Healthy Eating

Started by: empress (9667) 

After seeing the thread on educating us all into a better lifestyle by changing dress sizes to read 'obese', thought I'd throw me 2 pennorth in.
Schools are opting for this healthy eating milarkey as well. Now I am all for giving kids good stuff not the crap in chicken nuggets etc, but they are going a bit far.
At the first playtime, about 10.30am our kids used to be able to take in or buy from the tuck shop a packet of crisp or a biscuit. This has now changed to breadstick or fruit cup.My kids hate the fruit cups, they are too sweet for them, the bread sticks are a little bit bland eh.Anyways I now send them in with a biccy or crisp every day, I'm their mam I say its ok. A bit of something sugary won't do them any harm mid morning, its a bit of an energy boost, and they are only young. My kids are also very active, not only in school but out of it too.
I don't mind anyone promoting whats best for our kids, but I do object to it being thrust on us.As long as the parents are watching what they eat,I basically think schools should butt out a little.Its bit too 'big brother' for me. A bit of what they fancy stops them craving it too.
I never ate veg as a kid, I hated the stuff, as an adult I eat mainly veg and very little meat. I'm still here, still healthy , and still got me own teeth (despite chewing on spangles daily)

Started: 22nd Dec 2006 at 11:19

Posted by: billy (26053) 

its bad for ya today
its good for ya tomorrow?
wish they would make their b****y minds up.i am living proof that food you enjoy, will do you a world of good. health is to a large extent, a mind thing. if you are enjoying the c**p you eat, then the happy signals are sent to the brain, and a happy long life ensues.

Replied: 22nd Dec 2006 at 13:08

Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

"Everything in Moderation" would be a good place to start eh? Nobody wants to eat choccy biscuits all day but now and again ain't going to kill anybody.

I'm sure I read somewhere that chocolate releases a chemical in your brain that makes you feel good - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

Replied: 22nd Dec 2006 at 22:42

Posted by: empress (9667) 

Why are we living longer if our diets are crap?
My nana cooked with lard, smoked 20 woodbine a day, and had a few whiskys before bed every night.
She died aged 87........cancer killed her, if smoking means I live to 87, I reckon I'll have another Lambert reet now.

Replied: 23rd Dec 2006 at 15:58

Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

Good onya Empress, I think I might join you. I don't smoke but I'm going to make a bacon butty and followed by a good cup of tea and I'll follow it with a big block of Cadbury's finest. I'm just testing the theory about those feel-good chemicals. See if I can prove them wrong. Have a good one, wherever u might be doing whatever u r doing that makes u happy.

Replied: 23rd Dec 2006 at 21:20

Posted by: billy (26053) 

i concur with you ladies. my forebears were all long livers, their diets would have the gurus go ape by todays do/dont eat mentality.dripping toast butties/sugar butties.fatty bacon draped over the christmas bird, in huge quantities. heavy smokers, (well, didnt all the film stars have a fag in their hand/mouth?.)you know what...its just hit this another ploy by the incorrect brigade, to dowse the christmas spirit???i wonder now, stranger things.

Replied: 24th Dec 2006 at 17:32

Posted by: billy (26053) 

got me to thinking mates, they are a cute bunch these pink bellies.

Replied: 24th Dec 2006 at 17:33

Posted by: sydneylass (2346) 

I don't think there is a rule of thumb here my dad smoke, drank and ate everything fried in a pound of lard and he died at 67. Something to do with your genes I'd say. Better go and have a drink with my fried fish and chips might not have long to go!!!!!!

Replied: 29th Dec 2006 at 00:30

Posted by: keno (2840) 

My Dad Died at 66, lived on bacon and eggs ,bacon butties.Never visited a Doctor In his life,smoked Woodbines all his life.It,s not how long you live It,s how you enjoy It while your here.

Replied: 29th Dec 2006 at 01:32

Posted by: billy (26053) 

66 is young by todays long livers. thats why they (gov)are/have raised the retirement age for men and women. i figure empress is on the right tack when she says, if we are eating unhealthy, how come we are living longer??good point empress.i might add, how come the old timers of today, who ate everything the food gurus claim to be bad for you, are on an average living well into their seventies.

Replied: 29th Dec 2006 at 11:29

Posted by: sydneylass (2346) 

Because guys we didn't sit on our arses comotosed in front of a computor when we were kids. We couldn't wait to get home from school and get out until my mam shouted us in for our tea then back out again 'til it got dark.

