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M3J
February 09, 2011, 03:09 AM
We all eat and drink, right? If you don't, and you're reading this now, then you'll probably die in a few hours/days/something if you don't have a way of getting nutrition in your body.


Anyway, whenever we eat or drink, we tend to go after either taste or health. What do you look for in a food or drink?

I go for taste, most of the time. I feel like life's not worth living if I don't enjoy the food, though I do try to go for health as well.


What's good to eat or drink that has both health and taste? Some of 'em are obvious, but yeah.

steelwingcrash1
February 10, 2011, 08:22 AM
My mind is getting fat from this thread. This is definitely a total debate.

I think I'd go with taste because...

dear God, I can't explain.

... because I will definitely buy for more if the taste is fine?

I'll just go with taste. Sorry, I can't explain well my point of view.

Roflkopt3r
February 10, 2011, 03:40 PM
It's all about finding the right compromise ultimately.
I'm holding back on sweets and softdrinks, there is enough tasty food without such.
Yet I don't really care about how "healthy" something is, after all it's all about the overall composition. Since I'm not doing bodybuilding or stuff, I don't count stuff like proteins (I'm certain that I got enough though), and since I don't have obvious deficits I don't care for vitamins, which are easily overrated. To my knowledge it's been proven that vitamins are worthless once a person has enough to avoid deficiency symptoms. Even the so famous vitamin C is not beneficial to the immune system as long as there is no deficiency. "Normal" food is sufficient to avoid such symptoms usually.

So, eventually I'm almost only caring for 1) taste 2) amount. When I have to choose what to eat for lunch, I just eat what I want, but possibly cut down for the rest of the day when I think it's been a lot of calories.

Truefan21
February 11, 2011, 02:00 AM
Its all about balance. You can enhance healthy food like vegetable by adding a little sauce, or sugar :D

steelwingcrash1
February 16, 2011, 08:26 AM
I'm doing diet now, that's for sure. xD The first week is tough, but I gotta enjoy this one.

Mama Satsuki
February 16, 2011, 04:12 PM
Well, my diet goes along Roflkopt3r's line: 1) taste 2) amount. I have a well balanced diet, but if I need fibers I'd rather get it from Kellogs-derived product, preferably with lots of sugar and strawberry or banana, instead of some green salad. I actually avoid green salads (lettuce-ew), but I do eat my vegetables (tomatoe salad is my favourite, but cucumber is a close second). But see, I eat those healthy things because they are tasty, so, yay! No healthy-tasteless-food for me.

Hey, a healthier diet than I am having now will only add around 20 years in my life! 20 years after, say, the 80 I will be living. Don't know what I'd want to do after my eighties...

Jorge D. Dragon
February 22, 2011, 02:06 PM
It's rather easy question.:) I prefer taste to healthy food.:)
I normally don't mind about diets. If I feel that I need I can just eat a bit less ammounts of chips, pizza, burgers and sweets.:)

igotthegoods
February 24, 2011, 01:41 PM
When considering pure enjoyment, I prefer taste far and away over health. Eating healthy can make you feel good, but for me it doesn't compare at all to that feeling of indulging in something decadent and delicious. The feeling you have afterward may be a different story, of course, but in the moment it's awesome. <3

And as others have said, it's all about balance. Choosing healthy options most of the time is preferable, but you still need to allow yourself to enjoy the taste of your favorite, less-healthy foods as well -- just not all the time. Not only will your weight benefit from taking this approach, but eating 'bad' things less often will make them feel like a special treat. :amuse

kkck
February 24, 2011, 02:26 PM
I don't think both things have to be separated though. There are plenty of foods which are delicious and healthy. The important thing is how exactly you cook stuff. I never eat fried stuff and for the most part avoid fast food as much as possible. Obviously if you think the only delicious stuff is either fast food or fried then you have trouble lol. I steam cook stuff a lot (I could not stand the cafeteria food). It takes a while but it takes virtually no effort on my part and it tastes good.

