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Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.
I have found that breakfast sets the tone for the whole day. If the day starts out crummy, chances are the rest of the meals will follow. I was watching a show about breakfasts around the world. Guess what America’s favorite breakfast food is? Yep, cold cereal. How embarrassing.
Education – which is why Mark’s Daily Apple is so valuable.
eating foods that’s not boring, things that taste great hot or cold , like watermellon , plums peaches,and for the hot foods, like lean cuts of roast beef or garlic chicken,Ilove Italian foods like sausage with onion,olive oil, garlic and green peppers, my favorite veal piccata and a side of pasta, for desert, italian coffee like expresso with a little cinnamon, lemon peel and a shot of rum , now thats what I call a nice little dinner, then go out on the town and have some good Italian fun, a movie, then sausage pizza.
I hope you are joking Rosario. This is good example of why we are #1.
Fast food has definitely got to go, and in its place more organic whole foods for sure.
unfortunately the UK is at number 2.
The biggest change we need is education so that peopel can think for themselves a bit. It is frutrating though because the media and authorities promote a high carb diet plus endurance exercise when what we need is low carb, high nutrient and intermittent intense exercise.
Our advertising and public/federal health education are inconsistent. Just one example: on the one hand, the government talks about the need to reduce obesity and preventable disease; on the other, it spends more money subsidizing huge food corporations (in the form of subsidies, marketing, and tax breaks) than it does on school lunches or education.
Sara-Yes and school lunch is horrendous. They should just put everything in a trough and let the kids line up. Hypocrits.
We’re #1 among OECD countries but not globally. The world’s fattest nation honor goes to Saudi Arabia. We take the bronze behind Panama.
I read in the news this week that if current obesity trends continue, 75% of all US adults will be overweight or obese by the year 2015. If you look at the statistics in the above link, you will see that obesity really is a global problem found on every continent. There are now more overweight than underfed people on the planet.
“Our advertising and public/federal health education are inconsistent. Just one example: on the one hand, the government talks about the need to reduce obesity and preventable disease; on the other, it spends more money subsidizing huge food corporations (in the form of subsidies, marketing, and tax breaks) than it does on school lunches or education.”
Yes, indeed, and school meals are an insidious partnership between government and the food industry. Breakfast foods are all packaged carbo-junk sweetened with either HFCS or artificial sweeteners to keep within federal limits on sugar content. Cereal manufacturers use the school breakfast program to turn poor children into brand-loyal consumers.
Likewise, infant formula manufacturers use the WIC program to increase market share, for WIC coupons are good only for the brand listed, and the number of cans on the coupon are insufficient to feed the infant. The logic is that the parent will buy additional quantities of the same formula brand specified on the WIC coupon.
One of my favorite champions against the powerful food and agriculture industries and their government friends is Marion Nestle. Confused by all the claims and counterclaims about what’s safe and what’s not, I bought her book What to Eat.
If you get a chance, could you please rescue a couple of my comments from the spam trap? They got caught because of links.
Hey gang, I’m back. Sonagi, I’ll get on it. I notice for a couple of you this happens. Eventually Akismet will figure it out….
By the way, what Nestle (formula) is doing abroad is atrocious. Actually discouraging mothers from nursing which is creating a huge epidemic of ill/dying babies because the formula is being mixed with unsafe water.
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