Why is the American diet so awful?
I’m trying to shed a few pounds and am therefore painstakingly logging every scrap of food into some crazy food/diet/journal thingy. I’m doing OK, but it ain’t easy.
My ears are also more attuned to “food news.” You know, all those news exposes on fast foods and other junk. Good heavens, why is the American diet so terrible?! And why are we so fat?! I don’t think we are fat necessarily because we eat more than others, but because we have so many chemicals and junk in our food. Corn syrup, MSG, flavorings, sugars, etc. It’s shameful for one of the greatest nations in the history of mankind to be so impoverished and willfully ignorant when it comes to diet.
Well, I know that I have to change. No more french fries for me. No more greasy pizzas, pastries, cakes, donuts, cheese-filled casseroles, heavy pasta dishes and chicken wings for me. Well, maybe I’ll sneak in a chicken wing or two. I gotta have SOME fun. But not my whole diet! I’m on a tag heuer formula one diet, baby, and I’m going to get healthy if it kills me!