Freedom and Food -- A Rant [CharlieBrown'sDildo]

Ace has graciously invited me to be a guest blogger during the Great Vacation of 2012 (actually, I begged and pleaded, and he finally got sick of my e-mails). I offered to write about one of my favorite topics, the politics of food, and, stunningly, he agreed! Lest you think that I am a rank amateur and have no particular insight or knowledge that might make my opinions worthy of this rarified readership – I have a blog! And as we all know, that confers an irrevocable badge of expertise.

Freedom is a topic near and dear to all of our hearts, and there are few areas of our day-to-day lives that are controlled more tightly by government than what we eat and drink. The Feds have their dirty little paws in our food, through the marvelously efficient Department of Agriculture and the FDA (and the Department of Education just loves them some dictatorial power too). Every state, and most municipalities have large bureaucratic systems in place to control food production, sale and service. Of course they have the jackbooted thugs of law enforcement to make sure that little Jimmy and Sally don’t sell lemonade on the corner without an inspection certificate, food-handling certificate, business license and a fully plumbed facility inspected by the building department.

But all of these organizations, which I see as the tip of the spear of totalitarianism, have yet to manage the holy grail of big government; getting into our heads and directing exactly what we buy with our food dollar. And that’s the big problem. They rail about bad choices and Big Agriculture controlling what we eat, but the reality is that America has at its fingertips the greatest variety of food the world has ever known. Even ghetto markets have relatively inexpensive produce and other “healthy” choices that dwarf the choices our parents and grandparents had. But according to our overlords in Washington, we are choosing badly. And how do they know that? Because we are fat.

But we aren’t fat because we sit on our lazy asses and watch 500 channels of TV instead of going to the park with our kids. We aren’t fat because cars are so damned inexpensive that even our poor own one (or two) and drive instead of walk.

No, we are fat because ConAgra puts high fructose corn syrup in our cereal, instead of pure, natural unadulterated sugar. We are fat because Safeway markets high-margin, high-calorie products in the center aisles of their markets. We are fat because McDonalds has the temerity to serve an egg, some bacon, and a slice of cheese on a biscuit*….and charge only $1.79 for it! We are fat because New York City delis have the murderous habit of selling large containers of soda.

But one thing is certain; we aren’t fat because the government, in its infinite wisdom, decided to pimp a high carbohydrate, low fat diet to the American people, based on nothing more than some poorly designed studies and anecdotal evidence that eating fat must make you fat. And we aren’t fat because our schools (remember the Department of Education?) have systematically decreased the amount of time available for our children’s play, and limited that play to non-violent activities like watching videos and learning how to put condoms on bananas.

The clear message from the benevolent dictators is that we are incapable of making rational choices for ourselves, and that they must guide our every decision – in the best interest of the herd of course.

*The greatest hangover remedy known to man.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 02:00 PM



Comments

1 Stares down at expanding waistline.

Damnit, now I really have to get back into the gym.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 17, 2012 02:02 PM (3x3F6)

2 Yay I love you Mr. Dildo

Posted by: alex at December 17, 2012 02:05 PM (uFY4s)

3 Could you please change your username, not everyone on this site likes juvenile random vulgarity

Posted by: Village Idiot at December 17, 2012 02:05 PM (gO5W4)

4 CBD guest blogging? That is the 1st sign of the Apocalypse. Yep, the world is ending this week.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 17, 2012 02:06 PM (Zd/NW)

5 I also love white chocolate

Posted by: alex at December 17, 2012 02:06 PM (uFY4s)

6 Sausage Egg McMuffin is the nomnom. Only thing I eat at McDougals.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at December 17, 2012 02:07 PM (KXm42)

7 Could you please change your username, not everyone on this site likes juvenile random vulgarity
Posted by: Village Idiot at December 17, 2012 02:05 PM (gO5W4)


...

Are you sure you're at the right blog?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:07 PM (4df7R)

8 So if we put condoms on all our foods, won't that prevent digestion and weight gain?

Maybe we should just put an aspirin between our lips, like Sandra Fluke.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2012 02:07 PM (XkWWK)

9 Abe....inorite?

Posted by: eleven at December 17, 2012 02:07 PM (KXm42)

10 CBD guest blogging? That is the 1st sign of the Apocalypse. Yep, the world is ending this week.
Posted by: MrCaniac at December 17, 2012 02:06 PM (Zd/NW)


The apocalypse is due Friday, right? Good. I was planning to vacuum this weekend. Score!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:08 PM (4df7R)

11 Throw a hash brown on top of that BEC biscuit and I'm with you, CBD.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 17, 2012 02:08 PM (W7ffl)

12 "the greatest hangover remedy"?

I call bullshit. Per the AoSHQ guideline hair of the dog is the ONLY approved hangover cure. Another bottle of val-u-rite hangover be gone!

Posted by: Midaz at December 17, 2012 02:08 PM (1mZnX)

13 And we aren’t fat because our schools (remember the Department of
Education?) have systematically decreased the amount of time available
for our children’s play


Federal law mandates 300 minutes of PE a week K-12.

Scoff, but that's more than they spend on reading or writing at this point.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 17, 2012 02:09 PM (/kI1Q)

14 Now I know it is time for the Mayan Apocalypse. CBD has the keys to the blog!

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:09 PM (53z96)

15 Cripes, McDonald's delay bringing out the McRib until after Christmas this year, makes me wonder if politics had anything to do with it.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 17, 2012 02:09 PM (Zd/NW)

16 The greatest hangover cure known to man: a hit or two of teh marah-jah-wanna.

It's true.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at December 17, 2012 02:09 PM (7ObY1)

17 Y'all don't need to worry til you see me posting.

That will be endtimes.

Posted by: eleven at December 17, 2012 02:09 PM (KXm42)

18 Guy sitting across the office couldn't comprehend that I currently live on less than 30g of carbs a day. He didn't think it was even possible that I was alive.

Six or seven waist inches ago, I certainly felt a lot less alive than I do now.

If folks want to find a study justifying their behavior - however extreme it may or may not be - have faith, the Internet is here. Hell, using the internet, I bet folks could even find research suggesting that autism is caused by vaccinat....oh, I digress.

Posted by: The MSM at December 17, 2012 02:09 PM (hNXHo)

19
*The greatest hangover remedy known to man.

I suppose it's somehow fitting that the answer to too much Scotch is Scottish cuisine.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 17, 2012 02:10 PM (yiIja)

20 Cripes, McDonald's delay bringing out the McRib until after Christmas
this year, makes me wonder if politics had anything to do with it.


It's on sale here in Indianapolis.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 17, 2012 02:10 PM (/kI1Q)

21 Americans are fat because our diets have to manycarbohydrates, it's just that simple. (See USDA food pyramid, they encourage it)

Posted by: Gunner at December 17, 2012 02:10 PM (XGLac)

22 I hate food cranks.

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:11 PM (5H6zj)

23 Damn, two people beat me to it.

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:11 PM (53z96)

24 The apocalypse is due Friday, right? Good. I was planning to vacuum this weekend. Score!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:08 PM (4df7R)

Yes. We decided to have family over for dinner this Thursday, so we go to get everything all tidy just to have it go to shit the next day. Talk about wasting time.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 17, 2012 02:12 PM (Zd/NW)

25 >>>"the greatest hangover remedy"

I thought the greatest hangover remedy was MOAR BOOZE.

Posted by: Ambassador Rice at December 17, 2012 02:12 PM (XMDuf)

26
Seems like there were a lot fewer fat people...back when nearly everyone was smoking.

Back in the 70's and 80's, you would see people in jogging suits, jogging down the side of the road with a cigarette in their hand.
Now, people are sitting around playing with computers and eating.

Posted by: wheatie at December 17, 2012 02:12 PM (K4wCe)

27 Time is the greatest hangover remedy

Posted by: alex at December 17, 2012 02:13 PM (uFY4s)

28
Oh, sure. Ace let's you blog but totally snubs me.

Even though I didn't express any interest in posting articles, he could have anticipated that I might have wanted to and offered a spot, but nooo.

Hey, I've got dreams too. Just like AllenG, we dream of having our own blogs. Someday it's going to happen, then you'll see. Ace will wish he asked me to blog. You just wait.

Posted by: jwest at December 17, 2012 02:13 PM (ZDsRL)

29 Damn. Incompetent hack sock off!

Posted by: LibertarianJim (team #letitburn) at December 17, 2012 02:13 PM (XMDuf)

30 Americans are fat simply because they get almost no exercise. In addition, that is a fast way to have a heart attack.

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:13 PM (53z96)

31 My rest of the yearstaycation begins tomorrow evening. I plan to be choking on my vomit long before the Zombie Mayan Apocalypse kicks off.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 17, 2012 02:14 PM (W7ffl)

32 It was very interesting to me that while I was in England this summer, I noticed that Heinz catsup over there had no high fructose corn syrup, while it does here.

I wondered about all of the other things I ate... Far fewer fat people in Canterbury than here, although Brits do walk a lot more.


Posted by: Miss Marple at December 17, 2012 02:15 PM (GoIUi)

33 My wife made cups of Pomegranate seeds held together with melted chocolate chips last night.

Health food. High in vitamin C.
She took most of them to school with her this morning.
Students aren't allowed to have any, per mandated food rules.

Posted by: jwb7605 (Let It Burn) at December 17, 2012 02:15 PM (Qxe/p)

34 I feel left out. I had two days of sex ed in fifth grade (which taught me nothing I didn't really already know) but I never got to play with condoms and bananas.

Posted by: Adam at December 17, 2012 02:15 PM (/YJYi)

35 Hah, I just made caramel corn, which includes among its ingredients corn syrup. Would not work without it and it is so delicious.

Posted by: huerfano at December 17, 2012 02:15 PM (bAGA/)

36 >Throw a hash brown on top of that BEC biscuit and I'm with you, CBD.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 17, 2012 02:08 PM (W7ffl)


then deep-fry that....

