Rant: I’m Mad at the Quality of Food in the United States

Why is it that a large percentage of the food in any given grocery store in the United States has ingredients that I can’t pronounce? Why are these ingredients allowed to be in our food? What are the purpose of these ingredients? To make the food taste better or last longer OR make us healthier? I fail to see how artificial colors makes the food a healthier thing that will make me healthier. Same thing goes for all the other additives and ingredients I can’t pronounce.

How did this even start? How did every manufacturer decide to add all of this “garbage” to our food. Was it for the almighty dollar bottom line? Food is supposed to be our medicine but instead it has become our disease starter. So many Americans are fat and sick and diseased. Cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, arthritis, cholesterol problems, aches and pains, and a whole host of other problems afflict so many people in our country. We didn’t used to be this way!

Do you want to see the statistics? They are staggering!! Stress is higher, food additives are in everything, and meat is no longer natural. I can’t even eat grocery store bought meat. My heart races and I feel like I’m having a panic attack. It lasts for about 2 weeks after eating a store bought steak that is conventionally raised. So far, grass fed beef does not make me feel sick. The down side? It costs an arm and a leg. It is a rare thing for me, and all I buy right now is grass fed ground beef. Usually it costs about $6.99/lb at the local King Supers.

Don’t laugh, but my kids used to say that a Zombie apocalypse would solve all of our problems….get rid of mass production food and chemical control. Now I think about what they used to say and think to myself…hmmm maybe (giggle).

Now as I write this, my youngest child, my daughter, is preparing to graduate high school in 9 days, and go to Marine Corp Boot camp in exactly 91 days. Yes…I silently freak out about this fact. My daughter and I are connected at the hip. We do everything together and I don’t know how I will function without her. This is my last child to grow up, except for my 20 year old son who is currently living in my basement…long story and that is for another blog post.

I have made a deal with myself: Marine Corp boot camp is 13 weeks long and she will be going through physical and mental stress that I can’t even imagine. So…I will be putting myself through a type of boot camp to get in shape while she is gone. I want to lose weight and show up at her graduation looking smokin hot!! Will you guys help? Encourage me? Fast with me? Keto with me? I will need the encouragement and help.

Thank you for reading

Heather

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