2.22.2006

Girth of a Nation

Mark Morford went on vacation to Cabo san Lucas and has come to a not overly shocking conclusion.

Americans are incredibly fat and getting fatter.

Here's an excellent snippet
I know it is related, furthermore, to the ridiculous American idea of excess and entitlement and supersizing, of deep-fried everything, of a savage detachment from our bodies and the ingredients in our foods, a sort of willful ignorance, all coupled with a voracious hunger for something we've lost, a spiritual vacuity, a lack of true nourishment even as we stuff ourselves to death. I know.

Which makes me think about dying of dehydration while floating in the sea. We know more about how our bodies function today than ever before. We know there are good and bad cholesterols, we know that some fats are good for us while others are poison.
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