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Old 09-27-2005, 03:36 PM   #21
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:25 PM   #22
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I try to have 3 meals a day but have them at various times of the day.

For breakfast,
cold cereal consisting of bran flakes, added raisin, uncooked oatmeal, banana, non-fat milk
or cooked oatmeal with hot sauce, grated romano cheese, 1/2 cup of nonfat milk, I may added cut up zuchini or some other veggie. I'll have it with a cup of yogourt.

For lunch,
tunafish salad or salmon salad or a 3 eggs omlette with combination of different veggies (onions, green peppers, hot peppers, zuchini etc.)

For dinner,
chicken or salmon with pasta, potatoes or rice and veggies or 3 eggs omlette (as above). I recently made a batch of spicy tomato sauce which I froze and will have enough for 2 serving a week for about 3 months.

I never order take out or get any food at any fast food place.

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I never order take out or get any food at any fast food place.

I wish I could claim that! I don't eat nearly as much fast food as I did 20 years ago but I do like a $5.00 Little Caesars Pizza every now and then.*
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I wish I could claim that! I don't eat nearly as much fast food as I did 20 years ago but I do like a $5.00 Little Caesars Pizza every now and then.*
I don't get why "not eating any fast food" is a good thing. I can understand
not eating every meal there. Otherwise, I think SOME fast food venues
give great value for the price.

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Old 09-27-2005, 09:04 PM   #25
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I never order take out or get any food at any fast food place.
Well, maybe, it's not quite correct. The afternoon, I passed my favorite dumpling house in chinatown. I had a 10 steamed pork dumplings with hot souce and sour soy sauce for $2. I took them 5 minutes to server. I guess that is technically a fast food place.
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I don't get why "not eating any fast food" is a good thing. I can understand
not eating every meal there. Otherwise, I think SOME fast food venues
give great value for the price.

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As a rule, I think of fast food places as being fatty, greasy, and having unhealth foods. The last time I went to one about 20 years ago, I had a salad which was awful.

As far as value, unless you have coupon, I think in my area, the last time I looked, they seemed to be overpriced for what you get.
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I don't get why "not eating any fast food" is a good thing.* I can understand
not eating every meal there.* Otherwise, I think SOME fast food venues
give great value for the price.

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In general, fast food is low in nutritional value. One of the main reasons why we have so many obese people in our country. But as I said above, I do endulge every now and then.*
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As a rule, I think of fast food places as being fatty, greasy, and having unhealth foods. The last time I went to one about 20 years ago, I had a salad which was awful.

As far as value, unless you have coupon, I think in my area, the last time I looked, they seemed to be overpriced for what you get.
A double cheeseburger and 2% milk for $2.00 "overpriced". Surely you jest.
(I do agree about avoiding the salads)

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Wendys has a a 1$ menu which is a pretty good value. You can buy a small hamburger, small chilli,* or a small caesar salad for a dollar each. Of course you have to sort through the chilli for extra body parts.*
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Wendys has a a 1$ menu which is a pretty good value. You can buy a small hamburger, small chilli, or a small caesar salad for a dollar each. Of course you have to sort through the chilli for extra body parts.
Even fast food has gone digital...

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Even fast food has gone digital...

REW - you have really put your finger in it! Thanks for giving us that to chew on.
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A double cheeseburger and 2% milk for $2.00 "overpriced". Surely you jest.
(I do agree about avoiding the salads)

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I did say "I think in my area" they are overpriced but my dislike for fast food establishments is not because of their value but the general unhealthy food they serve. Of course, I know a lot of people on this planet would disagree with me.
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Its ridiculously hot here so I try not to fire up the oven unless I must.
I've also been lazy lately, so the past month's menu has been:

Turkey or Boca Burgers and salad
Spaghetti made with jarred sauce (Classico or Newman's own)
Dal (Indian lentil dish) with rice and yogurt
Salmon or Ahi Tuna steaks with cous-cous and vegetables
Chicken stir fry with rice
Grilled chicken breast and vegetables.

In cooler weather the menu includes more soup, homemade pizza, and things like roast chicken.

