- Nov 2006
You really want to take note of it spend a little time in Europe (probably just about any other country) and then come back here. Not that everyone there is fit and trim but you can easily tell when you are home just by looking at the preponderance of fatties. We should evaluate the nutrition/calorie ratios of foods and tax the shit out of the worst offenders. "One big mac, that will be $24.95".Interesting topic. As someone who's struggling with my weight at present (though not morbid obesity), I've been taking more note lately of obesity's prevalence. There's no question it carries with it a whole host of related health issues. Should it, in and of itself, qualify one for disability? I'm not sure -- will have to think about it. In theory, it's something that can be "fixed" or, at least, improved (unlike, say, an amputated limb, or a disease like MS or ALS.) Hmm. Pondering.
The ex wife told me something recently that I found very true. If the food you are buying has no label telling you it's calories or nutrition information those are the ones you should be eating. She was right, I picked up a head of broccoli the other day and it had no such label. The apples in the bin? No such label. Grabbed a few avocados, no such label. The TV dinner I picked up had a friggin novel on the back telling me what was in it. Those are the ones you should be putting back.