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Vegetable oils? Fake eggs? Atkins bars? Please! The best foods for you are generally whole. Eat real eggs and use full-fat cream, eat lots of vegetables sauteed in a bit of olive oil or coconut oil. These foods satisfy, these foods have more nutrients, and these aren't frankenfoods with strange ingredients. Go whole 80% of the time, and you'll do yourself a favor.

I'm an advocate of fat - it doesn't make you fat unless it's in excess. Eat the real stuff, not the chemically processed stuff! That goes for everything, and do your best to buy sustainably if your budget allows. Indulge occasionally!
- Submitted by ABSAP107 5/23/2011 in Staying Healthy | 11 Comments
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ABSAP107 5/31/2011 3:38:00 PM

    milk is tricky... it's got a lot of sugar in it. that's why i try to aim for a bit of full fat cream in coffee or none at all in tea. it also makes trips to starbucks cheaper :)
TIAD21 5/31/2011 10:26:00 AM

    I definitely agree with the idea that whole foods in moderation are better than fake foods, but whole milk makes me super sick. I will take my fat free milk (or soy) any day!
LAMARY9 5/30/2011 10:17:00 AM

    I agree with eating real foods in moderation. It works for me.
KITTY1970 5/29/2011 12:20:00 AM

    I hope you're talking also about artficial sugar a.k.a. diet sugar. That stuff is migraine causing.
ABSAP107 5/27/2011 1:30:00 PM

    I was vegetarian for a couple of years and vegan for a month. I don't want to go back to either 100% though I often have vegetarian meals (right now I'm eating eggs with veggies for brunch). Thanks though!
LUVBNY65 5/26/2011 3:28:00 PM

    Ever consider flirty with being vegetarian... or vegan? It's worth reading up on.

ABSAP107 5/25/2011 1:51:00 PM

    thank you all for commenting and discussing! :-) Moderation definitely is the key that opens the door to vitality and health. :)
NORASPAT 5/25/2011 1:50:00 PM

    I also agree with that but egg yolks have too many nutrients to throw away them all, I always add one yolk. Check the nutrients in egg yolks on the internet to see for yourselves. Moderation is key to most foods.
EMMAINTERESTING 5/24/2011 3:08:00 AM

    I agree with you. I'm finding a bit of good real food adds so much more flavor and satiety than "fake" so it really doesn't add that much in fat. I'm starting to use little bits of real feta and bleu cheeses as they really liven up food with only small amounts.
ABSAP107 5/23/2011 6:20:00 PM

    gotcha on that... though we need cholesterol to live, and not all of it is bad... so I guess that's why I dig it. we all have our health issues though!
WALKZWDOGZ 5/23/2011 5:30:00 PM

    Using just the whites skips "fake eggs" and saves a lot of saturated fat. No need to cook with cream at all. I'm with you on real foods, but not on all the cholesterol.

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