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Snacking
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Snacking
吃零食

Food English Lesson

Date: Oct 26 2012

Themes: Food

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations

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There you are, in the hours between lunch and dinner, and it happens. You want a snack! There’s not necessarily anything inherently wrong with snacking, but, if you start snacking on lots of junk food, it can be a slippery slope.

Is the answer to make sure that you only keep healthy snacks around, like carrots or apples? Or can you eat some food that’s bad for you, as long as you limit how much you allow yourself? Hear Mason and Vanessa discuss the ways they avoid, and indulge in, snacking.

在午餐和晚餐之间,有时会出现这种情况:你想吃零食!吃零食本身不一定有错,但是,如果你吃了很多垃圾食品,便会开始出现很大的问题。

这是你确保只随身携带健康零食的原因吗,例如胡萝卜或苹果?或者只要限量,你是否可以吃一些不健康的食物?听听梅森和瓦内萨谈论他们如何避免和沉醉于吃零食。

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Vanessa

Vanessa

Mason

Mason

Vanessa:  I have a really bad habit, I think, of snacking all the time between meals. Do you do that, or are you a three-meals-a-day sort of guy?

Mason:  No, I definitely munch now and again between meals, but, you know, honestly, it’s mostly because at my work they give us lots of free food, so it’s just there. It’s a crime of convenience.

Vanessa:  That sounds nice.

Mason:  Yeah, we just got our shipment in and I’m loaded up with goldfish, and string cheese, and way too much soda. I barely drank soda until I started this job and it’s like, it’s there all the time!

Vanessa:  Oh, soda’s not very good for you.

Mason:  No, I’ve tried to get them to bring in some different, more healthy stuff. Just like, V8 juice, and an apple very now and again.

Vanessa:  That sounds like a more nutritious snack. With my job, I have to eat on the run constantly. I’m always in my car, so I’m just grabbing little bites wherever I can find a minute to do that.

Mason:  Are you at least eating healthy stuff, or is it mostly junk food?

Vanessa:  Hmmm. To be honest, about half and half. Half junk food, half nutritious food. So, you know, I’ll have some carrot sticks, and then I’ll have some gummy bears!

 

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Vanessa tells Mason that she’s got a bad habit of snacking between meals. It turns out that Mason shares the same habit, mostly because his work provides lots of free food. He has easy access to goldfish crackers, cheese, and, worst of all, soda. Sometimes he’s convinced his office to bring in some healthier food, though.

It’s not as convenient for Vanessa to snack during the day. She’s on the run constantly for her job, so she just takes whatever snack is available. She strikes a good balance between healthy snacks and junk food, though.

Do you snack? Do you tend to have more healthy snacks or more junk food? Do you think snacking is always a bad thing?

 

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Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

snacking is a right thing if  you are eating a healthy snacks that got nutritions.

11:35 AM Apr 11 2013 |

Benchmonster

Ukraine

I consider, that everybody should eat healthy food for good future life! How do you think?

04:43 AM Jan 06 2013 |

santo0712

santo0712Super Member!

Brazil

I’m a bad example for a young guys. Because I’m thirty-meals a day man

04:25 AM Nov 10 2012 |

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bryant wongSuper Member!

China

Usually, I’m a three-meals-a-day guy.


However, I love grab a lot of snacks to eat while I stressful…I don’t know why…Maybe it make me feel relax. =,= 


07:09 AM Nov 04 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Hmm, no, I don’t snack , I’m a three-meals-a-day guy..


And actually, I prefer to keep myself healthy, so I rarely think of junk food..


My brother snacks, but with healthy food.. So, I don’t Think it’s bad to snack, but keep your health in your mind and one snack a day is enough and it’s mostly at the period from breakfast till lunch.. And make sure snacking won’t put you on weight :D


I wonder, what Vanessa does here, I thought she’d gone after she was busted!!

02:49 PM Nov 01 2012 |

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Mr. Learner

Saudi Arabia

I hate snacking, usually I’m a three-meals-a day guy.


But to be honest, sometimes I eat some snacks. These snacks sometimes are nutritious food and sometimes are junk food.

08:47 AM Oct 29 2012 |

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Lilly Rose

Lilly Rose

Algeria

i like snacking cauz it makes me feel better especially when i’m nervous, i know it’s not a gud thing to do but i do it.

06:56 AM Oct 29 2012 |

Julissita

Julissita

Peru

I snack usually in mid-afternoon. Sometimes it can be fruit and others it can be sweets or the not so nutritious snacks. :D


I don’t think snacking is always a bad thing because when we snack we are usually having a small portion of food. Now, if we turn snacking into our main meal and this consists basically of junk food then sure it can be a slippery slope.

03:09 PM Oct 28 2012 |

Milenn29

Milenn29

Georgia

*habitInnocent

11:31 AM Oct 28 2012 |

Milenn29

Milenn29

Georgia

ufffffff…...I have this bad habbit toooooooEmbarassed

11:30 AM Oct 28 2012 |

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ceci ng

Macao

i always eat snack  when i stay up.i think eat snack can let me fell better when i review the book”

05:40 AM Oct 28 2012 |

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zarin.setare

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i think junk food is harmful.but some times its good to eat junk foods.because in my opinion junk foods are delicious.and we should sometimes enjoy ourselves.

04:44 AM Oct 28 2012 |

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Mariana101

Mariana101

South Korea

Oh, I don’t like Junk food AT ALL x(


It’s bad for my health and for my organs :(


But it’s OKAY sometimes to eat a snack from time to time, But not make it a daily habbit of course ^^

02:39 AM Oct 28 2012 |

sheitooonak

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

you know I love eating,  specially eating  junk foodSmile

10:08 PM Oct 27 2012 |

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sorry rgws

sorry rgws

China

junk food is really attractive to me, especially when im hungry. it tastes more delicious than any other food. Besides it is more convenient when you have no time to cook. what you need is just a 1-second grab(i dont know how to say it, guys help me) and you can leave your cookers behind with smile.

09:23 PM Oct 27 2012 |

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DarknessLight

Bahrain

I mostly snack on junk food, you know, I already eat healthy food in the main meals so it wouldn’t be a problem to treat myself a bit between them! ;P Well, it depends on what you snack on, eating lots of junk food IS a bad habit, you’ll probably gain weight by time if you don’t exercise, it could also cause high Colesterol or Diabetes, depending on how/what do you eat! so you better be careful!

10:19 AM Oct 27 2012 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Actually I was Prefering some junk food during my life , But suddenly I have decided to leave All  of snacking , for many reasons one of them I should protect my health  from any damage as the same time when I eat any meal out of my home Really That’s Makes me feel bad feeling , We don’t Know what is snaking contains and what is the junk food contains , Really I don’t have a big confidence with the owner resturants .

07:52 AM Oct 27 2012 |

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BBoy Roty

BBoy Roty

Brazil

I like junk food,but i can control myself!

07:49 AM Oct 27 2012 |

zirve

zirve

Turkey

To be honest,ı like eat junk food:)

04:01 AM Oct 27 2012 |

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Arghavan

Arghavan

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I’m a 3 meal a day sort of person.I ador dairy.It gives me energy.


I can’t tolerate crips.snake tast.In my idea ,they’re not healthy.!

02:31 AM Oct 27 2012 |

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