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 17, 2012 02:15 PM (8sCoq)

37 apocalypse is due friday?

fucking apocalypse. I have a cold now, if the fucking apocalypse was worth anything it would have hit yesterday. so now I get to suffer through cold and then the apocalypse shows up fu.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:15 PM (Z9EHQ)

38 Charilie Browns Dildo gets a byline on the main page! What other right blog would do this? I love this place

Posted by: Finn McCool at December 17, 2012 02:15 PM (Q1khc)

39 If BBQ forks are outlawed, only outlaws will enjoy burgers hot off the grill:
http://is.gd/fYbYSM

Posted by: Gerry at December 17, 2012 02:15 PM (Dq97n)

40 Wow, you have a blog?
That's so cool! You might give Allen some tips on that. I think he wants to start one some day.

Posted by: Roland THTG at December 17, 2012 02:15 PM (I7O5y)

41 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 17, 2012 02:16 PM (5DR1j)

42 Haven't had any fast food in about six months and haven't drank a soda either diet or regular in 7 years exceptoccasionally asa mix with whiskey.

I miss them both. I miss fast food mostly for its namesake.

Posted by: polynikes at December 17, 2012 02:16 PM (m2CN7)

43 cbd? does nj even have internets?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:17 PM (Z9EHQ)

44
It's on sale here in Indianapolis.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 17, 2012 02:10 PM (/kI1Q)

I read it wasn't going to be back until after Christmas so that McDonalds could "goose" their 4th quarter sales. My god, there are McRibs right down the street and I am on my magic pron box!!!!
bunk!!! brb!!! Oh my god I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off squaking because I can't get a McRib into my stomach!!!

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 17, 2012 02:17 PM (Zd/NW)

45 Here we go. FNC with the "parade of the grieving parents".

Leave them to their grief for awhile. This has got to be horrendous enough for them without having to contend with reporters dogging their every step.

Leave them alone!

Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 02:17 PM (1eCVj)

46 Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts? I'm deathly allergic to peanuts, but peanut butter of some kind of peanut ingredient is pretty standard in most protein bars and the like. And most nuts that I would buy come with the disclaimer that they've been packed in a facility that also processes peanuts. Having gone to the hospital at least once for ingesting some peanut residue from a bottled smoothie (and another time having a reaction from a single jelly bean), I'd prefer to stay away from such warnings.

Suggestions?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:17 PM (4df7R)

47 Could you please change your username, not everyone on this site likes juvenile random vulgarity


They don't? Then why are they here?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 17, 2012 02:17 PM (5DR1j)

48 Yay I love you Mr. Dildo

Posted by: alex


It's nice to hear people sticking to the basics when naming their sexual accoutrements.

Very conservative.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at December 17, 2012 02:17 PM (NF2Bf)

49 BTW, absolute BS - calories are calories are calories - the BS about HFCS belongs to the Naderites.

Posted by: Gerry at December 17, 2012 02:17 PM (Dq97n)

50 *clears throat* You all know what I'm going to say. I'm still going to say it.


If the government cannot tell me whether or not I can put a dick in my mouth, the government cannot tell me whether or not I can put a doughnut in my mouth.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 17, 2012 02:18 PM (VtjlW)

51 I was going to ask who you have to blow to get a guest blogger gig around here but I guess the first sentence answers that.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:18 PM (Z9EHQ)

52 >Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts?


beef jerky

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 17, 2012 02:18 PM (8sCoq)

53 And speaking of good food; all you Morons who live in Middle GA take note of this place in East Dublin. Great BBQ. I had some this week-end. Could not quit eating it.

http://www.whitepages.com/business/ricks-b-b-q-inc-east-dublin-ga

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:18 PM (53z96)

54 Dildon't!

Posted by: eleven at December 17, 2012 02:18 PM (KXm42)

55 Suggestions?
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:17 PM (4df7R)



Moar steak?

Posted by: mugiwara at December 17, 2012 02:19 PM (W7ffl)

56 47 the amazing commentary on transmigratory birds

Posted by: alex at December 17, 2012 02:19 PM (uFY4s)

57 >and a fully plumbed facility

That part made me laugh out loud, If the products I was tasked to engineer were FDA regulated then my struggling employer wouldn't be moving us into a building with no plumbing. Was hoping for porta potties for Christmas so we wouldn't have to make the 200 yard pee dance across the parking lot to the other building.

Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay at December 17, 2012 02:19 PM (9HhTH)

58 I'm confused. You're saying that we should eat less carbs, so what else are we supposed to do with the bananas?

Posted by: red sweater at December 17, 2012 02:20 PM (CUi62)

59 beef jerky
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 17, 2012 02:18 PM (8sCoq)


I do love me some jerky...

I'm trying to cut down on my carbs. *mournful* I love bread, but I've got to do it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:20 PM (4df7R)

60 That and ring species

Posted by: alex at December 17, 2012 02:20 PM (uFY4s)

61 47 the amazing commentary on transmigratory birds
Posted by: alex at December 17, 2012 02:19 PM (uFY4s)

tranny birds?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:20 PM (Z9EHQ)

62
Hi! We're from your Government, and we are here to fuck shit up. Not just fuck things up, but fuck them up righteously, completely, and permanently. And you are gonna like it.

Posted by: maddogg at December 17, 2012 02:20 PM (OlN4e)

63
45Here we go. FNC with the "parade of the grieving parents".

Leave them to their grief for awhile. This has got to be horrendous enough for them without having to contend with reporters dogging their every step.

Leave them alone!

----------

Are you talking about that thing that Megyn Kelly just played?
That was a replay of an interview this morning on ABC...with the grieving parents.

Posted by: wheatie at December 17, 2012 02:20 PM (K4wCe)

64 Envy me, losers. I am eating a 1/3rd lb McDonalds Bacon Cheddar Angus Burger as I type!!! Hahahaha!

Posted by: Entropy at December 17, 2012 02:20 PM (TULs6)

65 Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts?

Edamame?

Posted by: EC at December 17, 2012 02:21 PM (GQ8sn)

66 Moar steak?
Posted by: mugiwara at December 17, 2012 02:19 PM (W7ffl)


Have you SEEN the price of steak lately?! I'm lucky to afford bologna.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:21 PM (4df7R)

67 46 Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts

Pork rinds. Your new best friend.

I can't take them, so stick to Angry Sasquatch myself.

Posted by: The MSM at December 17, 2012 02:21 PM (hNXHo)

68 MWR:
Low fat yogurt

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (5H6zj)

69 I'm confused. You're saying that we should eat less carbs, so what else are we supposed to do with the bananas?

*Waves hands frantically* I know! I know!

Posted by: Publicly Educated Prepubescent at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (NF2Bf)

70 I'm trying to cut down on my carbs. *mournful* I love bread, but I've got to do it.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:20 PM (4df7R)



You picked the wrong time of year to cut down on the carbs. On a related note, baked a batch of chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies for the office this morning. Nomnomnomnom

Posted by: mugiwara at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (W7ffl)

71 Anyone want my pickles?

Posted by: Entropy at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (TULs6)

72 McPukils is for fags. FYI.

Posted by: maddogg at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (OlN4e)

73 Edamame?
Posted by: EC at December 17, 2012 02:21 PM (GQ8sn)


I should clarify. Something that DOESN'T taste like the scummy snow-and-dirt residue I kicked off my tires this morning.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (4df7R)

74 Speaking of peanuts......strangely the only time I ever gained weight in my adult life was my year of eating peanutbutter.

Posted by: eleven at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (KXm42)

75 I can't take them, so stick to Angry Sasquatch myself.
Posted by: The MSM at December 17, 2012 02:21 PM (hNXHo)

doesn't burger king have an angry sasquatch whopper?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (Z9EHQ)

76
Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts?

MOAR beef jerky.

Also, eggs.

Posted by: Entropy at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (TULs6)

77 I concur that an Egg, Cheese and (choose your fave meat) Biscuit is the shit when you feel like, well, shit but an oft overlooked hangover cure is the Barnyard Buster from Tee Jaye's.

Ohh, buddy!

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at December 17, 2012 02:23 PM (bKhuu)

78 A little tidbit pasted from a newsletter about fat. BTW - ephedra is pretty good. But now its banned. If you even hint at wanting some, you're a drug addict looking to start a meth lab in the eyes of the government, and the dupes that listen to the government as if they are some kind of authority.
--
Here’s the truth about obesity: about the only thing harder to control than obesity is terminal cancer. That’s because there are dozens and dozensof genetic programs and feedback mechanisms hardwired into us by evolution to prevent us from becoming anorexic and not eating when food is abundant.

Note that the only folks you ever see into anorexia are teen-agers. The older you get, the more you are programmed to gain fat as a genetic starvation-preventative: men on their stomachs, women on their hips. And “old” as far as our still-paleolithic genes are concerned is the other side of 30. For all but the last second of evolutionary time, humans were grandparents with one foot in their graves by their early 30s.

Thus diets don’t work and folks are continually chasing after the latest diet fad, because with the unlimited amount of cheap food available in our society, each of us has an entire network of genetic programs adding fat to our bloated bodies. One single diet never works for everyone - only for some with the genes especially responsive to it.

An effective obesity medication would have to be a complex combination of drugs, an obesity cocktail, blocking as wide a range as possible of fat-adding feedback loops. The FDA hates this, demanding lengthy tests for each constituent of the combination and then separate tests for all the various interactions between them. The approval costs would be in the billions of dollars per obesity cocktail.

The only rescue from obesity on the horizon is not from the FDA but from genetically-engineered (GE) foods. It won’t be long, for example, until we have a low-carb/high-fiber GE potato. Or how about a GE steak, as healthy as salmon because the cattle have a gene that converts the saturated fat into cholesterol-lowering Omega-3 fats?

Scientists have also discovered the gene (one single gene) that controls 80% of beef tenderness. 20% of US cattle currently have the gene, and now they’ll be bred so 100% will. You’ll soon have a steak as tender and fat-marbled as you want, that lowers your cholesterol and drives PETA animal-rights activists crazy. You can’t beat that combo!

Posted by: Whatev at December 17, 2012 02:23 PM (2t6Gz)

79 Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts?

