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Fad diets usually don't work and some are dangerous

April 05, 2021 12:05PM
What you just said has a TON of merit.

Everything in moderation. Eating desserts or things with low nutritional value are fine, just don't eat them everyday or more than twice a week.

Processed foods are the real culprit of malnutrition. Things chalked full of preservatives, sodium, or simple sugars are not good for the body. Period.

Common sense goes a long way with diet. So is understanding your health and eating accordingly. For example, if you have high cholesterol, eat more fish, chicken, and turkey, and avoid a lot of red meat, especially with high fat content.

Meal prepping helps me stay on target. It sounds tedious at first, but all you need is an hour or two one night a week to prep meals for the next week.

I'm lucky in that I've always been skinny, healthy, and had the metabolism of a field mouse (not to mention I'm still young), so I can get away with more cheat meals than the average bloke. However, now that I'm 31, I notice I don't rebound as quickly after eating a crappy meal as I did even just a few years ago.

And what I mean by that is even with a strict workout routine, my workout performance drops considerably the next day if I have pizza for dinner the evening before. I'm also just less motivated to do stuff. But that brings me to another point: the more you pay attention to what you eat, what you drink, or how much water you're drinking, the more you understand your body and the better you're able to accurately diagnose and respond to what your body is telling you it needs (e.g., hunger pangs vs. thirst).

The problem is, what you and I have said is not what most people want to hear; it sounds like too much work. Well, it is work. But you spend a lot of time doing other stuff, why not spend a little more time making good food decisions that ultimately make you physically and mentally healthier, giving you more quality time to do fun things?

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

Ramgator65March 20, 2021 07:04AM

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

MamaRAMa31March 20, 2021 07:16AM

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

Ramgator32March 20, 2021 10:31AM

  Low-Carb Pizza

MamaRAMa41March 20, 2021 10:43AM

  Thanks! Have been to Vinny's

Ramgator27March 20, 2021 10:56AM

  Carbs are the devil...

sstrams34March 20, 2021 08:00AM

  It can certainly be a challenge...

Atlantic Ram39March 20, 2021 09:24AM

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

Ramgator31March 20, 2021 10:27AM

  I have no idea..

sstrams18March 20, 2021 11:06AM

  Well it's not been brought up

Atlantic Ram35March 20, 2021 06:52PM

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

Ramgator39March 20, 2021 10:37AM

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

waterfield41March 20, 2021 12:09PM

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

Ramgator22March 20, 2021 04:01PM

  You can do this!

BlueRidgeHorns32March 22, 2021 02:19AM

  What is the best low carb wrap?

Ramgator18March 22, 2021 08:47AM

  Re: What is the best low carb wrap?

MamaRAMa30March 22, 2021 11:31AM

  OK.......... Now I'm hungry! LOL

Ramgator24March 22, 2021 04:09PM

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

RAMbler33March 22, 2021 10:19AM

  My input about Carbs....

JamesJM26March 22, 2021 11:20AM


RAMbler31March 22, 2021 01:15PM

  I am ALREADY seeing what you guys are talking about.

Ramgator24March 22, 2021 04:18PM

  I bet I'll be in the same boat.

Ramgator27March 22, 2021 04:14PM

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

Ramgator25March 22, 2021 04:20PM

  Re: I bet I'll be in the same boat.

RAMbler27March 23, 2021 11:10AM

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

sstrams16March 23, 2021 12:36PM

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

Ramgator14March 24, 2021 06:10AM

  I think restrictive diets are BS

LMU9326March 24, 2021 04:10AM

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

Ramgator26March 24, 2021 06:16AM

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

73Ram17April 04, 2021 08:54AM

  73 Ram, great job!

BlueRidgeHorns17April 05, 2021 02:03AM

  Re: 73 Ram, great job!

73Ram18April 05, 2021 02:34AM

  Fad diets usually don't work and some are dangerous

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

waterfield17April 04, 2021 01:57PM