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It means a steak without any sauce ;-)

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!


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eating healthy is limiting all the 'bad foods' and eating more of the 'good ones', being timely about it and being moderate about them all.

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I find a lot of answers to the original question in the book Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman.
With regard to grains, wheat in particular, the book Wheat Belly by William Davis can be very interesting, though personally I don't use his 'diet'. One of the things it says though is that eating two slices of whole wheat bread has the same impact on our blood sugar levels as eating two tablespoons of sugar has. Something to think about...

Personally I don't eat meat, I try to avoid refined sugar and wheat, I don't drink coffee, black tea or alcohol and I try to avoid processed foods as well. So these are my personal 'don't's. The 'do's' are eating lots and lots of vegetables, a handfull of nuts and some beans every day. I find that once I eat more than a certain amount of vegetables, every part of my system works better. In the past weeks I ate one and a half to two pounds of vegetables per day and felt very good on that.
You could try upping the amount of vegetables you eat and see how your body (and mind, too!) responds. You may need a couple of days to adjust so try it for say two weeks and see how you feel. You might feel so much better that it won't be too hard to continue after those two weeks.

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eating healthy for me is planning and taking control.

using the food planner.

ballance of nutrients.

So do not throw away your confidence it will be richly rewarded.


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To me it means finding balance between what you love and new, healthier foods.

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For me eating healthy means no processed food, no refined sugars, no dairy and no gluten. It means fueling my body with lean meats, lots of veggies and small amt of fruit in the morning. :)

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For me, eating healthy means minimal carbs, no refined sugar, no wheat, no gluten and minimal processed food or additives. Lots of other healthy foods as close to natural as possible. I've found the specific carbohydrate diet and GAPS for GI health to be incredibly healing and helpful (but not facilitating my goal weight, thus, add in SparkPeople) Mel

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I eat when hungry, stop when satisfied. I try to get a variety of foods and enjoy anything and everything in moderation. That's my definition of healthy.


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11/1/12 11:50 A

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It means both nutrition and calories. Sure we can lose weight eating junk if we keep our calories in line, but at what cost?

Eating healthy means constantly making sure that I'm making the most nutritionally sound choices I can. I don't always succeed but I try!

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11/1/12 9:35 A

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Portion Control
Plenty of fruits/Veggies/Lean Proteins
Whole grains
Limited junk/processed foods


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10/31/12 4:59 P

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having only one candy bar instead of 6 :)

Kidding. Actually, not really... I think we all KNOW what is means to eat healthy... the trick is actually doing that.

The things I eat are all mostly really healthy. I eat whole, unprocessed, and organic (when I can costwise) but I still eat candy. Not sure I can ever cut that out!

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Still trying to figure this out myself...but I think it means eating whole foods and avoiding processed foods the majority of the time. Also, being in tuned to your body in a way that you know what how your body responds to certain foods. Third, I think eating healthy means being able to make good food choices everyday w/out having to stress over it, it would be second nature. These are all things that I'm trying to work towards.



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10/29/12 5:44 P

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To me it means BALANCE...small portions of veggies, fruit, calcium and protein...proper carb and calories with vitamin, nutrients, etc. added to activity,and rest. Getting out of balance has come to roost for me and I'm paying the piper!

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Eating healthy is a mindset: trying to keep portions small, lots of fruit, veggies, whole grains and water, but allowing for eating out, baking a little bit, some comfort foods. And realizing when to stop eating and when to move more...



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10/29/12 11:59 A

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Eating healthy to me means eating foods that are processed as little as possible. Lots of fresh fruit and veggies, whole grains, organic lean meats and poultry, herbal tea and water. No more diet soda or meals in a box for me!

I also find I'm saving a lot of money by buying foods in bulk. Stuff like brown rice varieties, steel cut oats, whole wheat flours are all a lot cheaper when you buy them from the bulk containers,

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
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Eating healthy to me is a STEP by STEP process. It's choosing each day to make a better eating choice than you mayhave made the day before or the week before....I always believe choosing fruit and veggies over chips and soda is A WIN!!

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Wow, great insight so far. I'm also exploring a revamp of my food intake and lifestyle changes which would have to change permanently as a result.

