I just stick to my macros, period. no need to feel deprived; life is meant to be lived and enjoyed. food is not supposed to be some difficult obsession. as long as you keep your calories in less than the calories you spend, i say, have your mac and cheese AND your ice cream!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I never drink milk, due to

I never drink milk, due to all the hormones and antibiotics that come with it. I eat no red meat. No added salt. I NEVER consume chemical poisons such as artificial sweeteners. Limited consumption of cheeses. I do not drink soft drinks, prefer water or sometimes fruit juices with no added sugar. Do not
use canned foods - loaded with salt and always over-cooked. I seldom use sugar.

Yvonne

 
joseyk18 wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

High fructose corn syrup,

High fructose corn syrup, fried foods

 
lorraine_174 wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

i try and avoid sugar n carbs

i try and avoid sugar n carbs

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