Consequences

If we really cared about what can only be called an epidemic of obesity – and the resulting health care costs – we would appoint a cabinet level seat to look holistically at the impact of:

    • Easy to acquire, highly refined carbohydrates distributed as “food”
    • Huge government subsidies for the corn industry
    • Junk food marketed to children
    • The use of corn in factory farming to lower the price of red meat
    • Decreasing emphasis on cooking at home
    • Decreasing emphasis on movement
    • Food companies engineering addiction into taste
    • Lack of nutritional training for medical professionals

Data from: https://stateofchildhoodobesity.org/data/

Salad, it’s What’s For Breakfast

Greens, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and red onions

I’ve read several articles since the new year began about reducing sugar in your diet.  In every case, it seems the author danced around the “what to actually eat” question. I’m here to tell you clearly: stop eating cereal. Anything that is manufactured in a plant, and then sold in a box, is not going to taste great unless it has sugar added.

Instead, have eggs, or soup, or my favorite – a big salad with local organic greens, some good quality olive oil, and some nuts and avocado. Fills up your stomach with good fiber, vitamins, and minerals while giving your brain and mitochondria the best fuel they can get.

It’s the first year of a new decade folks. Let’s eat different!