No soda/juices, no fried foods, heavy on the fruit and veggies, no nuts/nut butters/oils, and limit dining out.
04/05/2013 - 3:01pm
We avoid milk, eggs, peas, rye, peanuts, tree nuts, sunflower, lentils and soy (to some extent). Our son has multiple and life-threatening food allergies and as a result-- the whole household is on a modified diet. It serves us well, we eat a lot healthier. We read every label three times over and with that said we started paying a lot of attention to other ingredients such as sodium, food coloring, and any mystery ingredients such as brominated vegetable oil (so unhealthy!). EatingWell is a great source of healthy recipes with few simple ingredients. We love it.
04/04/2013 - 9:45pm
Processed food if I use them I have to drain the liquid off and rinse to clear because of sodium.
I am diabetic so sugar is cut real low for me, also certain carbs especially simple. The complex carbs is easier to get along in recipes with. My hardest thing to deal with is I love potato chips so have to make sure to have something else around.
04/04/2013 - 12:09pm
High fructose corn syrup and MSG! MSG can be hidden under a variety of names including spices. If ingredients don't list (ie. Parsley, oregano, garlic ) and only states spices probably msg. My body reacts badly if I accidentally ingest this crap-can send me running to the bathroom in 30 to 45 min. or total body inflammation hours later or next day. Not sure which one does what but many times they are together. They are toxins, neuroexciters, and cause inflammation. It is a shame that our government makes it so hard to stay healthy. Anything for a buck, Buy local, buy fresh!
04/04/2013 - 11:53am
I have been enjoying a vegan and gluten-free diet for the last two months. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and grains. I feel so much more energetic and have lost 20+ lbs. Tried some prepackaged vegan and gluten-free foods but not worth the bother.
04/03/2013 - 6:17pm
I avoid anything processed, white rice, pasta and potatoes. Only eat lean meats and use oils approved by the heart foundation. Cook with salt but never add more than necessary. No added sugars and only drink water, green tea and rooibos. 5 small meals a day and a power snack 30 mins before I run. Best thing I ever did was remove alcohol, frozen goods and the added nonsense.
04/03/2013 - 1:00am
All meats, dairy, oils, processed foods, processed sugars. We eat plant-based with LOTS of veggies, fruits, legumes, whole grains and some nuts.
04/02/2013 - 10:07pm
No artificial sweeteners.
04/02/2013 - 8:35pm
High Fructose Corn Syrup-I believe this ingredient is not good for us at all-It is a chemical within this that causes us to want more of what we just ate. Don't eat a lot of red meat.
Stay away from table salt-eat less with sea salt. Processed foods-love bologna as a kid -try real hard to stay away from it as an adult -not good for us. Really anything processed is not good. ALL NATURAL.VEGGIES, FRUITS LOVE THEM
04/02/2013 - 9:46am
I live in France (Paris region) and the one most important thing I've learned to stay away from is Genetically Modified Foods. By French law it's not allowed to be grown anywhere in the country. All food companies, restaurants (even fast foods) and food groups are required by law to mention "non-GMF" on their products, processed or not. I also stay away from red meat (and meat in general), as well as saturated fats, added salt, added sugar and from all processed foods. I buy my food completely natural at open (outdoor) markets, good supermarkets and organic suppliers, prepare and cook it in a stove (no microwave). The best and healthiest way to prepare a meal is in the Mediterranean style. When I travel, especially to the US, I prefer vegetarian style meals to be sure I'm not absorbing unnecessary "additives" and/or extras.