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Food for thought
January 18, 2012, 3:45 PM
Could you eat a cheeseburger, topped off with bacon and made with two donuts instead of a bun? I couldn’t do it, but if you’re smacking your lips, then you may already be a Paula Deen fan. The celebrity chef, known for her rich, high-fat, southern approach to cooking
went public yesterday
to let people know that has
and that she was diagnosed three years ago.
The fly in the ointment – her disclosure came at the same time that she announced a campaign about diabetes in partnership with a drug company that makes a diabetes drug. This isn't sitting well with some folks and a fellow-colleague is calling foul saying that her approach to food is dangerous. Deen herself says she isn’t going to change how she cooks indicating that a healthy diet is about moderation.
Which brings me to - how well are you eating these days? Do you get to sit down and eat a balanced meal on a regular basis or does mealtime usually involve a phone, a microwave and/or a drive-thru?
Eating well can be a real challenge, especially when you’re caring for another person. You may be putting their dietary needs ahead of your own but this is not recommended. You need energy to get the job done and what you eat can make a difference. Take a look at the
Mayo Clinic’s Top Ten Foods
to see what’s possible. And remember, Rome wasn't built in a day and sometimes take-out is still the best option.
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