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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 04:29 PM
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64. I won't touch that shit with a 20 foot pole, anymore.
I gave up most of it not long after my 30th birthday, along with making other lifestyle changes.

Haven't eaten red meat in years, much less a fast food burger, although I admit to occasionally being tempted by In & Out.

No overly processed foods, bleached grains, High Fructose Corn Syrup or hydrogenated oils. No shitty preservatives or crappy mass-produced snacks. No soda, sugary drinks or heavy sugar foods in general. My drinks of choice are coffee and tea, preferably green and unsweetened.

Mostly, now, I eat lower on the food chain, no fried food, not a whole lot of dairy (nonfat milk in lattes being the exception) .. I eat organic whenever possible, free range or sustainable fish & poultry. I had a year or so where I was completely vegetarian but that didn't last.

In the long run, though, it's been years since I overhauled my diet and I can honestly say that, along with regular exercise, it's made all the difference in the world. I'm in better shape than I was when I was 25, and I feel great.
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  -Who here has given up fast food & junk food? Philosoraptor  Jun-22-09 10:36 AM   #0 
  - "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." (avoid "edible food-like substances.")  lindisfarne   Jun-22-09 10:39 AM   #1 
  - TV junk food as you put it has put 100# on me.  Wapsie B   Jun-22-09 10:39 AM   #2 
  - no sugar, no flour. no TV nt  msongs   Jun-22-09 10:41 AM   #3 
  - I never eat at any of those fast food junk food places. n/t  RebelOne   Jun-22-09 10:42 AM   #4 
  - Giving up sodas had dramatic effects on my weight.  alfredo   Jun-22-09 10:44 AM   #5 
  - Bingo, the no soda thing has worked for me. Over a year soda free.  sarcasmo   Jun-22-09 06:23 PM   #71 
  - I lost ten lbs  alfredo   Jun-22-09 06:31 PM   #73 
     - If you drink two or three cans of Pepsi thats about 500 calories a day.  sarcasmo   Jun-22-09 06:57 PM   #76 
        - I had stopped liking them a long time before I stopped, but in some situations  alfredo   Jun-22-09 08:35 PM   #88 
  - i haven't given it up completely but don't drink like 2-3 or even more cans i use to before  JI7   Jun-23-09 03:45 AM   #104 
     - Moderation. I limit my self to one pizza a month, at most. Some months  alfredo   Jun-23-09 10:09 AM   #110 
  - A year ago I moved part way across the country,  SheilaT   Jun-22-09 10:45 AM   #6 
  - I'm trying but I have been pretty good with shopping only at Trader Joe's  LynneSin   Jun-22-09 10:49 AM   #7 
  - I've always been sort of health conscious, but with two teenagers, I became lax until  Mrs. Overall   Jun-22-09 10:49 AM   #8 
  - I rarely eat fast food  JerseygirlCT   Jun-22-09 10:50 AM   #9 
  - I prepare my meals from fresh ingredients and avoid prepared foods 99.99% of the time.  no_hypocrisy   Jun-22-09 10:51 AM   #10 
  - Stinky and I were just talking about that last night.  Sparkly   Jun-22-09 11:17 AM   #20 
  - gave up the actual junk - tee vee - years ago  Kali   Jun-22-09 10:55 AM   #11 
  - I watch so you think you can dance. And then I watch the news. That is it these days.  applegrove   Jun-22-09 10:55 AM   #12 
  - I gave it up . . .  Richard D   Jun-22-09 10:58 AM   #13 
  - Mostly, especially sine we signed up for a CSA  csziggy   Jun-22-09 11:02 AM   #14 
  - I haven't eaten that stuff in decades  Warpy   Jun-22-09 11:05 AM   #15 
  - Further down the thread-  Mother Of Four   Jun-23-09 05:38 AM   #109 
  - Never eat it.. and my garden is THRIVING!  lies and propaganda   Jun-22-09 11:05 AM   #16 
