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To ask how much you exercise and how often you eat naughty foods?

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suzannajane80 Wed 07-Nov-12 16:36:10

I try to exercise 4x week, with a session consisting of 45 minute gym or 5k run or equivalent.

I am really naughty and eat chocolate every day grin I try to eat healthy meals (jacket potato for lunch, something with salad for dinner, eat fruit etc) but I probably have one naughty meal (takeaway etc) per week

Is this normal / average?

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 07-Nov-12 16:37:54

WTF is a 'naughty' food??? Chocolate and takeaways are perfectly good foods eaten as part of a healthy diet... just something you don't eat in vast amounts every single day.

Frontpaw Wed 07-Nov-12 16:39:34

Never and daily. Guess which is which??

suzannajane80 Wed 07-Nov-12 16:40:09

By 'naughty' I mean something high in fat or sugar I guess. So sweets, cakes, chocolate, ice cream, takeaways, etc
I call them 'naughty' as eating them makes me feel naughty

mummymeister Wed 07-Nov-12 16:40:35

now i walk 15 mins every day, zumba and one hour swimming once a week each as well as going to slimming world where there are no such things as naughty foods. suggest you keep an eye on your cholesterol and if you are youngish then bear in mind the menopause is a great leveller when it comes to all those women i have had to put up with all of my life who say they can eat anything and not put on weight smile

Caerlaverock Wed 07-Nov-12 16:41:15

Arf at naughty

noviceoftheday Wed 07-Nov-12 16:41:21

Exercise - 3 times a week. Food - what Cogito said.

Ephiny Wed 07-Nov-12 16:41:35

Naughty foods? hmm

I would say that amount of exercise is definitely above average, not that it should matter (the average UK person is very sedentary so not necessarily a useful benchmark).

Why do you ask? Are you concerned about your weight or fitness?

Lesbeadiva Wed 07-Nov-12 16:41:58

I walk 5 miles every day and eat what I like...probably something tasty every day.

FatimaLovesBread Wed 07-Nov-12 16:43:17

Naughty food? hmm biscuit

MrsDeVere Wed 07-Nov-12 16:43:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

suzannajane80 Wed 07-Nov-12 16:45:03

I ask because I am trying to work out if I am average or not. I don't worry about my weight (size 8, weigh 9 stone, 5 foot 7 tall) but I worry about health issues like diabetes and cholesterol a lot

chocolateshoes Wed 07-Nov-12 16:45:28

I exercise 5/6 times a week - circuits usually for at least 30 mins. And my job involves a fair bit of running around. I eat really healthy meals (I think)- all home cooked, fish, fresh veg...no puddings.....and drink wine fri & sat. But I undo all my good work of an eveing once DS is in bed and have chocolate or cheese & biscuits most nights.

Thistledew Wed 07-Nov-12 16:45:33

I do 6-8 hours of exercise a week. I don't consider any food to be 'naughty' and eat what I like in moderation. I don't have a sweet tooth so eat chocolate and cake infrequently- less than once a week. However, I love cheese and eat it most days, and I use butter and cream in cooking several times a week. I also enjoy 1-2 bottles of wine a week.

RobinSparkles Wed 07-Nov-12 16:46:17

Same as Frontpaw.

hopkinette Wed 07-Nov-12 16:48:19

Well if you're worried that certain foods are going to give you conditions such as diabetes don't you think they'd be better described as "dangerous" rather than "naughty"?

expatinscotland Wed 07-Nov-12 16:48:51

Naughty food?

I don't exercise at all and eat whatever I please and when DH's East European work colleagues come back from trips home, I buy fags off them dead cheap and smoke them. If there's an opportunity to drink alcohol free, I get drunk as a lord.

I'm size 10 or so, I never weigh myself and I don't care about 'health issues'. I'm going to die one day no matter what.

Am I 'naughty'?

Fairylea Wed 07-Nov-12 16:48:55

Never unless 10 min school run counts!!

I eat loads of rubbish but some good things too. I'm size 12-14 and 5ft 7.

Some days I even eat a whole huge bar of lIndt extra creamy chocolate. And I always always have a pud of some sort.

Whoknowswhocares Wed 07-Nov-12 16:49:33

I watch what I eat to an extent. Not for weight reasons but for health.....high cholesterol in a couple of members of the family (not me) mean there is not much if any 'naughty' stuff in the house. Although I agree that the term naughty is atrocious. Food is food. Moderation is key.
I exercise loads (ie at least 10 hours a week, usually more) but that's because I love sport so again my choice is not anything to do with weight

suzannajane80 Wed 07-Nov-12 16:49:44

Let's change the word "naughty" for "not particularly healthy" then grin

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 07-Nov-12 16:49:44

You'll get more health issues if you worry than if you eat a bit of chocolate and a few takeaways from time to time. If you're really stressing about it talk to your GP and ask them for a health check but, generally speaking, if you're a healthy weight, exercise fairly regularly, don't smoke, drink moderately and eat a reasonably balanced diet then you shouldn't have any serious health concerns beyond genetic things that you can't control with lifestyle.

WorraLiberty Wed 07-Nov-12 16:49:56

<< Cringes at the word 'naughty' >>

I eat what I want, when I want and walk everywhere.

No weight issues but could probably do with mustering up some energy to do sit-ups...however I'd rather chew my own kidneys.

akaemmafrost Wed 07-Nov-12 16:49:58

I'm ignoring "naughty".

When I not ill like I am now and it's really pissing me off I run 4 x 10 km a week and two 40 minute swimming sessions. About once a fortnight I push the distance up on one of the runs to 15 km.

I eat chocolate or cake every day but in massive portions. I am quite happy to eat half a Choc bar and have the rest the next day. If I want a massive slice of carrot cake at the cafe at the park we go too, then that would be my lunch I wouldn't eat a meal as well.

Lottapianos Wed 07-Nov-12 16:49:58

No such thing as 'naughty food' - you're an adult. You can eat what you like.

I try to follow 80:20 with food and drink - healthy 80% of the time, less healthy stuff 20% of the time. No booze in the week for example, moderate drinking at weekend only (2-3 glasses of wine or pints a night)

When I pull my finger out, I walk 1-2 miles a day + exercise DVD for 20-30 minutes 3 times a week + an hour's walk on a Saturday morning. I would like to do more exercise but I just wouldn't be able to stick to it because of the time factor.

RobinSparkles Wed 07-Nov-12 16:50:23

You're all very naughty and deserve to be spanked, you naughty girls you!

grin

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