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The How to Non Diet And Avoidance Routine Part 2 (The Game is Afoot)

Updated on June 20, 2017

The Fat Guy in Front Needs My Diet

That's a beach and that is sun -- but forget that -- that is fun.
That's a beach and that is sun -- but forget that -- that is fun. | Source

Get Healthy and Buy This?

There will be no links here. The reason is simple. Every one of the articles online have agendas. Most often to sell you a gadget or a supplement. And way too many use the “you are going to die if you do not get this supplement”. So I will often use buzz words you can cut and paste to your browser. And normally skip the ad ones. My favorite theme on those sites goes like this; “Follow this diet and you will be healthy – and take this 100$ supplement of mine and you will be super healthy.” Well that is just plain snake oil salesmanship.

And let us be clear here that programs that focus on weight loss and increased libido and energy are a little bit silly. Programs have to focus on happy. Yes that should be the goal. Have you ever seen an unhappy person in great shape? Of course you have. I am as serious as death here. Joy! That is what we are looking at. Nobody is ever really happy being a glutton.

Do not eat that Apple! Do not eat Black Pepper! Do not eat pickles! And for the Lordy’s sake never ever ever eat Pizza! How about not eating anything with wheat or corn in it. And the general rule of thumb to never buy anything with more than 3 ingredients, and you must be able to pronounce on first try. Stuff with sugar, no way. Fat or no fat? And of course veggie verses carnivore.

I hope your head is spinning and asking “what and why?” But here is the strange part. All of the above has a good reason to it. And all of the above is probably good to stay away from. But but making it a hard rule is as ridiculous as a religious strict notion.

So as promised in part one for the rest of this installment we will look at what folks love to call “superfoods”. Let’s go ahead and start being happier!

I Do Indeed Want Love Alive And at My Breakfast

Food Must Be Love

Health Starts in the Heart It Does Not Finish There.
Health Starts in the Heart It Does Not Finish There. | Source

Honey Baby I Might Be Fat But I Am Happy!

It is my humble opinion that fruits that are still hanging on that tree or vine are the healthiest overall food. Of course as always in moderation. And of course not a plant that has chemicals all over and in it. Some evidence suggests that a fruit or vegetable loses up to 30% of its nutrient value within 30 minutes of harvesting. That maybe more of a thought than not. But the concept helps get that point across. I caught my elder son pulling down a branch and eating an apple on the tree. I was content picking it, shining it on my shirt and chomping down. Yes we can take this to extremes, and if that is fun for you go for it.

And our friend the apple is a great example here. For most folks 200 or so carbohydrates is a daily suggestion. So the 25 or so carbs in an apple is just great. However for a fat burning concept carbs are to be avoided as much as possible. But check this out.

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Tons of fiber and vitamin C, tiny amount calories, basically salt free, and of course no cholesterol or fats. And these babies are loaded with the antioxidants known as polyphenols. Way to go apple! For sure an apple a day keeps that medical bill away. I hope a reader can give us a link to a great recipe for a healthy apple pie. Please not too healthy. My mom used to send me out to pick apples from our trees and run them back and she would make pies straight away and not add brown sugar. Tart and great.

Some people use a tea of Echinacea to help prevent colds and as an all around health booster. I find no reason not to. But if you find a cold coming on eat the apple also, please.

Almonds and Brazil nuts. These babies are crazy good for you. If they are just a little bland and dry for you get some of that fancy pink salt and add it. I often go with my favorite pure hot sauce so I get the benefits of red and green peppers also. I find nothing to suggest slow roasting takes away any nutrients.

This here is what they got, with maybe Almonds with a little more – a tight race.

About eight grams of vitamin E per 100 grams. Check out these compounds and minerals, it is like crazy; calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc, manganese, selenium, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc. B complex vitamins, niacin, folate, pyridoxine, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid also a lot of fiber. Ok now go look at your Centrum multi vitamin – look familiar?

