Unthinkable Ways to Save $: Eat Less

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Registered: 01-19-2006
Unthinkable Ways to Save $: Eat Less
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 11:40am
There are many ways to save on food during these lean economic
times. But if you want to turn lean times into lean bodies, you might
be better off shunning the typical advice of clipping more coupons and
looking for sales and instead just buy less food.

This is blasphemy, of course, in America, where many denizens
consider cheap food a constitutional right. Barry Popkin of the
University of North Carolina School of Public Health has heard this
charge and more in his call for a tax on unhealthy foods and drinks.

But unlike in centuries past, few Americans are starving as a result
of food being scarce or too expensive. This week, Popkin and his
colleagues have published yet another paper questioning the
availability of cheap food. As relayed in the current issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, the risk for obesity and diabetes in a community goes down as the price for fast food and junk food rises.

Unthinkable Ways to Save Money: Eat Less

Fitting Lingerie; a Shopping Fantasy by Nenu.


Our revels now are ended. These our actors,

As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Are melted into air, into thin air:

And like the baseless fabric of this vision,

The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff

As dreams are made on; and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.

The Tempest Act 4, scene 1, 148–158


CL – Sexual Health


No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical. – Nils Bohr

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Registered: 02-09-2000
Thu, 03-18-2010 - 9:05pm
There's talk here about a tax on sugary drinks (I asked if that means my diet soda would be excluded
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2009
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 2:37pm
Most of the major soft drink manufacturers have taken full-calorie sodas out of school vending machines, but the diet versions are still available.

Here in Washington state, the governor has proposed increasing the sales tax on soda, regardless of sugary or diet, and ending the sales tax exemption for candy and gum.


Community Leader of Women's Health