It amazes me how SO MANY PEOPLE just have no clue how to eat healthy, or how to attempt it even. A very close friend has a baby almost a year old, and I would never ever tell her what to feed her child. But I jokingly point out the obvious bad things she buys. She bought a big jar of Nutella and showed it to me and said, "look what I bought! I'm gonna give some to the baby and see if she likes it." I lightly pointed out that it's pretty much a candy bar in a jar, and even that a mother sued the company because they marketed it as a healthy product. I asked her if she read the label and she said, "psh, no? why would I?" And my heart just sank to the floor, because I know that so many people are like that. I told her that it's a very very sugary unhealthy product and to really think about not giving it to the baby. She said thanks for pointing it out, and she probably won't give it to her now, which made me happy. But she did something similar the other night, and my husband and I happened to stop by after she ate dinner and offered us leftovers. She made ribs and cauliflower (points for cauliflower!!) but the ribs were packaged in BBQ sauce and I looked at the bag and there was a ton of sugar in just a small serving size. I told her I was fine and didn't care for any, and she said, "But its ribs! You've been telling me meat is healthy" and I replied that while the ribs are fine, the sugary sauce is not so much. She hadn't looked at the label at all. My point is not that I'm a food nazi haha my point is that she doesn't check food labels, and that is where so many people fail. She really tried buying something good, ribs are great. But the label showed that the other ingredients were HFCS and canola oil. I also have a friend who told me the other day, "Did you know that they put sugar in so many things? They put sugar in KETCHUP!!" And I was amazed. I really thought it was common knowledge that sugar is in ketchup. And this woman just graduated law school. So she's not dumb, just uninformed. And it makes me sad. I just want people to read labels, or better yet, don't buy very many things with labels! People probably buy that shitty yogurt with the main ingredient of sugar and think its healthy. I'm just gonna get to the point where I'm like, Fine. Feed your kid garbage, I don't want to be that jerk that lectures people all the time. But it just kills me to see my friends and family feed themselves and their children such crap. (SIGH) end rant. feel free to rant to me too! What's on your mind??
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