Beef jerky. Well, any kind of jerky, really. Also, in your "health food" aisle at the supermarket, you can buy protein bars. They're primarily soy protein, but some of them actually taste pretty good.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 17, 2012 02:23 PM (5DR1j)

80 Low fat yogurt
Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (5H6zj)


Oooh, good idea.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:23 PM (4df7R)

81 46
Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein
snacks that DON'T involve nuts? I'm deathly allergic to peanuts, but
peanut butter of some kind of peanut ingredient is pretty standard in
most protein bars and the like. And most nuts that I would buy come with
the disclaimer that they've been packed in a facility that also
processes peanuts. Having gone to the hospital at least once for
ingesting some peanut residue from a bottled smoothie (and another time
having a reaction from a single jelly bean), I'd prefer to stay away
from such warnings.



Suggestions?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:17 PM (4df7R)

52
>Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts?


beef jerky


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 17, 2012 02:18 PM (8sCoq)

Can't resist.
There is a high protein substance that comes from nuts, but those who have food allergies should be okay with, and you can get it not from beef jerky but from jerked beef.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 17, 2012 02:23 PM (Zd/NW)

82
Any kind of jerky, actually.

Beef jerky, rabbit jerky, crocodile jerky, venison jerky, buffalo jerky, snake jerky, chipmunk jerky, possum jerky, turkey jerky...

Posted by: Entropy at December 17, 2012 02:23 PM (TULs6)

83 No, we are fat because ConAgra puts high fructose corn syrup in our cereal, instead of pure, natural unadulterated sugar.

--------

Which, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with sugar tariffs.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at December 17, 2012 02:24 PM (NmR1a)

84 Yeah, if your looking to restrict carbs...Pork Rinds, Beef Sticks (like the aforementioned Angry Sasquatch), and nuts are really the only way to go snackwise.

Failing that, the expensive route is "Atkins bars" or somesuch, but you're going to encounter the same issue you saw before with co-production of peanut shit, etc.

Of course, there's always the nuclear option - raw fruits and veggies. Even on a no/low-carb diet, some of this is still permitted.

Posted by: Rob McNeece at December 17, 2012 02:24 PM (hNXHo)

85 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:17 PM (4df7R)

If you count a banana milkshake facimile as a snack, you can drink a banana cream Muscle Milk.One serving is 25g protein and 220 calories.

They taste too good though and you run the risk ofwanting to drinkmore and overdosing on protein. Damn they are good.

Posted by: polynikes at December 17, 2012 02:24 PM (m2CN7)

86 It was very interesting to me that while I was in England this summer, I noticed that Heinz catsup over there had no high fructose corn syrup, while it does here.

That's because their government isn't fucking with the prices of corn and sugar. Same reason most non-US places have real Coke. (I notice Pepsi's continuing to sell Throwback Pepsi with sugar - why can't Coke do that?).

Posted by: Ian S. at December 17, 2012 02:24 PM (B/VB5)

87 Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts?

Uhhh....not a clue.

Posted by: Harlan Pepper at December 17, 2012 02:24 PM (NF2Bf)

88 You picked the wrong time of year to cut down on the carbs.

Gah, tell me about it. I'm actually planning on making this my New Year's resolution, but I'm giving myself a headstart on it so I can work my way up to full speed in the New Year. That means only one slice of pie instead of two, etc.

It's going to really, really suck. But I'm determined!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:24 PM (4df7R)

89 Do you know any rich fat people? I don't.
Do you know poor fat people? I do.

What do poor people buy? Whatever the govt allows them to buy via food stamps.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 17, 2012 02:25 PM (HDgX3)

90 There is a high protein substance that comes from nuts, but those who
have food allergies should be okay with, and you can get it not from
beef jerky but from jerked beef.


False. Semen has very little protein in it. It's mostly carbs for the little guys to feed on while they search in vain for the egg cell at the end of a smelly sock.

Posted by: EC at December 17, 2012 02:25 PM (GQ8sn)

91 *The greatest hangover remedy known to man.


A sandwich?

At my house it's a BJ, then eggs and bacon brought to me in bed for breakfast.


OK, I am a dreamer.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at December 17, 2012 02:25 PM (wR+pz)

92 Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts?

Uhh, uhm, I got nothin.

Posted by: Barack "Man's Country" Obama at December 17, 2012 02:26 PM (B/VB5)

93 Are you talking about that thing that Megyn Kelly just played? That was a replay of an interview this morning on ABC...with the grieving parents.
Posted by: wheatie at December 17, 2012 02:20 PM (K4wCe)


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Did she show it for her own commentary or did she show it as an example of the merciless MFM.

I've already switched over to the "Hellboy" movie.

Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 02:26 PM (1eCVj)

94 Sorry, I never eat at McD's. I have Jimmy Deans sausage, egg, and cheese croissant every morning with a small bag of Better Made Potato Chips in the morning. 6 bucks and change for a dozen at my local commissary.

Posted by: Bill R. at December 17, 2012 02:26 PM (Wtev9)

95 Beef jerky, rabbit jerky, crocodile jerky, venison jerky, buffalo jerky, snake jerky, chipmunk jerky, possum jerky, turkey jerky...
Posted by: Entropy at December 17, 2012 02:23 PM (TULs6)


I feel like I'm in "Forrest Gump." lol!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:26 PM (4df7R)

96 Now I know it is time for the Mayan Apocalypse. CBD has the keys to the blog!

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:09 PM (53z96)

Nah, they're not crazy. I had to slip this under the door and leave a bottle of Valu-Rite on the front stoop.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2012 02:26 PM (GsoHv)

97 74
Speaking of peanuts......strangely the only time I ever gained weight in my adult life was my year of eating peanutbutter.


Posted by: eleven at December 17, 2012 02:22 PM (KXm42)

Word. It even got me sent to the pound.

Posted by: Toby the Beagle at December 17, 2012 02:26 PM (Zd/NW)

98 Do you know any rich fat people? I don't.

Errr... yes. Several.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 17, 2012 02:27 PM (5DR1j)

99 This post went well with a slice of apple pie smothered in vanilla/bourbon whipped cream.
The double americano isn't hurting it, either.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2012 02:27 PM (apgKV)

100 I'd take possum jerky over turkey jerky any day.

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 17, 2012 02:27 PM (GFM2b)

101 Megyn is as bad as the rest of the MFM. Actually interviewing on air little Sophie because Sophie's mom decided to pimp her out on Friday.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 17, 2012 02:27 PM (+k/kq)

102 I believe this will cure a hang over faster than some wimpy sandwich.



http://tinyurl.com/bvrqook

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at December 17, 2012 02:28 PM (wR+pz)

103 Oh - another new product that is now becoming more and more prevalent - Bacon Jerky. Even Walgreens is OEMing it now through their "Nice!" store brand. I found some at a shithole in the middle of FL a month or two back.

This shit is serious...fucking...business.

If, at some point, some leftist moves to ban this product, fucking heads will roll. It's *that* good. And, well, it doesn't taste like bacon - it *is* bacon.

Posted by: Rob McNeece at December 17, 2012 02:28 PM (hNXHo)

104 Gah, tell me about it. I'm actually planning on making this my New Year's resolution, but I'm giving myself a headstart on it so I can work my way up to full speed in the New Year. That means only one slice of pie instead of two, etc. It's going to really, really suck. But I'm determined!
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:24 PM (4df7R)


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Yup. I'm determined too.....kind of......maybe.

Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 02:28 PM (1eCVj)

105 mwr

it will be hard at first but you will feel better and then you won't even miss crappy food!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at December 17, 2012 02:28 PM (xDelD)

106 If you count a banana milkshake facimile as a snack, you can drink a banana cream Muscle Milk.One serving is 25g protein and 220 calories.

That DOES sound good. I've seen Muscle Milk but never looked too closely at it. I'll have to give it a looksee.

Of course, there's always the nuclear option - raw fruits and veggies. Even on a no/low-carb diet, some of this is still permitted.

That's where I've been starting, though the cost of fruits and veggies -- especially at this time of year -- is ridiculous.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:29 PM (4df7R)

107 Megyn would also go well with the aforementioned bourbon infused whipped cream.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2012 02:29 PM (apgKV)

108 i love your nice charlie....don't ever change it.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at December 17, 2012 02:29 PM (xDelD)

109 I want peach cobbler. With Blue Bell vanilla bean ice cream.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 17, 2012 02:29 PM (5DR1j)

110 Do you know any rich fat people? I don't.

I know right? *picks toblerone bar out of hair, gobbles hurriedly*

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at December 17, 2012 02:30 PM (NF2Bf)

111 I don't get why people really care what anybody else eats. It is one of the most personal decisions one can make every day. I also don't interject into what others feed their kids. Some go agro on me because the very high fat diet I feed my kids. But they are very slim and appear fit and happy. I don't tell the parents of fat kids to stop shoving grains down their gullet every day.

People have a right to be fat slobs. I don't like looking at it, but I not going to step on their right to pork up.

Posted by: GadsdenBC at December 17, 2012 02:30 PM (AT1Ju)

112 Good luck with your diet, MWR!

Mr Y-not announced that he wants "us" to go back on a diet (mostly him, but as cook & family dietician, I'm along for the ride), but mercifully this time he's giving me until after the holidays. A couple of years ago he sprang this on my a few days before T-day.

Mostly he needs to exercise, but we'll do the whole food tracking thing for a few weeks to get him kick-started.

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:30 PM (5H6zj)

113 Posted by: Open Blogger at 02:00 PM


TL;DR:
The Hubris of Intellect is alive and well, and big gov is here to give it to us good and hard. We should be thanking them.

Posted by: cajun carrot at December 17, 2012 02:30 PM (UZQM8)

114 If the government cannot tell me whether or not I can put a dick in my mouth, the government cannot tell me whether or not I can put a doughnut in my mouth.

If you put the donut on a dick, then they can't criticize you. Hell, you may get a federal grant!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 17, 2012 02:30 PM (3x3F6)

115
False. Semen has very little protein in it. It's
mostly carbs for the little guys to feed on while they search in vain
for the egg cell at the end of a smelly sock.


Posted by: EC at December 17, 2012 02:25 PM (GQ8sn)

I beg to differ. All of my research done by readers of Penthouse magazine has led me to conclude that women who ingest lot's of this wonder food are the hottest women that all men in the world want. Plus they all have perfect measurements.
It is science, and it is settled.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 17, 2012 02:30 PM (Zd/NW)

116 Oh - another new product that is now becoming more and more prevalent - Bacon Jerky.

Isn't bacon, by it's very nature, jerky lite?

