Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Back in the ‘80s, Weird Al Yankovic recorded a parody of Michael Jackson’s song BAD. Weird Al titled his song FAT. I think Weird Al’s song would have been an even bigger hit today as it seems everyone is discussing how the food we eat is making us as wide as Weird Al’s character in the video.

The newspapers are printing articles about how cheap processed food is increasing our waistlines. Popular food writer Mark Bittman often shares his thoughts on the crappy ingredients (read nasty) being used in fast food. Coca-Cola’s CEO is even writing into the Wall Street Journal to argue lack of exercise might be the bigger issue.

Throughout all the articles no one can deny that BAD processed food does contribute to making us FAT. So what can we as individual’s do. I recently came across a simple answer. It was a short comment on a blog and it said "being able to cook opens up the cheap (I would also add the word healthy) aisles in the supermarket". It is also the only way to know what you are eating so you can control the BAD and avoid the FAT.

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie

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