We almost never eat beef at home and rarely pork. I usually try a new dish about once a week.
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In general, fast food is low in nutritional value. One of the main reasons why we have so many obese people in our country. But as I said above, I do endulge every now and then.*
No offense, but that's nonsense. People are obese because they consume more calories than they burn. It doesn't really matter what form those calories take. However, there is a link between high-carb diets and insulin resistence (pre-diabetes). You can probably live to be 100 eating from McD as long as you avoid the fries, cokes, and buns.

Everybody here believes that low-fat and high-fiber is good for you, right? Well, there's no evidence of any benefits as far as cancer goes:

NY Times article
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Its ridiculously hot here so I try not to fire up the oven unless I must.
I've also been lazy lately, so the past month's menu has been:

Turkey or Boca Burgers and salad
Spaghetti made with jarred sauce (Classico or Newman's own)
Dal (Indian lentil dish) with rice and yogurt
Salmon or Ahi Tuna steaks with cous-cous and vegetables
Chicken stir fry with rice
Grilled chicken breast and vegetables.

In cooler weather the menu includes more soup, homemade pizza, and things like roast chicken.

We almost never eat beef at home and rarely pork. I usually try a new dish about once a week.
Yammy. What time can I drop over? Should I bring wine or would you prefer fruit juice.

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No offense, but that's nonsense. People are obese because they consume more calories than they burn.
You are correct, but isn't that the problem with fast food joints.
If you eat the popular foods offered by these places versus a nutritious well balanced meal, ounce for ounce, you will consume more calories at McD, BK, TalcoBell etc.
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You are correct, but isn't that the problem with fast food joints.
If you eat the popular foods offered by these places versus a nutritious well balanced meal, ounce for ounce, you will consume more calories at McD, BK, TalcoBell etc.
Eh, the reality is that food is food. As a human, you are adapted to eat quite a variety of different foods. Ounce-for-ounce, fast food is generally higher calorie, which as far as your body is concerned, means that it is more nutritious. A calorie is a calorie. Sure, there are some vitamins and trace minerals you need too, but believe me, you'll get enough from fast food.

As the NY Times article above points out, most of the "goodness" of "health foods" is unfounded.

Even the connection between heart disease and dietary fat is pretty weak. The real evil is LDL (which is thought to damage your arteries when it crystalizes), but that is produced by your liver as part of normal metabolism. LDL can really get out of control if you develop insulin resistance, which can come from your cells being constantly bathed in insulin, which is what can happen if you eat too many carbs.

Of course, if you eat too many calories, you will get fat, and being fat is bad for you too.

I do eat at McD on occasion (maybe 2-3 times per week), and I do it without guilt. But I avoid colas, fries, and other high-carb stuff. I also eat lots of nuts for snacks, and 72%-coco chocolate. Life is good (and so is my blood chemistry).
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No offense, but that's nonsense.* * People are obese because they consume more calories than they burn.* *It doesn't really matter what form those calories take.* * However, there is a link between high-carb diets and insulin resistence (pre-diabetes).* * You can probably live to be 100 eating from McD as long as you avoid the fries, cokes, and buns.* *

Everybody here believes that low-fat and high-fiber is good for you, right?* * Well, there's no evidence of any benefits as far as cancer goes:
No I take no offense. Everybody is entitled to an opinion. The problem is most people won't eliminate the fries, cokes or buns. Here at work, I see most people bringing back the "upsize" version of a combo from Wendy's. As far as the NY Times article is concerned, I'll take my chances with what the Prostate Cancer Foundation had to say about a healthy diet. I guess it all boils down to who you want to listen too.

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I love fast food - ate it all the time in New Orleans.

Here in MO - need to scope out the area - fast food wise.

McD and Wendy's were not my usual stops - only in a pinch.

The mix of good and bad stuff(for you the individual) is still your responsibility.

Do have a weakness for good fries with ketchup - myself.

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Ounce-for-ounce, fast food is generally higher calorie, which as far as your body is concerned, means that it is more nutritious. A calorie is a calorie.
Wab, so based on your statement alone, eating a pound of fries saturated with grease with lots of ketchup is more "nutritious" than eating a 1/4 lb baked potato (nothing added) 1/2 lb steamed spinach and 1/4 lb broiled salmon.

In my previous posts, I was just expressed MHO.
I would never discourage people from eating FF, smoking cigs, and taking lots OTC/ prescription drugs. I can't afford to have people draining the SS trough by living way past 70.
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