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2013-04-04 07:27:54 AM  
2 votes:

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:
Ginger Root
Coconut Water

I'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:
Senomyx (wheat extract labeled as artificial flavor)
Monopotassium glutamate (while not sodium, has the exact same effect)
Autolyzed yeast
Calcium caseinate
Hydrolyzed corn gluten
Hydrolyzed protein
Natrium glutamate
Sodium caseinate
Textured protein
Yeast food
Yeast Nutrient
Glutamic Acid
Yeast Extract
calcium caseinate
Barley Malt
Malt Extract
Malt flavoring
Natural flavor/flavorings
Natural pork/beef/chicken flavoring
Protease enzymes
Protein-fortified substances
Soy protein
Soy protein isolate or concentrate
Soy sauce
Soy sauce extract
Vegetable gum
Hydrolyzed Plant Protein

And 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...

You've gone full retard. That list of MSG names is just stupid. You're calling things like fruit fiber and beans MSG.
2013-04-03 09:18:32 PM  
2 votes:
My rules:

1. Eat something
2. Wait 30 minutes
3. Still Hungry?
a) yes: eat some more
b) no: don't eat anymore

My weight has stayed constant now for about two years. Of course that doesn't mean you can eat a cake everynight for dinner and expect to stay thin. I also cut way back on my drinking. But I just think most of this is common sense stuff. Everything in moderation and I'm fine.
2013-04-04 09:19:20 PM  
1 vote:

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.

You do realize that the Neanderthals died out 20,000 years ago.
2013-04-04 10:06:24 AM  
1 vote:

CeroX: Here's a list of Trade and Common Names food companies use instead of MSG:
Barley Malt
Malt Extract

Not a complete list, but those ingredients contain neither sodium or glutamate, or protein for that matter. They're sugar.
2013-04-04 08:15:44 AM  
1 vote:

Here's a list of Trade and Common Names food companies use instead of MSG:

That's it.  Those are the ONLY Trade Names.  The rest are nonsense.  Allow me to explain, because I feel like combating idiocy somehow makes a difference, even though you will likely discount this simple fact and continue to get your "facts" from sites like unlessitsfreerangeitsgoingtokillyou.com and other sites that have no agenda whatsoever to push.

MSG = C5H8NO4Na.  If it is not this, it is not MSG.  End of discussion.

The fact that you have things like bouillon, broth, pectin, and soy sauce on your list makes it laughable.  Never mind that you have everything from fiber to salt to protein on there as well.  Do yourself a favor and spend some time on, if nothing else, wikipedia.
2013-04-04 08:07:38 AM  
1 vote:

CeroX: You might want to educate yourself

Almost every living thing contains glutamate.  That doesn't mean it is in the L-form or the free glutamic acid form that can then become a glutamate salt or MSG.

Your list is stupid and so are you.
2013-04-04 07:54:18 AM  
1 vote:

CeroX: Here's a list of Trade and Common Names food companies use instead of MSG:

You are a retard.
2013-04-04 06:26:35 AM  
1 vote:
Duh. They also forgot that saturated fat isn't the devil and dietary fiber is ultra important.
2013-04-03 08:27:57 PM  
1 vote:
I don't have many rules, but a basic one is "eat as much variety of colors as possible". Try to eat something orange, yellow, purple, red, green (etc.) everyday. It forces you to eat more fruits and vegetables, and the plant pigments that cause different colors are also responsible for providing different types of antioxidants and other nutrients.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a beer to crack.
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