Food advice: what should I NOT be eating?

spinfreakspinfreak Posts: 5,204 Admiral
I don't care what you think I should be eating. What do you think I should stay away from?
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  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    Carbs. Sugars. Dairy. Fatty meats.

    These only in moderation.
  • td.td. Posts: 4,695 Captain
    spinfreak wrote: »
    I don't care what you think I should be eating. What do you think I should stay away from?

    Food.

    Drink protein shakes for the next year. You'll lose 100+ pounds.
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 9,563 Admiral
    Raw anything - sushi, oysters, etc. Your system is probably not up to par yet.
    Also, those little gel-packs in shoes. Or birthday candles that look like candy, but aren't. Drywall, laundry detergent, and toilet paper - just keep in mind that just because something smells good, it's not good for you to eat.
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  • Look Out BelowLook Out Below MiccoPosts: 3,823 Moderator
    Guys

    Really it's easier to say what would be good for you then bad, raw foods, Red Meats, fatty foods, milk, candy, sugary foods, high in carbs...
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  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    Spin - where i work my insurance has this health program where I and my wife get access to all kinds of programs, most of which we don't need. Dietary is one of those. Fitness is another.

    If you have health insurance of any kind, check it out and see if there's a resource that you can reach out to for the correct and proper way to modify your diet.
  • Grady-ladyGrady-lady Posts: 5,282 Admiral
    I think someone on here already said it...white stuff...white rice, white potatoes, white flour, sugar of any color.

    Stay away from big portions...better to eat six small meals...as in breakfast, lunch, supper and three snacks. Stay away from fried foods and/or fatty foods...and alcohol (for the most part).

    There's a great book, called 'Body For Life' by Bill Phillips that is worth the purchase price. The best overall plan for developing a healthy body that I have seen. The foods are everyday stuff, no counting calories or weighing, just portion control, plus the writing style is inspirational.
    It's forgiving, easy to follow...and if you do follow the eating and exercising plan (lots of options to tailor to your needs)...you get one free day a week to eat anything you want.
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  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 11,107 AG
    Spin, besides certain foods you should stay away from, as I am sure you well know, there's certain ways of preparing that are even worse.


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  • spinfreakspinfreak Posts: 5,204 Admiral
    Really it's easier to say what would be good for you then bad

    but what fun is that?

    I like some of Mr Ichardson's recommendation
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  • hebegbhebegb Posts: 8,722 Officer
    just keep in mind that just because something smells good, it's not good for you to eat.


    eh?


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  • Look Out BelowLook Out Below MiccoPosts: 3,823 Moderator
    spinfreak wrote: »

    I like some of Mr Ichardson's recommendation

    You'd like to eat them?
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  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 27,698 AG
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  • td.td. Posts: 4,695 Captain
    Eat three of these every night.

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  • Capt'n. ChumbucketCapt'n. Chumbucket Posts: 1,366 Officer
    Stay away from asparagus. It makes you gaseous and makes your pee smell funny (and I don't mean funny ha-ha, I mean funny like in stinky)
    Specializing in poor life choices since 1954.
  • hebegbhebegb Posts: 8,722 Officer
  • spinfreakspinfreak Posts: 5,204 Admiral
    td. wrote: »
    Eat three of these every night.

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    TD....is that from your food blog?
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  • magotmagot Posts: 6,640 Officer
    Grady-lady wrote: »
    Stay away from fried foods and/or fatty foods...and alcohol (for the most part).

    Spin, eat anything you want. If GL is right, life ain't worth living.
  • spinfreakspinfreak Posts: 5,204 Admiral
    magot wrote: »
    Spin, eat anything you want. If GL is right, life ain't worth living.

    Haha
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  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    Stay away from the snack cakes, candy bars, chips, cookies.

    You can find snacks that are healthful and tasty - those rice cakes ain't too shabby. Whole wheat cereals like Total, etc are great and full of fiber. Cereal would be what I would use milk for, preferably the one with the blue cap .....
  • AbelmanAbelman Posts: 1,853 Captain
    Pulled Pork:

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    Ribs:

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    Wings:

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    Beef Sammies:

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    Smoked Chuck Roast:

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    Stuffed Bracoile:

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    Stuffed Pork Loin:

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    Brisket:

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    Smoked Meatloaf but the veggies are good:

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    Perhaps try:

    grilled corn:

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    Huli Chicken:

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    Turkey:

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    Grilled Fish Tacos:

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  • CalusaCalusa Posts: 11,881 Officer
    Food p0rn0graphy at its finest ....
  • INTREPID377INTREPID377 Posts: 3,737 Captain
    Spin, it's time to stop using your weight as a joke or to gain attention. If you don't do something drastic, you're going to die soon. If you're suicidal, so be it.

