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[Apr. 23rd, 2008|11:06 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Poll #1175731 Market research

Are you a pen chewer?

Yes
27(49.1%)
No
28(50.9%)

Do you usually get your five a day?

Yes
21(38.2%)
No
34(61.8%)
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2008-04-23 10:14 am (UTC)
If you are meaning fruit and veg then no and bollocks to it. Fruit and veg are RUBBISH.
Pie cake sweets sauce booze meat lard cheese.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2008-04-23 05:52 pm (UTC)
Pie cake sweets sauce booze meat lard cheese

well, that's my new tattoo sorted...
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[User Picture]From: classytart
2008-04-23 05:58 pm (UTC)
I *always* get my 5 a day of PieCakesSweetsBoozeCheese.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-04-23 06:10 pm (UTC)
So the diet lasted well then?

I walked past wahaca today. I've not been to wahaca for ages. Hint.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2008-04-23 10:32 pm (UTC)
We tried to go there the other day and the queue was a million miles long.
Yes we should go - name time.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-04-23 10:15 am (UTC)
I usually get about 4. Curse you, you elusive fifth fruit.
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[User Picture]From: brigbother
2008-04-23 10:26 am (UTC)
Five pens a day?
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[User Picture]From: k425
2008-04-23 10:40 am (UTC)
I get my 5 a day but I'm not necessarily happy about it.
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[User Picture]From: demiabeille
2008-04-23 10:42 am (UTC)
I one wrote a short sci-fi story about a world whose entire economy depended on ball point pens, as they had made them nutritionally valuable many years back and now they were in short supply. My main character was a 'pen addict'. I wish I could find it, but it will be on paper somewhere at home!
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-04-23 10:47 am (UTC)
IN INK NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM
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[User Picture]From: shereenb
2008-04-23 10:43 am (UTC)
I get my 5 a day if I bring my lunch in. I've mostly given up on sandwiches these days and moved on to noodles/rice based food with meat and veg. Add in an innocent smoothie for 2 portions worth and it's achievable. But not as much fun as the pork pie/Scotch Egg lunches, so I make space for those too.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2008-04-23 02:09 pm (UTC)
Are you sure though? The amount of stuff you actually need to eat to get 5 a day is fvcking loads.
8 brussel sprouts = 1 portion. 8. Fvck that.
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[User Picture]From: shereenb
2008-04-23 03:21 pm (UTC)
8 brussel sprouts? Are you mad? I'd far rather eat 10 strawberries. Or 3 tablespoons of peas and corn mixed through rice. Or dip carrots into hummus.

I've just checked the list and some of the portions are boggling. A cereal bowl of spinach? 16 Okra?Ergh.
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[User Picture]From: classytart
2008-04-23 06:10 pm (UTC)
What about 10 radishes? Yikes!

They're also a bit woolly - how big is a spear of broccoli? And why does cauliflower have florets, not spears? Florets makes more sense.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2008-04-23 10:33 pm (UTC)
maybe they're talking about that posh broccoli you can get in spennys? That's more speary. Otherwise yes.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-04-23 06:11 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I can easily eat that much spinach. Spinach is fab.
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[User Picture]From: classytart
2008-04-23 06:06 pm (UTC)
Keith, who I sit opposite at work, not only goes to the gym EVERY lunchtime, but he also eats at least 6 bits of fruit at his desk, throughout the day.

I sometimes get my 5, but generally when I either snack on fruit, or do something super-veggy for dinner. On work days breakfast and lunch are too limited in time or menu to include much in the way of fruit or veg, and I try not to snack too much. So the occasional stir-fry of vast quantities of veg, with beansprouts instead of rice or noodles is really my main source. Otherwise it's strawberries and raspberries in the summer. Om nom nom.

What about this new-fangled (and surely impossible) 3 portions of wholegrain a day? Short of eating nothing but Shreddies and brown rice, I can't see it being possible.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-04-23 06:12 pm (UTC)
I've not heard of that one. Does it include brown bread? It must include Weetabix, I'd have thought. Does it have to be all different ones, like the fruit and veg?

Edited at 2008-04-23 06:15 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: classytart
2008-04-23 07:08 pm (UTC)
It's one the cereal companies are pushing. Not sure about brown bread. It should. As for all different ones - dunno - how many grains are there?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-04-23 07:53 pm (UTC)
Do salt and sand count?
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[User Picture]From: classytart
2008-04-23 07:54 pm (UTC)
Only if you eat ALL the salt. Or sand.
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[User Picture]From: hoshuteki
2008-04-24 12:51 am (UTC)
I really haven't got a fvcking clue about this whole "5 a day" fannydangle and I really can't be bothered to find out and keep track of it.
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