When I first meet a patient, I ask her about her diet. A typical response is, "I eat normal."
What does "normal" mean? Upon further questioning, "normal" is the Standard American Diet. In other words, a diet high in processed meat, red meat, sugary desserts, high-fat dairy, processed foods, refined grains, and sugary drinks. It's a diet that has few fruits and vegetables, if any.
A "normal" diet is one that increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and many forms of cancer.
from www.newhealthguide.orgHow normal is that????
Why can a person sit and eat a burger, fries, and large soda and no one think anything of it, and if I sit down with a big salad for lunch, it's viewed as alien, atypical, or even.... "healthy". But not normal.
So, how is that we as a society have come to view foods and habits that kill us as "normal"???
Our paradigms need to change. And that's going to take a big shift in how we as a society view food and exercise.