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What foods are just not worth the # of calories?

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  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 5,788 Member Member Posts: 5,788 Member
    pumpkin or pecan pie
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 43,325 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 43,325 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    ALL FOODS are worth the calories of you actually like to eat something and enjoy it. It's only NOT WORTH it if you ate it and DIDN'T like it.
    The issue here is people blame high calorie foods for their demise and weight gain. It's not the food's FAULT. It's the LACK OF DISCIPLINE from the person. Not being able to STOP CONSUMPTION is a discipline thing.

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    I think what we are talking about here is the grey area that exists between enjoying something and not liking something.
    There are plenty of foods that I think are just "okay". I don't DISLIKE them, but I'd hold short of saying I ENJOY them.

    The foods that fall into that category that are also very calorie-dense are the ones I don't bother with anymore.

    We're not really talking about discipline, or foods we can't moderate. It's more of an awareness that's been reached about calories and how to spend them in a way that gives you maximum enjoyment.
    When we're talking worth, it's going to be subjective. For example the cost to go to Disneyland for a day is high. For some people it's worth it for some it's not dependent on the enjoyment factor for them as a person.
    It's why I say ALL FOODS are worth it if you enjoy it. I wouldn't say forcing yourself to eat a "healthy" food you despise is worth it.
    The problem is (if I'm going to use Disneyland) is that if you overextend yourself on these foods, you get into trouble. Overspending on Disneyland puts you in a hole. Same for overeating high calorie foods. But to say a high calorie food that's enjoyable to you isn't worth it is really just a lack of discipline in learning how to moderate it. It's why people BINGE OUT when they feel they have a chance to then feel horrible later.
    It's why I don't endorse any dieting to any of my clients. Diets only work for 10% of people successfully long term. The other 90% regain lost weight because they CAN'T stay on them and go back to the foods they enjoy that before "weren't worth the calories" but somehow are now.
    Weight control is a learned behavior and you can eat anything you want as long as you know how to discipline yourself.

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    Of course it's subjective.

    OP asked
    But I am curious, what foods are just not worth the # of calories to you?

    The whole thread is by definition intended to be subjective.



    Edited to fix my coding syntax error that screwed up the nesting.
    I focused on the title of the thread and skipped fully reading the OP's opening statement. So my bad.

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  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 43,325 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 43,325 Member
    So here's mine:

    LIVER
    Rotten food
    "Healthy" foods that taste like trash.


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  • gracegettingittogethergracegettingittogether Member Posts: 149 Member Member Posts: 149 Member
    I have to clarify; if I have 250 extra calories, would I use them on nuts or soda? No way, because I wouldn’t enjoy those foods as much as say, a chocolate covered caramel. But all baked goods are worth every calorie. It’s worth skipping breakfast so I can use spend those calories on pie, or something like that. I absolutely love carbs! Except pasta, that I wouldn’t mind not having again. It must be my German ancestry in me.
  • durhammfpdurhammfp Member Posts: 444 Member Member Posts: 444 Member
    Stale white sheet cake with Crisco-based icing.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,667 Member Member Posts: 4,667 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    any regular supermarket items made from their bakery department. Certainly not worth the calories...usually not tasting very good anyways (have you tasted a Safeway croissant or that 'frosting' on their cakes?😖)

    agree... bakery muffins are usually pretty solid thoguh
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,667 Member Member Posts: 4,667 Member
    Jello or pudding that isn't sugar free.
  • senalay788senalay788 Member Posts: 264 Member Member Posts: 264 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    So here's mine:

    LIVER
    Rotten food
    "Healthy" foods that taste like trash.


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    What does trash taste like? Seriously question. Does it matter if its in a compost pile or recycling?
    edited October 18
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,667 Member Member Posts: 4,667 Member
    most fried foods. Especially fried vegetables
    edited October 18
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,667 Member Member Posts: 4,667 Member
    pumpkin or pecan pie

    I think pumpkin pie is worth it (minus the crust)... pecan pie is def not worth it for me. Just sugar!
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 43,325 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 43,325 Member
    senalay788 wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    So here's mine:

    LIVER
    Rotten food
    "Healthy" foods that taste like trash.


