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Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
22nd May '13

Forgive me, but I'm just not understanding what is so bad about looking at an overweight woman and finding the beauty in her?

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" I just can't agree with that. It's uncomfortable to fat. It makes everything else in life turn into ... [snip!] ... lifestyle either way, although I wholeheartedly agree with those who say making healthy choices is what should be promoted."

ok then why the hell is there an obesity epidemic in this country? If it was really that bad people would CHANGE it!! But they don't! They get stuck in a rut and then this fat acceptance comes along and they can say "Oh i am beautiful how I am, I am not meant to be skinny, I can be fat and sexy" which is not a healthy or positive ideal to promote.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Vindictive:" Forgive me, but I'm just not understanding what is so bad about looking at an overweight woman and finding the beauty in her?"

if you can, then great. All I see is health issues!

MissMommy ♥ Due November 18; Wisconsin 315 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" ok then why the hell is there an obesity epidemic in this country? If it was really that bad people would ... [snip!] ... am beautiful how I am, I am not meant to be skinny, I can be fat and sexy" which is not a healthy or positive ideal to promote."

I blame the economy honestly. Much cheaper to drive through and order off the dollar menu than it is to buy fresh fruits & veggies and lean meats. It sucks that it's cheaper to buy greasy junk in this country than healthy stuff but that's juts how it is these days.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting MissMommy ♥:" I blame the economy honestly. Much cheaper to drive through and order off the dollar menu than it is ... [snip!] ... meats. It sucks that it's cheaper to buy greasy junk in this country than healthy stuff but that's juts how it is these days. "

You can make healthy choices even at fast food, not get the big mac, large fries, large coke and a sundae on the side. They have wraps and all that and I know it doesn't compare to a homemade food at all, but it can be done! Fast food is actually very expensive and it adds up over time! Whereas cooking homemade meals, eating proper portions and saving leftovers for lunch could make budgeting easier.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" ok then why the hell is there an obesity epidemic in this country? If it was really that bad people would ... [snip!] ... am beautiful how I am, I am not meant to be skinny, I can be fat and sexy" which is not a healthy or positive ideal to promote."


Why is there an obesity epidemic? Because it is far cheaper to eat shit, than it is to eat organic, non-processed foods. And the majority of the families in our country live in poverty.



Until our FDA changes things, quits adding MSG to everything (which studies on rats show an obesity problem), etc etc.. than obesity is always going to be a problem.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting MissMommy ♥:" I blame the economy honestly. Much cheaper to drive through and order off the dollar menu than it is ... [snip!] ... meats. It sucks that it's cheaper to buy greasy junk in this country than healthy stuff but that's juts how it is these days. "


Exactly!

MissMommy ♥ Due November 18; Wisconsin 315 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" You can make healthy choices even at fast food, not get the big mac, large fries, large coke and a sundae ... [snip!] ... over time! Whereas cooking homemade meals, eating proper portions and saving leftovers for lunch could make budgeting easier."

I said the dollar menu, even at fast food places those healthy things are more expensive. There's no wraps on the dollar menu, only healthy things are a yogurt parfait and a side salad, both of which aren't filling by themselves. It sucks but that's the reality of our economy right now. People can't afford to eat healthy so they pick the cheap things like hamburger helper and pizza because it feeds their family for only a few dollars a meal.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" There ISN'T. Some people just like to find something, anything, to judge people about. "


I think it's awful. Yes, we should all promote a healthy lifestyle.. we should be role models for our children. But it isn't realistic for everyone right now. So the next best thing we can do is teach our children that people come in all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. The last thing we need to do is spread more hatred.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Vindictive:" Why is there an obesity epidemic? Because it is far cheaper to eat shit, than it is to eat organic, ... [snip!] ... MSG to everything (which studies on rats show an obesity problem), etc etc.. than obesity is always going to be a problem."

you don't have to eat organic eat healthy. We certainly do not eat organic, but we watch our portions, no soda, no juice, etc. If people can budget properly they can eat healthy. It just takes perseverance and caring more.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Vindictive:" I think it's awful. Yes, we should all promote a healthy lifestyle.. we should be role models for our ... [snip!] ... is teach our children that people come in all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. The last thing we need to do is spread more hatred."


I agree with this. We can educate our children to be accepting, without encouraging them to have unhealthy habits.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting MissMommy ♥:" I said the dollar menu, even at fast food places those healthy things are more expensive. There's no ... [snip!] ... so they pick the cheap things like hamburger helper and pizza because it feeds their family for only a few dollars a meal."


:!: You could buy 6 cans of Chef Boyardee cheaper than you could get a pound of Amish raised chicken breasts around here. 6 cans of Chef Boyardee are going to last longer than chicken will, so people buy it instead.



It isn't all about people being lazy and making bad choices. Sometimes it's the only choice they can make.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" :!::!::!: It's cheaper to buy a can of corn than to get fresh ears of corn to cook. It's so sad. :( "

Really?? where do you shop?? I can get 3 ears of corn for a dollar, about the same price for a can of corn at sav a lot.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" you don't have to eat organic eat healthy. We certainly do not eat organic, but we watch our portions, ... [snip!] ... no soda, no juice, etc. If people can budget properly they can eat healthy. It just takes perseverance and caring more. "


Good for you.



You still shouldn't judge others for not being able to do the same. And you definitely shouldn't be teaching your children that just because someone doesn't look like them, that they aren't as good.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30545 posts
22nd May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" Really?? where do you shop?? I can get 3 ears of corn for a dollar, about the same price for a can of corn at sav a lot. "


Corn here is 4 for $2.



I can get a can of corn for 50-60 cents.



Fresh vs. canned veggies is the least of the concern, though.