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Sugar sugar everywhere

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Just now, Carol said:

There is sugar in so much stuff that doesn't need sugar!  

Why does bread have to be sugared up?    Yeast doesn't need THAT much sugar to start reacting.

And why oh why do ADULTS need Gummy Bear vitamins?

Everyone eats fortified gummy bears. It's a throwback to childhood. We no longer want to swallow big vitamin pills. Box meals and dinners.  Just throw in some water, they spring back into life like those instant candy poprocks. 

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That's funny you say that.  Box dinners were what sent me down the Paleo road many years ago.  

I was on the night shift at work.  When people get out of work, they often want to eat dinner.  I did too, even though it was usually 1AM.   Very few retailers in NH are 24/7.   No supermarkets keep those hours.   A few gas stations/convenience stores do.  Maybe a couple Dunkin Donuts drive thrus. Exactly one Wal-Mart.  

I was driving home, and I was very hungry.  I knew I had nothing in the house to eat.  I didn't want an 8 hour old hot dog from the convenience store.  I drove to the Wal-Mart and went to the frozen food section.   Some manufacturer's "Kids Meal" was on sale for 99 cents.  I bought a bunch of them. 

Brought them home, zapped 1 in the microwave, for 4 minutes.  I gobbled it down, and felt even hungrier than before.  I put a second dinner in the microwave and found that I was *angry* because I had to wait the 4 minutes for that to be cooked. 

That was the point where I knew I had to make changes.   Something was terribly wrong.

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1 hour ago, SugarcubeOD said:

One of the mysteries of the world... ;)

So true, or even chewable vitamins of any kind, for that matter.

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21 hours ago, Carol said:

That's funny you say that.  Box dinners were what sent me down the Paleo road many years ago.  

I was on the night shift at work.  When people get out of work, they often want to eat dinner.  I did too, even though it was usually 1AM.   Very few retailers in NH are 24/7.   No supermarkets keep those hours.   A few gas stations/convenience stores do.  Maybe a couple Dunkin Donuts drive thrus. Exactly one Wal-Mart.  

I was driving home, and I was very hungry.  I knew I had nothing in the house to eat.  I didn't want an 8 hour old hot dog from the convenience store.  I drove to the Wal-Mart and went to the frozen food section.   Some manufacturer's "Kids Meal" was on sale for 99 cents.  I bought a bunch of them. 

Brought them home, zapped 1 in the microwave, for 4 minutes.  I gobbled it down, and felt even hungrier than before.  I put a second dinner in the microwave and found that I was *angry* because I had to wait the 4 minutes for that to be cooked. 

That was the point where I knew I had to make changes.   Something was terribly wrong.

That was a real epiphany. Your experience with those dinners reminds me of a really funny fantasy story called Good Omens, in which one of the characters discusses how proud he is of his progress in getting nutritional content removed from food so that people are eating more and more but are actually starving. It's meant to be a satire but unfortunately there is a lot of truth in it.

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On 4/7/2017 at 11:42 AM, J9er said:

it's crazy how how we can consistently end up eating buckets of sugar without even eating a candy bar or ice cream or anything even remotely "sugary"!!! 

That's the premise of the movie That Sugar Film -- http://thatsugarfilm.com/ -- he makes a point to eat stuff that is promoted as healthy like yogurt, smoothies, etc.

 

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@kirkor ugh, yes! Loved and hated that movie. Hated because it just grossed me out so much watching him poison himself. But it's pretty cool how his body was able to heal once the sugar was out of it....EVERYONE should watch it! 

 

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