Roflkopt3r
February 24, 2011, 04:52 PM
I don't think both things have to be separated though. There are plenty of foods which are delicious and healthy. The important thing is how exactly you cook stuff. I never eat fried stuff and for the most part avoid fast food as much as possible. Obviously if you think the only delicious stuff is either fast food or fried then you have trouble lol. I steam cook stuff a lot (I could not stand the cafeteria food). It takes a while but it takes virtually no effort on my part and it tastes good.


Ahhh... fried stuff... taaaaassssttyyy!
Sorry, couldn't read further. Started drooling when reading "fried".
So much for me and healthiness.

Well, I'm trying to avoid the most obvious kcal though, like in soft drinks.

kkck
February 24, 2011, 06:01 PM
I really don't find fried food all that fantastic lol. I guess I am simply not very use to eating it though, I always feel kinda sick afterwards.

The one thing that always made me laugh was the very invention of diet drinks. It's just so marginal it really hardly matters if you drink a diet or a regular drink. If you want to lose weight you ultimately should not drink either. I always want to laugh when I see the usual girl asking for a large drink but then makes it a diet. It's just sad lol.

Mama Satsuki
February 25, 2011, 02:01 PM
I always want to laugh when I see the usual girl asking for a large drink but then makes it a diet. It's just sad lol.

or ask for a small cup, but compensate asking for two hamburgers.

I don't really try to avoid fast food. I just don't feel like spending so much money on them (McDonalds, Burger King and the likes here in Brazil are quite expensive for just one hamburger). I actually usually ask for no drink nor fries, just so I can ask for two hamburgers if I have enough.

Not having money is a good way to stay in a diet...

Aazholh
April 10, 2011, 09:21 AM
I think that healthy and tasty food that can be made at home. Fast food, even though it tastes great, is guaranteed to cause all sorts of health problems. I've noticed that sugar, salt, and fat all play a role in obesity in America. All of which can be limited when you make your own meal, but you can't do that at McDonald's.

M3J
April 10, 2011, 12:17 PM
It's hard to find a balance. T_T but I've gone for weeks and months without horrible food like Taco Bell. I still prefer taste as I drink soda a lot if I can. Food, it is little bit more balanced.

Oh, and it's been said that diet drinks are worse for health than regular. Women, gtfo diet drinks. D:

k-dom
April 11, 2011, 12:13 PM
That's why I only drink water, beer and wine :-)

blackjack612
April 14, 2011, 02:55 PM
I try to eat healthy for health's sake, but when I indulge, it's all about taste. Beignets (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beignets)are one of my favorite foods but they're super super unhealthy and so I make them sparingly. But when I make 'em, I go all out: homemade fruit toppings and mounds of powdered sugar deliciousness.

kkck
April 17, 2011, 11:27 AM
I never got the whole thing with diet drinks.... Whats the point of it having less sugar if it has twice as much caffeine? Whats the point of ordering the diet drink if you are still ordering the largest possible size for it? Whats the point of the diet drink if everything else you are eating is about as unhealthy as radioactive waste? Someone who wants to lose weight should not have soda at all, it is that simple lol. As for me, soda overall does nothing for me. I'd rather have a beer which is actually healthier than soda and as long as I don't drink a six pack every day I won't really get weight (I also don't drunk light beer, that is just awful).

M3J
April 17, 2011, 08:26 PM
Soda tastes good. ._. And it's addicting.


But I don't understand the whole diet fad either. It's been said that artificial sugar is worse for health than real sugar and that it is better at fattening you.

Honestly, some people! Misled by "diet" or "sugarfree" label. :\

k-dom
April 18, 2011, 12:36 AM
Personaly I'm not a big fan of soda. And I don't understand why cola is so much popular. All these chemical taste are just not my thing at all. Plus I like sugar less and less. The only soda I drink with pleasure is orangina
And I don't understand how you can drink some while eating a meal. It overtakes all the taste of the other food

kkck
April 18, 2011, 07:27 AM
Well, I am not much of a soda drinker myself (I actually rarely drink it at all) but I have to admit there is just something awesome about drinking coca cola while eating pizza.

