Heh, I was driving when I was provided with this tidbit of zoological trivia (form a second-grader no less, my kid is Gr 1)lol, that made me snort my coffee.
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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Oh, Cool-whip cracks me up. "look! we make it with soybeans and oil and sugar mashed with air! But it has no fat, so it's healthy!!!" Yeaaaaah, I think that tree bark or grass-clippings are probably healthier than cool-whip.
I have a friend who, even though I had explained my way of eating to her, bought some frozen dessert or other and told me : "you can have this! It's fat free and it's got fruit in it! It's healthy!" This is a woman who saw me eat a bowl of creamy pasta sauce sans pasta... And yet despite this was pushing some sugar filled fat free crap at me... Ahhh well at least I've got her buying butter and not margarine these days.
To quote Inigo Montoya: "healthy"... "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
I am not feeling particularly sad or "superior" when I see other people's super processed foods in their shopping cart. I was exactly the same until 9 months ago and you know, I still could reproduce, have two healthy kids and have a rather happy life until 9 months ago when I changed my lifestyle. But I do feel MUCH MUCH better and my reference point for the "I-feel-good" state has shifted up dramatically. I do spot unhealthiness in many people when I go shopping, much more than before though. What can I personally do for this state of things ? Continue on my journey to reach my super-healthy-self, ... Everyone life's story is different and could well be a matter of "karma".