Obesity: A Vicious Cycle

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Today I came across this article (http://shine.yahoo.com/at-home/live-off-dollar-store-week-50-budget-184100222.html) teaching us how to stretch the dollar when it comes to food.   Yes, going to the grocery store is expensive and looking for sales and using coupons is a great idea.  But, did you notice that the menu in the article is all boxed or canned items?  Not one of these items is natural or chemical free.

The FLOTUS is an advocate for exercise and healthy eating.  She goes around promoting to “Let’s Move” (http://www.letsmove.gov/) and she  grows (probably a landscaper) a sweet little garden on The White House grounds.  But what do people in the real world do to eat healthy in a sh*tty economy?

It seems to me that obesity (and other life threatening diseases) is an endless cycle created by big corporations that produce processed foods at a cheap price.  If we don’t have the funds to eat healthy we are forced to buy unhealthy food.  If we continue to consume unhealthy food we are more likely to develop a myriad of life threatening diseases and the insurance companies get richer.

I am not one to discuss government but I find this very sick and twisted.  What are your thoughts?

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