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  • Oh my....The 125 Best Packaged Foods for Women

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellnes...ry?id=11875325

    I can't get past the first page. Even overlooking the scarcity of fat in any of those products, WHERE'S THE NUTRITION? All those frozen treats seem to be amalgams of different forms of sugar.
    Liz.

    Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
    Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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    ....and here's the full list of all 125. http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/best-foods

    They're killing people!
    Liz.

    Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
    Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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    • #3
      And what the hell makes these "for women"? Is it a stereotype that women want to eat fake-sweet lowfat treats?... emphasis on dairy for calcium?... buh?

      Ah, I see lizch linked to the whole thing. Depressing that the entire top half is grainy carby crap...

      And the "next story: What Constitutes a Balanced Diet?" link: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellnes...ory?id=6964654
      made me say "oh no" when I saw the title, but I suppose it's not horrible. They say, "eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, and whole foods as opposed to processed foods, such as sugar and refined carbohydrates."
      "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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      • #4
        Oh that's ironic, having just listed 125 processed foods crammed with sugar and refined carbohydrates!
        Liz.

        Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
        Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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        • #5
          I guess "best" is a relative term...

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          • #6
            Ah, I suppose the "for women" is because it's quoting from Women's Health magazine. OK, fine... but still. I am annoyed. XD
            "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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            • #7
              One more reason it's good to be a man.

              Top 25 snacks for a Grok(ette)

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              • #8
                my favourite packaged foods (foods in "packaging"):
                Bacon, Butter, Chocolate, frozen vegetables (mainly broccoli, cauliflower, & brussel sprouts), eggs (I recycle the cartons with chicken farmers), evoo, coconut oil, red wine, cider vinegar, Saag's all natural brats, herbs & spices, heavy cream, tins of coconut milk, canned fish (tuna, sardines, salmon, etc), olives, almond & hazelnut meals, coconut flour, beef, pork, chicken, lamb...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jenny View Post
                  ... but I suppose it's not horrible. They say, "eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, and whole foods as opposed to processed foods, such as sugar and refined carbohydrates."
                  As far as it goes ...

                  But what does "whole foods" mean specifically - except as a vague label that probably says "brown rice and wholewheat pasta" to most people? All that's specifically mentioned by name is fruit and vegetables - and if you actually only ate those or didn't bother too much with anything else you'd get pretty sick.

                  Why not mention "sources of first-class protein" or "foods rich in fat-soluble vitamins" or "adequate fat" or "oily fish"? How is dietary advice that only mentions vegetables and fruit "balanced" for goodness' sake? Is, for example, the incidence of borderline rickets among newborns not at all worrying to these people? Fruit-n-vegetables aren't going to help there.

                  How about the need for fat for the development of the cerebral cortex in infants, and worrying signs that some aren't getting enough because of advice just like this?

                  It's difficult to fathom the thinking of these drone who can keep producing that sort of dross - always this thing called fruit-n-vegetables and never any mention of anything else - when there's now so much more sensible advice out there. Are they trying not to offend vegetarians - and is the health of their readers of no concern because of that goal? Are they just fixated on that broken and now risible "7 countries study" model? What on earth is it? I think as a professor of cell biology said recently it's just "mob think".

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                  • #10
                    I thinkit is going to take a long, long time to overcome the horrible advice of the past 30-40 years.
                    Meghan

                    My MDA journal

                    Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

                    And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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                    • #11
                      Oh, Lewis, I totally agree. Of course it would be better if they said that. I just meant it's not as bad as some of the statements I see; at least this one bothers mentioning refined carbohydrates instead of just "sugar" you know? I was more focused on that. And you're right, most people will gloss right over "refined carbohydrates" and read "whole foods" as "whole grains".
                      "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                      • #12
                        I'm speechless about the list. *shudder*

                        That said, the more women cramming Skinny Cow* ice cream and Oscar Mayer turkey salami down their throats leaves more T-Bone steaks and butter for me.

                        *I friggin HATE that brand name. On another forum I'm on there's a Weight Watchers thread and a Primal thread...I SEE the WW people posting about how it emphasizes "whole foods" but I know I can't step three feet in the grocery store aisle without seeing WW brand frankenoods on every shelf! And all they care about is the number on the scale. Enjoy the loss of lean body mass and lowered metabolism, ladies! One person said they wanted to go back to WW but got depressed at having only 19 points to "spend" every day...others happily chimed in not to forget the 35 "free"points you get to spend every week. WTF. Eat real food, people! I'd go crazy if I ate "points" instead of food.

                        Primal ladies, I fear we are sorely outnumbered...And I do fear what the SAD - esp the crap marketed to women - is doing to our future generations.
                        Heather and the hounds - Make a Fast Friend, Adopt a Greyhound!

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                        • #13
                          Well, let them spend their points -- we primal ladies can be all sleek and healthy and badass and happy and relaxed and therefore, have our pick of the men.
                          (... I will be that way again someday... though conveniently I already have a great guy...)
                          "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                          • #14
                            But, but... it's written by an expert panel of nutritionists!!

                            (Isn't it funny how fast your reaction to that expression can change? Or 'dietician', as in 'The Red Sox hire a dietician', the second subhead here - and somehow you can guess all the rest of the story.)

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                            • #15
                              "Packaged foods" is an oxymoron. Once it's in a package, it is no longer food.

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