User Tag List

First 2345 Last

Results 31 to 40 of 44

  1. #31
    I'm a star. Kangirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Posts
    1,470

    Default

    The Fat Kids thread made me think of this again, but isn't eating healthier cheaper than eating junk? Junk is expensive (especially delicious Pop Tarts)! Vegetables are cheap! And eggs and pb are good sources of cheap protein, as are certain cuts of beef/pork and chicken. My grocery bill always seems to be much smaller when I get a tons of veg than when I load up on ice cream and bacon.
    "Only an irrational dumbass, would burn Jews." - Jaguar

    "please give concise answers in plain English" - request from Provoker

  2. #32
    pathwise dependent FDG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Enneagram
    7w8
    Socionics
    ENTj
    Posts
    5,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    I like simple food for the most part (whether cheap or not), and I've come up with a solution & bought the stuff, but I haven't tried it yet.

    Flour tortillas + a dash of olive oil
    sliced salami
    romaine lettuce
    sliced swiss cheese

    layered flat and rolled up tightly. I hope it's tasty.
    But that's not healthy O_o olive oil + salami + swiss cheese

    Anyway, I suggest the OP to come to Italy for a while to learn
    ENTj 7-3-8 sx/sp

  3. #33
    Senior Member Uytuun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    nnnn
    Posts
    1,633

    Default

    Sure it is. It's a balanced and tasty meal.

    Completely fat free does not equal healthy.

    Or were you referring to the flavour combination?

  4. #34
    pathwise dependent FDG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Enneagram
    7w8
    Socionics
    ENTj
    Posts
    5,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Uytuun View Post
    Sure it is. It's a balanced and tasty meal.

    Completely fat free does not equal healthy.

    Or were you referring to the flavour combination?
    It's not balanced, with salami and cheese. Different types of proteins, different types of fats (I am not against fats in general, anyway), quite hard to digest due to the combination of foods. The only balanced part regards the nutrient ratio, but that's only part of the picture.

    I think that the flavor combo is quite good, actually.
    ENTj 7-3-8 sx/sp

  5. #35
    nevermore lane777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5 sp/sx
    Posts
    635

    Default

    Avoid dairy products. Not only are they expensive, but you're body with thank you for cutting them out (substitute: spinach, black beans, navy beans and almonds for sources of calcium). I don't touch dairy and I'm not deficient in calcium so no worries.

    Buy Millet (you will find it only in health food stores); Many nutritionists believe it's the one grain that can actually sustain life. Brown rice is also very nutritious and has the added benefit in being high in protein.

    Stick to eggs, poultry and fish.

    Try to follow the Okinawa diet. These people live past 100 on average, without any healthy issues (still jogging, riding bikes, active sex life... yes even at 100 etc.). The average citizen of Okinawa consumes at least seven servings of vegetables daily, and an equal number of grains. Two to four servings of fruit, and fish (three times weekly). Vegetables, grains, and fruits make up 72% of the diet by weight. Soy and seaweed provide another 14%. Meat, poultry, and eggs account for just 3% of the diet, fish about 11%. The Okinawa people, like the Japanese, do not eat much dairy. So there is an emphasis on dark green vegetables which are rich in calcium. Only nix the soy, since most of our soy in North America is highly processed.

    Hope that was helpful.
    To die would be an awfully big adventure - Peter Pan

    INFJ ~ 4w5 sp/sx ~ RLOAI ~ Inclusion e/w=1/0 (Melancholy Compulsive) Control: e/w=0/6 (Supine) Affection: e/w=4/0 (Phlegmatic Melancholy)

  6. #36
    Senior Member mlittrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Enneagram
    9w1
    Posts
    1,387

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lane777 View Post
    Avoid dairy products. Not only are they expensive, but you're body with thank you for cutting them out (substitute: spinach, black beans, navy beans and almonds for sources of calcium). I don't touch dairy and I'm not deficient in calcium so no worries.

    Buy Millet (you will find it only in health food stores); Many nutritionists believe it's the one grain that can actually sustain life. Brown rice is also very nutritious and has the added benefit in being high in protein.

    Stick to eggs, poultry and fish.

