The NEEDNT List (or Useless Diet Foods Identified)


The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the list was, “how can I get on the diet that includes Alcoholic drinks”? Then I realized, fool that I was, that “diet” simply means that the foods that you usually eat and not some restrictive regimen of bowel-scouring chips. Yes, Muesli bars has suddenly been identified as the Trans-fat of the month. Time to sell your grain commodities…

The list itself is confusing because it lists certain categories of food as several line-items, e.g. Milk (Whole, Condensed) or Cream (Coconut, Cream-cream and reduced). What’s even more curious is that it is missing High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) from the list, so presumably it is healthier than Maple Syrup or Honey.

However, my point here is that if the list was followed strictly, it’ll be a sad life because while eating foods not on the list will feed your body, it does nothing for the soul.

A life without cakes, puddings, dessert and alcohol can be depressing but at least you’ll presumably die slower than all of us be healthier and live longer. Right?

Recently, when advised by my doctor, I went on a diet. It’s an ancient diet that’s tried, tested and proven successful in many cases. It’s fairly easy to follow and I’ve been seeing positive results. It’s called the “Everything Eat Less” diet.

The NEEDNT, or non-essential, energy dense, nutritionally deficient, list:

1.Alcoholic drinks
3.Butter, lard, dripping or similar fat (used as a spread or in baking/cooking etc.)
6.Coconut cream
7.Condensed milk
9.Corn chips
10.Cream (including creme fraiche)
11.Crisps (including vegetable crisps)
14.Drinking Chocolate, Milo etc.
15.Energy drinks
16.Flavoured milk/milkshakes
17.Fruit tinned in syrup
18.Fried food
19.Frozen yoghurt
20.Fruit juice (except tomato juice and unsweetened blackcurrant juice)
22.High fat crackers
24.Hot chips
25.Ice cream
29.Muesli bars
30 Muffins
31.Nuts roasted in fat or oil
34.Popcorn with butter or oil
36.Reduced cream
37.Regular luncheon sausage
38.Regular powdered drinks
39.Regular salami
40.Regular sausages
41.Regular soft drinks
42.Fruit rollups
43.Sour cream
44.Sugar (added to anything including drinks, baking, cooking etc.)
46.Syrups such as golden syrup, treacle, maple syrup
47.Toasted muesli and any other breakfast cereal with more than 15g sugar per 100g cereal
48.Whole milk
49.Yoghurt type products with more than 10g sugar per 100g yoghurt

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Posted on 27th Feb 2012 in Musings


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bookjunkie commented on April 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

It would be a miserable life indeed with all those lovely things cut off. I’m very much a carbo-holic.

Yeah I’d rather do the portion control thing.

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