A special shout-out of Thanks to Survivor61 for her wise words: "You have to be ready to make that commitment to yourself. It is a way of life and it must be for the rest of your life. It can't be just until you drop the weight or you will just pick the weight right back up. You need to reinforce your new way of life, reinforce a positive attitude and if anyone gives you any lip, tell them its their problem, not yours. And be forgiving of yourself, your only human, sometimes we slip, just remember to get right back on track. So what if you bought a half gallon of rocky road ice cream. If you didn't eat all of it, wash the rest of it down the drain and tell yourself, that your forgiven. It happens to the best of us. Maybe do an extra 15 minutes of cardio. Have fun...just be ready to commit to a new you."

It was just the right thing to speak out to me as I'm trying to put myself back together again after the past 1.5 years of challenges, upset schedules and low self-esteem. Honestly, it doesn't help with people declaring that you're never good enough in their eyes. The only way is to shut them out; out of sight (or hearing) = out of mind.. To everyone else, best of luck with overcoming your challenges! :D emoticon



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Eating healthy for me includes organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice, along with sweet potatoes,lentils, and beans; healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, nut butters and avocados. For protein I include grass-fed beef, chicken, and wild caught seafood, especially sockeye salmon from Northern Pacific waters. I've switched from drinking milk to unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk. I've been following Dr. Jonny Bowden's "Unleash Your Thin" healthy life style program since August of this year and have never felt better in my life. My sugar and carb cravings are completely gone, and so far I've lost 42 pounds with 35 left to go. My doctor just sent me a note along with a copy of my bloodwork, which she said Excellent numbers! Whatever you're doing keep it up! My blood pressure is lower 120/80, and my energy level amazes me. I've recently also added exercising to my new healthy life style. I'm a believer, eating healthy foods heals mind, body and spirit! Loving the healthy life, Lisa

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Eating the proper portions, eating a variety of foods that include fruits/vegetables/whole grains/dairy/little fat/water and logging all to make sure I did it correctly.

Focus! You can do this!


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I love it....May the light of the world Bless and keep you and yours safe through today and the Holidays emoticon

Edited by: SURVIVOR61 at: 10/28/2012 (16:37)
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With the Holidays fast approaching it is not going to be easy for some of us with all te choices that we will have before us. So with some words of encouragement Ladies and Gent, I know you can get through them, don't for get to track your food and remember plenty of fresh vegetables and local is for snacking through out the day along side the turkey and ham. And those delectable deserts go ahead have some, just remember to try to save some calories prior to the big day for an extra slice or two or do some extra work out, by going out side and playing with the family, let the clean up wait. I always try to have 1/8 of a slice of all my favorites and then I forgive myself and try to work it off the next two days. Just don't sweat it or better yet do sweat it, get up put on some music and dance o the Holiday music... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Eating healthy isn't a diet, but a way of life. Once you commit yourself to loosing weight, you should also commit yourself to learning how to eat healthily. Not just for you ,but for your family as well. Try making it a family affair. I've always enjoyed eating fresh fruits, vegetables and beans are one of my favorites. But preparing them correctly is one of the biggest things I needed to learn, since I come from a deep southern back ground. that meant a lot of fried chicken, fried cube steak, fried pork, if you know what I mean. As a kid my favorite was fried chicken, I didn't really care for other meats. So learning to give up fried foods hasn't been a problem for me. But I for one do know how important it is too realize that when your ready to change, that it is like marriage. You have to be ready to make that commitment to yourself. It is a way of life and it must be for the rest of your life. It can't be just until you drop the weight or you will just pick the weight right back up. You need to reinforce your new way of life, reinforce a positive attitude and if anyone gives you any lip, tell them its their problem, not yours. And be forgiving of yourself, your only human, sometimes we slip, just remember to get right back on track. So what if you bought a half gallon of rocky road ice cream. If you didn't eat all of it, wash the rest of it down the drain and tell yourself, that your forgiven. It happens to the best of us. Maybe do an extra 15 minutes of cardio. Have fun...just be ready to commit to a new you emoticon

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Cut the sodium VERY LOW, cut the sugar, and stay within your calorie range.

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10/25/12 11:23 P

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for me eating healthy means trying to eat "clean" food - by "clean" food, I mean real food, not processed food-like substitutes. I am also avoiding sugar as much as I can, it's being an interesting couple of months reading food labels and seeing just how much sugar I would consume in a normal day if I was not looking.

I try to buy organic, drink homemade vegie juice every morning, and avoid as much processed food as possible.

That being said, I will quite happily tuck into a fish and chips takeaway on a Friday night :-).



