THE WAY YOU EAT, WHAT YOU EAT & WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT IT!
"FAT' is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her. I mean, is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? Is 'fat' worse than 'vindictive', 'jealous', 'shallow', 'vain', 'boring' or 'cruel'? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I'm not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain. . .
I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony, I bumped into a woman I hadn't seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? 'You've lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!'
'Well,' I said, slightly nonplussed, 'the last time you saw me; I'd just had a baby.'
What I felt like saying was, 'I've produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren't either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?' But no - my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate! - J. K. ROWLING
J. K. Rowling's rant is hilarious, but the fattening of America is a real concern. Sanjay Gupta, M.D. and CNN medical correspondent, came to the Bay Area May 2nd, 2014 for the 13th annual Mills -Peninsula Hospital Foundation lunch and lecture. Some surprising facts that came out of his talk:
1. 40% of the country is health illiterate. We are not mindful and simply don't understand what foods we need to consume to be healthy. For e.g., most people who live in the U.S. don't know that having 2 tbsps of ketchup is like having 2 desserts.