Things I Have Successfully Cut From My Diet

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    Jan 04, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    Gradual improvements in what I eat have included pretty much eliminating the following in my diet:

    - any refined sugars, high fructose foods and sweets
    - anything with partially hydrogenated fats
    - butter, margarine, whole milk
    - fatty cuts of meats...I now broil all my meats on my George Foreman grill.
    - most fried foods and fast food
    - anything prepackaged, instant or highly processed.

    Now if I can only give up my once in a blue moon supersized pastrami sandwhich with extra mustard and pickles....
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    Jan 04, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    I have an awful awful addiction to wheat thins... i have been a good guy recently, but you put those things in front of me, and i will eat the whole box in a breath.. i dunno why... they are perfect to my taste buds or something.. then, i end up feel too full from them.. help! icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 04, 2009 10:59 PM GMT
    KissingPro said
    Now if I can only give up my once in a blue moon supersized pastrami sandwhich with extra mustard and pickles....


    New Yorker?
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    Jan 04, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    KissingPro said
    Now if I can only give up my once in a blue moon supersized pastrami sandwhich with extra mustard and pickles....


    Mmmm.... calories.
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    Jan 04, 2009 11:18 PM GMT
    KissingPro said

    Now if I can only give up my once in a blue moon supersized pastrami sandwhich with extra mustard and pickles....


    Ewww.... Pastrami

    Haven't you ever heard of nitrates icon_lol.gif


    I subscribe to the everything in moderation policy...
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    Jan 04, 2009 11:23 PM GMT
    I haven´t eaten junk food for 20 years, or is it 21. Quite a long time anyway. I haven´t had sugar in coffee/tea etc for 16 or 17. I haven´t eaten ready meals for about 16 or 17 years either, nor processed stuff. Just takes a re-education of the taste buds, guys. After that you don´t even want it icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 04, 2009 11:42 PM GMT
    I agree that it's a matter of exposing your taste buds to something else.

    They've done studies on it. If you add something good to your diet and stick to it regularly, for a few days or a few weeks. . . you'll acquire a liking, or at least a tolerance for it. Your taste buds will accept it, whether it's broccoli or oatmeal or carrots.

    It's all a matter of getting past that first couple of days / weeks.
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    Jan 05, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    I'm not an expert but can offer one seemingly hopeful suggestion.

    For years, I have been hooked on Diet Dr. Pepper and chocolate covered jujubes. My living and workout routine has been disrupted the last few weeks.

    Without the regular schedule, I haven't succumbed to my regularly timed vices. The caffeine headaches have subsided and will see what the next few weeks endure.