more work = more stress. and more stress can lead to poor eating choices. also, if you work too much you have less time, and less time can lead to making bad food choices like eating out at fast food, etc.
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Michelle, I think it's our culture... somehow, I think back in the 50's when the idea of "suburbia" came about, it was like everyone could have their own little plot of land, everyone could own a car (because we had an never ending supply of oil) and you are right -- we have been conditioned to believe that somehow we are entitled to this excess. We deserve it! We work hard. We should consume consume consume. After all we can afford it!
And that's another thing, we do work too hard. Of many countries in the world americans are notorious for being workaholics. I think there's some kind of relationship between that and poor eating, health habits.
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AMEN MICHELLE, I do like how they have added fruits and milk to the kids meal but I hate how my son sees the mcdonalds arches and screams FOO,FOO. Ugh... My fault for ever taking him there, Arby's is the best 4 kids in my opinon, 1/2 sandwhich,fruit and juice or milk is now some of their kids meals options too bad that that healthier kids meal now costs like 6$. And yes you could just get away with spending 1$ and geting a fried greasy lump of hooves and as*.
Will power is key when walking past those types of restaurants. I don't live in America but we have all of that up here in Canada as well. I know especially after coming home from the bar we'll drive past A&W and I'll just be dying inside for a teen burger and onion rings but I know that It'll be worth it to just drive by, when I get to my goal. (It also doesn't help that I've just consumed 1000 calories in alcohol, hahahaha).
you speak very truthfully. i hate the coke ads. skinny gorgeous buff young people just swigging away on full strength coke all day and having a grand old time. its just saying hey kids look how super cool you will be if you drink nothing but coke. yum yum, drink up my little puppets. and packets of lollies with "98% fat free" so people go yay i can eat what i want, don't mind the calories. there is to much focus on fat and not enough on calories. the packet should say one serving equals an hour long workout to burn or your thighs are gunna get that little bit bigger. he he he
I have a rant boiling, I feel it. Underneath my chubby exterior is a cranky fed up food and connivence addict. I do not know if this is just my town or what. I live in a big city north of Dallas with a small town mentality. I think I am the only one to notice the weekend pop-up restaurants . I mean it is bad. The only new businesses we get are restaurants. At least we are making for a healthy job markets for servers, but damn.
If they are gonna keep us fat then they need to freaking match each restaurant with a plus clothing store, so at least we can wrap something around our growing asses.. . Lets eat out 3 times a week and shop at Forever 21, this is a paradox to me.
Why not bring culture? Maybe something to do on the weekends other than drink, or go eat and then sit on your expanding ass at a movie. Don't get me wrong I blame no one for being over weight other than myself. I eat it I deserve what comes. I am aware of what I am doing when I am doing it. However, its having the option to do so every half a block that pisses me off. Even healthy choices are not so healthy. Only 600 calories for this slathered chicken breast....Yum Yum eat up and remember here is your side of fat for dipping. Enjoy the deep friend macaroni, its on a special 3 course combo with death by chocolate.
I just do not get how a society can plaster skinny unattainable figures everywhere and give you a burger for a 1.00 at the same time. We are setting up our culture to feel bad about themselves. We are a generation of excess, and contradiction. Here, I know, we will have this teen starve herself, pose for our pictures then on top of that airbrush her so that you have no choice but to feel bad about yourself. Meanwhile we will shovel proportions that can feed your whole family your way. A plate? What is that? You dinner will come on a platter lady. As a matter of fact we are now in the process of adding kickstands to the platters and seats. We want no food falling over, and we feel the need to prop you up so you can continue to eat. Heh next we will be riding wheelchairs to be seated because walking is over rated and bad on our ankles.
I dunno I guess this anger partly seems for my son who is being sucked into the McDonalds kids meal craze. Ok here is what we will do for the kids, they are not yet addicted to fast food so what we will do along with the toy marketers is package their fav characters and toys with their food. I have control of what he eats and at home we do good, but I feel like I am denying him what all kids get if I down breakdown now and again.
I just want my family to be healthy, which is attainable but a struggle as well.
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