Ever wonder why many people just can’t eat salads for the life of them, yet give them a hamburger or a hotdog and they have no problem?
I always wondered why the healthier foods seem to be the least fun, least tastiest to people. And the people who were into eating healthy were always referred to as “health nuts”, as if they were crazy for doing it! But then again, we humans are conditioned to eat the foods we have grown accustomed to eating. And we somehow don’t have the sensory perceptions to detect if foods are healthier for us or not.
Steak Sandwiches Every Morning
I once knew a friend who got into the habit of eating a “steak sandwich” for breakfast. There was this deli that was open in the mornings near the office, and each morning he showed up to work with a steak sandwich and at that at his desk. At first, it seemed innocent enough. No big deal. People can eat what they wanted to I guess. After all, we ARE “omnivores”, so we are told.
So, 18 months later. I attended the funeral of this friend. Apparently, he had died over the weekend while sitting in front of his television while drinking beers, I think. He was only 38 at the time. He was a college graduate from UCSD and studied film, and hoped to be a movie producer one day.
Anyway, maybe it was his time to go. But I kept thinking about those steak sandwiches he ate every morning. And just how much cholesterol and saturate fat he was putting into his body on a daily basis. It had to have contributed to his early death. And got me thinking about my own health.
And that’s one of the reasons I’m so adament about diet and nutrition, and trying eating to be healthy. Because it’s a fact that you are what you eat!