20 Weeks to go in the SimpleSizeMe Marathon. Hop in!
Food – We need fine fresh food. However, it was fast food from the 1950s that took much of the fine and fresh away and gave us fast. Fine is a matter of preference; fine to you might mean costly steak – but to us veg eaters it means better health and simple deep flavor – like beans (which happen to also be cheap).
Fat & Fast & Fish & Farm & Fries – The farm-to-table movement is trying to get fast food to slow down and be fresher. But legislation making fat foods cheap has created a fatter country – and world – as Raj Patel’s book, Stuffed and Starved, explains. The unique tastes and pleasures of, for example, fennel and frisee, are too little enjoyed – while fish is enjoyed so much that our oceans are now over-fished. The USDA reported last November that the number one consumed vegetable in America is the potato – half of which is french fries and chips :/
Frugalista, Fortune, Fat Cats – Buy like a peasant, but live like royalty is a frugalista way to live. But yikes! If you’re a fortunate Fat Cat, you might be so over-whelmed with More that you sacrifice health and happiness in the long run. The Fortune 500 has driven careers, the size of cars, the food we eat, and the square footage of houses . Fortune and choice complicate us with More – which often means more debt and stress.