Cheat OUT not IN
April 30, 2011

Cheat at the restaurant, not at home!

The dilemma: Ordering dessert at a restaurant costs anywhere from five to eight dollars, which is the price of a whole cake at the grocery store.

Let’s say you opt for the entire cake, instead of the overpriced restaurant dessert. You feel good about your bulk purchase; in fact, it is more bang for your buck! True, restaurant dessert portions are smaller and extremely over priced. However, limiting yourself to just one cheat and not being tempted to polish off the leftovers in the refrigerator… now that is priceless!

Your wallet might not thank you, but your waistline will!

*Photo provided by Flickr user: Passive Income Dream.com


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Food Inc.
April 7, 2010

It only seems appropriate to follow last week’s post by writing about the eye- opening film Food Inc.* Although we might not be confronted with such troubling food industry nightmares in Canada, this film is still food for thought.

How much do you really know about the food you buy at your local grocery store?

“In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

…Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.”

*Warning – Some scenes may be disturbing to viewers

For more information visit the Official Food Inc. Movie Site – Hungry For Change?

View the Food Inc – Official Trailer


*Photo provided by The Official Food Inc. Movie Site


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