Friday, March 11, 2011

I Love Cheeseburgers

I love to eat cheeseburgers. A big, juicy cheeseburger on a really good-quality bun after a long day is such a satisfying meal.  Add some sweet potato fries and lots of ketchup and I am putty in your hands.  I love me some cheeseburgers, true fact.

But make no mistake - I eat them with a heavy dose of awareness that cheeseburgers do not exactly pave the road to a healthy, trim, and fit body.  One or two greasy burgers a year is where I draw the line, and the rest of the time its a turkey burger on an Ezekiel english muffin and veggies on the side.  We do what we have to do.

But let this news story be a wake-up call to anyone who thinks that they can skate by eating high-fat food and avoid the consequenses.  No, the more time you spend in the company of unhealthy food, the more likely you are to start shacking up with its troublesome cousins: obesity and heart disease. Another true fact.  And, they are the kind of roommates that steal your stuff and show your kids R-rated movies when you're not home.

Here's the thing: food is science. It is going to operate in your body the only way it knows how, and your body - the only one you get for your entire life that you have to be in 24/7/365 so you better take care of it - doesn't give a rat's patootie what you plan to do later or what you really meant to do or why you ate what you ate.  It just takes in the food and does its thang.  It's up to YOU to give it something to work with.

It's National Nutrition Month. Please, take time today to learn about the consequences of the food you eat.  As you go through your weekend stop and think about what you're giving your body to work with.  Give it something good!  And if you're not sure what that is, ask me or check out these helpful resources.

Cheeseburgers are great.  Just check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Good day!

1 comment:

Karen Thurston Chavez said...

You know, I kinda want to hate the guy who owns that restaurant, but I just can't. He's not hiding the fact that crap is bad for you. He's telling you! Straight up. And dude, how stupid do you have to be to have undergone OPEN-HEART SURGERY and wind up in some kind of coma and then, hello, go back and eat more crap?! Dang. Another great post, Heather!