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I don't want to start an argument ...........

I just don't understand. There are those out there who bash people who eat processed foods.
I have noticed this for a long time and kept my mouth shut but I don't understand where they are coming from.

I personally eat processed foods and natural foods.
I have gone from eating well over 5000 calories a day filled with fats and sugars and all the stuff that will kill you and very little of the foods that feed your body, to now I eat around 1000 calories a day. And it for the most part is healthy foods.
I used processed ingredients, I use fruits and veggies I eat whole grains.

I guess what I am trying to get at is that we all have our own way to figure out what works best for us. Why do we have to talk down to or make someone feel bad for the way they are choosing to lose their weight.
I have made a life style change just like many people on this site and I try so hard to be proud of myself. But when I read posts that cut a person down for eating processed foods it makes me feel like I am being bad. Like I am not following my diet even though the way I have choosen is a healthy way of eating and far healthier than I ever did before.
Not to mention I can stick to this. I can see myself eating this way for the rest of my life. And that is important. It is not just for a certain span of time.

I guess I just don't understand why we can't all be supportive of eachother. Isn't that what Peertrainer is all about.

And for the record, I am proud of every one of you who puts healthy food into your bodies. And for those who are struggling, remember every possitive change is a step in the right direction. Keep working at it and you will get there.


Thu. Jan 17, 2:43pm

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i completely agree with you. early on i was in a group that ragged on me for eating lean cusines for lunch. i tried to explain that even if it's the only processed thing i have in a day, i'm still mostly eating whole foods for everything else. i found them to be very helpful in my successes, as they are portion controlled, calorie controlled and super convenient.


thanks OP for bringing this up, let's be supportive!

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 2:56 PM

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your fellow PTers are just informing you that you could be doing much better for yourself if you tried to limit your processed foods. they are not as good for you.

BTW- did a nutruitionist put you down to 1000 calories. b/c you should not go below 1200.

It is great that you are changing your lifestyle, ubt you could be even healthier

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 3:00 PM

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I agree OP. I guess everyone just wants to say how they eat and how they feel it's the "best" way to eat. But I'm with you, it works for me to have some processed foods in my diet. I'm not worried about the small amount of processed food I eat so why is anyone else worried about it!?

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 3:18 PM

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I get soooooooo aggravated by people who want everyone to support their choices. Peer trainer is about support, but that doesn't mean you're entitled to have everyone support your approach. I mean we have the vegans here with all their anti-meat diabtribes, we have the anti-dairy people, we have weight watchers people (and I for one hate the ww approach), atkins people, south beach people, "everything in moderation" people, people who think diet soda is great, people who think diet soda is evil...

I'd say if you really truly believed you were doing enough, you wouldn't or shouldn't care what others think. I eat red meat daily. I don't care about the vegans and what they think. I'd rather skip a meal than eat a pre-frozen packaged meal.

This forum, is open to all and is a place for people of all different opinions and apprpoaches to weight loss to chat. If you are looking for people to agree with you, then find a group with like minded people and stay there. Because we don't have to agree (support) you when we think you're doing something unhealthy.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 3:19 PM

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Op here
I am not looking for someone to agree with me. I even appreciate when a person points out that there are healthier ways to do it, lose weight that is. What is difficult for me is to be put down for the way that I have choosen to go at this.
Giving of opinions isn't what bothers me it is the way it is given.

I have vegans in my family, people on WW, and those who don't watch what they eat at all. I support them. I may even try to introduce new things to them when they are over for dinner. I do find it difficult to cook for the vegans as almost everything that I have in my cupboard has some type of meat or dairy in it. But at holiday time I go out of my way to make something that they can enjoy too and they bring a dish or two for the rest of us to try. They give me a hard time about my eating dead cow or whatever animal it is. But I support their choice.
I think that is what I am getting at. To be supportive of eachother and leave the nastiness out of it.

3:00
I actually had my dr put me on a lower calorie diet than that but found that I couldn't function at a lower calorie.
I am trying to work my way up to 1200 calories but in my head I get caught at the 1000 cal mark.

Oh and by the way I like lean cuisine too. I just don't have it every day.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 3:38 PM

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