Mm... bacon jerky...

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:30 PM (4df7R)

117 Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at December 17, 2012 02:29 PM (xDelD)

For you? Anything......

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2012 02:30 PM (GsoHv)

118
93...Did she show it for her own commentary or did she show it as an example of the merciless MFM.

Probably for her own commentary, Soona...even though she choked up after it.

I was amazed at the parents, themselves, that they would go on national tv just a few days after losing their little girl.

Posted by: wheatie at December 17, 2012 02:30 PM (K4wCe)

119 Carbs are great food, if you're poor and can't afford to eat too much of them. Lot's of skinny carb eating people in the world.

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at December 17, 2012 02:31 PM (QupBk)

120 Phoenixgirl!

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:31 PM (Z9EHQ)

121 High protein snack without peanuts? Also see Cablias


http://tinyurl.com/d6rly8n

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at December 17, 2012 02:31 PM (wR+pz)

122
I beg to differ. All of my research done by
readers of Penthouse magazine has led me to conclude that women who
ingest lot's of this wonder food are the hottest women that all men in
the world want. Plus they all have perfect measurements.
It is science, and it is settled.


Posted by: MrCaniac at December 17, 2012 02:30 PM (Zd/NW)


Yoo hoo!!!

*waves*

Posted by: Sandra "Chrome Trailer Hitch" Fluke at December 17, 2012 02:32 PM (GQ8sn)

123 Gah, tell me about it. I'm actually planning on
making this my New Year's resolution, but I'm giving myself a headstart
on it so I can work my way up to full speed in the New Year. That means
only one slice of pie instead of two, etc. It's going to really, really
suck. But I'm determined!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:24 PM (4df7R)





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Yup. I'm determined too.....kind of......maybe.

Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 02:28 PM (1eCVj)

I acutally did weight watchers all of 2011. Lost about 30lbs. It works as long as you stick with it (I just did the online stuff, no meetings.)Then the holidays came, I stopped and put back on about 10lbs. (Sadly) oh and I kept (stupidly) paying them hoping I'd start back up again (I never did.)Now I'm going to try gold ol' fashioned exercise once the weather warms up a bit.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 17, 2012 02:32 PM (FFPeJ)

124 My typical need-to-lose-weight diet consists of black coffee with a heaping side of starvation. I'll be back on it for most of January.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 17, 2012 02:33 PM (W7ffl)

125 The absolute worst thing about the 'Low Fat' mantra... is that current research suggests it is actualy COUNTER Productive for Men...

Fat is one of the building blocks needed for testosterone, which leads to leaner muscle mass... along with MAN type behaviours....

Which (putting on his tinfoil hat) may have been the point.... the LAST thing our current Masters in Washington want is for the American Male to got back to his MANly roots... and throw those wanna be Mom's out of power.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 17, 2012 02:34 PM (lZBBB)

126 This reminds me. Last night, we went looking at Christmas lights in a nicer neighborhood, and I remarked to my wife that I wished I could afford one of those houses. That got us on the subject of relative wealth when my son asked, "What does rich mean?"

So I got to give him the answer that I think every little kid should have: Rich, in any real sense, means waking up knowing you're going to have food to eat, clean clothes to wear, hot water for a shower, and enough left over that you can watch TV or play with toys. Most people in the world don't have that.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 17, 2012 02:34 PM (5DR1j)

127 The end of the world wouldnt really be all that bad. We're all going to die sometime and if everybody goes at once, you won't feel like you're missing out on anything.

I've been watching a doc on what killed the dinos. The meteor that hit the desert was a mere 150 ft in diameter. The one that hit the Yucatan, was the size of Everest. I never knew those Mexican sinkholes are caused by it.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 17, 2012 02:34 PM (jWwDJ)

128

the blogsters keep comin'!

it helps against the Ace withdrawals

Posted by: beach at December 17, 2012 02:35 PM (LpQbZ)

129 Carbs are great food, if you're poor and can't afford to eat too much of them. Lot's of skinny carb eating people in the world.
Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at December 17, 2012 02:31 PM (QupBk)


Carbs are the body's main source of energy, so if you don't get a lot of sustenance, or if you do a lot of exertive activity during the day, they're the best bang for your buck. If you don't use them up, though, they just get turned in to fat, and it takes forever to get the fat burned off.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:35 PM (4df7R)

130 Cripes, McDonald's delay bringing out the McRib until after Christmas this year, makes me wonder if politics had anything to do with it.
Posted by: MrCaniac at December 17, 2012 02:09 PM (Zd/NW)



The McRib has been out by me for at least two weeks. Remember, the McRib is rolled out on a regional schedule.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 17, 2012 02:35 PM (VtjlW)

131 Just eat real food and not the processed stuff and the fat will melt off while you sit on the couch.

It's not just HFCS which is difficult to burn off, it's the amount of sugar added too EVERYTHING.

BTW alcohol is refined sugar unfortunately.

Look at ingredients it will blow your mind.

FTR, just a shade under 6'6'' and 205.

No matter how fat any of us are it's are, it's miniscule compared to the fat content of our fucking government and the fatheads robbing us blind that have overrun it.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 17, 2012 02:36 PM (aZ6ew)

132 Carbs are great food, if you're poor and can't afford to eat too much of them. Lot's of skinny carb eating people in the world.
Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at December 17, 2012 02:31 PM (QupBk)


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There's a lot of nutritious carbs in pie.

Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 02:36 PM (1eCVj)

133 Great first paragraph!!

Posted by: Cricket at December 17, 2012 02:37 PM (DrC22)

134 >>just a shade under 6'6'' and 205.

Eat a burger.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2012 02:38 PM (apgKV)

135
Well done, EC, with your caloric breakdown of the human load. Why don't you just tell women the stuff is poison?

There's easier ways to come out of the closet than spoiling the fun of heterosexuals, you know.

Posted by: spongeworthy at December 17, 2012 02:38 PM (r5w1L)

136 Y-Not; this is the best thing I have ever seen for tracking calories and cholesterol. You use the meal planner not to "plan" meals but to enter what ever you eat for breakfast, lunch, and supper.

It will then be able to give you a run down on all the nutrition stuff. I then take the stuff I track and enter it in a spread sheet.

I have version 9

http://store.valusoft.com/MasterCook-Version-11-Download_p_41.html

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:38 PM (53z96)

137
....Now I'm going to try gold ol' fashioned exercise once the weather warms up a bit.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 17, 2012 02:32 PM (FFPeJ)


Doing things out in the cold burns calories too.
Personally, I prefer it over hot weather.

Posted by: wheatie at December 17, 2012 02:38 PM (K4wCe)

138 You don't be fat for your reasons and I'll not be fat for my reasons.

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 17, 2012 02:38 PM (XUKZU)

139 with cheese and bacon.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2012 02:38 PM (apgKV)

140 >>>*The greatest hangover remedy known to man.

You can eat an egg while hung over? Your a better man than I. An egg during a hangover for me is definitely booked with a round trip ticket.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at December 17, 2012 02:39 PM (0q2P7)

141 If you put the donut on a dick, then they can't criticize you. Hell, you may get a federal grant!

*lightbulbs* Time to hit up http://nea.gov/ for forms.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 17, 2012 02:39 PM (/kI1Q)

142 The absolute worst thing about the 'Low Fat' mantra... is that current research suggests it is actualy COUNTER Productive for Men...

Fat is one of the building blocks needed for testosterone, which leads to leaner muscle mass... along with MAN type behaviours....

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 17, 2012 02:34 PM (lZBBB)

my anecdotal evidence suggests you are right. my desk job and city living put a crimp in my physical activity. I started working out in a gym and mad adjustments to my diet in order to stay fit - biggest mistake I made was reducing fat - messed up my metabolism big time. Slightly reducing overall calories and keeping fat at normal percentages solved everything.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:39 PM (Z9EHQ)

143 No guns and no butter! They'll both kill ya! Omelets are perfectly okay though.

Posted by: liberal douche at December 17, 2012 02:39 PM (jPVBi)

144 BTW, it also has thousands of recipes in it. And you can enter your own.

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:40 PM (53z96)

145 >>Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts?

Jerkey, hard boiled eggs, cheese, sausage labeled "all natural" so that it doesn't have corn syrup added, some plain Greek style yogurt--but check the label carefully--cottage cheese, more cheese...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 17, 2012 02:40 PM (SUKHu)

146 Shedding excess weight was once a truly First World problem, but now, thanks to our current administration causing skyrocketing food prices and food shortages, we can be as skinny as any Third World nation!

huzzah!!!!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at December 17, 2012 02:40 PM (53riN)

147 Posted by: wheatie at December 17, 2012 02:38 PM (K4wCe)

The vast majority of my outdoor exercise consists of walking long distances with the Mrs. and she hates cold.
Also once my racquetball partner gets back from Christmas traveling we'll start that back up. (It's really hard to play racquetball by yourself, and I find drills boring.)

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 17, 2012 02:40 PM (FFPeJ)

148 136 Y-Not; this is the best thing I have ever seen for tracking calories and cholesterol.
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Thanks, Vic.

We found an app for our iPhones, but I'll check this out, too.

How are you and your lovely wife feeling, btw? I'm not around much lately (hurt my back, distracted with puppy) so I've missed updates.

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:40 PM (5H6zj)

149 All I get from this is that Charlie Brown's Dildo has an insatiable appetite and is fully engorged.

This is almost as disturbing as the time I noted that Charlie Brown's Dildo was half-cocked.

Posted by: Wooga at December 17, 2012 02:40 PM (8M3H4)

150 So I got to give him the answer that I think every little kid should have: Rich, in any real sense, means waking up knowing you're going to have food to eat, clean clothes to wear, hot water for a shower, and enough left over that you can watch TV or play with toys start up your own blog. Most people in the world don't have that.

You'll get there one day Allen!

But some fine words nonetheless.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at December 17, 2012 02:41 PM (NF2Bf)

151 >>Eat a burger.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2012 02:38 PM (apgKV)

I do regularly, but put sugar free salsa and good mustard on it instead of Heinz red sugar.
10 years ago at I was 265.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 17, 2012 02:41 PM (aZ6ew)

152 nice=nic.....ugh

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at December 17, 2012 02:41 PM (xDelD)

153
Yeah, I had a whole article on carbs and nutrition and jizz and other stuff - with research too - but no place to post it.