Replied: 1st Jan 2007 at 22:18

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

I have a heart condition so I am told to eat healthy which I try to do. In 6 weeks I go for my mot health check, annually on my birthday, I will guarantee that I will be told that I am either anaemic or that my cholesterol is to high, so if I eat Healthy with not much red meat my cholesterol levels go down, but if I don't eat red meat in moderation my iron levels go down and I finish up anaemic, so where do I find a line where I strike a happy medium

Replied: 2nd Jan 2007 at 00:07

Posted by: keno (2840) 

Life was,nt meant to be easy,lets make the most of It while we have It.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2007 at 00:13

Posted by: ann442 (210)

Eat to live not
live to eat :)

Replied: 4th Jan 2007 at 15:13

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Replied: 9th Jan 2007 at 19:46

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

Well, I smoke too much, fry me steak in lard, eat copious curries (which do contain healthy spices), pies and chips. I'm 57 and weigh 7.9. I'll ayte owt me. When I die, I want to be ill, not healthy! Later rather than sooner, true, but what's the point in aytin' summat that tastes cr*p just 'cos it's good for you? They're even saying now that organic food isn't all that different from ordinary, yet they charge a fortune for it. I's't ayte worra want, when I want. It's about 9 years since I last saw a doctor, am on no medication whatsoever and .... bump .... oops, that was me dropping like a bag o' mucky stuff. =

Replied: 9th Jan 2007 at 21:50

Posted by: keno (2840) 

Live and enjoy life while your here Mollie
your a long time dead,most thing they say his good for you his also more costly .
Eat to suit yourself not some body else.

Replied: 9th Jan 2007 at 21:59

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

Exacertackerly Ken! I's't be dead a lot longer than I'll ever live so I mit as well enjoy me grub and everything else that takes me fancy.

Replied: 10th Jan 2007 at 16:49

Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

Organic vegetables Mollie M, does anything look less appetising? They would have to pay me to eat it.

Replied: 11th Jan 2007 at 09:49

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

Aye lass, and they'd have to pay me to eat muesli, pasta, and owt else that tastes of either cardboard or wallpaper paste! No ta. Gimme me bacon butties any day of the week.

Replied: 11th Jan 2007 at 11:11

Posted by: billy (26053) 

gotta be greasy bacon butties or else.

Replied: 11th Jan 2007 at 11:17

Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

Muesli, is that French for guinea pig feed? Got to be the biggest con ever.

I know a lady whose husband was an international RL player, they didn't smoke, hardly drank, ate free range chicken and eggs to avoid steroids and organic vegetables to avoid chemicals, she didn't live past 35. Left 3 very young children behind.

That's all I need to know, now where is that b***y chocolate.

Gotta go, glass is empty.

Replied: 12th Jan 2007 at 11:27

Posted by: billy (26053) 

have one on me ozziegal,cheers, down the hatch.

Replied: 12th Jan 2007 at 11:36

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Phillistines the lot of you!!!
I went to the physiotherapist on Thursday morning,he gave me some more exercises to improve my flexibility and wellbeing and in the afternoon I spent half an hour with the dietician who gave me information on how my diet can reduce my hypertension and if I can achieve that I may be able to reduce the medication I'm presently on.
My wife and have been on fat,salt and sugar reduced diets since she was first diagnosed with heart problems in '95,having since had two triple by-pass operations.We do occasionally indulge in "taboo" foods but I can honestly say I feel a lot healthier than I did 13 years ago when I was pensioned off for health reasons;we are both ex-smokers,the wife 13years and myself 23 years and all the better for it. Maybe it is a genetic thing because despite his life style plus his heart condition before he was 50,my father lived to within two weeks of his 80th,I have two sisters in their 80s,two in their 70s and the rest of us(5) are in our 60s,so out of ten children brought up in the '30s,40s and '50s survive but probably one the reasons for that would be,despite the privations of the time we ate mainly fresh food whereas today lots of people are eating packaged or fast food and that is what the experts including my dietician,trying to warn us about,and tomorrow we,my wife and I,are going to the markets to buy some fresh fruit and veges and hopefully a nice piece of fresh fish,not quite sure what 'til I get there,then on to the grog shop for a nice bottle of white,Australian of course.

Replied: 13th Jan 2007 at 09:26

Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

There always has to be one doesn't there? Roy, how am I going to look at the bar of chocolate now without feeling guilty after reading about your healthy lifestyle??

