While most people are using winter as an
excuse opportunity to pack on a few pounds for a layer of insulation to keep warm in the bitter Amherst conditions, as an in-season athlete in a sport that requires strict adherence to a designated weight class (wrestling), I choose to adhere to a fairly strict in-season healthy food lifestyle. A man can only eat so many lighter-side chicken breasts hockey pucks before he starts to go a little crazy. This leads to odd, sometimes comical food cravings that rival a pregnant woman in both strangeness and portion size. Occasionally, of course, one must indulge.
However, as I sat at my computer lusting after all things bacon and chocolate (separate or together!) and cruised through pages of Tastespotting and Foodporndaily I came across the following story.
The headline reads as follows: “Hooked on chicken nuggets: Girl, 17, who has eaten nothing else since age TWO rushed to hospital after collapsing”
Now, I don’t really eat fast food very much, but I can get down with a nug every once and awhile. However, would it kill this girl to eat a vegetable ONCE and awhile?! I mean come on. She has suffered from breathing problems and anaemia and, as you read above, collapsed recently and had to be rushed to the hospital. She confessed that her main meals EVERY DAY are just nuggets and ‘chips’ (fries… she’s British).
After waking up in the hospital, she was quoted saying “I am starting to realise this is really bad for me.” Starting to realize?! Are you kidding? Apparently she has never seen this tasty shot of the uncooked nugs in the factory:
I am feeling better and better about healthy choices these days. After all, you are what you eat. Eat some fucking fruit and vegetables.
“Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to use it in a fruit salad.”