Eating Healthy....

SALTMAN

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Eric, we brought home some of the greek yogurt also and it was good, thought I was doing great till I read the contents. I think that little container was 180 calories ! man thats two Corona lights !So now I have breakfast at about 430 or 5 in the afternoon .
 

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It is funny. I have lived long enough to see all the food that was healthy for us in 1950, is now unhealthy. However, most of that food is slowly becoming healthy again.

I am truly thankfull I pay no attention to that stuff and just feel great to be able to eat anything. My goal is to weight 172 by May 1. I weigh 166 now. Just six pounds to gain and keep on. I weighed 172 on my wedding day...37-years ago.
 

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Eric Kilby said:
just got back from doing all my shopping to start my exercise / healthy eating life style change.. and all i can say its WOW, it isnt cheap to do this.... spent $120 hoping it lasts longer than i think it will. she already said i couldnt go by myself anymore.. might have something to do with the 20lbs of chicken and 20 or so pounds of veggies i bought, On the bright side i got some blueberry greek yogurt that is freakin awesome never had tried any yogurt before today lol......HAVE A GOOD EASTER EVERYONE!!!!

You'll have to change your shopping habits. $120 worth of food will spoil before you eat it if you don't plan well. The biggest key will be learning how to cook food, and not buying pre-made junk. It is more expensive because the food industry has spent billions of dollars to convince you that quicker, cheaper, and easier is good for you. It's big business, and it's conditioned people to think that if they can't open a can or pouch to eat, they can't eat anything.

Don't buy "organic" crap just because it's organic. What's the point of an organic banana, if all you're going to do is peel off the outside anyway? 20lbs of frozen chicken tits won't do you much good if it's all injected with saline solution and crap. Whole Paycheck (sorry, Whole Foods) carries boneless, skinless non-hormone chicken thighs. They're air-chilled, so they'll cook better. Plus, they'll taste better. For some reason, the food industry has convinced people that the only part of the chicken worth eating is the breast. As a result, they've developed incredible hormone supplements that will turn a chick into a waddling pair of tits in about 8 weeks. It's really not worth eating.

As for Greek yogurt, you're better off buying the fruit and the yogurt separately. Companies like Yoplait are jumping on the craze and dumping all sorts of crap in their "Greek" yogurt.....nullifying any nutritional benefit you may receive from it. Oikos is a good "budget" brand, and if you keep an eye out for it, Target often has Fage on sale. Other than that, you're wasting your money on "Greek" Yogurt. A good source for quality Greek yogurt is Costco.

Good luck....it's a touch lifestyle change to make, but it's very worth it. Venture on over to the Cooking Forum to get some ideas on cooking.
 

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Eric Kilby said:
the greek yogurt is good with breakfast has plenty of protein in it just make sure you get the 0% non fat stuff

Nahhh....the 1% or whole fat stuff will be just fine. It's good fat your body needs. You'll have to re-evaluate your thoughts on "low fat" diets. You're likely to do much worse by buying "nonfat" or "Lowfat" stuff, than you would buying the regular alternative.

Another pointer.......Greek yogurt can be used for ANYTHING you would otherwise have grabbed sour cream for.
 

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Good luck with it, then. Everything else I offered is pretty valid based on our experiences.
 

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I have been doing for 7 weeks now and down 17 pounds. But I also cut out all sodas and any other drinks. Nothing but water for 7 weeks also. Eating grilled chicken and grilled fish. Brocolli,peas anything green and no white foods. Even very little wheat bread. Running 2 miles 2 to 3 days a week and working out in the gym the other days. My diet is also a high protein diet. Drinking a whey protein shake in the morning and before workouts, then casein protein shake before bed. Taking a great optimum Nutrition mens multi vitamin and also the aminos before and after a workout session.
 

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RutMan said:
There is nothing healthy about most of what people think they are buying healthy in the stores. Non-fat is nothing more than two words.

Sugar Free also usually means sweetened with something bad for you.

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Paleo diet. You're a hunter: Eat the meat you kill and buy (or grow) a lot of vegetables. No grains, no sugar, no processed foods -doesn't get any cheaper than that.

Problem here is if your wife only likes Deer and Turkey you can only kill so many turkeys and you deer every night gets boring.

I tried this whole clean eating thing and nearly went broke, but I almost have the stupid credit card paid off and if my wife and I get a raise, which possible here soon, I think that is what we will spend our extra money on...
 

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We do the eat clean during the summer when vegetables are in full swing. I guess we did it wrong, because I didn't see it to be any more expensive than normal. Shopped at farmers market probably 2-3 times a week. Bread wasn't cheap, but it was better tasting.
 

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Not expensive at all in my opinion. My diet throughout the week is chicken and fish. I will have steamed veggies with either of the 2 meats. A lot of times, I will have a chicken breast mixed in with a salad. The same for some fish like salmon. I always marinate my chicken in balsamic vinaigrette. It is the worlds best marinade for chicken and is one of the better ones for you! That is always my salad dressing of choice as well. When I get canned veggies, it is unsalted. I get my chicken at Costco. I get an 16 pack of breasts for 18 dollars! And soon, you can get all of your veggies out of your garden, or a veggie farm / stand.

For mini meals, I get a big thing of mixed nuts that are unsalted. Also a pb&j with whole wheat bread. Also an apple. Even munching on some raisin bran.

Good luck!
 

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Typically we roast the chicken whole and use it for a few days. Bread is bought locally. Next time you purchase bread, read the ingredients. If it's more than 4 or 5, put it back.
 

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The weather is warming...the fishing rod can save you lots of money. On a great fishing trip you can catch $100+ worth of fish. Package the meat in smaller serving sizes and they will last you longer (instead of just doing one big fish fry and eating everything you have at once).

I've never killed a turkey or even seen a gobbler while turkey hunting, so I've just about given that up. More power to you if you can add those to your grocery list.
 

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