Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Random Thoughts from a Busy Woman

Source: tonyhallgreenbizcheckblog

Has anyone seen the ad on TV by the producers of high-fructose corn syrup? Just what the gullible public needs.

Oh yeah, then there's the ad that presents dinners you pop into the microwave as a healthy choice for families on the go and a way to promote time together around the dinner table. What about all the preservatives and salt these "healthy" meals no doubt contain?

Another article that a must-read from my favourite American newspaper, the NY Times: Yes, dear, you really should eat more slowly.

I'm somewhat taken aback by how many bloggers constantly mention brand name foods. Does this mean people can't eat meals that they put together themselves because they can't calculate the calories contained in home-made anything? Just asking. And can't people just eat at a restaurant without downloading the calorie count of every menu item? Can't you just leave some food on your plate? (See: fear of food!).

I desperately want to answer two posts, one by Jack Sh*t on fear of food, and the other by Diane on fat acceptance, but right now, I need to take a relax break and then get to work on preparing a couple of conferences that are coming up way too fast.

I shall return...


  1. Microwaved food can NEVER be healthier than 'real' food.

    What I can't understand is how people can afford these ready meals? They are so much more expensive than making the meal yourself - even if you use canned /frozen vegetables or things like instant mashed potato.

    I dont buy branded foods because supermarket own label foods are cheaper and just as good (at least they are over here in the UK)

    Hope you get the conferences sorted out

  2. It's good to learn as we go, and make better choice along the way.
    And taking a page from your book, don't forget to relax!

  3. I am unable to count calories because I use ingredients, not pre-made food. Obviously, making something out of ingredients is more effort than something made by someone else. From first glance, it may look more expensive. My bowl of pasta with veggies may cost $10, but it's likely 4 meals, with leftover pasta sauce for another 4 to go in freezer, leftover veggies that can be used for other purposes, etc. Buying a bowl of pasta (if you can find it) may cost $6, but will be lesser quality, and if you're not looking ahead to leftovers, it sure looks cheaper/easier.

    I don't eat at any restaurants that have calorie counts. I don't consider it a problem at all, in fact, I like it that way.