Even though the kids say the food is "nasty" or "bland" I gotta disagree as I only graduated high school in 2009. I loved school lunch, sure its
not as great tasting as the mc double bypass
or whatever else these kids are addicted too (yes I said addicted) but it gets the job done. When I
read the parents are packing the kids lunches to ensure they don't go hungry.. that should fill me with joy, but it doesn't. Most likely your
children don't know what real hunger is, we come from a lineage of fasting and feasting ancestors after all. Were sort of programed to over eat, to
over indulge, to store calories (fat, some glucose in the muscles as well, but thats a small amount. ) for periods of famine. Thing is, the calories
were ingesting today are far different than what we used to eat..and an equally big problem, for most of the kids in America, they will never
experience a famine. Sure some will, but most wont. They never give their bodies time to utilize all those calories, so the pounds keep adding on,
along with the health problems.
What compounds this problem is most of the calories we eat are starches and sugars, which aren't exactly great on the body. You see, when you
eat a high sugar meal, your blood sugar spikes. This is no good, your body doesn't like this, so it sends out insulin to convert it into glucose,
which is the sugar your body likes. What you can't use quickly though, it stores as fat, and then your blood sugar drops quickly, which makes you
think your hungry again. Not to mention the repeated process of this can make on develop insulin resistance, which is a whole other can of worms.
Parents, if you want to be sure your kid isn't "hungry" instill good eating values in your children. Teach them to love their veggies, to get
their vitamins. If you want to pack their lunch, thats great too! Just do it with healthy foods, as healthy as you can budget anyways, but for the
love of god don't send them to school with a snack packs and sweet cakes and all this other junk. Every once in a while is ok, but if your doing it
daily so your kid will eat..your doing them much more harm than them being "hungry" at school is gonna do. Trust me, if they truly get hungry, their
body will tell them to eat those "gross" veggies and such.
I hope I haven't angered anyone, but I believe I probably will with this post. I know this site has picked up a lot of trolls over the years
as well also, so I won't be replying to such stupidity if posted. One more thing, if anyone thinks im sitting on my high horse over this post im not.
I used to be one of those kids, the kind where I was "hungry" all the time, but I was only hungry for sweets. I got to be 240 lbs by my sophomore
year of high school. I took a look at myself and decided I needed to make a change. I started eating right and my weight dropped to 180, and I could
FEEL a difference in my health. Just food for thought