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Fatty Foods: Ugly Truth

If you have not noticed by looking at my recipes yet and my wonderful adventure in doughnuts that turned out baked, I try my hardest to maintain healthy recipes.

Other, than those years around middle school where I ate crappy food and lived with the heavier weight, I was brainwashed into healthy food!!  Why is this?  My mother!  She is the director of a Cardiac Rehab program, teaching diet and exercise on a regular basis.

When I was 8 years old my mom decided to make a visual tool for her diet class.  The tool?  FAT TUBES!  Yes, that’s right folks, tubes that are FULL of FAT!  These tubes represent the amount of fat that we are putting into our bodies when we eat certain foods.

I thought I would show a visual of a commonly purchased fast food meal, this represents a whopper and onion rings at Burger King, fries are fairly similar as well.  This is 60 grams of fat in just this 1 meal!  Dietitians say to stay between 30-40 grams of fat a day!  That one meal is 2x the average amount to have in 1 day!

As I go out and start chomping down on my burger and fries, this is the mental picture I have in my mind.  All those test tubes full of fat headed straight to an undesirable location in my body!

I hope you enjoyed this visual and what I grew up learning about!

Note: Here is a fascinating tip about me, or maybe just a weird one!  I went 10 years without eating a hamburger from ANY restaurant.  It was not until I got pregnant that I had such a strong craving for hamburgers that I broke down and got one!  Oh and it was SO good!  My boycott of hamburgers was not due to fat, but because I used to be a 20/20 junkie and saw a story on hamburgers and it freaked me out!

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