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#16 rizzo

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:06 PM

very limited refined sugar and bad fat.
tons of veggies and nuts.
beer.
i don't keep track of calories.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE (andicamp @ Apr 15 2008, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anything you can do with meat you can also do with tofu.


. . . except walk away feeling satisfied and well-fed. Sorry. My sister's a vegetarian and has pushed tofu on me six ways from Sunday, and it's better than nothing, I guess. But there's no way it's the culinary equivalent of meat.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:10 PM

Good topic Loofah!

I'm also an omnivore and have been known to eat grasshoppers along the Columbia River. My rule is to eat local and fresh. I am on a modified Mediteranean Diet and have many yummy recipes for another time. I prefer simple, wholesome meals and avoid simple starchy foods and processed foods (unless I have a craving). I do most of the cooking in my household with meals better tasting than most restaurants. I eat from my garden, prefer bitter, dark greens, love anything tomatoes and only use extra virgin olive oil for stovetop cooking. I enjoy BBQ'ing good meats and fish and occasionally make pressure cooked meals. My carb of choice is good quality pasta and good french bread. I never use margarine, only butter and use vinegar based salad dressings mostly. I rarely, if ever, drink soda pop, and I crave chocolate and fine cheese.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:11 PM

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:16 PM

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:18 PM

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You two aren't helping...MAN...I'm trying kick the habit here.


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE (loofahgirl @ Apr 15 2008, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought it might be fun to share stuff on runner's diets.

Here's my deal--I stuck this in PHM, so I'll share it here. My dr. suggested trying out a gluten-free diet for a month. So I'm contemplating it--maybe. As soon as I finish the bagels that Kristin & Terry brought me back from NY. But that also negates the nice effect of the iron-dusted frosted shreedded wheat that is my usual breakfast. mmmmm.

I'm also contemplating going back on meat again. I think about it sometimes--and then I realize I don't really like meat. But maybe chicken every so often? I don't know. Right now I an a fish-eating vegetarian (pesce-tarian) who probably eats way too much sugar/carbs. Trust, vegetarians aren't always healthy. I've done the low-carb thing, though not while training, and all it does it make me want to eat an entire tray of cupcakes.

Oh, and I had started to go abck to school to get an MS in Clinical Nutrition, but I kind of abandoned that to move here/when I moved here, though I've been contemplating giving it a go again. Because I think about food. A lot. I should practice what I preach and eat more fruits and veggies rather than crackers and cookies. Sigh.

Anyway. What do you eat that works for you? What don't you eat? Interested in trying a food or restaurant? Recipes welcome; leave no food stone unturned.

I don't know if I can help you, but I'm a carboholic: especially pasta, but rice in all its various forms (risotto), too. I miss meat if I don't have any, and usually its chicken breasts, chicken sausage, or ground turkey. Pork tastes better than beef to me. Also, virtually every night I have a salad of spinach and/or lettuce heaped with whatever blanched veggies are in the house. I used to
eat a lot of sweets, but have a case of borderline high blood sugar now, so I'm trying to scale back. The fewer you eat, the fewer you crave.

I'm lucky (so far) not to have any food allergies, and my energy level is pretty high for an old woman, so I think I'm eating right.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:22 PM

Bonnie, I'm not looking for help, I just thought it would be cool to have kind of a designated food thread.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:25 PM

In all seriousness, I do not follow a strict diet. If I'm hungry for something, I'll eat it. Most of what I eat is all about "convenience." So if it's pre-made, I'm more likely to buy it except I avoid fast-food/drive-ins. To me, fast food is for the average American. Athlete's are not average Americans. I don't drink pop but that's not because it's not good for you. I just never developed a taste for it (I don't like the carbonation). I drink plenty of coffee, eat lots of chocolate and snack on scones or coffee cake. I eat smaller meals knowing that I will be snacking a lot. I eat bigger meals if I am planning on a race or just finished a long run. I choose lower fat when the option is given knowing that I'll make up for it in other meals/snacks.
I eat meat but never prepare it at home. My main protein when I'm not eating out comes from milk (lattes), cheese or peanut butter.
I rarely buy ice cream but I do like it. I don't eat donuts or cheesecake because I don't like them, but I'll eat just about any other dessert out there.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:27 PM

QUOTE (BrianH @ Apr 15 2008, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are there any good, creative, vegitarian resturants?
Seems like most are just the same ol same ol stuff. Of course
I guess you can only do so much with vegi's and tofu shy of tossing
different spices on them.


Go for the southern Indian and Lebanese places for primarily veg meals. We like Ya Hala & Chennai Masala here in town. Or pizza a la Ken's Artisan Pizza.

Chad already described our diet so I won't. thumbsup.png One of my favorite sources for healthy vegetarian recipes that actually taste good is http://www.101cookbooks.com.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:28 PM

QUOTE (Clover @ Apr 15 2008, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
. . . except walk away feeling satisfied and well-fed. Sorry. My sister's a vegetarian and has pushed tofu on me six ways from Sunday, and it's better than nothing, I guess. But there's no way it's the culinary equivalent of meat.

can I get an AMEN, Sister Clover!!

I can't wait for summer farmers market fare...all the fresh veggies and fruit...mmmmm. Fresh herbs. Good cheese. Crusty bread.

But dang if I can't wait to make my tenderloin with bacon with roasted veggies (and bacon) again. I love risotto because you can do so many things with it.
You all WANT me to continue drinking coffee and diet coke. I survive on granny smith apples, yogurt and granola bars when I'm on call (hospital food is crap).
A good hoppy IPA, a fine red wine. The Macallan.

leftover pancakes and syrup are pretty darn good too.

I'm totally indifferent to "organic" foods. They cost more, may or may not be better for you.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE (andicamp @ Apr 15 2008, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anything you can do with meat you can also do with tofu.

Oh, give me a break. When's the last time anybody ever salivated over a nice, char-grilled NY Steak Tofu? rolleyes.gif

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:37 PM

I'm totally indifferent to "organic" foods. They cost more, may or may not be better for you.

If you stick with the fresh veggies and fruit, you're good. Local farmer's markets are great and they're probably as good as organic anyhoo, but they just don't go through the hoops to get certified. Better yet, I'll give you stuff from my veggie garden this summer, free of charge!
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE (Tony the Tiger @ Apr 15 2008, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm totally indifferent to "organic" foods. They cost more, may or may not be better for you.

If you stick with the fresh veggies and fruit, you're good. Local farmer's markets are great and they're probably as good as organic anyhoo, but they just don't go through the hoops to get certified. Better yet, I'll give you stuff from my veggie garden this summer, free of charge!

Dude, you're on!!
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:01 PM

QUOTE (Tim @ Apr 15 2008, 01:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, give me a break. When's the last time anybody ever salivated over a nice, char-grilled NY Steak Tofu? rolleyes.gif

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