M3J
April 19, 2011, 10:35 PM
Personaly I'm not a big fan of soda. And I don't understand why cola is so much popular. All these chemical taste are just not my thing at all. Plus I like sugar less and less. The only soda I drink with pleasure is orangina
And I don't understand how you can drink some while eating a meal. It overtakes all the taste of the other food

Sugary taste is just so good. Plus, many colas also have caffeine in it, which makes it even more addicting. I love sodas because of their sweet taste, otherwise I do wanna stay away and have tried.

Zeltrax
April 20, 2011, 05:34 AM
I've been staying away from sugared drinks for three weeks now, except for homemade juices and isotonic drinks.
It's not that hard for me maybe because I like cold drinks more than sugared drinks so cold water replacing my sugar drinks is an ok for me. Although I have to admit, the urge sometimes can't be controlled, in this three weeks I've drank two bottles of sugared drinks to treat myself and after that I wanted more then I reminded myself that Self-control and discipline is important.

Anyway, for me it'll be Taste over Health. I used to have KFC or Mcdonalds twice or once a week every time and I wasn't eating anything healthy or close to it and after being introduced to healthy food, I can never enjoy the taste as much as fast food. I think I got used to having them in my life that kicking them out will take sometime to get used to. Its been one month since I touched fast food and all I've been eating is "healthy" food, I don't hate them but I know I love fastfood more.

k-dom
April 20, 2011, 02:36 PM
Sugary taste is just so good. Plus, many colas also have caffeine in it, which makes it even more addicting. I love sodas because of their sweet taste, otherwise I do wanna stay away and have tried.

It's easy to like sugar but little by little my preference has come for sour and bitter tastes. I trade 1 liter of grapefruit juice against all the cola of the world :-). I even start to really dislike when it's too suggary. Last week-end I made a brownie with only half of the sugar portion and I still feel like there was too many

@Zeltrax
I don't think that cold drink are that good. That was also one of my nightmare when I went to US. Why do people there put so many ice in the drinks ?

Zeltrax
April 21, 2011, 03:15 AM
I meant chilled drinks/drinks that are cold.
I can't stand water or sugared drinks warm, I like to drink everything cold.
Doesn't need to have ice, just in the fridge.

Freid
April 21, 2011, 05:27 AM
I meant chilled drinks/drinks that are cold.
I can't stand water or sugared drinks warm, I like to drink everything cold.
Doesn't need to have ice, just in the fridge.

That's like me as well. Accept with food :amuse When I'm not particularly hungry and I just want to eat for the sake of it, I just go to the refrigerator and grab something and say 'screw the microwave' and eat it the way it is. I don't really like waiting for the microwave to heat up my food. My policy is, if it can be eaten the way it is, screw the microwave and eat it from the fridge. :D

k-dom
April 21, 2011, 10:51 AM
I understood and my point is still valid cold drink is not really good and the warm drinks are generally better.
In asia they drink a lot of tea and in the desert they do a lot too. As for me, I'm the opposit since I prefer warm drinks during the day, I still not drink them during lunch except for sups.

@Freid
That looks more like laziness than taste. And it's not like microwave was the best for heating. So far i didn't find better than the traditional saucepan. And it's not like you can everything raw but I guess if it's pizza it's ok

Freid
April 21, 2011, 05:46 PM
Well, I would say it's a combination of both. I genuinely do not mind the taste of cold food, and at the same time, waiting for the microwave is a bit of a drag for me. However, when I'm actually hungry, I don't mind enduring the few minutes. You know, when you are hungry you want to taste food at its besthttp://www.mommaville.com/forums/images/smilies/drif.gif

