You probably already know how we weigh in on this issue. We believe that committing to never eating fast food again is the magic step to living a healthier and more fulfilling life.
The other day, we came across an article that said that McDonald’s had to shut down several franchises in South America because they just weren’t profitable. We wondered, why? Could it be because meal time in these cultures means a time to sit down and talk? A process that takes time. “Fast food” is not a way of thinking for some of these cultures in places like Bolivia or Peru.
The psychological benefits of banning fast food in your household may even outweigh the health benefits when you look at it this way.
What is The Food Revolution?
The term “Food Revolution” has been coined by a team of celebrities that have made it their mission to take the fast out of food and offer healthier options at restaurants, school, and home. The two biggest leaders in this have been the First Lady Michelle Obama and foodie Jamie Oliver.
The Food Revolution is about changing the way that people eat and their relationship with food. It’s no coincidence that the fast food nation of the world is full of with illness and obesity. This means that America takes responsibility for what they eat by learning how to cook, knowing what produce is in season, what cuts of meat are healthy and affordable, and switching from processed food to healthy, sustainable food.
Food doesn’t have to be our enemy…something that we are afraid of such as the ingredients in fast food. It’s up to us to change the way that we relate to food by committing to even the smallest steps. Try going without fast food for a week and see how you feel. If it works for you (and it will), keep going. The result will be a new lifestyle that allows you to take some time out and appreciate your body and what you put in it.