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Why are poor people fat?
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1 week ago
I put “poor” in quotes because to me being poor isn’t about lack of finances or revenue, but about many factors. Are you boring, are you lame, are you approachable and petty? I’m currently catching feelings for a “poor” woman who I’m interested in and she’s had one of the best personalities I’ve ever encountered my whole life and very outgoing, we are oppositions yet the same. Ramen is junk, it’s crazy high in salt, MSG and genetically modified bs. It can cause harm after a while. Although one is more expensive, your health will suffer in the long run, or you can choose to save up. Back to the question, I would say some “poor” folk might be fat because of excess eating like anyone else who’s fat lmao.
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I literally just made vegetable and pork stew an hour ago
8 large portions, 2 small portions, cost me $15 and still got 2 half bags of frozen vegetables left...
Healthy food isn't expensive in the grand scheme of things, laziness is.
a takeaway that'll last you the evening is cheaper than all the components that make up a large lasagne -- only difference is that the lasagne is big enough to last you 3-4 days.
It only seems more expensive because comparably one is easy and immediate and the other requires effort and planning.
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I'm talking about top ramen and you're talking about pork stew and lasagna? Way to prove you're out of touch.
Even if I take your pork stew example
Let's assume you only use a half pound of pork that you got on sale, that's at least $1.00. the potatoes are another $.50, the carrots $.50, and the celery another $.50. so the minimum cost of a batch of pork stew is $2.50. this does not include any seasonings or take into account whether or not they can afford to even keep the gas on or refrigerate the ingredients or any leftovers (since you apear to be out of touch with poverty, I'll bet you didn't even consider that cooking or refrigeration could be issues). Whereas two packs of ramen are $0.40, can cook in any hot water, and are, prior to cooking, shelf stable and require no refrigeration.
And don't get me started on you lasagna example (which you compared to takeout, a luxury that many simply cannot afford anyhow). The cheese alone will run you at least $4, noodle another $1, and a can of cheap spaghetti sauce is another $1 (even more if you make the sauce from scratch). That's a minimum of $6.00, without added meats or vegetables. Spaghetti might have been a better example, as that can be done for $2.00 ($1 for the pasta, and $1 for the can of sauce), but even that is more than double the cost of a "meal" of top ramen.
Right now. I'm about where you are. I'm currently cooking meals of potatoes, carrots, celery and turkey (whole turkeys were on sale for only $0.22 a lb, yay). I had to defrost them an cut them into meal portions and refreeze them. The fridge part of my fridge crapped out (the freezer still works), so leftovers weren't an option (I have since got a mini-fridge for until I can replace the full size one, and use that and the freezer part of the fridge). I cook most things in the rice cooker, since my gas was turned off, but we do have a microwave and hot plate.
While I am struggling, I am more than aware that I have much further I can fall, and I have existed through those weeks where it was top ramen, because $2.00 worth would get through an entire week.
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'Way to prove you're out of touch.'
'which you compared to takeout, a luxury that many simply cannot afford anyhow'
lol, such a defensive response despite actually giving my numbers too
'Right now. I'm about where you are'
Clearly you're not as I do this for the fun of it
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"Despite giving my numbers" which shows an even more expensive meal than I gave you credit for.
"I do this for the fun of it"
So, because I'm poor, you're better than me because you don't have to budget your food? That is the implication of that statement which shows me that in addition to being completely out of touch with the struggles of the poor, you're also a stuck up snob.
' which shows an even more expensive meal than I gave you credit for.'
Literally got the store receipt and the food in the fridge.
'because I'm poor, you're better than me '
'in addition to being completely out of touch with the struggles of the poor, you're also a stuck up snob'
lol man, you've got some problems and your finances apparently isn't the main one --it sounds to me like you've actively made a lifetime of stupid decisions and paying the price because of how ridiculously defensive you are about someone responding to your meme that *suggests* the argument that crap food is cheaper than good food, which is often only true if you look at it as a single-serving calculation.
Sorry you got yourself a bad situation but that attitude ain't gonna help matters..
Easier said that done but maybe you could stay at a friend or family members place till you get your shit together, which you will. Don’t burn your bridges. Try to make friends, indescretely let them know you’re “poor” but don’t be direct, people don’t want to surround themselves around “poor” people. Work at a restaurant where food is free. One less thing to worry about.
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$0.20; $1.20; LETTUCE COSTS SIX TIMES AS MUCH AS TOP RAMEN
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