What Type of Diet Do You Follow?

There seems to be new diet trends popping up every time you open the refridgerator. More and more people are thinking about becoming vegetarians or vegans for health and environmental reasons, while others believe that a meat and potatoes regimen is the way to go. And while there are benefits to both, what is your preference? Do you prefer the leafy greens or are you satisfied with steak and a starch? Take the Hopkins Happenings’ poll and share your comments in the section below.

What Type of Diet Do You Follow?

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A.white November 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

The Mediterranean Diet


J Furman October 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Follow low carb...protien and veg...some fruit. Hardly any sweets. Low milk and milk products....I do this 5 days a week.......After reading "Why we get Fat"


Sadie Ashby October 31, 2013 at 10:33 am

Goodmorning I work at Sibley MH in Washington, DC. Recently I switched too a vegegatarian diet due to the fact that I wanna live longer and maintain a healty weight. All of my family members take medications for HBP and diabetes expect myself. I exercise and eat healty. In addition last Nov. I was diagnosed with degenerative joint disease.


Sarah October 30, 2013 at 8:09 am

I do not eat processed foods. Also, I only have meat at dinner and fruits, veges and whole grain for the other meals/snacks.


Edward October 28, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I try to eat everything but in moderation. Red meat maybe once a week. I am always trying to eat plenty of vegetables, enough fruits. The real key is to drink sufficient water.


nakia October 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm

As far as meat...I eat mostly chicken, turkey, and fish...I only eat pork or beef 0-1 times a month...Lots of veggies and fruit....


Janet Anderson October 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions for reducing meat in my diet and making it stick.


Roe October 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Lean meat/fish/cheese and fresh veggies. Trying to eliminate "processed" foods which are usually full of carbs. Amazing how much hidden sugar there is in food if you read the label. Rule of thumb- if it's in a "bag" (not fresh)... don't eat it.


Nikki October 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I just started something that I call being an "occasional vegetarian". I enjoy meats in moderation maybe three times a week. Otherwise I eat veggies, grains, pastas etc. I did it because I want the health benefits of a more plant based diet.


Janet October 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm

To all of you vegans and vegetarians: What suggestions can you give to meat eaters who'd like to vegetarian or vegan? Did you go cold turkey or wean off meat gradually? How do you get a balanced diet with protein?


Rae Skidmore October 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I do not see a selection for me.

I eat lots of wheat, whole grains, green leafy vegetables and chicken. I will eat meat maybe once or twice a year.


Tarcia October 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

I enjoy chicken, turkey and occasionally cornish hens along with some seafood, mainly fish and shrimp. I do not eat red meat or pork.. except for peperoni on my pizza.


Phyllis October 28, 2013 at 10:53 am

I am a meat eater but I eat the whole grains and vegetables and fruit at each meal including breakfast. Eating a variety of foods and experimenting with new foods has helped me maintain the 55 pounds I have lost.


Rose October 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

I prefer a diet with both meat and vegetables. Although I know people who are vegans that diet never appealed to me because a med well staek, baked sweet potato, and some mixed vegetables, preferably grilled will quench this girl's appetite very well. However at this time due to health reasons I have modified my diet to include very little red meat with an abundance of vegatebles & fruit cooked or in smoothies, chicken, turkey, and seafood. Also something I thought I would not like again since childhood -- oatmeal. So here's to me getting more healthy with less BMI.


Alison October 28, 2013 at 9:49 am

I have been vegan for 21 years. It is the best thing I ever did for my health. And of course, it is the best thing for not only the animals, but our endangered planet.


Bonnie C October 28, 2013 at 9:19 am

I also eat meat, but sparingly. One good-sized chicken breast, sauteed with lots of vegetables and served with quinoa or brown rice will provide at least one meal for both my husband and myself (and generally, depending on the amount of vegetables and rice/quinoa, will stretch to one dinner and one lunch for each of us). We are eating less and less meat, but it is not because we don't like the taste, or have any particular philosophy against eating meat; rather it is because we want to make sure we're getting a balanced diet which includes vegetables and grains.


Donna 2 October 28, 2013 at 8:56 am

I'm a lacto-ovo-pesce vegetarian (dang pesky vegetarians!), primarily for health and environmental reasons.


Lorraine October 28, 2013 at 8:52 am

I am a flexetarian, avoiding meat as much as possible.


donna October 28, 2013 at 8:18 am

eat lots of veggies, some meat but less of it


Paul October 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

I follow a Whole Food, Plant Based (vegan) diet. I made this decision after reading Dr. McDougall's book and seeing "Forks Over Knives" a documentary. I have since read much by Dr. Ornish and Dr. Greger on the volumes of correlative data to health and this life style dietary choice. I love to cook, the challenge was welcome, and the most challenging part is dining in social settings.


Alison October 28, 2013 at 9:50 am

Dr. Gregor is a very valuable resource. You have chosen well!


Elle October 28, 2013 at 7:22 am

I eat a traditional, whole foods diet. One that includes very little to no processed food. Basically the same way your great geat grandmother would have eaten, which means all of my vegetables, fruits, dairy and meat are raised organically.


Heidi October 28, 2013 at 6:47 am

I eat meat but in moderation along with vegetable and grains.


Tom October 28, 2013 at 3:50 am

You did not offer an option that fits my diet. I eat mostly vegetables with fish several times a week and chicken now and then. I eat beef only 1-2 times per year when socially necessary.


V Snyder RN October 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I am a meat eater, But I include alot of whole grains and vegetables and fruits.


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