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MUSICNUT
3/19/2017 8:28:54 AM

This is really good information....thanks! :)
MUSICNUT
3/17/2017 12:26:32 AM

Thanks for a great article!
AMYRUTH57
3/16/2017 2:41:25 PM

Thanks, I like this, I should turn it into my grocery list!
3/14/2017 8:39:37 PM

DMEYER4's SparkPage
thanks for the helpful hints
3/14/2017 6:41:44 PM

NCFITCHICK's SparkPage
Good info. Thanks.
3/14/2017 4:06:14 PM

BARCELONAME's SparkPage
organizing is key
12/14/2016 10:38:42 AM

CELTICLASSINLA's SparkPage
I like the list - a lot. I don't eat fish so tuna is out for me but everything else rings true. A good way to get to the dairy section (in the back) is to walk to it on the perimeter - past the produce (picking up produce as you go along), then needed dairy and eggs, and then fresh meats, fish etc. Almost all grocery stores use this layout and it's good exercise. Then if you have a list go and pick up ONLY what you need, don't browse.
12/11/2016 1:47:55 AM

PLANANAN's SparkPage
All things in moderation.
If you don't like it you won't stick to it, no matter how good for you it is
12/10/2016 11:27:56 PM

TUKARAMA's SparkPage
I just find it funny that eggs are listed with dairy - what part of the cow are they from ha ha... Anyway, eggs are just on the shelf, usually near the rice section. Not refrigerated. :)
10/27/2016 10:11:01 AM

MKLOMBARD333's SparkPage
Pork is listed as one of the meats to avoid due to its high fat content. However, wild boar is so lean that some fat has to be added during the cooking process so as not to dry out the pork. Additionally, venison has less than 3 grams of fat.
10/27/2016 8:45:56 AM

SOMAFLEX's SparkPage
Outdated & misleading regarding whole-fat, which is good and even necessary for optimal health, grains, which human beings do not "need", and tofu, which is "made", plus above-minimal amounts of soy in the diet, especially for women, is unhealthy.

I could have done without the patronizing tone as well.
5/25/2016 12:09:51 AM

WALKZWDOGZ's SparkPage
Some good info, but I could've lived without the patronizing tone. "Flavor of toaster pastries & TV dinners"? Really?
It IS possible that your readers have encountered recipes, produce & whole grains before, but thanks for the info.
3/23/2016 9:52:19 AM

YAHYAAHMADI's SparkPage
Some researches show that skim milk and low fat milk can cause cancer. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nonfat-c
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3/15/2016 10:01:36 AM

WALKN4WARD's SparkPage
I also am rather surprised at the amount of negativity. This is a guideline rather than a list that you absolutely must follow. I make my own bread because A) I love baking and B) I know exactly what went into it. I use 1/3 cup of honey instead of 1/2 cup white sugar that my recipe calls for, I use 2 cups white flour, 5 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup of ground rolled oats instead of 8 cups white flour and I use extra virgin olive oil rather than hydrogenated vegetable oil. The 2 cups white flour help give it a proper loaf shape as all whole wheat is very dense and not everyone will eat it. I actually found very little that I could change since I had already changed my grocery shopping style before starting the Realistic Resolutions challenge. I no longer visit the prepared food refrigerator cases but rather make my own and for what I paid for 4 servings prepared, I can make 16 servings for the same amount AND I know exactly what went into and can flavour to suit my palate. I don't have sugar cravings, my cravings are for salty substances. As far as low fat goes - I only drink skim milk and have done so for years. I hate 0 fat yogurt so I go for the Greek yogurt mid-fat range and full fat cheese - gotta get it some where! I hate greasy foods and that was part of my reason for leaving the prepared foods behind as most of them are greasy and lacking flavour.
1/19/2016 9:06:53 AM

JIMINYC's SparkPage
I'm surprised at how many negative comments are posted to this article. Looking at the positive (this information is provided to you free of charge) and realizing that dietary needs and opinions are varied would be my two cents to my fellow Sparkers. I for one am happy that SparkPeople doesn't jump on every new dietary fad. Use what you can to your advantage on this site and leave what you can't.

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