Archive for January 31, 2011

Dining Out or Assisted Suicide?

Posted in Fat Loss, Nutrition, Random Thoughts on January 31, 2011 by mboyle1959

I love to go out to eat. I probably should stop talking about nutrition. I love beer. However I am beginning to think that the restaurant industry is like Dr. Kevorkian. The stuff they try to get you to eat is crazy. I know I blogged about the book  The End of Overeating-Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite  here. Take a minute to go back and view the post if you have a chance but, make no mistake about it. A lot of restaurants are trying to slowly kill you.

I think one of the major problems we face is the profit motive of the big food and restaurant companies. Eating well is not good for the economy. It’s too bad someone can’t make the connection between the purchasing side of the economy ( food and alcohol) and the healthcare costs in terms of diseases related to diet and lack of exercise. We have developed a perfect system for big businesses like food sales, health care and drug companies. The food companies spend millions to get us to eat poorly and make millions as a result. Healthcare costs are staggering because our diet stinks. Drug companies make billions developing pills that primarily make symptoms disappear. It’s the perfect financial storm. Everybody is unhealthy and the big businesses are making billions.

Sad but true, there is too little money in health and lots of money in destroying it.