Monday, March 30, 2015

Great Food-WHY?

My wife is an excellent cook.  There is NO doubt about that.  And I do understand pride in performance, including cooking.  So, consider this entire post to be ONLY addressing purchased food, not home-cooking.

Most would agree, the US population is getting fatter and fatter, only lagging behind Mexico in obesity.  So why do we advertise that this or that food "tastes better than...", something else.

If we are overweight and trying to lose weight, why do we want the most delicious food?

Perhaps some would argue that if they are going to consume 1000 Kcals, they want to enjoy it as much as possible.  But if that ice cream is truly delicious, won't we be tempted to eat 1200 Kcals instead?

Perhaps some company or some restaurant could begin to advertise, "Buy our ice cream, it's pretty good, but you won't want to eat too much of it!"

Delicious food is delicious, but it looks like all of America would be better off with less-tasty food.

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