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Over43



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Miracle Foods Reply with quote

I am re-reading The No S Diet. I am in the section talking about miracle foods. I remember buying a box of Miracle Noodles. Or whatever they are called. I tried one package. The box got pushed back into the hinterland of the ice box. Six months later I threw it out.

No S is just a reminder that food really is food. Though I am not going to argue the veracity of one food over another, and the health benefits (or lack of) of certain foods over another, I have never been a believer in miracle or superfoods. As a kid apples, bananas, and oranges were superfoods. Times and fads have pushed them to the sideline of what is healthy.

Well, I am not sure how to wrap this up, so bye. Laughing
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Merry



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, seriously! It's a revolving door of which foods are super-foods! I figure, if it's natural (grew that way as opposed to being processed), it's going to be much healthier than something that comes in a box and can sit on my shelf for a couple of years--it doesn't have to have the added label of being "super" Smile.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This reminds me of my attempts to lose weight with Slimming World. I would have a fridge full of muller light yoghurts and a cupboard full of Mugshot packet soups. These are 'free' foods on Slimming World and you can eat as much as you like! Madness.
It struck me a while back that I have not stocked any 'diet' foods the whole time I have been following NoS. I just cook normal food for myself and my family, sometimes healthy and cooked from scratch, sometimes not so healthy and with a few shortcuts, sometimes a takeaway. But no special food just for me because I am on a 'diet'. Thank goodness for sanity!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of this clip from The CheckOut. Essentially all of those old superfoods (like the trusty apple) turn out to have almost of the same benefits as a lot of the new ones, without the price tag.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ironchef wrote:
Essentially all of those old superfoods (like the trusty apple) turn out to have almost of the same benefits as a lot of the new ones, without the price tag.


Yes, I've long thought that if common-for-us foods like cabbage, potatoes, apples, and tomatoes were just "being discovered", they'd be touted as superfoods, too.....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ironchef wrote:
Reminds me of this clip from The CheckOut. Essentially all of those old superfoods (like the trusty apple) turn out to have almost of the same benefits as a lot of the new ones, without the price tag.


Very entertaining but the 14 second-mark needs to come with a warning label--ew gross!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vmsurbat wrote:


Yes, I've long thought that if common-for-us foods like cabbage, potatoes, apples, and tomatoes were just "being discovered", they'd be touted as superfoods, too.....


Exactly!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, sorry, should have mentioned a bit of colourful language at the start!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to think that just as exploring cooking the "regular" foods can be fun part of No S, so can experimenting with some "new" foods. Not packaged things and such, but just a few things added to the repertoire. I've incorporated things like flaxmeal or coconut oil, but I not because I think they're going to "save" me. I eat less meat than I used to so I've changed the make up of my meals, too. And I've used grains most people don't think of for long before No S. But it's been an evolution. And it's not like being on a diet where i'm trying NOT to fall off it and go back to bingeing.

And in the spirit of self-disclosure, I do use chia seeds because they help my yogurt not to come out of its section in my lunch container. Flaxmeal does that a bit, too.

But I'm way to cost conscious to go for the really exotic stuff. Plus I think I"m almost immune to the placebo effect.

Did anyone watch the next video gluten free? (Gesundheit.) The dog doctor was the best part.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ironchef wrote:
Oops, sorry, should have mentioned a bit of colourful language at the start!


LOL, it wasn't the language that got me--it was the VERY VISUAL, in a serving dish no less, representation of said language! GROSS! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But over quick...
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