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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!