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Tobin S.

(10,420 posts)
Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:23 AM Jul 2016

Dining out in Richmond, Indiana.

In Richmond, Indiana, a town of about 36,000 people, there are four McDonald's, three Taco Bells, three Dairy Queens, two Wendy's, two KFCs, two Arby's, two Bob Evans, two Subways, two Little Caesars, one Rally's, one Cracker Barrel, one White Castle, one Olive Garden, one Applebee's, one O'Charleys, one Chili's, one Fazoli's, one Frisch's, one Long John Silver's, one Tim Horton's, one Texas Roadhouse, one Pizza Hut, one Domino's, one Papa John's, one Penn Station, and one Red Lobster. There are also several independent diners and restaurants.

Wayne County, in which Richmond is located, also has the highest rate of diabetes among its population in the state of Indiana.

Good night and God bless America.

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Dining out in Richmond, Indiana. (Original Post) Tobin S. Jul 2016 OP
I was going to say........that doesn't sound very healthy, my dear Tobin! CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2016 #1
I'm doing my best not to become one of them. Tobin S. Jul 2016 #2
And you're doing the right things. CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2016 #3
Well, since I originally came from a different state DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #4
Most restaurants are not very sophisticated here. Tobin S. Jul 2016 #5
I'm in Batesville DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #6

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,682 posts)
1. I was going to say........that doesn't sound very healthy, my dear Tobin!
Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:27 AM
Jul 2016

And then I read your punch line!

Good one!

And how sad for those people who have diabetes.

Tobin S.

(10,420 posts)
2. I'm doing my best not to become one of them.
Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:35 AM
Jul 2016

I get plenty of exercise from my job now and I've lost some weight. I had blood work done recently and I'm still okay as far as my blood sugar goes.

I've heard that one reason a lot of people get type 2 diabetes is from leading a sedentary lifestyle. So if your diet consists to a great degree of the foods from those restaurants, you have a job where you have to sit all day, and you aren't very active outside of work, you're probably going to have a problem at some point.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,682 posts)
3. And you're doing the right things.
Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:38 AM
Jul 2016

Being active and eating right will go a long way in keeping you from getting type 2 Diabetes.

DemonGoddess

(4,648 posts)
4. Well, since I originally came from a different state
Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:40 AM
Jul 2016

to Indiana, I gotta tell ya, I'm so very NOT impressed by the food choices as far as local restaurants.

Tobin S.

(10,420 posts)
5. Most restaurants are not very sophisticated here.
Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:47 AM
Jul 2016

We have four independent restaurants here that are really good, and when we eat out we usually go to one of those places. That's it in a town with probably over 50 restaurants.

DemonGoddess

(4,648 posts)
6. I'm in Batesville
Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:58 AM
Jul 2016

and we have much less of a choice than you. I grew up just outside of Chicago, so I certainly do miss the variety!

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