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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted August 20, 2007 19:36      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This sucker works, there is no magic formulas to follow, no proportions to follow.

If you get used to eating it, you learn a lot about what is good for you and what is not.

It is very adaptable. High-point foods are usually low-fat and are loaded with anti-oxidants. No-point foods, well take a look at the list.

How simple is it?

Get to 40 points today and you win!

Tape to your pantry and enjoy.

CP

40-Point Diet.
(2,500 calories for Active 175-lb. Man)

Five Point Foods

Artichokes
Beans
Beets
Blueberries
Bran
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Cantaloupe
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cereal, Whole Grain
Citrus, Fruits & Juices
Cranberry Juice
Egg Whites
Fish, Cold-water: Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines, Cod, Halibut.
Garlic, Fresh
Grape Juice
Kale
Kiwi fruit
Mangoes
Milk, non-fat
Mushrooms: Shitake & Mitake
Nectarines
Oatmeal
Olive Oil
Onions
Papayas
Peas
Peppers
Prunes
Rice, Brown
Salsa
Spinach
Sweet Potatoes
Tea: Green or Black
Tofu, light
Tomato Sauces & Products
Vegetable Juice, Fresh
Water

Four Point Foods

Almonds
Apples
Asparagus
Bananas
Bread: Pumpernickel Rye, Marble
Broccoli Sprouts
Celery
Cereal, dry (3-6 grams fiber/serving)
Cherries
Chicken, Skinless White Meat
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Fish: Fresh Water
Graham Crackers
Lettuce: Romaine, leafy green or red
Lima Beans
Melon, honeydew
Milk, 1%
Mushrooms: Portobello
Oysters
Pancakes: Buckwheat
Pasta: With Marina Sauce, Fish or Vegetables
Peaches
Pears
Plums
Raisins
Raspberries
Ricotta Cheese: Non-fat
Shellfish
Soy Milk
Strawberries
String Beans
Sunflower Seeds
Tomatoes
Turkey Breast
Vegetable Juice, canned or bottled
Veggie Burgers
Walnuts
Watermelon
Wine: Red
Yogurt: Low-Fat, including Frozen
Zucchini

Three-Point Food
(Neutral – Not Good for you, Not Bad)

Animal Crackers
Applesauce
Avocados
Bagels
Baked Beans
Beef: Eye of Round, London Broil, Top Round
Canola Oil
Chicken: Dark Meat
Chicken Sandwich: Broiled
Chicken Taco: Broiled
Chocolate
Coffee
Eggs: Whole
English Muffins
French Fries: Baked
Fruit: Dried
Fruit Juice: Unsweetened
Granola: Low Fat
Jam and Marmalade
Latte: Iced mocha with nonfat Milk
Margarine: Trans-Fat Free
Mushrooms: General
Mustard
Nuts: hazelnuts, pine nuts
Olives
Pancakes
Pasta, Plain
Peanut Oil
Peanuts
Pork Tenderloin
Potatoes, white
Pretzels
Refried Beans: Lowfat
Rice Cakes
Rice, White
Sauerkraut
Soup, canned broth
Veal Cutlet
Wine, White
Yogurt, frozen

Two Point Foods

Barbecue: Beef or Chicken
Beef: Filet Mignon, Lean Ground, Sirloin
Beef Stroganoff
Beer
Butter
Caesar Salad, Chicken
Canadian Bacon
Cheese
Chef’s Salad
Chili
Chinese Food, with plenty of veggies
Chips, low-fat
Coffe Cake
Crackers
Cream Cheese, low-fat
Duck & Other Game
Granola or Energy Bar
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Ham
Hawaiian Pizza
Honey
Lettuce, Iceberg
Juice, Sweetened
Lamb Chops
Lasagna, Meat
Lunchmeat and Hot Dogs, Low-Fat
Macaroni and Cheese
Mayonnaise, low-fat
Meat Loaf
Mexican Food: Baked, not fried
Milk, 2%
Muffins
Peanut Butter
Pepper, stuffed
Pizza, meatless
Popcorn, with salt and butter
Pork Chop, with Fat removed
Potato or Macaroni Salad
Pudding, Made with low-fat milk
Rueben Sandwich
Sherbet
Sloppy Joe, with lean beef or ground turkey
Soup, canned creamy
Soy Sauce
Spaghetti with meatballs
Sub Sandwich
Taco Salad, Chicken
Tuna or Chicken Salad
Vegetable Oil
Yogurt

No-Point Foods

Bacon
Beef, regular ground
Beef Taco, fried
Breakfast Sandwiches, Fast Food
Buffalo Wings
Cakes
Candy
Cereal, sugared
Charred or Blackened Food
Chicken a’ la King
Chicken of Fish Sandwich, fried
Chips, Potato or Corn
Cinamon Buns
Clams
Cookies
Crab Imperial
Cream Cheese
Creamed Vegetables
Creamer, non-dairy
Doughnuts
French Fries, fried
Gravy
Hamburgers, fast food
Hot Dogs
Ice Cream
Latte, with hole Milk
Lobster Newburg
Lunchmeat
Mayonnaise
Milk, whole
Nacho Chips, with cheese
Onion rings
Pastries
Pies
Potatoes, fried
Potato Skins, fried
Pot Pie
Refried Beans
Saled Dressing
Sausage
Shrimp, fried
Soft Drinks
Spareribs
Tater Tots

