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Chapter 13 America s National Eating Disorder Michael Pollan This reading talks about the quotOmnivore s Dilemmaquot meaning what is stopping us humans from being healthy compared to other cultures America is one of the countries that has never had a stable quotmeal planquot meaning we do not value our way of eating 0 We see eating as a quotscienti c eatingquot Scienti c research challenges our way of eating every year with new ndings Something that we nd pleasant to eat one day is deadly the next and then some other nutrient is found to be helpful With this constant change the diet of Americans is forever unstable Harvey Levenstein Belief of the American way of eating quotthat taste is not a true guide to what should be eaten you should not eat what you simply enjoy the important components of food cannot be seen or tasted nut are only discernible in labs that experimental science has produced rules of nutrition that will prevent illness and encourage longev y 0 We ask too many questions when it comes to food Carbs or fats Raw or cooked Etc 0 We do not have actual MEALS Thin unclear line between a meal and a quotnutritional supplementquot 0 Make a meal out of a protein bar We suffer from eating disorders because of this 0 The quotAmerica Family Dinnerquot Mom cooks a dish and salad while she sits at the table by herself eating and remembering what it was like to have an actual quotfamily dinnerquot in her childhood Dad if he is there xes something different for his quotlow carb dietquot Child 1 is a vegetarian Child 2 is on a ratio of pizza Removing a single portion entr e from the freezer and zaps it in the microwave amp then takes it out and sits down for a few minutes to eat no leisurely eating 0 Other countries 0 Cultures have been eating more or less the same way for years 0 Set their culinary course by habitat and pleasure NOT by nutritional sciences and marketing like US 0 Ex France eat all kinds of quotunhealthy foodsquot but they eat in PORTIONS Eat mostly with other people not alone Do NOT snack When eating with others they make it last quotlong leisurely affairs 0 Corporate Capitalism 0 Food industries sell their foods through Processing 0 Packaging Marketing America s idea of quotfastfood eatingquot has begun to spread even to France When it comes to eating we no longer rely on the wisdom of our food or of our sense we rely solely on what the quotexperts sayquot Expert opinion Advertising Food pyramids Diet plans The science of eating has overthrown the culture of eating
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