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El Scorchio 12:13 Thu Sep 7
Retailers being told off for 'tricking' people into being fat by upselling
While I agree we've got an obesity crisis, and obviously businesses want to maximise their profits by making us buy bigger amounts of unhealthy food, can't people fucking take responsibility for themselves?

Do we really need to be looked after that much because some people are too weak willed to say 'no'?

No-one's forcing you to buy supersize McDonalds meals for 30p more. No-ones forcing you to buy large popcorn for only 50p more.

We've got such a blame culture going on, like the US. It's not poor Jane's fault she weighs 20 stone, it's just that when she goes to KFC for lunch every day they offer her a deal for more food that's just too good to turn down and she's powerless. Every time she goes out to a restaurant she cant help order extra fries or onion rings. Every time she goes to the cinema she can't help order a gallon of fanta.

If people aren't made to take responsibility for their own actions then nothing will ever change. Can't they stop coddling these people and just say they're fat because they're greedy?

Yes I realise it's off topic. Rant over.

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HairyHammer 2:38 Fri Sep 8
Re: Retailers being told off for 'tricking' people into being fat by upselling
Fat people are dumb for being fat I agree, but they are fucked up by the food industry be they fast food restaurants /Takeaways or the big Super markets.

Food can definitely be an addiction but has a lot to do with surroundings and how you were brought up, even genetics, but the fact remains very fat people do not need to be like that.

Alfs 1:57 Fri Sep 8
Re: Retailers being told off for 'tricking' people into being fat by upselling
I despise the nannying state we now live in. It's my fucking body and it should be my right to do what I wish with it. Eat what I want, drink what I want, smoke if I want. I understand the consequences but it's my choice. If I die early because of those choices, then so be it.

If they want to stop obesity then educate. If they want to stop people smoking, educate, if they want to stop people drinking themselves into an early grave, educate.

Make cookery lessons compulsory in every school so that the populace know how to cook a meal without the use of a kettle or a microwave.

Once a month I buy a gram of weed as a little treat but am now forced to buy 30 grams of tobacco as that's the minimum. I don't fucking want 30 grams as I no longer want to smoke forty a day as I did just six weeks ago. So by the time my tiny stash has gone, I still have 25 grams left. Along with temptation, particularly after a few drinks.

Our government are a bunch of self serving, pontificating cunts.

Rant over.

Mr Logic 11:49 Thu Sep 7
Re: Retailers being told off for 'tricking' people into being fat by upselling
Food industry have effectively become 'pushers'. Their fault all day long.

13 Brentford Rd 9:17 Thu Sep 7
Re: Retailers being told off for 'tricking' people into being fat by upselling
What's happy about it?

tunwhu 8:53 Thu Sep 7
Re: Retailers being told off for 'tricking' people into being fat by upselling
£6 for a Happy Meal?

McDonald's Menu Prices and Price List UK 2017

McDonald's Happy Meal Meal Price
Crispy Chicken Wrap 2.69
Cheeseburger 2.69
Hamburger 2.69

Bungo 7:36 Thu Sep 7
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Rather than taxing all alcohol, I believe it would be a good idea if alcoholic drinks manufacturers were forced to provide and pay for both private security and a medical facility (primarily a drunk tank) near all places where there are regular problems for the emergency services brought on by drinking.

I like the 'remove half the bus stops' idea too. Maybe take out 3 of every 4?

PwoperNaughtyButNot 7:09 Thu Sep 7
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Remove half the bus stops

That way people walk more and buses move more.

Quicker journey times for passengers
Weight loss for passengers
Less delays for other road users

Ta da!

El Scorchio 6:12 Thu Sep 7
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It should be mandatory to teach kids about nutrition properly at school, as well as providing USEFUL practical food preparation lessons.

How to season and cook meat properly/safely. How to prepare and boil/steam vegetables. How to make staple meals with rice and pasta and potatoes.

We learned a load of weird stuff like how to make an apple crumble or how to make a cake. Stuff you instantly forget, isn't healthy or is of no really everyday use.

Robson 6:02 Thu Sep 7
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While I do agree people should take responsibility for their own health, there also doesn't seem to be a lot of sense "punishing" them for their stupidity by allowing them to eat themselves into an early grave. There is clearly a problem here so why not tackle it?

There is an obesity crisis, and like other crises it's a battle on all fronts. This is just one part of an overall strategy for tackling it.

El Scorchio 5:29 Thu Sep 7
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As well as price, I think there's effort to be taken into the equasion.

Lots of people can't be fucked chopping up and steaming vegetables and cooking rice and a bit of meat when they can just tip a bag of value oven chips and chicken nuggets in the oven. Or when they can waddle down to the local takeaway and get a kilo of kebab meat and chips (no salad please) for 3 quid. Better still get it delivered to their door so they don't even have to waste precious calories walking down the road.

On The Ball 4:50 Thu Sep 7
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I think they're referring more to the microwave meals made of shit that cost £1.

PwoperNaughtyButNot 4:43 Thu Sep 7
Re: Retailers being told off for 'tricking' people into being fat by upselling
Healthy food is expensive is bullhsit by lazy people.

Happy meal is £6

Go on the greengrocer of supermarket and see how many vegetables you can buy for £6

, 4:20 Thu Sep 7
Re: Retailers being told off for 'tricking' people into being fat by upselling
So on the one hand food outlets are upselling and making people fatter and on the other hand sweet/snack manufacturers are making things smaller [ known as shrinkflation ], like mars bars, toblerones etc.

This must mean things balance out.

Sniper 1:33 Thu Sep 7
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Yeah true about the alcohol - I'm getting my anger mixed up with when the government steps in to stop cheap offers so people can't have fun as opposed to the Ines last if demand for alco
Meaning they can rampnthe tax up

And even by my standards I'm typin like I'm kissed today. It's obviously a touchy subject for me!

Your mum 1:32 Thu Sep 7
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Yeah it's not like the food industry stand to make anything from selling that is so full of salt, fat & sugar it's actually addictive!

Russ of the BML 1:20 Thu Sep 7
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Sniper 12:22 Thu Sep 7

"If the government really wanted to help they would subsidise the price of healthy foods"

Spot on.

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 12:56 Thu Sep 7
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Sniper - that isn't why alcohol is taxed heavily.

Alcohol/tobacco/motoring/flying are taxed heavily because people will tolerate it as one of the less unfair taxes.

I'm not saying I agree, but that's the reason.

Brucies_Star_Prize 12:55 Thu Sep 7
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There is a good case for taxing alcohol heavily to mitigate against its numerous negative externalties.

Sniper 12:22 Thu Sep 7
Re: Retailers being told off for 'tricking' people into being fat by upselling
It's fucking ludicrous

And again, like taxing alcohol heavily because some peopem cant hold their drink, this will simply punish sensible peoplemwhondobt supersize every time because others are too thick to realise it's not a particularly good idea

If the government really wanted to help they would subsidise the price of healthy foods so that shitty ready meals and stuff with no nutritional value isn't cheaper than stuff that doesn't kill you

On The Ball 12:21 Thu Sep 7
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Fat people are fucking idiots.

Just don't buy the bloody Supersize - staying healthy, even at McDonald's, is so simple - just buy a second portion of fries. Easy.

El Scorchio 12:17 Thu Sep 7
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Here you go!

http://mattforney.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/portlandfattie.jpg

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