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(NPR)   Good news: Americans are eating more and more vegetables. Bad news: they're drowning in salt and fat   (npr.org) divider line 241
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2014-05-21 09:20:15 PM  
Grape tomatoes are really sweet and tasty, and preparation is just rinsing them off.
 
2014-05-21 09:29:50 PM  
I've increased the amount of veggies in my diet. Lots of greens and reds and oranges. Although I'd really rather only eat a ton of broccoli. But I read you gotta have a lot of color for a healthy diet.

I've REALLY cut back on the red meat. I allow myself a nice NY strip once or, tops, twice a month. I WON'T give that up. So I bake or grill me some lean chicken for protein. Season it differently for variety. I'm sure I'll get to fish eventually.

Cut out the potato chips. Sometimes I'll have pretzels. Love me some peanuts. Not the Planters peanuts drenched in salt. The shelled peanuts.

Apples, oranges, grapes. Especially apples of the Honeycrisp and Granny Smith variety.

To make a CSB short: I ain't eating like a teenager all the time now.
 
2014-05-21 09:59:22 PM  
what is drowing in the salt and fat - americans or the vegetables?

/both
 
2014-05-21 10:41:03 PM  
There's nothing wrong with salt and fat.

Fat makes you fat in the same way chocolate makes you brown.
 
2014-05-21 10:45:10 PM  

HawgWild: I've increased the amount of veggies in my diet. Lots of greens and reds and oranges. Although I'd really rather only eat a ton of broccoli. But I read you gotta have a lot of color for a healthy diet.

I've REALLY cut back on the red meat. I allow myself a nice NY strip once or, tops, twice a month. I WON'T give that up. So I bake or grill me some lean chicken for protein. Season it differently for variety. I'm sure I'll get to fish eventually.

Cut out the potato chips. Sometimes I'll have pretzels. Love me some peanuts. Not the Planters peanuts drenched in salt. The shelled peanuts.

Apples, oranges, grapes. Especially apples of the Honeycrisp and Granny Smith variety.

To make a CSB short: I ain't eating like a teenager all the time now.


If you can find them try Kiku apples, they're quite tasty.  Very sweet.
 
2014-05-21 10:51:50 PM  
America approaches it's eating habits in the same manner as a petulant child.
 
2014-05-21 11:34:05 PM  
The good part of vegetables still exists if salt and fat are also present.

So have some green beans, put some salt and pepper on them and a bit of butter. All of the goodness of the green beans is still in there. Enjoy.
 
2014-05-21 11:48:13 PM  

RodneyToady: Grape tomatoes are really sweet and tasty, and preparation is just rinsing them off.


I love those.

Ooh! Can we have a thread about the joys of decently cooked produce?
Brussel sprouts.
 
2014-05-21 11:53:59 PM  

HawgWild: I've increased the amount of veggies in my diet. Lots of greens and reds and oranges. Although I'd really rather only eat a ton of broccoli. But I read you gotta have a lot of color for a healthy diet.

I've REALLY cut back on the red meat. I allow myself a nice NY strip once or, tops, twice a month. I WON'T give that up. So I bake or grill me some lean chicken for protein. Season it differently for variety. I'm sure I'll get to fish eventually.

Cut out the potato chips. Sometimes I'll have pretzels. Love me some peanuts. Not the Planters peanuts drenched in salt. The shelled peanuts.

Apples, oranges, grapes. Especially apples of the Honeycrisp and Granny Smith variety.

To make a CSB short: I ain't eating like a teenager all the time now.


The next time you have a steak, try a side of Brazilian style kale.  It's ridiculously simple, and delicious.  Traditionally it's made with flat leaf kale, but since that's hard to find in the US, Collard Greens work just as well, and have a very similar flavor profile.
 
2014-05-22 12:01:41 AM  
In fairness, as a chef, I often find that the eating habits of my clientele shock me, and even disgust me. Perfectly blanched broccoli, and the first thing out of someone's mouth is: "Where's the cheese sauce?" It's not all bad, and folks are getting more and more aware, but damn blue cheese and ranch dressing to the Hell of Being Flayed Alive, because no matter how much I despise the stuff, I can't go a day without someone asking for MOAR of the damnable stuff. You give a 4oz ramekin, someone wants ANOTHER on top of that. That's a full cup of blue cheese for a salad. We've taken to using 3oz ramekins, and filling them to the 2oz point, just to slow folks the Hells down from basically asking for a carafe of the stuff and pouring right down their gottverdammt esophagus. Not for cost purposes, but just to keep our patrons from essentially blowing out their damn gallbladders trying to release enough bile to process the stuff.

