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Tips for eating healthy
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So I eat super poorly. Lots of fast food and all that. Luckily, I'm actually really healthy and stuff with no allergies. I really want to start eating healthy tho so I was curious if anyone had tips for starting a good eating habit. I don't wanna spend very much money and I'm not a great cook so any tips would be super appreciated

So I eat super poorly. Lots of fast food and all that. Luckily, I'm actually really healthy and stuff with no allergies. I really want to start eating healthy tho so I was curious if anyone had tips for starting a good eating habit. I don't wanna spend very much money and I'm not a great cook so any tips would be super appreciated
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"healthy" is an ambiguous and subjective term. what are you asking for? are you looking to lose weight? or are you just looking for people to remind you to eat fruits and vegetables?

"healthy" is an ambiguous and subjective term. what are you asking for? are you looking to lose weight? or are you just looking for people to remind you to eat fruits and vegetables?
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#3
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jodd"healthy" is an ambiguous and subjective term. what are you asking for? are you looking to lose weight? or are you just looking for people to remind you to eat fruits and vegetables?

like i said, im a very healthy/average weight person. just looking to adopt some better habits i guess. kinda looking for tips on what to eat i guess

[quote=jodd]"healthy" is an ambiguous and subjective term. what are you asking for? are you looking to lose weight? or are you just looking for people to remind you to eat fruits and vegetables?[/quote]

like i said, im a very healthy/average weight person. just looking to adopt some better habits i guess. kinda looking for tips on what to eat i guess
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#4
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drink only water and sometimes juices. I also eat a lot of non-healthy foods but drinking a lot of water has helped me. if you have ingredients at home, try using them to make something. theres a lot of healthy food you can make from generic stuff people have, such as eggs. salads are also cool

drink only water and sometimes juices. I also eat a lot of non-healthy foods but drinking a lot of water has helped me. if you have ingredients at home, try using them to make something. theres a lot of healthy food you can make from generic stuff people have, such as eggs. salads are also cool
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#5
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try and learn to cook or make your own food. even simple sandwiches are pretty good for you, with some roast beef, lettuce, tomato and avocado its all good. stay away from pre made stuff and you'll be pretty good

try and learn to cook or make your own food. even simple sandwiches are pretty good for you, with some roast beef, lettuce, tomato and avocado its all good. stay away from pre made stuff and you'll be pretty good
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#6
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Cut out all soda and you'll immediately be ahead of the curve a lot of Americans struggle to get by.

Cut out all soda and you'll immediately be ahead of the curve a lot of Americans struggle to get by.
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#7
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Try an ethernet cable

Try an ethernet cable
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#8
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The only (practical) way to eat healthy is to prepare your own food from raw ingredients. For meals I make myself pasta with steamed broccolli, fish fillet and rice, bean and rice burritos with cheese. For snacks I eat fruit and baked potatoes. Only drink water and beer. Another benefit of this is that it's cheap.

The only (practical) way to eat healthy is to prepare your own food from raw ingredients. For meals I make myself pasta with steamed broccolli, fish fillet and rice, bean and rice burritos with cheese. For snacks I eat fruit and baked potatoes. Only drink water and beer. Another benefit of this is that it's cheap.
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#9
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Only eat toast if you made it with a car muffler

Only eat toast if you made it with a car muffler
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#10
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Cook your own meals from scratch, that way, you can control what ingredients are going in. Also, focus on drinking water and try to stay away from any other beverages.

There's also the obvious of eating your fruits and vegetables, but learn to prepare your greens by yourself.

For meat and stuff, start eating chicken and fish. Even beef is better than pork.

Cook your own meals from scratch, that way, you can control what ingredients are going in. Also, focus on drinking water and try to stay away from any other beverages.

There's also the obvious of eating your fruits and vegetables, but learn to prepare your greens by yourself.

