3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > General Diet Plans and Questions

General Diet Plans and Questions General diet questions, support for various diet plans other than those listed below.

what americans really eat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-20-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 32

Default what americans really eat

Hi all

Not sure if this is the correct place to discuss this , so correct me if I am wrong. I found a discussion of the USDA 2010 dietary guidelines here

wholehealthsource at blogspot.com in the february 2011 issue (called assorted-thoughts-about-2010-dietary) <I'm not yet allowed to post links>

The interesting part I found was "... The number one source of calories in all age groups is "grain-based desserts". The next five in adults are yeast breads, chicken dishes, soda/sports drinks, alcohol and pizza. ."

Again, five of the top six sources of calories are: desserts, breads, soda alcohol and pizza. The fifth is chicken which <ahem> I have no beef with.

I'm interested in this for two reasons... it shows what we really eat, and shows how we can affect our caloric consumption. Myself, I was never much of a (sugar) soda or alcohol drinker, but I've had my share of desserts, breads, and pizza in my time. A simple rule to eat better,and possibly lower in calories, would be to cut out some of the stuff in the list of top calorie inputs

Hey .. it might work. At very least, it fits into my avoid all pure starches rule.

--g
__________________
georgepds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 32

Default

And with that post, I'm finally allowed to post links..

http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.co...0-dietary.html
__________________
georgepds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
fiddler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 589

S/C/G: Size 24/Size 20/Size 8

Height: 5'7"

Default

It is pretty eye-opening, isn't it? I used to think I ate unhealthily until I really took a look at what my friends & coworkers eat. I think it has probably been a year since some of them have eaten a fresh vegetable.
fiddler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eating because I'm depressed; depressed because I eat! mghalt Depression and Weight Issues 21 08-29-2008 07:29 PM
So what am I doing wrong? Take a peek please ~lookin for lean~ Weight Loss Support 49 09-04-2005 09:28 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2