Well hush, I do have a problem with many of those other drugs being regulated. Foregoing any ideas of Utopia?
It just doesn't work. (But I do believe we tried that thread before, and even talking about that is a major headache.)
And sigh. And I don't WANT them to take away my right to stop for a quick burger.
(Um, I've been cooking since I was five--I'm tired of it.) But in public schools, a different story entirely. They should offer healthy menus for breakfast, lunch, and afterschool care snacks. But the responsibility does start at home. As so many of you know, we have had our share of health problems in my family. My kids are into martial arts. So....grin, I think you should picture this:
My son, standing next to my husband in the kitchen, watching him SHOVEL ice cream into a bowl and stuffing chocolate chip cookies into it, and then pouring chocolate syrup all over it, shaking his head and saying: "You are killing yourself."
We are a little more aware now, even in the burbs of New Orleans. And I'm finding my discipline being tested with out new spanish population as well.
I don't believe I ever tasted real Mexican food before. (Taco Bell is not the same, folks.)
What got me yesterday was the arrival of my VEGEMITE!
Now here's a feast--Louisiana strawberries, vegemite and wheat crackers, oranges and Beck's beer.
My feet are swollen today. (VEGEMITE is wonderful but that pesky sodium---tsk..I really need to develop some self control. But it does entice me to eat breakfast, 'cause um, the stuff is great on Wheat Bagels too. )
But some food companies are finding that offering the healthy alternatives are also helping with their profit margin.
Subway, Mickey D's too!
And I'm nodding, being in health care you would be a little more passionate about this than the average person who is merely concerned with appearances and not the health issues. But if you google obesity and bias or prejudice, you will find blogs and support groups listed there, and many complain of mistreatment by the medical profession! Smile--it wasn't funny to her, but I found one story where a woman, nearing 300 lbs. went to a General Practitioner for an ear infection. She didn't come out with an Rx for antibiotics but a diet. Mind, I am not saying that YOU do this, but it is done. Alot.
And I have been all sizes too, so I also know how a stranger will be rude to you if they find you unattractive. Experiments done with realistic "fat suits" prove the point.
Imagine what happens to psychology of someone who goes through life, hearing snickers, comments, at best the quick look and eye aversion. And people who struggle to lose weight will also tell you they find their naughty self medicating foods more reliable than people to feel good. And that is just SAD.
and Reg, yep, I believe I addressed your point of culture with my recipe for roux.
I mean, I recently saw a famous southern chain offering a new delicacy--deep fried macaroni and cheese!
For that one? I'll bang my head.
Now excuse me while I go put the FIVE POUND tub of vegemite out of sight, and go back to my berries and water and tea regime.
Today "why Karen swells" is no mystery!
Ta for now.