Is there such stuff as "unhealthy" food?

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Derek Batty
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Nice one elie 

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What is it that Mac wash in ammonia? I believe that UK vegetables are/can be washed in chlorine.

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I regard things the way Elie does, in that there are unhealthy diets rather unhealthy food.  We can all indulge occasionally. Lots of cream on your pudding from time to time, a bucket load of chips with lots of salt & vinegar - delicious.  But not for meal after meal.

I remain amazed that it has taken something as serious as Covid-19 to shock the government into taking obesity seriously.  Surely everyone knows the health implications of being overweight, whether the impact on one's knees or hips, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis leading to increased risk of heart disease and stroke (and more beyond this).

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I teach Spin classes (back at it again now  thank goodness!) usually five or six times per week and burn between 600 - 800 calories per session. There is no doubting the fact that my overall performance is reduced if I eat processed food the day prior to class rather than foods that are high in protein and carbohydrate and low in fat (although some fat is certainly necessary in a well-balanced diet.) So loads of pasta and vegetables, fish and tofu (if prepared correctly is wonderful)  

I eat three good square meals per day, with the occasional fry-up and rare steak. Occasional half bottle of wine and the odd beer. 

We do all eat far too much. How many of you remember your parents telling you to finish everything on your plate?  Throwback from rationing I imagine.  Anyway, that stuck with me and I certainly remember telling my kids when they were younger to"finish your plates", which were prepared with no thought to portion-control whatsoever! Remember it takes about 20 mins to figure out that you're full....so eat slow. No-one should feel bloated after a meal...just slow down. 

We have good friends who are vegetarian.Their dinner parties are amazing and the meals they provide are terrific. I think you have to work hard at it though.....fortunately they do! 

So its like this...calories in should equate to calories out. Fuel? Yes, but one of our great pleasures, so be protective of what you put in yourself. 

You are what you eat. 

(off for a cup of tea and a cream bun)

 

 

 

 

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Of course, as you might expect with this government, this leaked announcement of what might become an initiative coincides with their "Eat out to help out" campaign.

(chains including McDonald’s, Burger King and Pizza Hut have signed up to the scheme)

Stephen

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Once upon a time a slim person was seen as unhealthy so portions where bigger. 1 appel is healthy but if you make a smoothie only with fruit it's a very unhealthy, better to use lots of cucumber and 1 piece of fruit for a smoothie there is virtually no taste difference but a massive difference in sugar content and calories.

If you want to burn calories you can do it the lazy way or even better in winter time go for a walk and then a hot bath, have a read here https://www.insider.com/taking-a-hot-bath-burns-calories-2017-3#:~:text=A%20recent%20study%20found%20that,bath%20can%20accelerate%20calorie%2Dburning.

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Interesting debate so lets throw this into the mix. This one of the most popular dishes my catering company sells at events. It absolutely flies out although If I'm honest a lot of the people who buy it would probably benefit from eating salads as bit more often (or ever). It's my own original recipe Korean Sloppy Joe featuring a great quality brioche bun supplied by an artisan baker, baby  leaf salad, fresh grated mozzarella, sloppy Joe 'sauce' using organic grass fed ground Angus steak cooked in Korean spice and our own recipe lemongrass chilli mayo. Is it unhealthy food? Well personally I'd leave off the chips (we do sell it by itself but virtually everyone buys it with chips), but I'd argue that everything else on it is made of quality fresh ingredients with zero processed foods involved.  There's probably 3000 calories on that plate and if you ate it every day it would no doubt kill you but who goes to a festival every day? As an occasional treat I see nothing wrong with but I'd be interested to hear if your mileage differs

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Looks very tempting Smile

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3,000! That's more than a day's suggested intake.  Would any body be able to run the excess off after eating one?

As an occasional treat I see nothing wrong

Yes, fine as you say, occasional.

Stephen

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