Do you prefer to eat healty or just whatever tastes good to you?

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  1. dorothy0328 profile image75
    dorothy0328posted 10 years ago

    Do you prefer to eat healty or just whatever tastes good to you?

    Please indicate which style you prefer and if selecting healthy what do you do to make a meal healthier?

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 10 years ago

    Unfortunately, I have eaten whatever tastes good to me for amy lifetime.  Oh my I am not paying the price.  I think healthy eating and nutrition should be a required subject in school.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Amen to that. That is very important that kids learn how to eat healthy and the consequences of not doing so. If after taking a course and passing they choose not to do so as an adult that is their informed decision.

  3. Claudia Tello profile image68
    Claudia Telloposted 10 years ago

    I eat 85% of the time healthy and that is exactly what tastes good to me. My personal preferences are luckily almost always the healthy ones. For example, I love fresh, raw veggies, and I would much rather have whole grain bread/pasta/tortillas/cereals than the white super-refined versions.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I used to love junk however now that I am really interested in dietary and culinary I have learned to eat a lot of the foods I love in moderation and like you I also love a lot of healthy foods as well.

  4. Sapper profile image64
    Sapperposted 10 years ago

    I eat what tastes good. I used to work as a CNA, and there are plenty of diseases out there that don't care how healthy you are. Besides, regardless you die, might as well have fun before then. For me, than means lots of rare steak.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I see what your saying all though eating healthy can help to reduce risk factors for certain diseases and heart problems there is absolutely nothing wrong with eating what tastes good. I havedays where it is fried heart attack on a plate occasionaly

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    ctnahdaposted 10 years ago

    To answer your question

    I prefer to eat healthy,but in some occasions my taste bud doesn't get along with my mind,so there always a conflict between those two.I usually ended up following my taste bud rather than eating healthy.LOL
    My choice of selecting healthy meal will be steamed meals,eating fruits and raw vegetables before eating other meals.My usual meals will consist 2 portions of fruits,1 portion of main dish(rice or pastas) ,and 1 portion of side dish(fish or chicken).

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes I also go with the taste buds you have to enjoy life from time to time after all we do only live once.

  6. liesl5858 profile image83
    liesl5858posted 10 years ago

    I tasted most kinds of healthy and unhealthy foods but I would choose to eat healthy foods. Healthy foods are my investment to good health. As much as possible, I try and grow my own vegetables to eat and buy healthy food. I use a lot of vegetables in my cooking and not use too much salt and cooking oil.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's awesome that you grow your own vegetables as I also have a garden myself. Good luck to you thank you for answering.

  7. My Cook Book profile image60
    My Cook Bookposted 10 years ago

    In healthy foods i search for the tasty ones.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing wrong with that if it's healthy and tasty then that's a double win.

  8. nArchuleta profile image73
    nArchuletaposted 10 years ago

    I definitely TRY to eat healthy foods. I have a subscription to "Cooking Light," and I use recipes out of there almost excusively. From there I've also learned a lot of ways to modify recipes: removing the skin from chicken (I don't always), replacing butter with olive oil in some cases, loading a dish with veggies over meat. However, I agree with the readers who state they sometimes war with their taste buds! I have the hardest time keeping cheese in the house -- I love it too much and can't limit myself to a 1 oz. portion.

    One trick I've discovered from "Self" magazine is to eat snacks in between meals. I always bring at least two pieces of fruit to work to eat in addition to my lunch (which is almost always home-cooked.) I also try to have a fruit or vegetable with each meal.

    One of the keys to healthful cooking is using quality ingredients. I choose fresh over canned or frozen produce. And if I do buy cheese for a recipe, I buy the highest quality, never low-fat -- that just leaves my palette feeling disappointed. I almost never eat processed foods anymore, and I stay away from high fructose corn syrup at all costs.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Cheese that can be a demon in our house as well. LOL great trick from the magazine thanks for sharing. I also try to have a small bite in between meals I find that I may not eat as much in between meals.

  9. IDONO profile image61
    IDONOposted 10 years ago

    I eat what tastes good. If it happens to be healthy, that's a bonus.
         If the years of life gained by eating healthy were added in early or middle years of life, I would probably be more disciplined. But they are not. Those years are at the end of life. So, if I live to be 85 instead of 80, how quality will be those 5 years of life be? I'm a true believer that it's the quality of life; not the quantity.
         So, tomorrow, I'll put lettuce on my burger, and we'll both be happy.  Thanks.

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    richard alburoposted 10 years ago

    For me you can do both healthy and good food . Just make some variation . For example for pizza instead of using meat , you can use tuna , for your hamburger patty you can use veggie patty , for vegetables instead of using butter use olive oil . For me there are so many variation to make your food healthy and good .

    1. nArchuleta profile image73
      nArchuletaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I have successfully made a (half) whole-wheat crust, too. It's a pain b.c. it needs to rest over night. But it was good.

    2. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well in the pizza area I tend to use that as a splurge meal maybe once a month so I don't usually go to healthy with it however things such as light sauce, whole wheat crust, and light on the cheese and meats can make it a little healthier. Good Job.