Fat is where the flavor is. We naturally seek it out, because plains running apes that ran their supper down to exhaustion, they needed the calories. It's still in our instincts to run that fatty stuff down, because we might need it for later. But we also developed these brains--and that diet did came in handy to help keep this huge noggin going, energy hog that it is--that can intervene over some of our instincts. Which is handy, because the first time my daughter gave her "OMIGODSOMEONE'SHURTINGME!" cry, I was able to NOT deck the doctor who was doing her eye exam, though, I will admit it was a very near thing, and my arm cocked back before I realized I was ready to hammer the optometrist. Instincts ARE hard to run against, but we have the capability, and sometimes it's darned handy if we do.

Fat IS necessary. We DO need some for proper brain function. We DO need salt. We crave it for a reason. But balance in all things is essential. And too much of a good thing, ain't so good. Have some butter or dressing, and don't feel bad about it. Same with the salt, since we DO need it. But maybe think before scooping out that double ladle of blue cheese to drown your veggies, for the amount of calories you're just about to hork down. Yup, you're going to get the vitamins and minerals from the veggies. And load yourself with more sugar, fat, and salt than you'll need for the rest of the day combined, and you're not even to your entree yet...
 
2014-05-22 12:16:07 AM  

jchic: If you can find them try Kiku apples, they're quite tasty. Very sweet.


My grocery store does not offer that type. But I'll keep looking.

TuteTibiImperes: The next time you have a steak, try a side of Brazilian style kale.


Love me some kale. Farking nom nom nom ...
 
2014-05-22 12:17:19 AM  
Vegetables naturally counteract fat and calories. If you eat a piece of bacon, and follow it up with a celery stalk, there's a net total of zero fat/calories in the exchange. The same is true for drinking diet soda. The chemicals that make it "diet" naturally negate fat's effect, so that if you (for example) eat an Oreo and then drink a normal-sized sip of Diet Coke, you've gained nothing and can continue consuming Oreos for as long as you have Diet Coke remaining.
 
2014-05-22 12:23:36 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Vegetables naturally counteract fat and calories. If you eat a piece of bacon, and follow it up with a celery stalk, there's a net total of zero fat/calories in the exchange. The same is true for drinking diet soda. The chemicals that make it "diet" naturally negate fat's effect, so that if you (for example) eat an Oreo and then drink a normal-sized sip of Diet Coke, you've gained nothing and can continue consuming Oreos for as long as you have Diet Coke remaining.


You work for Kraft, don't you? Nabisco? The USDA?
 
2014-05-22 12:24:19 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Vegetables naturally counteract fat and calories. If you eat a piece of bacon, and follow it up with a celery stalk, there's a net total of zero fat/calories in the exchange. The same is true for drinking diet soda. The chemicals that make it "diet" naturally negate fat's effect, so that if you (for example) eat an Oreo and then drink a normal-sized sip of Diet Coke, you've gained nothing and can continue consuming Oreos for as long as you have Diet Coke remaining.


I toss lightly steamed brussels sprouts with fried pepper bacon chunks. 0 calories and 11nty deliciousness.

hubiestubert: In fairness, as a chef, I often find that the eating habits of my clientele shock me, and even disgust me. Perfectly blanched broccoli, and the first thing out of someone's mouth is: "Where's the cheese sauce?" It's not all bad, and folks are getting more and more aware, but damn blue cheese and ranch dressing to the Hell of Being Flayed Alive, because no matter how much I despise the stuff, I can't go a day without someone asking for MOAR of the damnable stuff. You give a 4oz ramekin, someone wants ANOTHER on top of that. That's a full cup of blue cheese for a salad. We've taken to using 3oz ramekins, and filling them to the 2oz point, just to slow folks the Hells down from basically asking for a carafe of the stuff and pouring right down their gottverdammt esophagus. Not for cost purposes, but just to keep our patrons from essentially blowing out their damn gallbladders trying to release enough bile to process the stuff.

Fat is where the flavor is. We naturally seek it out, because plains running apes that ran their supper down to exhaustion, they needed the calories. It's still in our instincts to run that fatty stuff down, because we might need it for later. But we also developed these brains--and that diet did came in handy to help keep this huge noggin going, energy hog that it is--that can intervene over some of our instincts. Which is handy, because the first time my daughter gave her "OMIGODSOMEONE'SHURTINGME!" cry, I was able to NOT deck the doctor who was doing her eye exam, though, I will admit it was a very near thing, and my arm cocked back before I realized I was ready to hammer the optometrist. Instincts ARE hard to run against, but we have the capability, and sometimes it's darned handy if we do.

