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I just watched one of the mail room guys retrieve his (late) lunch from the machine in the office kitchen.

Soup, Nissin, Cup O’ Noodles, Ramen Noodle, chicken flavor
One package Hostess brand Twinkies
1 can Pepsi

746 Calories, 127.5 grams of carbohydrates, 24.1 grams of fat, ~80 grams of sugar, 7.6 grams of protein and enough sodium for the day and then some.

The glucose spikes from these kinds of meal are the fast track to diabetes. I had several reactions including horror and sympathy. It can’t be a question purely of economics because there were at least a couple of alternatives in the horrid machine that would have been worlds better. Do people still not know these are poor choices for lunch? I can appreciate throwing caution to the wind and indulging, but I sensed zero enthusiasm on his part. If it is just fuel for getting through the rest of the day, why not treat it that way?

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