Replied: 13th Jan 2007 at 10:03

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

It's like they say "A little bit of what you fancy does you good" and i fancy a bit of everything, just wish i could have a plate of me mams stew and dumplings.

Replied: 13th Jan 2007 at 12:22

Posted by: plum47 (898) 

funny how we seem to think more of mams cooking as we get older.i think we did'nt appreciate(is that spelt right)it when we were younger,i suppose we all took mams for mam used to make the best pan of broth ,full of veg and barley and herbs,i think it was rosemary or thyme and neck end.lovely.

Replied: 13th Jan 2007 at 12:56

Posted by: billy (26053) 

i have an easy formula that i live by
negative thoughts do influence the body.
its all down to kidology aint it. the budhists are living proof of the power of thought.
i"m gone, just about to finish off a hollands meat pie and mushy peas.i feel fantastic.
dayyyyyooo, come de light an i wanna go home.

Replied: 13th Jan 2007 at 14:24

Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

Billy that is the biggest load of c**p I have heard from you in a long time and that is saying something. I don't know where u get it all from. Unlike me who only makes intelligent comments.

Negative thoughts? Have a look at some of your threads mate.

And I haven't met too many Buddhists but I don't think they eat Hollands Pies and Mushy Peas - more like a good plate of brown rice. Yummy.

Replied: 14th Jan 2007 at 09:21

Posted by: billy (26053) 

ozzie.....and heres me thinking we were buddies ???ah well...i guess that barrs me from the diplomatic corps.

Replied: 14th Jan 2007 at 10:58

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

Ozzielass,if my message saves just one soul then it has not been in vain.
Some members talk of their mother's cooking and the food they ate then,as I have said,that especially for people of my era,processed foods represented a very small percentage of our diet,the fats we ate helped to sustain us during the winter and enforced shortages,chocolate was a luxury to most of us and the only take-away was the local chippy,who served up fresh fish albeit in a greasy batter.
Today's generation don't seem to have time for old fashioned cooking or any home cooking at all and herein lies the problem,people are not eating healthy. Despite all the pressure advertising from processed and fast food companies,fresh is best but I'm prepared to accede to the saying that a little bit of what you fancy does you good.
As for my shopping yesterday,I bought a mango,some paw-paw,peaches,nectarines,oranges,strawberries and bananas along with some veges.My fish was a fillet of silver dory and wife choose some smoked trout,which we had for dinner with salad,followed by a fresh fruit salad and accompanied by a bottle of dry white.

Replied: 15th Jan 2007 at 03:45

Posted by: keno (2840) 

Empress you talk about healthy eating ,yet you and your Partner smoke.How About healthy living and stop smoking.

Replied: 15th Jan 2007 at 03:56

Posted by: keno (2840) 

Roy your a Conasuir.

Replied: 15th Jan 2007 at 03:59

Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

Billy, I think you can guarantee that you would fail any test for the diplomatic corps.

Keno - that's connoisseur, see if they have any dictionaries in the Phillipines when you go on holiday.

Roy - Can I come to your house for tea? I'm slavering at the menu.

Replied: 15th Jan 2007 at 10:17

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

And Keno you should address Roy as
Monsewer roy, Honestly! ozzielass his right you need a dickshunharry and no

Replied: 15th Jan 2007 at 10:27

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

Just had me some liver n onions left over from tea time with about half a loaf to mop up with.If i'm going to croak i'm going with a full belly and a smile on me mush.

Replied: 15th Jan 2007 at 22:27

Posted by: empress (9667) 

keno, i like me food and fags i'm no saint, only thing i can say is i rarely drink......cos it don't take much to put me on my harris.

Replied: 16th Jan 2007 at 00:18

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

The Filipinos won't know what's hit them,two Aussie personalities in two weeks albeit one is a pseudo Aussie.
Xrh59,if you had inserted an "H" I would forgive it as being spelt as it is sounds when spoken by the unenlightened but as it is I am hard pressed not to take umbrage.
As for the dictionary comment,you are directing it at the wrong person because I often get calls from Mr Collins and Mr Oxford as a spell check,Mr Webster doesn't know my number.
I cannot see anything wrong with liver and onions,quite a healthy meal and use wholemeal bread for mopping up and I like a bit of lean bacon with mine.

Replied: 16th Jan 2007 at 08:47


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