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This nanny government

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LadyScozz Report 20 Feb 2013 03:02

lol Roy ~ it's great being married to a much younger man :-D

Not THAT much younger.......... 5 years & 5 months.


Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2013 18:16

I speak the truth Ann, Honest it's not easy being married to a much younger women :-D



AnnCardiff Report 19 Feb 2013 17:59

in your dreams!!!!! :-D


Porkie_Pie Report 19 Feb 2013 17:10

Ow dear, Looks like i may have to take a second mortgage out to pay the tax man :-D :-D



ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 19 Feb 2013 17:07

Ann :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 19 Feb 2013 16:32

if there's going to be a sex tax I want a rebate :-D :-D


Merlin Report 19 Feb 2013 14:16

Noisy Scozz, issue ear plugs to those in need. :-D :-D


LadyScozz Report 19 Feb 2013 01:59

I'm waiting for the sex tax ;-)

Looking at prices for window shutters & soundproofing.



AnnCardiff Report 19 Feb 2013 01:24

suppose main problem is kids having kids - they have no idea how to cook a meal from scratch cos no one has ever taught them - grandmothers are getting younger - some in their thirties - I can only see the situation worsening


Jean Report 19 Feb 2013 01:20

i think rations should be brought back for the staple things. junk food and drinks should be taxed to the hilt. it would help people get back to cooking from scratch. the instant food barons have made mega money, our health suffers while they put crap into the food chain. a wake up call for all of us.


Elizabethofseasons Report 18 Feb 2013 21:09

Dear Ann in Cardiff


At my GP practice, there is a doctor who is severely overweight.

However, he insists on telling all of his patients THEY are overweight
and should diet. He keeps referring to the BMI index.

He said that to me. I saw another GP there, who couldn't stand for laughing.

I have seen plump GP coming out of the local bakery, clutching a danish pastry and creamy coffee.

Pots and kettles. :-D

Take gentle care
Best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS


Amokavid Report 18 Feb 2013 21:03

I was always a skinny child, couldn't tell you what I weighed before the age of 15, wasn't until I had a medical for my first job (aged 15) that I learned I weighed 8 stone,over the years my weight never went up or down (only increasing in pregnancy,5 times) but always returning to the 8 stone mark.

It is only in the past 5 years that my weight has inceased & this is due to me not being as able bodied / mobile as I used to be,not because of over eating.
No longer can I clean the house from top to bottom in 1 day, or go into the garden & dig over the ground,plant things,paint the garden shed all in just a few hours, my body won't let ne,I still do those things (in a fashion) but it now takes me weeks rather than days to get the tasks done.

I have always cooked from scratch & still do, eat just one main meal a day (tea-time) stews, soups, salads, various meat / fish dishes,I don't do breakfast (never have) just a cuppa, & maybe a sandwich at dinner times, very very occasionally we might treat ourselves to a battered fish from the chippie,once or twice in a year!

I have never smoked & I don't drink alcohol (except the toast at a wedding) hate wine,I don't eat biscuits or chocolate,rarely eat sweets,I don't eat out & have never been inside a Macdonalds.

If was to visit to the Dr he would point out that I was overweight & suggest that I should perhaps go on a diet & eat the more healthy what !!
I get rather cross when people remark that because someone is on the large size ( "fat") that they MUST be eating "junk" foods all day every day!!



Muffyxx Report 18 Feb 2013 20:57

Absolutely FIL was underweight and assumed he was healthy....but what he didn't take on board was that his cholesterol was off the scale and eventually he died from a sudden heart attack.

My mum...bless overweight....BUT she eats very diabetic so REALLY has to watch what she eats but her overall health is much better than FIL's ever was....his problems were of the silent but deadly variety.


ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 18 Feb 2013 20:39

It is possible to eat healthily and still put on weight. If you eat more calories than you burn off then you will put on weight, it doesn't matter what those calories consist of.


FootieAngel Report 18 Feb 2013 20:03

Not everyone is obese because they eat and drink the wrong types of things. It is a worry that they say some prefer to eat fast food instead of cooking a meal, but some could argue that fast food is exactly that in the busy society we have become. What I found interesting is one expert said all foods that are bad for us are cheaper than those that are good for us. Does this mean its more to do with economics and poorer families are more likely to be affected by obesity? If so then isn't the government to blame? Surely everyone's metabolism is different and different people react different to different types of foods.

My lad is incredibly under weight yet he eats and drinks very well in fact he is prone to drink too much coke. He can eat meals 3 times larger than his sisters and yet he puts nothing on. I worry more about him as I have been there myself where I couldn't put weight on. Surely underweight is as much a concern as obesity? I don't do fast foods myself, but I know at times my own children when out with their mates may choose it to fit in. My youngest has to have a reasonably controlled diet to balance her ADHD and believe me I know when she has been eaten or drinking anything she shouldn't but I can't stop her.

I think the government as caused this issue and now its gone to far something is needed to be done and yet its perhaps to late. I think also firstly they need to recognise that not all obese people are like it because they eat too much - it would be better to tackle how to deal with obesity caused by illnesses separately to those who are obese because they do tend to overeat/drink instead of lumping everyone together.


Cynthia Report 18 Feb 2013 19:44

I don't think it's anything to do with a 'Nanny' Government whatsoever. It's a matter of listening to sensible advice being given by doctors.

I agree with Kay and Barb - there are too many hidden ingredients in our food as it is.

I have a friend who is a surgeon - a few weeks ago he posted an article on his FB page about the dire consequences that diet drinks can have on the body. It was very, very unnerving and it's made me aware of the dangers.

A balanced diet is, indeed, to be recommended but, unfortunately there are too many people who think that it means 'chips with everything'.

People have free choice to eat whatever they want to - but that doesn't mean they can't be advised about what is bad for their health. The decision is theirs but, usually, someone else has to pick up the pieces.


BarbinSGlos Report 18 Feb 2013 18:55

I dont entirely agree with you there Robert about it being no concern of others.

Bullies at school targetting fat kids. Is that nobody else's business?
Type 2 diabetis due to obesity ditto ditto ditto ditto
NHS spending up tackling same ^ ^ ^ ^

I agree a balanced diet is the answer. If I think a product is unhealthy for me and mine, I dont buy it. At the supermarket I see the full trolleys of stuff I wouldn't give house room to.
Ther is nothing wrong with a treat every now and then though, but we all know that too much weight brings with it all sorts of ailments.
It is up to us all not to buy the c##p


Robert Report 18 Feb 2013 18:34

This Country is slowly turning in the Nazi state of the UK. what people eat , drink, eat or what they look like is no concern ot others. fizzy drink alone dosen cause obsity. its all about a balance diet and a blanced life style. sadly as time goes by the more the goverment caves into companies like tesco and 24 hr opening and more people doing shift work, children of today are being robbed of this


Amokavid Report 18 Feb 2013 18:26

Before long "they" will be sending out raiding parties to check our food cupboards fridges etc for so called "unsuitable" foodstuffs, & if people are found to be overweight a cross will be put on the house door!!



BrianW Report 18 Feb 2013 17:47

Maybe if there were more mirrors in public places people could see how they look and judge whether they need to think about their body shape - both ways !
There are some awful looking people around, both obese and skinny.

And perhaps annual monitoring of childrens' health should take place until they reach say 16.