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Jan. 20, 2012 9:13 am 
Updated: Feb. 10, 2012 7:11 pm
So I am on track to lose quite a bit of unwanted weight.  In this effort, I  have banned a few foods from my diet.  Here is a list of foods to avoid while trying to lose weight and be more healthy.  A few may surprise you!  They surprised me!

  1. Fruits:
      • Fruit juice
      • Dried fruit
      • Canned fruit
  2. Vegetables:
      • Corn
      • Canned vegetables
  3. Nuts & Seeds:
      • Peanuts
      • Peanut products (this includes peanut butter! Substitute with almond butter.)
  4. Vegetable protein
      • Unfermented soy products:
        • soy milk
        • tofu
        • soy burgers
        • soy nuts
        • soy formula
        • soy chips
        • soy ice cream
  5. Animal Protein
      • Pork
      • Veal
      • Sausage
      • Cold cuts
      • Canned Meats
      • Hot dogs
  6. Fish
      • Factory farmed fish and lobster
  7. Dairy and dairy substitutes
      • Cows milk
      • cheese 
      • cottage cheese
      • nondairy creamers
      • soy milk
  8. Grains
      • Gluten grains:
        • wheat
        • corn
        • barley
        • rye
        • spelt
        • bran
        • farina
        • kamut
        • couscous
        • oats
  9. Herbs, Spices and Condiments
      • Ketchup
      • relish, 
      • chutney
      • soy sauce 
      • mayonnaise
  10. Sweeteners
      • Refined sugar
      • white and brown sugar
      • high fructose corn syrup 
      • beet sugar
      • cane sugar
      • fruit juice, 
      • artificial sweetener (except stevia)
  11. Vinegars
      • Commercial salad dressing
  12. Oils
      • Margarine
      • butter
      • shortening
      • canola oil 
      • sunflower oil
  13. Beverages
      • Soda
      • soft drinks 
      • caffeinated energy drinks
      • commercial fruit juice
Jan. 20, 2012 10:13 am
I'd rather be dead and on to my eternal reward. Thanks anyway.
Jan. 20, 2012 10:33 am
Ditto covergirl. Good luck though!
Jan. 20, 2012 10:56 am
What the heck can you eat? Just kidding...
Jan. 20, 2012 12:02 pm
Have fun with that ;) Looks to go beyond healthy weight loss on to Gluten-Free, Lactose-free territory and then some. Which is vital for those with gluten or lactose intolerances. I think for the average allergy free person this might be a little overboard. Good luck to you- we each have to begin where we are... :) I am thankful to be allergy free- I love skim milk!!!
Jan. 20, 2012 12:08 pm
I would be interested to know how you compiled this list, just for the sake of curiosity. A lot of this stuff is just plain bad for your body and I don't think anyone should eat it. On the other hand, my Grandpa lived to be 92 and he ate bacon and eggs and toast (with butter!) for breakfast every single morning. Of course, he was outside chopping wood a week before he died. I think one of the key components to being healthy is being active. Since last January I've lost 30 pounds while eating cottage cheese, milk, a little butter here and there, and cutting out processed and getting off my duff and making exercise a part of my life. Good luck to you; keeps us posted :)
Jan. 20, 2012 12:14 pm
Why "Canned vegetables"? due to salt?
Jan. 20, 2012 12:19 pm
exercise is the most important part, if you like to eat.
Jan. 20, 2012 1:13 pm
If you are more than 10 pounds overweight you can lose weight eating cake, although not a wise choice. It is more about limiting calories rather than omitting specific foods. If you are talking about losing that last 5 - 10 pounds, it is true, that you then need to start manipulating foods to get your body to respond. That has more to do with fat, protein and carbohydrate levels for your particular body and will be different for everyone. I hope you find your eating plan works for you and is easy to live with.
Jan. 20, 2012 2:07 pm
As a well experienced dieter, I doubt anyone can last very long severly restricting what they eat. If they do, invariably they gain the weight back once they revert to a normal diet. Look ahead to how you will maintain the weight loss without depriving yourself of good nutrition.
Jan. 20, 2012 2:53 pm
Bigshots, boy you hit the nail on the head. I am the Queen of quick weight loss (can drop 10# in 6 days withouth blinking an eye) - - - and sure enough, 2 days later, I'm 7# heavier. I *did* however pick up on a lot of this she listed I won't touch anymore (am heavily into this anti-GMO thing and avoiding processed foods). Just read the most enlightening article about orange juice. In a nutshell, most large manuf juice the oranges, put the juice in these large tanks, then de-oxygenize the juice (which removes 90% of all it's flavor AND nutritional value), then send the leftover orange parts to labs, chemists, and perfume designers who chemically modify said left over parts into *flavor and scent packets* which are subsequently reintroduced INTO the orange liquid they originally squeezed. Yeck.
Jan. 20, 2012 5:39 pm
I'd find this list more informative if you told us the WHY. Just listing the foods you've banned doesn't tell me anything. It's true there are foods within the groups, like nuts, that are a better choice than peanuts, but that doesn't make peanuts bad. And that's just one example. Losing weight is all about one simple formula that no one can get around. Calories in must be less than calories out. Do that and you will lose weight, it's simple physics and cannot be avoided. That said, I do wish you all the best with your plan.
Jan. 21, 2012 3:22 am
I'm with covergirl - I'd rather be dead than to eat that restrictive! I also agree with most other posters here - it's more about moderation and getting some exercise. I truly believe most of today's obesity can be attributed to laziness. My grandparents lived into their 90's and bacon, eggs, butter, milk, were eaten daily. BUT, they were farmers and worked long, hard hours at a physically demanding job. That being said - I do wish you luck. What works for some won't work for others... :)
Feb. 5, 2012 2:32 pm
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Feb. 10, 2012 7:11 pm
I have a friend who lost 30 pounds. She said that she switched to Stevia sweetner, ate several small meals consisting of salads & veggies. She does indulge in fried foods and a dessert when the craving gets too strong. She exercises portion control when she breaks her diet. She hasn't been able to get to the gym in several months. I was so impressed that I have begun her weight loss methods. I just started this week and hope to see results soon.
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