I don't really consider anything to be forbidden. When I deny myself foods I like it sets me up for eating too much of it at a later date so I eat everything I want but I'm very careful about quantity and frequency. that's where the nutrition tracker comes in handy.
Other than chemicals & preservatives I'm allergic to, there's nothing officially banished...but I haven't indulged my love for Indian food because fitting in my favorite Indian meal requires too much juggling to make it fit and it's so high in calories the super-tiny portions would leave me starving. I'm sure I'll figure it out, though, because I love the stuff.
My moms homemade sour cream chocolate cake. It's so hard to eat just a small piece.
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521 8/12/11 5:45 P
I FIND THIS SO TRUE. NO FOOD SHOULD BE FORBIDDEN. IF YOU HAVE A LIST OF THINGS YOU CAN / SHOULD NEVER EAT THOSE ARE THE THE THINGS YOU ARE GOING TO WANT / CRAVE THE MOST. WHEN YOU DON'T ALLOW 4 AN OCCASIONAL TREAT U TEND TO GO OVERBOARD WHEN YOU DO GIVE IN. WHY PUNISH YOURSELF. WE DO THAT ENOUGH ANYWAY. WE ARE TRYING TO LEARN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, NOT PUNISHING OURSELVES 4 NOT BN PERFECT.
Edited by: TRUANGEL1 at: 8/12/2011 (17:46)
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29,323 8/12/11 5:11 P
I have gastroparesis; because of that, I can longer eat raw veggies, lettuce, beans, broccoli, berries, or any raw fruit except for bananas. I'm basically on a low fat/low fiber diet.
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721 8/12/11 4:14 P
No food is forbidden! I am eating in my ranges (usually) and that in turn make me select better foods. Because I pick better food there are some foods I don't find worth the calories and do avoid but it's not because they are *forbidden* it's all about choice!
I don't have any forbidden food per se, but I don't eat fast food anymore at all. I don't eat meat anymore, but I used to love McDonald's, especially their fries. But now that I know they're made with genetically modified potatoes, the craving is magically gone!
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545 8/12/11 10:19 A
My homemade baked mac and cheese with 5 cheeses and topped with fried butter soaked bread crumbs. Divine but I fear calculating the calories.
I now make one serving of whole wheat elbows, use low fat cheese, and top with crushed whole wheat crackers. Not the same by any stretch of the imagination, but it eliminates the craving for under 400 calories.
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10,962 8/12/11 10:12 A
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3,057 8/12/11 8:56 A
i guess I haven't "forbidden" anything, there are foods that I no longer eat, but mostly that is because I eat healthier and feel better when I do not eat them. No deep fried foods, no greasy stuff. Have never been much of a drinker or bread eater (unless it is fresh baked!). I do try to limit my trigger foods, such as peanut M&M's to a time when the amount I can have is limited i.e. I no longer buy the big bags of them LOL there is a candy machine near my office with peanut M&M's, so I make sure that I do not have the quarters to feed it. I plan better so that when there is a birthday party and I want to eat cake and ice cream, I have the calories. However, I also find that if I am going to - - - waste - - - - my calories on such a small serving it had better be darn good. If I don't think it is worth the calories, will leave it unfinished.
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11,660 8/12/11 8:48 A
I haven't banned anything. I just make sure that if I want to eat a treat or have a special event, like a holiday or family gathering, that I have plan for the foods.
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11,881 8/12/11 8:48 A
I haven't really forbidden anything this time around. However, I've been focusing on trying to reach my nutrition goals each day and that has sort of naturally eliminated many things and to be honest after only 10 days, I don't crave like I used to. It's pretty awesome. I have a lot of hope.
I do think if you believe it's a dangerous food for you, then why not just avoid it and don't bring it in the house - problem solved. I'm kinda lucky, my biggest weakness is ice cream. When it does find it's way home, I have nothing to worry about because my 3 kids and their friends make it disappear quick. It's like a miracle for my waistline:)
Pizza from a fast food joint! It will not be gone forever, but I simply can't seem to stop, and it isn't worth it right now. The funny part is....my family still brings it into the house, and smelling it isn't a problem. It's the first bite that causes trouble! With no bites, I am actually good. I am a believer in "everything in moderation", but I am in a suspended mode of moderation right now. Somewhere in my future is a moderation level, but not while I am so focused. :) Have a great day!
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