@Hot Doom yes, yes, I believe it is.
@lemonadefish Yeah, the "adding insulin manually to this mix" part of diabetes and drinking complicates things.
Pie + booze= always a good idea.
@Urwelt, but most people will also understand "highly processed food with a lot of additives and saturated fats" or whatever.
Mostly, I think "you know, chemicals!" is like saying "something something patriarchy" or "because feminism" around here. "Fill in the standard discussion of junk food and its problems here." Which may or may not be appropriate for this sort of column.
@stuffisthings *snort* Personally, I like to make my own protons at home. I find when I split the atoms myself, I have so much energy afterwards. It lasts for ages! Also I really love mushrooms.
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose I'd admire your muscles, but I can't see them over the bulk of my biceps.*
*not strictly true. You look boss!
@BeesKnees I can't possibly know, because obvs I don't hang out with your dad and his wife (OR DO I). But. If I had to take a wild stab of a guess on the internet, I would say your father's wife needs to find a local AA meeting, or equivalent alcohol dependency coping group.
Because what she is really doing is rationalizing away drinking a really very great deal of wine in a week. Calories schmalories. I would worry about her liver. And your dad's.
<3 I am sorry, also, that is a sucky worry to have.
@DullHypothesis and the really lucky refined people got to have resin in their wine!
@chevyvan Or, practical consideration that has to conform to the patriarchal standard if nutrition people want to be generally understood by the wider population, since most people in the US follow along with the gender binary like it's Truth With a T.
Or, when prioritizing things, the patriarchy often gets to ride in the front seat in these matters, because that is how the world often is.
(disclosure, I have a food-related chronic condition and have a thing with medicine and hegemony and the concept of optimal care, so that's a thing)
@chevyvan have you had the coconut flavored stuff? I kind of hate coconut water, so I've steered clear.
Pamplemousse Flavor 4 Lyfe!
RebeccaKW, it's... somehow I like it better than the other sparkly water brands around? Mendota Springs and Poland Springs waters have really big bubbles. Well, and so does San Pellegrino.
La Croix bubbles are smaller and more soda-like, so it tastes/feels different. And if you add a shot of juice it's more soda-ey and less bubbly water with juice in it-ey.
@harebell I think they live in paradise.
@katiechasm I basically think it's that "don't drink on an empty stomach" thing. It's not the solidness of the fried fries that helps you deal with the alcohol. It's the calories. So carbs/glucose from Coke = carbs/glucose from fries.
Not sure how the chemistry of all that works out, though.
Also for diabetics, we're always told you have to be taking in calories with your alcohol because basically booze inhibits your ability to absorb calories. So you can bottom out with low blood sugar if you're not also taking in carbs while you drink.