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I'll stick with those Girl Scout cookiesPosted Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 10:31 AM
From this year's signup sheet for Girl Scout cookies:
"Cookies can be part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle."
Yeah! So can candy, ice cream and sweet goodies.
I've read locally and nationally over the past few days about several people -- including several chefs -- who are no longer ingesting such things as sugar and processed food.
Good luck to them, but it seems like moderation may be the operative word.
In other words: Keep what you eat within reason.
America's real fitness problem stems from fast foods -- like burgers and biscuits with a day's worth of fat and calories in a few bites -- and the incorrect (at least from my mostly-slim view) thought that foods, homecooked or not, have to be packed with bad stuff to be tasty.
Read the T-G's Sunday Life & Leisure section each week and you'll see occasional goodies that taste great and aren't loaded with fat/calories.
And I've been eating those Girl Scout cookies -- just a few at a time, with the boxes lasting for a week or so -- for years. Haven't hurt me yet.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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