What do you take into account when you decide what to eat?

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  1. sensless

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    I eat mostly for pleasure. Sometimes I'm not hungry, but I eat, because I crave something sweet, for instance.

    But I'm also conscious about things that could make me gain weight. I try to avoid bingeing on them too often. I'm also making choices based on the recommendation to eat 5 portions of vegetables a day. It helps that I like veggies. I'm not much of a meat eater. I can live without it, though sometimes I do have some. Not every week. I do get proteins (via food, not supplements), but I know I don't eat enough of them.

    I'm noticed some members are very conscious about the impact of food on the environment. I'd love to learn more about it from them.

    You can also share tips, here. Things you've learned about food and food preparation and that work, or save time. I have a good tip I'll share later.
     
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    I'm fussy about the taste and how my food is prepared. So, I taught myself to cook at a young age.

    I eat healthy most of the time in a quasi-caveman diet style.

    If you can't catch it, pick it or pull it out of the ground don't eat it.

    If I stray it isn't sweets, it's pasta and breads and decadent sauces
    :rolleyes:

    Good cheese it a weakness too
     
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    Living alone, I've grown to love making big, one pot dishes to freeze afterward. For instance, I made a big pot of chili several days ago. What I didn't eat then, was frozen in those one serving Tupperware containers. Works great with big pots of soups and stews also.
    Usually, if it's not a meal like that, I'll throw something on the grill or BBQ. So much easier to clean up than cooking inside.
    I rarely fry anything anymore...and that's saying alot for a guy living in the Southern U.S. :p

    As far as WHAT I eat, it depends on what I have on hand...usually a variety of meats and game meat and fish I've caught. Also grow tomatoes, peppers, and okra in a backyard garden. And the local farmer's market is a great place for various beans and peas....bought in bulk and put in the freezer.
     
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    I’m diabetic so that a major factor for me
     
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    This usually depends on my mood or if I am working. Mood dependent if i'm in a good mood and feel like cooking I will make something healthy like fish with rice and veg. If I am working I usually have something quick like a sandwich before i go then when I get home i heat through some soup or left overs.
     
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    I love eating at good Japanese restaurants but I normally let other people decide where we eat. I am often disappointed by dishes in restaurants that I can easily prepare but I keep my criticisms to myself so others can just enjoy their food.
    My favourite food is definitely seafood (I love sashimi!!!) but I am very fussy about what I order and how it is cooked.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, Country Boy knows the number to the local pizza joint too :p:D
     
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    I've cut out a lot of 'normal foods' over the past 6 months. I do not eat anything processed or that contains artificial sweeteners or sugar. I avoid all grains, dairy, legumes, peanuts, soy, even fruit other than lemons, limes & blueberries. We only cook with olive or coconut oil and I try to eat 6-9 cups of fresh veggies a day, I do eat meat but we do either grass feed or no antibiotics or hormones. We use ingredients like almond flour and carob powder instead of chocolate. Why would I do this? Well, my gut is in bad shape (mostly due to over use of antibiotics and being a sugar addict) and I have SIBO and/or candida overgrowth and possibly leaky gut (I see a specialist on Jan 18 to hopefully get help with this and the contraindicating information out there). But I have been miserable since late 2014 and the gastro doctors didn't offer any help so I found natural ways to approach the problem. I've lost weight and the symptoms have lessened as well as discovering my headaches are caused by onions. I have histamine issues (also from the digestion issues) so I have to avoid some veggies like avocados and tomatoes and chocolate. :( I know chocolate is not a veggie but it should be. ;)
    We cook 99.5% of what we eat, the exception is a Hardee's burger (for me wrapped in lettuce) a Frisco burger or mushroom and Swiss for E (his lucky ass can still have French fries on his cheat days), they are grass fed and free of the crap other joints use in their meats so it's safe for me. I have to do meal planning and take probiotics and enzymes and supplements such a really good daily vitamins. It can be a challenge but I am feeling so much better and my skin is looking better as well as I have not had a bad headache in close to five weeks so it's worth it.
    I utilize several websites like stupideasypaleo.com, ditchthewheat.com, epicurious.com and Whole 30 recipes. I'm doing a 30 day detox this month hoping to get this last 20ish pounds off and get this crap fully under control.
    Edit: I also take Farmhouse Culture Gut Shots and just bought some Kimchi although I wish I had found hot instead of medium since I love it and I wasn't sure I would.
     
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    I keep a close watch on my weight, I try to eat healthy things,but that don't alway workout for me,if I gain any weight at all I cut out sweet and junk food and start working out more then normal
     
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    I love food and I love to eat. I eat a vegan diet. There are so many reasons not too eat meat and dairy and no reasons to eat them.
    I try and only eat whole grains, at least 4 portions of fruits and veggies a day.

    So in answer to the question of - when deciding what to eat, I am taking account for, animal cruelty, the environment, and my health, and mostly how great it tastes :)
     
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    Usually just depends if I want to cook or not. Another factor is what veggies have to be eaten in the fridge. I try to meal plan but haven't really been doing so lately. I have to start again especially with the beans we have (usually only buy dry since there's no added sodium).
     
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    I have an auto immune disease that is triggered by diet. I'v had to pay more attention to foods known to cause inflammation... mostly foods I love. I am purposefully eating foods higher in magnesium, as ive read of bebefits for head aches, and believe it's helping.