Monday, March 26, 2018

What Happens When There Is Nobody In The Kitchen

40% of American adults are obese, a sharp increase from a decade earlier and a record high. according to federal health officials
A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) sampling of 27,449 adults with a BMI between 30 and 40 found that among those aged 20 years and older, obesity went from 33.7% in 2007-2008 to 39.6% in 2015-2016. Severe obesity - those with a BMI above 40, jumped from 5.7% to 7.7% over the same period.

Now what could be the reason behind all this? Could it be the disappearance of home cooking?

While the latest survey data do not explain why Americans continue to get heavier, nutritionists and other experts cite lifestyle, genetics and, most importantly, a poor diet as factors. U.S. fast-food sales rose 22.7 percent from 2012-2017, according to Euromonitor, while packaged-food sales rose 8.8 percent. -Miami Herald

You decide!

Read the whole article at ZeroHedge


  1. Lots of factors here. Availability of food (much of it fattening), larger portions, less activity and exercise, lack of knowledge, etc. Home cooking is usually best because I can control what goes into the dish or recipe and I can control the portions. Poverty in India or the Philippines looks decidedly different from "poverty" in the USA (or other developed countries that have a partial or full welfare state).

  2. Yes, isn't it strange how "poor people" in the developed countries are all so fat. They sure have poor impulse control.

  3. It has become difficult to find any woman in my circles who enjoys cooking. The older ones do it sometimes, but resent it. Many of the ones my age claim they are too busy to cook. Many of my younger friends simply don't know how because their working mothers never cooked. It is quite tragic and it seems to be hurting the less educated, lower middle classes and lower classes the most. The elite have their meal delivery systems and can afford to eat at higher end restaurants. But everyone to some extent struggles with their weight.

  4. Very true! Lower classes used to live in squalour, but then in the Victorian times a campaign was started to lift them up to the middle class standard. Part of it was fighting for better wages for men so that their wives could stay home and take care of it and raise the children well, and home economics courses were developed to teach them to cook and clean. There were also campaigns against drunkenness and promiscuity.

    Modern elites have totally lost any sense of noblesse oblige and appear to either not care or actively encourage degenerate lifestyles among the underclass.

    BTW, I honestly can't understand how any woman can dislike cooking. I'd rather cook and bake than clean:)