CeroX: I've lost 33 pounds in the last 2 months by doing the following:Having at least 32 ounces of fresh did-it-myself juice containing the following fresh ingredients:KaleZucchiniCeleryApplesGinger RootAvocadoCoconut WaterPineappleParsleyI've cut way back on any food that contains a "pharmaceutical grade" ingredient which would be:Fine white flour (we bought a grain mill and mill our own now)Sugar (switched to raw local honey)Processed Sodium (switched to sea salt)Which brings up another thing people really need to avoid which is MSG...MSG doesn't make you fat, but it prevents you from losing weight and MSG is in nearly every processed food product in the US. And US food companies have gotten good at hiding the fact that they put MSG in their food because of the big MSG scare back in the 80's...Here's a list of Trade and Common Names food companies use instead of MSG:Ac'centAji-No-MotoVetsinSenomyx (wheat extract labeled as artificial flavor)Monopotassium glutamate (while not sodium, has the exact same effect)Autolyzed yeastCalcium caseinateGelatinGlutamateHydrolyzed corn glutenHydrolyzed proteinNatrium glutamateSodium caseinateTextured proteinYeast foodYeast NutrientGlutamic AcidYeast Extractcalcium caseinateBarley MaltBouillonBrothCarrageenanMalt ExtractMalt flavoringMaltodextrinNatural flavor/flavoringsNatural pork/beef/chicken flavoringPectinProteaseProtease enzymesProtein-fortified substancesSoy proteinSoy protein isolate or concentrateSoy sauceSoy sauce extractStockVegetable gumHydrolyzed Plant ProteinAnd finally, I've reduced my red meat intake to once a week and my primary source of meat comes from seafood or chicken (though not so much just because i don't really like poultry products).I'm not doing weight watchers or anything like that, and by eating more raw foods i stay full longer and find i can't eat nearly as much as i used to and frequently have leftovers on my plate. And my grocery bill? has only increased about an average of $10 overall, because i don't need to buy as much food as before the higher cost of buying fresh fruits and veggies or buying the raw honey and things is mitigated by the fact that i don't have to eat nearly as much because the nutrition i am putting in my body is higher quality and therefore my body is reacting to it more positively...
GAT_00: revrendjim: GAT_00: revrendjim: Much to my surprise this is pretty much a non-retarded list. Those are all good suggestions. However, one thing I struggle with is the definition of "processed" foods. What the hell does that mean? Isn't anything that is cooked a "processed" food? Nobody is going to dispute that Cheese-Whiz is processed, but what about bread? It certainly does not occur in nature. Where is the line?Arguably, anything except grain, raw meat and fish and vegetables are "processed" foods. Milk for example is unprocessed if gotten unpasteurized, but that's illegal. So you can only buy "processed" milk. That doesn't make milk bad.So I'd interpret that as the less processing in your food, the better, which also seems to be fairly uniform in agreement across the board.Don't disagree, except to point out that cooked food is generally more nutritious than raw food, so some processing is actually helpful. Not so much whatever they do to turn cheese into cheetos.Agreed, which is why I said less processing. I think health advocates would also say that cooking food yourself is not processing, but I could be wrong. So that falls under minimal processing.Long of the short, we were healthiest when our culinary skills were at the Neanderthal level. Which is of course a blatant contradiction since the life of Neanderthals and humans at that time was nasty, brutish and short, marked by a constant quest to find food.
CeroX: Here's a list of Trade and Common Names food companies use instead of MSG:...Barley Malt...Malt Extract
CeroX: You might want to educate yourself
CeroX: Here's a list of Trade and Common Names food companies use instead of MSG:
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