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Do you ever walk around the grocery store and read labels of crappy food?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 07, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I like to read the labels on shitty, SAD food.

Today I found a BBQ sauce with wheat as the first ingredient. I also found some "instant oats" with soy protein.

I saw a woman and her son in the supermarket and her son was carrying salad dressing and the woman told her son "get the low-fat one" and I almost laughed out loud, but then I felt bad because I realized they would become sick any day now.

Cebbca9a78d5612bf3468b273c2010d5

(452)

on October 20, 2012
at 02:51 AM

What does DNTO stand for?

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(2338)

on October 20, 2012
at 01:35 AM

get on that this season is so good.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on October 09, 2012
at 04:23 PM

I'm way ahead. Got the books on the shelf already read, SO ready for next season of "Game of Thrones". Good enough show to always stay up to date with ;)

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on October 09, 2012
at 02:15 PM

+1 for mentioning both Dexter & GoT :-)

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on October 09, 2012
at 04:37 AM

Dexter is aight. Game of Thrones is even better.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on October 08, 2012
at 06:00 PM

The chili at Harris Teeter has a warning: contains wheat, soy, egg and milk. Funny, I don't put any of those things in my chili. Of course my chili doesn't have beans either. Not that I have anything against eggs or milk, but why are they in the chili?

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on October 08, 2012
at 05:47 PM

Oh yeah, that's a huge priority. What are you wasting time on PH for?!

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on October 08, 2012
at 05:44 PM

humblebrag is popular now! Lots of people listen to DNTO?

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 08, 2012
at 05:24 PM

It all depends on whether you can build rapport with a person. I was speaking in more general terms such as when these topics come in regular conversation with people.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on October 08, 2012
at 04:14 PM

CAFO jerky has nitrates =[

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on October 08, 2012
at 04:13 PM

The fact that the first place your mind went is the people who DO eat this stuff, tells me that you DO feel, deep down, somewhat better than the people who eat said trash. I was simply talking about reading labels as a timewasting activity, much like stamp collecting or watching TV.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on October 08, 2012
at 04:10 PM

I don't know if it's the best idea to correct someone's food choices in a grocery store. Some people are really defensive about stuff like that or simply don't feel comfortable talking about stuff like that with others. I don't wanna make anyone feel uncomfortable.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on October 08, 2012
at 10:05 AM

@judybot, some people won't even listen to actual doctors. You can send'em articles from pro-Paleo doctors, make them listen to podcast interviews with the same, and they'll still stick to SAD.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 08, 2012
at 04:04 AM

The parents comment really hits home for me. Mine still don't want to believe it and it absolutely breaks my heart.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on October 07, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Humblebrag! Very pithy, I like it. Fact is, I went through a selfrighteous phase early on in my Paleo endeavor and was in danger of becoming intolerable to my loved ones. So I learned this one the hard way.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 07, 2012
at 06:05 PM

I believe this is called a "humblebrag." If you want to be snarky, just own it.

E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

(398)

on October 07, 2012
at 05:26 PM

Ditto. It really is sad, especially knowing my parents aren't quite convinced that my way is healthy, despite the positive changes I've seen in my body. They've always been the low fat, no salt, canola oil using types. I just try to subtly nudge them along, and answer questions they have when they get curious. More than anything, I want to at least put enough doubt in their head about their current ways, that they might want to start doing their own research. I can talk until I'm blue in the face, but I'm just their daughter. Until it comes from an authoritative figure, it won't mean jack.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 07, 2012
at 03:57 PM

Not going to lie- if I knew you in real life, I'd probably snub you in public.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 07, 2012
at 03:56 PM

I wish I knew you in real life so that I could snub you in public.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 07, 2012
at 03:53 PM

There should be some sort of segregation shouldn't there? I'm surprised you still have to share grocery stores with such repulsive people.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 07, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Not really. I find it horrifying, disgusting, maddening, and just plain sad/SAD. Once in a while, I may take a look at something I kinda want, just to see if it's "really that bad." It almost always is and it gets put back on the shelf.

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on October 07, 2012
at 04:11 PM

Nope. I don't need to put others down, even mentally, to feel good/smart/superior/justified. Eating paleo and doing right for myself is sufficient. I also don't proselytize and I really dislike when I catch myself getting smug.

Which is also why I'm not downvoting this question, though I was tempted.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 07, 2012
at 06:05 PM

I believe this is called a "humblebrag." If you want to be snarky, just own it.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on October 07, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Humblebrag! Very pithy, I like it. Fact is, I went through a selfrighteous phase early on in my Paleo endeavor and was in danger of becoming intolerable to my loved ones. So I learned this one the hard way.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on October 08, 2012
at 04:13 PM

The fact that the first place your mind went is the people who DO eat this stuff, tells me that you DO feel, deep down, somewhat better than the people who eat said trash. I was simply talking about reading labels as a timewasting activity, much like stamp collecting or watching TV.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on October 08, 2012
at 05:44 PM

humblebrag is popular now! Lots of people listen to DNTO?

Cebbca9a78d5612bf3468b273c2010d5

(452)

on October 20, 2012
at 02:51 AM

What does DNTO stand for?

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on October 07, 2012
at 04:19 PM

i look at the labels of the foods i am buying but not on a random box of crackers. i don't see the point. i already know it's full of crap.

hell, i know i wouldn't be eating paleo if i wasn't very sick so i can't judge other people who feel fine for eating normal foods. i'd love to be one of them.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on October 08, 2012
at 05:45 PM

When I want to waste my time, I'd rather catch up on Dexter. I have, like, 1 1/2 seasons before I'm caught up. Priorities ;).

