Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just shaking my head....

I was sitting at work last night having my dinner break! Now there's someone at work who is sick a lot, and takes quite a few sick days each month.

Now i realize i shouldn't judge other people but i was sitting there eating my trout and veggies and the other person is eating the smallest container you've ever seen of spagetti-o's and a mini little white bun. And that's all, for dinner!! But what i can't get over is that i've never seen a piece of meat, a single vegetable or a fruit in this person's lunch box. And you wonder why your sick!!

Now some people would say well they couldn't afford to eat what i was eating! Well my trout cost $2.37 the veggies pennies because they were from big bags of frozen veggies. So my dinner cost less than a lot of frozen dinners.

I honestly don't think about what others eat much, but when it's right across the table from you, you notice these things! And i have noticed that when i'm in the grocery store i'm watching what other people put in their carts. 

I think a lot of this is coming from reports i've been reading lately about how bad the average persons eating is. Well i never used to think people were that bad, but lately i'm changing my tune :)

Have you noticed this more lately?? Do you watch what others eat?? Do you see that people's eating habits are getting worse or do you see the opposite and think it's getting better??

18 comments:

  1. Ohh I definitely think peoples eating habits are getting worse. Well, maybe I just notice more. But I can definitely say that it's not getting better! It really saddens me....but I honestly don't think people realize how much the food that they eat affects them.

    When my husband and I first got married, he talked about how he had lots of 'down days'...where he just felt blah and where his energy levels were really low. I noticed that he wasn't eating any fruits or veggies. Yep, I added them to his diet and it was amazing...those days virtually disappeared!

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  2. Totally! I think eating well has made me a bit of a food snob! I feel really guilty because I look at what my friends and family are eating and almost sneer into myself. It is terrible to be this way! Especially since I was eating worse than them not so long ago! I am trying to be better about it, just be grateful that now I "get it" and try not to be so judgmental.

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  3. I think 'easy' is usually the top priority of most shoppers/eaters these days. And easy today is generally not healthy. I'm hoping for a change soon, but until then I'm gonna have to settle for not being average :)

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  4. I do a little more now. My sister always has crackers out on her counter and the kids come and go as they please eating them all day. The 14 yr old and 10 yr old are getting a little chubby and complaining about it. I pointed out to my sis that maybe snacking should be a little more planned out :) and she agreed. It's amazing what carbs in excess can do to your weight, fat free or not.

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  5. I've certainly noticed it! My mother nags at my father over his weight all the time but guess what she fixed for last Sunday dinner! Fried corn with cream cheese & bacon, greasy sloppy joes on white buns, greasy shredded potato casserole, green beans from the can and this dessert that consisted of several sticks of butter, cream cheese, sugar, milk, instant pudding and oreo cookies.....Yeah, I definitely notice these things now.

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  6. If I were to eat like any of my friends, I'd probably be around 400pounds by now. Ok, maybe that's an exaggeration, but they certainly don't have healthy diets.

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  8. It depends on which store I'm in. Most folks eat well at Whole Foods.

    It's a whole different ball of wax at Safeway and Albertsons. I don't judge though. Once upon a time I was them and didn't know any better either.

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  9. oh yes, I have noticed this very thing.

    I try to not judge, but I think its only human...not that I appreciate it much when I'm the one in the spotlight.

    I have a set of friends who "hate vegetables"... not just some - all...except potatoes (but not sweet potatoes). I've seen them remove green onion from a baked potato!!! craziness

    I can't imagine not eating veggies.

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  10. You are dead on! I find myself watching other peoples food choices. Now that mine have changed, I realize just how bad I ate before. Same thing with the shopping cart. Isn't it funny how we eye other's shopping carts.
    I feel super proud when I leave the grocery store with healthy food. I do remember feeling guilty when I had a cart full of sweets.

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  11. I'm one of those people who is on a very tight budget. I'm not working and have to make £220 a month stretch to pay bills and for food. Luckily because I'm at home I can cook meals from scratch instead of ready meals and I stock up on filling staples like whole wheat pasta, brown rice, dried beans, frozen fruit and veg. I'm just starting to learn about healthy cooking on a budget and love it.

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  12. I wanted to let you know I finally moved my low carb blog to the new account. It's not fully functional yet, but I have a few minutes so I wanted to let my friends know.

    http://jennslowcarbkitchen.blogspot.com/

    Take care!

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  13. I work with mostly Asians, and they eat a vegetable heavy diet. I don't get all the white rice, why even bother with that stuff? I have a few friends who eat a fried and meat heavy diet, but most are strong on veggies and healthy grain products.

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  14. I think you're noticing it because your eating habits are better now. I love watching what other people have in their carts. It isn't always the fat people with the junk in the carts either. Lots of skinny people eat crap. They just burn it better. I used to feel bad about having all the garbage loaded up. People only had to look at my cart to see why I was wearing so much fat.
    Now I feel good about all the healthy food I shlep around the store :)

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  15. I have watched what people put in their shopping carts and what's in those carts can tell you what the person looks like that is pushing it in most cases! I tend more to watch thin people... to see if they are eating what I have been trying to eat!

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  16. I actually dont pay much attention and dont tend to notice unless Im at somewhere like a fair or an amusement park.
    now that I type that Im wondering if all the people I see having fried oreos and funnelcakes much just be having a treat day.

    huh.

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  17. defnately look into people's grocery carts these days especially if they have kids. My biggest issue is all the "junk" and processed foods in there, the kids don't need it! there are so many foods that a re good for kids as snacks, I wish I would have seen more of them as a child, I am sure it would have helped me to not have the weight problem I have had these past 45 years!

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  18. I get really embarrassed by what I eat since I don't like fruit or vegetables much. I also have to thank you for this post, because it brought up some of my own issues and shame involved with not eating better. I even ended up writing a blog post about it.

    I really look forward to the day that I too will eat clean. The processed junk I eat makes me feel terrible. I'm feeling more motivated to work on eating better.

    Thank you again!

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