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  •  This middle class food snob applauds you (16+ / 0-)

    I get soooo sick of people lecturing other people about what they should or should not eat.

    Yeah, I eat lots of fruit and lean meat and foods rich in Omega. Snack on cashews and/or European cheeses and don't consume simple carps.  

    I've got it good.

    And I know I've got it good because it wasn't too long ago that I had $20 a month for groceries if I was lucky.

    I don't think that most people who eat like I do realize that in today's economy, in the US as it is now, that's a fucking luxury. It shouldn't be, mind you, but it is.

    As a side rant, I used to eat a LOT of carbs because I was very, very active. On a LAZY day I rode four miles on a bike. I used to get lectures here about high-carb diets. I'd like to see them do what I did daily on a low carb diet (and I still consumed fewer cars than the average American.)

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 07:27:07 PM PDT

    •  Carbs... (17+ / 0-)

      I'm on digestive enzymes. If I eat anything at all without them, I end up so weak that I can't get up off the floor. Do not misunderstand me - I don't mean "gee, I'm tired, i don't want to get up" I mean so fucking weak that a cattle prod would make me cry, but it wouldn't get me up.

      I've gone healthier with my diet, lately. Always liked healthy foods anyway, but wanted to go with a few of my favorites - grapefruit, salad, etc.... all stuff I truly love, and I wanted to lose weight. Win-win, right?

      Uh... no.

      After a day or so of few carbs, I started getting really weak. And weaker. Kept eating the salads and healthy foods, and it got worse.

      Then, in desperation, I had some mac and cheese. Quick, easy (and when you're tired, that's huge)....

      Next day I felt human again.

      So yeah, I still have a lot of healthy foods in my diet, but I have to have a decent number of carbs or I'm in trouble.

      That's just how my body works (or doesn't, in this case).

      Point is, everyone is different. What works for me might not work for someone else. But it's MY CHOICE to make, and nobody else's.

      f people believe that it's okay to tell others how to live, then why do those with higher incomes seem to have the right to do whatever they please?

      Aside from that, the idea that being low-income means you're stupid or undeserving seems like a rather right-wing idea to me. I

      It's sad when you see people on our side adopting that kind of thoughtless cruelty.

      "We have only the moral ground we actually inhabit, not the moral ground we claim." - It Really Is That Important

      by Diogenes2008 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 07:46:17 PM PDT

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    •  this one too, standing O, Mortifyd (6+ / 0-)

      i see it as a human rights issue.  

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