I think if everyone just walked a little more or rode a bicycle every once in a while instead of driving so often, we'd all be healthier. Not only would we be getting exercise, but the amount of smog would be cut down. Again, if we all had meat-free day every week, our bodies would be healthier and the environment would be healthier.
Is that naive?
Everything is okay in moderation, even fast food. I happen to have a passion for crispy french fries, and I allow myself to indulge in them once a week. I don't eat too many sweets, but I have an industrial sized bag of M&Ms in my fridge that I take a little scoop out of every night for a snack while watching prime time television. I also cook homemade meals every night and incorporate vegetables into my dishes as many ways as I can imagine
Buying locally grown produce (there are farmer's markets just about everywhere these days, check one out and pick up some seasonal goodies) and knowing where your food comes from is another big step. I don't eat at McDonald's, KFC, Burger King, and other major chains because I have big questions about how their food is sourced and prepared.
I make an exception for In-n-Out, go ahead call me a hypocrite, but at least I can see the people behind the counter taking whole potatoes and putting them in that device with a lever that turns them into shoestrings. Who doesn't love In-N-Out?
I'd rather eat a burger made from a cow that lived on a farm and was given free space to roam and just be a cow. Those burgers taste better, because the animal was not treated with antibiotics, hormones, and disinfectant cleaners before being served to me
You've got to wonder, with all the weird stuff that we do to food and all the strange ingredients that we put into food nowadays, is this why obesity has run so rampant? What do we need to do as a society to fix this?