- Oct 29, 2003
It's also very much a representative of the fats group.A bigmac is two food groups. Meat and grains.
No argument there.Now, limit your food groups and eat any of them to excess you'll be in trouble.
Well, I think for someone with high cholesterol (LDL), a sodium sensitivity, or IBS a Big Mac is very much "bad food".But a big mac is NOTHING but two food groups. Period. It's neither good nor bad. It's just food.
Fats in general are not to be demonized. Certain fats are much worse than others, though. Trans-fats are worse for you than any other, and are largely found in highly processed foods designed for long shelf life. Saturated fat gets a bad rap, but it's at least natural and found in the basic foods we've been eating for generations.. and I'd rather have that than trans-fat.First we demonized fats. Then we demonized carbs. Then HFCS. All the while, people kept getting fatter. Fad diet have come and gone, and people are fatter. Isolation diets have come and gone, and people are fatter.
Of course, but moderation is not something Americans practice. They want to be able to eat an entire chocolate cake and not gain a pound. They want government services and programs for their locales (as evidenced by the popularity of their representatives when they bring home the bacon) but they don't want to pay for them and complain that government is too big. Push away with one hand, pull toward with the other. It doesn't work, but that won't stop Americans from doing it.What people have failed to realize all along it's a matter of moderation NOT isolation.
I suspect one day most Americans will be like those people on the ship in WALL-E...What people lack is moderation and self control. Period. Our environments used to FORCE moderation on us. Now we have complete access to whatever foods we what whenever we want them and have very little need for physical activity.
No food is "bad." Only excess is bad.