Friday, March 2, 2007
Here's what's wrong with the American diet
I'm sure many of you have heard that Krispy Kreme is now selling whole wheat doughnuts. Yes, this will definitely help the obesity problem in the US. As long as they're whole wheat, we can eat as many as we want! We've seen this before with Snackwells fat-free cookies. To state the obvious, eating low-fat or high-fiber junk food is not going to make you fit.
It really takes just a few weeks of avoiding processed/ junk food to lose the taste for it. I've found that my palate adjusts to a new diet surprisingly quickly. When I hadn't eaten cheese for a few weeks and then had a piece, I was surprised at how salty it was, in addition to how rich it was. I've also come to really like the taste of vegetables. And laugh at me if you will, but I often eat half a grapefruit for dessert. The taste is so powerful and sweet-tart that it seems very satisfying.