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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2009, 04:14:13 PM »
I just read an article that talked about how dinner plates have gone from 9" to 11-12" over the last 30 years.  Using a 9" plate pretty much cuts your calories in half since you can't get as much food on it.
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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2009, 04:49:32 PM »
I'm currently reading The Omnivore's Dilemma and just watched a documentary called King Corn (with brief commentary my Michael Pollan).  It is definitely eye opening, to say the least.
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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2009, 07:08:00 PM »
Has anyone mentioned "Our Daily Bread"?

That one is really interesting. No narration makes it spooky, almost like a science fiction movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozhr__b8OYc

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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2009, 07:47:28 PM »
.. just watched a documentary called King Corn (with brief commentary my Michael Pollan).  It is definitely eye opening, to say the least. 

Saw King Corn the other night (Netflix streaming is awesome!).  Interesting to learn that most of the corn that is being grown is totally inedible.  And, since "Super Size Me", it's been pretty easy to avoid the fast food meals.

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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2009, 07:20:43 AM »
I'm a pretty healthy eater (and, like Blatz, one of those fitness knucklehead guys). My big beef is with highly processed foods and I try to limit, as much as possible, the amount of processed food I eat everyday. I mostly eat fruits, vegetables and nuts all day long and then I eat one actual meal a day at supper time. I mostly stay away from breads and sugars (except sometimes a little in my coffee) and mostly avoid anything with more than two or three  ingredients in the label during the day. And, during the week that includes beer. I drink very little alcohol, often none, Monday thru Friday.

At night we try to eat organic, but it simply isn't possible to feed a family of four entirely organic. And my youngest son has a penchant for Kraft Mac and Cheese (and I admit, it can be quite tasty when paired with fish and broccoli  ;) ). I also sometimes get a craving for a McDonald's Hamburger - usually only two or three times a year, but when it happens I simply have to have one and I really don't care how that sucker is made as long as no one has spit in it or dropped it on the floor (be nice to people at restaurants - always!).

I don't exactly know what my point is, but I guess it has something to do with making healthy choices as much as possible during the day - but you gotta eat and you gotta feed the family too and sometimes you are just going to have to put something on the table that might not be 100% good for you, or might be made in a factory. At this point we are a one income family and we hit Costco for most of our meat purchases and it crosses my mind every time I buy a pack of chicken there how much junk those chicken are loaded up with, but it does taste good on the grill and I haven't grown a third eye yet.

Stay away from sugars and highly processed food and make most of your food yourself and you are doing better than most Americans. But a frozen pizza from time to time isn't going to hurt you any, even if that pepperoni has more ingredients than stars in the sky.
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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2009, 07:38:59 AM »
Bring back the heritage breeds before they were laboratized into what they are today. We don't need leaner meat, we need natural meat,grassfed, pasture raised ( not pasturized or irradiated) :D . Eat smaller portions of the real, natural item that is way more nutritous and we'll all be fine.

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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2009, 08:16:08 AM »
Keith's got some really good advice there, as do a lot of the posts.

And I think I may have been a little too extreme before when I said I want to start buying everything organic- its just not possible to buy everything organic - but I am trying to be a lot more conscious of what I get, whereas I scoffed at my wife before when she insisted.   The ironic thing is where I live, outside of places like Costco, the organic stuff isn't that much higher priced than conventional (was at the store last night - difference for a ribeye was $2 per lb) - and that premium isn't too bad when you only have one meat eater in the house (well, the dogs are but don't count).

It'd be nice if the Costcos/Sams would start carrying organic.  Perhaps hey might one day.

Oh and I have a sore spot for KM&C too, Keith, but with fish and broccoli??

Interesting note on the Omega-3s.
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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2009, 09:59:31 AM »


It'd be nice if the Costcos/Sams would start carrying organic.  Perhaps hey might one day.

Oh and I have a sore spot for KM&C too, Keith, but with fish and broccoli??

