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8/10/08 3:21 P

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Thanks everyone! That's what I thought, just what mother nature makes ... except for breads. I do eat whole grain breads, usually form the frozen organic aisle, sprouted bread is my favorite! Nice and grainy!!

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8/10/08 1:52 P

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I try to eat as close to nature as possible -- but don't stress about eating some processed foods. For me, it's about balance and moderation. You will find a wide variety of us here. Some like me, and some complete vegans. That's the nice thing about this team -- we all have a place here and can learn from each other.

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8/10/08 10:58 A

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What an excellent weight loss you can celebrate! wow! Great explanation of whole foods, too.

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8/10/08 8:17 A

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Whole foods don't have labels. They are what they are. Not processed in any way. Nuts, beans, seeds, unprocessed grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. A strictly whole foods diet is not easy for most people - but once you commit to it, it's very easy because there is no guess-work.

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VALERIETHEVEG's Photo VALERIETHEVEG Posts: 464
8/10/08 12:21 A

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Nothing processed~ ready to eat, insta in a jiffy, nuked, drive though for it, read the label and pronounce what it is your eating, no chemical additive kind of foods!

Actually just read the label I've been at this so long there is getting to be more and more alternatives on the market and there is really great companies like Amy's, Seeds of Change and quite a few others that make healthy eating easier, JUST read the LABELS, know what it is your eating AS EVERYTHING you put in your mouth is fuel for your body that has to be absorbed by this amazing machine called a body!

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VEGFAERY's Photo VEGFAERY Posts: 3,663
8/10/08 12:03 A

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Whole foods are as close to original form as possible. However, an exception has to be made to cereal and bread unless you want to start grinding your own grain. I buy whole grain bread or make my own and I buy whole grain cereal like Bob's Old Fashioned Muesli, steel cuts oats, all bran cereal. A granola bar is not a whole food, but a handful of oats, dried berries and mixed nuts when combined is still a whole food. Canned corn is a whole food even though it's processed,but fresh or frozen corn is a healthier alternative. Jarred applesauce made with sugar is not a whole food, but making your own is. It can be a bit confusing, but trying to eat foods as close to their natural state as possible is whole food eating.

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PCHEFLORA's Photo PCHEFLORA Posts: 227
8/9/08 5:56 P

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Hi! I thought whole foods were raw uncooked things like fruits, nuts, veggies and seeds, but I see a lot of people using milk, cheese, Splenda canned fruit etc ... I'm a bit confused by this. Does anyone have a good explanation of what whole foods are? I'm thinking not processed, which boxed cereal and Splenda definitely are?

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