Fat IS necessary. We DO need some for proper brain function. We DO need salt. We crave it for a reason. But balance in all things is essential. And too much of a good thing, ain't so good. Have some butter or dressing, and don't feel bad about it. Same wi ...


Ranch dressing people generally are a pain in the ass with stagnated taste buds.
 
2014-05-22 12:27:51 AM  

JoieD'Zen: Pocket Ninja: Vegetables naturally counteract fat and calories. If you eat a piece of bacon, and follow it up with a celery stalk, there's a net total of zero fat/calories in the exchange. The same is true for drinking diet soda. The chemicals that make it "diet" naturally negate fat's effect, so that if you (for example) eat an Oreo and then drink a normal-sized sip of Diet Coke, you've gained nothing and can continue consuming Oreos for as long as you have Diet Coke remaining.

I toss lightly steamed brussels sprouts with fried pepper bacon chunks. 0 calories and 11nty deliciousness.

hubiestubert: In fairness, as a chef, I often find that the eating habits of my clientele shock me, and even disgust me. Perfectly blanched broccoli, and the first thing out of someone's mouth is: "Where's the cheese sauce?" It's not all bad, and folks are getting more and more aware, but damn blue cheese and ranch dressing to the Hell of Being Flayed Alive, because no matter how much I despise the stuff, I can't go a day without someone asking for MOAR of the damnable stuff. You give a 4oz ramekin, someone wants ANOTHER on top of that. That's a full cup of blue cheese for a salad. We've taken to using 3oz ramekins, and filling them to the 2oz point, just to slow folks the Hells down from basically asking for a carafe of the stuff and pouring right down their gottverdammt esophagus. Not for cost purposes, but just to keep our patrons from essentially blowing out their damn gallbladders trying to release enough bile to process the stuff.

Fat is where the flavor is. We naturally seek it out, because plains running apes that ran their supper down to exhaustion, they needed the calories. It's still in our instincts to run that fatty stuff down, because we might need it for later. But we also developed these brains--and that diet did came in handy to help keep this huge noggin going, energy hog that it is--that can intervene over some of our instincts. Which is handy, because the first time my daughter gave her "OMIGODSOMEONE'SHURTINGME!" cry, I was able to NOT deck the doctor who was doing her eye exam, though, I will admit it was a very near thing, and my arm cocked back before I realized I was ready to hammer the optometrist. Instincts ARE hard to run against, but we have the capability, and sometimes it's darned handy if we do.

Fat IS necessary. We DO need some for proper brain function. We DO need salt. We crave it for a reason. But balance in all things is essential. And too much of a good thing, ain't so good. Have some butter or dressing, and don't feel bad about it. Same wi ...

Ranch dressing people generally are a pain in the ass with stagnated taste buds.


That's why I just ask for enough thousand island to drown the salad.
 
2014-05-22 12:29:55 AM  

HawgWild: I've REALLY cut back on the red meat. I allow myself a nice NY strip once or, tops, twice a month. I WON'T give that up.


Two years ago I changed my diet.

Now I have 4 to 5 steaks a week, Eggs every morning for breakfast. More fruits, nuts and vegetables than I've ever eating in my life. I eliminated grains (oats, rice, wheat), starch (mostly potato), beans and just about anything processed. I pour on the butter and salt.

Result?

Dropped almost 20 pounds (quickly), and my weight just hovers at 160 (5'10"). Cholesterol and triglycerides plummeted.

Eat as much salt and fat as you want. Eliminate the grains, starch and processed crap.

Every single person I know who has tried this "diet" has had the same result--weight loss and better blood chemistry.

Don't get me wrong, the first month the sugar and carb cravings are insane.  But once you get by them it's fairly easy.
 
2014-05-22 12:30:48 AM  

hubiestubert: In fairness, as a chef, I often find that the eating habits of my clientele shock me, and even disgust me. Perfectly blanched broccoli, and the first thing out of someone's mouth is: "Where's the cheese sauce?" It's not all bad, and folks are getting more and more aware, but damn blue cheese and ranch dressing to the Hell of Being Flayed Alive, because no matter how much I despise the stuff, I can't go a day without someone asking for MOAR of the damnable stuff. You give a 4oz ramekin, someone wants ANOTHER on top of that. That's a full cup of blue cheese for a salad. We've taken to using 3oz ramekins, and filling them to the 2oz point, just to slow folks the Hells down from basically asking for a carafe of the stuff and pouring right down their gottverdammt esophagus. Not for cost purposes, but just to keep our patrons from essentially blowing out their damn gallbladders trying to release enough bile to process the stuff.


