7 Foods to stop eating to lose weight and live healthy - saw on TV

By Turtle Latest Reply 2013-02-01 00:42:47 -0600
Started 2012-12-09 21:12:51 -0600

Soy - use almond or coconut milk instead

Corn - it is a grain not a veggie and it is full of pesicides cuz pesticides are used on it to help it grow in the fields. It is used as a grain to fatten cows. It fattens ppl too.

P-butter- it is a legume not a nut. Use almond, walnuts, or macadamians ( sp?)

Dairy - use almond butter, no dairy at all

Diet pop - not pop is good for us but studies have shown that ppl who drink diet pop gain more weight.

Sugar and artificial sweetners - use xythol ( sp.)

I cannot think of the last one. It was not alcohol to my surprise. I wrote it all down so when I find it I will post it.

This presented on pbs and was written by JJ Virgin

I am going to do my best to start making some changes in my life NOW.

21 replies

luna1999 2013-01-31 19:09:51 -0600 Report

The last food to avoid is Flour.
1. Soy
2. corn
3. Peanut
4. Dairy
5. Sugar
6. Soda
7. Flour

jayabee52 2013-01-31 22:56:01 -0600 Report

Howdy Luna

from what source did you get your list?

I myself would put the list in a slightly different order. I would (and have) start out with flour. Then eliminate soy, corn and both regular and sugar free soda. I cut back on dairy and peanut.

I have been eating this way for about 3 years now and had to add some fats to my meal plan cause I was not getting enough calories, and was looking more like a skeleton.


Acousins 2012-12-10 13:20:49 -0600 Report

I think you need to find out what works for you and your body type… For me I had to adjust my carbs and proteins… and move some… and no whites or only raw sugar, just a little and raw honey… but thats works for me… everyone has to find out what works for their body and system… But dont give up on things, its all a learning process

Bfbacon 2012-12-10 12:39:24 -0600 Report

Foods recommended for Type 1's trying to lose weight, lower cholesterol, BP and improve their A1cs:
Sausages, cheese, eggs, nuts, bacon, hamburger, diet soda, coffee w/ cream. Green vegetables. No sweet fruit. Worked for me! Gave me energy beyond belief, dropped 50 lb in 9 months. Speaking of taking things with a pinch of salt…eat plenty of it…salt I mean! It's good for you and makes you drink more water.

CJ55 2013-01-31 23:12:03 -0600 Report

Bfbacon… are the foods listed above foods you gave up or foods you eat?? Also what sweet fruit don't you eat? I don't understand eating lots of salt.. I havent eaton salt in 30 years unless it is already in my food. Thanks & Hugz CJ

jayabee52 2013-01-31 23:32:21 -0600 Report

the way I read the punctuation, CJ, I would venture to say these are things Bf curently eats to get the needed energy. I would have a hard time eating "plenty of salt" as it tends to raise my BP which in turn caused part of my Kidney problem. I have never knowingly added salt to a dish for 2o or 3o years.

CJ55 2013-01-31 23:47:18 -0600 Report

Hi James.. I agree.. I haven't eaton salt in over 30 years unless it is already in the food I am eating. I cannot imagine anyone telling someone to eat salt. I know I cannot eat it, my kidneys are bad enough. Actually, a few months ago my Sodium level was drastiucally low and my doctor told me to eat salt everyday for 2 weeks to re-store my levels. I did that for 2 days, I couldn't take the taste of it.. If only ALL foods did that too me, I would be golden. LOL..

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-11 20:49:14 -0600 Report

Bfbacon, a person with high blood pressure(HBP) who has been told to cut salt intake or to not eat salt could read this and get the wrong impression. In some cases people with HBP who eats a lot of salt and drinks a lot of water can also retain fluids. These fluids can build up around the heart. A friend died from this problem last year. Table salt also contains iodine and too much of it isn't good for you. Keep in mind, what may work for you could harm or kill someone else. Your telling people to eat plenty of salt is not good advice at all. My sister can have a little salt so we switched to either kosher or sea salt.

jayabee52 2012-12-10 17:14:13 -0600 Report

I was just using that as a "figure of speech". I don't know about you Bf, but many ppl have high blood pressure. Not good to take salt (sodium) when one has hypertension, or congenstive heart failure, or Lymphedema. All conditions we are told to avoid salt.