For meat and stuff, start eating chicken and fish. Even beef is better than pork.
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#11
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my shopping list is pretty short and healthy and requires minimal cooking. it can get boring but its easy and keeps me on track.

fruit(bananas, berries, apples,etc)
veggies(carrots, celery, spinach, broccoli)
rice
peanut butter
whole grain bread
greek yogurt
2% milk
eggs
special k protein cereal
sliced turkey (deli)
chicken breasts
salmon fillets
mixed nuts
whey powder

my shopping list is pretty short and healthy and requires minimal cooking. it can get boring but its easy and keeps me on track.

fruit(bananas, berries, apples,etc)
veggies(carrots, celery, spinach, broccoli)
rice
peanut butter
whole grain bread
greek yogurt
2% milk
eggs
special k protein cereal
sliced turkey (deli)
chicken breasts
salmon fillets
mixed nuts
whey powder
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#12
newbie.tf
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I posted this life-tips guide in another thread. Here's the relevant portion:

- eat healthy. this is something i only started doing recently. after a month you realize "oh crap why did i never do this earlier?" eat some dang vegetables. cook some good food every once in a while. i've recently started looking at every food as having a tasty to bad-for-me ratio, and i wish i did it through high school. grilled chicken, bell peppers, and asparagus? pretty tasty, not bad for me. i should eat this. country fried steak, mashed potatoes, and gravy? very tasty, but also pretty terrible for me. i probably shouldn't eat this unless it's really good.

- this also ties into the health thing but i couldn't find an easy transition. buy a big bag of carrots. every time you are "hungry" for potato chips or whatever terrible thing it is you want to eat, say "am i hungry enough to eat some carrots right now?" if the answer is "no", don't eat the damn chips. if the answer is "yes", go enjoy some delicious carrots, dude.

Theses things are super simple, but eating (at a minimum) "decently" will make you feel 100 times better than eating processed, fatty bullshit.

I posted [url=http://www.teamfortress.tv/post/633953/life-tips]this[/url] life-tips guide in another thread. Here's the relevant portion:

- eat healthy. this is something i only started doing recently. after a month you realize "oh crap why did i never do this earlier?" eat some dang vegetables. cook some good food every once in a while. i've recently started looking at every food as having a tasty to bad-for-me ratio, and i wish i did it through high school. grilled chicken, bell peppers, and asparagus? pretty tasty, not bad for me. i should eat this. country fried steak, mashed potatoes, and gravy? very tasty, but also pretty terrible for me. i probably shouldn't eat this unless it's really good.

- this also ties into the health thing but i couldn't find an easy transition. buy a big bag of carrots. every time you are "hungry" for potato chips or whatever terrible thing it is you want to eat, say "am i hungry enough to eat some carrots right now?" if the answer is "no", don't eat the damn chips. if the answer is "yes", go enjoy some delicious carrots, dude.

Theses things are super simple, but eating (at a minimum) "decently" will make you feel 100 times better than eating processed, fatty bullshit.
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#13
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These are a few tips I've found to help.

  • drink water before every meal and aim for 3L (approx 1 gallon) a day,
  • frozen fruits & vegetables are a buttload cheaper & just as good,
  • pick leaner cuts of meat when given the opportunity,
  • costco is your friend,
  • cut out (as much) alcohol,
  • try to spend some time on Sunday (or whichever day you have the most time) to prep your meals for the week,
  • eating the foods you like from time to time is good, it makes eating healthy sustainable
These are a few tips I've found to help.
[list]
[*] drink water before every meal and aim for 3L (approx 1 gallon) a day,
[*] frozen fruits & vegetables are a buttload cheaper & just as good,
[*] pick leaner cuts of meat when given the opportunity,
[*] costco is your friend,
[*] cut out (as much) alcohol,
[*] try to spend some time on Sunday (or whichever day you have the most time) to prep your meals for the week,
[*] eating the foods you like from time to time is good, it makes eating healthy sustainable
[/list]
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#14
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I visualize non healthy food as poison that will KILL me. Has kept me on the righteous path

I visualize non healthy food as poison that will KILL me. Has kept me on the righteous path
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#15
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enjoy shit food now and aim to die in one way or another by 35

enjoy shit food now and aim to die in one way or another by 35
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#16
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If you have money to spend, a vitamix or a high grade equivalent is a pretty healthy investment. Beyond that, eat your greens and rotate them weekly. I enjoy kale and spinach. Get some spirulina, flax seed, organic coconut oil, or other superfoods if you can. Avoid psuedo healthy resturaunts like Subway, Chipotle, etc.

