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American Diet is Killing Us
I can't hold it any longer. The American diet is killing us! You ask how? Ok let's look at our lifestyle. Never at anytime have we worked so hard, put long hours at work, rush home to take of family and pickup the kids, how motivated are we at that point to make a homemade dinner? Is there guilt? Maybe, but how the food manufacturers sell their products is to market their products by emphasizing a prepackaged home tasting meal like mom's made. Great, there's more sodium and sugar to make it taste good using products that might have otherwise been thrown away and special seasonings, additives and preservatives to increase shelf life and prevent the frozen food from deteriorating. I don't think Mom would agree to add all these chemicals and lots of carbohydrates and sugar. Carbs weigh us down and we become a couch potato with no desire to do any activity but more of inactivity. Then, the weight builds up, blood sugar goes through the ceiling and become diabetic, more so if diabetes runs in the family.
You'll notice that carbs in moderation will provide more energy with a balanced meal.
Everywhere we look, carbs is everywhere. It's so cheap to buy but doesn't mean this allows us to go crazy carbs. The good stuff, fruits and vegetables cost more but its good for us. What are we doing to ourselves.
Dieting? Oh my! As long as we are discipline eating right meaning, portion control, a balance diet of a protein, a vegetable and a carb, 3 meals a day and 7 glasses of water in a day. Notice, no soda, no snacks and nothing after 8 PM.
Lunch time is all fast food despite the fact that franchise chains post the caloric intake of each meal. But really, will that deter us from eating your favorite lunch meal? Give me a break!
If we don't wake up, it may be too late!
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocanmaryland.com