Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cheap Food Causes Big Problems.

...and big waistlines.

Cheap, unhealthy food (such as the entirety of McDonald's dollar menu) has been on the rise in America since the recession hit, according to this great article in CBS news. It's nothing you haven't heard before, but that doesn't make it any less depressing. Read the article, then have a salad! Don't be a statistic!

1 comment:

  1. It's true, but frankly eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive. You can still buy from large wholesalers like Sam's/Costco without sacrificing health. If you buy large amounts of similiar healthy items and crack a cookbook from time to time you can really find a large variety of tasty and unique dishes that are healthy as well.

    I've been eating healthy for a while now and my meals cost about $5/dinner, $3/lunch (it is easier if you have a significant other/roommate/kids to spread the cost out over for sure). Frankly, those prices are comparable to buying 3-4 items from the dollar menu and you'll come in about 1000 calories less per day, way less cholesteral and fat, and generally just healthier.

    And healthier means you will feel better, be more productive, and get a raise. So stop eating fast food more than once a week. Seriously. And when you do, try to be reasonable. Don't get a Big Mac, get a single cheeseburger and a salad.