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I have a very simple diet, I eat cereal, bread and pasta so mostly carbohydrates and then when I'm not eating carbs I eat fat such as chocolate or in general junk like cakes etc
I eat vegetables with my roast dinners which I have on average once every month but other than that I don't really eat any other food group (I maye have some fruit occasionally or fruit yoghurts, I don't eat meats or poultry (even when I have roast dinner) and I just wondered if I should change my diet?
Is it that bad? Am I slowly killing myself?

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You need fruit n veg every day...
Also you need meat(Or some protein)
And Yes, your diet is that bad....
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Yes. But then you didn't supply much information like how much junk food.

Try and eat at least 1 meal every 2 days which has a good amount of protein, although should really be 1 meal of each day that has protein.

Junk food has lots of free radicals and bad fats in it, cut out junk food and your already halfway to becoming a healthier person- At least thats what I keep telling myself

As a person who eats very little in the way of fruit and vegetables I can tell you I expect to die by the age of 30 :p:
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well your bread cereal pasta is great for carbs and fibre etc but you need some protein aswell. lack of it can cause catabolism (breakdown of muslces) within your body so get some protein in from for example fish, chicekn, egg, lamb, beef etc. try and eat a bit more fruit aswell will help with your digestive system and provide you with sugar from chocolates. The occasional sweet/chocolate every now and then is not bad though.
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It's not a fantastic diet, no. More protein and more fruit and veg are probably needed. Also brown bread, pasta and rice are better for you - might be worth bearing in mind as you eat a lot of carbs.
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ye, you need to get more fruit and veg, though ribena bottles (500ml) have all the Vit c you need in a day, so you could do that. You really need more protein too, cheese, egg, meats etc. Very important. And cut out the fats, coz they do your arteries a mischief.

Remember its also important to keep healthy by exercise too! Just haivng a good diet wont solve your problems!
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Eat more fruit and veg. Or you're doing yourself serious harm.
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(Original post by Clairehayz)
I have a very simple diet, I eat cereal, bread and pasta so mostly carbohydrates and then when I'm not eating carbs I eat fat such as chocolate or in general junk like cakes etc
I eat vegetables with my roast dinners which I have on average once every month but other than that I don't really eat any other food group (I maye have some fruit occasionally or fruit yoghurts, I don't eat meats or poultry (even when I have roast dinner) and I just wondered if I should change my diet?
Is it that bad? Am I slowly killing myself?

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carbs+fat= if you don't burn them, you put up excess fat
no protein= your hair falls off, your muscles shrink, you skin gets worse, your nails and teeth get weaker, your body cannot renew the muscle (so more fatigue and more effort required to do simple things)

u judge for yourself how good a diet that is
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A quick reference for why you should eat more fruit and veg: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fruits.html
As well as making your skin clearer and making you less tired.
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(Original post by iceman_jondoe)
well your bread cereal pasta is great for carbs and fibre etc but you need some protein aswell. lack of it can cause catabolism (breakdown of muslces) within your body so get some protein in from for example fish, chicekn, egg, lamb, beef etc. try and eat a bit more fruit aswell will help with your digestive system and provide you with sugar from chocolates. The occasional sweet/chocolate every now and then is not bad though.
catabolism on a girl who is eating enough calories?
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Well, I don't like eggs, cheese, chicken, beef, lamb, pork so where can I get protein from other than that?
I would eat quorn as I did when I was a veggie not to long ago (which I think is why I still don't like meat) but it makes me put on ridiculous amounts of weight.

I don't eat loads of junk food but more than I should I know that. On av. a choc bar a day or the equivalent of, sometimes I may not eat any chocolate for a week and some days I could have 3!

Also I do drink a lot of orange and apple juice, I forgot.

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carbs+fat= if you don't burn them, you put up excess fat
no protein= your hair falls off, your muscles shrink, you skin gets worse, your nails and teeth get weaker, your body cannot renew the muscle (so more fatigue and more effort required to do simple things)

u judge for yourself how good a diet that is
My hair is very weak so at least I know why that is now, I mean it doesn't fall out but when I wash it or brush it, quite a few strands come out.
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fish, quorn, tofu etc. there are plenty of alternative sources. and its doubtful that quorn would put on weight, its considerably low in fat and calories.

cut out the choc if possible. you need to eat more vegetables too. you probably get enough fruit from all that juice.

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(Original post by nicolo)
carbs+fat= if you don't burn them, you put up excess fat
no protein= your hair falls off, your muscles shrink, you skin gets worse, your nails and teeth get weaker, your body cannot renew the muscle (so more fatigue and more effort required to do simple things)

u judge for yourself how good a diet that is
those things are only in very large protein deficiencies, which is rare. she is getting some protein, just not enough.
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And I don't drink coke, I forgot to mention that!
And yeah I think my body just didn't like quorn, it was ok for the first few months of eating it but then I started putting on weight and I had no idea why, it was really strange, could have been hormones thought I suppose, I had just been put on the pill......ah hah it makes sense lol!
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fish, quorn, tofu etc. there are plenty of alternative sources. and its doubtful that quorn would put on weight, its considerably low in fat and calories.

cut out the choc if possible. you need to eat more vegetables too. you probably get enough fruit from all that juice.
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those things are only in very large protein deficiencies, which is rare. she is getting some protein, just not enough.
it is better though to eat fruit and drink water or at least eat fruit and drink fruit juices cause juice contains sugar and other additives. you can eat different types of beans for protein.
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(Original post by Clairehayz)
And I don't drink coke, I forgot to mention that!
And yeah I think my body just didn't like quorn, it was ok for the first few months of eating it but then I started putting on weight and I had no idea why, it was really strange, could have been hormones thought I suppose, I had just been put on the pill......ah hah it makes sense lol!
well its not likely to have caused weight gain.

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it is better though to eat fruit and drink water or at least eat fruit and drink fruit juices cause juice contains sugar and other additives. you can eat different types of beans for protein.
beans are not a complete protein source. then again, not many non-meat food items are.
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Would tablets, I mean vitamins do me any good coz I'm obviously lacking iron as well?
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spnish is wicked for iron...that is if you like it (personally i love it) tablets MAY also worked but ive never tried tablets
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you shoukld get a juicer if you can afford one. I got one a couple of weeks back, have used it everyday since. Its great, and get more than 5 fruit/veg a day
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They wouldn't hurt
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well yes. but if you are worried about it then it would be best to see your doctor to test if you have any deficiencies.
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