Pop Culture & Food/Diet Channel
Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-07 11:06:37
ID: 58482
I made some lifestyle changes about ten years ago. Started cooking a lot more, avoided fast food and reduced my intake of processed food and alcohol. I went from being a fast food junkie to an avid home cook and gardener. Now when I eat something highly processed, like a McDonald's burger, a packaged snack from a vending machine, even something a little better quality like Panera, it tastes terrible to me. Just overwhelmingly like salt or artificial flavors. You really learn to appreciate fresh food and whole foods if you commit to it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-06 01:35:25
ID: 58456
I eat like, 80% of my diet unprocessed. But since I want to enjoy life at least somewhat while I'm living longer, I still eat small amounts of things I really love. I think some people have to, otherwise they get depressed and can't stick with it. I notice now that some of the processed stuff I used to love, like Little Debbie cakes, taste so weird to me now. Like, very fake and oily. But I still adore Reese's. I just only eat one or two now because that's all I need to satisfy my cravings. I try to "fill up" on veggies and fruits and whole grains and then my stomach sort of turns off a bit so that I can eat just one or two chocolates without feeling at all deprived.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-06 00:43:04
ID: 58453
DH & I decided to cut out added sugar for the new year. We started on Jan 2. Today, I made spaghetti and used the sauce we had in the pantry, even though it had added sugar. I could not believe how sweet it tasted, even after only a few days of not eating sugar. It was kind of gross. I guess we'll have to look for a new sauce brand.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-04 19:31:02
ID: 58438
In response to a confession. I've been renting out a room for almost a month now. Thankfully, I have some more common shelves and space now, but the clutter is still very much present. I've just been living in my room. The house is always cold like in the 50s. WTF, I'm constantly wearing layers or turning on the heater in my room and still cold.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-04 15:49:09
ID: 58429
I eat pretty well, but I absolutely, positively HATE exercise. Hate it. Everyone says to find something you like. Well, I've tried everything from tennis to karate and hated all of them. I also live in a place where it's 100 degrees half the year and it doesn't cool off at night. Sorry, not jogging in that. It also takes a lot of time. It will take 20 minutes to get wherever I'm working out, so 40 minutes round trip. Plus I need to change clothes, shower, redo hair and make-up. Just those things together are about an hour and a half, and that doesn't even include the workout. That's a lot of time. I already get up at 5:30 for work. No way I'm getting up earlier than that. And I never feel better afterwards. I feel more stressed because it's just one more thing I have to do. I wish I could get into it, but I just can't.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-04 14:52:36
ID: 58428
In response to a confession. I really don't get cravings. When you don't eat junk, you really don't crave it. I don't eat dairy because I have lactose issues, so never crave ice cream or pizza. I've never really liked soda, even as a kid, so don't crave that. It tastes like syrup to me. Every now and then I'll indulge in some dairy free dark chocolate. But even then I stick to brands that have natural and very few ingredients. I crave salty more than sweet, and will have some roasted, salted almonds, which I love. I will eat honey sometimes, but generally sweet things taste too sweet to me. I am married. DH eats pretty much what I eat. He's pretty health conscious and it really is good! I have 2 kids. They eat what I make for dinner or what's in the house for lunch and snacks which is all healthy. But they also eat pizza, candy and other kid stuff. I know we are setting a good example and they don't eat a ton of junk.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-04 04:55:31
ID: 58417
I'm one of these people that has to be careful of what I eat not because I gain weight but I get malnourished pretty easily. I don't know why. I get weak and tired and not feeling well. I can always tell by my skin too and especially my nails if I'm not eating right. My nails grow fast, and if I'm not getting the nutrients I need they get really thin and sharp. I wear them kind of short so I'm constantly clipping them. If I find that I'm cutting with my nails just trying to live life, I know I need to re-evaluate the diet. Aaaaaand right now I have several little cuts from them. I know it's the diet because I've been able to fix it by changing my diet over and over again, every time I screw up my diet.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-04 04:53:22
ID: 58318
In response to a confession. It isn't vapid celebrity gossip. It's encouraged a dialog about mental health. I couldn't care less about their personal lives, but because of Pete's tweets, people are discussing things like borderline personality disorder, codependency, suicidal ideation, and how it isn't Arianna's fault that her ex is threatening suicide. A lot of women get blamed when they don't coddle their partner's mental illness and I'm glad to see people speaking up for her. My ex husband has bpd and that shit is no joke. He, his family, and even my family blamed me for his suicide threats when I finally said enough is enough and divorced him. If you don't want to read about Pete Davidson then don't read about him.To someone like me, this story hits home.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-04 04:52:31
ID: 58321
In response to a confession. Garlic! The best cure for cold sores... I' ve had to deal with cold sores for years, tried everything from food supplements/vitamins, prescription medicines, oils etc... but what really helps me is plain old garlic. Cut a garlic glove, rub the juice onto the cold sore and the area around it - warning: will burn for about one minute. If it is a bad case, you might want to repeat this 2-4 times during the day. Sometimes one treatment is enough, caught early enough it will not even break out. Healing is also much faster than with any other stuff I tried. Best stuff ever!
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-04 04:51:53
ID: 58338
In response to a confession. There are plenty of good treatments, it's just that people don't want to put in the work. They want a magic pill, book, or food to magically change their life. If you look at people who've maintained their weight loss, it's because they did an overhaul of their lifestyle and behaviors.
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