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The problem with "healthy food"

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I do not believe that there are "good" foods and "bad" foods, but that there are only good and bad amounts.

Dh can't figure out why he feels 'crappy' all the time. He complains about being sick and having no energy. He is on insulin and his blood sugars are out of whack. He eats a lot of 'healthy food'. Don't get me wrong, he eats too much crap, too, but mostly he eats 'healthy food'.

Too many people, including dieters, think if it is grown in a garden, you can have all you want of it. Not so! Especially if it is slathered with butter and/or oil. even healthy oil.

"I only had a salad for lunch" is a typical statement by dieters.

Little do most realize that my steak has less fat and calories than their salad or chicken!

"But avocados are healthy and full of healthy fat!"

Nevertheless, an average avocado has 322 calories and 29gms of fat!

"I just had a few chips with salsa". "I had a banana".

"I had a bowl of ice cream." Really? A bowl? A 'normal' bowl of ice cream has about 400 calories.

A serving has about 120 calories.

A serving can be part of a healthy diet.

Sparkpeople can help us take control of our diet if we use the tools available. Measure your food and track your meals and snacks. Understand that ANY food can make you gain.

There are no good or bad foods. But watch those serving sizes! Be accountable. If you don't you are only cheating yourself.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NANFITGRAN 9/8/2013 6:43AM

    Yep, it's the portion control that always bites me in my big old butt emoticon

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MJ7DM33 9/5/2013 11:08PM


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DONNABRIGHT 9/4/2013 1:40PM

    Yep, that old portion control is the sticky part!

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KARENLEIGH32 9/4/2013 1:20PM

    I agree no bad foods just bad amounts of foods!

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JSPIN74 9/4/2013 11:39AM


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HAKAPES 9/4/2013 2:29AM

    Well said! I like your pictures!
However, sometimes it's difficicult to stop when I start, so often, I don't start. :-)

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MATSCHI 9/4/2013 12:58AM

    I agree with you 100%. Food in itself is not good or bad, what we do with it may cause a problem. Another pet peeve of mine is when people say: "I have been good, or bad" related to food. Just because I make poor choices does not make me a bad person, nor am I a "saint" simply because I made great food choices.
Thanks for letting me get this off my chest!

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    Well done.

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MJ7DM33 9/3/2013 10:30PM

  emoticon for the reminder!

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CASTIRONLADY 9/3/2013 9:32PM

    Yes, as serving size is a serving size is a serving size - not whatever you want it to be. Good going. emoticon

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    Good reminder emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 9/3/2013 8:34PM

    Some foods are healthier. Always moderation is the key.

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MJREIMERS 9/3/2013 6:44PM

    So true! I have changed, for the better, and I love my new eating habits. Fresh spinach is my favorite!! Thanks for the "reminders."

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NEWCHINELO 9/3/2013 6:19PM

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SHARONLEE2016 9/3/2013 5:03PM

    Excellent - there are these wise words..."everything in moderation..." emoticon

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MEXGAL1 9/3/2013 4:28PM


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CMCGRUN 9/3/2013 3:05PM

    I remeber back in May, when I first joined spark, that this was one of the first things I learned from you. It was an eye opener and helps to insure that I can enjoy my favorite foods. Cute page changes :)

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