    You really want to know what not to eat? How 'bout this. Don't eat 8,000 calories a day. You're not kidding anyone with your defense about what you eat. You're the fattest guy I know and the only way you can maintain that weight is to ingest an enormous amount of food every day.

    Get counseling, get a stomach band, get gastric by-pass, get help. Nobody here is going to save you. Half the people simply enjoy making fun of you. They're laughing AT you, not with you. One day soon someone will notice that you haven't posted in a while and somebody else is going to post that you're dead. A couple people will then say a couple nice things and then it's going to get ugly:

    "He killed himself"
    "He was a slob"
    "Look at this Picture. What do you expect"

    Your story is going to end badly and nobody is going to remember a **** thing about you other than you were fat. Is that what you want?
  • LitiGATORLitiGATOR Posts: 819 Officer
    All kidding aside, what about trying to get one on of the weight-loss shows? You'll have a personal trainer, free [healthy] meals, be on tv, and get paid. You're definitely big enough to pique shows' interest. Just a thought.
  • JasonJason Posts: 64 Deckhand
    Sell your boats and get the surgery...then worry about eating right.
  • Lucky7Team2Lucky7Team2 Posts: 6,794 Officer
    YOu need to calculate the amout of calories you need to intake a week for someone your height and age at their optimal weight. Than eat 200 calories or so below that. You will drop weight. Probably around 2500-2800 I would say though not sure. Now how you intake those calories is up to you. Can sit and eat a steak and potatoes if you want, but thta's probaab;y ALL you could eat all day. The reason to eat healthy is you can spread those calories out throughout the day on healthier meals and not feel hungry. Hunger drives you to make bad decisions.

    It was me that posted about white, basically because white bread, flour and rice are highly glycemic which in turn cause insulin spikes, which than triggers your body to store those calories as fat, as opposed to burn them.

    Dieting does not work, lifestyle changes do. Good luck.
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 11,037 AG
    Spin, it's time to stop using your weight as a joke or to gain attention. If you don't do something drastic, you're going to die soon. If you're suicidal, so be it.

    You really want to know what not to eat? How 'bout this. Don't eat 8,000 calories a day. You're not kidding anyone with your defense about what you eat. You're the fattest guy I know and the only way you can maintain that weight is to ingest an enormous amount of food every day.

    Get counseling, get a stomach band, get gastric by-pass, get help. Nobody here is going to save you. Half the people simply enjoy making fun of you. They're laughing AT you, not with you. One day soon someone will notice that you haven't posted in a while and somebody else is going to post that you're dead. A couple people will then say a couple nice things and then it's going to get ugly:

    "He killed himself"
    "He was a slob"
    "Look at this Picture. What do you expect"

    Your story is going to end badly and nobody is going to remember a **** thing about you other than you were fat. Is that what you want?
    LitiGATOR wrote: »
    All kidding aside, what about trying to get one on of the weight-loss shows? You'll have a personal trainer, free [healthy] meals, be on tv, and get paid. You're definitely big enough to pique shows' interest. Just a thought.


    Good idea Liti.

    Oh btw I find that I can drop weight by like GL said staying away from anything white, not drinking alcohol and baking not frying. AND NO SNACKS.
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  • MonomanMonoman Posts: 977 Officer
    For starters: Fast food and junk food.

    If you are serious then you have plenty of options. I recently watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1227378/) and think it is a good first option. I think it is a better first alternative to the band or surgery which don't change your behavior.
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  • MRichardsonMRichardson Posts: 9,563 Admiral
    Stay away from anything white.

    That's my new dating fil-oso-fee.
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  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 11,037 AG
    With all these dieting tips I am surprised nobody has suggested meth:shrug
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  • proline251proline251 Posts: 248 Deckhand
    Back in high school I was about 200 pounds. I didn't feel like being overweight anymore so I started eating less. I still drank beer, ate candy, had soda....I just ate less of it. I got to 165 where I still am today about 15 years later. I didn't ask anyone what to do cause really its a very simple answer. Stop eating so **** much. Burn more calories than you ingest and you will lose weight. Do it whatever way you want that is easiest for you.
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