I believe I have not ADDED salt to any food or drink for many years. I get enough naturally from foods I eat. So to recommend taking in "plenty of salt"
to someone you do not know, is dangerous . . . for them.

PS I only said "a grain" of salt, not whole shaker full.

Bfbacon 2012-12-12 20:58:38 -0600 Report

I really think the jury is out on whether high salt in diet is deleterious at all. It may be another example of a very old myth that takes a long time to go away. Granted I am on lisinopril for borderline high BP, also since it's said to be good for kidneys. But a higher meat, low carb diet really did have a great result on all my numbers. Sugars easier to control obviously. YMMV of course.

jayabee52 2012-12-12 21:08:36 -0600 Report

I have had a gf who has had high bp and also had lymphadema mainly in her legs. When she backed off the salt, both problems moderated greatly. I know because I cooked the foods for her and made soups without any sodium in it beyond what would naturally be occurring in the vegetables.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-10 09:54:05 -0600 Report

I have seen this on PBS and I would not pay too much attention to what she says. Not everyone in the field is an expert. She is a vegan and eats nothing from an animal.

There is another one about Diabetes that I spent a month trying to catch on PBS at a decent hour only to learn much of what was said was outdated. Before taking the advice from anyone on a TV program or what you read in the media, especially the internet, research the source of the information. Many of the people writing on the internet for news articles are staff writers with no experience in the field.

granniesophie 2012-12-10 04:35:30 -0600 Report

I don't know anything about this woman, but in my quest to drop gluten, being severly gluten intolerant, I have discovered that going all vegan has a huge amounts of carbs! I was very surprised, but in order to get enough protein from non-animal sources, the vegan foods had huge amounts of carb, much more so than their animal couterparts. I have been reading all labels now, not only for carbs, but for gluten and hidden sources of gluten and eating natural foods, animal, vegetable and limited grains seems to be the way to go. The carb counts and calories are down, the BG numbers are good, and there's nothing processed. Seems like a healthy idea.
Perhaps the choice would be to cut down on animal protein but not cut it out altogether.

Turtle 2012-12-09 21:27:04 -0600 Report

The other foods to avoid: EGGS and GLUTIN.

jayabee52 2012-12-10 00:45:04 -0600 Report

I would take what JJ says with a grain of salt.

I get her newsletter. She is a Vegan (and I don't mean someone from Las Vegas) and is opposed to eating meat or anything which comes from an animal. She seems to let her political views on eating cloud her judgment. Which is OK as long as she only practices it on herself, but when she prescribes principles of Veganism for as healthy without good studies to base her assertions upon, it is a bit over the top.

I agree that many of us could back off the beef a bit, but to go totally Vegan or even Vegetarian, is a bit of a stretch.


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-10 10:02:31 -0600 Report

James, I totally agree with you. People like her are like those who tell you how to flip houses buying real estate. House flipping is illegal in my state. All these people are doing is searching for gullible people who will not question what they are saying to follow them.

I would never go totally Vegan or become a Vegetarian. I worked with a woman who as a diabetic was a vegetarian decided to become a Vegan. messed up her numbers so bad she almost had to be hospitalized to get them back under control. When she showed me a blog she had read, that was about Veganism and diabetes, I researched the author. This person was not a vegan or a diabetic. He had been a news reporter who reported on the health field. I told her she was just way too gullible and this is why she nearly ended up in the hospital. She said her doctor told her that much of what vegans eat are higher in carbs. She had to do a new meal plan.

jayabee52 2012-12-10 10:07:50 -0600 Report

Plus have you noticed that many Vegans, when you take a good look at them without their makeup, look rather sickly (to me at least)

MetalCohen 2012-12-10 10:32:23 -0600 Report

Protein can be in powder form & incorporated into shakes ! Protein loss results in muscle loss ! Just a thought !

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-10 10:29:17 -0600 Report

They sure do. I have a cousin who is a vegan and he looks like a stick figure in need of food. He had custody of his son who was taken from him because he raising him as a vegan. The doctors said he was suffering from malnutrition and wasn't getting the proper proteins he needed at a year old. When they would come visit my great aunt the kid would eat like a horse from being hungry. My cousin said they only ate 3 meals a day and less than 1000 calories. His son stopped being a vegan when he started going to school. He admitted he ate meat, drank milk and at candy for lunch.