Post # 1
Last night, we were all over at my parents’ house and my mom was Grandma-ing the babies by giving them thousands of snacks before dinner. So my sister told her to knock it off and stop giving her daughter baby cheetos, and my mom comes out with “why not? They’re healthy!”
We all had a good laugh at that, pointing out that while the Gerber baby cheetos are not as bad as normal cheetos, they’re a long way from being a stalk of celery.
What food items/habits/activities have you heard people claim were healthy even though they are anything but? Did you argue with them? If so, how did they support their position?
Post # 2
iarebridezilla: My mom still believes that fat free things are healthy. I’ve tried to tell her the difference but its no use.
Post # 3
iarebridezilla: HAHAHAHA oh I love this… basically everything that says on the box “Trans Fat Free” or its only “100 calories”… to save yourself time, look at the ingredients list instead of that white label on the box that tells you basically nothing. Some things you won’t even believe what’s in there when the ads all claim “its natural ingredients”.
Any ingredients ending with ‘ose’ are sugars and you know they’re processed because generally everything that comes in a box is processed, even ‘healthy cereals’.
Post # 4
iarebridezilla: i have a coworker who genuinely believes that diet mountain dew is healthy because it’s diet. she applies that logic to all diet food.
i’m like…it has less calories, but i guarantee you it has 500x the sugar as the non-diet version (or some salad…hello) because no one would eat it otherwise. it has to have the sugar pumped up because it tastes like shit without it. and all that sugar makes you fattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
ugh. diet food (i don’t mean salad, fruit, veggies; i mean stuff market as low fat, fat free, 100 calorie pack etc.) is not good for you!!!
Post # 5
When people try to say that fat free things or diet sodas are healthier than the “normal” versions, I just laugh.
Also, my husband constantly talks about how chinese food is healthy. WTF? Chinese food is just as terrible as fast food with all the fried stuff and salt they load into it. I’ve tried to reason with him, but it’s no use.
Post # 6
iarebridezilla: I have a friend that’s currently gung-ho about working out and getting in shape for his wedding. I was grilling chicken and asparagus for him and Darling Husband and he made the comment that “he couldn’t wait to eat real food”. He told me he’s had nothing but Subway because he’s trying to be healthly and he also only eats said sub for lunch and nothing else all day. I informed him that while Subway CAN be healthy, it’s really not less calories unless you forgo the cheese, mayo and stuff. Plus, it’s not healthy to only eat once a day. lol
Post # 7
LarLa: MrsHalpert: IzzyBear: ah god yes to all of you! People need to realize that there’s a difference between “healthier” and “has less _____ [calories/fat/sugar/sodium] in it.” I drink diet soda when I have soda, because I don’t want all the sugar … but I don’t delude myself into thinking it’s healthier than regular soda. It’s just unhealthy in a different way 😉
Post # 8
iarebridezilla: I love it when people assume that if something is ‘Vegan’ it must be healthy. Some of the unhealthiest things out there are vegan.
Post # 9
Hubby & I are always declaring things to be healthy. Just last night we had healthy pizza because it was broccoli-garlic pizza! 🙂 This one is my all time favorite though:
Post # 10
Also, someone once tried to convince me that taking cold showers is a good weight loss technique, because your body has to burn calories to warm you up.
While I can understand the reasoning, at a certain point I’m like just go to the flipping gym already you lazy f*ck. You would rather take miserable cold showers every day than run on a treadmill for 20 minutes a few times a week? That is insane.
Post # 11
Not trying to start a war here, but anti-vaccine people drive me crazy.
Post # 12
MsGinkgo: Haha it’s the same with gluten-free. “It has no gluten, so it’s healthy!” Uhhh … you sure about that?
koi424: haha we absolutely follow the same logic. If it includes a vegetable, it’s “healthy” (with a BIG wink-wink attached). I put jalapenos on my pizza because of the extra fiber, duh.
Post # 13
koi424: Hey – I agree with that logic all day every day 😉
iarebridezilla: for sure. I also have a friend who follows every new fad. She currently puts chia seeds or hemp hearts on EVERYTHING. No matter how healthy my food, if it doesn’t contain one of those things it can’t be good for me.
Post # 14
Diet soda actually artificial sugar, which is why it has fewer calories. More sugar = more calories. Granted, they replaced the sugar with chemicles which really doesn’t make it better for you. Plus, since it tasets sweet, your body still reacts to it like sugar.
We have a grandma one with our nephew where “Ice cream is dary, so it’s healthy.” Same with chocolate pie having whipped cream. Any excuse to spoil the kids.
Post # 15
Fat free things (fat is NOT tne enemy!), “diet” or meal-replacement shakes (why replace a meal when you can eat a whole-food meal?), diet pills (like hydroxycut)…
Can’t stand it.