Getting In The Correct Balance

I’m still studying Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. These concise writings pack much to think about.

Try this:

Also, by demonizing one nutrient—fat—we inevitably give a free pass to another, supposedly “good,” nutrient—carbohydrates in this case—and then proceed to eat too much of that instead. Since the low-fat campaign began in the late 1970s, Americans actually have been eating more than 500 additional calories per day, most of them in the form of refined carbohydrates like sugar. The result: The average male is seventeen pounds heavier and the average female nineteen pounds heavier than in the late 1970s. You’re better off eating the real thing in moderation than bingeing on “lite” food products packed with sugars and salt.

We have witnessed religious/political campaigns that also sprung up in the late 70s. Maybe there was backlash from the 60s that promulgated bad, but viral, ideas?

All that latter campaign succeeded at was dividing Christians, making Christianity unappealing to the general public, hurting (and even killing) people.

We need to take food in balance. We need to take physical exercise in balance. We need a balanced spirituality.

Thanks to Jon Swanson this morning for reminding me the important conclusion from the prophet Micah, “To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”

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