Thursday, November 13, 2014

2350 Renamed Leftover

Perhaps the time has come for a revolution in the way we consume our food. For years the trend has been to fast food, and slowly but surely we've become more and more obese. We've had to expand everything from our clothes to our healthcare to take care of it.

So maybe it’s time to get back to fundamentals to get our fundaments back under control. That means cooking at home. No matter what you cook it will make a difference. Because for every meal you eat you're now subtracting the calories it took to get it from store to table. 

Think about it. When you eat fast food you drive through the drive-thru to get your food while seated, drive it home, eat it while seated, then crumple up the trash and toss it in the wastebasket on the way to your recliner where you can return to being seated. You get to keep every calorie you just ate.

If you cook your own food you burn up all kinds of calories shopping, while standing. All kinds of calories in the cooking process, lifting pans and knives and what not, while standing. And then burn even more calories while you're washing dishes, while standing. 

Win win win. So what's standing in the way of all that positive calorie-burning exercise? Leftovers. Yep, the worst name in the English language. Unappetizing. Unappealing on every level. Sounds like it's left over from something else. Secondhand food. The stuff no one wanted the first time. Three strikes against it before it even gets close to your mouth. 

So I say we re-imagine leftovers. Take a page from the reduce, reuse, recycle program. They reenergize your body and recharge your fitness. They're not leftovers.

They're re-entrees.

You heard it here first.

America, ya gotta love it. 

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