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ShadySue

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« Reply #50 on: July 05, 2012, 06:32 »
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So why remove foods from overweight people? Why ban foods from menus or schools? Are people such morons that they can't decide what to eat, on their own? Kind of invasive and presumptuous, to try to regulate others food choices or lives. I think people need to spend more time on their own matters and issues and less telling others what to do and how to live.
Someone once literally grabbed my arm to stop me from stepping out in front of a vehicle. I'm glad he didn't mind his own business.

On the other hand, when school meal menus go totally healthy, a lot of the pupils vote with their feet and go to Greggs or McDonalds, so it's not as simple as removing unhealthy foods from the menu in school canteens.


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« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2012, 07:02 »
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So why remove foods from overweight people? Why ban foods from menus or schools? Are people such morons that they can't decide what to eat, on their own? Kind of invasive and presumptuous, to try to regulate others food choices or lives. I think people need to spend more time on their own matters and issues and less telling others what to do and how to live.
Someone once literally grabbed my arm to stop me from stepping out in front of a vehicle. I'm glad he didn't mind his own business.

On the other hand, when school meal menus go totally healthy, a lot of the pupils vote with their feet and go to Greggs or McDonalds, so it's not as simple as removing unhealthy foods from the menu in school canteens.
True.

We used to go to the Pizza Parlor or to the seven eleven. There were no MickyD's nearby and even in a car it would have taken the whole lunchtime to get there and back and you would have had to feed your face like a pig on the way back.

The 7-11 was to buy gum and squirt guns to resell back at School and make money but the Pizza Parlor was for the Pizza.

« Reply #52 on: July 05, 2012, 07:36 »
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So why remove foods from overweight people? Why ban foods from menus or schools? Are people such morons that they can't decide what to eat, on their own? Kind of invasive and presumptuous, to try to regulate others food choices or lives. I think people need to spend more time on their own matters and issues and less telling others what to do and how to live.

There are some overweight people who are morons, but mostly I think that people are busy working and doing things, they just don't take time to cook anymore. Take a single mom who has to work, for example. She gets up and gets the kids to school. Goes to work. Has to do the job of 3 people now because the cheap-a$$ company laid off 1/3 of the workforce. Barely has time for lunch, and can't afford much else because the same cheapa$$ company also lowered her pay to close to minimum wage, so goes across the street to McDs. Gets off work, stops for food on way home because she's too tired from work. The kids end up eating the same garbage she does, because it's easier.

I don't want you to think I am making excuses for people, because I believe that if someone really wants to do something, they will find a way. I'm just saying that given a choice, a lot of people take the easy way out. So the kids end up learning the bad eating habits. And I totally believe that there is so much sugar in fast food, that it might as well have crack in it, because you almost get hooked on it the same way.

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I was on a trip to USA recently, and it was interesting to see that all the drinks were much larger in the US compared to Europe. A "Small" drink (coke, coffee...) was as big as a "medium" or "large" in Europe.


Yep. This just happened in the last couple of years. I don't drink much soda, so when I order, I specify that I want the smallest size drink they have on the menu. Usually they have a child-size drink, which is what I get. And that's perfect. If I order a small, it sometimes is 32 oz.

Maybe someone can explain the economics of this to me...at McDs you can get a large drink for $1.00 but a medium costs $1.29. The only thing I can think of is that the large is served in a styrofoam cup and the medium is served in the regular paper cup. Could it be that styrofoam is $.29 less than the paper variety? That doesn't seem right. I would think we were only talking pennies difference.

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I hate the provocative title on the article/vide (and this thread). There were just about 10 seconds of "Photoshop" in the video.


I agree, I thought there would be much more Photoshopping going on. I think there was, I just don't think they showed it.

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« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2012, 08:13 »
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So why remove foods from overweight people? Why ban foods from menus or schools? Are people such morons that they can't decide what to eat, on their own? Kind of invasive and presumptuous, to try to regulate others food choices or lives. I think people need to spend more time on their own matters and issues and less telling others what to do and how to live.

There are some overweight people who are morons, but mostly I think that people are busy working and doing things, they just don't take time to cook anymore. Take a single mom who has to work, for example. She gets up and gets the kids to school. Goes to work. Has to do the job of 3 people now because the cheap-a$$ company laid off 1/3 of the workforce. Barely has time for lunch, and can't afford much else because the same cheapa$$ company also lowered her pay to close to minimum wage, so goes across the street to McDs. Gets off work, stops for food on way home because she's too tired from work. The kids end up eating the same garbage she does, because it's easier.