'Cause I wasn't one of the "chosen people".

Now I know how Allen feels. All these great ideas and no place to publish them.

Posted by: jwest at December 17, 2012 02:41 PM (ZDsRL)

154 This is a free country and we have freedom of choice except for light bulbs and firearms and toilets and automobiles and healthcare and drink sizes and . . . .

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 17, 2012 02:41 PM (XUKZU)

155 Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:38 PM (53z96)

Vic recommended this to me several months ago, and it is an excellent program. As he points out, there are thousands of recipes available, and it is simple to add your own recipes and get detailed nutritional information, as well as a standard template.

Good stuff.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2012 02:42 PM (GsoHv)

156 it takes forever to get the fat burned off.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:35 PM (4df7R)

Because you need aerobic exercise to do that, and that takes time and effort. I myself need to, but it's hard to keep at it over time.

Posted by: KG at December 17, 2012 02:42 PM (p7BzH)

157 So I got to give him the answer that I think every little kid should have: Rich, in any real sense, means waking up knowing you're going to have food to eat, clean clothes to wear, hot water for a shower, and enough left over that you can watch TV or play with toys. Most people in the world don't have that.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 17, 2012 02:34 PM (5DR1j)


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You should have also told him that rich meant getting aboard your own private jet and flying to the North Pole and watching Santa start his Christmas journey.

Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 02:42 PM (1eCVj)

158 bah humbug - rich is rich happy is happy. rich means you have a lot of money. lots of really rich people are miserable. no need to confuse the issue.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:42 PM (Z9EHQ)

159 How are you and your lovely wife feeling, btw? I'm
not around much lately (hurt my back, distracted with puppy) so I've
missed updates.

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:40 PM (5H6zj)

I am doing fine other than the neuropathy in hands and feet. Wife is slowly getting better but she is still not able to eat normally.

Hope your back is better.

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:42 PM (53z96)

160 I do regularly, but put sugar free salsa and good mustard on it instead of Heinz red sugar.
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How much were you using? Heinz catsup has 15 cals per TBSP for pity's sake.

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:42 PM (5H6zj)

161 >>Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts?

Coffee with heavy cream.

Which reminds me it's almost time for my two o'cup clock of coffee...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 17, 2012 02:43 PM (SUKHu)

162 Mmmmmmmmm butter

Posted by: alex at December 17, 2012 02:43 PM (uFY4s)

163 Epicurean are we? Or just curious? Sounds like a grant idea for hte donut dick project.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 17, 2012 02:43 PM (+k/kq)

164 Jerkey, hard boiled eggs, cheese, sausage labeled "all natural" so that it doesn't have corn syrup added, some plain Greek style yogurt--but check the label carefully--cottage cheese, more cheese...
Posted by: Mama AJ at December 17, 2012 02:40 PM (SUKHu)


Ah, yes! Cottage cheese! Am I alone in LIKING cottage cheese? I've known several people who take one look at the stuff and turn green. I suppose it's a textural thing for them. I love it.

Cheese is a good idea. I'm liking this. Just a little cheese generally gets rid of any of that nagging hunger I would otherwise feel. Some mellow cheddar and pepperjack perhaps? Hmm...

*writing things down furiously!*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:43 PM (4df7R)

165 This is a free country and we have freedom of choice except for light bulbs and firearms and toilets and automobiles and healthcare and drink sizes and . . .

You'll get nothing but genital freedom and like it!

Posted by: Judge Smails at December 17, 2012 02:43 PM (NF2Bf)

166 >>Hope your back is better.

A bit better every day. I fell down icy steps last Tuesday. I'm a lovely shade of purple.

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:43 PM (5H6zj)

167 I meant personally.....I don't know rich fat people. And yes I know plenty of rich** people

** Rich defined as what Obama classifies as rich and fat I mean FAT, not he/she could stand to lose 10 lbs.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 17, 2012 02:44 PM (HDgX3)

168 I created a great diet. I call it the Light Beer Diet. Because, I hate light beer; it's like making love in a canoe: fucking close to water. So, I drink whiskey. Lost twenty pounds.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at December 17, 2012 02:44 PM (i7B17)

169 it takes forever to get the fat burned off.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:35 PM (4df7R)

Because you need aerobic exercise to do that, and that takes time and effort. I myself need to, but it's hard to keep at it over time.
Posted by: KG at December 17, 2012 02:42 PM (p7BzH)

if you are going to burn the fat go for low intensity high duration exercises.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:44 PM (Z9EHQ)

170 Protein

Posted by: alex at December 17, 2012 02:44 PM (uFY4s)

171 Saw JJ Sefton earlier today iirc talking about making his own pizza.

That's definitely the way to go.

We CAN have nice things.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 17, 2012 02:45 PM (aZ6ew)

172 Cottage Cheese is a deal breaker.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2012 02:45 PM (apgKV)

173 Rich is when you owe the bank so much money, they will continue to lend you more to make the payments, just so they don't have to take the hit on their book when you default.

Posted by: jwest at December 17, 2012 02:45 PM (ZDsRL)

174 You should have also told him that rich meant getting aboard your own
private jet and flying to the North Pole and watching Santa start his
Christmas journey.


Rich kids get to ride with Santa.

Posted by: eleven at December 17, 2012 02:45 PM (KXm42)

175 I eat therefore I am.

Used to think cool crap like that all the time before I gave up grass. Ur... not that I ever actually ever did anything so illegal like that as per my security clearance. Cough Cough

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 17, 2012 02:46 PM (79ueO)

176 Mmmmmm... fat

Posted by: alex at December 17, 2012 02:46 PM (uFY4s)

177 Doing things out in the cold burns calories too. Personally, I prefer it over hot weather.
Posted by: wheatie at December 17, 2012 02:38 PM (K4wCe)


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You'd be surprised on how many calories it takes to sweat.

Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 02:46 PM (1eCVj)

178 Am I alone in LIKING cottage cheese?

With a little black pepper. Putting fruit on it turns it to shit.

It should also never be used in anything heated or baked. Use ricotta as God intended.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 17, 2012 02:46 PM (/kI1Q)

179 THC is the Total Hangover Cure...although an eggymac is in the top 10.

Posted by: walknot at December 17, 2012 02:46 PM (vo2je)

180 if you are going to burn the fat go for low intensity high duration exercises.

Traditional cowgirl.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2012 02:46 PM (apgKV)

181 A bit better every day. I fell down icy steps last Tuesday. I'm a lovely shade of purple.

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:43 PM (5H6zj)

The Vermont Country Store has some nice cleats that will attach to your shoes to help prevent that.
http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/home.jsp?

http://is.gd/VQzGHJ

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:47 PM (53z96)

182


Barbra "Blubber" Streisand and Michael "Bloviated" Moore unavailable for comment.

Posted by: beached liberal whales at December 17, 2012 02:47 PM (LpQbZ)

183 Ah, yes! Cottage cheese! Am I alone in LIKING cottage cheese?
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I like it, too.

One trick we rely on, especially if you can afford it, is pre-measured things. Someone makes individual servings of cottage cheese, can't remember who, so that's great for portion control.

Dieting is such an interesting thing in terms of psychology. For my husband he has to have crunchy things to feel satisfied (not figs!). For me, I can't abide most "diet" foods. I'd rather have 1/3 cup decent ice cream than a whole bowl of ice milk, for instance.

Great thing about dieting in winter is that starting your meal with a bowl of soup is a good way to suppress your appetite and it works well in the cold months.

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:47 PM (5H6zj)

184 if you are going to burn the fat go for low intensity high duration exercises.

I can help with that! *licks balls, sneers at jealous owner*

Posted by: The Doggeh at December 17, 2012 02:47 PM (NF2Bf)

185 >>I fell down icy steps last Tuesday.

Ouchy.

Hope hubby treats you like royalty while you are purple!

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 17, 2012 02:47 PM (SUKHu)

186 The Vermont Country Store has some nice cleats that will attach to your shoes to help prevent that.
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Sadly, we have those and I am too stupid to use them!

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:48 PM (5H6zj)

187 if you are going to burn the fat go for low intensity high duration exercises.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:44 PM (Z9EHQ)

As I said, aerobic exercise. Low to medium intensity.

Weight lifting, for example, is high intensity which utilizes the anaerobic pathway, not what you want for fat burning, obviously.

Posted by: KG at December 17, 2012 02:48 PM (p7BzH)

188 Rich means people kissing your feet. Otherwise you just have a lot of money.

Posted by: Cricket at December 17, 2012 02:48 PM (DrC22)

189
166....I fell down icy steps last Tuesday.

Ouch. That sounds painful, Y-not.
Hope it gets better soon.

Back injuries are awful...because it's so easy to re-injure yourself, just by moving the wrong way or lifting your arms.
I never realized how heavy my arms are, until I had a back injury.

Posted by: wheatie at December 17, 2012 02:48 PM (K4wCe)

190 I like cottage cheese.

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:48 PM (53z96)

191 Rich means anyone with more money than myself.

Posted by: Every Wealthy Liberal at December 17, 2012 02:49 PM (W7ffl)

192 Charlie Brown's Dildo writing about the "spear of totalitarianism." Pot, kettle.

Posted by: Cricket at December 17, 2012 02:49 PM (DrC22)

193 I like cottage cheese.
Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:48 PM (53z96)

I like REAL cottage cheese. My wife buys me that no-fat cottage cheese. Tastes like rubber

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 17, 2012 02:50 PM (79ueO)

194 It should also never be used in anything heated or baked. Use ricotta as God intended.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 17, 2012 02:46 PM (/kI1Q)


*SHUDDER* I don't even want to think about COOKED cottage cheese. That's just... that's so wrong.

I must profess that, for me, cottage cheese is best plain or on top of some pineapple rings. Other fruits, no; most of them are much too sweet. But the tartness of the pineapple goes well with the creaminess of the cottage cheese.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:50 PM (4df7R)

195 OK, now I'm hungry!

Catch you later, gators!

Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:50 PM (5H6zj)

196 164 MWR, I like cottage cheese too. Sometimes with fruit, sometimes mixed with sour cream and jelly in a tortilla as a blintz, and sometimes mixed with ranch dressing, parmesean cheese and black pepper on chips.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:50 PM (wbeNt)

197 166....I fell down icy steps last Tuesday.

*WINCE* I feel your pain, Y-Not. I hope you're getting plenty of rest and healing up properly. Can't be easy with a puppy around!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:50 PM (4df7R)

198 As I said, aerobic exercise. Low to medium intensity.

Weight lifting, for example, is high intensity which utilizes the anaerobic pathway, not what you want for fat burning, obviously.
Posted by: KG at December 17, 2012 02:48 PM (p7BzH)

you expect me to read the whole thread?



my comment was mostly intended for people who decide to get in shape by running or even jogging. If you are out of shape and trying to lose weight you are probably unable to run or jog long enough - more than twenty minutes - to achieve meaningful weight loss. long walks or chores are good for starters - mow the lawn.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:51 PM (Z9EHQ)

199 A bit better every day. I fell down icy steps last Tuesday. I'm a lovely shade of purple.
Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:43 PM (5H6zj)


This is my fear. Been spending two days scraping ice off of my back deck and front steps/driveway.

Getting a lot of icy rain up in the NE.

Putting out sand, etc. For my delivery men.

Posted by: frozen beach at December 17, 2012 02:51 PM (LpQbZ)

200 Well done. An excellent summary of yet one more form of do-gooder totalitarianism. My answer to all those who would 'save' us from ourselves:
Viva la muerte!

Posted by: Reactionary at December 17, 2012 02:51 PM (Qqva6)

201 MWR,

Also try to cook extra meat to nom as a later snack.

One writer who is seriously low carbrecommends eating a slice of butter for a snack.

Can't quite bring myself to do that, but cream in the coffee definitely satisfies like skim milk does not. YMMV...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 17, 2012 02:51 PM (SUKHu)

202 the "spear of totalitarianism."

Good eye.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2012 02:51 PM (apgKV)

203 My food intake yesterday:

pulled pork sandwiches (home made)
Christmas cookies (home made)
Chili (home made)
smoothies (home made with organic fruit)

I also spent 90 minutes playing basketball at the gym

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 17, 2012 02:51 PM (HDgX3)

204 I've been using a punching bag, a couple hundred jumping jacks, and walking the dog about a mile 5x a week for the past two weeks. Went from 205 to 197 in that time.

Posted by: Adam at December 17, 2012 02:51 PM (/YJYi)

205 Federal law mandates 300 minutes of PE a week K-12.

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Are you sure about the mandate? My 10th grader wasn't required to take PE at all this year.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 17, 2012 02:52 PM (G92TH)

206 sometimes mixed with ranch dressing, parmesean cheese and black pepper on chips.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:50 PM (wbeNt)


Mmmm... I've already had lunch, but that sounds damn good.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:52 PM (4df7R)

207 I like cottage cheese.
Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 02:48 PM (53z96)


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I like pie.

Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 02:52 PM (1eCVj)

208 Cottage cheese is great when it's limited to a jar in my refrigerator. Not so great on my girlfriend's thighs.

In unrelated news, I'm single ladies!

Posted by: mugiwara at December 17, 2012 02:53 PM (W7ffl)

209 I like pie.
Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 02:52 PM (1eCVj)


I see what your getting at

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 17, 2012 02:53 PM (79ueO)

210 I like Cake Girl.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2012 02:54 PM (apgKV)

211 3.14

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 17, 2012 02:54 PM (+k/kq)

212 Also try to cook extra meat to nom as a later snack.

I've done this with leftovers, though not specifically by planning ahead to do so. Good idea.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:54 PM (4df7R)

213 Gary Taubes

Why We Get Fat And What to do About It

Your library probably has it.

The truth is out there...

Posted by: Parker at December 17, 2012 02:54 PM (YkW3i)

214
177...You'd be surprised on how many calories it takes to sweat.

Oh I know, Soona...it takes a lot.
It's just that, when the temps get above 95 degrees, my energy level disappears.
Doing anything out in the heat seems grueling.

On the other hand, having cold air on my face has an energizing effect...and I seem to burn more calories doing things out in the cold.

Posted by: wheatie at December 17, 2012 02:54 PM (K4wCe)

215 š

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:54 PM (4df7R)

216 smoothies (home made with organic fruit)
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 17, 2012 02:51 PM (HDgX3)


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Sure beats the ceramic fruit, huh?


Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 02:55 PM (1eCVj)

217 >>How much were you using? Heinz catsup has 15 cals per TBSP for pity's sake.
Posted by: Y-not at December 17, 2012 02:42 PM (5H6zj)

A lot, but I was just using the sugar free salsa as an example of an improvement that also enhances without sugar. Plenty of examples.Heinz sucks for a number of reasons, but tomato products unless specifying from real tomatoes and not paste (HFCS) always add sugar unnecessarily.
Sorry, to hear about the fall Y-not.Coincidentally recovering from the same thing (bruised kidney).Feet first off the top of the deck onto the corner of the bottom step.After initially feeling sorry for myself, I realized How close I came to buying a farm out here with no one around.
Doctor said trauma same as a car accident.Take care of that so it doesn't linger.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 17, 2012 02:55 PM (aZ6ew)

218 Weight lifting, for example, is high intensity which
utilizes the anaerobic pathway, not what you want for fat burning,
obviously.

Posted by: KG at December 17, 2012 02:48 PM (p7BzH)

__________________
Sort of.Doing 3 reps with 100 lbs won't burn fat. But doing 20 reps with 20 lbs will burn a ton of fat. High reps with low weight and little to no rest in between sets is a fantastic workout that burns fat and build lean muscle.....the cut look.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 17, 2012 02:55 PM (HDgX3)

219 Whoops! That didn't work, now did it? I meant to type...


3.1415

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:55 PM (4df7R)

220 I eat a lot of cottage cheese for lunch in the summer with an avacado and tomatoes out of the garden. Pretty filling.

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2012 02:55 PM (z/wx3)

221 3.14

Does that mean you like it round?

Posted by: eleven at December 17, 2012 02:55 PM (KXm42)

222 Are you sure about the mandate?

I was, because my hometown had to have a bond issue to build a third gymnasium (two were deemed insufficient for 600 K-12 students) and all dissent by property tax payers was met with "there's a federal mandate!"

But Google is indicating they lied.

Shit.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 17, 2012 02:55 PM (/kI1Q)

223 >>>Ah, yes! Cottage cheese! Am I alone in LIKING cottage cheese?

Yeah milk that curdled so much it's semi solid.

Pass

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at December 17, 2012 02:56 PM (0q2P7)

224 Posted by: yankeefifth at December 17, 2012 02:51 PM (Z9EHQ)

I used to run the Fat Boy program for my ship (back when we could CALL them Fat, and they were Boys...)...

Best program I instituted was that they HAD to go 2 Miles.... which if WALKING is about 40 mins... but it was on THEIR time.... so if they Ran/ Walked? 30 mins.... run? suddenly you are down in the 20 minute range...

Its pretty amazing how fast the human body can gain stamina, but you have to consistantly work on it....

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 17, 2012 02:56 PM (lZBBB)

225 Weight lifting, for example, is high intensity which utilizes the anaerobic pathway, not what you want for fat burning, obviously.

Muscle tissue is very hungry. It burns lots of calories, even at rest.

Posted by: fluffy at December 17, 2012 02:56 PM (O6q63)

226 My knees are a bit screwy, so I don't run or jog. I'm partial to walking, though. Tough to do in NH in winter, but I really DO want to work up an outdoor walking regimen starting in the spring. Until then I'll be stuck walking the halls at work. Blegh.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 02:56 PM (4df7R)

227 .....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at December 17, 2012 02:57 PM (xDelD)

228 Rich, in any real sense, means waking up knowing you're going to have food to eat, clean clothes to wear, hot water for a shower, and enough left over that you can watch TV or play with toys. Most people in the world don't have that.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 17, 2012 02:34 PM (5DR1j)




The Liberals agree with you, and believe the Rich must pay their fair share (which always equates to MOAR). So, if you can afford those things, the Libs will tax you until you can't any more.

Posted by: Reactionary at December 17, 2012 02:57 PM (Qqva6)

229
Sure beats the ceramic fruit, huh?

And the wax fruit. Chewey, but not much taste...Oh, I got it: Fiber!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 17, 2012 02:57 PM (yiIja)

230 >>>Weight lifting, for example, is high intensity which

utilizes the anaerobic pathway, not what you want for fat burning,

obviously.

Anaerobic pathway isn't a total answer, but it isn't a 0 either. Building muscle mass causes your at rest and low exertion activities to burn more calories.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at December 17, 2012 02:57 PM (0q2P7)

231 >>Yeah milk that curdled so much it's semi solid. >>Pass

Want some blue cheese instead?

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 17, 2012 02:57 PM (SUKHu)

232 #126 Allen, regarding wishing to have one of those large homes:

I used to be like that. Then I thought about it, and I realized that in my head it wasn't really the home, it was the life style I thought went WITH the home: vacations in Paris, antiques tastefully displayed, swimming pool in the back yard, expensive car, etc. etc.

Once I realized that, I decided it was silliness. If I want to go to Paris I can save up money and go. I own antiques from years of collecting. My subdivision has a pool. I don't want an expensive car as I like my Jeep Cherokee.

Ask yourself WHY you think you want one of those houses. I bet it is not really for wanting the large square footage, but rather something you think goes with it.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 17, 2012 02:57 PM (GoIUi)

233 that's right fluffy....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at December 17, 2012 02:57 PM (xDelD)

234 I feel like they would sell more beef jerky if they didn't call it, you know, beef jerky

Posted by: simpleton at December 17, 2012 02:58 PM (i3pKT)

235 "I seem to burn more calories doing things out in the cold."

Posted by: wheatie at December 17, 2012 02:54 PM (K4wCe)

Try to be on top. Frostbite on your butt is awful.

