Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Supersizing," or what are they bragging about?

I can't understand how a fast-food chain can brag about a breakfast that's less than 400 calories.  One egg, one slice of whole-grain bread, and a piece of fresh fruit constitute a much healthier breakfast and probably weigh in at about half to two-thirds of the calories.

Been there, blogged that, and my warning still stands--we Americans, and many others from the so-called "developed" countries, are quite literally eating and drinking ourselves sick.  :(


Anonymous Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

The minute people figure out that smoking and over-eating is killing them and that the common cold doesn't, I'm in trouble!

Thu Jan 17, 03:49:00 PM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

If that means that you need a lecture on ditching the "cancer sticks," you've got one. My husband lost a close relative to lung cancer resulting from decades of smoking, and we made sure that our son knew about it from earliest childhood. "Smoking killed S. Don't ever smoke!"

As for over-eating, I'm still working on it. I'm relieved, though, that I lost about 35 pounds in the 2-3 years before our son's Bar Mitzvah celebration--it's so much easier to keep the weight off than to try to lose it at my current age. Still, I'm not as thin as I should be--losing another 5-10 pounds would be a good idea.

Good luck to both of us in trying to live healthier lives.

Thu Jan 17, 05:47:00 PM 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I think Garnel's comment suggests he's a doc or something like that. Folks run to their docs when they have a cold, but don't do the things in their control, which cost nothing, to improve their health. I get it, but then I'm the spouse of a pediatrician who rarely dispensed anything for an ear ache or a cold, other than tylenol and the advice to rest and drink plenty of fluids. Not popular with the antibiotic manufacturers.

Fri Jan 18, 11:24:00 AM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

You're probably right--I guess Garnel's comment went right over my head.

"Folks run to their docs when they have a cold, but don't do the things in their control, which cost nothing, to improve their health." Guilty as charged, but working on it.

"Not popular with the antibiotic manufacturers." Good! Less meds, more common sense and good health practices are what we need. I try to minimize my use of medication.

Fri Jan 18, 11:50:00 AM 2013  

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