I don't want you to think I am making excuses for people, because I believe that if someone really wants to do something, they will find a way. I'm just saying that given a choice, a lot of people take the easy way out. So the kids end up learning the bad eating habits. And I totally believe that there is so much sugar in fast food, that it might as well have crack in it, because you almost get hooked on it the same way.
HAhahah!  ROFLOL :)

Absolutely true especially about the "Cheapa$$ Boss".

They want you to work 12 hours a day for little or nothing to make them rich while they go out and play golf or do something else all the while joking and laughing with the other "Cheapa$$ Boss's" while you bust your a$$ for them.

Cooking is out of the picture for working families anymore.

Corporate America you gotta love it.

ShadySue

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« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2012, 08:31 »
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My mottoes:
"If God wanted us to cook, he wouldn't have invented Marks and Spencer"
"If it doesn't 'ping', don't eat it"

But hey, I'm Scottish: I check the ingredients in fruit pastilles to make sure they have some hint of real fruit juice in them so I get another of my five a day.  :)

RacePhoto

« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2012, 13:37 »
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I don't want you to think I am making excuses for people, because I believe that if someone really wants to do something, they will find a way. I'm just saying that given a choice, a lot of people take the easy way out. So the kids end up learning the bad eating habits.

I agree, I thought there would be much more Photoshopping going on. I think there was, I just don't think they showed it.

Double +1 (or is that +2?)

People are lazy, people don't care, people don't understand that they could cook healthful food at home, for less!

You just reminded me of Culvers, which has some dandy salads by the way. My favorite was the avocado chicken salad with walnuts. Haven't had a burger there in years, but I have had chocolate custard on a hot night. Meanwhile...  ;) They ask about soda and say what size. Very funny, because they have free refills. So lets see, do I want a small or large, when all I have to do is get off my lazy butt and got refill it? LOL And yes, I drink Diet Coke, often order food and don't buy any beverage, I have water and soda in the cooler. I think Burger King has free refills and I know that BW3 does. Heck the soda from a gun costs them about 19c for a 12oz drink. (may have gone up) It's one of the biggest profit items for theaters and places that serve food.

Talk about Scottish, I'm not but somewhere there's a stubborn Belgium line in our family, that's just as frugal. (aka cheap for the rest of the world) I find free ice for my cooler that lasts two days, so I don't have to buy that. Keep in mind I work outside at the races at least 60 days a year. Cooler full of ice and a water jug are essentials for life and lunch.

Yeah, somehow the whole start to this isn't about photoshop, it's about picking perfect examples from real products, dressing it and making it look good. What would someone expect? Take a stale one off the line, smash it down, show wilted lettuce, take a bad snapshot and then use that in advertising. Of course McDonald's and ever other business that sells things to the public, are going to make their product look as good as possible.

Nothing revealing here, except these people do a great job. Interesting video. I still love the syringes for the condiments. Why didn't I think of that? Perfect every time. And yes I eat the food I shoot, so no monkey business with Elmers, clear lacquer or glycerine.

ShadySue

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« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2012, 16:28 »
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Talk about Scottish, I'm not but somewhere there's a stubborn Belgium line in our family, that's just as frugal. (aka cheap for the rest of the world) I find free ice for my cooler that lasts two days, so I don't have to buy that. Keep in mind I work outside at the races at least 60 days a year. Cooler full of ice and a water jug are essentials for life and lunch.
Don't think you can blame your Belgian forebears: I doubt very much that they need ice or coolers any more than we do.  ;)

RacePhoto

« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2012, 02:25 »
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Talk about Scottish, I'm not but somewhere there's a stubborn Belgium line in our family, that's just as frugal. (aka cheap for the rest of the world) I find free ice for my cooler that lasts two days, so I don't have to buy that. Keep in mind I work outside at the races at least 60 days a year. Cooler full of ice and a water jug are essentials for life and lunch.
Don't think you can blame your Belgian forebears: I doubt very much that they need ice or coolers any more than we do.  ;)

No el;electricity at the old place up North, a real IceBox with the metal lining. But yes I understand. LOL

Watching China Syndrome. Oh My God, talk about bad fashion in the 70s! Hanoi Jane is the top of the worst list, but the double-knit suits are horrid.


 

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