Runnermamma1...... Not everyone knows what foods belong to what groups. Not everyone has "the slightest clue about healthy eating". Some children are reared not knowing what a fruit is let alone what healthy eating is. The nearest some get to a strawberry is the flavour in the chewy sweet they are eating. You are lucky, you obviously have more than an idea of what is healthy eating, but, the disparaging remarks you make about the author, I felt were less than charitable. The list is there for the benefit of those who are in need of help. And, surely that is us all to some degree. Don't know about where you live, but usually, if you buy food that is locally sourced and in season, it is much less expensive than buying food out of season and therefore imported from all around the world. It is also much better for the body because the body takes nutrients best from from foods that are whole and grown nearest to where the body is physically living. Personally, I think the list is excellent, clear cut, and for anyone at all unsure about the varying groups of foods and what foods are in what groups, this list is spot on. As a result of it, hopefully, it will help many hundreds along the way, especially young mothers against the onslaught of marketing madness in every aisle in the supermarket Well done the author, I say. And thank you very much. xxx
This list is great! I use it as a shopping list because I have a tendency to eat the same foods over and over again. This list reminds me that there is variety out there so you eat right but not get bored doing it. I am 17 lbs. away from my goal weight. When I'm done and in maintainance, I will have lost 112 lbs!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!
11/13/2010 8:02:07 AM
While this is common sense - I'm putting this on my fridge as a reminder to try and get as many of these in as I can throughout each week.
This list is ridiculous. You could have just written- eat all fruits, vegetables and lean meats and seed/nut sources of protein. Iím glad it helped some, but, honestly, if you have the slightest clue about healthy eating, this list is a declaration from the master of the obvious filesÖ And affordable?? How are good fresh fruits and vegetables affordable when not in season or donít ever grow in your area?
Terrific list...full of good things! I'm going to continue to try new foods and work more of these into our diets. Yesterday I fooled husband and teens with whole-grain pancakes...they didn't even notice the difference!
Hi everybody, this is the first time for me, and would like to get help with my problem, I have diabetes is on Actos 45mg, ever since I've been on it I have gained so much weight. I try to watch what I eat but so far no luck in losing.
Right, BGG. I copied, pasted, printed this chart and take it grocery shopping. I like this positive approach because it is so much harder to know what TO buy, rather than just what NOT TO buy. By now I pretty much have the list memorized from using it so much. The only change I made is to add turmeric to the list--one of the best anticarcinagens--and I must make an effort to work it into my diet in soups and stews since it is not commonly used in American recipes.
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