I’m really tired of the news talking about the so-called “cheeseburger law.” Just in case you have no clue what I’m talking about, this is where Congress is trying to pass a law that says people can’t sue McDonald’s for making them fat. The law, by the way, is a great idea. It’s stupid to blame McDonald’s for our issues. Nothing more to say about that part. But I’m really sick of the COVERAGE on this one.
The story isn’t “Congress is trying to help McDonald’s from frivolous lawsuits.” The story really is, “How did we get to this point in our lives where we haven’t caught on to all the nutritional landmines out there?” If I were running a news station, I’d put on a spot showing alternatives to eating 1000 calories or more in a single setting.
Do you know how few Americans know or understand the Glycemic Index? And yet, a little education on this one nutritional facet would certainly save plenty of anguish, pounds, and even money if people learned it. Yep, you learn how to treat the whole blood sugar system right and you’d feel less like eating a feedbag-o-fries.
We are not fat because of McDonald’s. They are there because we’re paying for them to be there. Someone still LOVES going there. Leave them alone!
Like most every story in the media about fitness and nutrition, the “glitter” is more on the explanation of just how fat Americans are, and not on the education. But then, precious little in modern “news” comes close to the loftier aspirations of journalism in the more traditional sense. Entertainment, the industry has proven, is much more lucrative than education.
And this, too, is something we have control over. Cut news consumption down drastically, and use the newfound time to educate yourself. It pays off so much more than whatever you think they’re telling you that you don’t already know.
Film at 11.