I'm going back to my kitchen now but god knows WHY!
 
2014-05-22 12:32:04 AM  
Is fat bad again?
 
2014-05-22 12:33:40 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Vegetables naturally counteract fat and calories. If you eat a piece of bacon, and follow it up with a celery stalk, there's a net total of zero fat/calories in the exchange. The same is true for drinking diet soda. The chemicals that make it "diet" naturally negate fat's effect, so that if you (for example) eat an Oreo and then drink a normal-sized sip of Diet Coke, you've gained nothing and can continue consuming Oreos for as long as you have Diet Coke remaining.


Please, call it freedom soda.
 
2014-05-22 12:33:40 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Pocket Ninja: Vegetables naturally counteract fat and calories. If you eat a piece of bacon, and follow it up with a celery stalk, there's a net total of zero fat/calories in the exchange. The same is true for drinking diet soda. The chemicals that make it "diet" naturally negate fat's effect, so that if you (for example) eat an Oreo and then drink a normal-sized sip of Diet Coke, you've gained nothing and can continue consuming Oreos for as long as you have Diet Coke remaining.

You work for Kraft, don't you? Nabisco? The USDA?


Tobacco scientists had to find a new job somewhere.
 
2014-05-22 12:34:55 AM  

hubiestubert: In fairness, as a chef, I often find that the eating habits of my clientele shock me, and even disgust me. Perfectly blanched broccoli, and the first thing out of someone's mouth is: "Where's the cheese sauce?" It's not all bad, and folks are getting more and more aware, but damn blue cheese and ranch dressing to the Hell of Being Flayed Alive, because no matter how much I despise the stuff, I can't go a day without someone asking for MOAR of the damnable stuff. You give a 4oz ramekin, someone wants ANOTHER on top of that. That's a full cup of blue cheese for a salad. We've taken to using 3oz ramekins, and filling them to the 2oz point, just to slow folks the Hells down from basically asking for a carafe of the stuff and pouring right down their gottverdammt esophagus. Not for cost purposes, but just to keep our patrons from essentially blowing out their damn gallbladders trying to release enough bile to process the stuff.

Fat is where the flavor is. We naturally seek it out, because plains running apes that ran their supper down to exhaustion, they needed the calories. It's still in our instincts to run that fatty stuff down, because we might need it for later. But we also developed these brains--and that diet did came in handy to help keep this huge noggin going, energy hog that it is--that can intervene over some of our instincts. Which is handy, because the first time my daughter gave her "OMIGODSOMEONE'SHURTINGME!" cry, I was able to NOT deck the doctor who was doing her eye exam, though, I will admit it was a very near thing, and my arm cocked back before I realized I was ready to hammer the optometrist. Instincts ARE hard to run against, but we have the capability, and sometimes it's darned handy if we do.

Fat IS necessary. We DO need some for proper brain function. We DO need salt. We crave it for a reason. But balance in all things is essential. And too much of a good thing, ain't so good. Have some butter or dressing, and don't feel bad about it. Same wi ...


I appreciate your rant, but expecting average folks to have the mature palate of an experienced chef is unrealistic. Patience.
 
2014-05-22 12:35:03 AM  

Pocket Ninja:  The same is true for drinking diet soda. The chemicals that make it "diet" naturally negate fat's effect, so that if you (for example) eat an Oreo and then drink a normal-sized sip of Diet Coke, you've gained nothing and can continue consuming Oreos for as long as you have Diet Coke remaining.


Should've stopped at sentence one. Minimal is better bait.
 
2014-05-22 12:36:52 AM  
I should get bad to work on a balsamic vinegar thickener. Tons of flavor without calories, but it doesn't stick to anything.

I try to reach for the lettuce and vinegar if I feel hungry at off times.
 
2014-05-22 12:37:09 AM  
Oh yeah? Your mama!
 
