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Mediterranean diet
« on: May 16, 2019, 05:05:49 PM »
There's thread on burgers so here goes.
Almost all research these days points to eating very little red meat.  I used to eat steak or burgers every night, now I switched mainly to fish and veggies, sure I do insane wine dinners but beyond those I try to eat 0 red meat.

I feel the best I ever have and lost 20 lbs since.

Has anyone else given up red meat to just a few times a month?

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801

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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 05:18:57 PM »
Yup. 6 months. Very hard but definitely saw a weight loss.

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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 05:22:56 PM »
I find that when I eat meat like a burger, my stomach is mad for 24 hours and I get brain fog

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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 05:53:12 PM »
I cut back on meat a few years ago. Combination of ethical reasons and focusing on eating as healthy as possible.



But I was never a huge meataholic so so it didn't take much effort.


I think more important than not eating meat is what you 'are' eating.

Very easy to still be putting garbage into your body.

Good for you btw! Feeling good is the biggest draw to a healthy diet in my opinion. 
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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 05:56:55 PM »
Almost zero processed foods, diet is primarily whole grains, nuts, fruits, veggies, and fish.

No added sugar at all.

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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 06:06:18 PM »
Almost zero processed foods, diet is primarily whole grains, nuts, fruits, veggies, and fish.

No added sugar at all.

Wow. Would love to hear more. Can you post a sample of what you eat in a day?
Watched fed up a few years ago and it's eye opening how damaging sugar is.

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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 07:17:03 PM »

I think more important than not eating meat is what you 'are' eating.

Indeed. I haven't eaten red meat more than 5-6 times a year for 8 years and gained 25-30 lbs over that time.

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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 07:45:42 PM »
 ;)
Wow. Would love to hear more. Can you post a sample of what you eat in a day?
Watched fed up a few years ago and it's eye opening how damaging sugar is.

Squeeze a lemon in warm water in morning
Steel cut oats, with flax seeds and raisins and honey for breakfast, green and black tea.

I usually get cold brew or pour Over coffee before noon.

Lunch is fish something, poke or sushi or soup

Dinner is fish usually salmon baked, veggies like bok choy, asparagus, shitake mushrooms etc .

Fruit 1-2 times a day, berries or grapefruit or melon.

Bread with lunch or dinner, whole grain buckwheat bread dipped in olive oil.

I eat pistachios as a random snack or some whole grain chips like "food should taste so good" or wtvr.

I drink a lot of wine..

Eggs occasionally. Lots of random veggies, I eat saltwater brined pickles here and there, sauerkraut etc for gut health.


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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 08:28:04 PM »
How come animals of prey who only eat red meat, are always strong, energetic and fit?? Think Lions, Cheetahs etc.

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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 08:30:13 PM »
I feel the best I ever have and lost 20 lbs since.
I think I found them.

If you want them back just let me know where and how.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 08:31:31 PM »
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Squeeze a lemon in warm water in morning
Steel cut oats, with flax seeds and raisins and honey for breakfast, green and black tea.

I usually get cold brew or pour Over coffee before noon.

Lunch is fish something, poke or sushi or soup

Dinner is fish usually salmon baked, veggies like bok choy, asparagus, shitake mushrooms etc .

Fruit 1-2 times a day, berries or grapefruit or melon.

Bread with lunch or dinner, whole grain buckwheat bread dipped in olive oil.

I eat pistachios as a random snack or some whole grain chips like "food should taste so good" or wtvr.

I drink a lot of wine..

Eggs occasionally. Lots of random veggies, I eat saltwater brined pickles here and there, sauerkraut etc for gut health.

Sounds like a great menu. Would love to have you prepare those for me every day.
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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2019, 10:26:51 PM »
How come animals of prey who only eat red meat, are always strong, energetic and fit?? Think Lions, Cheetahs etc.
They've got to be that to catch them.

Likewise why are cows strong from grass?
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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2019, 11:27:15 PM »
As my cousin said when his wife served him salad for the first time:
“That's not food. That’s what food eats.”

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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2019, 11:39:45 PM »
Everyone joking about unhealthy diets, it's funny till you spend years at doctor's.

I'm 5'10 and weigh 158. Technically I drink way too much wine but my BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol etc are all incredible.

Good thing I don't get my liver tested ;)

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Re: Mediterranean diet
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2019, 11:49:07 PM »
Not sure what the joke is here but please invite me to you're party at your death bed so we can a laugh at healthy eaters as you die at 60.

You sound like a smoker who mocks non smokers. You want to eat unhealthy? It's your constitutional right. But why hijack this thread.

Yes healthy eaters can die Young and unhealthy people can live long.

But bh in my family those that lived and are alive at 94-103 keep this form of diet.

Enjoy your soda in hell at 50