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Old 03-14-2007, 04:09 PM   #41
 
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You guys are so cute "What's a digestive?" It's strange how we get your Oreos but you dont get our Digestives. Digestives are like THE biscuit that accompanies a good old fashioned British cup of tea. It's an oaty biscuit, one favoured by mothers to give their kids as it's mainly maid from oats and wheat (but not like a flapjack.)

And here a cordial means diluting juice. Like Ribena? Y'know, get a concentrated fruit flavour like orange or blackcurrent and add to water to get diluting juice. Cordial is definately not alcoholic. It's quite normal for her to have cordial/ diluting juice with breakfast lunch and dinner. I don't think she's an alcoholic at all - no way. The other girl demonstrates very typical British culture - binge drinking at the weekends. She probably drinks more than she says she does. For a girl her size she'd drink more anyway, and most girls here drink about a 3/4 bottle of vodka in one night, after half a bottle of wine. Sad but true. It's a huge problem.

I'm lighter than the 'size 0' girl (101 lbs) and 5'4. But i've definately more muscley than she is, you can't see my ribs and I'm a size D (gone up from C since last month, wtf?!) It annoys me that there's this 'thin vs fat' debate (sorry to use those terms, just saying it bluntly.) Neither is perfect, neither is 'the way to be'. Obesity and anorexia are equal problems, instead it should be an AVERAGE size woman that is to be obtained. IMO the girl on the left is a bit too skinny but more desirable than the girl on the right as she is overweight. I've watched Hollyoaks ( areally trashy programme) and she was big before she went on the diet. She would have been considered obese.)
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I just want to reiterate that the cordial they are refering to his diluting juice, non-alcoholic. The common use of cordial in the UK 99% time means non-alcoholic fruit diluting juice. Any sort of fruity liquer that could be put in a drink firstly would taste AWFUL just in water, and she would not explicitly put in a magazine that she's a raging alcoholic who drinks from morning to night with two young kids. It means juice ok?
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:27 PM   #43
 
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Chocolate Digestives. The. best. cookie. ever. invented.

They have them here in some stores, I never buy them though because I could seriously eat the whole packet, I love them that much. Anyone who likes dry, crumbly, oaty type stuff (they are hard to describe) must try them!!
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As a person that lived in Europe I can tell you that Europeans drink more than Americans and drink more often. That is only my observations of course.

Great article.

I was surprised the size 18 woman ate so little.
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And here a cordial means diluting juice. Like Ribena? Y'know, get a concentrated fruit flavour like orange or blackcurrent and add to water to get diluting juice.
We don't get that. My husband, who is eats like an unsupervised 7 year old, loves it and orders it from somewhere. We also don't tend to get digestives unless you go to an import or specialty store. MIL ships them out regularly. They're good, but they're no Hobnobs (my personal favorite)
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You guys are so cute "What's a digestive?" It's strange how we get your Oreos but you dont get our Digestives. Digestives are like THE biscuit that accompanies a good old fashioned British cup of tea. It's an oaty biscuit, one favoured by mothers to give their kids as it's mainly maid from oats and wheat (but not like a flapjack.)
How about a little more confusion? A flapjack in the US is a pancake, like what you might eat at breakfast? I was quite befuddled when I was flying back from London last month and the stewardess asked if I'd like a biscuit or a flapjack as a snack. I assumed she didn't mean a pancake but I wasn't taking any chances...
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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.
Yep - at my height I have never eaten anywhere close to 2,000 calories - I have nowhere to put it.
Yeah, that was bizarre. A woman needs at least 1200 calories a day to take care of her metabolic needs--breathing, producing heat, etc. From there, it all depends on your body composition, weight, age, and activity. Maybe if you have a great exercise program, 2000 would be realistic. But what's "realistic" is that too many people get too little exercise. It would be a shame if people take that advice seriously, and think that they're eating well. I know that I maintain my weight by eating about 1800 calories a day.
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You guys are so cute "What's a digestive?" It's strange how we get your Oreos but you dont get our Digestives. Digestives are like THE biscuit that accompanies a good old fashioned British cup of tea. It's an oaty biscuit, one favoured by mothers to give their kids as it's mainly maid from oats and wheat (but not like a flapjack.)
How about a little more confusion? A flapjack in the US is a pancake, like what you might eat at breakfast? I was quite befuddled when I was flying back from London last month and the stewardess asked if I'd like a biscuit or a flapjack as a snack. I assumed she didn't mean a pancake but I wasn't taking any chances...
Yeah, that kinda left me scratching my head, like "Where did pancakes come in?" lol So what's this British flapjack? All I can imagine is the stack of pancakes that fits the American definition.
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Chocolate Digestives. The. best. cookie. ever. invented.

