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    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Interesting rant

    Heya all,

    Not meaning to stir up a s**t storm, but I found this to be an
    interesting rant..

    http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2011/1...bout-food.html

    Christine
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    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    notbob Guest

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    On 2011-10-20, Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Not meaning to stir up a s**t storm, but I found this to be an
    > interesting rant..


    About what? I read it and still don't know what the heck his point
    was, other than he feels he's blessed with a station so high as to
    feel he can chastise his fellow elitists for being elitist.

    Actually, pretty funny, at best.

    nb

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Heya all,
    >
    > Not meaning to stir up a s**t storm, but I found this to be an
    > interesting rant..
    >
    > http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2011/1...bout-food.html
    >
    > Christine
    > --
    > http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com


    I think the author is just fooling himself. Yes I do think some people are
    truly clueless when it comes to nutrition. Remember the big push for eating
    chicken in the 1980's? I know countless people who ran out to fast food
    places, got chicken sandwiches (often breaded and fried) and some fries to
    go with it. They bragged about how they were being good to be eating
    chicken!

    I also do not think all fast food is bad. Here we have Taco Time and Taco
    Del Mar. Yes, both have unhealthy choices but there are also plenty of
    healthy choices. I think most fast food places do have at least one or two
    healthy choices such as fruit or salad. Might not be enough to make a meal
    of but can get you by until you can get to proper food. I do not eat at
    many fast food places so I certainly can't speak for all of them. But if
    one does go into a fast food place that has only unhealthy choices, it is
    still a choice they are making.

    Nutritional information is out there. It's easy enough to find out about
    via the Internet, TV, books, magazines etc. A person either wants to make
    an informed choice, or simply doesn't care. Sometimes I simply don't care.
    I know what I am eating is bad for me but at that particular point in time,
    I just do not care.

    That doesn't happen very often. I do not let things like birthdays or
    holidays give me license to eat that which I should not. And there are
    certainly things I love but will never eat again. Like pecan pie. To me
    nothing warrants that amount of calories or carbs at one time. The same
    goes for some mixed drinks like Margaritas. Yes there is a skinny
    Margarita. I don't know the carb count of it. Might be an option if I
    could have alcohol. But I've been told with my fatty liver, I shouldn't
    have it.

    Near my daughter's dance studio, there is a McDonalds, a Subway and a
    Teriyaki place. There is also an Albertson's grocery store. Time and time
    again, I see parents buying food from McDonald's even though they say that
    they rarely eat it. Well to me, once or twice a week is not rarely. Less
    often I see them going to Subway. Mostly it is the older kids who get their
    own food who go to Subway. I will make no claims as to whether or not
    Subway is a healthy choice. I personally don't believe so but I'm sure
    there are plenty of people who do consider this within their comfort zone
    for healthy food. Once in a while I see people getting Terikiyaki. I have
    only gone in there once and only gotten white rice. That was fine but I've
    been told that the food there isn't very good. Which is likely why they
    don't get it.

    But to me, the really healthy choice here would be the grocery store. Yes,
    they do sell some prepared foods. But they also sell cups of yogurt,
    salads, cheese, boiled eggs, cooked chicken breast, all kinds of produce and
    even frozen meals. Yes, many frozen meals are not healthy. But they do
    have some healthy ones. I have bought them there. We like the Amy's gluten
    free burritos.

    The dance studio has a microwave, sinks, paper plates, plastic flatware and
    a refrigerator. So it would be very easy for someone to go over to the
    grocery store and get food. Some people do. Some of the older girls do
    this. One can also bring food from home. That is usually what we do when
    we have to eat a meal there. Tonight I packed a Teff wrap for my daughter.
    It contained turkey and lettuce. I also sent in baby carrots, a cup of
    hummus and some apple slices. I had cottage cheese, chunky applesauce and
    assorted raw bell peppers.

    I find in most cases there is no need to stop for fast food. But we have
    done it. One day my daughter had to go to the Dr. and then to dance class.
    There were not quite 2 hours in between there. I told her we could go to
    the drive through at Taco Time but her choices would be limited, or we could
    stop by the house where she could have a wrap or a sandwich. She chose Taco
    Time. Sometimes we just want to eat that stuff.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 2011-10-20, Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Not meaning to stir up a s**t storm, but I found this to be an
    >> interesting rant..

    >
    > About what? I read it and still don't know what the heck his point
    > was, other than he feels he's blessed with a station so high as to
    > feel he can chastise his fellow elitists for being elitist.
    >
    > Actually, pretty funny, at best.


    I don't think he had a point. At least it didn't come across. Just sounded
    like rambling to me.



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    jmcquown Guest

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    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 2011-10-20, Christine Dabney <a[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Not meaning to stir up a s**t storm, but I found this to be an
    >> interesting rant..

    >
    > About what? I read it and still don't know what the heck his point
    > was, other than he feels he's blessed with a station so high as to
    > feel he can chastise his fellow elitists for being elitist.
    >
    > Actually, pretty funny, at best.
    >
    > nb



    IOW, everyone eats poorly but they choose to call it something else.
    Because it's organic?! (I still think that's a buzzword for charge more
    money.) I particularly enjoyed one of the sentences in the last paragraph:
    "I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that big ball of grass-fed beef
    sitting on that artisanal bun is still a hamburger." LOL

    Jill


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