Obesity dependent on where you shop....

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    May 26, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    This is actually really interesting.... I'm not sure if it's already been posted here but the percentage of obese shoppers in different supermarkets in the USA

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37280972/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/

    MSNBCSeattle researchers ranked supermarkets according to the obesity rates of their shoppers at these Northwest and national grocery stores. A body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher indicated obesity.
    — Whole Foods Markets: 4 percent
    — Metropolitan Market: 8 percent
    — Puget Consumers Cooperative (PCC): 12 percent
    — Quality Food Centers (QFC): 17 percent
    — Fred Meyer: 22 percent
    — Safeway: 24 percent
    — Albertsons: 38 percent


    I'll admit a lot of it is probably questionable made up figures. I mean I've read in several places that the price difference between stores for the same items is negligible but wholefoods shoppers choose better brands and consider Evian a necessity etc

    I also doubt that people on the poverty line are feeding themselves on $3 a day and $36 is "required" to eat healthy

    I still think obesity is more of issue of stupidity than poverty for most people and that poverty is often just a rationalization for abusing your body. but then there are people claiming they can't afford to eat healthy that are prioritizing smoking habits, cable tv and cell phones above eating healthy food

    It also explains why peopleofwalmart.com exists
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    May 26, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    My daily food budget is ~$15-20. $36/day would render me homeless in less than three months.
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    May 26, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
    The cost to eat well is relatively inexpensive.....the cost to eat your food made is costly!!

    Things like eggs, fruit, and chicken, salmon, vegetables like broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini squash, blueberry's, fresh strawberries and other seasonal fruits and vegetables all are inexpensive......

    I see great sales going on and I can just do add match at many stores like WAL-MART....they will match the price of bananas and broccoli and more.....I save big time when I can remember to do it...

    The above are things I eat and they are things that keep me in great shape!!

    No Dairy, no junk, no donuts, no processed foods, no bread, no pasta, no pizza!

    I love salads!! 3 bucks and I have a big one!!