Sunday, July 18, 2010
Watching Sunday Morning on CBS today and two of the stories are sticking with me throughout the day. One, not surprising or particularly new information that clothing designers for women are altering their clothing lines to trend up in size (the avg. size is now 14), dovetailed into the second, the size of the American woman is now 5'4 and 152 lbs. In 1960 she was 5'3 and 140. I can't help but wonder about our food supply in this situation. I'm sure there is some anthropological consideration in this gain, but it's only been 50 years in our history, not even half of a blink of our existence. What if, for some of us, we're not necessarily eating what we consider to be not much different than our parents? Is it possible that we are not eating more food, but that the food we are eating is doing much less for us that it used to? When is it going to get better for us? WE make food that feeds the entire WORLD, yet we are fatter than many other nations out there. When are manufacturers going to stop adding unnecessary ingredients into foods that only serve to make money for those producing it? We get nothing for that extra corn syrup, dairy, and "fillers", that only add calories and health problems to our lives. If we're forced to eat out of a box or a freezer because our hectic lives demand it, demand higher productivity, demand greater strength and stamina, wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to fight to have the proper fuel to live this life?