Help design a new diet
Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:08 PM
My dad works at a nut health store thingy, so i get access to all kinds of nuts/berries/salads and stuff, so can u list what i should eat?, so far i been eating alot of salted roasted cashew nuts, raisins, cranberries, some almonds etc...
instead of rice and meat and stuff like dat, what else can i eat dats affordable, and easy to cook?...btw i goto school....so i dont eat their lunch, so my first meal would be at 6:30 in the morning, and 2nd meal at 3:30 in the afternoon.
any inputs would be glady appreciated.
btw are eggs considered dairy? cuz i love eggs...
Posted 25 March 2005 - 02:50 PM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 03:35 PM
I would not avoid meat unless you find that it's essential for you to do so. Others have found that when meat truly is problematic that they usually do just fine on organic meat.
Rice genrally is not bad for you, but depending on the type of rice it may have a higher insulin response in your system, which could be a problem for your skin. I'm currently experimenting with a variety of types of rice and I'm not noticing any effect yet, but brown rice is definately good. If you are eating white rice that is bleached, it may also be OK for you, but of course it's devoid of most of it's nutrients. So it's always better to go with whole grain rice when can, if for nothing else the fiber and nutrient content. What you may have heard most of us avoiding if not just simple refined carbs, are those that contain Wheat and/or Gluten grains. This is a presonal choice that you may find you need to make one day, but for now try seeing if just reducing your refined grain consumption, added sugars, trans fats, and fructose sugars (fruits are usually fine) is all you need.
If you can tolerate legumes and nuts continue eating them. The best way to eat these though are to ripen them by soaking or sprouting them for several hours or a day or two, and then cook or dry them accordingly. This aides in proper digestion & increased nutrient absorption, and also helps some people that couldn't have these in their unripened state. The same goes for soy, either soaked, sprouted, but I believe fermented is the prefered "safe" option.
Oh and nope, eggs are not dairy and as such you can usually consume them cooked (some people can't). There's even a new form of egg out now that contains extra Omega 3 and vitamin E, but it does cost twice as much as regular eggs. Of course if you are going to stay away from fried foods anyway, then paying double isn't as big of a deal since you may not eat eggs quite as often as you once did.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 03:41 PM
Posted 26 March 2005 - 03:27 AM
Posted 26 March 2005 - 07:03 AM
do you have a link?
Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:00 PM
Yeah it definately grew on me too. Now white rice is soo bland ;-) I'm thinking about getting a rice cooker, perhaps that will shorten the hour it takes to cook!
Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:07 PM
Aw, an hour's not so bad! You just put it on and then go about your business. I usually make twice as much as I need so I can make stir-fried rice and veggies the next night.
Posted 26 March 2005 - 02:10 PM
LOL, but sometimes you might forget and my rice tends to overboil (with the lid half over it) and that makes a mess so i'm constantly watching it. When I do cook twice as much thinking my parents will help me eat some, they don't and I never finish 8 servings in 3 days =(