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    the major problem with all those food is the VAST amounts of extra sodium that they have in them, MSG is some nasty stuff, and it's in tons of food that use it as a preservative


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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    the major problem with all those food is the VAST amounts of extra sodium that they have in them, MSG is some nasty stuff, and it's in tons of food that use it as a postoperative
    Most processed foods have ingredients in them that we shouldn't be consuming, but a special place in hell is reserved for the makers of diet foods. Almost all of these foods have increased levels of some other chemical or nutrient in exchange for the nutrient they claim to be saving you.

    Low fat foods are almost always higher in sugar, sodium, potassium, or phosphorus as well as some stuff that I have no idea what it does.

    To the credit of either the food industry or the FDA though, labelling is slowly improving. I am seeing potassium numbers on more foods, and ingredient lists now have an asterisk next to ingredients not normally found in that product. For example, if low fat cream cheese has potassium sulfate (and I don't know why it would) added, it will have an asterisk and a note "ingredient not in regular cream cheese".

    Healthy Choice and Lean Cuisine, Snackwells and most sugar free products are all chemical nightmares.
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    mostly it's preservative, idk why they would put Potassium Sulfate into it either, other than as a preservative since they aren't using as much salt
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    Grandpa (98) says the trick to living long is not eating anything in excess, and eating the darkest bread you can buy at the store (he has a breadmaker and makes his own, these days). He eats lots of vegetables, but he also eats bacon with eggs for breakfast at least 2-3 days a week, and eats red meat for at least 3 of his dinners a week (he eats a restaurants a lot-he's old and rich).

    Grandpa has never smoked, but he always liked a beer now and then. He's active, which I think is his main reason for living so long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    the major problem with all those food is the VAST amounts of extra sodium that they have in them, MSG is some nasty stuff, and it's in tons of food that use it as a postoperative
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    What's the point in life if you can't enjoy it? Fuck these "they may be bad for you" things. It tastes good, so I'm going to eat it. I'd rather die at 65 having lived a good life, then die at 85 eating like a vegan.
    That list of bad foods contains SR's all time favorites. He had a hemorraghic stroke at 52. Believe me, DJones, that's not what you want in life. I've suggested to SR that when he wants to scarf down the bacon, is it worth being back in the hospital with all the tubes, etc and those gruesome tests? I don't think so.

    I know a lot of you guys are kidding, but it can happen to you, too. SR didn't think anything like that would get him, with no family history, etc. If you don't care about yourself, think what it does to your family.

    Since this has happened I've made a concerted effort to really take control of the only person I can control, myself. I haven't lost any 75 pounds, but have lost 21 since April. I'm really watching the quality of the food going into my mouth.

    It's paying off big time beyond the weight loss thing. I just got a report from a cardiologist today that a problem I've had for years, pulmonary hypertension, is not only not getting worse, but it's improving, ditto gastric reflux.

    I want to be around to see the little 1 and 3 year old grandbabies grow up and need to stay healthy for SR.

    We went to a free lunch again today on finances and tax avoidance, and I took one tiny cube of the scalloped potatoes and 2 small bites of the key lime cheesecake. The rest I just shoved aside and didn't touch. It wasn't worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    What's the point in life if you can't enjoy it? Fuck these "they may be bad for you" things. It tastes good, so I'm going to eat it. I'd rather die at 65 having lived a good life, then die at 85 eating like a vegan.
    The point is that we all love bacon and all that fat junk. But If I die at 60....I want to die on my feet relatively healthy. I want to still be able to run two miles, even if it takes me 30 minutes, I want to be able to lift weights and play basketball, and I want to be able to get "it" up if ya know what I mean. All that stuff is cardiovascular health.

    If I die at 60, I don't want to have to go out in a nursing home at 55 and live 5 years dieing on a colostopy bag, drooling and paralyzed from a stroke. I want to go out on my own two feet. Part of that is enjoying the crappy stuff in moderation. Like STLW said

    I want to be around to see the little 1 and 3 year old grandbabies grow up and need to stay healthy for SR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    everything is bad for you, might as well stop eating :eek:

    Damn straight! :p I'm gonna have me a T-Bone covered in gravy and sop the juices up with twinkes. And wash it down with a liter of diet coke.

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