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"I think Wellfare has alot to do with obesity plus food stamps too,"

You outweigh me by 80 pounds. Get off the dole, dood. ;)

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"Velveeta type cheese "

our WIC system here in KY doesn't allow velveeta or american cheese. I worked as a cashier for a few years.

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I think it is just a small daily/ongoing dose of discipline. It all starts with giving a shit, and making it work.

It is not for the smart, well educated, full of money, and sophisticated folks. It is a basic human trait that for many has gone soft. many decades ago folks lived with a feeling of scarcity and cared an awful lot about being fed, and secure; as in empty stomachs and not losing the house during the depression, etc. The resourcefulness of our collective grandparents-(who were broke) put food on the table, and saved every penny. They were not sophisticated, not educated, had no personal chef, no internet for daily recipes, doubtful if they had any nutritional books, and certainly had no advisors to tell them to avoid debt, and god forbid spend less than they made.

Dial ahead: it seems as if the resourcefulness has given way to blaming everyone but oneself, and of course giving in to society's marketing plan of consumption.

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I've bitched about that before. I can go to the grocery store and buy a whole chicken for around $1 a pound (or even cheaper), green beans and rice and make a decent meal for 4 for about $8. A pound of bacon, dozen eggs, bell pepper and some onions and potatoes for a hot breakfast on a Sunday is maybe another $8. Nobody knows how to cook anymore, or they're too lazy.

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I don't think that people are overweight because they don't have to pay for food.

I think that it is all about education, convenience, and short-term thinking.

My MIL scolded me for giving my kids juice instead of Kool-aid because it was a waste of money.

My niece complained that her college friends couldn't afford to prepare a home-cooked meal - a burger was cheaper. Well, PB and j is cheaper than a burger. Beans and rice make a whole protein too.

I work with low income students. Many of them have never cooked or seen a meal prepared. We feed them breakfast and lunch. Dinner is a bag of chips. When the family is hungry, they want something that is cheap and easy for a single meal. They don't think about spending more now and saving in the long run.

Add to that the foods the WIC provides - Velveeta type cheese and whole milk - well, we have a problem.


 
 
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I think Wellfare has alot to do with obesity plus food stamps too, If all had to pay for what they eat,,To me they just like me and mine would eat treats less often,,Just my thoughts on this subject..

Mickey.

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We constantly go out to eat. I'll order a "small plate" and often eat about half. My husband brags about how well we are eating, but we are really not. We may not be eating that much, but it is calorie dense foods. We are still eating too many calories and we're getting the waistlines to prove it.

We'll do better in summer. We always do, but grrr, it's not easy.


 
 
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I am convinced that consistent (even if minimal) caloric excess is about the same characteristic as the overspending, and broke upon retirement epidemic. Both seem to be habits which we are all guilty of, but without a pattern change the consequences are bad. Most folks I meet will always say the same thing about saving: can't do it today...as soon as I get x and x taken care of I will get started. However, it always goes that when x and x are finally out of the way the new Honda Odyssey shows up in the driveway. The average American is overweight, and the average balance in 401k plans in the US is less than $80,000.

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not even "almost" always. We've been making better choices, but still have a ways to go to change our bad decisions. All you have to do is look at the kids in the grocery store, then look at what's in their parents' shopping carts to see that we are what we choose.

I can blame everything but myself, but ultimately it is up to me as to what I put in my mouth.

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Blood pressure is also an issue that is not necessarily a choice. But obesity, is almost always a choice.

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