It made me hungry looking at all that greasy salty wonderfully snackiness. But it made me pretty sad too. I know how I feel after I've been particularly irresponsible or self-indulgent and eaten two or three of those kinds of things in one day. BAD. Maybe she was going to go to another store and buy some fresh foods too. But that seems doubtful; she must have a lot of kitchen space if she could bring home all that food and real food too. I couldn't help but imagine that I was seeing her staple diet. I hoped she didn't have kids.
To keep those bad-feeling foods out of my grocery cart, even though they seem like you get so much taste and satisfaction for so little money, I follow these simple rules:
Really, I do follow these:
- No high fructose corn syrup.
- Nothing with more than 25% of daily allowance of sodium. (Twenty-five percent! That's a huge amount. And some foods have even more than that. Astonishing.)
These, I follow, but I'm not rigidly blind about it:
- No partially hydrogenated oils.
- No "enriched" flour.
These I'd like to follow, but usually I feel too ...er, ah... fiscally compromised:
- No factory-farmed meat.
These I wish I could live without, but not sure life would be worth living if I did:
- Bacon, hot-dogs, salami, cured meats in general.
- Ice cream.