On another note, I only recently started eating candy again after I took a sabbatical from eating them over a year ago. Man, I've missed out :darn

k-dom
April 22, 2011, 12:09 AM
Yeah time and washing are the 2 big enemies of healthy cuisine :-))

cracker
May 06, 2011, 10:38 AM
Taste most times, health not so much...I think its because I'm still pretty young. Hmmm funny those who know better don't always do better lol

phio_chan
July 01, 2011, 10:25 AM
Wahahaha, shame on us, no one voted for "health"! XD
The perfect answer, obviously, should be health. But I can't deny it that I almost always pick taste way above health. Last night my mom made me an apple juice, and since I'm a no-no when it comes to fruit juice, I had a hard time drinking it. But give me a choco milk and everything would be perfect. I wouldn't even care of getting fat or my acnes would act up or whatever. XD

benelori
July 01, 2011, 02:39 PM
The truth is that it's really hard to eat healthy nowadays...bio stuff are not that healthy in many regions, but last I've eaten in McDonalds or similar Fast Food was too long time ago to remember, so I guess health does count a bit as well...but I don't eat for health...I eat for the taste as well

phio_chan
July 02, 2011, 01:08 AM
It seems to be the true challenge nowadays: to make healthy and delicious food. XD Bio stuff is not very popular here as well, and even though fast food restaurants like you mentioned have tried to implement such kind of action (I once bought a "healthy rice" from KFC, but well, I can't really tell the difference ^^"), I don't think it works that much. At least from what I've seen here.

Riiko
July 02, 2011, 07:32 PM
I feel like such a dork, but I have to say I prefer health. If we're strictly speaking about cooking, it is so much easier to modify the taste of something over the health of it. For instance, I was stir-frying some peppers, broccoli, and tofu last night and tried using grapeseed oil. I usually use canola oil, but this time I opted for a more healthy choice. I worried that the grapeseed oil would add too much of a taste, but it didn't at all. The dish came out light, tasty, and healthy! I think it is sad to hear that people equate healthy with bad-tasting, because it just isn't true. While it is true that fast food will never be healthy, you can make a lot of easily and more cheaply at your house. I understand that we've all got busy schedules, trust me! I work and go to school too! However, some recipes only take a couple of minutes, and you can make enough to last you a couple days for only a couple dimes! I encourage you all to give cooking a chance and you'll see the possiblities of eating healthily : D!

phio_chan
July 03, 2011, 07:23 AM
Haha, (un)fortunately I can't cook anything but instant noodle at the moment, so I can only do my best in choosing healthy foods. If I really become a housewife who has to cook for the family someday, I wish I can make a delicious but healthy food like you did. :3

Joefish
July 11, 2011, 04:28 PM
I voted for taste because I wouldn't eat something only for the sake of health.
But also the other way around. It needs to be balanced. And that's the best way to go I suppose.

naruto-niichan
September 17, 2011, 06:38 AM
well eating something healthy definitely is important but I'm going for taste.
there sure are things healthy and tasty but when it's just supposed to be healthy I really have to force myself to eat it XD

faintsmile1992
November 24, 2011, 10:05 PM
I prefer taste, but I avoid things that I know taste good but are unhealthy. Its best to avoid things that you know are pleasurable but either dangerous or addictive if you want to avoid trouble later on. I'm not obsessed by health though, and even though I don't eat often I find it hard to stop when something tastes good. When food doesn't taste good, I don't eat very much. I'm a pleasure addict who has enough sense to avoid serious trouble before I cause it.

Freid
January 19, 2012, 07:35 PM
Well, back when I was in the bulking process of my weight lifting, I was never really concerned about my health. I would pig out and ate whatever I wanted, healthy or not. It was when I started to cut that I started to strip off unhealthy foods out of my diet.

Jorge D. Dragon
January 21, 2012, 02:28 AM
I would say that I always prefer taste over everything. I totally can't eat anything if I don't like how it tastes or smells even if it's healthy and looks good.
Also, even though after New Year's celebrations I try to loose weight I still can't totally give up all unhealthy food at once like fried potatoes, chips and sweets.:) The thing is I'm too fond of sweets like chocolate and other types.:)

Freid
January 21, 2012, 09:36 AM
Lol you're only a few weeks into the new year so giving up those foods is still possible. Candy and potato chips are the guilty pleasures of probably 99% of the world, and it'd be a miracle if you were able to abruptly give them up without craving them afterwards.

