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2021-03-09 5:33:27 AM  
Why aren't my oil, salt and fat coated artificially wasabi flavoured fried peas good for me? That's unpossible.

/said the tubby kid
 
2021-03-09 6:18:09 AM  
You mean to say that dipping slabs of carbohydrates into fatty proteins, suspended in fat, isn't healthy if one overindulges?

Eating "healthy" is more about how much we eat and less about what we eat. Hummus is fattening like ice cream if a person eats too much.

Calories, calories out.
 
2021-03-09 6:21:59 AM  
Read the damned nutritional values right on the packaging!
 
2021-03-09 7:04:40 AM  

question_dj: Hummus is fattening like ice cream if a person eats too much.


You are dead to me.

/ not really
 
2021-03-09 7:09:53 AM  
Obvious tag couldn't get it's fat ass off the couch?

That candy bar isn't healthy just because they added a bit of soy protein and now label it as a protein bar.  The raisins and granola in trail mix don't help if half of it is chocolate.
 
2021-03-09 7:43:48 AM  
I'm not worried about gaining a little weight.  I'll just wear a T-shirt in the pool.  No one will notice.
 
2021-03-09 7:56:52 AM  
Pretty much everything processed is unhealthy in some way.

Fresh food for the win. Snacks can be nuts or fruit or whatever.
 
2021-03-09 8:08:57 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Read the damned nutritional values right on the packaging!


Why would they want to do that in the first place? That's way too much effort for them. And if they did, they would still eat the entire bag or box all at once and wonder out loud at the doctor why they're not any healthier despite eating "healthy" foods.
 
2021-03-09 8:13:15 AM  
So it's all salty?

Take away the fat and sugar what else are they supposed to flavor it with?
 
2021-03-09 8:18:51 AM  
I figure any item on the shelf that purports to be low in one category is high in another category.

Low salt, high sugar
Low sugar, high fat
Low fat, high sugar and salt.
Superfood?  Based on a debunked 80s theory.

People buy things again and again because they're tasty.  The healthy people aren't swayed by the claims on the front of the package.
 
2021-03-09 9:14:42 AM  
salt =/= bad

For PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, a high sodium diet makes the blood pressure much worse.

For PEOPLE WITH NORMAL OR LOW BLOOD PRESSURE, a little extra salt has no negative effects. (a slight temporary rise in BP, but that's okay for you)
 
2021-03-09 9:27:30 AM  

question_dj: You mean to say that dipping slabs of carbohydrates into fatty proteins, suspended in fat, isn't healthy if one overindulges?

Eating "healthy" is more about how much we eat and less about what we eat. Hummus is fattening like ice cream if a person eats too much.

Calories, calories out.


Up to a point, but the quality of calories matters. You can rapidly lose excess fat (and muscle) eating only potatoes. Penn Jillette wrote a whole book about the process. If you try to do that long-term, however, you will become malnourished from the lack of vitamins and protein. 

Any literate person should know that anything that markets itself as a "chip" is fried in oil and is therefore unhealthy, even if tasty. A deep fried carrot is still bad for you, even if carrots in their natural state are nutritious. 

If you want to lose excess fat, cut the sugar and empty calories, load up on vegetables that are steamed or roasted, consume moderate protein, and get some exercise. Eat mindfully. 

And if you are going to have a cookie, make sure it's the best damned cookie out there. Don't half -ass it with "healthy" cookies that taste like crud and are still loaded with saturated fat. Decades ago I learned from reading SF writer Larry Niven to not waste calories. If you are going to have a sugary treat like a hot fudge sundae, get the good stuff like Ben & Jerry's ice cream with Godiva chocolate and go to town. Just make it an occasional treat, not a daily entrée.
 
2021-03-09 9:58:27 AM  
Oh you're kidding--you mean that little bite-sized sweet snacks, each individually clad in its own everlasting plastic wrapper, packed into a box, and dispatched in a convenient size just perfect for stuffing in your mouth without thinking about it--THOSE aren't good for you?

The easier it is to buy, to consume, to throw away, to feel comforted for an instant and then not--the more convenient it is. It is a trap that was sent to us by those who want to trap us, the Convenience Kings of America, and everybody LOOOOOVES IT.

And that's why we look like we do.
 
2021-03-09 12:32:44 PM  
BorgiaGinz:
Calories, calories out.

Up to a point, but the quality of calories matters. You can rapidly lose excess fat (and muscle) eating only potatoes. Penn Jillette wrote a whole book about the process. If you try to do that long-term, however, you will become malnourished from the lack of vitamins and protein.


Vodak w/ Emergency and free form amino acids capsules.
 
2021-03-10 2:33:22 AM  

Omnis_evil_twin: So it's all salty?

Take away the fat and sugar what else are they supposed to flavor it with?


Sometimes I really miss the 1970s and the food battles over who could go low- or no-salt the most.
 
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