I ran across the Whole9 Healthy/F-Off Scale again today and thought I'd ask fellow PaleoHackers to post their healthy/f-off scales.
The scale is designed to measure foods along the y-axis for healthiness, and "the degree to which you will tell people to 'F-Off' when deciding whether or not to eat these foods" along the x-axis. Foods that we all agree are healthy are in the upper left quadrant; foods that are neither great nor terrible for us and that we will sometimes eat with an "f-off" to others are in the middle; foods that we know should be eliminated from our diets completely because they are nowhere near healthy but that we deem necessary in order to enjoy life, are "f-off" foods.
So download the template from Whole9, edit it to your specs, and post it below! http://whole9life.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Whole9-Healthy-F-Off-V-2.0-BLANK.jpg
From the original posts' context it seems the stuff that's high on the F-Off scale but low in health is what you deem truly cheat-worthy; in other words it'll do zero for your health but it is so good that you are willing to throw caution to the wind and enjoy it every so often (for that is what makes life worth living, hence the 'eff it, I'm going to enjoy a mimosa'). Meanwhile, the stuff in the questionable category doesn't do a whole lot for your health and isn't even tasty enough to qualify as a worthwhile cheat, so it's questionable in both senses.
Did I interpret the scale rightly?
Healthy: Grassfed Beef, Salmon, Kale
Questionable: Nuts, Cheese, 85% Chocolate
(Actually I don't really have that many "F-Off" foods. Whiskey (maybe bi-weekly) and beer... but other than that, I only eat the bad crap when I fall off the wagon... there are no foods that are "not healthy" that I willfully eat with the exception of alcohol (most of those foods contained gluten, and I finally learned my lesson).
Healthy: Almond butter, spinach, Grapefruit, eggs, bacon, bell peppers, tomato, berries, olive oil, herbs, sea veggies Questionable: Quinoa, legumes, Hummus, Steelcut Oats, flaxseed, sweet potato, garlic F OFF: cheese, cornbread, nutella, french toast, thai fried rice
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