Jorge D. Dragon
January 22, 2012, 07:59 AM
I practically made a miracle.:)) Now I only eat less than kilo of sweets and chips a week.:)) Before it would have been more than 2 for sure and might be even more than 3 kilos a week.:)
About 7 years ago, when I began studing in University it was about 6 kilos of sweets and chips weekly.:))

Freid
January 23, 2012, 08:58 PM
Congrats, dude. Lol but it took you 7 years to do it. I wouldn't call that a miracle :p

Jorge D. Dragon
January 24, 2012, 01:23 AM
Actually I made it last one year and a half)))
The thing is I'm really fond of sweets, thus it was really difficult to not eat as much as I wanted))

Enn
January 24, 2012, 07:32 AM
Taste all the way. However it is, I love all edible greens and sweets a little too much.

Paper
January 29, 2012, 04:23 AM
Taste. No use in living long if you constantly have to eat stuff that taste like shit.

rudorofu
January 29, 2012, 06:03 PM
Oh my, I'm one of the few people who voted for health LOL. It's not that I'm a serious fitness/health person, I just like to take care of myself the majority of the time, but there are those times when I give into temptations of eating junk food XD I'm only human :3

faintsmile1992
February 03, 2012, 03:43 PM
I don't see why its an 'either-or' choice between health and taste, you can have both if you're sensible.

Paper
February 04, 2012, 02:46 AM
Well, would you rather have a plate of carrot sticks, or a plate of chips? It's as simple as that, really.

Jammin
June 16, 2012, 11:41 AM
Taste.

What's the point in living healthy if it makes you want to die? True health food saps my will to live.

M3J
June 16, 2012, 12:41 PM
I don't see why its an 'either-or' choice between health and taste, you can have both if you're sensible.
Obviously. But if you had to choose ONE.

jacek185
July 09, 2012, 04:52 PM
i choose taste becouse i love to eat good food even if it kills me :>

kkck
July 10, 2012, 04:12 PM
To be honest as time goes on I find that there is less and less of a choice here when it comes to fast food. Not entirely sure why but over the last couple of years I have gradually lost my taste for actual fast food. I can barely tolerate a number of fast food restaurants nowadays as the stuff they sell barely actually tastes like what it is supposed to taste. At the moment I find McDonalds to be plain horrible. Particularly in USA, there are 300 different hamburger establishments with better burgers than them at similar prices (not hardees/carls jr though, that stuff tastes like sawdust). Admittedly Mcflurries are awesome though. KFC or Boojangles does not even taste like chicken either. Its just awful... (I do kinda enjoy Boojangles biskuit sandwiches though). I guess ultimately it comes down to fast food not actually tasting or looking like what it is supposed to be. Pizza hut is adequate however when I realized the golden crust color came from a spray can I just stopped going there. Seriously, why would you need a spray can to look toasted bread look toasted? Or is our entire notion of what pizza crust actually looks like actually fabricated by some marketing guy and actual pizza crust looks nothing like what they sell it to us? How would someone even come out with such an insane idea, making pizza crust brown when the one everyone is eating is white or something? Anyways, if we want basically any food to taste like what it is supposed to taste (chicken, steak, cheese and so on) then the only way to do it is to avoid fast food places and fried stuff which actually covers the flavor of food with fat in the worst way possible.

LeoMarco
September 04, 2012, 11:28 AM
This was pretty hard to chose, but I think taste. Fortunately, for myself, I much prefer the taste of healthy food. I very rarely eat 'junk' food because I don't like how it taste (or can physically eat it), and sadly enough, I consider dried fruit as junk food. Every now and then I fancy a fry-up and wouldn't think twice about it.

As for the question of chips vs carrots, if by chips you mean crisps, then I'll chose carrots thank you very much.

