This week in class, we were discussing the Paleo-diet, or Stone Age diet. It was pretty interesting reading, but I won't bore you with the exciting details (pages and pages.....). However, I will bore you with what I gleaned from it all.
The Stone Age (or paleo-diet) is stupid. Of course, so is the grapefruit diet, the rice diet, the smoothie diet, ...... The problem is, we have a huge number of people who are very over-weight or obese, and these folks are becoming sick with diseases like type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oh, and the list just go on and on. I know why, though.
We are busy. Did you realize that families with young children end up eating about 20-30% of meals in their car? We just don't have time to sit around the table and eat, much less cook the food ourselves. The kids have soccer practice, band practice, karate, guitar lessons, and on and on.
We are busy. Go to the grocery store and stock up on fresh meat, veggies, fruit and then go home and cook a meal everyone wants to eat? Get outta here....
We are busy. Hey, I know! Let's go by McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Schlotzky's, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Church's Fried Chicken, and get dinner. It'll be so much easier, right?
We are busy. At the end of the week, the last thing we want to do is cook. I just want to sit in front of the TV and mindlessly eat big bowls of ice cream or popcorn or chocolate or french fries .... the list does go on and on.
What ever happened to common sense? Oh, yeah, I ate it and washed it down with a 48 ounce cola.