Many of us deal with effects instead of the cause. ~ Unknown
A few of us were having a conversation about how portion sizes have gotten larger throughout the years over on the Facebook page. I pointed out that American food is heavily subsidized and so food is, as a proportion of our monthly income, quite cheap. I remember reading somewhere that if Americans had to really pay for the cost of food production, obesity would greatly decline because people would naturally eat less food.
Now I’m not saying that we shouldn’t take personal responsibility for our own health. Because I think we should. But knowing some of these cultural dynamics makes it a bit easier to be mindful of the causes of ill-health so that we can make healthier choices.