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    Alise- Evonposted 10 years ago

    I prefer to eat healthy as much as possible, but that doesn't mean my meals taste bad:)
    In studying nutrition and different diets, I have come to the conclusion that the best thing is to listen and watch how my body reacts to different foods or how they are prepared (raw vs. steamed, for ex.)
    That said, though, I find replacements for white sugar/high fructose corn syrup, white flour, and white salt.  I avoid genetically modified foods and most packaged/processed foods; which means I shop organic, farmer's markets, and  grow my own food, and I make most everything from scratch. I season with a lot of differnt kinds of herbs. I also use raw milk. 
    I suppose I could continue, but those are all the biggies I can think of at the moment:)

  12. livinggood profile image60
    livinggoodposted 10 years ago

    After going without for a while I've learned to be grateful to be eating anything at all. Most people take for granite the fact that we are blessed to have such an abundance of food in this country. Although healthy eating is a great choice to make, in the end I'll take whatever I can get and be happy that I'm eating.

  13. celafoe profile image53
    celafoeposted 10 years ago

    They certainly are not mutually exclusive.  I do both, there is no reason to not eat healthy and good tasting together.    Where i live we have an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables year  round,  as well as seafoods and meat without any medicines or hormones  so it is easy to eat well and as my wife and I are both good cooks we always have tasty and healthy food.  The right   amount of a few good seasonings can make any meal special.

  14. SkincareExpert1 profile image61
    SkincareExpert1posted 10 years ago

    Healthy food for sure! I soly buy produce at the grocery store, no dairy or meat, and I try to grow as much fresh vegetables as possible on my balcony. I am actually starting to build a verticle garden for the spring. I feel so much better when I eat healthy foods. Foods high in refined sugar and fats activate the same pleasure sensors in the brain as doing hardcore drugs....that's why it is so hard to quit the cycle...

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well I don't go without my meat but I am a vegetable lover. Good luck with the verticle garden.

  15. Abby Campbell profile image73
    Abby Campbellposted 10 years ago

    Since I'm a nutritionist, I prefer to eat healthy. However, I do love my "treats." My preferred method of eating is "all natural." That would include proteins such as lean beef, chicken and turkey breast, pork tenderloin, fish, egg whites, low-fat cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and tofu. My carbohydrates mostly consist of green and colorful veggies and some fruits. On occasion (usually after a workout), I may have some starches like oats, brown or wild rice, quinoa, or sweet potato with my protein. I always include dietary fats such as olive, coconut, or flax oil; butter; almond butter; walnuts, pecans, or almonds; avocados; olives; and fish oil. This may sound boring to some, but it is the healthiest and most balanced way to eat. I also use spices and marinades to bring awesome flavor to my foods.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the tips.. Just a question how long did u have to study to become a nutritionist? I am considering that as well Just curious.

    2. Abby Campbell profile image73
      Abby Campbellposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dorothy. It depends on what route you take. There are nutritionists and registered dieticians. Registered dieticians must receive their Masters while nutritionists can either be certified or receive their degree. You can PM me anytime.

  16. georgialgal1984 profile image84
    georgialgal1984posted 10 years ago

    I normally eat 80% healthy and then 20% in moderation. I have dealt with thyroid problems and learned quickly, that a healthy lifestyle is a must to overcome and control them. Hope you have a wonderful weekend~

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much you have a great weekend as well. I have my mother in law to be has tyroid problems as well what do you do to eat a little healthier to improve the tyroid issues?

  17. bydojo profile image58
    bydojoposted 10 years ago


    We cook at home, using fresh ingredients and making sure we eat as little 'processed' food as possible. At the same time, if we crave a burger for instance (which probably happens once every few months), we'll eat it.

    Good fresh produce and ingredients make some DELICIOUS meals, so taste is actually not a problem. Getting used to cook your meals properly and not use pre-cooked stuff is harder, but the difference in taste is amazing.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I admit I have my burger cravings as well. I try to avoid some processed foods especially like chicken nuggets and so on and I also tend to cook a lot of homemade foods as well.

  18. ocfireflies profile image71
    ocfirefliesposted 10 years ago

    I prefer to eat healthy food that tastes good.

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    BillyDursensposted 10 years ago

    I used to think that I watched what I ate, but yet ate very few vegetables.
      Since my heart attack in November I have made a major change in my eating habits.
       For one I have added a new love into my life, she goes by the name of Mrs. Dash and her family of seasonings.   This has served well since I had to cut out salt from my diet, now salt is not allowed at our table.
       Daily I try my very best to have at least one salad, not more than two slices of 100% whole wheat bread or muffins, mostly water to drink and veges are included in everything.
       My wife and I have a Saturday tradition of morning omlettes.  Our omlettes now consist of one small egg and 1/4 cup of egg whites, plus small portion of either chicken, tuna or salmon and a small amount of vegetables.  And our omlettes are tasty, healthy and fun.
      Sometimes instead of salad dressing on some salad I will add a small portion of turkey chili.
      If I snack I stick to things like animal crackers, 2 graham crackers or some kind of fruit.
      So to answer the question at hand, yes I try my very best to eat healthy.  A habit for which I am trying hard to convince my kids of and train my grandkids.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image75
      dorothy0328posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you. And extra kudos to you for taking the time to teach your Grandkids how to eat healthy. If they grow up used to eating right then hopefully they may continue into their adult yrs. I also feel they should have a required class in school.

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    Diana Abrahamsonposted 6 years ago

    We try to eat a balanced diet including fresh fruit and wholegrain bread. Really enjoy the occasional french fries!

    Also have introduced coconut oil for browning onions and adding to dishes.Use olive oil as well.


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