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OH - I think spiderlashes is referrring to the "cordial with water" in her lunch and dinner part. I missed that too --- is a cordial alcohol? Like frangelico or something?
Originally Posted by LAwoman
Yes, a cordial is a liqueur...yes, same in the UK as it is in the US.
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Wouldn't that be listed under "alcoholic beverages" then?

Anyway, this is what was on Wikipedia. (Dictionary sites have similar information.)

Cordial may refer to:

Squash (drink), an extremely sweet non-alcoholic fruit flavoured drink concentrate that is diluted with water to taste. It is most popular in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Syrup may refer to a similar beverage in the United States.
Cordial (medicine), any invigorating and stimulating preparation; e.g. peppermint cordial
Liqueur is often used as a synonym for an "alcoholic cordial". (Subtle differences in usage between the two terms are covered in the article).
Cordial (candy), a type of candy, in which a fruit filling is placed within a chocolate shell
I'm wondering what a chocolate digestive is?
OH - I think spiderlashes is referrring to the "cordial with water" in her lunch and dinner part. I missed that too --- is a cordial alcohol? Like frangelico or something?
Originally Posted by LAwoman
I think since it isn't listed under alcohol it is just a type of juice... I seem to remember that when I lived in England some people called fruit drinks squash or cordial.
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Papaya: Swanky cookie, that is supposedly tastier than American cookies.
I'm wondering what a chocolate digestive is?
Originally Posted by papayahed
This I remember very well! It's a cookie with chocolate on the top and then plain (kind of sort of like arrowroot on the bottom.) The chocolate top is kind of ridged. A digestive is the plain part for the whole cookie.

Lucille, I don't think they're that "swanky" though - they're just everyday cookies.
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OH - I think spiderlashes is referrring to the "cordial with water" in her lunch and dinner part. I missed that too --- is a cordial alcohol? Like frangelico or something?
Originally Posted by LAwoman
I think since it isn't listed under alcohol it is just a type of juice... I seem to remember that when I lived in England some people called fruit drinks squash or cordial.
Originally Posted by Amneris
I remember people drinking cordials and getting trashed!

The chocolate digestive...hmmm, maybe it's an Exlax? LOLOL
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I'm wondering what a chocolate digestive is?
Originally Posted by papayahed
This I remember very well! It's a cookie with chocolate on the top and then plain (kind of sort of like arrowroot on the bottom.) The chocolate top is kind of ridged. A digestive is the plain part for the whole cookie.

Lucille, I don't think they're that "swanky" though - they're just everyday cookies.
Originally Posted by Amneris
By "swanky," I mean they are a little more complex than a typical cookie. The recipes are not identical. So it's a little like calling "shortbread" a cookie. It kind of is, but not entirely. I think digestives are somewhat leavened, and cookies are usually not.
I'm wondering what a chocolate digestive is?
Originally Posted by papayahed
This I remember very well! It's a cookie with chocolate on the top and then plain (kind of sort of like arrowroot on the bottom.) The chocolate top is kind of ridged. A digestive is the plain part for the whole cookie.

Lucille, I don't think they're that "swanky" though - they're just everyday cookies.
Originally Posted by Amneris
By "swanky," I mean they are a little more complex than a typical cookie. The recipes are not identical. So it's a little like calling "shortbread" a cookie. It kind of is, but not entirely. I think digestives are somewhat leavened, and cookies are usually not.
Originally Posted by Lucille
Ah! Yes, the texture is somehow different than a regular chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie.
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I'm wondering what a chocolate digestive is?
Originally Posted by papayahed
This I remember very well! It's a cookie with chocolate on the top and then plain (kind of sort of like arrowroot on the bottom.) The chocolate top is kind of ridged. A digestive is the plain part for the whole cookie.

Lucille, I don't think they're that "swanky" though - they're just everyday cookies.
Originally Posted by Amneris
By "swanky," I mean they are a little more complex than a typical cookie. The recipes are not identical. So it's a little like calling "shortbread" a cookie. It kind of is, but not entirely. I think digestives are somewhat leavened, and cookies are usually not.
Originally Posted by Lucille
Ah! Yes, the texture is somehow different than a regular chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie.
Originally Posted by Amneris
Actually, come to think of it, they're both leavened, but something about them is different.
I don't think cordial is alcoholic...I think maybe it CAN be, but it seems as though it's just fruit flavoured syrup that is diluted with water to make a sort of juice. My English friend drinks it all the time. If it had alcohol, I think it would have been listed under the alcohol section.

Anyways, it looks like the small woman is sucking her stomach in a lot. Her ribs look puffed out with air.
When I just read that I didn't think of cordial as an alcholic drink, its te juice you dilute. Chocolate biscuits/digestives are just like a plain biscuit or cookie with chocolate on the top, sounds wierd when you said I wonder what a chocolate digestive is
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OH - I think spiderlashes is referrring to the "cordial with water" in her lunch and dinner part. I missed that too --- is a cordial alcohol? Like frangelico or something?
Originally Posted by LAwoman
I think since it isn't listed under alcohol it is just a type of juice... I seem to remember that when I lived in England some people called fruit drinks squash or cordial.
Originally Posted by Amneris
I remember people drinking cordials and getting trashed!
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I think that in the US, the word "cordial" refers only to to alcoholic cordials. But in the UK and commonwealth countries, it works just like the wikipedia article says. I remember in one of the Anne of Green Gables books, Anne serves her friend what she believes to be cordial. Her friend, however, becomes inexplicably drunk. Anne is horrified when she realizes that an alcoholic beverage was placed in the old cordial bottle. Yuppity.

The Thin Lady is absolutely insane. But the heavier woman (US size 14) isn't making sense, either. She keeps saying that losing weight is tantamount to developing anorexia. Although it's difficult to do, a person can go on a sensible diet, and reach a healthy and attractive weight. Her all-or-nothing attitude toward weight loss and body shape suggests that she's not as happy with her body as she claims she is.
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Well, the heavier woman has been losing weight according to the article. She certainly eats a more healthy diet (though she should ditch all the vodka).
Both of them look unhealthy.
Originally Posted by Josephine
Yep.
Both of them look unhealthy.
Originally Posted by Josephine
Yeah - neither is a good role model.
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Given over half the calories she gets daily are from "fat-laden biscuits, crisps, and alcohol" I'm pretty sure they just goofed not listing all the alcohol at the bottom of the list. It does appear she's having alcohol on a daily basis from the nutritionist's statements. At least from my understanding of it...
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See, this is why people flip out about size zero. You see a tall woman who wears size zero and, yeah, it looks gross. A woman who is 5'2" and wears a size zero is not going to look like that.

I don't like that the article says women need 2,000 calories. That varies from person to person depending on height, weight and physical activity.
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See, this is why people flip out about size zero. You see a tall woman who wears size zero and, yeah, it looks gross. A woman who is 5'2" and wears a size zero is not going to look like that.

I don't like that the article says women need 2,000 calories. That varies from person to person depending on height, weight and physical activity.
Originally Posted by wonderdiana
Yep - at my height I have never eaten anywhere close to 2,000 calories - I have nowhere to put it. I agree that there is a different in a 6 foot woman and a 5 foot woman wearing size 0. Also, conversely, a 6 foot size 18 is not going to look as big as a 5 foot size 18. I'd like to see those sizes on women of more average height.
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