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Old 02-01-2015, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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It's a combination of all the chemicals we're eating AND not getting enough sleep.

I've lived it and learned it.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:32 AM
 
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I counted 42 different high-sugar breakfast cereals at my local Wal-Mart today. 42 !
The least-busiest aisle was produce and the biggest queue was at the pre-cooked lunch counter.
The 300lbs lady in front of me at the check-out was so fat she was in a motorized wheelchair provided by the store to help her shop because walking was too much of a strain.
She had her son with her who I would say was about 14-years-old and he must have weighed 200lbs.
Her final bill came to $96 dollars - there wasn't a single piece of vegetable or fruit among what she'd bought and virtually everything was food which didn't need any preparation other than opening a packet.
I guestimated 75% of the people in the store were obese.
There just doesn't seem to be a lot of shame about being fat in America these days.
So.......why exactly were you in the evil cereal aisle if you don't eat the evil cereal? No reason to be there if you don't use it. Are you that bored at the grocery that you are compelled to stick your nose into everyone else's cart to see how evil their eating habits are?

Tend to your life and let others tend to theirs and quit being so nosy and judgemental.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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So.......why exactly were you in the evil cereal aisle if you don't eat the evil cereal? No reason to be there if you don't use it. Are you that bored at the grocery that you are compelled to stick your nose into everyone else's cart to see how evil their eating habits are?

Tend to your life and let others tend to theirs and quit being so nosy and judgemental.
Methinks thou dost protest too much. The OP was in the cereal aisle because he was curious about the number of high-sugar cereals the store carried and he made a count of them. I found the information interesting.

Commenting on societal trends which affect us all is not "nosy and judgmental". If you wish to put your head in the sand with regard to rather frightening national trends, so be it. But the OP has a legitimate concern and wrote a legitimate commentary.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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So many of the foods at the grocery store are bad for us. Restaurants serve huge portion sizes. We also lack the education of what to eat and how to prepare it. Many people are not growing up today learning how to cook. People are busy and they want convenience. People are moving less and sitting more.

All these excuses lead to bad eating choices and habits.

People have to want to make a change before they will change and then they need to learn how to change it. It amazes me how some people really don't know how to eat healthy. As for exercise I was amazed when my 36 year old(healthy and thin) stepdaughter told me this 2 weeks ago…."did you know you should do cardio 3 times a week" really I've known we "should" do that since I was 15. She is not a dumb girl…go figure. Why don't people know the basics for healthy eating and exercise?

I'm not saying I am any better. Right now I could lose about 15 pounds which I am not happy about. But I know it and I know what I need to do. Last spring an overweight woman was talking to my husband and I. We told her we were watching what we ate. She said "why, you don't need to lose weight" my husband told her "you need to fix it when you see the scale numbers goes up and keep the weight gain at bay" and she said "well I'm not giving up what I like to eat" and there you have it.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I agree, but they do sneak it into so much its hard to avoid it unless you constantly read labels. Millions of people are consuming it without even knowing it because they don't read every label religiously.

I cook my own healthy meals, using mostly healthy, whole foods and I still end up with HFC in my foods sometimes simply because I let my guard down and didn't read every label - and it ends up in my pepperoni, or veggie dip seasoning etc. simply because I assumed it wouldn't be in there.

I am in a bad habit of looking in other people's carts at the grocery store, and I am also usually shocked at what people purposely DO choose to buy and consume.
You don't have to read labels if you make all your food from whole ingredients.

This is why I say lack of health boils down to laziness.
It's the preponderance of prepared, processed food that is the problem.
Calorie-dense and nutrition-poor.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Texas
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So.......why exactly were you in the evil cereal aisle if you don't eat the evil cereal? No reason to be there if you don't use it. Are you that bored at the grocery that you are compelled to stick your nose into everyone else's cart to see how evil their eating habits are?

Tend to your life and let others tend to theirs and quit being so nosy and judgemental.
I dunno about you, but the rolled oats are in the cereal aisle at our store.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Where rhotic consonants are either absent or intrusive
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I try not to make too many assumptions about what is in other people's shopping cart. You give me the side-eye when passing by me in Wal-Mart... not knowing that the crackers, pretzels, cereal, and (gasp!) Sunny-D in my cart are for three kids and a husband, for the entire month. You won't see any fresh produce because the selection at my Wal-Mart is awful... and my next stop is my usual grocery store for wholesome, healthy foods.
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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I try not to make too many assumptions about what is in other people's shopping cart. You give me the side-eye when passing by me in Wal-Mart... not knowing that the crackers, pretzels, cereal, and (gasp!) Sunny-D in my cart are for three kids and a husband, for the entire month. You won't see any fresh produce because the selection at my Wal-Mart is awful... and my next stop is my usual grocery store for wholesome, healthy foods.
One might look at my cart at Safeway and jump to conclusions as well. I rarely buy produce from there. I have 4 teenage girls so the ice cream and cookies are for them (they are all in great shape and active - no one is overweight).
The market across the street is where I buy produce and meat and fish. Locally grown produce and grass fed beef and very fresh fish - so its a no brainer. But they are too expensive to buy the staples.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I try not to make too many assumptions about what is in other people's shopping cart. You give me the side-eye when passing by me in Wal-Mart... not knowing that the crackers, pretzels, cereal, and (gasp!) Sunny-D in my cart are for three kids and a husband, for the entire month. You won't see any fresh produce because the selection at my Wal-Mart is awful... and my next stop is my usual grocery store for wholesome, healthy foods.
I get what you are saying, but we don't buy any of that crap, let alone Sunny D.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:23 AM
 
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at my local Wal-Mart today.
That right there is the most telling statement in your post. No, I would not expect to see a busy produce section at Walmart. The health conscious are not exactly their target audience.
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