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What are your unpopular opinions about health / fitness?

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  • VintageFeline
    VintageFeline Posts: 6,771 Member
    annaskiski wrote: »
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    oh how I would love to write my psych dissertation on cake culture in the workplace....haha!

    Why not? Another theme would be how it intersects with the individualism of American culture...hence the primary defence being along the lines of "it's your choice to eat or not eat the cake" "just say no" etc. How does cake culture play out in societies that value conformity over individualism?

    I'm not American. It intersects with my culture of being a human who has always, throughout history, shared food as social bonding.

    May I ask, what you are then? Although many cultures have commonalities, there is no one 'human' culture.

    Can you tell me of a human culture where sharing of food in times of celebration isn't a thing?

    In China, the traditional food to celebrate a birthday are peaches and noodles, not cake.

    But still food...........

    Yes. Ok, I didn't want to go there but honestly, you are not using the term "culture" correctly. The definition of culture is the customs, practices and beliefs of a particular people or society. By definition, there can be no universal human "culture". So your point that all humans share food is merely pointing out a commonality between cultures. Sorry, but there it is.

    Of course you didn't.

    I don't expect you to understand. After all you are a layman so are not as sensitive to the misuse of technical terminology.

    Something was niggling at me after reading this, and the search function helped my memory out a bit. My memory isn't as faulty as I sometimes think it is.

    You've posted that you're retired from working for 20 years in the Air Force on space program stuff and also that you worked as a grants officer with unlimited authority with academia at some point.

    I'm not sure where you are fitting in a claim to being an anthropologist now, or where the "cake culture" comes in either of these scenarios.

    You mean the Space Race was a billion dollar effort to defend our cake culture? I thought the Apollo program was all about the Moon Pies.

    I had an eclipse party for the last solar eclipse. Discovered that the only place in SE Wisconsin to find Moon Pies was Stop and Go stores (attached to BP gas stations). At least the Sun Chips were easier to find, but I did get enough Moon Pies for everyone who attended.

    I've never had a moon pie.

    ETA: Never mind, I just searched and it looks like a wagon wheel. I've had them. What kind of booze did you have?

    Luna di Luna wine and Blue Moon beer.

    I assume the post office misplaced my invitation. :disappointed:

    There is still the housewarming coming up in a few weeks.

    That would be fun. My passport is current, it may take me a while to drive there. Are Canadians allowed across the wall/border? :laugh:

    ZOMG no Canadians.

    Ok, we're done discussing cake. Lets discuss the brutality and viciousness of Canandians

    yup we are brutally polite most of the time...well some Canadians are.

    But are you cake pushers?

    Only if we haven't yet tried the goodness from our west coast that is the Nanaimo bar...

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    And I was just posting this as @estherdragonbat posted. ......

    Nanaimo Bars in BC.

    If I tie some on my head in a waterproof bag, swim the Juan de Fuca Strait, hike the Olympic Mountains, then trek across country, can I come to the party too?

    (Half English, half Scot, living in Canada=
    Gentle demenor, brutally honest, with viscous tongue when needed)

    Cheers, h.

    @VintageFeline, just back from Edinburgh and the borders. I know the 2 alternate snowballs, had a Tunnocks for old times sake, what is the 3rd you speak of?
    A friend needs to know. h

    They're a cake. A really really delicious cake. This link is a good description, I did not know M&S did them, even for a while (this blog is dated 2013, I shall still look next time I'm in one just in case though!).

    http://www.foodstufffinds.co.uk/2013/01/4-scottish-snowballs-marks-specncer-by.html

    They look delicious! Pity I just had my birthday- Christmas is just around the corner- hooray- I will make one as a change from a Pavlova.
    (Serious desert lover if you haven't guessed) I will have to make snowballs, the drink, to go with it.

    Cheers, h.

    Oh you make them individual sized. 1 snowball per person :)
  • earlnabby
    earlnabby Posts: 8,177 Member
    Bry_Lander wrote: »
    Before I started using MFP I honestly never realized that so many people have food on their mind all of the time.

    We don't, but when we come to a website where we are counting the calories in our food it is natural for food to be at the forefront of our minds.
  • SezxyStef
    SezxyStef Posts: 15,270 Member
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    Before I started using MFP I honestly never realized that so many people have food on their mind all of the time.

    Maybe it just comes up a lot since this is a diet and fitness site?

    And a 500 calorie piece of cake is the perfect food for someone looking to eat a nutritional low calorie diet?

    if it's carrot cake yes...with cream cheese frosting...

    but no different than pizza...
  • your_pal_crusher
    your_pal_crusher Posts: 4,437 Member
    SezxyStef wrote: »
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    Bry_Lander wrote: »
    Before I started using MFP I honestly never realized that so many people have food on their mind all of the time.

    Maybe it just comes up a lot since this is a diet and fitness site?

    And a 500 calorie piece of cake is the perfect food for someone looking to eat a nutritional low calorie diet?

    if it's carrot cake yes...with cream cheese frosting...

    but no different than pizza...

    Agreed! <3 carrot cake!
  • Bry_Fitness70
    Bry_Fitness70 Posts: 2,484 Member
    Bry_Lander wrote: »
    Before I started using MFP I honestly never realized that so many people have food on their mind all of the time.

    Imagine! People who like food talking about food when the subject of food comes up! Madness.

    The rest of the internet is about cats, which I'm also cool with.

    Madness indeed, those rare times when the subject of food that people like comes up...like every day, all day :D
  • mmapags
    mmapags Posts: 8,946 Member
    Packerjohn wrote: »
    Carlos_421 wrote: »
    Bry_Lander wrote: »
    Before I started using MFP I honestly never realized that so many people have food on their mind all of the time.

    Maybe it just comes up a lot since this is a diet and fitness site?

    And a 500 calorie piece of cake is the perfect food for someone looking to eat a nutritional low calorie diet?

    Depends. Low calorie compared to what. And what is the composition of the rest of said persons diet that day/week. Context and dose dude. Context and dose. It always amazes me how some people consistently struggle with this concept.
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