Ancy
January 28, 2013, 07:07 AM
I think that taste can be an induced notion fuelled by your eating habits. I can go even further and suggest that your family (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/08/139033757/babys-palate-and-food-memories-shaped-before-birth) and society (environment), influenced(s) your notion of taste. Why am I saying it? Simply because I experienced that taste can be trained. I used to love sugar and fried things and imagined that my life will suck without tasting them. But you know what?? It doesn't.

A few years ago, I started avoiding junk food, sugars and excessive salty or spicy meals...and now, I don't even feel the need to have them. Besides, knowing that most "tasty"processed foods and drinks are highly addictive is another reason to pick health over taste. I just don't want to be hooked on something; life is hard the way it is; dependency/addiction can make it even harder!

Charlie
January 28, 2013, 10:58 AM
I agree with ancy but its hard to stop for me because of the cravings. I might last a while from not eating so much processed foods and sodas as well.
But recently I've been going back to how I used to do things...

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This was pretty hard to chose, but I think taste. Fortunately, for myself, I much prefer the taste of healthy food. I very rarely eat 'junk' food because I don't like how it taste (or can physically eat it), and sadly enough, I consider dried fruit as junk food. Every now and then I fancy a fry-up and wouldn't think twice about it.

As for the question of chips vs carrots, if by chips you mean crisps, then I'll chose carrots thank you very much.

Teach me your ways? I've been wanting to eat healthy for a while.
But I suppose its all in your will and or determination to follow through.

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i choose taste becouse i love to eat good food even if it kills me :>

You're bad as I am :faint.

Jammin
January 28, 2013, 11:23 AM
I think that taste can be an induced notion fuelled by your eating habits. I can go even further and suggest that your family (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/08/139033757/babys-palate-and-food-memories-shaped-before-birth) and society (environment), influenced(s) your notion of taste. Why am I saying it? Simply because I experienced that taste can be trained. I used to love sugar and fried things and imagined that my life will suck without tasting them. But you know what?? It doesn't.

A few years ago, I started avoiding junk food, sugars and excessive salty or spicy meals...and now, I don't even feel the need to have them. Besides, knowing that most "tasty"processed foods and drinks are highly addictive is another reason to pick health over taste. I just don't want to be hooked on something; life is hard the way it is; dependency/addiction can make it even harder!I have a different theory.

I mean, sure I avoid too much salt, try to have as balanced a diet as I can, and make sure I don't go overweight; which is not hard for me (thank you, genetics). I also avoid soft drinks, which isn't hard for me either because I don't like them. But at the end of the day I eat what tastes good and what puts a smile on my face. If it's healthy all the better but somethings that taste great are nutritionally deadly; such as french style cream sauces, candy, chocolate in general, cheeses in general, red meat, cakes in general, and many many more glorious things that make life worth living.

It could be one day that stuff will be the death of me but, having taken care of an elderly grandparent, I feel like a long life is not all it's cracked up to be. Even if your body is as healthy as can be expected the twilight years pretty much suck ass. So I'll take the cream sauces and if I make it past 60 sign me up for a DNR; I think I'd rather leave the party too soon than too late.

Ancy
January 28, 2013, 11:30 AM
Health conditions will not wait for you to reach the twilight years, you know...you can get sick at 20 something or younger if you live an unhealthy lifestyle :oh

check out (http://www.news-medical.net/news/20090601/Junk-food-diet-influences-mental-health-in-young-people.aspx) this article! It's quite interesting

Jammin
January 28, 2013, 11:56 AM
Health conditions will not wait for you to reach the twilight years, you know...you can get sick at 20 something or younger if you live an unhealthy lifestyle :oh

check out (http://www.news-medical.net/news/20090601/Junk-food-diet-influences-mental-health-in-young-people.aspx) this article! It's quite interestingOh sure, there are plenty of disadvantages in the short and long term. Though that article is on child health. I'm significantly older than 14 so the damage is long done. Might as well just enjoy it now.:amuse

I'm aware of the risks of such things. Seared meat, which increases your risk of cancer. Many of the delicious things that effect your blood pressure. Caffeine which is deadly in like a hundred ways. Preservatives which are deadly in a thousand more. But at the end of the day if I have to choose between health and taste I choose taste because that's part of how I enjoy life and I wouldn't give that up for almost anything.