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on October 09, 2012
at 04:37 AM

Dexter is aight. Game of Thrones is even better.

193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on October 08, 2012
at 05:47 PM

Oh yeah, that's a huge priority. What are you wasting time on PH for?!

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on October 09, 2012
at 02:15 PM

+1 for mentioning both Dexter & GoT :-)

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on October 09, 2012
at 04:23 PM

I'm way ahead. Got the books on the shelf already read, SO ready for next season of "Game of Thrones". Good enough show to always stay up to date with ;)

Medium avatar

(2338)

on October 20, 2012
at 01:35 AM

get on that this season is so good.

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06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 07, 2012
at 04:58 PM

It's really sad when someone is misguided when it comes to picking out healthy food choices. A lot of people want to do the right thing, they just lack the knowledge, skill, or desire. There are right and wrong ways to feel about people. I try to politely ask questions to start conversations about certain things and try to change the world one person at a time. It's a long, arduous road where one is fighting against what people have been led to believe their entire lives.

Matt
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06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 08, 2012
at 04:04 AM

The parents comment really hits home for me. Mine still don't want to believe it and it absolutely breaks my heart.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on October 08, 2012
at 10:05 AM

@judybot, some people won't even listen to actual doctors. You can send'em articles from pro-Paleo doctors, make them listen to podcast interviews with the same, and they'll still stick to SAD.

E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

(398)

on October 07, 2012
at 05:26 PM

Ditto. It really is sad, especially knowing my parents aren't quite convinced that my way is healthy, despite the positive changes I've seen in my body. They've always been the low fat, no salt, canola oil using types. I just try to subtly nudge them along, and answer questions they have when they get curious. More than anything, I want to at least put enough doubt in their head about their current ways, that they might want to start doing their own research. I can talk until I'm blue in the face, but I'm just their daughter. Until it comes from an authoritative figure, it won't mean jack.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on October 08, 2012
at 04:10 PM

I don't know if it's the best idea to correct someone's food choices in a grocery store. Some people are really defensive about stuff like that or simply don't feel comfortable talking about stuff like that with others. I don't wanna make anyone feel uncomfortable.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 08, 2012
at 05:24 PM

It all depends on whether you can build rapport with a person. I was speaking in more general terms such as when these topics come in regular conversation with people.

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E95216c62a14d21c371fcbf2fed8469b

(1867)

on October 07, 2012
at 04:14 PM

Not on purpose.

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Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on October 08, 2012
at 11:59 AM

I do, but its half funny, half tragic like most of the aspects of modern society. I am still early paleo, and its eye opening.

Still, you gotta like the half funny, otherwise youd spend all your time in the half sad. Too many people crowding that space already.

It has not yet ceased to amase me, how food like, sad food appears until you read that absurd label. I have never seen a witches potion or brew recipe with more ingredients than your average sad food.

I watch the news sometimes for similar reasons and also dont watch it most of the time, for the same reason.

I am not interested in whatever the hell people are obsessing over, or what ridiculous solutions are being proposed to problems that shouldnt exist anyway.

I just want to heartlessly giggle about whatever nonsense people are passing for reason and common sense, and then switch the channel before it starts to get me angry or sad.

Modern life....its a balancing act.

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Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

(4319)

on October 08, 2012
at 07:16 AM

I used to... shopping carefully. But now it is obvious. If it's wrapped in plastic, buyer beware.

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A8cb8b6bd342cac951fa0c939ecca041

on October 20, 2012
at 12:55 AM

Not at the store but I do at home. My wife follows a typical SAD diet and I always read the backs of the boxes as she is cooking something. She finds this VERY annoying. I find it amusing. What really kills me is the fact there is high fructose corn syrup and/or hydrogenated oil in EVERYTHING it seems. I do my best to get away from it but even one of the products I buy every week has high fructose corn syrup in it (Eckrich Smoked Sausage).

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193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on October 08, 2012
at 05:41 PM

Not so much anymore, unless I have to get something packaged, which is rare. I know it's hard not to judge people about what they buy in the store, but you never know if someone was on the verge of death and lost 400 lbs by eating low fat cookies. Everyone has a story.

I will admit I love looking in people's carts. Particularly in Costco. When I was behind the family who bought about 40 lbs of pork shoulder and 5 gallons of vodka, I really wanted to go home with them. They seemed fun.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 08, 2012
at 05:24 PM

I don't look at random labels but when I do want to get something and look at the label I get so mad at all the junk they put in everything. Just last week I drove an hour away to an orchard to get a half gallon of unfiltered apple cider and a bag of apples. Guess what the ingredients were on the cider...in this order (water, sugar, unfilterd cider from concentrate...I forget the rest but they were chemicals). All I wanted was some fresh squeezed unadulterated apple cider!

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on October 08, 2012
at 10:08 AM

I used to, but what's the point? It's a waste of time and a disappointment, there's almost never any such products that would pass the ingredient list test. Maybe a CAFO jerky would almost pass, but then it would have some sort of sweetener (usually multiple ones) or "natural flavor" added.

I'd rather stick with making things from scratch. It's fun most of the time making something yourself. Sometimes, if I'm feeling overwhelmed time wise, it can be a bother, but those moments it's easy enough to throw a burger patty or a steak on the grill and pair it with some mixed greens, and not worry about a more elaborate dish.

There's plenty to had had if you stick to just the produce aisles, and get your grassfed meats over the interwebs, plus it makes your trip to the supermarket a lot quicker.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on October 08, 2012
at 04:14 PM

CAFO jerky has nitrates =[

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