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Do you think you have a balanced diet?

AimeesdietAimeesdiet Member, Premium Posts: 22 Member Member, Premium Posts: 22 Member
I was pretty convinced I was hitting most of the food groups until I started researching some of my issues. I have white spotting on my nails and arm pimples and when I read they foods to help these problems, I realised I didn't eat a SINGLE ONE! I told my sister and she said "well obviously, all you eat is carbs and vegetables" I HATE fish but I may have to find a fish I like 😳 basically I would like to know what a balanced diet looks like!! Would anyone on here like to share?

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  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 2,993 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,993 Member
    Fish (and beans) are something I have to remind myself to eat more of. With fish, it's more a paranoia of swallowing bones and choking to my death because no one is able to remember how - or willing - to do the Heimlich maneuver. With beans, it's a vanity thing and I don't wanna be tooting all over the place with a form of gas incontinence.

    And yet, mature we must...

    So see if you can find a fish you like. I settled on salmon filets and sardines in the can (but only in water, not oil).

    Beyond the benefits for your hair and nails, incorporating sustainable fish (especially "oily" ones) into your regular eating plan has many other benefits.
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 43,278 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 43,278 Member
    I make sure to get in all my essentials and protein. Other than that, I may lack on the amount of water I drink and fiber I intake. But that hasn't affected me to the point of weight loss or bad training.

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  • NovusDiesNovusDies Member, Premium Posts: 8,520 Member Member, Premium Posts: 8,520 Member
    I may not have read the OP completely enough.

    If you are not eating enough protein that is not a good thing and not a balanced diet. However, people can get all the same nutrition from fish from other sources though and there is obviously fish oil pills you can take.

    I hesitate to mention the DASH diet because I think it is really for people with specific medical conditions. If you do not have these conditions I think it is too rigid but if you used it as a general guideline not a must-follow religiously situation it can point you in the right direction.
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member Posts: 3,792 Member Member Posts: 3,792 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    Fish (and beans) are something I have to remind myself to eat more of. With fish, it's more a paranoia of swallowing bones and choking to my death because no one is able to remember how - or willing - to do the Heimlich maneuver. With beans, it's a vanity thing and I don't wanna be tooting all over the place with a form of gas incontinence.

    And yet, mature we must...

    So see if you can find a fish you like. I settled on salmon fillets and sardines in the can (but only in water, not oil).

    Beyond the benefits for your hair and nails, incorporating sustainable fish (especially "oily" ones) into your regular eating plan has many other benefits.

    The good news about fish bones is they won't choke you to death. They won't block your airway. The Heimlich maneuver (now called simply abdominal thrusts) won't help if you get a fish bone caught in your throat.

    The bad news is that getting a fish bone caught in your throat is EXTREMELY annoying. Usually they are pin bones, and the good news is you can remove them pretty easily from a fillet. The larger bones are easy to avoid. The main thing is chew slowly and you'll feel any bones before you swallow. Some fish are bonier than others. I found two pin bones in a rockfish fillet last night that the butcher missed. I didn't find them until I was eating, but no problem. I'll cook the other fillet tonight. Mmmm. This time with some Sungold tomatoes since this rain is making them split.
  • sal10851sal10851 Member Posts: 165 Member Member Posts: 165 Member
    Your welcome to check my diary. I eat a lot of food people have demonized like bread and deli meats. I also eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, dairy, lean meats, protein powder. No junk food, take out, or sugary drinks. Everything else is in my diet. In fact everyone is encouraged to check out my diary!
  • VeryKatieVeryKatie Member Posts: 5,693 Member Member Posts: 5,693 Member
    I will eat almost anything but I am not a great cook so over all, my diet needs improvement. If I had a personal cook my diet would be great lol.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Member Posts: 5,330 Member Member Posts: 5,330 Member
    A balanced diet means varying your food groups to get essential vitamins and minerals. MFP has broken these groups down for you--carbs, fats, protein, sugars, etc., and has a percentage that you can try to hit daily. Log your food accurately and watch how you are doing with the various groups. Fish isn't essential, there are other sources of protein. You have to try things and see what works best for you. Be aware that there are many click-bait articles on what you should be eating. I prefer good sense. Good luck.
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