Posted by: typical disgusting Moron at December 17, 2012 02:58 PM (GsoHv)

236 @222

Imagine that. Oh, and many heaps of blessings to the moron who gave instructions on how to do that end page thingy on my phone. It is da bomb.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 17, 2012 02:58 PM (G92TH)

237 Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 17, 2012 02:55 PM (HDgX3)

But IMO you need to mix it up.... you do need to do some heavy lifting especialy with major muscle groups... as that is another thing which can build testosterone... squats are great for it if your back can handle it...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 17, 2012 02:59 PM (lZBBB)

238 Not that anyone asked but I'll offer my .02 cents anyway. I eat a lot of protein. Flounder, tilapia, shrimp, chicken, turkey. 'White' meat in a sense. I consider a good cut of beef to be one of life's greatest gifts, but only if it's consumed once every couple of weeks. Pork, except for small quantities of bacon, I avoid completely. I treat pork and the salt shaker like I would a nosy neighbor, something to avoid. Salt makes me bloat, and I don't like to bloat.

As a male approaching my sixth decade I still have the 32 inch waist line of my twenties. With an inconsistent weight lifting program I also have a 43 inch chest and fall *just* into what clothiers consider 'athletic' proportions. I eat vegs, sure, and fruit, yeah, somewhat. But protein is the key to the waist line measurement. I eat plenty of carbs and they don't effect me in a negative sense. But it took a while to wean myself off all but the occasional red meat, which imho is really, really an invitation for obesity. So many calories, so much tasty, tasty fat in such a small portion. Especially when dabbed with butter, and smeared with garlic, and cooked over a cedar plank. But only once in a while.

Posted by: Regular Moron at December 17, 2012 02:59 PM (feFL6)

239 My knees are a bit screwy, so I don't run or jog. I'm partial to walking, though. Tough to do in NH in winter

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Posted by: snowshoes at December 17, 2012 03:00 PM (O6q63)

240 Ask yourself WHY you think you want one of those houses. I bet it is not really for wanting the large square footage, but rather something you think goes with it.
Posted by: Miss Marple at December 17, 2012 02:57 PM (GoIUi)


I've never really understood the allure of a huge house. All I see when I see these enormous mansions in Rye or Portsmouth is a shitload of rooms that need to be dusted, vacuumed, polished, and just generally kept tidy. That's my definition of a nightmare. And yes, if you're rich you can hire maids. But what if the maids you hire are OWS supporters who slowly rob you blind, but you never notice because you spend all your time in three rooms and never venture into the other twenty-seven? Then one day you go to fetch Grandma's silver from the cabinet in the guest room and realize that not only the silver is missing, but so is the cabinet, the bedclothes, and the window glass.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 03:01 PM (4df7R)

241 Sort of.Doing 3 reps with 100 lbs won't burn fat. But doing 20 reps with 20 lbs will burn a ton of fat. High reps with low weight and little to no rest in between sets is a fantastic workout that burns fat and build lean muscle.....the cut look.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 17, 2012 02:55 PM (HDgX3)



Correct.

One is for building muscle, the other weight loss and toning.

Posted by: frozen beach at December 17, 2012 03:01 PM (LpQbZ)

242 >>>I feel like they would sell more beef jerky if they didn't call it, you know, beef jerky

What do you want to call it? Dessicated Dead Cow Strips?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at December 17, 2012 03:01 PM (0q2P7)

243 >>
.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at December 17, 2012 02:57 PM (xDelD)


Does that pay good?Cuz that's one of my main skillz

Posted by: ontherocks at December 17, 2012 03:02 PM (aZ6ew)

244 Ho! Ho! Ho!
Posted by: snowshoes at December 17, 2012 03:00 PM (O6q63)


You do not want to see me try to walk in snowshoes. You jsut don't. Bigfoot laughs at how ridiculous I look.

And it's really less the snow than the ice.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 17, 2012 03:02 PM (4df7R)

245 Posted by: Miss Marple at December 17, 2012 02:57 PM (GoIUi)

That actually makes a lot of sense.
I actually just bought a home that was larger (in SQ FT) than my parents (or my wife's parents.) My grandpa just wandered around the house going "it's so big?!" (It's really not that big, it's just under 2400 sqft, but the room layout makes it seem enormous, and our tiny furniture only makes that worse.)
In any case, in order to afford said house we had to do 3 things 1) Buy during the crash 2) but slightly outside the area we wanted (still a good area, just a bit of a compromise on driving) and 3) go older than we wanted (1960s house, which incurs more upkeep, and less cool features.)
I do occasionally find myself wanting a "big house" (but then I realize that what I want is a late 90s early 2000s house with a different floor plan and walkout basement, not bigger.)

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 17, 2012 03:03 PM (FFPeJ)

246 >>>Want some blue cheese instead?

Ohhhh. Curdled milk pressed and moldy?
That stuff is da bomb. I'm a big fan of Roquefort

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at December 17, 2012 03:03 PM (0q2P7)

247 I was, because my hometown had to have a bond issue to build a third gymnasium (two were deemed insufficient for 600 K-12 students) and all dissent by property tax payers was met with "there's a federal mandate!"But Google is indicating they lied.Shit.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 17, 2012 02:55 PM (/kI1Q)


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It's sort of what they tried to tell us at work. They said that state law requires employees to take at least a 30 minute lunch. They were trying to get us to do this so that we wouldn't be going home at what appeared to be 30 minutes early.

I looked it up and called them on it. The state law states that employers are required to allow at least 30 minutes for lunch IF the employee wishes to take it.

Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 03:03 PM (1eCVj)

248 Speaking of Food, when is someone going to start making Twinkies again?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 17, 2012 03:04 PM (79ueO)

249
But Google is indicating they lied.

The politicians? *gasp*

See, your first mistake was listening to them talk. Should have just exiled them to Iceland and been done with it.

Posted by: Entropy at December 17, 2012 03:04 PM (TULs6)

250 How about twinky jerky?

Posted by: simpleton at December 17, 2012 03:05 PM (i3pKT)

251 Would that be a 'twerky' then? Twinkie jerky.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 17, 2012 03:06 PM (+k/kq)

252 Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 03:03 PM (1eCVj

Which state is that? Because I've always been told in Missouri it's a requirement that it be taken. (And that was even in hourly positions where I wouldn't be "leaving early" I'd leave when my shift was up. And there was no benefit to the place if I did take it.)
Heck once when I was in fast food they made me clock out 45 minutes before my shift was over, for the break out of fear they'd get in trouble. (They had originally planned to just send me home an hour early.)

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 17, 2012 03:06 PM (FFPeJ)

253
What do you want to call it? Dessicated Dead Cow Strips?

I'd eat it.

Posted by: Entropy at December 17, 2012 03:07 PM (TULs6)

254 twizzle jizzle, anyone? Snoop?

Posted by: simpleton at December 17, 2012 03:08 PM (i3pKT)

255 (Heh, google: strangely MO law doesn't require ANY break. WTF? http://labor.mo.gov/DLS/General/breaks.asp

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 17, 2012 03:08 PM (FFPeJ)

256
#126 Allen, regarding wishing to have one of those large homes:


People without large homes don't know how much it sucks to have hundreds of thousands of your dollars of equity wiped out, plus knowing your chances of selling are the same as being mauled by a polar bear and a black bear in the same day.

Posted by: jwest at December 17, 2012 03:09 PM (ZDsRL)

257 Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 17, 2012 03:06 PM (FFPeJ)


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I'm in OK. Don't confuse company policy with state law, though. Even with us they threatened to change company policy so that we'd have to take lunch, but they never followed through. It's the nature of the work we do, I believe.

Posted by: Soona at December 17, 2012 03:11 PM (1eCVj)

258 Muscle tissue is very hungry. It burns lots of calories, even at rest.

Posted by: fluffy at December 17, 2012 02:56 PM (O6q63)

Yes, but the point is that, unless you are doing low rep sets like Mr Moo Moo said (endurance exercise, basically), when you are weight lifting or sprinting you are doing anaerobic exercise, which primarily burns carbs. Jogging, walking, jumping jacks, etc are aerobic, which primarily burns fat.

So the kind of exercise you do does matter based on what your goals are.

Posted by: KG at December 17, 2012 03:11 PM (p7BzH)

259 You do not want to see me try to walk in snowshoes. You jsut don't. Bigfoot laughs at how ridiculous I look. And it's really less the snow than the ice.

Practice. Plus, lots of snowshoes have built-in crampons.

Posted by: fluffy at December 17, 2012 03:12 PM (O6q63)

260 245 Tsrblke, if you don't mind being an hour from St Louis I may have the house for you. Would depend on what you had in mind with "different floor plan".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 17, 2012 03:12 PM (wbeNt)

261 Gary Taubes:
Why We Get Fat And What to do About It

I don't get a commission, but I did lose 37 pounds, and am keeping it off.

Also get a lot of the science, and the history behind the current insanity.

(No moron love for a new guy? I have a blog...)

Posted by: Parker at December 17, 2012 03:14 PM (YkW3i)

262 >>>the same as being mauled by a polar bear and a black bear in the same day.

And a grizzly!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at December 17, 2012 03:19 PM (0q2P7)

263 "I beg to differ. All of my research done by readers of Penthouse magazine has led me to conclude that women who ingest lot's of this wonder food are the hottest women that all men in the world want. Plus they all have perfect measurements.
It is science, and it is settled."

And Greg Gutfeld recently confessed that he used to write Penthouse Forum letters for a living.

How limp-noodle inducing!

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at December 17, 2012 03:19 PM (7ObY1)

264 >>>Why We Get Fat And What to do About It

Because we drink beer.
Stop drinking beer.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at December 17, 2012 03:20 PM (0q2P7)

265 Because we drink beer.
Stop drinking beer.


Fuck that!

Posted by: EC at December 17, 2012 03:22 PM (GQ8sn)

266 Nice first post Mr. Dildo. Really.

Posted by: sTevo at December 17, 2012 03:26 PM (Q5+aX)

267 beer is probably better for u than diet soda (plus it makes u more handsome).

Posted by: D. Hopper at December 17, 2012 03:31 PM (AVfT8)

268 Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts

I do. But you might be required to come in contact with nuts. Or jerks. Or, possibly, your husband, but that isn't necessary.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 17, 2012 03:31 PM (b65cm)

269 About to hit 50 and still wearing 32" jeans like in high school. 5'10" 167#.

Read labels. Watch sugar, salt and, sadly, red meat intake. And MOVE. Get some exercise. Every day.

