Every person needs to individualize their food intake; there is NO "one plan works for all!" And yes, that INCLUDES the government's 'pyramid' plan AND the standard Spark People recommendations. If heavy carb works well for you - great! Eat those recommended complex grains and that natural sugar. If you're trying to trim body fat down LOW for cross-fit purposes - great! Eat Paleo/ Primal (depending on your take re: dairy). If you tend toward addictive eating around flours and grains, the Flour-addict or OTHER plan out there that will work for you! If you prefer all organic & whole foods and wouldn't dream of touching anything processed - great! Recommend your finds from the Famer's Market to us. If you're anti coffee/ tea/ caffiene - just don't drink it. If you DISLIKE the idea of adding artificial sweetners, chemicial additives like colors/ flavors/ enhances/ preservatives, find and suggest sources that are free of these agents.
Please just remember to show respect and tolerance for those individual Spark People who do NOT choose to eat the way YOU choose to eat. After all, we are ALL on Spark People to adapt how we "USED to EAT" and how we "USED to EXERCISE" and how we "USED to THINK" into healthier patterns. Each of us came from different places, and plan to end up in similar - yet different - places. Consequently, all of us will travel some parallel yet slightly different paths enroute -- whether Paleo/ Primal/ Vegetarian/Vegan/ USGOV pyramid/Low Glycemic Index.
"Eat good foods. Not too much. Move your body. Not too little. Love others. Never too much."
- 5/25/2012 12:51:20 PM