How many times do we need to be told what to eat? How many different ways? If you haven’t figured it out by now, will a pretty picture of a plate help you? I doubt it. Many doctors doubt it, but the USDA continues to try. Kudos to them for working on it but maybe we just need to get more aggressive. I’ll say it again, I’m tired of my taxes paying for people who aren’t willing to take care of themselves!
The new plate graphic is snazzy and from the website, each type of food, dairy, grains, fruits, vegetables and proteins, is a link to information about how much and what type of food should be eaten. It is a lot easier to decipher than the most recent pyramid with rays shooting out of it. If you want more information and are willing to eat right and get healthy, the USDA is making it a lot easier.
The issue of course is with individuals and lack of willpower. Obesity is known to lead to many disorders and diseases. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension to name just a few. Losing weight may allow you to live longer, stop taking medications for these disease and just feel better overall. So what are you waiting for? Fill your plate properly and stop wasting our tax money. In many cases, these diseases are preventable and it starts with what you put on your plate.
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