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Why a Fast-Food Nation Needs a Slow-Food Movement

Spend More Time in the Kitchen and at the Table


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  • Just stop eating this junk, believe me you will feel better...
  • My family rarely eats out anymore and when we do, we have found we do not feel as good afterwards. We really prefer eating meals at home, made from vegi's from our garden, and meat from the livestock we have raised. We know what is going into our bodies and feel so much better.
  • I know that Fast Food has a bad reputations in the healthy food department. But have you looked at main stream sit down restaurants with waitresses? There menu is just as bad. High fat content and larger portions. Some restaurants have more healthy choices than others. I've learned to make those choices. Most fast food, has salads that is a good choice, except they usually add something that is very high caloric so even there, a burger might be a better choice. I learned to say, leave off the___. Or I pick out the high caloric food.
    The collective "we" is as annoying as the collective "Americans." If some folks slow down, they might be considered dead. Perhaps getting moving would help more than slowing down. As is see it, fast food is not the problem; poor time-management and laziness is the problem.
  • I gave up fast food in 2006 and am proud to say I have not been back
    when I want fries I make oven fries at home....they are are so good...I dont miss all the junk food...I feel so much better
  • I completely agree. Seems like they are popping up closer to schools which is drawing the attention of our younger generation. Fast food is taking away from the home cooked meals.
  • The kitchen has always been the heart of my home, as a child, as a parent and now as empty nesters. I love hanging out there, eating there and talking around the table.
  • Love the slow food movement!
  • It's important for me to prepare 90% of our meals. I spend a few hours on the weekend preparing a few meals to freeze for the week. If you're chopping an onion, you might as well chop a few. Easy meals include lasagna, shepherds pie, meatballs, vegetable sauce, soups. As an added bonus, every few weeks I don't need to cook at all. Reheat and serve with salad. Easy peasy.
  • This article was written in 2011, and is even more true today.
  • The USDA recommendations? Are you kidding me?
    Too grain-heavy!
  • "We all need to slow down?"

    That's adorable. Ameicans eat the way they do, because our lives and our jobs pressure us to do so. If you have a job that allows you to "make time" to prepare food, congrats to you! However most working Americans don't.
  • The article mentions the buy one get one free coupons. As my wife used to say whenever I was interested in the large, marked down bag of chips, "A bargain isn't always a bargain." Glenn

  • Not to mention that you can get burgers for $1, and salads are $7 (depending on where you are)
  • I use the computer during breakfast: I go through my SparkCoach program while I'm eating. I think that's good company and a good start for the day, especially since I live alone.

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