Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Faddy Eating

There is a veritable smorgasbord of programmes on TV, that aim to improve the eating habits of the population.

They follow a standard format; whereby someone with an unhealthy diet is introduced to the novelties of fresh fruit, vegetables and fibre.

Invariably the human guinea pigs turn their noses up at the new diet. They protest, in the manner of a 3 year old, that they don't like or eat vegetables.

I am moved to question, how it is that these so called adults still act as though they are a 3 year old throwing a tantrum at the dining table; when made to eat something that they choose not to like?

The answer is simple, their parents failed them when they were bringing them up.

Instead of taking the harder route of making them eat what was put in front of them, they took the easy route and let them eat what they wanted.

The result; an immature, spoilt, fat and unhealthy adult.

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