This Is A Rant....A Repost from 10 Years ago- but STILL Relevant!! I've changed a few of the words to apply to where I am now- you can see the original post on my weight loss blog-Striving For Ex-ELLE-ence if you like.
How the heck are we supposed to lose weight in our society?
Have you tried lately?
try to eat healthily. I bake my fries- I usually broil or bake meats- I
DO have a sweet tooth- but even with that I try to limit how much I
indulge(only time I REALLY give in is a couple days before Aunt Flo
visits so minimal damage).
But to try and eat in public is hopeless.
at a restaurant and you get enough food for two people. I know you can
eat half and take the rest home- or leave it on the plate...but WHY? I
don't like warmed over food from a restaurant. I also don't like to
waste food when there are so many people starving in the world- and
besides- I don't wanna pay 12 quid for a half serving of food and leave
the rest either. I work too hard for my money to waste it like that.
And we could share a plate- but Paulius and I don't always want the same
thing to eat when we go out- he tends to like spicy foods and I go for a
more bland type food- I have an ulcer and spicy foods double me over
when I eat them.
Why the hell can't the food industry just serve NORMAL portions and decrease the price a bit?
would be happier,(except maybe the 600 lb people who think all that
food is GOOD for them and would absolutely STARVE if they weren't served
enough to feed a small nation at every meal), not to mention healthier.
Even if they DIDN'T decrease the price- it would still be better for us
because a) we wouldn't be eating those mega portions and all the fat
and calories that go with them and b) we wouldn't eat out as much
because it would be so expensive to do so,(which is exactly the reason
that they don't want to do the sensible thing like normal prices and
portions-everything has to be bigger and better than the competetion's).
can't even watch TV anymore without being bombarded with advert
after advert after ADVERT about food- every where I look it's
there- and turning the sound down doesn't help either- I can still see
the cheese oozing all hot and steaming from the pizza slice as it's
served up. I can still see the creamy chocolate dripping from the spoon
as the ice cream sundae is gobbled up. I can still see the blissful
expressions on the faces of the people eating the stuff too- and even
tho I know they are actors- they are DAMN GOOD actors because I honestly
want to run out and get some of the creamy, chewy, owwey gooey goodness
they are having while I'm watching.
sodas- Why in the world do they sell those things in twenty oz bottles?
First they sold the little 7 oz bottles which were PERFECT for a
person- Just enough unless you were DYING of thirst and then you were
better off drinking water to satisfy your thirst. Then they upped the
dosage to 10 ozs. A bit more- but still okay. Then it went to 12 ozs.
Too much. I have a can of soda and a third of it is usually left and
wasted. Can't cap it- it's a can- it loses the fizz and tastes like CRAP.
...Then the 16 oz came along. And the 20 oz.....GREAT- for two people-
but if you are single- or driving along alone- who needs it? 16 ozs is
enough for 2 and a HALF servings. No wonder we are so freaking FAT in
this nation. They began making those little 10 oz bottles again for a
while- but finding them is like looking for a needle in a haystack- not
everywhere will stock them. The two litres are fine if you are a family
of six and the three litres are fine if you are having a party. But for
normal people it's just TOO MUCH!! But we are tempted by the more is
Looks like I am going to have to give up watching TV and give up going out to eat at all as well to be healthy again.
It just ALL pisses me right off.