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Eliminating foods from your diet
« on: December 19, 2020, 03:54:58 AM »
Much has been said about what to eat to lead a healthy lifestyle, but I want to talk about the opposite; what not to eat.

And as strange as it might be, but eliminating certain foods, even food we consider healthy like vegetables, bread, and fruit can have a very positive effect on your organism.

Over the last few months I have eliminated, or at least, vastly reduced the amount of certain foods I used to consume and so far the results have been very positive.

Through a trial and error process I have eliminated most breads (except an occasional pizza on cheat days :)), all sweet peppers, unpeeled tomatoes, and red/white potatoes, reduced my sugar intake by eating less fruit (no apples, pears, bananas, but more blue/black berries and especially avocados) and by eating more vegetables like mushrooms, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus.

The results: I used to have a problem with bloating and gas, gone. Without going into too much detail, my bowel movements are infinitely better. My energy levels have increase and I'm sleeping better. As I mentioned in another thread, my allergies have all but disappeared.

I naturally lost some weight (not my intention) as I have increase my protein intake and replace many carbs with "good" fats.

Bottom line; isn't just about what you eat, but what you don't eat as well. I've never been much of a soda guy, but I did consume juice like it was going out of style thinking it healthy, it's not. Reducing sugar levels is critical to healthy living even if it comes from sources we think as healthy, e.g. apples, pears, bananas.

Many of today's health problems originate from basic eating habits and eliminating toxic food from your diet has been shown to improve you health much more than simple calorie restriction.

I'll take the above over a vaccine for protection against coronavirus any day.

 
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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2020, 09:40:46 AM »
I've noticed certain foods cause gas and bloating. Bread especially. Even brown organic rolls. I've mostly cut those out and the problem went away.

I've also reduced fruit juices a little too.

Whats wrong with peeled tomatoes though?
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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2020, 10:03:33 AM »
I've noticed certain foods cause gas and bloating. Bread especially. Even brown organic rolls. I've mostly cut those out and the problem went away.

I've also reduced fruit juices a little too.

Whats wrong with peeled tomatoes though?
Beer gives me bloating and gas. So having to cut back on my intake.
I’ve reduced fruit juice as well. I do eat bananas regularly as they offer a good combination of essential vitamins and minerals.


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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2020, 10:31:54 AM »
I've noticed certain foods cause gas and bloating. Bread especially. Even brown organic rolls. I've mostly cut those out and the problem went away.

I've also reduced fruit juices a little too.

Whats wrong with peeled tomatoes though?
Beer gives me bloating and gas. So having to cut back on my intake.
I’ve reduced fruit juice as well. I do eat bananas regularly as they offer a good combination of essential vitamins and minerals.
Me too with beer, no such problem with Whiskey :)

As fas as food, to me its all about balance.
like many things in life, trying to be healthy is good.
Quality of foods, more natural is better on any level.

Also I do not want to live a life void of everything I enjoy.
Getting to live longer doesn't mean much if I never lived to begin with.
There is nothing permanent except change.

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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 01:02:38 AM »
I've noticed certain foods cause gas and bloating. Bread especially. Even brown organic rolls. I've mostly cut those out and the problem went away.

I've also reduced fruit juices a little too.

Whats wrong with peeled tomatoes though?
Beer gives me bloating and gas. So having to cut back on my intake.
I’ve reduced fruit juice as well. I do eat bananas regularly as they offer a good combination of essential vitamins and minerals.
Me too with beer, no such problem with Whiskey :)

As fas as food, to me its all about balance
like many things in life, trying to be healthy is good.
Quality of foods, more natural is better on any level.

Also I do not want to live a life void of everything I enjoy.
Getting to live longer doesn't mean much if I never lived to begin with.
That’s the hard bit, finding the right balance in eating healthy stuff and food that you enjoy.
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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2020, 06:59:54 PM »
I've noticed certain foods cause gas and bloating. Bread especially. Even brown organic rolls. I've mostly cut those out and the problem went away.

I've also reduced fruit juices a little too.

Whats wrong with peeled tomatoes though?

You have a gluten intolerance. Usually, gluten and casein (milk products) intolerance go together.
Fruit juices are high in calories. Not the best fit for weight loss.

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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2020, 07:11:22 PM »
Much has been said about what to eat to lead a healthy lifestyle, but I want to talk about the opposite; what not to eat.

And as strange as it might be, but eliminating certain foods, even food we consider healthy like vegetables, bread, and fruit can have a very positive effect on your organism.

Over the last few months I have eliminated, or at least, vastly reduced the amount of certain foods I used to consume and so far the results have been very positive.

Through a trial and error process I have eliminated most breads (except an occasional pizza on cheat days :)), all sweet peppers, unpeeled tomatoes, and red/white potatoes, reduced my sugar intake by eating less fruit (no apples, pears, bananas, but more blue/black berries and especially avocados) and by eating more vegetables like mushrooms, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus.

The results: I used to have a problem with bloating and gas, gone. Without going into too much detail, my bowel movements are infinitely better. My energy levels have increase and I'm sleeping better. As I mentioned in another thread, my allergies have all but disappeared.

I naturally lost some weight (not my intention) as I have increase my protein intake and replace many carbs with "good" fats.

Bottom line; isn't just about what you eat, but what you don't eat as well. I've never been much of a soda guy, but I did consume juice like it was going out of style thinking it healthy, it's not. Reducing sugar levels is critical to healthy living even if it comes from sources we think as healthy, e.g. apples, pears, bananas.