2014-05-22 12:37:25 AM  

hubiestubert: In fairness, as a chef, I often find that the eating habits of my clientele shock me, and even disgust me. Perfectly blanched broccoli, and the first thing out of someone's mouth is: "Where's the cheese sauce?" It's not all bad, and folks are getting more and more aware, but damn blue cheese and ranch dressing to the Hell of Being Flayed Alive, because no matter how much I despise the stuff, I can't go a day without someone asking for MOAR of the damnable stuff. You give a 4oz ramekin, someone wants ANOTHER on top of that. That's a full cup of blue cheese for a salad. We've taken to using 3oz ramekins, and filling them to the 2oz point, just to slow folks the Hells down from basically asking for a carafe of the stuff and pouring right down their gottverdammt esophagus. Not for cost purposes, but just to keep our patrons from essentially blowing out their damn gallbladders trying to release enough bile to process the stuff.

Fat is where the flavor is. We naturally seek it out, because plains running apes that ran their supper down to exhaustion, they needed the calories. It's still in our instincts to run that fatty stuff down, because we might need it for later. But we also developed these brains--and that diet did came in handy to help keep this huge noggin going, energy hog that it is--that can intervene over some of our instincts. Which is handy, because the first time my daughter gave her "OMIGODSOMEONE'SHURTINGME!" cry, I was able to NOT deck the doctor who was doing her eye exam, though, I will admit it was a very near thing, and my arm cocked back before I realized I was ready to hammer the optometrist. Instincts ARE hard to run against, but we have the capability, and sometimes it's darned handy if we do.

Fat IS necessary. We DO need some for proper brain function. We DO need salt. We crave it for a reason. But balance in all things is essential. And too much of a good thing, ain't so good. Have some butter or dressing, and don't feel bad about it. Same with the salt, since we DO need it. But maybe think before scooping out that double ladle of blue cheese to drown your veggies, for the amount of calories you're just about to hork down. Yup, you're going to get the vitamins and minerals from the veggies. And load yourself with more sugar, fat, and salt than you'll need for the rest of the day combined, and you're not even to your entree yet...


While I understand your position on excessive salad dressing, your general rant about over eating is bs.

I don't go to a restaurant for a dry salad and blanched broccoli. I eat that stuff at home all the time. If I'm going to drop coin at a nice restaurant I'm going to indulge. I'm going enjoy the shiat out of that big ass bowl of muscles and then I'm going sop up that pint of buttery broth with a whole god damn baguette and wash it all down with a bottle or two of wine. And for dessert I may get a steak.
 
2014-05-22 12:37:47 AM  
i.ytimg.com
"Granddad, there's more pork in the pork-flavored broccoli than there is broccoli. We talked about this. Vegetables cooked with pork counts as pork."
 
2014-05-22 12:38:09 AM  
Here's whats really up: everything we eat and drink is potentially bad for us when taken in excess, yes even water (hypernutrimia). I figure as long as you aren't constantly eating little Debbie's, deep frying everything you eat, and gorging on fast food 3 meals a day, then you should be relatively ok. A least for a while.
 
2014-05-22 12:40:54 AM  

Rustico: HawgWild: I've REALLY cut back on the red meat. I allow myself a nice NY strip once or, tops, twice a month. I WON'T give that up.

Two years ago I changed my diet.

Now I have 4 to 5 steaks a week, Eggs every morning for breakfast. More fruits, nuts and vegetables than I've ever eating in my life. I eliminated grains (oats, rice, wheat), starch (mostly potato), beans and just about anything processed. I pour on the butter and salt.

Result?

Dropped almost 20 pounds (quickly), and my weight just hovers at 160 (5'10"). Cholesterol and triglycerides plummeted.

Eat as much salt and fat as you want. Eliminate the grains, starch and processed crap.

Every single person I know who has tried this "diet" has had the same result--weight loss and better blood chemistry.

Don't get me wrong, the first month the sugar and carb cravings are insane.  But once you get by them it's fairly easy.


I should qualify my comment.

A year and a half ago, I had 12 inches of my colon removed. Also, I'm a Tet Baby.

I'm also overweight. But that weight is disappearing, thanks to my current choices. My blood sugar is normal, and my cholesterol is normal. Don't know how, but I know where I am. So I'mma keep doing what I do.
 
2014-05-22 12:41:09 AM  

Barfmaker: The good part of vegetables still exists if salt and fat are also present.

So have some green beans, put some salt and pepper on them and a bit of butter. All of the goodness of the green beans is still in there. Enjoy.


A little fat with them improves the vitamin absorbtion for brocoli and others too.
 
2014-05-22 12:41:34 AM  
I get crap at work for eating bellpepper and cucumber with tahini sauce for breakfast. Apparently just eating bellpepper raw is weird.

