Sweet Sugary Jeebuz but I'm Stabby!

I am so freaking angry I am shaking.

I could have waited until I calmed down a little, but why wait? It’s important and needs to be said. The only thing waiting and calming down may do is reduce the potential number of profanities in what is to follow, but I will try my best.

As you read, please remember I have a

5 Replies to “Sweet Sugary Jeebuz but I'm Stabby!”

  1. Totally with you on the food nazi thing, too! ARGH!

    Dangerous and just adds far more misinformation into the mix.

    I get so annoyed by it all, mostly because I’ve seen fad after fad, this thing causes this and that causes that and the ONLY stable information is eat more vegies and wholegrains, limit fat and sugar intake and eat enough protein – in FOOD FORM, not frigging pills and shit.

    I’m trying to work out how to do it. I’ve kind of started with the School Lunches. I’m soooo frustrated.

    I think I also need me some real, proper cranky pants I can physically wear! LOL

  2. I hear you! I frequently point out to my children (who roll their eyes and probably don’t even listen any more) that when products like a bag of marshmallows (for example) have a big red balloom on the packing stating 99.9% fat free it is simply because there is no room for fat because there is so much suger.

    I heard a news report this morning, perhaps a tangent of the one you heard this evening, mentioning that they were targeting the fast food places that offer free refills of soft drinks, as that is encouraging increased consumption. The report that made me lose it was someone speaking on behalf of service station owners who commented that even though the negative health impacts of energy drinks were well documented, it would be terrible for there to be age restrictions on selling them because that would mean their businesses would lose money.

    That being said, I am also fed up to the back teeth by the food nazis. I came across a recipe today that was for no dairy, no gluten, no sugar frozen mango cheesecake which included a list of ingredients that would necessitate a trip to a health food shop and a food budget much bigger than mine to produce. When did food become the enemy? When did start putting to much energy into turning specific ingredients into a trigger for mass hysteria?

    I think you got it in a nutshell when you said it isn’t about nutrition informaiton, it’s about nutrition education and we absolutely need to take the marketers completely out of the picture. Sadly, most people are getting their nutritional information from scare campaigns and ads.

    I will jump on your bandwagon with you if you can think of a way to bring balance and reason back to this debate.

    Susan

    PS I love it when you put your ranty pants on. xxx

  3. Not to take any fire out if your justified rant but do 7-11 maybe sell smoothies with milk?
    I really don’t know and it’s not the point but people go all crazy on fatfree milk in everything. To be quite honest, I do only drink 2% milk because I like the taste back but I cook often with cream or butter – shocker I know – but have always found those same “97,5%” fat free on totally sugary items quite odd, too.
    I think nutrition is fascinating, I don’t know much about it but I think in the end, it comes down to variety, freshness and you know just portion size and understanding sugary treats as well, treats? Agree on the accessibility problem. Water should never be more expensive to buy than soft or juice type drinks on the go.yet it always is.
    Good rant. Stay passionate 😉

  4. I am so sick of hearing “carbs” being demonized as if they are all bad. Sure, added sugars, white flour, I’m right there in agreeing that those heavily refined carbs are unhealthy and should be eaten in moderation or not at all. But carbs in and of themselves are not bad. Any diet that claims bacon and cheese are good and brown rice is bad is seriously flawed. There is a HUGE difference between a donut and an apple. Not eating an apple because it has “carbs” is just silly. If carbs made you fat than why are people in Asian countries (who eat high-carb diets) so slim? Isn’t it more obvious that Americans are so heavy because we eat too many saturated fats and refined foods?

  5. Love it, Rick! Totally agree – really angers me when ‘carbs’ are spoken of like that! Really makes me cross!

    Thank you SO MUCH for such a sensible comment – you don’t get to many of those, so it was a pleasure to read 🙂 I appreciate it.

    Nikki, no, they were talking the stock standard Slurpees, lots of talk about excess sugar, blah blah – no mention of diary based anything.

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