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To suggest that enforced national food rationing might help solve the nation's obesity problem?

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Lucia39 Sat 30-May-09 00:13:00

During the period 1939-1954 the nation's diet was, apparently, the healthiest it has ever been.

So would a similar regime assist helping those who are increasingly "dimensionally challenged"?

Vegetables, fruit, and pulses would be more freely available but meat, dairy produce, sugar and fats would be strictly rationed.

Any thoughts?

moondog Sat 30-May-09 00:13:53

The bloaters loose on our streets turn my stomach.

hmc Sat 30-May-09 00:14:58

My thoughts - you need a slap. I'd be happy to deliver it.

jarbelle Sat 30-May-09 00:15:58

How would it deal with a toddler who needs lots of dairy though ??

moondog Sat 30-May-09 00:16:35

Toddlers don't need a lot of 'dairy' though.

Thunderduck Sat 30-May-09 00:16:36


Plonker Sat 30-May-09 00:16:43


FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 30-May-09 00:17:01

I agree. Some advice on portion control is also very much needed.

skramble Sat 30-May-09 00:17:56

Lve it do it now!!

GlastonburyGoddess Sat 30-May-09 00:18:02

good idea but i would never work

skramble Sat 30-May-09 00:18:26

Oh scary where di that grin come from I didn't do thaat.

skramble Sat 30-May-09 00:19:06


Lucia39 Sat 30-May-09 00:19:17

jarbelle: Pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children would get extra rations - just as they did during the period referred to in my OP.

skramble Sat 30-May-09 00:19:26

Laquitar Sat 30-May-09 00:19:46

Lucia get a life darling! Or get some sex fgs.
You keep posting the most stupid things and start the most stupid threads.

jarbelle Sat 30-May-09 00:20:25

Sorry moondog, must of got it wrong when they said toddlers need about 500mls.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Thunderduck Sat 30-May-09 00:20:25

Do people really want to be told what they can and can't eat?
Sod that. I don't need or want a government to dictate what I can and can't have. I'll spend my money as I please.

TheCrackFox Sat 30-May-09 00:21:42

The average woman, during the war, went up a dress size.

BananaFruitBat Sat 30-May-09 00:22:15

Unfortunately I think the problem is more to do with take-aways and TV.

skramble Sat 30-May-09 00:22:35

Ooh do we get to paint on stockings too?

skramble Sat 30-May-09 00:23:23

hmm how do we ration takeawyas and tv:

Lucia39 Sat 30-May-09 00:24:16

GlastonburyGoddess: It would work because everyone would have a Ration book. Of course, just as during the period 1939-1954, you'd get the rich who'd find other means of getting more than the rest of us but legislation could be put into place to deal with those caught - just as it was during the period mentioned.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Sat 30-May-09 00:24:28

Stockings with gravy browning! I feel sick.
Portion advice and excercise I think.

Thunderduck Sat 30-May-09 00:24:42

Lucia. You are a loon.

Lucia39 Sat 30-May-09 00:25:13

TheCrackFox: You need to provide some evidence for that statement!

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