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What's your Healthy/F-Off Scale?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 12, 2011 at 8:54 PM

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

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on January 19, 2012
at 06:57 PM

I actually remembered this hack this morning while eating breakfast... my other two "F-Off" foods would be Sriracha (Hot Sauce) and Coffee. I still have one cup of coffee per day, and I do douse my eggs in Sriracha every single morning.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on February 10, 2011
at 07:28 PM

i meant, eff off to people that get on my case for eating white potatoes. theyre great.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on February 03, 2011
at 11:49 AM

You know that someone can live on white potatoes right? Far from F off health wise.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 14, 2011
at 05:35 PM

You got it right! I don't f-off for Oreos but will f-off for a really fancy dessert at a nice restaurant sometimes.

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on January 13, 2011
at 04:40 AM

This would have to be a factor in any scale of mine. It's not just about health, but also it's about taste. I will eat some questionable things once in a while if they are uncommonly tasty like very good homemade pie or cake. But to hell with that crap from the store which not only is unhealthy and loaded with mystery ingredients but also tastes lackluster if not downright bad. The pleasure factor on a cheat has to be high. The worse it is for health, the more superior it has to be for taste. Usually that means homemade from scratch.

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(3259)

on January 13, 2011
at 02:18 AM

Now that I think of it, bourbon was implicated in the loss (read: regurgitation) of an excellent set of baby back ribs this past summer. How anti-paleo is THAT? F*** off bourbon (aw...you know I don't mean that).

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on January 13, 2011
at 12:14 AM

I'm having some right now as I read this. Hahahaha!

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 12, 2011
at 10:34 PM

Oh, sugar...the list of things that bourbon has done to me would make for a very long and dirty book.

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(3259)

on January 12, 2011
at 10:10 PM

What did bourbon ever do to deserve that (he types with a mouthful of bourbon...)?

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D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 13, 2011
at 03:12 AM

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: Eggs, beef, bacon, ghee, butter, coconut oil, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes
  • Questionable: Most paleo bread analogues (though there are some delicious exceptions)
  • F-Off! - Green & Black's 85% dark chocolate, mimosas, sushi/sashimi, homemade ice cream

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on January 13, 2011
at 04:40 AM

This would have to be a factor in any scale of mine. It's not just about health, but also it's about taste. I will eat some questionable things once in a while if they are uncommonly tasty like very good homemade pie or cake. But to hell with that crap from the store which not only is unhealthy and loaded with mystery ingredients but also tastes lackluster if not downright bad. The pleasure factor on a cheat has to be high. The worse it is for health, the more superior it has to be for taste. Usually that means homemade from scratch.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 14, 2011
at 05:35 PM

You got it right! I don't f-off for Oreos but will f-off for a really fancy dessert at a nice restaurant sometimes.

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1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on January 12, 2011
at 08:56 PM

Here's mine to get us started:

what's-your-healthy/f-off-scale?

Medium avatar

(3259)

on January 12, 2011
at 10:10 PM

What did bourbon ever do to deserve that (he types with a mouthful of bourbon...)?

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 12, 2011
at 10:34 PM

Oh, sugar...the list of things that bourbon has done to me would make for a very long and dirty book.

Medium avatar

(3259)

on January 13, 2011
at 02:18 AM

Now that I think of it, bourbon was implicated in the loss (read: regurgitation) of an excellent set of baby back ribs this past summer. How anti-paleo is THAT? F*** off bourbon (aw...you know I don't mean that).

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on January 13, 2011
at 12:14 AM

I'm having some right now as I read this. Hahahaha!

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Healthy: Eggs, Bacon, Kerrygold butter

Questionable: Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter

Eff Off!: Bread, Doughnuts, Candy

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on January 16, 2012
at 11:34 PM

Healthy: Grassfed Beef, Salmon, Kale

Questionable: Nuts, Cheese, 85% Chocolate

F-Off: Scotch

(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).

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on January 19, 2012
at 06:57 PM

I actually remembered this hack this morning while eating breakfast... my other two "F-Off" foods would be Sriracha (Hot Sauce) and Coffee. I still have one cup of coffee per day, and I do douse my eggs in Sriracha every single morning.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on January 13, 2011
at 02:27 AM

Eff off: liquor generally, Coffee. White potatoes.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on February 03, 2011
at 11:49 AM

You know that someone can live on white potatoes right? Far from F off health wise.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on February 10, 2011
at 07:28 PM

i meant, eff off to people that get on my case for eating white potatoes. theyre great.

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8ce2e69af79dcb1488f776efc1c54052

on January 12, 2011
at 09:08 PM

Healthy - Grass Fed/ Pastured Meats, Kale, Farm Eggs

Questionable - Dark Chocolate Almonds, White Potatoes, Almond Crust Pizza

F*** Off!! - Bread, Cake, Sugary Desserts

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35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on January 16, 2012
at 11:40 PM

  • Healthy: Salmon, artichokes, homemade mayo, duck liver, sundried tomatoes, sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, my husband's BBQ tri-tip, fried plantains.
  • Questionable: Yogurt, soaked beans, white potatoes, paleo-ish muffins.
  • F-OFF: Beer, sushi, 70% chocolate, fine cheese.

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Dbc6179ca7c68f8434f2b85ac84b42b7

on January 16, 2012
at 03:17 PM

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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