    Try to follow the Okinawa diet. These people live past 100 on average, without any healthy issues (still jogging, riding bikes, active sex life... yes even at 100 etc.). The average citizen of Okinawa consumes at least seven servings of vegetables daily, and an equal number of grains. Two to four servings of fruit, and fish (three times weekly). Vegetables, grains, and fruits make up 72% of the diet by weight. Soy and seaweed provide another 14%. Meat, poultry, and eggs account for just 3% of the diet, fish about 11%. The Okinawa people, like the Japanese, do not eat much dairy. So there is an emphasis on dark green vegetables which are rich in calcium. Only nix the soy, since most of our soy in North America is highly processed.

    Hope that was helpful.
    well said... add quinoa to that list
    "Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. "

    "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

    "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

    Mahatma Gandhi

    Enneagram: 9w1

  7. #37
    Senior Member Tiltyred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    468 sx/sp
    Socionics
    EII None
    Posts
    4,383

    Default

    I really like quinoa in cold bean salads, instead of rice; for example:

    1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
    1 1/3 cup water

    1/2 mango chopped fine
    3/4 cup canned black beans - rinsed and drained
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (pinch leaves off stems)

    Dressing
    Mix together
    1/4 cup lime juice
    1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste
    1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

    Cook the quinoa and let it cool, add the rest of the ingredients, toss with dressing.

    Also instead of bulgar wheat in tabbouleh:
    * 1 cup quinoa
    * 1 2/3 cups boiling water

    * 1/3 cup olive oil
    * 1/3 cup lemon juice

    * 1 cup chopped green onions
    * 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
    * 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
    * 3 tomatoes, chopped
    * 1 cucumber - peeled, seeded and chopped
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * ground black pepper to taste

  8. #38
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1,009

    Default

    Oatmeal has been my standard breakfast choice for about fifteen years...mmm mmm good.

    Also lean cuts of beef are usually really reasonable:
    -Eye of the round
    -Loin cuts
    -Flank steaks
    If you find them tough, look for a healthy marinade.

    Yams make a great side if you're not a rice fan (I'm not). Half of one is plenty.

    Apples are great around in here too, but I'd look for whatever your local fruit is (it's usually cheaper and it's a great alternative to the sugary garbage that most folk waste money on)

    When my weight starts to move in the wrong direction, the above foods will get me back to where I'm happy.

  9. #39
    nevermore lane777's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5 sp/sx
    Posts
    635

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mlittrell View Post
    well said... add quinoa to that list
    Yeah, that's another really nutritious. Quinoa is one of the few grains to be alkaline. I failed to mention it because the taste of it makes me gag lol kind of reminds me of playdo. Yes I know what playdo tastes like. I had it once when I was a kid, so don't judge.
    To die would be an awfully big adventure - Peter Pan

    INFJ ~ 4w5 sp/sx ~ RLOAI ~ Inclusion e/w=1/0 (Melancholy Compulsive) Control: e/w=0/6 (Supine) Affection: e/w=4/0 (Phlegmatic Melancholy)

  10. #40
    Senior Member mlittrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Enneagram
    9w1
    Posts
    1,387

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lane777 View Post
    Yeah, that's another really nutritious. Quinoa is one of the few grains to be alkaline. I failed to mention it because the taste of it makes me gag lol kind of reminds me of playdo. Yes I know what playdo tastes like. I had it once when I was a kid, so don't judge.
    hey i lived on playdo and fig newtons when i was a kid so its cool

    the secret to quinoa is you add it to rice, ya the flavor is ehh
    "Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress. "

    "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

    "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

    Mahatma Gandhi

    Enneagram: 9w1

Similar Threads

  1. The smartest man in the world is a bar bouncer
    By swordpath in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 03-03-2013, 08:36 PM
  2. Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor...
    By The Ü™ in forum Popular Culture and Type
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-08-2010, 12:20 PM
  3. Comedic Duos: Is the Straight man usually an ISTJ?
    By Jwill in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-17-2009, 11:29 PM
  4. The Iron Man Fallacy
    By reason in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 09-14-2008, 05:29 AM
  5. The selfless man...
    By The Ü™ in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-14-2007, 09:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO