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I think restrictive diets are BS

March 24, 2021 04:10AM
I think people too often want some magic bullet and the "NEVER eat X" diets help simplify something that isn't simple. I think basically because there's not much money to be had in saying "east a common sense, balanced diet."

My general philosophy is to watch sugar, salt and fat. Note that is NOT never eat sugar, salt or fat. Carbs are not bad for you- potatoes, (brown) rice, pasta, oatmeal all in moderation. Doritos and Chips Ahoy? Bad for you carbs...

Limit how much (mostly white, processed) sugar you get. Don't use it in coffee- use something like honey, for example. Ditch soda (even diet) for sure. But there's sugar in bananas, tomatoes, apples, oranges, etc. Fine....

Good cooking needs salt but add it yourself. Don't by the processed stuff with sodium through the roof. If you have something like high blood pressure limit it somewhat more.

Limit fats from things like butter and stick to using healthy oils. A good olive oil is your friend.

Etc. And if you have pizza on a Friday night? Great. Enjoy. Don't have another the next day or even next week.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2021 04:12AM by LMU93.

  OK....Low / no Carb diets SUCK!!! LOL

Ramgator61March 20, 2021 07:04AM

  Re: OK....Low / no Carb diets SUCK!!! LOL

MamaRAMa27March 20, 2021 07:16AM

  I'll be honest, I have not checked real hard into that.

Ramgator28March 20, 2021 10:31AM

  Low-Carb Pizza

MamaRAMa32March 20, 2021 10:43AM

  Thanks! Have been to Vinny's

Ramgator24March 20, 2021 10:56AM

  Carbs are the devil...

sstrams31March 20, 2021 08:00AM

  It can certainly be a challenge...

Atlantic Ram32March 20, 2021 09:24AM

  SST and Atlantic...Has it lowered your A1C?

Ramgator28March 20, 2021 10:27AM

  I have no idea..

sstrams17March 20, 2021 11:06AM

  Well it's not been brought up

Atlantic Ram29March 20, 2021 06:52PM

  HA!! And for years, I have always wondered about alcohol.

Ramgator38March 20, 2021 10:37AM

  Re: HA!! And for years, I have always wondered about alcohol.

waterfield36March 20, 2021 12:09PM

  I can honestly say I have never been dependent on alcohol but.....

Ramgator20March 20, 2021 04:01PM

  You can do this!

BlueRidgeHorns26March 22, 2021 02:19AM

  What is the best low carb wrap?

Ramgator16March 22, 2021 08:47AM

  Re: What is the best low carb wrap?

MamaRAMa21March 22, 2021 11:31AM

  OK.......... Now I'm hungry! LOL

Ramgator17March 22, 2021 04:09PM

  Low carb works.... but only to a point....

RAMbler27March 22, 2021 10:19AM

  My input about Carbs....

JamesJM21March 22, 2021 11:20AM


RAMbler23March 22, 2021 01:15PM

  I am ALREADY seeing what you guys are talking about.

Ramgator18March 22, 2021 04:18PM

  I bet I'll be in the same boat.

Ramgator20March 22, 2021 04:14PM

  I wish it was simply a weight issue but.....

Ramgator20March 22, 2021 04:20PM

  Re: I bet I'll be in the same boat.

RAMbler19March 23, 2021 11:10AM

  Cutting down on sugar is close to killing one's self...

sstrams14March 23, 2021 12:36PM

  I hear ya! I'm setting very low but LONG term goals.

Ramgator12March 24, 2021 06:10AM

  I think restrictive diets are BS

LMU9324March 24, 2021 04:10AM

  This is the road I'm looking into. Been doing research....

Ramgator24March 24, 2021 06:16AM

  Re: This is the road I'm looking into. Been doing research....

73Ram16April 04, 2021 08:54AM

  73 Ram, great job!

BlueRidgeHorns16April 05, 2021 02:03AM

  Re: 73 Ram, great job!

73Ram16April 05, 2021 02:34AM

  Fad diets usually don't work and some are dangerous

Drew283917April 05, 2021 12:05PM

  I'm on one-thx to Justin Turner of the Dodgers

waterfield16April 04, 2021 01:57PM