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Old 01-11-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Talking Very good article on Yahoo!

I don't think I can post the link-but if you just go to the yahoo home page, under the news items, it's called 15 worst health and diet myths. I thought this was interesting and have never heard it:

Put the Truth to Work for You: Eat your target body weight in grams of protein daily. For example, if you're a chubby 180-pound woman and want to be a lean 160, have 160 grams of protein a day. If you're a 160-pound guy hoping to pack on 20 pounds of muscle, aim for 180 grams each day.

Now-if 180 is chubby, then I am most surely like, chubby X 10! I can't think of how I'd get in 199 grams of protien each day though! Something to think about for sure!
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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I haven't read the article, although I don't think it says anything new - I am too lazy to look it up if it's not linked - but you have understand that according to some strange logic (which I personally don't understand), an average woman is 5'4" (anybody who looks at my personal stats will see immediately why I have a problem with that, LOL) - and if a 5'4" woman weighs 180 lbs, she IS chubby, no matter how you look at it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:03 PM   #3
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Oh yeah, I agree. I was just chuckling a bit at it because I would LOVE to be chubby right now. It did list some good info and some tips on how to do things the right way-in moderation.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:08 PM   #4
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I can link it Yahoo article. It's by Dave Zinczenko and his stuff is always very good. Off to read. Thanks for the heads up, it wasn't there the last time I was over at Yahoo.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:22 PM   #5
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Thank you Jesse! Yes, he wrote "Eat This, Not That". I love seeing his stuff on Yahoo Health.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:56 PM   #6
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Did you see this at the bottom:

If your food can go bad, it's good for you. If it can't go bad, it's bad for you.

Kind of makes me think about what I like to eat.
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"If your food can go bad, it's good for you. If it can't go bad, it's bad for you." is pretty basic in terms of knowledge about food to be honest xD
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"If your food can go bad, it's good for you. If it can't go bad, it's bad for you." is pretty basic in terms of knowledge about food to be honest xD
It may be for you, but I had never heard it not even in my nutrition class. Technically there are many very good dry foods that are good for you ~ pasta, rice, whole grains, dried beans ~ that don't go bad. Logic dictates it's not necessarily "basic" if there are good things for you that do not go bad.
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It may be for you, but I had never heard it not even in my nutrition class. Technically there are many very good dry foods that are good for you ~ pasta, rice, whole grains, dried beans ~ that don't go bad. Logic dictates it's not necessarily "basic" if there are good things for you that do not go bad.
True, but once those are cooked, they will then go off.

IDK I just thought it was logical that if food never went off there was something in it that wasn't meant to be in it, because rotting is a natural process (To be honest, I'm surprised someone teaching a nutrition class didn't mention that o.O)
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True, but once those are cooked, they will then go off.

IDK I just thought it was logical that if food never went off there was something in it that wasn't meant to be in it, because rotting is a natural process (To be honest, I'm surprised someone teaching a nutrition class didn't mention that o.O)
IDK maybe she knew there were far too many people like me that WAY over think things. I'll totally over analyze something, i.e. dry beans and rice, so she felt it was unnecessary to bring it up. The comment by David Z. doesn't say "once cooked" it just says "if it goes bad" so to me that meant in it's edible state. See, I totally over analyze. Probably good no one ever said it to me before I'd have been over analyzing it from that time forward. I've been told I have a weird logic pattern, maybe they were right.
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Can't all foods go bad, eventually.
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That sounds like an uncomfortably difficult amount of protein. The human body can't utilize excess protein - there's no need to eat more than you can actually use, which some studies say is as little as 12g a day. If more than 30% of your total calories are from protein, it can actually cause some stress as your body goes through the process of eliminating it. (google 'too much protein is harmful' for more info.)
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It's really very simple; balance. No one thing is more important than another. The best way to be healthy is to balance out simple and complex carbs, protein, and a bit of sugar, preferably from natural sources like fruits.

Too much of anything is harmful and this is no big mystery lol.
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I think I heard the term about food going bad sometime last year for the first time. It was probably on the Today show. Yes, it does make sense.
I often eat salad greens that have some brown spots as they deteriorate at a very high rate of speed once the bag is opened. In my mind it will be an aid to digestion.
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