Also, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, for 6 days a week. That's 3 hours a week, very manageable.
Cut out time sinks like netflix and invest time into sleep or working on your goals.

If you have money to spend, a vitamix or a high grade equivalent is a pretty healthy investment. Beyond that, eat your greens and rotate them weekly. I enjoy kale and spinach. Get some spirulina, flax seed, organic coconut oil, or other superfoods if you can. Avoid psuedo healthy resturaunts like Subway, Chipotle, etc.

Also, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, for 6 days a week. That's 3 hours a week, very manageable.
Cut out time sinks like netflix and invest time into sleep or working on your goals.
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#17
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ive just been ok with either a chicken pesto sandwich that gets grilled or a bowl of honey oats cereal + chocolate milk for every meal and it works well

also counting calories is very very important set ur sights on something like 1900-2000 calories(varying on height) and try to follow that

ive just been ok with either a chicken pesto sandwich that gets grilled or a bowl of honey oats cereal + chocolate milk for every meal and it works well

also counting calories is very very important set ur sights on something like 1900-2000 calories(varying on height) and try to follow that
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#18
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It is also worth mentioning that you should not eat late at night (after 8 pm) as it fucks with ur metabolism/eating schedule.

It is also worth mentioning that you should not eat late at night (after 8 pm) as it fucks with ur metabolism/eating schedule.
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#19
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drink lots of water
eat fruits and vegetables and lean meats and whole grains
these are the most micronutrient dense foods - review the list, write down the ones you like, buy them and eat them
you will save more money if you buy and prepare your own food, as opposed to always eating fast food

ReeroIt is also worth mentioning that you should not eat late at night (after 8 pm) as it fucks with ur metabolism/eating schedule.

and don't listen to dumb shit like this

drink lots of water
eat fruits and vegetables and lean meats and whole grains
[url=http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php]these are the most micronutrient dense foods[/url] - review the list, write down the ones you like, buy them and eat them
you will save more money if you buy and prepare your own food, as opposed to always eating fast food

[quote=Reero]It is also worth mentioning that you should not eat late at night (after 8 pm) as it fucks with ur metabolism/eating schedule.[/quote]
and don't listen to dumb shit like this
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#20
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eventually shitty foods will make u feel fucking awful after you eat them

eventually shitty foods will make u feel fucking awful after you eat them
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#21
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eat mcdonalds everyday

eat mcdonalds everyday
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#22
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crock pot

crock pot
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#23
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the effects of eating garbage will be very severe at like 25+ if you dont change your diet. dont wait until its too late!

the effects of eating garbage will be very severe at like 25+ if you dont change your diet. dont wait until its too late!
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#24
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stay hydrated. best tip

stay hydrated. best tip
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#25
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it's really beneficial to document what you eat, I use a iPhone app called 'EasyDietDiary' and it's so easy to document what you eat, and it helps with counting calories (just enter what you eat). You get surprised at how many calories some foods have, then I just limit myself with a calorie amount per day.

Also, a great tip is to eat healthy with another person, so they can keep you on track and you can keep them on track. (Me and my friend are wagering $40 if you go over your calories per day).

it's really beneficial to document what you eat, I use a iPhone app called 'EasyDietDiary' and it's so easy to document what you eat, and it helps with counting calories (just enter what you eat). You get surprised at how many calories some foods have, then I just limit myself with a calorie amount per day.

