Walmart is our go-to store for cat litter.
Walmart is our go-to store for cat litter.
Walmart is the most depressing place to people and cart watch.
The Walmart in my area is grubby. I can't stand going in there.
[QUOTE=tapper47;1195235]The Walmart in my area is grubby. I can't stand going in there.[/QUOTE]
The walmart in my area is cleaner than my cats' litter boxes. Yet I keep cats. Everything is relative.
Part of why WalMart's look grubby is they use crappy lighting that is actually somewhat environmentally friendly. They built a new store near me and yep, looks dingy, but it's the lighting.
Funny grocery store moment- yesterday at the healthfood store they were sampling grass fed strip steak in a salad with tomatoes, mozz, basil and a garlic olive oil. A very overweight woman turned down the sample with a smug "We don't eat meat", and then looked at her sheepish husband and said "neither does he". But plenty of heart healthy grains and healthy "treats" in her cart.
I damn near grabbed the woman and showed her the trio of photos....the one of me as a whale like vegan, Michelin man like vegetarian and normal size meat eater....Giving up meat is not the solution. :(
[QUOTE=eKatherine;1194751]Walmart is our go-to store for cat litter.[/QUOTE]
Likely more nutritious than most of the stuff on their "food" aisle shelves.
If only it were as acceptable to criticize people's food choices as it is when others smoke. I want to tell my friends they are killing themselves.
In Japan you see far less large people. Plump is fat here. But you do see TONs of freakishly bow legged people. I'm convinced it's diet as the Koreans and Chinese people I know or see on a regular basis don't seem to have that problem.
But people do eat more veggies here and seem less glazed with wheat addiction. People's carts are usually filled with a reasonable number of veggies.
I actually wonder what sort of grain they use here. They're required to label GMOs and as far as I know all US grain is a GMO. I wonder if Japan is using old school grain and that's why you don't see as many inflamed wheat people. The acne epidemic here is pretty nuts though.
[QUOTE]I am Facebook friends with a girl I knew in high school who is cutting out meat to try and lose some weight. She is maybe 15-20lbs over from what I can tell by her photos. I haven't talked to her in a while, but I feel like this is not the answer for her.... Would it be inappropriate to come out of the woodwork and offer advice for her? Since you said you've bee down this path before, I figured you would be able to answer this best.i don't want to offend her or speak out of turn...[/QUOTE]
It works for some people, but a whole lot of people think that not eating 200 calories of meat means they can have 400 of junk. I probably wouldn't say anything unless weightloss comes up, then maybe mention what you are doing.
Was at the grocery store yesterday and while paying the clerk told me that she had the worst headache. I asked her if she had a soft drink that day.
"Sure, I'm drinking one now" and pulled the famous fully sugared red can out from under the counter. "I usually have about six a day."
"No wonder you have a headache.
"Sodas cause headaches? Why is that?"
"High fructose corn syrup among other things."
"I never knew that."
"If you decide to stop drinking them your headaches will probably get worse before they get better. Give it about a week and good luck"
[QUOTE=whitegirlinasia;1195864]In Japan you see far less large people. Plump is fat here. But you do see TONs of freakishly bow legged people. I'm convinced it's diet as the Koreans and Chinese people I know or see on a regular basis don't seem to have that problem.
But people do eat more veggies here and seem less glazed with wheat addiction. People's carts are usually filled with a reasonable number of veggies.[/QUOTE]
Interesting. Haven't spent a lot of time in Japan but Koreans have it pretty much figured out, at least more so than most other developed countries. They eat a lot of vegis, and they eat a lot of meat, eat almost no sugar. Not much in the way of milk or cheese either. A bit too much rice and noodles, which catches up with them past age 40, but other than that they've got the magic formula. Almost no fatties walking the streets.
Most of the grocery carts are filled with good stuff.
Yesterday I freaked a store employee out, "do you run a restaurant, why so much spinach?!?". I'll never understand why people all over the world think it is so weird to actually eat vegetables. If I had 20lb of rice in my cart they would think that is perfectly normal.