Avocado is pretty darn good for you. Cut in half and eat at least a couple a week. They have these fats for you that are like the best. This Omega 3 deal is something I buy into, I do not think it a fad. So fatty acids by way of something called alpha-linolenic acid. Of course they have a full blast of anti-oxidant’s. And again the nutrients look like your one a day vitamin. Personally I like to mix them up with another outstanding food, cucumbers, chill, Lemon juice and any kind of spices. Again I am a freak for hot sauce but beg of you no Tapatio. Will visit sodium benzoate later.

Let Go. It Is Just a Fun Song About Eating

Mud Pies Anyone?

Preparations For Our Garden of Life.
Preparations For Our Garden of Life. | Source

Politics and Religion - Forget About It. But Lets' Argue Food!

Ok, I feel your pain if you do not like any of the above.

Go with tomatoes. You are just looking at a laundry list again. vitamin B6, folate, niacin, fiber, vitamins A, and B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E, phosphorus, vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum and vitamin K. Copper, potassium, manganese. Again for me it is chilled lemon juice or some kind of healthy apple vinegar type deal with, in this case I like Italian herbal seasoning. Although for me I admit to eating them like an apple in my garden.

OK get out the rocks and start throwing. Blue cheeses. (or other similar like Goat cheese) Named for that penicillin stuff in it. No more than a heaping teaspoon. It is a bad fat food. Yes it is in fact a good protein and it has some fine nutrients in it. But you eat a heaping tablespoon of this stuff and you could reach a fat intake that is as much as you should have in a day. I love it as you are scratching your head and calling me a name regarding my veracity.

Dr. Dierker is way ahead you. There are two reason why some awesome cheeses are good for you. Sorry but your cheap cheddar or God forbid American cheese are slow murderers. First I firmly believe that the bacteria in them is complementary to our own bacteria. From what I have found, fermentation and any preservative free aging is good for us. But a real reason is taste and happy. We just need some fun stuff to eat. And do not worry if cheese is not your thing we will get to others. With all this lemon for alkalizing and non-seasoning to avoid salts and sugars. Give me a break.

Here is a fav just for me, akin to what my mom called fire and ice. A good onion cut and halved into half circle type pieces. Avocado and Tomato in a vinaigrette which you can make healthy wise and then that teaspoon of a pungent cheese in like a crumble. Personally I tend to go with homemade goat cheese from south of our border just a few miles away.

We went too far today. Please leave a comment suggesting stuff and requesting particulars on a food you love. Oh and by all means attack the concepts. It is easy to do and I like it.

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      Eric Dierker 8 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      DDE I am finding that moderation deal to be the best thing I can for my health. Radical in any direction is just not sustainable.

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      Devika Primić 2 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I eat everything in moderation. A useful hub indeed!

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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Tamara you make me happy. That big old tomorrow is where we need to be. Joy joy joy.

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      Tamara Moore 2 months ago

      I really like, and thoroughly enjoy Jujubes! They are my favorite! I bought 12 boxes from Amazon and need a new supply, again.

      I would like to recognize them as being an all-you-can-eat diet food due to their bright, and various colors (the green: Veggie Group; the red: Fruit Group; the purple: Dairy, and the orange: Protein).

      I do hope I am not taken as not being "realistic", or living in some sort of a fantasy land. My unicorn, and I, would be a bit displeased at such a notion.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dora, I am so blessed. I sit on charity board and our CEO has cancer like me. We will get together tomorrow and hug and hug and hug. He has a spouse named Ramon. A man I adore. But we will swap recipes and compare notes over coffee. It just reminds me that I am never a love beat away from God as we will give prayers to tomorrow. Thank you Lord Jesus.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 months ago from The Caribbean

      "Get some of that fancy pink salt and add it." I just started using that for the iodine, so I take this piece of advice. If I were sitting across from you in your nutrition office, I'd be laughing and might not hear much else. You dispense good advice with great fun.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My eldest lives six blocks from the Capital and now works for a Zuckerberg non profit for legislative reform. She hates natural nutrition. We love to go on road trips with a large bag of Cheetos and Dire Straights blaring from the awesom sound system from the Caddy at 100 miles per hour

      I taught her young that rules be damned, can the torpedoes full speed ahead.

