Thursday, September 18, 2008

Instead of Eating to Diet, They’re Eating to Enjoy

Yesterday in the NY Times, there was a great article: Instead of Eating to Diet, They're Eating to Enjoy. A few quotes from an already short article...

The percentage of those consumers who are on a diet is lower than at any
time since information on dieting was first collected in 1985.

Resources reported that 53 percent of consumers say they are cooking from
scratch more than they did just six months ago, in part, no doubt, because of
the rising cost of prepared foods.

“We need to demystify cooking,” Ms. Waters said. “It creates feelings about
food that make you feel cared for, and that’s the kind of food that really
changes habits.”

Also, the more time people spend on tasks like food shopping, cooking and
kitchen cleanup, the more likely they are to be of average weight.