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Yesterday I read that wheat is what is making us all fatter because it is so refined now that there is no goodness left in it. Apparently it causes, indigestion, bloating, weight gain, and a myriad of other ailments. The solution – no bread, no pasta, no cakes, no biscuits, no health bars etc etc.What really annoys me about these things is there is always someone coming up with a brilliant idea to solve the weight problem, unfortunately, it’s too simplistic there is no single reason. For the farmers and meat producers they must dread the fallout from these theories as it affects their livelihood, until the next big diet solution comes out, and then we can eat that particular thing again like meat or eggs or wheat or dairy. There are a multitude of reasons why people are getting fatter. We don’t move around like we used to when we didn’t have all the modern conveniences eg. cars, washing machines, dishwashers, television, and internet. The truth is we sit a lot. We sit at work, we sit at home. Most of us don’t do manual work. Food is more plentiful now. Go the supermarket and the shelves are crammed with quick and easy meals. We have all been told at various times not to eat butter or eggs, red meat, margarine etc. Salt is bad for you, sugar is bad for you, white flour is bad for you. You should only eat a low-fat diet. There are pineapple diets, lemon diets, coconut diets and so on. If you followed every new theory you wouldn’t eat anything at all. Come to think of it that’s a good way to diet. (only joking) My mother used to say all things in moderation and I think that is some way towards a solution. It’s the old saying isn’t it? Energy in and energy out. Eat less and exercise more. Hmm! Think I will go and have a yoghurt (low-fat of course) and a cup of tea now, all this talk of food has made me hungry.