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Well, Dad went gluten-free, but...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

...but there is GF bread, and GF chocolate-chip cookie mix (which is actually pretty tasty looking), and I'm 90% sure the same chemical-laden stuff is still here, although I haven't checked the fridge yet.

Didn't it say right in the book that immediately stocking up on GF substitutes totally defeats the purpose?


"Well YOU do that ALL NATURAL stuff, right?"

Yes. I'm on a fad diet that involves eschewing chemicals that look like food for actual food.

It'll never last.

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    It's just that they all come from a generation which didn't bother to read ingredients labels, because if the FDA put it in food, it MUST be safe to eat. Your parents are a little older than mine, so convenience foods for them were the awesomest invention ever for a busy mother of five, like yours, and it was all marketed as a way to get a wholesome meal on the table in less time. Sure, when all the dieting fads came around, label-reading became standardized and everyone checked fat grams or carbs, but the ingredients were secondary to fat grams and so were never looked at. My mom bought sausage not too long ago that had MSG in it. She didn't read the ingredients. She said she'd have never bought the TV dinners and frozen meals that filled our freezer when I was a kid if she'd known what was in them.My parents use that fat-free creamer made of "corn syrup solids" and "hydrogenated soybean oil." They've never read the ingredients or I bet they'd never use it.

    We're just more inclined to read ingredients because ours is a generation of public outcry.
    2313 days ago
    It's a slow process. I'm slowly getting to my parents I think by cooking dinner for them and showing them how much better it tastes to cook with real food that they almost forget it's healthy.
    2313 days ago
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