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this is becoming a big question for me<br><br>
i have given up sugar and dairy for health reasons<br>
and most white flour<br>
then i also added on no more nonfermented soy (only tempe, miso, and tofu, adn those are not a daily part of my diet)<br><br>
now i am learning about oils and bad ratios of omega 3's and 6 fatty acids that are dangerous due to the over use of sunflower oils<br><br>
i know canola is dangerous unless organic, and it still weirds me out<br><br>
now there is the whole meat debate....ahhhhh<br><br>
so anyway<br>
i would be super interested in people sharing what they don't eat and why (and if your list is long like mine is becoming, it would be really helpful if you shared what you do eat, what is left?)<br><br>
ok<br><br>
thanks for sharing!
 

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In our home don't eat:<br><br>
any animal products<br>
hydrogenated oils<br>
non-organic foods<br>
GMO foods<br><br>
At restaurants or other people's houses we can make exceptions for the last three but not the first.
 

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I don't eat....<br>
food dyes<br>
MSG (it is in sooo many processed foods)<br>
soda, pop or whatever you want to call it<br>
artificial sweeteners<br>
corn syrup<br>
meat (I do eat eggs and a little dairy)<br><br>
I am trying to cut back on....<br>
caffeine<br>
sugar<br>
wheat<br>
dairy<br><br>
I eat as much organic food as I can find and afford. I am also growing my own organic veggies this year so that should help.
 

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In our house we don't eat:<br><br>
non-organic food<br>
processed food<br>
white stuff (sugar, flour, bread, rice, etc)<br>
non-fermented soy<br>
hydrogenated anything<br>
corn syrup<br>
high fructose anything<br>
sodas<br>
red meat (except organic buffalo)<br>
pork of any type<br>
tuna<br>
domestic chocolate<br><br>
we only use olive, grapeseed and coconut oils, butter and ghee for fats<br>
only rice or spelt pasta<br>
we look for things with whole known ingredients<br>
we drink filtered water and herbal tea and very occasionally decaf fair trade organic coffee - and sometimes carbonated organically flavored waters or add a squeeze of lemon or lime to our filtered water<br>
sometimes, rarely, we'll drink pure juice diluted with half water<br><br><br>
You know, I find it difficult to think of everything because some of the things we don't eat just escape my memory altogether. Because it's been so long since we have eaten them.<br><br>
When we go out we make exceptions but never beef (mad cow) and even chicken is getting to be scary (avian flu), as is fish (mercury and pollutants absorbed from the water).
 

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Hi MomaJ,<br><br>
Well, my DH has his own list :LOL , but DD & I don't eat/drink:<br><br>
-sugar or sweeteners of any kind (or any products which contain sweeteners)<br>
-MSG<br>
-refined table salt<br>
-refined grains/flours of any kind<br>
-juice<br>
-caffeine<br>
-factory farmed eggs or beef (we let chicken slip now and then b/c they can't use hormones on poultry in the US - I know, I know - still bad.)<br>
-any dairy that might contain RBGH (we strive for organic dairy, but sometimes we can get cheese from Europe and Canada which is not organic but doesn't contain RBGH)<br>
-cow's milk (DD & I never drink the stuff, despite consuming other dairy)<br>
-certain fish that has high levels of contaminants (e.g., tuna, Atlantic salmon, etc.)<br>
-soy concoctions like "boca burger" and "soy cheese"<br>
-hydrogenated oils<br>
-vegetable oils other than olive oil<br><br>
We limit:<br>
-cheese<br>
-grains (prefer sprouted products above all)<br>
-dried fruit<br>
-soy products<br><br>
We do eat:<br>
fish considered safe, chicken, occasional grass-fed beef, lots of produce (preferably organic, but I am not perfect about that), beans, nuts, seeds, butter (raw when I can get it), coconut oil, & flax oil... I am sure there's more.<br><br>
I strive for organic produce and organic, free range or grassfed meat (at the very least vegetarian diet for the animals), but I have recently read that better and more important than "certified organic" is local produce and pastured meats. I'll try to come back and add the quote as to why that's true.<br><br>
Junk food for us is:<br>
organic corn or potato chips - I just can't resist sometimes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Ummmmm....<br>
-Sugar cereals<br>
-Liver<br>
-Twinkies<br>
-Those pre-packaged meals (unless they are the natural/organic kind)<br>
-Okra I really dont like it!<br>
-Bologna<br><br>
Of course i prefer (and only feed baby) good whole organics, but to be honest i think that my brown rice and veggie childhood put me on a path of healthfood deviance! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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Wow. Reading this thread, I realize that I eat a lot! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I don't eat hydrogenated oils or anything with HFCS -- these are the evil twins I really try to avoid. That pretty much eliminates most "junk food" and processed foods. I don't eat lamb or veal or foie gras. I limit my consumption of the white stuff (flour, sugar, rice, pasta). In general, I try to eat foods that are as close to their natural state as possible -- stuff prepared simply if cooked, and as little processing as possible. We do eat mostly locally grown (and usually organic) vegetables, and most of our meat is locally farm-raised, too.<br><br>
Other than that, I guess I'm pretty much an omnivore...<br><br>
~Nick
 

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We don't eat beef, pork, artificial sweeteners, soda, or caffiene (w/the exception of DH who DOES drink soda and caffiene...I'm working on him!)<br><br>
I always steer away from processed foods, but once in awhile will "splurge" for snack crackers (but NO Little Debbie type stuff).<br><br>
Allergies:<br>
Strawberries-Me and the babe<br>
Oranges-9 year old DS<br>
Chocolate-DD<br>
Shellfish-Me...and I just developed this in the last year! WAH!
 

