Too funny. People do things like that. My kids like to eat cold boiled potatoes when we're out and some woman told me, quite proudly, that she never lets her kids eat potatoes because they raise blood sugar and her children were eating granola bars while she was telling me this!
I eat 2 to 3 bananas a day too. I am 5'1" and 117 pounds. Go CC!
Original Post by cellulitedelight:
"Moly, you're never going to lose weight if you keep eating pizza. You need to stay away from cheezypan and focus on the salad bar, like me. Oh, hang on a second, is this Fat Free Ranch? I wanted the full fat stuff, and can I have some in an extra bowl on the side to douse over my salad once I get to my table and don't have to worry about it sloshing over the edge of the plate? And hey, don't skimp on that grilled chicken, it's good for you even though it's pre-prepared in a bunch of salt, sauce, and soaks in it's own fat to keep it moist."
LOL! *reads last sentence and face turns green*
My brother: OMG, fat, you're going to gain a ton! (I was eating a huge bowl of salad. It was mostly vegetables, with balsamic vinegar dressing, and some chicken and cheese. He promptly went and had 1000 calories worth of soy chicken fingers.) I wasn't mad at him though. ;)
Oh yeah and I just remembered.. a couple years ago I was visiting my pop pop and aunt in law and it was just after I'd lost about 20 pounds. They asked me what foods to buy (I was living with them for a week). I said apples, bananas, and tomatoes would be great. They were fine with that. Then I proceeded to eat 1 or 2 bananas every day for breakfast, and an apple with lunch or as an afternoon snack. I was addicted to tomato sandwiches at the time, so I had those (with mozz cheese) enough to finish 2 large tomatoes, too. They were really surprised and commented on it just about every day, jokingly (and also impressed, I think. My aunt congratulated me on my weight loss.) Then when my mother came, my aunt said to her, very seriously: "I think she's getting too much fiber! Aren't you concerned?"
Note that I always ate whatever they had for dinner, which was usually protein heavy and fat heavy.
I was told that in reverse though. " You should eat far more avacadoes because they're GOOD fat. Good Calories and you don't eat enough good ones. "
You have to take into account the person that's telling me what I don't eat enough of doesn't eat regularly with me. All they knew was that I passed on the avacadoes. Why? Well. It didn't even have anything to do with moderation. I just don't like them sliced up in a bowl to eat alone. I like them in the form of a dip or with a salad ect. Not alone. But, that didn't stop me from getting a 20 min lecture on why it's good calories and good fat.
I feel for you Shewolffe because the woman that told me this is overweight too. They wouldn't ever say it... nu nu nu. They eat a lot of good calories and good fats. It tempts me to say " "So that's a good extra 25-30lbs in your gut you're carrying around too?" It's just an overall annoyance. If someone ask or appears to need your lecture that's one thing. But, people that just stick their noses where they don't belong need....something.
It's amazing because these same person told me that you need a gym membership and personal trainer to get healthy! Like them! You have to do the classes ect. Yet they're overweight.
People should practice what they preach. Or they shouldn't be so pushy/know it all/agressive in telling others what they should/need to do.
It's like a drunk telling someone toasting the birth of a child how to kick the habit.They've been sober for 2 weeks so everyone has to listen!
I love bananas. They are "high calorie fruit" which seems like a contradiction. I think a banana has like 100 calories or something silly... which is not too bad considering its nutritional value. I'd say to keep on eating those bananas and let her bunch on her gross diet oatmeal cookies. :-P
Really, though, I'm sure a lot of her judgments about you or what you eat come from her own insecurities. Also, people who go out of the way to pay for gym memberships and expensive diet plans seem to feel the need to lord their newfound health expertise over others, even if the results of their expertise haven't yet (and may never) show.
I know it's difficult, but recognize that while this person may be acting rude towards you, they are in the same predicament as most of the people on these forums, and they are just doing their best to lose weight and feel good about themselves. If this person seems to be trying to prance around on a moral high horse, I would be more inclined to feel sorry for them than to get angry.
I love bananas; I eat 2-3 a day as well, always worried slightly that they MUST be bad cause people told me I eat them too much but now, Ill eat them whenever I please! Thanks!
Yeah, that's my girlfriend, she takes blood pressure meds, migraine meds, she has pain meds (she has bad feet - inherited thing) ...tell me another one. I keep saying to her that women outlive men by about 7 years and I want to be sitting on a park bench with her some day watching out for available rich old codgers. She has to be around for that to happen. I have tried delicately to tell her that she could probably kick the blood pressure meds if she lost weight. Maybe even the migraines since they have been known to be associated with high blood pressure. She'd say "forget all that stuff and lets get a cheese steak! "
I should say "sure, but we need to exercise when we're done!" heehee!!
Nothing is funnier than someone giving diet advice while they are eating something twice as caloric as what you are eating. I have a friend who says she's desparate to lose weight, yet orders frozen steaks and crab cakes from one of those TV shopping networks. She also orders the big candy dipped apples (they're fruit you know). The steaks are 8 ounces and the crab cakes are deep fried. She says she doesn't know how many calories are in these foods, but she doesn't want to give up everything that tastes good.
She says she doesn't eat them very often, and in the next breath tells me she took a carload of the styrofoam packaging they come in to the recycling center.
So I have to stifle my giggles when she tells me that I'll never lose weight if I keep on eating Uncle Sam cereal for breakfast because it's "fattening". Same goes for my lunchtime sandwiches of 2 slices of whole grain bread (not the diet kind) home roasted turkey and piles of crunchy veggies - total 320 calories.
This same friend puts off all the fun things we could be doing, saying she's going to do those things once she loses the weight. Not me! I'm not going to sit here waiting to be skinny!
Sugar is the body's preffered fuel source... when it doesn't have sugar, then it burns fat. Carbs are simply just sugars. Point is if you intake a lot of sugar, then the body will use that first instead of dipping into the stored fat, which would be better.
This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin B6.
A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.
A medium-sized banana has about .4 grams of fat, which is 1% of your daily value.
...OMG YOU'RE GONNA TURN INTO A FATTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also, fat content of the food is irrelevent, seeing as it has been proven that fat doesn't make you fat.
WOW...Just when you think you've heard it all...If bananas were really that fattening, my 2 y/o son would be a little tub of lard. I have to hide them because he loves them so much! I think he would eat one for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I'd let him, which is one of the reasons we call him a little monkey. Good thing they sell bananas at Costco! A 4 lb bag of bananas just doesn't last very long here. BTW...he's about in the 50th percentile for weight and height. Just right. I only want him to have a variety of foods so I don't let him eat bananas all the time, but sometimes he has two in one day because he runs into the kitchen yelling NANA and how can you say no to that?
Original Post by anthony007:
Good thread, what about if one eats lots of fruits a day, let's say 3 bananas few oranges and few apples? is that too much for a man?
The current recommendation is 6-10 servings of fruits and vegetables, so if you eat 3 of each for example, that's probably 9 servings of fruit. I'd probably exchange a few of those fruits for vegetables personally. HOWEVER, I never heard of anyone who had poor nutrition from eating too much fruit. Do a nutritional analysis of everything you eat and make sure you're getting all the A-Zs. My 2 y/o boy is a major fruit eater. He won't eat any veggies for me but he could eat fruit all day!