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Old 08-15-2018, 08:27 PM
Status: "Can kindness win?" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Here and now.
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Originally Posted by bmcass View Post
Yes, a vegan WFPB diet. Lots of vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains. Simple, but incredibly nutrient dense. In other words, the healthiest diet on the planet.
The key word seems to be "lots." If you were limited to three things, as the OP mentioned, I don't think you would be happy or healthy for long.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Of course people could TOLERATE a simple diet. It's actual starvation/malnutrition that does the damage.
You have to supplement with a multivitamin though, if you're going to be eating a really limited diet.

I haven't found a multivitamin I could tolerate, and I can't eat vitamin enriched foods because some of the vitamins are derived from soy. Last winter I got a weird rash on my arms and legs that was caused by a vitamin C deficiency.
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:36 AM
Status: "I cannot wait for the heat to break..." (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I love too many foods. I have done without certain foods like bread and sweets for a short period of time. After awhile I found I didn't miss them. Why did I go back...I'm addicted

I could tolerate it and would do it if I had to but right now I don't have to and I love food...all kinds.

I could probably live on green/mixed salads, bread and fruit.
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:43 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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yes they did, but remember they really didn't know anything else. Today we have been exposed to so much and our diets are so varied that living on just a few foods would be almost torture for most of us. Of course we could live on nothing but fig leaves I guess if we had to choice.

If I had a choice and was told you have to learn to survive on only 6 things but you can choose what 6; I would choose chicken, salmon, tomatoes, broccoli, cheese, and nuts.


If I had to choose just 3 items I could live on a dish my family makes calls Escarole and beans. You've got your veggie and your protein. My 3rd item would probably be a banana or peach.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Florida
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If forced? Butternut squash, chicken and rice.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:17 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Nope, I need a variety.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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I've been surviving for years on a simple but clean diet with great results. Take care of your body now, it'll take care of you later.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Could I tolerate? Yes.

Will I tolerate? No.
This. Life is too short to eat like a poor college kid.

I eat in moderation and exercise 5 times a week. Thatís enough for me to stay in good shape.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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This. Life is too short to eat like a poor college kid.

I eat in moderation and exercise 5 times a week. Thatís enough for me to stay in good shape.
Exactly. So many people are on a damn diet all the time. I don't look like a model but I'm in good health and enjoy myself.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: north narrowlina
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welllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, i HAD to eat simply as i wasn't all that great with food tricks when i was diagnosed with diabetes. I kicked myself in the head every day until a long lost cousin contacted me, he too had diabetes and reminded me our grandmother had diabetes...... for four years i ate no carbs, no bread, no rice, no pasta, no potatoes.....and naturally, very very little sugar.... harder to cut out, as even ketchup has a lot, but i found online no sugar added ketchup. it was agony. It was only less than a year ago i found those recipes that use cauliflower for a pizza crust, found low sugar sauces to spice up the variety of the chicken and fish i was eating and to pour over the veggies i was getting so darn sick of eating. After losing 100 pounds, being taken off the high blood pressure meds, the diabetes meds, it's been gosh darn hard to control the carbs again. i have to realize i just can't handle them, they are my heroin of choice.

as i am almost 70, i am beginning to think i can't live life like this much longer. it's no fun being so restrictive in my diet.... and i could care less if i last another 10 years.... or five. Yanno??? life ain't the same without a baked potato with sour cream and butter and chives, lol....
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