What You Eat

I think everyone should watch this documentary. Sadly, I think that most of the people who do take it in will be like me: already aware of the all-important messages. I hope for a few, maybe it can be one of those perspective-changing events. A few can still illicit change. They have friends to tell. And so on and so on.

One story from this documentary has really stuck with me. We are introduced to a hard-working, time-strapped, financially stressed, overweight family. Why do they choose to continually eat McDonald’s & Burger King’s tasty, yet empty calories? Sure, there’s convenience. Check. That’s a given. But we travel to the grocery store with the family and we see that for them to buy healthy veggies, carbs, and protein for a meal would cost more than eating fast-food. It’s harder (i.e., more expensive) to fill stomachs with healthy food. (Let’s not forget, there’s the territory of how “full” usually means “stuffed” by today’s standards.)

How pathetic is that? The savings are only temporary, because there’s the inevitable healthcare cost. But the whole system pays then.

Watching Food Inc. made me grateful for knowing what I do, for already doing (well, 6 out of 10) what they suggest, and for having the means to be able to do so.

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About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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2 Responses to What You Eat

  1. yogabyandrea says:

    I could not agree with you more! I like your blog! You might be interested in my most recent post (yogabyandrea.com). I talk about how we need a Food Revolution.

    ~andrea
    yogabyandrea.com

  2. gwenamon says:

    thanks andrea. i read your post and it seems like we’re on the same wavelength about food…and health. i echo your frustration with and concern about people who have a lazy mindset.

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