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Though in reality you don't really have to pick one or the other. Food can be made a lot healthier by just making it yourself. One of the big issues with fast food is the salt and saturated fat content. Even Subway, for example, despite it's claims of healthiness actually has an impressive amount of salt in much of it's food.

Charlie
January 28, 2013, 12:13 PM
Regarding subway - over much better than most of the other food joints in health. I do go there sometimes.
My main problem is falling back in to the old pattern of eating junk food and late night eating as well.
Mind over matter is not so easy when you're not really willing to commit to a goal as you initially thought or wanted to put effort in.

M3J
January 28, 2013, 12:15 PM
I think that taste can be an induced notion fuelled by your eating habits. I can go even further and suggest that your family (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/08/139033757/babys-palate-and-food-memories-shaped-before-birth) and society (environment), influenced(s) your notion of taste. Why am I saying it? Simply because I experienced that taste can be trained. I used to love sugar and fried things and imagined that my life will suck without tasting them. But you know what?? It doesn't.

A few years ago, I started avoiding junk food, sugars and excessive salty or spicy meals...and now, I don't even feel the need to have them. Besides, knowing that most "tasty"processed foods and drinks are highly addictive is another reason to pick health over taste. I just don't want to be hooked on something; life is hard the way it is; dependency/addiction can make it even harder!

Once you're used to not eating like shit, it's easier to turn away from it. For many, first few days after stopping are the worst.


My eating habit will be the reason I die early. :derp like, when I'm around 30.

Charlie
January 28, 2013, 12:21 PM
Once you're used to not eating like shit, it's easier to turn away from it. For many, first few days after stopping are the worst.


My eating habit will be the reason I die early. :derp like, when I'm around 30.

Ugh - why does this feel like a personal biased opinion towards me...
Its not like I haven't tired either. I gave up soda completely for a while and even till this month there have been a few miscellaneous times i drank a few sips here and there on rarity.

edit - for the poll i chose health but I have hard time not going after the taste.

M3J
January 28, 2013, 12:28 PM
It's not. Was gonna put late 20s but I have a stubborn body.

Soft drinks are do addicting. T_T

Charlie
January 28, 2013, 12:32 PM
It's not. Was gonna put late 20s but I have a stubborn body.

Soft drinks are do addicting. T_T

Make a habit of drinking water from bottles and such.

goldb
March 13, 2013, 08:01 AM
I'd say taste over health personally, but in this day and age you can find both quite easily.

Xerous
March 20, 2013, 07:03 PM
I feel like there needs to be some kind of middle ground in that poll.:hmm

MiyamotoMusashi
March 23, 2013, 04:36 PM
Mostly health and fulfilling that requirement, i try to make it as tasteful as possible. Mostly i use the book "gourmet nutrition" which is actually really nice.

Kyouria
March 28, 2013, 07:16 PM
For me, it's one of those things were I prefer taste but value the importance of health concerns.

ProGoddess
April 19, 2014, 10:26 AM
How food is being derived as tasty is all about the fats in it which is the reason or the cause of why most children (including adults as well) dislike vegetables. I believe many of us will have heard from those who have kids or have little brothers and sisters or even from those people whom you know who have young children, that they have problem giving veggies to their children.

In particular, meat (such as pork, beef, mutton, chicken, etc) contains medium to high level of saturated fat which in current society is considered as unhealthy. However in most circumstance when one says, "to eat healthily", it means to cut down (or totally not eating) animal fat products. But is it really true that by reducing or completely restrain from having animal fats that food will not taste as good? In fact there are many dishes (or food) that can be both "healthy" and "tasty" if it is cooked in the "right" way. It is just only needed to compensate those fats that supposedly to be tasty to something that has equal proportion. But of course this is excluding the reference of individual taste buds and choices.

The poll has only 2 choices. In my instance it would be both - eat and drink healthily and good taste.:super :)