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You are supposed to have 6 small meals in a day and snacking (only on healthy things) is encourage for a health diet ((I know this because I have seen a dietician and my older sister is a personal trainer))
Is that we are all too obssesed with the need to be constantly digesting
originally posted by: Sabiduria
a reply to: igloo
I agree, things are super bad in Vancouver. Canada has a lot to be desired for helping those in need.
I tried to get on disability so I could afford the medications my doctors want but because my fiance was making more than $750 a cheque I didn't qualify. When rent, utilities, groceries and basic household items are paid for, we have $20 left & that is not enough to pay my medications. (I'm on Fair pharmacare with as much being deducted as possible.
It pisses me off because there are people who are abusing the system yet someone like me who wants to be on it temporarily, can't get any help.
originally posted by: badgerprints
Back when I was a kid trying to put myself through school, I lived mostly off of dried beans and rice.
Bought them by the bucket from the feed store back then.
Also baked biscuits and cornbread from scratch
Eggs (cheap protein)
That was about it most of the time.
I lived on 15 to 20 a week but I knew how to cook and ate the same food over and over.
It is tough to make ends meet on that small a budget.
originally posted by: Sabiduria
a reply to: GoShredAK
My apologies, it just sounded like you were being unrealistic but if it has worked out for you in the past than I'm happy it worked for you.
Not everyone can make the diet work but it is good advice for those who can make it work.
I wish your current situation was better. If I ruled the world, people would work at jobs they love, the basics of life (food, water, shelter, etc) would be free & the education system would be completely different.
Now, what happens in Canada when someone gets sick? Our system takes the tab. A weeks worth of hopital treatments is worth 1000-2000$ maybe more.
originally posted by: Hefficide
We live in a country where restaurant chains are ordered to dispose of ( destroy ) any food not sold. These policies are hidden behind legalese suggesting that giving a hungry person free food might open the doors for a food poisoning based lawsuit from a claimant who didn't even purchase the product. But the real motive is greed.
Imagine how easy it would be to solve hunger if corporate policies moved away from destruction and toward donation.