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7-02-2010 @ 6:18PM
Surely I'm not the only one who made the error of engaging skimming mode before the 1st paragraph was completed, meaning that I didn't realize this article was about real food and not firecracker salmon et al. I got about halfway through, still in skim mode, growing increasingly irritated with the strange obsession about snacking vs. healthy foods ("what the $%@# does that mean? My pimp-a$$ [Glacial Salmon] is flash-frozen in the Grizzly Hills! Handled frozen fo yo protection, and all that."), missing references to microwaves and whatnot, before realizing what this blog duo was on about.With that said... I'm with Felix_rew: eating shouldn't be so hard. If you need this much help making dinner, you probably stand in fire, too.
7-02-2010 @ 7:22PM
Eating isn't very hard at all. Eating healthy is. It actually does require a decent amount of research, time, and preparation. More or less depending on how strict you want to get about it. If you want to, say, avoid HFCS, that means you've cut out the majority of processed food from your diet right there and need to prepare most meals with fresh ingredients, or carefully label-check everything you buy.So I don't think it's unreasonable that some people need help figuring out how to construct a healthy diet. But if you think it's really a piece of cake to make that switch, then by all means, please share some of those amazing tips.
7-03-2010 @ 5:20PM
Maybe I was too curt... after all, downgrade truth can't be ignored. :) As to "amazing tips", I never said that I had any, but I'm game. You gave the best one already: don't eat processed foods. I would suggest that "learn to cook" covers that dictum as well. If you can cook enough protein + vegetables to have leftovers, and if you know how to reuse those leftovers, you can gain the convenience of processed/frozen foods w/out sacrificing nutrition. And carbs are absurdly easy to come by in western diets without cooking (tortillas, breads, cereals), and grocery stores are awash in fresh fruit. Learn to make a batch of cookies/brownies/fudge without prepackaged mix (if you can do junior high school math, not even algebra, you can do this) and you'll have dessert all week long. Panna cotta is as easy to make as jello and simulates ice cream when frozen, except no churning or machine is needed. And so on. If you do even half of this stuff then any HFCS you encounter in your weekly dietary travails is probably trivial.
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