Unthinkable Ways to Save $: Eat Less
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times. But if you want to turn lean times into lean bodies, you might
be better off shunning the typical advice of clipping more coupons and
looking for sales and instead just buy less food.
This is blasphemy, of course, in America, where many denizens
consider cheap food a constitutional right. Barry Popkin of the
University of North Carolina School of Public Health has heard this
charge and more in his call for a tax on unhealthy foods and drinks.
But unlike in centuries past, few Americans are starving as a result
of food being scarce or too expensive. This week, Popkin and his
colleagues have published yet another paper questioning the
availability of cheap food. As relayed in the current issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, the risk for obesity and diabetes in a community goes down as the price for fast food and junk food rises.
Unthinkable Ways to Save Money: Eat Less
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
The Tempest Act 4, scene 1, 148â€“158