Over the Years Our Diets Changed
Many Americans, especially young Americans think that a perfect diet consists of two all beef patties, tomato, lettuce and cheese all on a sesame seed bun is the perfect diet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh yes, don’t forget the sugary 16 ounces of soda that are now super sized for one low price, all to wash down the patties.
Americans have gotten used to the fast food craze. If you look into the window of a fast food restaurant on any given morning or night, you will see young people, senior citizens, families, single people, children and adults alike all piled into a fast food restaurant. I ask, what has happened to our eating habits? Must we eat fast food? What happened to the home cooked meats, fruits, vegetables and desserts that we used to enjoy as we sat down to the dinner table in the kitchen with our families at our sides. Each person, at the table, enjoying a homemade meal topped off with ice cream or a slice of fruit. Has this gone by the wayside like many of the other things of yesteryear that are now just memories?
Our diets have changed to the two all beef patties with a sliver of tomato and a half of jar of mayo. What happened to the two glasses of water we used to drink? This too has become a twenty-four ounce of flavored soda, unfortunately. Diets are no longer an important issue to people because they are always on the run. This is one of the reasons why we are so fat. Instead of compromising our health with fast food, we need to take a look at the abundance of foods that we have here in America. We need to slow down and enjoy it.
With nutrition supposedly being of the utmost importance, we need to start acting like it. We need to consider breakfast as our most important meal of the day and use it to refuel with fresh fruits and grains as we go off on our busy day. We need to pack a lunch for our mid day meal. Probably, Grandma’s homemade stew with a slice of cornbread and a fruit for dessert. Oh yes, don’t forget your thermos of water. Many of us forget that water is life-sustaining and always manage to trade it in for flavored sodas. Our bodies need healthy food for nutrients and fresh water to sustain us. So I say to you, what is in your perfect diet? Could it be two “all beef” patties, mayo, cheese, lettuce on an “all wheat” bun and a sixteen ounce soda or a plate of vegetarian lasagna with garlic bread and a glass of red wine?
Stop stuffing your face with the beef patties and sodas and start on the road to a more healthy and nutritious diet. One that is right for you. A diet that includes nature’s fruits and vegetables.