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Day 6 - Food rant

Monday, May 06, 2013

I am feeling a bit on edge... I am not sure what is right and what is wrong anymore!!

People tell me one thing and I read another and I do not know what is right! Someone told me to eat veggies because they are good and filling but too many veggies are bad for you and never eat corn or peas because of the sugar content.
Same with fruit, fruit is great for you and beats candy any day but it contains just as much sugar so you should not eat it. I feel like I can have bread if I want but I should eat wheat then someone says wheat is worse than white and I am getting so tired of this back and forth!!

Someone even told me not to drink WATER because water makes you gain and I said but it is water and hydrants you and you sweat it out when you work out but they said it doesn't do anything for your body...

I am tired of never knowing what to eat and what not to eat. My favorite agrument is you can eat anything you want in moderation.... I get that. Someone who is doing this lifestyle change should not deprive themself and should eat what thy want in small doses and needs to be active to counteract the cals but how much is too much and how do you know when to stop and SERIOUSLY, what comes in portions these days??

I am doing what I feel is best for me now and I will re-adjust when I feel the time is right but its so discouraging some days.

Good luck!
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  • NIKEGRL688

    I know what you mean. I am actually for the first time going to see my doctor and am looking forward to talking to him... I never really get that time until tomorrow. I agree everyone will find something to say about anything they read and spin it any way they need. I hope the doc can give me some good ideas and can help me get the kick I need and set me stright.

    Thank you for the words!!!
    1686 days ago
    Keep at it and I'm sure you can learn the ropes - you mentioned the other day that you have dr. apt coming up, seriously talke with your dr. about what kind of nutrition and portions they suggest for you.

    The troublsome thing with all of those "nevers" "always" and "only" nutrition suggestions it sounds like you've gotten is that it can be easy for someone to push and pull their interpretation of a study to support an invalid idea, simply because they want to believe it's true. It's a valuable thing to understand some basic biology and anatomy so you can make informed decisions about what you do and what you eat. For instance you absorb plant based iron better if it's paired with vitamin C (chemistry wee). Yes fruits have lots of sugar, but you also need sugars to fuel the normal functions of your body. Entirely eliminating fats from your diet will affect your digestive tract in a not fun way. I know it might seem overwhelming, but just a basic understanding of some of this type of info can help you make a better decision for yourself. There are no tests, you don't have to memorize the data, if you get it wrong you can change your answer and move on.

    As a rule of thumb I'm incredibly doubtful of any kind of absolute suggestion (never drink water? c'mon...) because in general most things just don't work in such a black/white manner. Considering what someone has to gain if you follow their advise can be helpful too (are they trying to sell you a diet plan? pre-made diet foods?) Remember there are some good sound articles on spark people that have some of this info available to you as well.
    aaaand I wrote a lot... I hope it's helpful to you, you can do this :)
    1687 days ago
  • NIKEGRL688
    Thank you wellness... I am doing the best I can. I eat what I feel is bad for me in moderation and do what I can do eat healthier.

    I appreciate the words of encouragement!
    1687 days ago
    Just like all the research done everyday about food or anything they do research on, they say something is good for you then a couple of months down the road another research is done and it happens it's not good for you.

    Bottom line is "Do What Is Best For You" and work from there.

    Wishing you great success towards your goals! emoticon
    1687 days ago
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