Well you do have a point. Obesity is a large problem with the poor. Healthy foods are more expensive than junk food.
If persons take the time to educate themselves about basic nutrition and make things from scratch they can eat very inexpensively and also healthy. Many kinds of legumes are highly nutritious and inexpensive. Brown rice, rolled oats and other whole grains are inexpensive. Peanuts and sesame seeds are inexpensive. These can be the staple foods of a highly nutritious and low cost diet.
And, of course, it's not only what you eat; it's how much you eat.
If persons take the time to educate themselves about basic nutrition and make things from scratch they can eat very inexpensively and also healthy. Many kinds of legumes are highly nutritious a ...
No doubt about that. I was a vegetarian for 10 years. It's the time issue...
Making things from scratch takes way to much time compared to going through the drive-thru.
When I decided to go back to school - all that was thrown out the window. Working full-time,
going to school full-time and being a single mother. Who has time to cook from scratch?
I lived out of vending machines.
Won't work. My son spent 4 months in tanzania with no running water.
Didn't stop him from indulging himself once he returned.
The problem is he indulged himself after he returned. I think the problem might be lack of control or lack of will. And like expatter said, people often overeat for psychological reasons. I have heard that some people tend to eat when they are depressed and some people tend to starve themselves when they are depressed.