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I have found the perfect replacement for donuts

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  1. sonicpunk32

    sonicpunk32 Regular Member

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    A plain bagel or plain white bread, or even a slice of pita bread (I like the pita bread the most), and you eat each bite with a spoon of full fat sour cream.

    Also, I've been eating two 16oz cans of cashews everyday for the past five weeks and my blood pressure has gone from an average of 125/80 to 105/70.

    Another great victory in my two year journey, or obsession, with food and health.
     
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    Did somebody say donuts? ;)
     
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    Oops, I meant to say I've been eating two 16oz cans of cashews every WEEK for the past five weeks. Then, again, I did eat 3 cans in a week once.

    Also, since increasing my fat intake, I now realize that the problems I had with fiber was simply because I wasn't eating enough fat for the amount of fiber I was ingesting. All this time, I thought I was... go figure...
     
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    Research (food) macros... without getting too technical you can basically eat a lot of "bad" food without it affecting you... it's basically all about math.
     
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    Not really. I mean maybe I will once in a blue moon, but after eating a cake one time that had a lot of sugar in it, but tasted like I was eating cotton, I fully realized the true reason I wanted to eat the cake in the first place and that there are a dozen different things I could be eating that give me the same feeling and equality in taste and texture without all the sugar and crap in it.

    Cashews for instance. No sugar in them. Full of fat and magnesium. The perfect health food for me. They taste so creamy. Two biscuits with sausage gravy poured all over them... A MILLION TIMES better and tastier than any donut...
     
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    Interesting, I'll look into that.
     
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    Great to hear you're enjoying better food choices & health improvements. You'll never need to obsess over it since you're aware of what's optimal and what's "the occasional treat." Some people get caught up in being healthy, instead of happy & healthy. I really only avoid Trans Fats most, there are too many toxins to believe we can avoid them all. Magnesium relaxes, potassium balances out sodium, all of which are in Cashews. Smart call.
     
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    Thank you!

    Oh, yes, the first time I ate my first can, I could feel so much better. I'd eaten cashews in the past, as part of some mixed nut blend every once in a while, but never had I eaten them like this before, in this quantity. One time, this cashier lady at the checkout looked at me as I was buying the 16oz can, "you gon' eat all that? you gon' be fat." I smiled. Five weeks later and I'm still skinny.

    I also was eating a can of fish every week (herring, sardines, oysters, tuna, salmon) for the Omega3s. Not sure which is responsible for my lowered blood pressure, the cashews or the fish, or both. My rules now are very simple. I avoid sugar and embrace fat. I have a day a week or so when I indulge myself in the finest sugary pastry in the store. I treat sugar like alcohol, basically. I know when my body has had enough sugar, and that's when my nose starts to run.

    Now, granted, bread is still carby (with a little bit of sugar added during baking), ten slices of bread is still better than one chocolate icing covered donut stuffed with a thick sugary filling inside.

    This week I found another good alternative. Some pita bread dipped in some creamy, cheesy, alfredo pasta sauce that is further enhanced with some pieces of sausage. That right there, as I was eating it, gave me the same satisfaction as eating a glazed donut.

    Yesterday, at the cafeteria, they served grits in butter for breakfast. Now, granted, grits by themselves is pretty tasteless, but I was just in sheer awe at the number of people I saw putting tons of SUGAR packets into their bowls of grits. I mean, for me, the butter alone gave the grits all the flavor I needed. But wow.

    And the day before that, when they were serving Honey Nut cheerios for breakfast, I saw one person put MORE sugar packets into his HONEY nut cheerios (not plain cheerios, HONEY nut cheerios...) I could not believe what I was seeing...

    No wonder I see these same people snorting and coughing 24/7, drinking their sugar and coffee and soda. Oh god, coffee, that stuff makes me sick, literally. I tasted a sample of coffee last week, some chocolate topped coffee with a fancy name, at Starbucks. Last time I tasted coffee was 20 years ago. Wow, my chest felt immediately inflamed, and the next day I had a sore throat and sore joints and a runny nose for 30 hours. And this was just a 4oz sample. Yeah... never touching that stuff again...
     
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    Be careful with the canned fish, don't need mercury poisoning. ;)
    I'd like to say it's incredible the amount of people who don't know anything about the foods they eat, but that's the mass population for you. All macronutrients have their place depending on your goals. I'm bulking up so I need more protein and carbs, when high fat is great for fat-loss. Makes you feel full forever.
     
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    lmfao ok there bud

    Your body doesn't know what mathematics is, but it does however know exactly how to utilize nutritious foods vs shit junk foods..
    Let's compare your "a lot of bad food with math" diet to a "proper well balanced" diet over the course of 5-10 years. I'd like to see the mathematics of that scenario.

    Please don't spew random trash like this, while there might be a minuscule amount of truth to counting macros, the constant insulin spikes over a long period of time will indeed be detrimental to your overall health in the future.
     
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    Don't need the GMO wheat in the breads I'm eating, or the Omega 6 oils that are added to cashews before they're roasted (roasting kills the bacteria but it also does something negative to them, can't remember what), or the anti-nutrients in both wheat and nuts and rice either ;)

    Sugar/fructose is my compromise. Bring on the mercury, bring on the vegetable oils, bring on the wheat. Long as there's almost no sugar in it, fine. Besides the added sugar that's in bread, I haven't eaten any other sugary thing in about 4 days. My latest BP reading, taken this morning:

    93/74 @ 75 bpm

    and yesterday:

    100/67 @ 74 bpm
     
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    Wrong. It's all about macros. You can eat salad all day, every day and still become obese. It's just much harder as salad (depending on what's on it) is less calorie dense.

    Keep worrying about eating healthy and I'll keep eating pizza, pasta, Chinese food and just about every other "unhealthy" food you can think of while maintaining a 6 pack.

    People say random garbage like "just eat healthy". What does that mean? It needs to be broken down to a workable plan and that comes down to macros or to simplify even more calories.
     
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    In what world does bread and sour cream replace doughnuts?
     
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    I used to be addicted to Coca Cola (six cans or glass bottles a day, total of 2 liters).
    Mix apple juice with soda water (Apfelschorle for you Germans). Gives you the sugar (but less) and in a more natural shape. Also stings your tongue, like Coke does.
     
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    My world.... :)
     
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    What am I wrong about? I'm a little bit upset that you are giving people who aren't fitness and health-knowledgeable a completely wrong impression on nutrition.

    I'm far from worrying about eating a pizza (a whole one to myself for that matter) or anything else deemed unhealthy, as I definitely do from time to time. You DO realize the way you formed your original sentence was completely misinforming, right? To tell someone "Hey man, don't worry about eating a whole lot of complete nutrient-deficient garbage, just focus on the math man.." is completely unorthodox.

    This isn't even factoring at all how many calories are burned throughout exercise routines and an overall schedule.

    You're literally speaking as if your entire diet consists of unhealthy, junk foods, which I know for a fact, is wrong. I would HOPE that you are more than a measly IIFYM fanboy and actually eat clean 80+% of the time, which would most definitely consist of the diet of a clean eater. Just because you allow yourself some cheat days here and there, while obviously working out, doesn't mean you should spew random pseudo-facts on a forum with people that could potentially take your word for it.

    And having a six-pack is NO indication of great health. :)