It’s so easy to pull into the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant and pick a couple of things from the menu. It’s quick, satisfying and cheap. The thing we are missing with this mode of eating, however, is not only what it’s doing to us, but what it’s doing to our children.
I grew up in an “open cabinet home,” meaning if I was hungry, I grabbed whatever I wanted until I was full. Sadly, I didn’t have self control, and although I love my parents to death, they had horrible food choices due to lack of knowledge about nutrition and its impact on the human body.
If you read stories of those on their death beds, they would trade anything for one thing: more time. Yet, when we eat these quick fixes, we are literally removing time from our lifespans.
I struggled as a fat kid. My nickname in high school was “Fat Tom,” because there were two Toms in my social circle and I was the heavy one. I still struggle with my weight to this day, as it can fluctuate over time, but I have a better understanding of proper nutrition, health and fitness. The only problem is that I learned about these important elements later in life.