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted August 21, 2007 05:57      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm confused by some of this. Why is shellfish 4 points and clams 0? And how are doughnuts not -1 points. And bacon should be 3 points at least because Bacon is a Vegetable
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GrumpySteen

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Icon 2 posted August 21, 2007 06:22      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's very simple. Drink 8 glasses of water (5 points each for 40 points), then you're done eating for the day.

Now... what did you just learn about simplistic fad diets and eating healthily?

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Icon 1 posted August 21, 2007 07:00      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Steen I think I will stick with my diet of 10 glasses of red wine.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted August 21, 2007 07:50      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Or 20 beers and all the donuts you can eat.

Healthy! [thumbsup]

*edit*

I just realized... it's the Homer Simpson Diet!

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Icon 5 posted August 21, 2007 07:56      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To me, this numbering system seems backwards. [crazy] I'd just end up eating the all-you-can-eat chips and ice cream.
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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted August 21, 2007 09:40      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think there were some rules that came along with the diet, like you can only count one of foods a day. Plus there may have been some calorie counting. I forget.

I don't think this is a fad diet, more a collection of foods with some "good for you" values attached to them. Add some common sense, too.

When I first tried it, I lost 35 pounds, my blood pressure dropped to 130/85 and my cholesterol went from 195 to 130.

I strayed for a while during a stint on the stand-up comedy circuit where the diet is "whatever is free, 2-drink minimum" which is not very healthy at all.

I'm back following the guidlines and it's having the same good effects again. I use the list when shopping and when cooking. "Oh yeah, that is a better choice!"

I suppose some people could drink water and eat doughnuts, but I don't think that is very sensible and really does not follow the spirit of the list.

I thought Nitrozac would be impressed that the top of the list is quite vegan friendly.

Just trying to make a positive contribution to something that seems like a hot topic now.

Maybe I should go back to flaming the jerks on here? It seems to get better response.

CP

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Icon 1 posted August 21, 2007 10:56      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The numbering might seem backwards because as I see it the idea is to eat 40 points or more...

I think many of us are so used to seeing diets where the idea is to eat less than the target number that it just seems contrary. I think the thing works just as well if you reverse the numbering stack and try to eat less than 40...

The point is it is an aide memoir... if you want to cheat it well you will - that is not the point.

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Icon 1 posted August 21, 2007 12:59      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
To me, this numbering system seems backwards. [crazy] I'd just end up eating the all-you-can-eat chips and ice cream.

But then you won't hit your 40 point goal...

I kinda like it. Rewards for healthy choices and all that.

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wow, seems like it worked for you CP, nice going.

I'd still need something that gets a grip on quantity, ie total calorie intake... as I tend to eat 3 and 4 point foods, but too much of them. [tired]

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This is great! The only thing is I get hungry looking at the 1-0 foods, and want to eat them. [Razz]
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I was kind of on this diet a while back and I, too, lost a fair amount of weight while on it. Except it was more structured and didn't carry point values with it. It was 6 meals a day, each meal you could eat as many fruits and vegetables as you liked and you had meat only once a day.

The point values remind me of Weight Watchers.. =/

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Icon 1 posted August 22, 2007 14:15      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just for shits and giggles I tallied up my day so far.

34 points, most of them from my lovely lovely lunch. If I have a typical dinner, I'll be over the line and then some.

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I don't know - I think that by chunking all of the components into one number, you're missing the "balancing" part of a healthy diet. No single food (that I'm aware of) has everything you need to remain healthy.
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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted August 22, 2007 18:06      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Just for shits and giggles I tallied up my day so far.

34 points, most of them from my lovely lovely lunch. If I have a typical dinner, I'll be over the line and then some.

X,

I really think you have the spirt of that list.

After a while I've gotten to understand the top-of the list items pretty well.

Today, breakfast was Hodgsen Mills Oat Bran (everything else I've tried has no texture) with 1% milk, plus a glass of grape juice. Lunch was a protien shake with 1% milk and a handful of walnuts. Dinner was baked Tilapia with roasted onions and dill, asparagus, and brown rice with pine nuts. Dessert was cantaloupe. Oh yeah, I can't forget the 2 quarts of filtered (not anti-eco bottled) water.

One of these days the Colonel's gut will disappear! And I will tell you these health threads have been a real freakin' geekin' inspiration.

Add the bicycle to the office and back and I suppose I'm in line for birkenstocks and Koom-bye-ya!

Colonel Panic

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My total is 43 today, minus a few cups of tea.
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