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Speak Up: When It Comes to Your Health, Are There Certain Foods You Won't Touch?

Speak Up: When It Comes to Your Health, Are There Certain Foods You Won't Touch?

I recently met a couple of moms from my daughters' school for lunch. When trying to decide where to eat, I mentioned the local pizza place. One of the moms refused though, saying she never eats pizza because it's too fattening. Personally, there's no way I could live without an occasional slice, but since there are certain foods I won't touch (like fried chicken), I had to respect her wishes. So I was wondering, are there specific foods you won't touch because they seem too fattening or unhealthy? Tell me all about them in the comment section below.

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Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 8 years
Also, I won't drink any calories unless forced to, like if I pass out at the end of a race, they typically force you to drink a Gatorade. Yeah, and we already covered the no food from any establishment other than my house. you just can't trust people.
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 8 years
I won't eat fried anything, fast food, most restaurant food except a dry chef or Caesar salad, and if I feel like I desperately need protein I ask them to throw some chicken on it. I won't eat things like pop-tarts. I won't eat lasagna or spaghetti (or anything else that is too concentrated in calories). But I will occasionally have a square of dark chocolate. I can't cut chocolate out my life.
brocka brocka 9 years
I think that it is strange to have foods you absolutely wont eat because they are "too fattening". I have foods that I wont eat due to personal ethics (ie. pork=tissues are too similar to humans, weird, I know) or religious beliefs. Just enjoy a little bit and then spend a few extra minutes walking. Eating disorders stem from setting limits for yourself (which coincidentally--audrie hepburn, edie, and kate moss have all been linked to and are many poster's image) and have much worse consequences than gaining weight for a couple of days.
razzberry razzberry 9 years
Nothing that is deep fried or creamy or leaves a shiny residue haha
Zero_Cool Zero_Cool 9 years
I limit things as well, but I won't not eat something just cause it's bad for me. The way I see it, there's no food when you're 6 feet under, so you might as well enjoy it while you can!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
Great posting, Wild Magelet. It answered what I was responding to way better than I did. And all that healthy food sounds so good. And of course people have plenty to eat while eliminating these things. The things people listed, even on the longer lists are things that don't really offer nutrition. There is a lot of REAL food for people to eat and yes, there is YUMMY healthy food that actually offers our bodies nutrients. I looked up some yummy recipes the other day. This is FIT sugar. I don't get why this "How can you not like junk foods or how can you not eat these things?" mentality is on FIT sugar of all places, especially with the assumption that it's only about being skinny.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 9 years
I completely agree with Francoisehardly; I don't think anyone here feels particularly deprived and I'll never understand why people think that you have disordered eating habits or you're "missing out on something" if you don't think processed food, packed with sugar, saturated fat and chemicals, that your poor body can't find any nutrition in whatsoever, sounds especially appetizing. For one thing, if you didn't grow up eating lollies and chocolate and chips as a child, you don't develop a palate for it in the same way. "What do you eat?!" I eat fresh vegetables, sun-ripened New Zealand fruit, homemade wholegrain bread, beans, lentils, brown rice, chick peas, tempeh, tofu, fresh hummus, vegetarian feta cheese, baked falafel, homemade soups and stews, wholemeal couscous, quinoa, fresh herbs and dried spices, and I enjoy almost every mouthful. :) Sorry to sound cranky, it's just amazing to me the number of people who give you the Look when they see you turning down a piece of cake in favour of a fresh apple. And that even on FitSugar, there's a mentality that junk food is inherently the best, yummiest food that would be top of everyone's list if calories and health considerations weren't an issue. I absolutely think everyone has the right to put what they want into their own body, but I'd just like to say that given the choice between a bowl of hot fries and a homemade chick pea stew, I'd take the latter every time. If offered a brownie or an apple, I'd rather have the apple. Some people would probably also take the apple; others would rather have the brownie. It's a matter of personal taste. It's not a given that we'd all grab for the chocolate. Having said that, I admit that given the choice between a toasted cheese sandwich and a salad, I'd be all over that sandwich, to heck with the salad. But USUALLY, the healthy choices sound good to me!
yamagrl yamagrl 9 years
I never drink anything with caffeine - coffee, tea, drinks etc. Also I can't stand diet drinks. I would not, could not, live without pizza!
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 9 years
