I’ve been writing a lot lately about eating healthy foods and want to share some of the posts I’ve found recently.
A recent Johns Hopkins study suggests that some people may not eat right because they feel they can’t afford to buy nutritious foods. At MyDocHub Blog Priscilla has a great post about how to “Eat Healthy Without Breaking The Bank” where she discusses several strategies to eat healthy without over spending.
And Sarah White at CalorieLab Calorie Counter News mentions a new study showing that advertisers are targetting junk food ads to kids. “In a typical day, kids see five ads for candy and snacks, four each for fast foods and soft drinks, three for cereal and two for restaurants”. Adults seem to have enough difficulty as it is eating right – how are kids who are constantly having junk foods shown to them going to be able to eat right as adults?
Dr. Charles of The Examining Room of Dr. Charles in “How to Lose Weight and Eat Healthy… Seriously” recommended an article in the New York Times Sunday Magazine recently as a good starting point for those wanting to lose weight. He quotes the article: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”.
That sums it up pretty good – but why can’t we seem to do it?
And its not just avoiding illness that is at stake – there is more evidence all the time that calorie restriction can slow down the aging process.
I can’t help but think that all the advertising to adults and kids of unhealthy foods plays a large role in overeating.
But which came first? A nearly uncontrollable desire to eat fatty, salty, sweet foods or the producers of these foods marketing them to us – and making us think we want them even more?
Clearly the genes to make us keep eating were in place first – but will our desire to live a long, healthy life be able to overcome the junk food marketers?
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