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What foods are you avoiding completely?

I have just been making overall changes: exercising more, eating less, making better food choices, etc. But there are a few things I have just decided not to eat because they're so full of fat and I don't "need" them, know what I mean? They are:

cheese
butter
potatoes, including chips

What, if anything, are you not eating anymore?


Sun. Jul 3, 2:55pm

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I can't say that I've given up any foods *completely* -- but I've cut down on butter and cheese to the point that I'm only having them very, very occasionally, and never much when I do. I

This actually isn't recent: I had to take steps to lower my cholesterol several years ago, and butter and cheese were the first items (in addition to most meat) I jettisoned. Eventually, I added them back into my diet, but only in a very limited way.

These days, if I buy a pound of butter, it lasts me literally months. I go through it so slowly that I keep it in the freezer instead of the fridge and take out 1/2 a cube at a time.

I almost never buy cheese -- but when I do, I buy the really good, expensive stuff. I've lost my taste for the plasticky orange cheese. Give me one small piece of good stilton or crowley or pecorino romano, and I'm all set. No need to bury my food under the cheap stuff. And I'd rather have no cheese than that tasteless low-fat cheese.



Sunday, July 03, 2005, 6:32 PM

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What I'm Not EAting anymore

I am not eating "white" foods, such as white bread, white rice, white pasta. Instead going for whole wheat, brown rice, whole wheat pasta. Also not drinking sodas. Havind diet Snapple instead. Skipping ice cream. Eating frozen yogurt and fat-free popsicles.

Monday, July 04, 2005, 5:41 PM

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I'm avoiding trans fats and every thing with partially hydrogenated oils, even if it says 0g trans fat. Since trans fats are mostly found in pre-packaged food, I'm trying to avoid anything that has been processed (my definition of processed is pretty loose - bread and cheese aren't on my bad list, for example). Trans fats were much easier to cut out than all processed food, but I no longer crave chips, crackers, cookies, granola bars...almost all those snacky foods that come in mylar wrappers.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005, 7:48 AM

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check out the google ads to the right

It's funny -- they are all cheese ads (and note "Chuck E. Cheese" LOL).

No salad ads though... :)

Tuesday, July 05, 2005, 10:41 AM

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I cut out my daughters snacks such as crackers, rice, or pastas, breads. Can't get rid of ice cream though so i serve myself half a cup and put the rest away before i sit down and make sure it takes me a really long time to eat. single servings help ALOT too.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005, 2:53 PM

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Ice Cream

not eating ice cream is the best thing I ever did. I have so much more energy and am losing weight. For me, quitting ice cream yields more than quitting drinking.

Friday, July 08, 2005, 4:08 PM

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Trying to cut coffee out

Replaced my coffee with some Jasmine green tea. Does not pack the same punch, but I don't have the headache I usally get when I try to go off coffee.

Monday, July 11, 2005, 11:03 AM

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I'm trying a dairy and soy free diet for a couple of weeks. It's only day 5, but I already feel more energy. Unfortunately I don't feel any change in my waistband - if anything it feels a bit fuller due to bloating, blech. But I committed to a 2 week trial, and I plan to stick with it.

Monday, July 11, 2005, 11:40 AM

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Say no to controlling food!

I enjoy eating many things. But there are a few foods that I crave so much I cannot turn them down if they are in the room. I have said goodbye to pizza, ice cream and chocolate except in very rare occasions. I want to know that when I'm eating something, I am doing so because I want it, not because of a misplaced "need."

Monday, July 11, 2005, 5:30 PM

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all ethnic foods. Chinese, Sushi, Indian, etc. Replaced with really plain food, which I eat less of. PB and J vs. Chicken Vindaloo? Which one would you eat more of?

Friday, September 29, 2006, 11:19 AM

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