This post will probably be my one and only like this – sorry, my intolerance for self-inflicted medical problems is going to sail quickly from my brain to my fingertips to my screen to your screen. There are people around this world wondering where their next meal will come from and then there are people who just maybe have too many choices (no fat, no sugar, diet everything) available!
There are thousands of people from around the world trying to influence the eating choices of everyone else. Their reasons for doing so may range from genuine care to activist driven enthusiasm to economic gain and anything and everything in between. I tend to write about farming and ranching in general and try to remind folks that the beef my family raises is very good for them in many ways. This post is a little different from my usual.
So, why the title chosen for this post…Just Eat? Sometimes I run across people who make TERRIBLE eating choices that eventually become genuine eating disorders. My daughter has a friend who got way more than she probably bargained for in a several night stay with our family while her folks are on vacation. I just HATE seeing a beautiful teenage girl not provide her body with the necessary nutrients to function as God intended. We finally got to a point where I think she was hearing what I was saying about necessary calories and physical activity to burn those calories (and, putting on make-up and doing your hair do NOT count in that!) and what should comprise that caloric intake. I am a firm believer that some sort of “chip/cracker things” made primarily of air and a little of seeds or rice or something do not count as breakfast!
Ok, sorry, that may have been a bit more ranting than any of you readers needed. Please, please, please remember that your body needs a balance of nutrients, including protein, in order for all parts and pieces to play together nicely. When you don’t provide your body what it needs, it lets you know by retaliating, sometimes in very serious and potentially fatal ways.
So, if there is anyone out there who was having doubts about including beef in your diet often – let me assure you, almost 6 oz per day can by HEALTHY for you! Not only can you improve your overall cholesterol level, but you get all kinds of protein, Zinc, Iron, and Vitamin B. You can find out more about the BOLD diet here. It is a thorough report, so be ready for detail! In addition, rest assured that the fat that is in beef, which is what adds super delicious flavor and juiciness, is quite good for you. When you let your body take in some fat, you crave less other things like simple carbohydrates, making it much easier to control your overall intake of calories. I say it’s still ok to have some chocolate, too – that’s just necessary for general happiness 🙂
All my life, I have heard from my grandma and teachers and t.v. commercials and who knows where else, “You are what you eat.” Well, I guarantee, I would rather eat and be muscle than some kind of air chip cracker seed kind of thing!