Oh I forgot to add beer and most alcoholic drinks.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Yeah, I avoid mayo too...I never did like it, even when I was fat. It's got a weird taste and it's just pure fat. I'd much rather have mustard on a sandwich. And I also don't drink caloric beverages: regular soda/juice/Gatorade/sugary coffee drinks, etc. I do allow myself alcoholic beverages every now and then, but I count it into my daily calorie requirement.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 9 years
I absolutely refuse to eat anything fried food, sugar based drinks and soda, and fast food. I watch out for high fructose syrup and partially hyd. oil and things like that. I'm not fibbing when I say I love vegetables and fish! I really do!
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
I guess I can't say there's something I like but don't eat for health reason; many unhealthy foods I don't really care for - like red meat, soda, fast food (except fries), candy, sausages; but every now and then I feel like having them. For example I would have a hamburger once every two years, or candy when I go hiking with my family, because it's tradition. Also, the only soda I really couldn't give up is the Slovak "national" drink Kofola, but I only have it a few times every summer.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
I am a big food restrictor! Nothing but lean meats and non-starchy vegetables & healthy omega/monosaturated fats! (but no nuts!) * I mean it - I only have lean meats & vegetables!
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 9 years
Cream sauces (alfredo), mayo, fried chicken, pop/soda, gravy, and sugary cereals.
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
I don't drink regular soda or eat boxed (store bought) cookies. Only the homemade cookies are worth the fat and calories. Very little if any fast food and then it's always grilled something with no mayo. I don't eat chips (except for tortilla chips occasionally). I avoid anything fried!!
eclecticFLgirl eclecticFLgirl 9 years
I never drink anything except water, and I almost never eat ice cream, fried foods, fast foods, high-sugar foods, pasta, white bread, chips, cookies, or candy.
InnaInna* InnaInna* 9 years
I don't drink non diet soda and try to avoid fried and fast food.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
I avoid food that I hate (duh). Such as: - bell peppers (green, red, yellow) *shudder* - skin on fried chicken *shudder* - peanuts - strawberries - ginger - peanut butter - brisket - anything w/corn syrup - I can't stand the taste/feel of that! - most things w/partially hydrogenated anything - most white-flour items - creamy pasta sauces, bleah. But I'll never give up: - pork of almost any kind (except ribs - yuk!); love pork chops, hot dogs, sausage patties, link sausage, ham, pork tenderloin... *slobbering like Homer Simpson* - chocolate chip cookies (soft) - Haagen-Dazs chocolate ice cream, ohmylord... - Diet Coke - Chili's fried cheese - On the Border's brownie sundae (minus the "praline," aka caramel, sauce).
Kristykitten Kristykitten 9 years
This house special beef (or chicken) dish from this Chinese chain. I looked up the calorie/fat content and it was INSANE (900+ cals, 33g of fat). Also I basically won't get a burger (or anything, for that matter...except maybe fries...once a year) from a fast food joint (In-N-Out excluded, still sparingly). Agree with "V for Victoria" too....Frappucinos...they are so not worth it....and I avoid creamy pastas too!
michimindou michimindou 9 years
i eat anything , i just try to eat well.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
I was thinking the same thing.......very sad. Of course it's important to be healthy but this is just ridiculous. WHAT THE HELL DO YOU PEOPLE EAT?????!!!????? I drink diet soda when/if drink it with an occassional regular if I really want it. I eat everything that is not very healthy in moderation. I try to eat as healthy as possible without living off a sad and pailfully depriving diet. I also exercise and stay active. Some of these answers seem to be leaning toward the more UNHEALTHY type of living..........
sldc sldc 9 years
I have a really healthy relationship with food. Although I eat super healthy most of the time, if I really want that slice of pizza or donut, I will eat it on occasion. I would never express that something is too fattening or forbidden. I have been avoiding transfats before most (about 1997?) and I have always tried to eat only "good fats," but I am still not fat phobic. I say the "greasier the pizza the better" and I would pit my cholesterol levels against anyone's. I think it is tacky when people are overly vocal about their food requirements. I mean, couldn't she just have had a Greek salad and avoided the pizza without the declaration? I have some food intolerances and I can adjust without being a party pooper.
Marlovestar Marlovestar 9 years
Butter and Mayo are two things that have creeped me out since childhood. Not sure why either because I love olive oil. Just the appearance of a stick of lard...yuck!
michlny michlny 9 years
I have to say - I do not eat ANY junk food (processed, fast food, cakes, ice cream, et al) and I do NOT miss any of it. When I think about all the good food I do eat and how it is helpful for me, my body, my energy - I derive so much pleasure from the healthy stuff, I have ZERO desire for anything unhealthy.
SweetNGlow SweetNGlow 9 years
Wheat and trans fats. You'd have to knock me out to get me to eat either--or cleverly and deceitfully trick me!
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