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Get foods from the outer edge of the typical grocery store....fresh produce, lean meats, dairy, whole wheat breads, and stay out of the processed food aisles.



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Eating cooked from scratch with good whole ingredients is always the best option, but if you feel you really must eat fast food, please check the nutrition info on the web. A really good place for info is Dottie's Weight Loss Zone--Restaurants. Here you can look at the individual components of a fast food meal..like what if I ditch the bun, or skip the sauce. After you look at the calories and fats, be sure to check the sodium content.. OMG not the places for people with high blood pressure.

check it out http://www.dwlz.com/restaurants.html

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Eating healthy to me is eating the items on the outside perimeter of the grocery store usually this is the produce, meats, dairy. The inside aisles is where I usually find the cereals, high sugar foods, & processed foods. I don’t tempt myself with the craving aisles I am a foodaholic I see it, I buy it; I eat it.


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I am in the whole foods camp and taking the time to understand where the food comes from. I do not eat a lot of meat because I have a hard time getting meat from animals that eat the food they were designed for. Grass fed beef, free range chicken and wild fish. If I only ate lean meat the cost would be astronomical. With free range chicken, I can only get the whole chicken, so I make use of the entire animal. Same holds true for beef. My only other option would be to go completely vegetarian.

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Giving your body more whole foods and water.

Basically giving your body less processed food, but still maintaining a balance in a world that doesn't cater to that kind of eating.


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To me, eating healthy is needing to take time to prepare food other than opening a box and adding liquid. Having to prepare my food I found makes making a choice unnecessary for the most part, the simple act of preparation versus processed covers most things.Fast food, avoid, have not been in a Mcd's, taco bell, BK ect for 2+ years. I dine out with my wife once a week, we try to look online at menus and select places with nutritious, non salt laden offerings and tend to lean toward places that prepare food when ordered, not open a pouch and heat it, cost's more but worth it in my book. About the only "fast food" I do is Subway, not idea but compared to the other choices they stand out.

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Making food choices that leave me feeling well and energized. When I feel good that is when I know I am making great food choices. I usually realize I have made a bad food choice immediately, as it leaves me feeling groggy, foggy, and lethargic. I avoid those types of foods.

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Excellent. I agree with you. Holidays I won't denigh myself and feel left out so I'll have just a bit or two. Example the wide part of a peace of pie will only be an inch or less.

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I think that eating healthy means eating mostly clean foods (i.e. whole grains, lots of veggies & fruit, lean proteins) and eating a good balance of carbs, protein, & fat. I think an ideal diet would be mostly unprocessed food. But I also think that it is healthy to eat treats in moderation, like birthday cake or some of Grandma's amazing apple pie. I like the 80-20 rule, and it's one that I'm going to really try and follow. After all, a healthy diet should promote not only physical health, but mental health too :)

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It means been able to enjoy all my food in moderation and giving my body all the essential nutrients it needs!

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For me it means balance, but I've learned the definition of health is different to everyone, and that is okay. :)

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Healthy eating means to eat with thanks and no guilt.

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Eating healthy means choosing fruits, vegetables and lean meats over fried foods and fast foods. Don't eat dessert every day, make it special.



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No Frankenfoods!

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balanced diet and exercise



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Eating healthy means NOT eating something someone's great grandmother wouldn't have recognized as food. (Not necessarily just your own great grandmother - we have access to a wide variety of international cuisines now.)

I use this as a basic rule of thumb, and aim to include a lot of fresh veggies, fresh eggs - no, yolks don't frighten me; and a mix of nutrients.

Eating healthy means listening to serious signals from your body -- do you sugar crash? Do you binge, and on what? What level of gluten tolerance/intolerance are you at? While we all have certain commonalities (as in the need for Real Food), some of us respond more poorly to certain foods than others might.

Eating healthy isn't, or shouldn't be, bland. I'm finding it a great adventure.

Yep, there I am, swimming through the desert sands. Might just be a mirage, after all. But this is life, and we learn best about it if we explore it, and take our chances. A life unexplored, after all, is one of the saddest things out there.


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Healthy is giving your body what it needs for optimum function, growth and repair, while leaving out the "garbage" that it has to take time to get rid of.

"Change does not happen immediately, but it will happen eventually." Fr. Cedric Pisegna, C.P.