Interesting note on the Omega-3s.

Costco ORGANIC Broccoli is from.....    CHINA
Omega3 comes largely from GREEN PLANTS. So grass fed animals are full of Omega 3's. Grains are Omega6; feedlot animals are full of that VS the 3's. "We" eat feedlot animals mostly and LOTS of grain - we are mostly full of Omega6. Unbalanced.

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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2009, 10:17:33 AM »
The other thing that's important to remember is that when the USDA started talking about implementing an "organic" label in the early 90s, the industry lobbyists went to work and the final standard was neutered so much that it's essentially meaningless, especially for livestock. It tells you basically nothing about what the animals were fed or their living conditions.
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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2009, 10:36:57 AM »
We're fortunate here in OR to have an organization that does organic certification to higher standards than the fed regs.

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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2009, 03:14:42 PM »
Just to let yall know where I stand, I personally do not think that there are enough Pancho's Mexican restaurants in America today! If we can ALL go out and eat tonight at a Pancho's Mexican restaurant, maybe they will build more Pancho's Mexican restaurants, and I won't have to drive like 5 miles to one!!

So with that said, I have read this thread and it honestly has me thinking about the way I eat. Man I am a fast food junky. Breakfast, or lunch at micky D's, supper at DQ, I don't care... Whatever will get me back to work the fastest.

Shopping with Moonbeam this afternoon, she thought I was nuts! I was running around the whole store looking for organic stuff! Our Krogers has a pretty good supply of which apparently, I usually have avoided!

So the stuff is not really cheap but that is a given. We don't pay farmers to grow good foods after all, we pay them to grow fast foods... Guess I realize that.

So tonight is the following...

A gallon of some cool organic whole milk... Moonbeam took this and made a pound of Mozzarella cheese in less than an hour!

Homemade cheese and organic Ritz... Ok...

I went for the good beef as I usually do though when I Q. Apparently some good grass fead, but that's not too hard to find here in Tehas...

Some home grown potatoes, zucchini all from some organic shelf, (I hope)

And some homemade bread from some spent grains and using the whey left over from the cheese she made...

Gawd I feel good! Really, I really do! I don't hardly ever concern myself with what I eat on a daily basis. But when I stop and think, and add up what it is that I eat, I should pay much more attention to it...

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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2009, 03:58:19 PM »
Where I live, organic/natural/local is the norm.  But there's nothing like having a heart attack to make you rethink how and what you eat!
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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2009, 04:28:43 PM »
Where I live, organic/natural/local is the norm.  But there's nothing like having a heart attack to make you rethink how and what you eat!

I think I know what you mean my friend. Haven't had one yet but I am working on it! :)

Yea, you know I will be eating that little fat tip off of my ribeye first as usual!

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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2009, 04:41:28 PM »
Where I live, organic/natural/local is the norm.  But there's nothing like having a heart attack to make you rethink how and what you eat!

I think I know what you mean my friend. Haven't had one yet but I am working on it! :)

Take my advice and try to avoid it....it's not all it's cracked up to be!  ;)
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Re: Eye Opening Documentary
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2009, 04:53:24 PM »
Man I am a fast food junky.
Shopping with Moonbeam this afternoon, she thought I was nuts! I was running around the whole store looking for organic stuff!

A gallon of some cool organic whole milk... Moonbeam took this and made a pound of Mozzarella cheese in less than an hour!

Funny how a lot of people who don't care tend to live forever.
Mozzarella in a hour - man don't tell me that was microwave mozz!  :'(  Do we need to start a Microwave thread?
After having said that - I just got back from the grocery store.... Boneless rib eye roast 2.99/lb for a big ol' slab.
Yep, wrong kinda meat. Industrial, grain fed, on a feed lot, global warming and everything. But it tastes so good.  :P
I do buy grass fed too, ground beef is $4/lb the rest is sold in quarters only. So gotta plan the freezer space and timing.


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