What Should I eat?
Posted 27 March 2004 - 03:58 AM
I'm going to try cutting dairy out of my diet (as well as a couple of other things) for the next 2 weeks - month, but I'm not sure what I can eat in its place. I have cereal every day (pretty much) and drink milk with most of my meals. If you have any advice re: alternative breakfast foods (I like oatmeal and waffles but I usually have a glass of milk with them). Also, after how long without milk should I expect to see any improvement, or whatever's expected to happen?
Posted 27 March 2004 - 07:51 AM
Im cutting foods out but im not sure what to eat !
I have milk everyday with my cereal so Im cutting that out for a few weeks. But then I dont no what to have for breakfast, I end up having soup and some fruit, does anyone no if soup is a good or bad thing to eat?
I also read that bread isnt a very good thing to eat and I eat so much of that (brown bread) , is organic bread any better? I also eat a lot of pototoes and read on one site that they arent to good. So i never no what to eat and end up starving and I dont eat enough as it is.
So it would be interesting to hear what people eat for breakfast, dinner, tea, etc.
Posted 27 March 2004 - 09:02 AM
I eliminated milk from my diet a few months ago and reduced my potatoes consumption, because I, too, read that they could induce acne. (Sweet potatoes, however, are supposed to be excellent for the skin. I.e. they are copious in Vitamin A and stimulate the production of Hyaluronic Acid. Anyhow, I digress...) For breakfast, I now eat a bowl of sugar-free oatmeal (Yep, it is the instant stuff, but what can you do? Time is of the essence here. ) AND a bowl of Egg Beaters (egg substitutes), nastily seasoned with raw garlic and pepper....LOL I wash down my grub with a glass of spring water/freshly squeezed lemon juice. I had eliminated orange juice from my diet a few months ago, as well, because of its sugar content - as discussed by that Dr. Perricone fellow. Eating fruit for breakfast is a super suggestion, too; I usually begin doing that at around brunch.
Posted 27 March 2004 - 09:22 AM
Posted 27 March 2004 - 09:41 AM
I dont think I stop eating bread, I have it all the time! Its always brown bread though, is organic bread any better?
The only fruit I tend to eat our bananas, apples and grapes.
And is scrambled egg any good? I suppose not because your adding milk.
And also I read somewhere on here that you shouldnt microwave your food because it produces chemicals in the food or something ? :-k
Posted 27 March 2004 - 12:29 PM
About your penchant for scrambling eggs with milk...hmmm, that is a new one to me. When my mum scrambles eggs for my pop, she does not mix in any other ingredients â€“ save for a little extra virgin olive oil if she is not cooking with a Teflon pan. Otherwise, scrubbing an egg-residued pan is a shard in the gluteus maximus. There, how was that for swapping recipes and cleaning tips simultaneously?
The spiel about not microwaving foods...ahhh, yes...indeed you should not (especially in a plastic container)! I studied about this briefly in an Environmental Health class eons ago. I, however, still do it because I am such a lazy bum. Besides, I have a super neat Zenith microwave from the 1970s; folks knew how to crank out top-notch appliances and stuff back then. Nowadays, everything is comprised of cheesy, here today-gone tomorrow plastic. (Anyhow, I digress again...one of my fortes ) Any and everything we are exposed to in our homes (as well as everywhere else this side of the Milky Way it seems...lol) is contaminated with all sorts of toxic substances â€“ courtesy of industrialization. When you microwave foods, the chemicals in your plastic container or dish (God forbid if it contains lead...*gasp*) seep into your food. Aside from this, the radio waves emitted from microwaves may be detrimental to food and hence to our health. I am not too keen on the mechanics of it really or anyone who boo-hoos microwaves; I think the microwave is a fabuloso invention. Besides, we are all probably walking mutagens anyway â€“ so heat up!
Anyhow, I hope that I have sufficiently addressed your concerns. Now if only I could write a dissertation with this much ease. Okay, no more procrastinating for me today; time to hit the books. Best wishes with your diet experiment.
Posted 27 March 2004 - 12:54 PM
Posted 27 March 2004 - 01:24 PM
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Posted 27 March 2004 - 02:51 PM
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Posted 29 March 2004 - 07:57 PM
except for oatmeal and fruit and veggies
Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:21 PM
I too, am trying to cut out dairy and it is SO hard. All my favorite foods are dairy.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:51 PM
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Posted 24 March 2005 - 11:21 PM
Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:07 PM
IMO, if you buy bread, I would go with rye or whole wheat. If you buy wheat, make sure the very first ingredient on the label says, WHOLE WHEAT GRAIN, or WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, not wheat flour, or wheat grain.
Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:25 PM
If you are really used to relying on dairy and bread, you have to start thinking outside that box. If I'm in a hurry, I just eat fruit or a smoothie for breakfast. But when I have more time, I eat some sauteed vegetables with either beans or tofu, and maybe some avocado. If you're used to a sandwhich at lunch, you could try making up a big batch of some type of cold salad to pack along. Any combo of grains and beans, plus some grated carrots, green onions, peas, ANY vegetable that you like really. Dress it with some lemon juice, olive oil, tamari and herbs.
I think you'll find if you try to just switch over to "healthier" proccessed foods, like buying gluten-free waffles etc, you'll end up spending a lot of money on food. If you can and that works for you, great, but if not, you really have to start cooking for yourself and understand that doing so takes a little time. Enjoy it though, put on some music and just spend a little time in the kitchen. If you know you're going to be busy then next week, make a big pot of soup or bean salad and just have it in the fridge. If you know you're going to be breaking down and going to dairy queen because you have a sweet tooth, make sure you have healthy sweets around the house. I try to keep some dates and raisins around, and I have some recipes for quick, easy, no bake cookies that have no wheat and no sugar.
Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:29 PM