Monday, 12 July 2010

You are what you eat. Stupid.

the State, yesterday

Everyone have a good weekend? Let me guess, some of you had a barbeque, some had a Sunday roast, some had a takeaway and some watched the football?

The reason I am asking is that the Food Standards Agency went to all the expense and trouble to produce a step by step guide to watching the football and eating at the same time. In case you couldn't manage it on your own. All 61 million of you.

I kid you not.

Takeaway Tip
  • Why not go for dry or tomato-based dishes such as tandorri or madras instead of creamy curries such as korma, passanda or massala.
  • Choose plain rice and chapatti instead of pilau rice and naan.
  • If you're having pizza, choose lower-fat toppings, such as vegetables, ham, fish and prawns. You could ask for some extra veg on your pizza to bump up your daily fruit and veg portions.
  • Remember if you don't want to increase the saturated fat content and number of calories in your meal, don't ask for extra cheese.
  • When you have pasta, for the healthier option go for a sauce based on tomatoes or vegetables, rather than cream.
With some of the matches starting in the evening, you might have time to eat your evening meal at home before you go out.

If you do eat out, look for grilled meats and fish or tomato-based sauces if you go for pasta. Have boiled new potatoes or a bread roll instead of chips — and don’t forget to add some vegetables or a salad to your meal.

Football and beer often go hand-in-hand, but with many hours of football to watch, it can be easy to over-indulge. It's recommended that men drink no more than 3 to 4 units, and women no more that 2 to 3, a day. When you're pregnant, it's best to stop drinking alcohol altogether. But if you do drink, try to have no more than 1 or 2 units of alcohol once or twice a week and avoid getting drunk.

When you're engrossed in the game it's easy to sip your way though more than you realise. Remember that bottled beers come in different sizes, so you might be drinking more that you think.

May I remind the imbeciles who not just requested that this website exist but actually used taxpayers money to fund it that it is no business of the State what I eat?

YE GODS. Read the whole sorry thing here

On the plus side however

It emerged last night that the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is planning to abolish the Food Standards Agency alongside many other quangos in an attempt to cut down on bureaucracy.

Among the critics of the move were Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Burnham who said: "Getting rid of the FSA is the latest in a number of worrying steps that show Andrew Lansley caving in to the food industry. It does raise the question whether the health secretary wants to protect the public health or promote food companies."

The FSA was established in 2000 following the BSE scare. It employs 2,000 staff and spends £135 million a year

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