    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
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    What does trash taste like? Seriously question. Does it matter if its in a compost pile or recycling?
    Obviously not a fan of sarcasm. :D


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  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Member Posts: 8,525 Member Member Posts: 8,525 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    ALL FOODS are worth the calories of you actually like to eat something and enjoy it. It's only NOT WORTH it if you ate it and DIDN'T like it.
    The issue here is people blame high calorie foods for their demise and weight gain. It's not the food's FAULT. It's the LACK OF DISCIPLINE from the person. Not being able to STOP CONSUMPTION is a discipline thing.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
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    I think what we are talking about here is the grey area that exists between enjoying something and not liking something.
    There are plenty of foods that I think are just "okay". I don't DISLIKE them, but I'd hold short of saying I ENJOY them.

    The foods that fall into that category that are also very calorie-dense are the ones I don't bother with anymore.

    We're not really talking about discipline, or foods we can't moderate. It's more of an awareness that's been reached about calories and how to spend them in a way that gives you maximum enjoyment.
    When we're talking worth, it's going to be subjective. For example the cost to go to Disneyland for a day is high. For some people it's worth it for some it's not dependent on the enjoyment factor for them as a person.
    It's why I say ALL FOODS are worth it if you enjoy it. I wouldn't say forcing yourself to eat a "healthy" food you despise is worth it.
    The problem is (if I'm going to use Disneyland) is that if you overextend yourself on these foods, you get into trouble. Overspending on Disneyland puts you in a hole. Same for overeating high calorie foods. But to say a high calorie food that's enjoyable to you isn't worth it is really just a lack of discipline in learning how to moderate it. It's why people BINGE OUT when they feel they have a chance to then feel horrible later.
    It's why I don't endorse any dieting to any of my clients. Diets only work for 10% of people successfully long term. The other 90% regain lost weight because they CAN'T stay on them and go back to the foods they enjoy that before "weren't worth the calories" but somehow are now.
    Weight control is a learned behavior and you can eat anything you want as long as you know how to discipline yourself.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
    IDEA Fitness member
    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 30 years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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    Of course it's subjective.

    OP asked
    But I am curious, what foods are just not worth the # of calories to you?

    The whole thread is by definition intended to be subjective.



    Edited to fix my coding syntax error that screwed up the nesting.
    I focused on the title of the thread and skipped fully reading the OP's opening statement. So my bad.

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    No problem. There do seem to be at least two different views of what the thread is about. A majority seem to have taken it as I did, and as I think from the OP (not the thread title) it was meant, which is just a fun "what foods do you think aren't worth the calories, because you could spend your calories on something better/tastier." Then there are a few posts that seem to think that other people are demonizing specific foods and saying nobody should eat them. There are a couple of posts that are unclear and might actually be demonizing specific foods and saying nobody should eat them. I'm surprised it hasn't turned into something more vitriolic. :smile:
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  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 2,843 Member Member Posts: 2,843 Member
    Archon2 wrote: »
    Donuts.

    Ok. NOW it's time to take it outside. :D
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 43,325 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 43,325 Member
    Archon2 wrote: »
    Donuts.
    Oh yeah, I'm eating donuts. Especially a chocolate covered eclair. Heaven.

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  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 4,667 Member Member Posts: 4,667 Member
    pumpkin or pecan pie

    I think pumpkin pie is worth it (minus the crust)... pecan pie is def not worth it for me. Just sugar!

    Pie crust! I forgot pie crust. In my experience, at least 90% of all pie crust, even homemade, is really not worth the calories. I could spend the crust calories on another slice worth of filling. Of course, if it's homemade, I don't do that, because I don't want to hurt the baker's feelings.

    Agreed. Graham cracker crust or gtfo!
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,454 Member Member Posts: 5,454 Member
    Deep dish pizza. Thin crusts only for me please.
  • senalay788senalay788 Member Posts: 264 Member Member Posts: 264 Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    Deep dish pizza. Thin crusts only for me please.

    That abomination should not be in the same sentence as pizza.
  • mgalsf12mgalsf12 Member Posts: 315 Member Member Posts: 315 Member
    Cookies and candies are not worth the calories, I would rather save the calories for wine.
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