      Life is meant to be challenged.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 3 months ago from Washington DC

      For the past 8+ years I've had to cheat to survive living in DC but I must make that sacrifice freely for my destiny's sake. Anyway, some cheating is beneficial.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Elijah my friend, yes the Okra concept has merit. As I research into the are glycemia I note a very promising truth. If we do this or that food intake the kick ass reality is that if you really pay attention to the stuff you intake. Then your can "cure" stuff. Processed wheat and any kind of sugar, except raw fruit, is the bottom line on these things.

      Additives for shelf life are silent killers. If they put in the stuff to kill the stuff then it kills your gut. Now way. But who am I to preach, I cheat;-)

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 3 months ago from Washington DC

      Tim Mitchell,

      Preferably organic but definitely "raw" okra eaten a few parts several times a day will heal diabetes. There is a controversy about it but I know people who are healed because of it.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Tim, I will gather some notes and hit diabetes here. Thank you for mentioning it.

      I really am leery of claims about "curing" diabetes and Alzheimer's.

      But I am just as pumped up about it as this wacky concept of whooping Heart disease.

      Did you know that some of the additives/preservatives/pesticides and GMOs we take in actually changes how our DNA works?

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      Tim Mitchell 3 months ago from Escondido, CA

      A great part II. Love the humorous presentation, yet reveals truths. Like Bill you don't want to know what I eat. And, what I don't like to eat ;-) But, this article has me thinking about making changes. One step at a time. I am diabetic and regimented myself to hit the magical numbers of glucose readings an A1C results. Looking forward to more in this series.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hey Venkatachari, I will be headed your way via Vietnam. Herbs and spices and remedies for 4,000 years - How exciting. Safflower and Tumeric are fantastic. Personally I mix up the Indian with the Mexican and dash in the Italian. Way too much fun and flavor!

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda, you brought so much of this home for me. Screw denial. My mom used to let me taste from the tasting spoon, put her fingers like an OK and wink and click with her mouth. And except with peas she was always right.

      We will talk about this but as the youngest I sat at her right hand for dinner. Sure I love her and loved her, but it was so great loving her through her food.

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      Venkatachari M 3 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very informative and instructive article. I like the take with some fun and humor mixed in it while providing your arguments. I mostly like preserving the naturality of the food with no additives and chemicals.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Elijah, I have been taking of the Eucharist for years. About 20 years ago, I went "WHAT?"

      Now every meal has the spiritual in it. And in that is precluded over indulging.

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      Linda Lum 3 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric my dear, everything in moderation. I like where you're coming from on this. When you asked "have you ever seen an unhappy person in great shape" I laughed out loud. My thoughts immediately went to a man who lives in our town; I don't know exactly where he lives but we refer to him as "the running man". He jogs everywhere it seems, at all times and no matter what the weather, and he looks absolutely miserable--arms flailing about and a scowl on his face.

      I like your concept of fresh foods and knowing where your food comes from--avoid the chemicals and additives and get back to basics. Maybe that's why my grandparents (who were born in the late 1860's) lived to be in their 90's.

      I hope you continue this series. Good stuff here.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 3 months ago from Washington DC

      Eric,

      You just told this old nomad what he was doing except when someone took him to dinner. The only difference is the old nomad didn't often mix things, and the taste of some were eye watering, he just satisfied his appetite and kept going. On the other hand, he tasted some things he would loved to find everyday.

      The nomad didn't know the contents all he knew was when he asked within himself he received "try it" and he did.

      Well Written, my friend.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill - You Are Always On My Mind. I pay attention to your Linda nay CarbDiva comments -- and dude I have you in my sights of my happy rifle - I will get to you. I love a guilty man!

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      Bill Holland 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

      You don't even want to know what I eat. I mean, why ruin the vibes of a good message, right? LOL Have a great Tuesday, my friend.