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I'll just list what I personally don't eat/drink:<br><br>
meat of any kind<br>
dairy<br>
wheat<br>
corn<br>
nuts (corn & nuts are due to Joe's allergies)<br>
sugar<br>
hydrogenated oils<br>
corn syrup (I guess that's included w/ corn)<br>
artificial colors<br>
soda<br>
caffeine<br><br>
Really, my diet right now consists of veggies, fruits, beans, soy, and brown rice or other whole grain. That's it. Oh, and a cup of decaf tea w/ agave nectar in the morning, but that's my only sweetener for the day. I occasionally will have a Starbucks decaf/soy latte and sometimes a glass or two of red wine in the evening, but other than that I only drink water. Some of this isn't because I am so "crunchy" or whatever, it's because my nurslings have allergies or I have allergies. The hydrogenateds and corn syrup I am strict about with my kids, we won't have those in the house at all. If they choose to eat dairy at a friend's house, well, that's their choice (the older ones, not the littles). They know they can choose to eat meat outside the house, too, (again, not the littles, they can make that choice when they're older and have watched "Supersize Me" :LOL ) but neither of them want it.<br><br>
Sometimes I feel discouraged, thinking about how much more difficult it is to prepare meals with all these restrictions. It would be so much easier to just whip up some Hamburger Helper and open a can of fruit, but I can see a difference in all of us when we eat healthy, so I keep plugging on.
 

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My first thought was that we eat alot of stuff, just selectively...<br><br>
Things my family will not eat:<br>
Corn and all of its derivitives<br>
Meat- ds and I are vegetarians and dh and dd are vegan<br>
nonorganic processed foods<br>
many of the organic processed foods<br>
foods that are gimmicky or being sold by a cartoon character<br>
cubed cheese dyed yellow served at playgroup<br>
MSG<br>
GMO<br><br>
We try to eat as fresh of fruits and veggies that are organic. Whenever possible we buy our produce locally. We shop for seasonal foods, and sometimes I have a small garden for tomatoes, pepper, herbs and greens. Dairy and eggs have to be organic or we won't eat them.
 

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The only things I never eat are conventional strawberries, peaches, and spinach, along with artificial sweeteners, trans fats and fake/frakenfoods including low-fat stuff.<br><br>
I aim to stay away from refined sugar, refined flours and grain-fed, conventional meat. I am 98% successful.
 

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I don't eat:<br><br>
meat<br>
hydrogenated oils<br>
white sugar<br>
anything with caffeine in it<br>
sodas<br>
artificial flavors
 

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I don't eat:<br>
-any animal products<br>
-hydrogenated oils<br><br>
I am trying to cut back on:<br>
-sugar (I'm a cookie addict--I try to make my own with natural sweeteners--I guess maple syrup is still just sugar, but it somehow feels better than the refined stuff)<br>
-diet soda (I can't believe I drink this stuff--gak)<br><br>
I try to buy as much organic produce as I can, but it's not always possible.
 

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i guess i should add to my list..that 99% of our food is orgainc<br>
i do not eat hardly anything that comes in a package<br>
and ofcourse no gmo msg or the trans fats etc<br><br>
i do eat eggs daily with grits<br>
raw fruits and veggies and sprouts and sprouted grain breads<br><br>
and then usually some kind of bean veggie whole grain combo for dinner (indain dahls, soups, beans rice and fresh homemade salsa, are big regulars, so are easy tempe sandwhichs)<br>
nut butters with coconut milk and fruit are my snacks<br><br><br>
you would think that i ws loosing 100's of pounds a month with that diet!<br><br>
(i guess i am loosing weight, just not as fast as i expected....)<br>
and i have to remember that weight loss is not the goal of my diet cleansing efforts!<br>
over all health and well being are.<br>
it would just be nice if i could fit into me pre preg clothes too!
 

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Wow - now that I've read other posts, I realize there are other things we don't eat:<br><br>
-food dyes<br>
-artificial sweeteners<br>
-processed snacks<br>
-soda<br>
-corn syrup
 

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Our family as a whole has no food "don't do's". Everyone is free to eat as they wish. That being said there are a variety of things we prefer to not eat.<br><br>
I generally do not eat:<br>
beef or pork (does bad things to my tummy)<br>
artificial sweetners (if you have Lupus, it's an instant flare-up)<br>
Top Ramen/instant noodles (sodium)<br><br>
I try to avoid things with uneccesary added sugars. Like we saw packaged dried fruit the other day (peaches, mangos, apples) and they had added sugar. I don't need sugar with my fruit thanks. I've been increasing my intake of raw foods over the last year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I do drink soda some, and I do eat crap occasionally.
 

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I don't eat most things but the easiest way to sum it up is<br><br>
I don't eat<br>
veggies<br>
fruits<br>
anything sweet<br><br>
I have tried but the smell makes me so sick I throw up and if it's sweet it makes me shaky. I wish I had this problem with meat but then I guess I wouldn't eat anything.
 
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