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Wed, Jan. 19th, 2005 02:00 pm
Why does everything have to be "low-fat" or "no-fat" these days??

Today I walked into Food Merchants to pick up a lunch and was annoyed to find that all the yogurt selections were all "Low/No Fat". Apparently Dannon has launched a new "Commit to be Light 'n Fit" campaign and Food Merchants has forgotten that there are still people left who just want REGULAR yogurt. Lame. Now I don't really care that there are people who like eating Non-Fat foods, but I find it increasingly aggravating that some stores no longer (or only in a very limited sense) stock REGULAR products, whether it is yogurt, powerbars, potato chips, gum, whatever. I also find it offensive that everywhere I look, there are Atkins and South Beach advertisements staring me down, as if these niche fad diets are suddenly becoming the norm and I am some sort of alien for not caring to understand their role in modern 21st century lifestyle.

Whatever.

I eat Krispy Kremes for breakfast. I LIKE eating my carbs, my sodium, and, yes, even fat, or, haha, MSG. Maybe that sounds really disgusting, but I like flavor. And I am starting to hate that niche group that is slowly beginning to limit me of my smaller pleasures in life.

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santwon
santwon
Naja S.
Wed, Jan. 19th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
hey

yeah, ABOUT that...I was eating some yogurt today and i looked at the carton when i got done and it said 'burns more fat' i was like WTF?? did they put fire in the nutrasweet or some shit? i like my flavor too. i'm happy with my fat rolls. maybe we should work on our country sarah...


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wongsb
wongsb
Undercover.
Wed, Jan. 19th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: hey

"Burns more fat"?????

Wow. I say food retail is going TOO FAR.

My stupid yogurt cup said "1/3 FEWER CALORIES THAN REGULAR LOWFAT YOGURT."

Oppression.


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no1inthehoodg
no1inthehoodg
no1inthehoodg
Fri, Jan. 21st, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
Re: hey

Yogurt "burns more fat" because there is an ezyme in it that helps the body metabolize fat.
On a more ironic note, last week there were a bunch of stories saying that dieting is both ineffective and unhealthy. I believe that they distinguishe between dieting as temporary eating changes to affect weight loss from long term changes to eating habits.
Dieting (oppossed to changes in long term eating habits) is pretty much a status thing, in my opinion; it seems to be an attempt to display adherence to "proper" cultural habits. That is to say no matter what you look like you should be on a diet because somehow it it always right and proper to be on a diet. Oh yeah, and there is a multi-billion dollar industry pushing it. That might have something to do with the whole diet thing as well.


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wongsb
wongsb
Undercover.
Fri, Jan. 21st, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
Re: hey

Screw dieting!

I DRINK WHOLE MILK.

'cause it TASTES GOOD.


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no1inthehoodg
no1inthehoodg
no1inthehoodg
Fri, Jan. 21st, 2005 01:54 am (UTC)
Re: hey

A girl after my own heart!
I had a roomate in college who grew up on a dairy farm was accostomed to drinking whole milk. So I started drinking whole milk for a while and it was great.
Alas I'm not much of a milk drinker anymore. I always have some around but I don't go through it like the old days when a two gallon jug would disappear in a day-and-a-half.
Dieting is for the birds. If anyone wants to lose weight the best way is usually to eat a balanced diet with smaller portions and excercise more.
Oh yeah. The next time I buy milk its going to be whole milk.
2% I renounce you!


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wongsb
wongsb
Undercover.
Fri, Jan. 21st, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
boo

2% is disgusting. Of course, even worse is 1% and Skim.

Everytime I go home to visit, my family and I get into fights over the 1% milk in the refrigerator. My parents are upset that I am not mindful of my health. I am upset because the milk tastes like water.


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no1inthehoodg
no1inthehoodg
no1inthehoodg
Fri, Jan. 21st, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: boo

Is there any crying over spilled milk?


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kurosawa
kurosawa
Sarah
Wed, Jan. 19th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)

I was thinking the same thing the other day! Carbs are good for me, dammit! I think fake butter tastes like plastic and makes my baking taste like ass-cakes. Let's lead the revolt against low-fat snack foods! Viva la chocolate!


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no1inthehoodg
no1inthehoodg
no1inthehoodg
Fri, Jan. 21st, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)

You mean you're not making any more ass-cakes?


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shadowypainting
shadowypainting
Thu, Jan. 20th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)

Your should try buffalo milk yogurt! I've only seen it in whole milk form!!!

sadly, yes, I am SO with you on the fat in yogurt thing. and all the yogurt TV ads talk about how eating dairy promotes weight loss (when eaten as part of a low calorie diet and you're exercising, of course!).barf.


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wongsb
wongsb
Undercover.
Fri, Jan. 21st, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)

We need to gorge out during Restaurant Week. Like, order whole milk to be paired with the prix fixe.


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shadowypainting
shadowypainting
Fri, Jan. 21st, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)

Yeah, um, if whole milk didn't make me puke. any kind of milk, really...the enzymes in yogurt make it an ok food...

details on a reservation?


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wongsb
wongsb
Undercover.
Sat, Jan. 22nd, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)

How about Friday?? I noticed that Restaurant Week skips the actual weekend.. my schedule is too whacky lately during the week, so I don't think I can make it then.


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shadowypainting
shadowypainting
Sun, Jan. 23rd, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)

Do-able, I think. It doesn't skip Friday also?


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