They have them here in some stores, I never buy them though because I could seriously eat the whole packet, I love them that much. Anyone who likes dry, crumbly, oaty type stuff (they are hard to describe) must try them!!
Will you send me a few? Please? :P
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You guys are so cute "What's a digestive?" It's strange how we get your Oreos but you dont get our Digestives. Digestives are like THE biscuit that accompanies a good old fashioned British cup of tea. It's an oaty biscuit, one favoured by mothers to give their kids as it's mainly maid from oats and wheat (but not like a flapjack.)
How about a little more confusion? A flapjack in the US is a pancake, like what you might eat at breakfast? I was quite befuddled when I was flying back from London last month and the stewardess asked if I'd like a biscuit or a flapjack as a snack. I assumed she didn't mean a pancake but I wasn't taking any chances...
Yeah, that kinda left me scratching my head, like "Where did pancakes come in?" lol So what's this British flapjack? All I can imagine is the stack of pancakes that fits the American definition.
It's some type of cookie/biscuit/cracker-kinda thing. Specific enough for ya? I was actually in an Irish butcher's shortly after coming back and saw a package of them. I was like ohhhhhh so that's what they are! Still I was pleased that I chose the biscuit they offered- it turned out to be a shortbread cookie, yum!
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Chocolate Digestives. The. best. cookie. ever. invented.

They have them here in some stores, I never buy them though because I could seriously eat the whole packet, I love them that much. Anyone who likes dry, crumbly, oaty type stuff (they are hard to describe) must try them!!
Will you send me a few? Please? :P
You can find them in some English/Irish shops. Tea and Sympathy in the village would probably have some. If I remember correctly, you live in Queens? There should definitely be some shops there in areas that have a large Irish population, like Maspeth. My husband usuall goes to a shop somewhere in Queens when he stocks up on Irish goods, I forget the name of it though (very helpful, I know!).

They're quite nice, we picked up a pack last time we were there. Apparently they're for dipping in tea or coffee, which I haven't done yet but I'm sure it would be really good when sopping in some Joe!
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Do you guys not have Peek Freans in the States?

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Just wanted to comment on the thin one's diet.....

I LOVE Digestive cookies!
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Papaya: Swanky cookie, that is supposedly tastier than American cookies.
they are tastier.
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Do you guys not have Peek Freans in the States?

Those are delicious!

We don't have them here, but whenever I'm in Toronto I have some digestives and those Crispers.

And a banana KitKat.
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Chocolate Digestives. The. best. cookie. ever. invented.

They have them here in some stores, I never buy them though because I could seriously eat the whole packet, I love them that much. Anyone who likes dry, crumbly, oaty type stuff (they are hard to describe) must try them!!
Will you send me a few? Please? :P
You can find them in some English/Irish shops. Tea and Sympathy in the village would probably have some. If I remember correctly, you live in Queens? There should definitely be some shops there in areas that have a large Irish population, like Maspeth. My husband usuall goes to a shop somewhere in Queens when he stocks up on Irish goods, I forget the name of it though (very helpful, I know!).

They're quite nice, we picked up a pack last time we were there. Apparently they're for dipping in tea or coffee, which I haven't done yet but I'm sure it would be really good when sopping in some Joe!
I'm outside of the city, in Suffolk County. Maybe I'll have my in-laws pick some up, next time they're in Europe.
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Do you guys not have Peek Freans in the States?

I've only noticed the fruity Peek Freans sold here, but then I'm more of a fruity-dessert kinda person so they're the ones I'd be looking for.

I still remember the old ads:

Peek Freans are a very serious cookie
If you're a grownup or plan to be one, you'll know what we mean...
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It's interesting to see that even an underweight woman can have something of a droopy bum.
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I feel like if I stare long enough a normal woman will pop out of the center divide. *looks around* Aw. Well, anyway, the first woman without puffing out her ribs prolly looks a bit gaunt, not much special, but obviously not natural for her (even though some do have those exact proportions and DO look natural because they are); and the second, well, she sure ain't healthy.

I find it disappointing that the author was so obviously biased in favor of the larger woman, even though she is so obviously in need of dietary help, too.
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