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Jun. 22nd, 2006

I just happened to see the story about the fluffernutter controversy in Massachusetts. It seems people are upset about serving the "sugary" concoction to kids in school.

Stuff like this burns me up. First of all, if kids today would get off their butts once in a while, you couldn't give them enough sugar to keep them going.

I had tons of peanut butter with marshmallow cream and/or jellies, jams, and preserves when I was a kid, enough to fill a senate chamber. Sometimes I'd add it to my chocolate sandwiches with bananas (see recent post) and was as thin as a rail. A doctor once told my mother after a blood test, "Whatever he's doing, you do it too."

Two tablespoons of marshmallow cream has about 60 calories and no fat. Peanut butter has about 200 (mostly from fat) and most jams and jellies about 100 or so. Of course you should monitor a child's reaction and hope he/she has some kind of balance (hahaha) in their diets - good luck - but a healthy active child can thrive on almost anything. In 99 % of their cases, they'll eat when they are hungry. Most of their bad habits, I'd expect, are picked up from us and TV advertising. Yep! It's we adults who should be put on alert, stuffing ourselves because it's become a sensual exercise and habit rather than a necessity. Oh well ... cast your stones at me now while you have a chance. I'm not in a good mood, however, so I should warn you ... I may throw them back, and I had a pretty mean fastball in high school.

Oh, and one of the best snacks you can have when on a diet (to satisfy your sweet tooth) is a marshmallow. They taste great and, because they're so light, have very few calories. Sure, they're empty calories and you can't eat the whole bag but use some common sense, huh?

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macabredelight
Jun. 22nd, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
I heard the fluffernutter story on Regis and Kelly yesterday. I've never had a fluffernutter but it sounds good. I LOVE pb and j sandwiches very much.
I sometimes feel like I let Ian have way too much sweets but my parents let me have pretty much all the sweets I wanted too and I was a rail thin kid. Mike was a super rail thin kid and teen too. He said when he joined the navy they made him go through the food lines twice so he would gain weight. LOL If Ian were chubby I would definitely limit his sweets. Does that make sense? Amazingly he didn't have any sweets last night except chocolate milk.
Ugh after just watching Shop Girl I feel like a whale. he he he. I am going to have to steer clear of alot of stuff after Rosalie is born so I can get skinny again. Its hard having extra weight when you've always been thin. Guess I better get back to work and my milkshake!
metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 22nd, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
I think lack of activity more than diet is usually the main culprit. When I started working on my guest room in the end of March, I weighed from 203-205 lbs. at 5'11". I now weigh between 192-194 typically and eat whatever I want, including 1/2 to 1 gallon of sweetened lemon tea a day. I'd like to lose about 8-10 lbs. more actually. Now, I don't mean you should go climb on your roof but, if you don't mind working up a real sweat occasionally and moving around (I'm sure you do that already)you'll be fine ... no pun intended. I find I don't eat as much out of boredom when I keep busy, too.
tera00
Jun. 22nd, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
AMEN JEFFY

Hear you been chattering with my little one. I told her she could add you and a few others that I adore.

Always,
B
aspoor
Jun. 22nd, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
Hey, they could be eating lots worse things... like burgers, for one!
metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 23rd, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Are you sure you're from Texas? ;)

Do you eat veggie burgers or turkey burgers? I've eaten some (turkey) that were pretty good. I saw that recipe with the avocado and it sounded pretty good too, but I still like a good cheeseburger now and then, and you've seen some of my other concoctions. Oooh! I forgot about my burger with crumbled bleu cheese and bacon. I'll have to do one of those when I get more time.
countessgregula
Jun. 23rd, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
Marshmallows are yummy and the perfect sweet snack!
metaphorsbwithu
Jun. 23rd, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
They are tasty. I love them in hot cocoa too. I have a candy cookbook with a recipe for making them, but I've never tried it. I wonder how they'd come out? Maybe I'll try it one day and post the results.
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