Thursday, March 17, 2011

then stop eating crap

I just read a comment on this article about healthy eating, and it made me laugh. This is what it said:

to comment about "what's in your cart?"....all of those choices that the dietician made are definitely a better and healthier choice, but let's be realistic here. the cost of those foods is nearly double the cost of the other foods and, when you have a big family like mine, you simply cannot afford to buy half a package of something to feed the whole family. it is sad that, in today's society, healthy eating is so darn expensive, we are forced into buying cheaper junk foods for our families. maybe obamacare should start by making healthier food more readily available to families at an affordable price...maybe we wouldn't be in such a bad health crisis if we had the right resources....
lindawcb 8:53 AM

Now, the lady has a point; healthy food costs more than crap. But I love the line about buying cheaper junk foods for the family, because they have to have junk food and it's just a matter of what junk food, right? Because it's a choice of high fat vs low fat empty calories. What about not buying junk food? What about making a sandwich instead of eating chips for a snack? And while we're at it, a bag of popped popcorn may cost as much as a bag of chips, but a bag of generic popcorn kernels is much cheaper, and goes much farther.

3 comments:

Heather said...

That isn't how I interpreted her statement when I first read it. I think she was saying that anything that isn't healthy is junk food. I don't believe she's calling junk food, snack food.

chronicbliss said...

You may be right. II am reading it as cheaper junk-food rather than as cheaper and junky food. I don't know which of us read it right, but I admit it might not have been me. If so, I shall now back slowly out of the room in an awkward silence.

Heather said...

It is highly probable that I am the one who read it wrong. I guess this is a great study about interpretation.