  - I am almost 100% vegetarian  Annces   Jun-22-09 11:08 AM   #17 
  - I am a vegan  spiritual_gunfighter   Jun-22-09 11:19 AM   #23 
     - absolutely agree  Annces   Jun-22-09 11:24 AM   #25 
     - My girlfriends nephew is a vegetarian  spiritual_gunfighter   Jun-22-09 12:02 PM   #33 
     - Vegan cheese you say? Shazam!  flvegan   Jun-22-09 04:11 PM   #59 
     - thanks for the link n/t  Annces   Jun-22-09 07:43 PM   #81 
     - This is what's in a lot of vegan cheeses:  AllieB   Jun-23-09 10:26 AM   #111 
     - Good for you!  JuniperLea   Jun-22-09 06:21 PM   #70 
        - I was in the same boat.  AllieB   Jun-22-09 07:08 PM   #77 
  - I have a slice of pizza every now and then from my favorite joint...  Contrary1   Jun-22-09 11:08 AM   #18 
  - I gave up fast food in 2005  tabbycat31   Jun-22-09 11:14 AM   #19 
  - congratulations - HFCS is unhealthy stuff  handmade34   Jun-22-09 12:22 PM   #38 
     - I have a vicious sweet tooth  tabbycat31   Jun-22-09 03:19 PM   #54 
  - I gave all that stuff up  spiritual_gunfighter   Jun-22-09 11:17 AM   #21 
  - Mostly...  sutz12   Jun-22-09 11:18 AM   #22 
  - I only eat fast food....  ThatsMyBarack   Jun-22-09 11:22 AM   #24 
  - I gave it up out of necessity. Doctor decided that I was in the beginning  pdxmom   Jun-22-09 11:28 AM   #26 
  - Can I ask a dumb question totally unrelated to the topic? What is "DH"?  closeupready   Jun-22-09 12:33 PM   #42 
     - Dear/darling Husband? n/t  Sabriel   Jun-22-09 03:03 PM   #53 
     - oh, yes, that's probably it. Thanks.  closeupready   Jun-22-09 04:03 PM   #57 
     - Designated Hitter in the AL  Thothmes   Jun-23-09 05:12 AM   #107 
  - I don't eat at any of those places you mentioned anymore.  kestrel91316   Jun-22-09 11:31 AM   #27 
  - My approach is to simplify my diet  zeemike   Jun-22-09 11:31 AM   #28 
  - We gave it up thirty years ago.  yellerpup   Jun-22-09 11:38 AM   #29 
  - I have. Many times.  bertman   Jun-22-09 11:51 AM   #30 
  - I gave it up a while back.  Mollis   Jun-22-09 11:56 AM   #31 
  - That's great! You're lucky you got wise at a young age.  Arugula Latte   Jun-22-09 12:26 PM   #40 
     - It's what I'm hoping  Mollis   Jun-22-09 03:42 PM   #55 
  - haven't had a bite in 20 years. nt  Javaman   Jun-22-09 11:59 AM   #32 
  - We stopped the fast food years ago, with the exception of Burgerville (I get veggie burgers).  Arugula Latte   Jun-22-09 12:04 PM   #34 
  - I never ate any of it at any time.  turnpike   Jun-22-09 12:08 PM   #35 
  - gave up most junk long ago  handmade34   Jun-22-09 12:18 PM   #36 
  - (gasp!)  BlooInBloo   Jun-22-09 12:19 PM   #37 
  - Give up McDonald's french fries? Never!  mainer   Jun-22-09 12:24 PM   #39 
  - I've found that (mostly) eliminating two foods from my diet has helped tremendously.  trotsky   Jun-22-09 12:33 PM   #41 
  - McDonald's is tasty, but makes me break out, so I limit that to once every two or three weeks.  closeupready   Jun-22-09 12:38 PM   #43 
  - A long time ago...It just is garbage, pure and simple  goodnight irene   Jun-22-09 12:40 PM   #44 
  - Gave up fast food years ago. Only rarely eat "junk food"-- usually a bag of pretzels in the car on  beac   Jun-22-09 12:42 PM   #45 
  - Not I. Love my junk food, in moderation.  Akoto   Jun-22-09 12:51 PM   #46 
  - I never did eat fast food. Don't drink soda  cali   Jun-22-09 12:57 PM   #47 
  - France? That makes all the difference. I'll eat dirt if it's cooked  Fire1   Jun-22-09 06:10 PM   #68 
  - I loves me some In & Out!  cherokeeprogressive   Jun-22-09 01:12 PM   #48 
  - no fast food  Locrian   Jun-22-09 02:16 PM   #49 
  - Me too. My carbs come from vegetables.  AllieB   Jun-22-09 04:10 PM   #58 
  - I had a yearly routine physical this AM.  lpbk2713   Jun-22-09 02:19 PM   #50 
