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I’m sure you’re just as tired of trying to do the right thing when it comes to your health as I am. Picking up salads and vegetables, watching your portions when you want to stuff your face and walking past the delectable cakes in the grocery store because you know your self-control is limited are just a few of the things I’ve been trying to be better about. Yeah, eating better sucks a**. But knowing what we now know about popular foodie Paula Deen and the new home delivery option that could be coming soon thanks to Burger King, it only makes sense to do better at watching what we eat since it’s pretty clear that no one else cares to lead by example.
Deen, the host of Paula’s Home Cooking on the Food Network, is known for not skimping when it comes to portion size or fats and sugar for the meals she makes on the popular show. Like Krispy Kreme donuts? Deen says you should make a hamburger out of it by throwing ham, cheese AND bacon in between two glazed donuts for the ultimate rot your teeth and give yourself a heart attack meal (*Note: there were no vegetables on this burger). While it all seemed like mouth watering fun and games, Deen announced that she was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes THREE years ago. She might want to play games about it, but we all know it probably does stem in some ways from her sweet tea downing, sugar and butter on everything way of living. Why wait three years? She claims she wanted to have more knowledge about the disease before speaking out, but critics think she came out about it because she just signed a deal with a lucrative diabetes drugmaker. Wow. Her unhealthy food choices may have played a part in her current health, but they’ve also made her a fortune. Therefore, at the cost of losing some of those dollars and cents, it seems Deen has been playing people for a fool for years while she stacked cash. I’m sure she’s changed her way of cooking and eating at home since being diagnosed, but on her show? A little bit more sugar here, a little bit more butter there, a little bit more salt…everywhere. Do better for yourself and sell the world high cholesterol.
And word on the street is that Burger King is testing the idea of offering home delivery by doing a few test runs in Maryland and Virginia. Great. I think for people like me who have struggled with weight and eating better, half the reason you decide to cook your own meals and work with what healthier options you have in the house is because after a long day at work, you’re not feeling like jumping in the car, or hopping on a train just to pick up some food. Distance doesn’t make the heart grow fonder, it makes your self-control a lot better. So if the home delivery option gets green lighted, who knows how many people will be calling at all times of the night, stuck in pajamas they’ve been wearing all day as they lounge on the couch, stuffing their face with double whoppers and fries. I truly doubt folks will be calling someone to rush over with the salad with the mandarin oranges and a diet coke. Yeah, right. Not only can you cop Chinese food and pizza, but now burgers hot off the grill could be on there way.
As I stated earlier, it’s more important now than ever to start eating better and taking good care of your health. Seriously, with the world around us and the people in it worried most about profiting off of the fat that winds up on your midsection and butt, clogging your arteries and helping you end up with diabetes rather than helping to aid in the fight against obesity, it’s time we stop expecting others to do better for us and just start doing better ourselves. Stop wishing McDonalds would make their salads cheaper and go buy a bag at the store. I would love to see Paula drop a stick of butter or two out of her foods for the health and well-being of her devoted fans, but she’s made it clear that she wont. And I’d love to see people not order the fattiest and greasiest of foods just because they can, but people wont, because if BK has their way, you’ll easily be able to. I think I’ve learned that I have to stop waiting for people to influence me on TV and in everyday life (and on menus) to watch my portions, stop eating so damn late and start eating more green (and less beef). The best thing for me is to just start motivating myself. Because if I wait on Paula to do it, or for cafe by my job to help/force me to do it, I’ll be looking like Rasputia from Norbit in no time.
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