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Is it possible to go a day without pre-packaged foods?

  1. NCBIer profile image60
    NCBIerposted 6 years ago

    ... and not go hungry

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes of course it is. Here in Spain, ready prepared foods are hard to come by, unless you go to an English shop and are prepared to pay through the nose for them! So I do without and am doing just fine smile

    2. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No, you need the yummy goodness.  Don't try to fight it.

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      sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I do it everyday. smile  Oh, you mean like bread and milk?

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      Jake Gene Barnesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Totally.

      I could go to the river and catch some fish and eat them and then boil some of the river water in order to make it safe to drink.

      Voila!

      I just went a day without prepackaged foods!

  2. Hestia DeVoto profile image61
    Hestia DeVotoposted 6 years ago

    Going without pre-packaged food is really easy, and it's a lot healthier too. 

    I even went camping last summer with some friends and with careful planning, we hardly had any pre-packaged food for that.  (we did have a good source of ice to keep stuff fresh)

  3. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    Oh my ,thats  one of reasons there is an excess of trash littering up the planet.
    Plastic bottles, packaging galore, plastic bags and bits ,tabs around more plastic bottles and plastic tabs around 6 packs etc etc. Plastic packaging inside a box sealed with more plastic cellophane..

    It is possible to live and live well, without any packaged foods ,sadly most modern societies have elected to save time and not the planet anymore.

  4. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    Of course.  I probably do it more days than not.

  5. LondonGirl profile image90
    LondonGirlposted 6 years ago

    Of course it is! Most days, here.

  6. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    If you mean "pre-packaged" as in stuff like Rice A Roni or frozen entres - yes.  I do it all the time.

    If you mean as stuff like bread that comes with a wrapper on it (as opposed to bread I'd make myself - which I never do), then it gets a little trickier.

    1. NCBIer profile image60
      NCBIerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The latter is exactly what I mean, thank you Lisa. Anything that is thrown away or even recycled when it is empty.

      Milk, soda, even coffee, comes in a package. I am having a hard time envisioning breakfast, let alone the rest of the day...

      1. LondonGirl profile image90
        LondonGirlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't think you meant stuff which came in re-used containers.

        For example, we buy tea loose, and put it in a tea caddy, which is antique. Milk comes in glass bottles, which we put out the next day for the milkman.

        1. NCBIer profile image60
          NCBIerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wouldn't glass bottles be okay if they are continuously re-used? Similar to buying dishes rather than using paper plates all the time.  What is the difference between re-used and recycled? Maybe the number of times it gets used before being turned into something else.

  7. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    some days I actually try to eat  anything that is not pre packaged with additives and preservatives...and not any fast food..it's really difficult...sad

  8. NewYorker profile image82
    NewYorkerposted 6 years ago

    I don't think I could. I am going to try tomorrow, though!

    1. NCBIer profile image60
      NCBIerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good luck NewYorker and let us know how it goes!

      1. NewYorker profile image82
        NewYorkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Will do! Does bottled water count?

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Not really lol

          But will let ya off if you take the large gallon plastic bottles and refill it from supermarket yourself smile

          1. NewYorker profile image82
            NewYorkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            i'll just buy a jug of water and carry a cup all day tomorrow!

      2. NewYorker profile image82
        NewYorkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        WELL, I did it!

        No fast food and no pre-packaged food for 24 hours! All I ate was vegetables and fruit!

        So YES, you can go a day without pre-packaged foods, but NO LONGER than a day!

        1. NCBIer profile image60
          NCBIerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Congratulations! How did it go? What did you do for protein?

          You are far more courageous than I am. Thanks for the update!

          1. NewYorker profile image82
            NewYorkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I got protein from strawberries, pears and avocados.

            I feel like Superman on his last mission!

        2. Hestia DeVoto profile image61
          Hestia DeVotoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I can bake my own bread and make my own pasta from scratch.  The flour and eggs come from local farmers.  I buy my milk (raw) from a local farm too, and I get meat right from the butcher who raises the animals and slaughters them.  Most of the containers I get the food in are either ones I bring myself to the market or ones that can be turned back over to the food producers for recycling or reuse.  The meat is wrapped in paper by the butcher after I pick the pieces I want from the glass case.

          I don't consider those foods to be the same as pre-packaged, mass-produced food that you might buy at a supermarket.  When you said pre-packaged I think of meals that you just heat-n-eat or otherwise get out of a box.

          1. NewYorker profile image82
            NewYorkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Damn! Is it cheaper or more expensive?

  9. drperetz profile image61
    drperetzposted 6 years ago

    After watching the movie called the unfair treatment of thanksgiving turkey I realized that any food I eat that is bought from any market farm or local, is in fact injected, infected, genetically induced, mistreated and totally abused as an organic animal. Even though I can't even bare the thought that I have to become vegan, I personally think that without personalized farming like our grandparents owned we will no long be able to monitor our foods that we consume, our body that we mistreat, children that we birth.

  10. fooduciary profile image59
    fooduciaryposted 6 years ago

    Good question.  It's absolutely possible.  I eat more non-packaged foods than packaged.  Though it does take more time to prepare non-packaged food to eat, I always feel much better when I do. 

    I believe the less packaging a food comes in, the more real it is (the way nature intended).

    Happy eating!

 
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