Many of today's health problems originate from basic eating habits and eliminating toxic food from your diet has been shown to improve you health much more than simple calorie restriction.

I'll take the above over a vaccine for protection against coronavirus any day.

You have eliminated too many foods. It's better to do an allergy test to do more precise elimination.
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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2020, 07:14:24 PM »
Much has been said about what to eat to lead a healthy lifestyle, but I want to talk about the opposite; what not to eat.

Exactly. We eat way tooooo much. Including me.
To survive, it is enough to have one banana a day.

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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2020, 07:19:28 PM »
I've noticed certain foods cause gas and bloating. Bread especially. Even brown organic rolls. I've mostly cut those out and the problem went away.

I've also reduced fruit juices a little too.

Whats wrong with peeled tomatoes though?
Beer gives me bloating and gas. So having to cut back on my intake.
I’ve reduced fruit juice as well. I do eat bananas regularly as they offer a good combination of essential vitamins and minerals.
Me too with beer, no such problem with Whiskey :)


The Mediterranian diet recommends one glass of red wine a day.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801

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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2020, 01:02:01 AM »
Much has been said about what to eat to lead a healthy lifestyle, but I want to talk about the opposite; what not to eat.

Exactly. We eat way tooooo much. Including me.
To survive, it is enough to have one banana a day.

For how long could a human being survive on one banana a day?

Perhaps a very petite woman could go a while but a 220 lb man like me would literally start starving after a week or two.
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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2020, 01:03:06 AM »
I've noticed certain foods cause gas and bloating. Bread especially. Even brown organic rolls. I've mostly cut those out and the problem went away.

I've also reduced fruit juices a little too.

Whats wrong with peeled tomatoes though?
Beer gives me bloating and gas. So having to cut back on my intake.
I’ve reduced fruit juice as well. I do eat bananas regularly as they offer a good combination of essential vitamins and minerals.
Me too with beer, no such problem with Whiskey :)


The Mediterranian diet recommends one glass of red wine a day.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801

If it's Friday I recommend two.  :laugh:
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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2020, 05:37:00 AM »
I've noticed certain foods cause gas and bloating. Bread especially. Even brown organic rolls. I've mostly cut those out and the problem went away.

I've also reduced fruit juices a little too.

Whats wrong with peeled tomatoes though?
Beer gives me bloating and gas. So having to cut back on my intake.
I’ve reduced fruit juice as well. I do eat bananas regularly as they offer a good combination of essential vitamins and minerals.
Me too with beer, no such problem with Whiskey :)


The Mediterranian diet recommends one glass of red wine a day.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801
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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2020, 05:45:31 AM »
I've noticed certain foods cause gas and bloating. Bread especially. Even brown organic rolls. I've mostly cut those out and the problem went away.

You have a gluten intolerance. Usually, gluten and casein (milk products) intolerance go together.

I'm OK with black bread, naan or chapatti type breads (levash).
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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2020, 10:53:25 AM »
I've noticed certain foods cause gas and bloating. Bread especially. Even brown organic rolls. I've mostly cut those out and the problem went away.

I've also reduced fruit juices a little too.

Whats wrong with peeled tomatoes though?
Beer gives me bloating and gas. So having to cut back on my intake.
I’ve reduced fruit juice as well. I do eat bananas regularly as they offer a good combination of essential vitamins and minerals.
Me too with beer, no such problem with Whiskey :)


The Mediterranian diet recommends one glass of red wine a day.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801
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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2020, 10:56:47 AM »
Much has been said about what to eat t o lead a healthy lifestyle, but I want to talk about the opposite; what not to eat.

Exactly. We eat way tooooo much. Including me.
To survive, it is enough to have one banana a day.

For how long could a human being survive on one banana a day?


I am thinking to start this experiment to learn how long I will survive.
Would you join me?
We will inform our precious forum how miserable we are.....  :)

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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2020, 11:20:46 PM »
Much has been said about what to eat t o lead a healthy lifestyle, but I want to talk about the opposite; what not to eat.

Exactly. We eat way tooooo much. Including me.
To survive, it is enough to have one banana a day.

For how long could a human being survive on one banana a day?


I am thinking to start this experiment to learn how long I will survive.
Would you join me?
We will inform our precious forum how miserable we are.....  :)

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It is reassuring that some do not take everything so seriously. I say eat and be merry, in moderation.

Personally I avoid fat fried food and over processed 'food' products.

But I am curious I enjoy a variety of fruit (often in season) and use honey, a teaspoon to sweeten coffee, tea and muselli with yughurt. I was always under the impression that 'sugar' glucose/sucrose divided into easily digested and less danger natural sugar as opposed to refined sugar that is unhealthy usually from beets (Europe) or cane (Central America/Caribbean area. Is this misguided?

Curious to hear opinions about the differences. I have a feeling sugar is perhaps more evil than tobacco.
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Re: Eliminating foods from your diet
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2021, 05:28:54 AM »
Наверное каждый на определенном этапе жизни приходит к тому что начинает корректировать свой рацион. Это может быть желание сбросить вес, рекомендации доктора или вынужденная мера. А реакция в виде диспептических явлений на какой-то продукт всё таки индивидуальна, я бы не решилась утверждать что какой-то продукт у всех обязательно вызовет вздутие или ещё что-то  :)