What are some of the best things to eat?
- 01-17-2010, 11:51 AM
What are some of the best things to eat?
I'm kind of new at this whole health business. I've asked different people about what healthy is, including vegans, and I always get a different answer. I figured you guys would know a thing or two about being healthy. So what are some of the best things to eat? And how much of each? Just to get a general idea of the landscape, you know.
- 01-17-2010, 12:12 PM
tuna, chicken, rice, veggies/fruits for startersCELTIC LABS REP
- 01-17-2010, 12:14 PM
I forgot to mention, I'm an ectomorph. Don't know if that changes anything.
01-17-2010, 12:24 PM
Don't talk to vegans. They aren't people.
01-17-2010, 12:27 PM
My environmental science preacher was a vegan. Horrible class.
01-17-2010, 12:31 PM
01-17-2010, 12:35 PM
Chicken, Turkey, Fish, lean beef
Broccoli, spinach,sweet potato,all veggies
Apples, oranges, banana,berries,melon, all fruits
Rice, oats,nuts, peanut butter
Skim milk, whey protein powder
01-17-2010, 01:05 PM
01-17-2010, 02:12 PM
Yeah, I suppose you are right. I wasn't sure what to ask, you know, since I'm new at all this. So what are my goals? Maybe to get to about 180 pounds or so. Get a little bit of muscle, not to be a bodybuilder, but to get a little muscle, enough that can be noticed, and mainly to have a sustainable diet that can carry me into old age. As for real food, does pasta with powdery seasonings (you know, the kind that comes in a box) count as real food? And I certainly need to drink more water, holy crap I need to drink more water.
01-17-2010, 02:38 PM
Agree with all of the above. Also, cottage cheese, eggs.
01-17-2010, 09:51 PM
That's not a complete meal without some protein and some veggies though. Frozen veggies are not as good quality wise but they are still good and much cheaper.
01-17-2010, 10:23 PM
Whole non-processed foods. Lean organic or wild meats. Organic veggies/fruits. Water. Whey protein. Foods that do not include HFCS and or fructose not including fruit itself which is different.
01-17-2010, 10:24 PM
01-17-2010, 10:31 PM
how come no one has mentioned healthy fats???? olive oil, fish oil,coconut oil, mac nut oil, nuts, almond butter, natty peanut butter. no jiffy with hydrogenated oils and added sugars or whatever brand it is that has added sh!t
01-18-2010, 02:37 AM
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01-18-2010, 11:03 AM
This is the best forum ever
01-18-2010, 11:08 AM
This kinda adds on to Easy's post above but i read somewhere you should always try to add some fats when u are going to eat carbs to help slow down the absorbtion and help with a more steady BG level. It makes sense
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01-18-2010, 11:29 AM
i thin best possible single meal would be
8oz grilled salmon
1/2 cup raw asparagus
1/2 cup boiled spinach
1 cup cooked quinoa
01-18-2010, 12:34 PM
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01-18-2010, 06:07 PM
some high quality read meat(steak especialy) cooked rare. Now thats anbolic, super biovable protein. Cooking red meats too much degrades the protein.
01-18-2010, 06:36 PM
my #1 thing is pu$$y
....are you serious? if it comes from the earth, bleeds and breaths, eat it. well...kill it, clean it, cook it, and then eat it
01-18-2010, 06:40 PM
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01-18-2010, 09:20 PM
01-19-2010, 01:40 AM
Olive oil is great, get extra virgin cold pressed in a non clear bottle.
Everything I could think of has already been listed, but specifically blueberries are suppose to be really good, not surprising as its hard to find anything edible and organic which has the color blue in it.
Dark chocolate is something worth mentioning too, chocolate protein would be a good substitute though as long as you get the cocoa without all the sugar.
01-19-2010, 02:11 AM
Be aware of the caloric count in the protein bars you are considering, some of which will have up to 500 calories. This is way too many if you are interested in losing weight. Find a low carb protein bar that offers 200 calories or fewer, but still provides up to 15 grams of protein.
The ingredients of a protein bar are vital. Some of them will have an excess amount of artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Small amounts of these ingredients will cause your body no harm, but because they are so prevalent in many of our foods, it is best to avoid them whenever possible.
01-19-2010, 03:29 AM
always EVOO! Ive stopped eating protein bars, unless I completely have to eat something..
01-19-2010, 04:07 AM
Fish, chicken, turkey, beef, eggs, olive oil, broccoli, brown rice, and cottage cheese.
01-19-2010, 04:21 PM
01-19-2010, 07:14 PM
Hey Easy, how lean or protein is what you call "particularly lean" And what are the best healthy fats? Oh yeah, what nuts do you recommend? I'm full of questions, but that's because this place is full of answers.
01-19-2010, 07:35 PM
basically chicken/turkey breast, most any fish or the following cuts of beef
Eye of round roast
Top round steak
Mock tender steak
Bottom round roast
Top sirloin steak
The best healthy fats would be any of the fats from nuts (walnut has some extra bonuses), flax seeds/oil, olive oil (not as much when it is used for cooking as that oxidizes it), coconut oil, fish oil.
I'm probably leaving one or two out
01-19-2010, 09:12 PM
01-20-2010, 06:22 AM
yeah, its healthy for use in cooking, i'm a little less sure of its use raw for nutrition
01-21-2010, 05:04 PM
All green foods especially Brocoli, brocoli is the king of nutrition.
Ketchup has lycopene, you can get lowcarb.
One of the best cutting diets i would do would include a lot of fibrous vegetable, high fiber black berries, and red meat.
If you eat grass fed beed and organic berries, it almost like you lived a million years ago, a diet of foraging and hunting. No dam Corn, corn is in everything now.
01-21-2010, 05:06 PM