Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And you wonder why such a high percentage of people are overweight....

Well, I think mostly in part that in order to eat healthy you have to shell out some extra green stuff. Since we have been on the South Beach Program, and eating much healthier, our grocery bill has sky rocketed. This is really kind of disheartening. You would think that it would be the other way around , so that eating junk would be discouraged if it cost too much. No wonder a high percentage of the population is obese. Very sad indeed. If anything could be done to make people healthier, make it affordable to eat food that is good for you.

2 comments:

gabbysmom said...

As my friend recently quoted from a book he read: $1 buys 1200 calories of potato chips and cookies compared to 250 calories of whole food like carrots. $1 buys 875 calories of soda or 170 calories of fruit juice from concentrate.

Sonja Newcombe said...

It is so true. I found that cutting back on meat consumption helped, though.

I don't know what it's like over there, but meat is kind of expensive here.