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Can You Be Addicted to Fruit?
I heard someone complain they were "addicted to fruit" and I had to wonder, what do they eat? The person who refuses to eat fruit because they believe it is too high in sugar, probably does eat cookies, crackers and sugary cereals. They might even drink artificially flavored and sweetened drinks, but they refuse to eat a natural food, grown from our earth? That makes no sense, if you think about it. Did our planet develop and thrive based on processed foods? No, of course not. They are very recent in evolution of our world. Very recent. In fact, we've had processed foods less than 200 years while our planet is millions of years old.
With high incidence of obesity, and our high consumption of processed foods, it's hard not to draw conclusion that one causes other. You won't hear big industry stating that case because our economy depends on us buying products being produced by companies that employ us. You'll never see it reported that "scientists discovered refined flour kills," even if it were proven true because it doesn't support our way of life. We need industry.
Witnessing epidemic of food illnesses such as Mad Cow, and now Bird Flu, I can envision a society without mass produced meat industry. It will come to pass - nothing but your local farm will be allowed to sell meat because big farm industry cannot guarantee safety of food supply. Meat will become much more expensive because when they can no longer mass produce it, there is nowhere for prices to go but up. So do we whine and cry and moan about our misfortune or do we start to think of meat as something to savor and enjoy like Sunday roasts we had years ago? We never ate meat every day then - and we weren't so fat either. We simply didn't eat as much processed foods. Most of us had moms at home cooking us dinner, making our lunches and even fixing our breakfasts.
Yes, progress marches on, but when it comes to your body, common sense rules day. The Common Sense Diet! Try it on for size today.
Kathryn Martyn, Master NLP Practitioner, author of the free e-book: Changing Beliefs, Your First Step to Permanent Weight Loss, and owner of http://www.OneMoreBite-Weightloss.com
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