I've been in restaurants a lot this week because our dishwasher broke. It's really not that hard to hand-wash dishes--but things have been so hectic lately. That's my excuse.
Yesterday, in a fast food chain, I heard a 20-something woman say to another person: "I ate a banana today, so I can have the combo meal with a shake, right?"
Trading off healthy items for unhealthy ones isn't really how good eating habits work, but we've all done it.
It reminded me of a recent story in the New York Times that said Americans live in a dream eating world. They called the phenomenon a health halo.
One French researcher asked: Why have Americans paid more attention to eating healthily, but they have kept getting fatter and fatter? His findings:
Along the same lines, one CafeMom recently asked Do you have an addiction to fast food? This week, I guess I do.
What do you think? I think I've been guilty. Have you ever fooled yourself and thought if you eat one healthy thing (say carrots) then you can have another (like French fries)?