I was pleasantly surprised when I checked in here just now. I guess the warning worked.
You know they make McMansions here now. No front yard, no back yard, no yard anywhere. But a pool room and 5 ensuites, gawd soon you wont even have to get out of bed to take a dump. Yuck, I just dont get the ensuite crapper thing.
I guess there are now two classes, outdoor and indoor types. I guess beekeepers are more likely to be active. The One Ton Dad, thats just leaves me speechless. We had a bloke half that sixe once in hospital. God what a terrible thing. Pressure sores, infections, dried crap like a sheep, ulcers, oopff I cant go on. He used to hold a 4 gallon funnel under there to pee in, no joke.
I was extremely active between ages 5 and 35. I could eat and drink anything, even gallons of beer when I was in my 20s and not gain weight but I was riding about 300 miles a week, going to the gym etc. Now I am more sedate. I walk and ride but due to a sit down job and only riding about 50 miles a week, if I eat one kilo of cashew nuts, I put on 2 kilos, how the hell does that work?
You are right about diet, everyone is. I think there is a chance, as much of a skeptic as I am, that sugar addiction is real. I am after all a chocoholic myself. There was a real decline for 20 years in peoples diet in the 30s to 50s because of the depression and the war. The UK was still on rations in the 50s. Ive read a bit and our diet has allowed us to grow in height, the study on the dutch is very interesting. They are something weird like a foot taller than they were during the war.
We have supersize here, but get this, since the Government now wants to tell us what to eat, McDonalds et all now have to have a certain percentage of their menus as healthy, by bloody government law. They have chicken wraps etc. All the food calorie counts have to be available and published. I go to the local Hungry Jacks and have a medium fires once a week, the ones cooked in cancer causing oil, yummy. I notice they have endless cups of coke now.
Cooking is a great skill, if you can cook, you know what you are eating. Sadly I reckon 70.897% of people cant. They live off take away and pre prepared foods, frozen food and canned stuff. I saw a TV cooking show and the bird was showing how to boil an egg! Gimme a break, is it that bad out there?
I did enjoy the doco supersize me, although eating until you vomited kinda detracted from the experiment. It would have been better if he just ate what he felt like from McDonalds. A bloke here, an undy model stacked on 35kg in 6 months, 15000 calories a day for a doco, now he is trying to lose it. From the only pic that has been seen, it all went to his belly. So not much of a test either.
There is a push here for lap band surgery to be available on medicare, aka free. Not a bad idea I spose. Perhaps the money saved by not buying food could be donated to the cost of the surgery? Good food is very expensive. Fresh fish starts at about 7 bucks a pound for fillets if it is good. Not many people can fillet a fish nowdays, very sad. Meat, good lamb or beef around 5 bucks to 20 bucks a pound. To feed a family of 4 for a week using good, not great raw ingrediants would be about 100-150 bucks a week. Crap processed food, probably 300 bucks a week, really bad food, about 100 bucks a week. Ideal food, probably 200 bucks a week and 5 hours a day to prep and cook it.
You can get a family size pizza delivered from greasy joe for less than 10 bucks, so people buy 5 at a time and live off them, ferals we call em.
We have also recently introduced ambulances that an carry 800lb people.
They have a weightwatchers club at work. There are some stunning girls in their 20s that have loved the couch too much that are on special diets, In two months I can see the difference but sadly I have been trained not to comment on ones appearance at work. It is VERBOTEN under OH&S laws, anti harrassment, sexual harassment and a few other rules. They seem to get up at 5am, go to gym, etc and eat like rabbits, it is working for them.
I suspect come christmas, they will all have a few other rabbit like habits and good luck to them.
Im off to have some crumpets and honey without butter coz the bastard of a dog took that off the bench and ate it when I wasnt home.