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Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, more fish. I love it all. Portion control. I have a divided plate the largest part I put salad in ,one of the smaller I put meat, the other vegetales.in a small bowl I will put fruit. I drink water with my meals and through out he day. I use to keep a diet drink on bedside table I replace it with a bottle of water.I seldom drink diet drinks anymore.



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We rarely buy anything that comes already made (except my yummy buckwheat noodles). It may take more prep in the kitchen, but it's definitely worth it. I love knowing exactly what went into each bite of food I eat.

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Eating healthy for me is, simply eating what I like in MODERATION and the big one....PORTION CONTROL!!! Making sure that I am getting in the fruits and veggies too!!



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For me, eating healthy means giving your body what it needs to function at its highest potential. My favorites are fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, and seeds.



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HIPHOPSCOTCH nailed it look for whole, and nutrient rich whole foods.

Stick with the salads with a little protein, and don't be shy about customizing an order at a fast food resturant. They are all at least trying to hype their food as being healthier.
Almost all fast food places post their nutrition info on line.. check them out ahead of time and be an informed consumer.

How about skipping the fast food place all together and stopping at the deli at a grocery store you can custom build your own salad, or pick up some fresh fruit or yogurt cup that you can read the lable on. It may be just as fast and might even be cheaper.

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Eating healthy means being sure you're eating every calorie for a reason. Making sure you've got an assortment of macronutrients, along with lots of color and variety to cover a mix of vitamins and minerals. There's always a choice: making the "better" one. I'm working towards this. Some weeks I'm far better than others.



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There is a saying......if u can't kill it or grow it don't eat it....when you read the list of ingredients in a type of food... If u don't know what it is then there is a chance neither does your body. It is best to stick to the KISS principal (Keep It Simple Stupid)...therefore eat fresh fruit and vegetables and grill or steam meats to let excess fat drain from it.

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For me eating healthy is not overeating................Eating more real food and less processed...
Drinking water throughout the day. If I do fast food which isn't often, I have gotten a happy meal with less food to eat. I have also gotten large hamburgers and threw out the bread and didn't buy the french fries. Eating healthy goes back to being able to portion control what you are eating and I am working on that still.....

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I (and you all) will NEVER be put in a situation where fast food is the last and only option. People use "lack of time," "only place around," etc as an excuse because, honestly, most people don't mind fast food once in a while.

Hubby and I do not eat fast food. There was a point where we would eat it on occasion (a MAX of twice per year. literally.) usually when we were traveling, but the last time we got it during our travels, we ordered a 20 pc nugget and split a medium french fry. We drank the water we had with us. We each couldn't even finish the food we had before we started to feel so incredibly awful that we almost didn't think we could continue driving. That was honestly the last time we had fast food...and will probably remain the last time, at least for a long, long time.

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To me, healthy means whole, nutritious foods. Hubby and I are really into organics and strive to eliminate as many hormones, pesticides and antibiotics from our diets and our baby's diet as possible. We strive to make most of our meals filled with fruits and veggies. We only choose whole grains. We mostly select lean proteins such as organic chicken breast, etc. Most of our food is homemade and processed food is not typically found in our house except for maybe a rare treat.

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eating good and nutritious living foods. No processed stuff, no preservatives, no additives.

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To me it means good nutritional value per calorie. Eating enough to satisfy hunger without overeating. Enjoying every bite. I haven't done it, it's what I strive to do. Sounds easy, it isn't.



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To me it's getting in the habit of eating fresh produce & making meals out of them & healthy proteins: beans, legumes, fish; going shopping (preferably at local farmers markets when in season) based on the meals planned for the week; batch cooking, with meals frozen for easy preparation. emoticon

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To me, eating healthy is when you are in control of your hunger and can push away from the table when you are satisfied. It also means eating foods that are good for your body. Specifically, eating foods that remain in closest form to those found in nature. Certainly I don't eat healthy all the time, but if there is a sweet or a "stumble" along the path ... eating healthy means getting right back on the path!



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Eating healthy is a diet that removes cravings, and hunger, while giving you the right amount of nutrition, plus energy to exercise on. Also, it must be something you can maintain a healthy weight on. Lastly, your bloodwork should improve.

This is different for everyone. There isn't a way of eating that is healthy for all.

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I think it is eating the right combination of foods so you get everything you need for your body to function properly.

There is nothing wrong with eating a delicious treat or a juicy steak fried in fat now and then, everything in moderation... including moderation!

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