I’ve decided to make this post so I can collect and track tips I get about the nutritional value of different foods. Not the specific vitamin/fiber/calory stuff, but basic is it really good or a wolf in sheep’s clothing type of stuff. I intend to update this post periodically, but I wanted to have a place to start collecting so I’m posting now.
To my mind, food falls into three broad categories (when viewed thru a lens of health).
- Junk Food – Just plain not good for you body (although in tiny bits it might make your heart feel better).
- Regular Food – In moderation, contains a balance of good things that justify the calories they contain (although you may be more sensitive/allergic than other people are).
- Health Food – So packed with nutrition and devoid of contamination that you should eat it whenever you get hungry for a long, and healthy life.
In the health food category, there are four sub-categories:
- Fake Food – Food that actually isn’t healthy for you at all.
- Food that’s so healthy it tastes terrible.
- Food that is healthy and delicious and EXPENSIVE!
- Food that is healthy and delicious and priced well.
I really need to keep track, at the brand item level, of which foods fall in which categories so I don’t keep having to re-read labels or get derailed on my eating plans.
So here we go…
Fake Food – Food that actually isn’t healthy for you at all.
Cool Whip – puts on the label that it contains no transfats because it weighs nothing so it limbos under the bar of having to report it.
Tic Tacs – their tiny so that they can round down the sugar to 0. Take 2 and you’re getting 1.5 grams of sugar.
Food that’s so healthy it tastes terrible.
Food that is healthy and delicious and EXPENSIVE!
Bear Naked Granola – this stuff tastes amazing and has fewer calories than their competitors without all the bad stuff. Costs about $5 for a small bag.
Food that is healthy and delicious and priced well.