Also, a great tip is to eat healthy with another person, so they can keep you on track and you can keep them on track. (Me and my friend are wagering $40 if you go over your calories per day).
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having bags of frozen fruits/vegetables is an easy way to add them into meals. things like frozen mushrooms, spinach, and peppers can be thrown into pasta sauces, soups, sauteed dishes, etc. put frozen berries with plain yogurt into a blender and you've immediately got a healthy smoothie.

think of dishes you already like and think of ways to adjust them. it's easier to make healthy eating a habit if you branch off what you already know. love mac and cheese? add in mushrooms and peas. in the mood for chicken? roast a chicken breast on a baking sheet with peppers/carrots/onions. dress up a regular pizza with sliced tomatoes before putting it in the oven.

spend the evening on some recipe websites to get some ideas on what you can do. you don't need every single exact ingredient listed in a recipe to make it. if you have a day off, take the time to try cooking different meals. you'll have lunch/dinner set for the next few days and you can freeze the rest for whenever you don't feel like cooking. crock pots are cheap and allow you to throw in whatever you want in the morning, then come back in the evening to an already-cooked dinner.

having bags of frozen fruits/vegetables is an easy way to add them into meals. things like frozen mushrooms, spinach, and peppers can be thrown into pasta sauces, soups, sauteed dishes, etc. put frozen berries with plain yogurt into a blender and you've immediately got a healthy smoothie.

think of dishes you already like and think of ways to adjust them. it's easier to make healthy eating a habit if you branch off what you already know. love mac and cheese? add in mushrooms and peas. in the mood for chicken? roast a chicken breast on a baking sheet with peppers/carrots/onions. dress up a regular pizza with sliced tomatoes before putting it in the oven.

spend the evening on some recipe websites to get some ideas on what you can do. you don't need every single exact ingredient listed in a recipe to make it. if you have a day off, take the time to try cooking different meals. you'll have lunch/dinner set for the next few days and you can freeze the rest for whenever you don't feel like cooking. crock pots are cheap and allow you to throw in whatever you want in the morning, then come back in the evening to an already-cooked dinner.
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freakinpeanut butter

good list but for real be careful with peanut butter it's mad addictive I bought a jar on Saturday and I've eaten like half of it haha

[quote=freakin]
peanut butter
[/quote]
good list but for real be careful with peanut butter it's mad addictive I bought a jar on Saturday and I've eaten like half of it haha
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#28
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I eat all sorts of shit. If you want to improve your mood/mental state from your diet, lean more towards natural foods. You can make some real good stuff with nothing preserved. If you're concerned about your general health, junk food every now then won't hurt, as long as you exercise regularly. Doesn't have to be a a jog or some shit (unless that's all you can think of), just has to be something you enjoy while staying fit. I have a friend who plays drop-in ice hockey, bball, and vball at his local gym/rink. He eats like a fat pig, but is super skinny. Point is, you do not have to eat healthy 100% of the time to be super fit, but eating fast food 100% of the time doesn't help either.

I eat all sorts of shit. If you want to improve your mood/mental state from your diet, lean more towards natural foods. You can make some real good stuff with nothing preserved. If you're concerned about your general health, junk food every now then won't hurt, as long as you exercise regularly. Doesn't have to be a a jog or some shit (unless that's all you can think of), just has to be something you enjoy while staying fit. I have a friend who plays drop-in ice hockey, bball, and vball at his local gym/rink. He eats like a fat pig, but is super skinny. Point is, you do not have to eat healthy 100% of the time to be super fit, but eating fast food 100% of the time doesn't help either.
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#29
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Not sure if it's mentioned here, but cook all your own meals.

Pre-cooked/insta meals/ready baking mixes don't count. You gotta make shit from scratch.

Not sure if it's mentioned here, but [b]cook all your own meals[/b].

Pre-cooked/insta meals/ready baking mixes don't count. You gotta make shit from scratch.
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#30
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eat smaller meals, have healthy snacks in between such as nuts

eat smaller meals, have healthy snacks in between such as nuts
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