  - Junk food is not food. Used to be a "treat." Not for everyday consumption.  omega minimo   Jun-22-09 02:22 PM   #51 
  - Food absolutism is so wearying.  mainer   Jun-22-09 02:53 PM   #52 
  - Except much of what's sold in stores & restaurants isn't food.It's "edible food-like substances"nt  lindisfarne   Jun-22-09 04:31 PM   #65 
     - Then you're eating in the wrong restaurants  mainer   Jun-22-09 05:51 PM   #66 
     - Many Boston restaurants serve produce and meats from local farms.  AllieB   Jun-22-09 07:10 PM   #78 
  - Are you mad?  Generator   Jun-22-09 04:01 PM   #56 
  - Everything in strict moderation.  flvegan   Jun-22-09 04:21 PM   #60 
  - Give up? No. Moderate? Yes.  NeedleCast   Jun-22-09 04:21 PM   #61 
  - I have cut down significantly...  fascisthunter   Jun-22-09 04:24 PM   #62 
  - We eat locally-raised meats and dairy and organic produce.  AllieB   Jun-22-09 04:27 PM   #63 
  - I won't touch that shit with a 20 foot pole, anymore.  Warren DeMontague   Jun-22-09 04:29 PM   #64 
  - Unfortunately, NO.  bigwillq   Jun-22-09 05:52 PM   #67 
  - It really comes down to what you eat 85% of the time...  JuniperLea   Jun-22-09 06:18 PM   #69 
  - I agree. I eat really well most of the time -  Left Is Write   Jun-22-09 06:27 PM   #72 
     - I have nine years on you...  JuniperLea   Jun-22-09 06:32 PM   #74 
  - I will never give them up  Skittles   Jun-22-09 06:32 PM   #75 
  - with all due respect, it's not just about your weight  shanti   Jun-22-09 07:22 PM   #79 
     - Friday I swam across a lake and back - ten miles  Skittles   Jun-22-09 07:39 PM   #80 
        - With good genes, one can get away with just about anything  mainer   Jun-22-09 08:11 PM   #84 
        - dunno if it's the genes  Skittles   Jun-22-09 08:16 PM   #85 
           - Exercise IS the ticket!  mainer   Jun-22-09 08:20 PM   #86 
           - WONDERFUL!  Skittles   Jun-22-09 08:30 PM   #87 
           - i used to be able to do that  shanti   Jun-23-09 12:47 AM   #101 
        - You are probably the exception to the rule for our age group  Art_from_Ark   Jun-22-09 08:49 PM   #92 
        - I've also not yet seen my first gray hair  Skittles   Jun-22-09 10:22 PM   #95 
           - When they were passing out the desirable genes  Art_from_Ark   Jun-23-09 12:05 AM   #98 
           - no kids but my mum had five  Skittles   Jun-23-09 12:10 AM   #100 
           - They're afraid they'll get their ass kicked.  Forkboy   Jun-23-09 12:08 AM   #99 
              - I wish I had that sort of authoritarian control over my hair  Art_from_Ark   Jun-23-09 02:23 AM   #102 
        - awesome!  shanti   Jun-22-09 09:57 PM   #94 
           - I just live completely outside the norm  Skittles   Jun-22-09 10:24 PM   #97 
  - I eat fast food but seldomly and I eat junk food in moderation  Hippo_Tron   Jun-22-09 07:49 PM   #82 
  - I haven't eaten  ellie   Jun-22-09 07:54 PM   #83 
  - No, and it'sonly a matter of time before they are severely regulated and banned.  krabigirl   Jun-22-09 08:42 PM   #89 
  - I love fast food and junk food  Codeine   Jun-22-09 08:44 PM   #90 
  - Fuck it. I LIKE junk food.  Blue-Jay   Jun-22-09 08:46 PM   #91 
  - Me. Years ago.  cliffordu   Jun-22-09 09:04 PM   #93 
  - While on rare occasion I have no choice  Horse with no Name   Jun-22-09 10:23 PM   #96 
  - I cut a lot out.  sakabatou   Jun-23-09 02:27 AM   #103 
  - Nope, can't say I have.....  Joe the Liberal   Jun-23-09 04:28 AM   #105 
  - I haven't patronized any of your "top offenders"or anyone similar in over 10 years  slackmaster   Jun-23-09 04:47 AM   #106 
  - I've lost 6.5 lbs -  Mother Of Four   Jun-23-09 05:32 AM   #108 

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