Great to see you here Californiagirl and also in the UK. I personally am a Yorkshire lass and like York very much.
Just watching a talk programme where they were discussing government putting sugar and salt taxes on foods. Well the uproar of people saying we don’t want to be controlled by the government. Why not. As Californiagirl says a massive percentage of supermarket shelves are technically off limits to us and we don’t have freedom of choice in what we eat. We have to eat what is there and it is controlled by conglomerate manufacturers. They purposely fill our food with salt and sugar because it is addictive and makes us go back to buy more. So who would you rather be controlled by – big business or a government that is trying to stop a juggernaut in its tracks. The view is that prices will go up. Look at the sugar tax on drinks, did the price go up. No, big business saw people would buy less so they reduced the amount of sugar so avoiding the tax. Maybe the same would happen with sugar and salt. Someone needs to be protecting us because big business has so much control over our lives.
On the subject of big pharma keeping us ill. When I pick up my monthly prescription it costs the state around €110. Sometimes I don’t need certain things like needles, bandalettes or insulin injection pens. When I dont get these the bill goes down to €37. Just think how much money the government would save if all diabetics were on this diet and no longer needed so much medication or apparatus. Very short-sighted of them in my view unless as V say, doctors get paid more to keep us labelled as diabetics and keep us taking the drugs.
That’s my rant for today.
After a weekend of not being very good I have had a small gain but fully back on track today and looking forward to a month of heavenly healthy food.
Have a good week.