/in pocketbread
//nomnomnom
 
2014-05-22 12:42:19 AM  
The first time I ever saw this ...

linnellatwhataboutthis.files.wordpress.com

... I thought it was some sort of pagan ceremonial voodoo thing.
 
2014-05-22 12:43:34 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: The first time I ever saw this ...



... I thought it was some sort of pagan ceremonial voodoo thing.


They're vegan anal beads.
 
2014-05-22 12:43:40 AM  

hubiestubert: blue cheese


A piece of blue cheese roughly the size of a domino is great melted on steaks and burgers. These people with the salads... have you tried offering a quarter wheel as a side dish?
 
2014-05-22 12:44:01 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-22 12:44:48 AM  
Is this the thread where people say they live on bacon, eggs, and butter?

"I'm the paragon of fitness!"

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-22 12:48:12 AM  
Two amusing points about the article. First, a blog called "the salt" bemoans the overuse of salt. Second, most of this article about vegetables refers to tomatoes and potatoes, which are not vegetables.
 
2014-05-22 12:48:28 AM  

Ringshadow: I get crap at work for eating bellpepper and cucumber with tahini sauce for breakfast. Apparently just eating bellpepper raw is weird.

/in pocketbread
//nomnomnom


I do the exact same with hummus instead of tahini sauce, and lettuce and tomato added.. Don't let those assholes bring you down.
 
2014-05-22 12:48:31 AM  

max_pooper: Danger Avoid Death: The first time I ever saw this ...

... I thought it was some sort of pagan ceremonial voodoo thing.

They're vegan anal beads.


Perfect Fark handle for that post!
 
2014-05-22 12:49:56 AM  

Aarontology: America approaches it's eating habits in the same manner as a petulant child.


dude, you can exchange 'eating' with so many other words, it's not even funnay.
 
2014-05-22 12:50:05 AM  
I'll never stop browning my Brussels sprouts in olive oil with a par of butter and generous helping of Greek seasoning.
/touch of sesame oil
 
2014-05-22 12:50:06 AM  
You all know that sooner or later, as we get more and more of a universal health care system, that this kind of shiat is going to be taxed heavily, since Americans can't figure out to eat healthily without government regulations.

Sorry if that makes you mad or something.
 
2014-05-22 12:51:41 AM  
I cringe every time I see someone post a salad that's 90% meat, shredded cheese, and ranch dressing, then claim they're eating a healthy salad for their diet. I'd have more respect if they just put two big-macs on the plate (which I think still doesn't equal the calories and fat content of the "salad").

I never say anything.

/do they even eat the leaves and veggies underneath?
//do they wonder why they're not losing weight?
 
2014-05-22 12:52:33 AM  

MaliFinn: [i.imgur.com image 619x411]


Given what passed for 'diet food' in her day, I can't blame her.

xef.xanga.com

And really, things marketing specifically as 'diet food' today are also usually pretty vile.

Healthy food can be delicious, vegetables are delicious, but bad things happen when you start making recipes from a position of 'What can I make that would be good for a diet' instead of 'Here are some healthy and tasty ingredients, what can I make with them without screwing them up?'.
 
2014-05-22 12:52:45 AM  

whidbey: You all know that sooner or later, as we get more and more of a universal health care system, that this kind of shiat is going to be taxed heavily, since Americans can't figure out to eat healthily without government regulations.

Sorry if that makes you mad or something.


No, we get it. We know exactly who to blame.
 
2014-05-22 12:53:46 AM  
The olives in my martini count, right?
 
2014-05-22 12:55:33 AM  
I was arguing with my ex, and I said that potatoes are a veg.  I should have known that they are a starch, but it seemed true at the time.
 
2014-05-22 12:55:35 AM  

OgreMagi: The olives in my martini count, right?


No, those are fruit.
 
2014-05-22 12:56:44 AM  
A prune really isn't a vegetable. Cabbage is a vegetable.
 
2014-05-22 12:56:54 AM  

Wake Up Sheeple: I cringe every time I see someone post a salad that's 90% meat, shredded cheese, and ranch dressing, then claim they're eating a healthy salad for their diet


What's wrong with my salad?

media.ifunny.com
 
2014-05-22 12:58:00 AM  
I live on a diet of processed junk food and vitamin supplements.

I manage to maintain a "healthy" weight (that is, my Body Mass Index is consistently below 25) and -- according to my doctor -- healthy cholesterol levels through extensive, excessive, exercise.
 
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