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What are some of your unpopular opinions about food?

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  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,683 Member Member Posts: 4,683 Member
    mytyglotz wrote: »
    I prefer cold foods over hot.

    Meaning you prefer cold folds that are traditionally served cold to warm/hot foods that are traditionally served warm/hot,
    or you'd rather have foods that are traditionally served warm/hot once they are cooled?
    Or both?
    (I hope I'm making sense :s )

    Both! Depending. Like I prefer cold pizza and cold lasagna and cold chicken, cold pasta, cold oatmeal, etc. AND I prefer traditionally cold things. Some things need to be eaten warm tho...
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,683 Member Member Posts: 4,683 Member
    "Appetizers" are pointless and ruin your appetite for dinner. My family always have huge bowls of pretzels, chips, crackers and dip, etc out before the main meal.

    If I eat any appetizers, I am not hungry and the dinner doesn't taste as good. I rarely ever eat appetizers. If I do, I'll just eat appetizers as my dinner.

    Appetizers ARE the main meal for me! haha
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,683 Member Member Posts: 4,683 Member
    I think egg rolls are gross.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,683 Member Member Posts: 4,683 Member
    I think frozen vegetables are gross

    Edit: frozen vegetable MIXES like stir fry mix, etc. frozen peas or corn or broccoli are fine
    edited October 18
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,133 Member Member Posts: 1,133 Member
    I think frozen vegetables are gross

    Edit: frozen vegetable MIXES like stir fry mix, etc. frozen peas or corn or broccoli are fine

    Usually frozen vegetables do not make me feel full but fresh steamed does
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 5,802 Member Member Posts: 5,802 Member
    Those mukbang youtube videos of people eating insane amounts are disgusting. I don't judge people for what they eat or how much they eat, but to film it is kind of gross imo

    Totally agree. I came across some of those and they are shocking. I also don't believe them when they say they actually keep it all in and don't puke after. That amount of food would stay in your stomach for hours and hours.

  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 7,874 Member Member Posts: 7,874 Member
    Those mukbang youtube videos of people eating insane amounts are disgusting. I don't judge people for what they eat or how much they eat, but to film it is kind of gross imo

    Totally agree. I came across some of those and they are shocking. I also don't believe them when they say they actually keep it all in and don't puke after. That amount of food would stay in your stomach for hours and hours.

    Most of them are just 'clever' editing and are fake - well, that's what I've heard about it. These type of channels are quite dangerous - many of these 'Mukbangers' depict a buffed out person consuming thousands and thousands of calories. So who watches these things? Lot of impressionable kids. I'm sure they have decided it might be fun to do the same thing...
  • jquedaljquedal Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 Member
    Humans don't need nearly as much protein as people think. 🤷🏻‍♀️😬😬😬
  • Slacker16Slacker16 Member Posts: 1,130 Member Member Posts: 1,130 Member
    jquedal wrote: »
    Humans don't need nearly as much protein as people think. 🤷🏻‍♀️😬😬😬

    I'm willing to believe that you need 'bout tree fiddy grams of protein a day for the specific goal of bodybuilding... but just for generic health I agree with you, it's more a matter of personal preference.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,683 Member Member Posts: 4,683 Member
    honeycrisp apples are highly overrated.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 5,802 Member Member Posts: 5,802 Member
    Apples aren't that good or filling.

    I don't like apples much at all unless they are cooked. I love apples in apple pie or other baked goods.
    edited October 19
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,683 Member Member Posts: 4,683 Member
    Apples aren't that good or filling.

    I don't like apples much at all unless they are cooked. I love apples in apple pie or other baked goods.

    Exactly! and same
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 7,874 Member Member Posts: 7,874 Member
    Apples aren't that good or filling.

    I don't like apples much at all unless they are cooked. I love apples in apple pie or other baked goods.

    Exactly! and same

    ha ha....I'm the exact opposite. I do not like baked apple 'anything' but a crispy, cold apple is quite yummy🙃
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 4,900 Member Member Posts: 4,900 Member
    Apples aren't that good or filling.

    I don't like apples much at all unless they are cooked. I love apples in apple pie or other baked goods.

    I like red delicious apples but definitely not filling. I don't like apples in apple pie but I like the saucy stuff and the crust. :)
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,683 Member Member Posts: 4,683 Member
    Okay, confession... I don't like fresh apples unless they are diced and in chicken salad or something. I do like dried apple rings on occasion. I like apple pie and crumble and apple fritters, etc. But I don't care for apple FLAVORED things or apple spice anything.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,930 Member Member Posts: 5,930 Member
    I like apples in all forms, although some are better than others (honeycrisps are among the better ones).
  • jquedaljquedal Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    jquedal wrote: »
    Humans don't need nearly as much protein as people think. 🤷🏻‍♀️😬😬😬

    Need or benefit from?

    I think most people think we generally need (as in might do more poorly healthwise without) the DRI, which is 0.8 g per kg of a healthy body weight (for me, using 120 lb, about 44 g). If you are saying it's not at all important for me to get nearly that much, then I would disagree and say that you indeed have an unpopular opinion.

    However, while I don't NEED more, I am convinced that there are benefits for many (especially those who may struggle with building muscle or keeping muscle on, including women of a certain age, or those with muscle building goals that are more challenging). People also seem to vary on how they feel on certain diets, and for some increasing protein is an easy way to help control appetite.

    The healthiest, longest-living populations on earth consistently eat around 15% of their calories from protein. Excess protein in the diet is also associated with problems with your kidneys, liver, and bones-not to mention heart disease, cancer, bad breath, constipation, weight gain, systemic inflammation etc.

    A caveat is that many of those risks area associated with excess animal protein, but excess protein of any form is associated with kidney damage and increased cancer risk.

    No, I am not recommending that anyone consume less than their DRI, and no, following a high protein diet for a short period of time is not likely to cause permanent problems (although it *can*) but a high protein diet, for extended periods of time is associated with negative health outcomes. So while it may benefit you and your goals in the short term, in the long term it will most definitely not benefit someone to be eating huge amounts of protein.

    How you feel satiety-wise will not effect how protein affects your body metabolically. Many people feel better satiated with fiber and water. I myself feel an *increase* in hunger when I have eaten more protein than normal. My dad died of excess protein plus lifestyle health issues, so I do kind of have a soapbox, but the science is all there, peer reviewed, non-biased, not funded by the beef, dairy, or egg industry. It's just hard to dig through and find it because we are inundated with info on the "benefits" of high-protein diets. This information is misleading at best and dangerous at worst.

    Btw I am not judging anyone or their macros with my comment. I knew though that it would bug someone because of how deep that belief runs. If high protein for a short period of time helps get someone to a healthy weight then that is great, but maintaining macros like 30% protein for years is not good.
    edited October 19
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