diet

Diet based on my own research and preferences

I have looked into and my diet has in some small percentage drawn inspiration from various diets and lifestyles.

This diet attempts to maintain good health by restricting all meat and dairy.

Mostly I stay away from meat and dairy and some other things like added sugars and things that contain any large amount of sugars because it’s unneeded. The diet is not following any specifics, but rather what I have noticed my body reacts well to among other philosophies concerning diet.

Things I eat

I eat mainly vegetables and fruit as candy as well as dried fruits from time to time.

Spread - I eat hummus, vegetarian pesto and a mixture of crushed seeds and oil - but not margarine or butter;

Nuts and seeds - I consume a wide variety;

Oils - I sprinkle vegetable oils on my salads. Olive oil most frequently - but I also use a wide variety of other nut, seed and fruit oils;

I occasionally eat fish - sardines and sometimes mackerel (only if I personally go fishing for it)

Water - I drink water. I generally take my own water supply with me wherever I go;

I occasionally eat chocolate;

I occasionally drink red wine;

Bread - I occasionally eat a german flaxseed bread, a european-style sprouted wheat bread and a rye bread;

I eat rice and quinoa quite often actually.

Then there's the list of things I don't eat...

Oatmeal is something I frequently eat.

Veggie foods like veggie burgers, hot dogs and such made with tofu and other vegan options.

I do have honey as well.

Things I don't eat

Milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, and other dairy products - such as whey powder;

Eggs;

Most animal produce;

Sugar - I rarely eat foods with added sugar;

Sweetners - I avoid most [sweetners - e.g. aspartame, acesulfame-K saccharin, sorbitol. This includes many foods with added sugar;

Most bread - including english-style breads.

Crispbread - including rice cakes and corn cakes.

Yeast extract - and most other fermented vegetable products - e.g. miso and tempeh;

Citric acid - a common food additive - present in many fruit juices;

Most drugs. I especially dislike stimulants like caffeine. I do occasionally consume alcohol and cocoa, though;

Food with unknown ingredients - if I can't get access to an ingredients list - and it's not a "wholefood" or something that I recognise - I probably won't eat it;

 

Jacob Cornelius

Organizations like PETA have been campaigning for years and try and turn us away from the “Free Range Lie”. The treatment of animals in the food industry have concerned many people for decades and has often been backed up by pictures of cramped and tortured animals in small cages where legs are broken and they lay in their own filth. The chickens that live in these small and cramped housing solutions have terrible lives and live to be tortured under terrible conditions. People often want to pay much more money for eggs labeled as “Free Range”. They are not caged, but they are all still in a cramped and crowded damp shed. The make chicks and regardless of free range or nor murdered moments after birth as they are useless to the egg market.

 

Most labels telling you about food servings are made to mislead you where the calorie and fat content of the food is not actually telling you the truth. According to the American Heart Association, US adults consume an average of 300 more calories a day than they did in 1985. This is because of portion distortion which gives you false information that make people eat much more than normal. They never tell you the amount of calories in the entire product.

Real and natural ingredients sometimes is mislabeled and not healthy at all. Natural potato chips are not healthier because they still contain most of the ingredients that the non-natural potato chips include so you might as well buy the other one, the so called “unhealthy” one. For example. In 2013, a massive scandal set foot on European soil which has now become known as the Meat Adulteration Scandal. It started with a few products were found to contain horse meat instead of beef. What does this tell you about lies and labeling?

 

Don’t buy into health books and diet books. Again, like my view on philosophy. Create your own philosophy you should just as well create your own list by memory of food that your body reacts well to and makes you feel good on the inside. I would recommend a vegetarian or vegan diet as a start. Forcing it upon someone is just ridiculous, although I think that it is the optimal diet or kick-starter to your own diet that works best for you. Don’t bother with trying to find a name for it. Labeling you diet is kind of like this; we are all human, but we are still all different and require different things and have certain skills. Like diet. I think we should all start off as vegetarians and figure out what we want and don’t want within that.