Originally posted by racer451
reply to post by darkhorserider
You're talking about 2 different things. Currently, even the homeless people in the US are "pleasantly plump" and usually obese!
Yes the price of eating poor food is bad for the body.
Quality food and lean cuts of meat come at a nice price, which has risen 30% in the last 3 months.
Regardless of the quality of food, the BMI being high, or the bodyfat % being high can only come from an excess of calories. Even if they are eating
poor food, they are eating it in excess, which means they are not starving by any stretch of the word.
On another note, the myth that healthy food costs more than unhealthy food has been long busted. Price per calorie is definitely lower in sugary
foods and drinks, but if a person is eating a balanced daily diet, the difference between healthy and unhealthy is miniscule.
In fact, when my family had a short stint receiving food stamps, it was an eye-opener to buy the approved foods and see how much more we got for our
money! When buying basic staples and preparing foods at home, our grocery budget was twice as effective. I have a friend that does Nutrition
Counseling and Lecturing, and he gives grocery store tours and actually takes people shopping, because folks don't even know how to shop healthy
these days, let along eat healthy. A healthy diet costs less in the short run, and it costs many magnitudes less in the long run by saving the
expense of many common ailments rooted in bad diets.