"What is 'that' you are eating? Can you stop?"

Olson_jr

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Call me old-fashioned, but we still go to the store with a list of items to prepare meals.

I used to wander the supermarket aisles and wonder who would eat all the pre-cooked, processed, brightly packaged, plastic-looking crap sold as food. Now I have to wonder if folks are addicted to these Bliss Point foods.

Interesting article on how Big Tobacco invested in the food industry and created “hyper-palatable” foods, which contain potent combinations of fat, sodium, sugar, and other additives that can drive people to crave and overeat them. Then marketed them to kids and even called some of them healthy choices.

Many of today’s unhealthy foods were brought to you by Big Tobacco​

A new study suggests that tobacco companies, who were skilled at marketing cigarettes, used similar strategies to hook people on processed foods.​






 
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Interesting for sure.
I have been much the same way for at least 30 years , tying to avoid the junk and prepackaged foods. That along with avoiding any long term prescription meds are in my opinion why I am healthier than most in my age group.
 
Interesting for sure.
I have been much the same way for at least 30 years , tying to avoid the junk and prepackaged foods. That along with avoiding any long term prescription meds are in my opinion why I am healthier than most in my age group.

Speaking of avoiding pre-packaged foods, one of my neighbors recently asked what we did with all our garbage as my wife and I produce about one 13-gallon bag per week. His family of 4 usually has 3-4 32-gallon cans per week.

A raccoon knocked one of his cans over last week and I was stunned at all the pre-cooked food boxes. The Mom does not work and Dad has been working from home so one would think they might cook.

Are packaged foods cheaper for a family?
 
Speaking of avoiding pre-packaged foods, one of my neighbors recently asked what we did with all our garbage as my wife and I produce about one 13-gallon bag per week. His family of 4 usually has 3-4 32-gallon cans per week.

A raccoon knocked one of his cans over last week and I was stunned at all the pre-cooked food boxes. The Mom does not work and Dad has been working from home so one would think they might cook.

Are packaged foods cheaper for a family?
My wife says yes to that ... to an extent. She sees a lot of the poorer shoppers buy those products.
But, some people just go for easy because they don't like to cook or have no clue.
 
I used to wander the supermarket aisles and wonder who would eat all the pre-cooked, processed, brightly packaged, plastic-looking crap sold as food.
I know it! It boggles my mind to walk through Meijer and see what other shoppers are putting in their carts, and so much of it is the prepackaged, often prepared, foods, in boxes. And boxes of sugary cereal. And junk food. Salty snacks and cookies. And we wonder why we're one of the unhealthiest states in the nation?

Like they say, shop the outside aisles of a grocery store, where all the fresh foods are at.

Speaking of avoiding pre-packaged foods, one of my neighbors recently asked what we did with all our garbage as my wife and I produce about one 13-gallon bag per week. His family of 4 usually has 3-4 32-gallon cans per week.
There are two of us here also. Food trash goes out in smaller plastic grocery bags to our trash bin, so it doesn't smell or attract flies. The kitchen trash bag goes out every two weeks--there's nothing in there that will smell or get moldy. Our large recycling bin is typically at least half full each week, but sometimes closer to 3/4 full. I don't get how families could eat all those prepackaged foods.

Or carry-out. Our neighbors have one kid, and I think they get carry-out food at least three or four nights a week. He's always coming home with food from somewhere. That's not healthy either. Mrs. Neighbor is no cook either--I think her limit is Kraft macaroni and cheese, or Manwich in the crock pot.
 
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