And whatever you do, don't eat like the FLOTUS.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at December 17, 2012 03:33 PM (7ObY1)

270 Somewhere between "dildo" and "food" I lost my appetite.

Posted by: marcus at December 17, 2012 03:42 PM (GGCsk)

271 MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit:

Make your own. One of the kids food classes I teach, the kids design their own cup of granola.

Most use a half cup of oatmeal as a base (but I've seen at least a couple of recipes that use rice crispies or chex). Choose from honey, agave or molasses as a binder. Toss in whatever you like from dry fruits, coconuts, chocolate chips. You can add bran or whatever other healthy bit that you're needing in your diet. Measurements aren't precise - you want a cookie dough consistency. I spoon mine into bite size balls on my desk - The kids like to leave their in a disposable cup to carry out the door to school with them to finish eating before class.

Are you allergic to other nuts such as walnuts, almonds or pecans? Using a small food processor, you can make your own nut butters using a cup of nuts, a couple of dashes of salt, some honey and about a teaspoon of olive oil at a time for viscosity.

If you shop at a place that offers bulk, it's not too expensive to start creating your own cereal, oatmeal and granola mixes with ingredients that target your current nutritional needs.

Posted by: 2nd Amendment Mother at December 17, 2012 03:46 PM (L4CWX)

272 The last part of this is really important (it's all great though, and thanks to CBD for posting it!)

Our schools have systematically eliminated physical education and recess, becayse idiot administrators and government have decided our kids are getting dumber and need to spend more time in class and less time in the gyn or outside. Not only is this making kids fat and lazy, it is also denying naturally rambunctious and energetic boys an opportunity to get that energy out of them through physical activity. This affects their behavior in class - just ask any first or second grade teacher. It is also turning young Alpha males into Beta males -- and denying the process by which Alpha males get identified. This invariably leads to bullying and other undesirable behavior by boys, in and out of school.

Lack of physical exercise may also have an impact on the brain development of young children. I know it's anecdotal, but my son started school with a bunch of boys that all played sports, even if it was tae kwon do, and every single one of them gradiated high school with high honors and got into top colleges. Only one of them is a scholarship athlete, and because of his grades he was recruited by Notre Dame and other top academic schools. My son, on the other hand, dropped sports when he was 12 and ended up with mediocre grades and did not get into the top-tier college he wanted to.

My daughter played soccer through7th grade, andran track in 8th grade, and was in great shape. Then she quit sports and within a year had gained 15 pounds and started hating herself. She picked up with soccer again last spring and started running on her own, took a dance class, and started watching her diet just a little (less carbs, more salads) and lost that entire 15 pounds. Now she feels great about herself and understands that she needs to step away from the computer and get outside. And she got a 4.15 GPA in her first semester of high school.

If we want to talk about changes in our culture and society that have produced young men who go shoot up elementary schools, we also need to look at this: boys need lots of physical activity when they are little, and when they are bigger. Turning generationsof boys into couch potatoes has not only made them more likely to be fat, it has made them dumber, more likely to do badly in school,become introverted, get bullied, and feel bad about themselves.

Posted by: rockmom at December 17, 2012 03:48 PM (NYnoe)

273 2
Yay I love you Mr. Dildo

Posted by: alex at December 17, 2012 02:05 PM (uFY4s)

**Back off sister! That sorry lunp of latex is MINE!!

Posted by: Mrs. Dildo at December 17, 2012 03:49 PM (jvd3N)

274 Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 17, 2012 03:03 PM (FFPeJ)

2400 sq ft house IS a big house. The last numbers I saw was that the average new home was 1700 sq ft and that is up from several years previous.

Posted by: Vic at December 17, 2012 03:52 PM (53z96)

275 If you don't eat red meat, make sure you get your iron from another source.

Posted by: polynikes at December 17, 2012 03:56 PM (m2CN7)

276 Great article -

The education system has a guilty hand in influencing the poor choices we all end up making. What was the first institution to begin training children to stand in a line for their food everyday instead of bringing our meals from home? From an early age, we become indoctrinated that it's just easier to let someone else hand us a tray of food rather than take ownership and prepare it ourselves. Universities further diminish those choices with their forced housing policies and communal dining halls (both university profit centers). During those great years where we first live away from home and are learning those lifetime habits - young adults are discouraged from providing and preparing their own meals. ..... And we wonder why those lines at the fast food window are so long?

I noticed a couple of other people who for one reason or another cut fast food out of their regular diets. When the last young'un left for college last year, the hubster and I decided to move our office to the house and cut some expenses. Even though we were pretty strict brown baggers, we still treated ourselves to a carry out lunch once or twice a week. After we moved to the house, we practically stopped eating out.

Among the things that have surprised us:
When we do get the craving for a Bacon Cheese Whataburger - it doesn't really taste that good anymore.

The last two times that we ordered out - we ended up sharing. The portions really were just too much.

We're much healthier - at first we didn't notice that we were having fewer sour stomachs and intestinal discomfort. As time went on and we occasionally treat ourselves, almost inevitably one of us ends up spending some quality time in the lavatory.

Cost - Just can't say enough about the money you don't even realize you're saving. Even when you're cost conscious - it can still be an eye opener.

Sodas - I do enjoy my occasional soda, but have to say that if you start making your own sodas - you'll be greatly surprised at how great they can taste. You can use real sugars and create your own recipes. Recently using coupons and rebates, I picked up a commercial soda carbonator for half price and now use it with my own syrups.

Posted by: 2nd Amendment Mother at December 17, 2012 04:03 PM (L4CWX)

277 The only thing that could top seeing a post by CharlieBrown'sDildo would be a post by Masturbatin' Pete.

Posted by: booger at December 17, 2012 04:19 PM (HI6wa)

278 Posted by: Miss Marple at December 17, 2012 02:15 PM (GoIUi)


Heinz is Ketchup. Hunts is catsup. Yes, I'm a ketchup snob.

Posted by: olddog at December 17, 2012 04:20 PM (vofBq)

279 To the left, it is all about "Food Justice"

“Food Justice” Coming To New Jersey?

http://bit.ly/YdpVVT

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 17, 2012 04:39 PM (XvHmy)

280 Speaking of food, does anyone have any suggestions for high protein snacks that DON'T involve nuts?


beef jerky, Boar's Head turkey pepperoni, Slim aBear (no sugar addedonly!)Klondike bars (not really HP, but ok 1x a day).Or cook a rump roast, cut into cubes,add julienneonions and parsley and drench in Waldorf Farms no carb, no cal , no sugar balsamic vinaigrette dressing. refrigerate. very tasty.

Posted by: mark c at December 17, 2012 04:42 PM (hnhBR)

281 You haven't made it until you have guest blogged on Allen G's blog, which I heard he has.

Posted by: Minuteman at December 17, 2012 05:18 PM (qs9G3)

282 I happen to be anorexic. I'm just not good at it.

Posted by: Minuteman at December 17, 2012 05:19 PM (qs9G3)

283 Could you please change your username, not everyone on this site likes juvenile random vulgarity

Posted by: Lucy Van Pelt's Fleshlight and Linus' Butt Plug at December 17, 2012 05:23 PM (qs9G3)

284 "No, we are fat because ConAgra puts high fructose corn syrup in our cereal, instead of pure, natural unadulterated sugar."

Wow, you're one of those idiots that believe the moonbat health nut theory that HFCS is any different than sucrose. Read a biochemistry textbook or keep your dimwitted girlie opinions off the internet.

Posted by: Neo at December 17, 2012 06:15 PM (39SIv)

285 The Food Pyramid is yet another wonderful thing given to us by George McGovern. Totally unscientific, but there must be something wrong because we know the Dems live by science!

If you're shopping for nuts that are not contaminated by peanuts, you might check some of the gluten free sites. They tend to have more allergy free stuff. nuts.com might have something. I would think that shelled nuts would be okay.

We do Paleo mostly, although we do have dairy. Breakfast is eggs, sausage and cottage cheese. We do cream in tea in the morning. We have been eating extremely healthy since March and both me and the boyfriend have lost weight. However, if you were to look at us, we would still be fat. You can be losing weight, but it's not like it melts away overnight. We are going to break things a bit for Christmas, as my boyfriend really, really wants some Christmas cookies. But then it's back on the diet. We really haven't suffered much doing it and we eat a lot more vegetables now than we did in the past. I recommend the cookbook "Well Fed" (her site is theclothesmakethegirl.com)

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2012 06:18 PM (uPhCY)

286 Posted by: Neo at December 17, 2012 06:15 PM (39SIv)

I was being snarky. Work on your reading comprehension.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 17, 2012 06:20 PM (GsoHv)

287 Speaking of Charlie Brown, I played Christmas Time Is Here in church yesterday.

Posted by: sTevo at December 17, 2012 06:51 PM (VMcEw)

288 Neo, you are a fucking moron. Not just a regular moron, but a fucking one.

You're welcome, dipshit.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at December 17, 2012 07:32 PM (HoGA+)

289 At their 60th anniversary party,asked my mother-in-law's sister's husband how he and his old lady met. He said my mother in law and her sister used to haul water from a well in town out to their farmhouse, which was two miles away (for whatever reason, their well wasn't good drinking water). He said when he was driving up and down the road, he used to see them, trudging along the road, aged 14 and 15 at the time, carrying two five-gallon pails apiece (that's in the neighborhood of forty pounds in each hand, although obviously the pails weren't totally full). He felt sorry for them and used to stop and pick them up (he was about 16 at the timeand drove a grain truck for a local elevator, and was also up and down that road in his father's farm truck as well). He decided he liked the sister quite a bit, and they married when she was 16 and he was 18.

That'll keep you skinny, hauling about 80 pounds of water two miles twice a day. Not even counting the two mile walk into town.

Posted by: the other coyote at December 18, 2012 07:22 PM (yK44T)

290 Oh and they each had two pieces of bread with ketchup on them each day for lunch.

Posted by: the other coyote at December 18, 2012 07:24 PM (yK44T)






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