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Now I love cooking TV. What better way to experience food without the calories. Saturday night came by and my husband left me for a poker game, and its just me and youtube. My friends have been gushing about Jamie Oliver (my secret foodie love is Gordon Ramsey) ,  he  is a great cook, his shows are the best. I figured it was time I caught up with humanity.

While surfing the tube, I found this program about how our food harms our lives. I must warn you this is very graphic (especially the autopsy) but well worth the hour or so. 18 brits have to face up to what they eat and what it is doing to their bodies.

After watching it I was very very motivated to return to the values that I try to keep each day, get 5 serving of veggies, whole grains, and exercising. This program is not meant to make people feel bad, in fact I dont think I goes far enough to say how bad fried and fast food are. Jamie is just trying to introduce and create a better aweness of what food does and hoepfully  inspire people to eat better for long and heathier lives.   The best thing baout the program is that its is really created for the average person and provided sensible ideas to problems we all face.  I found the magic bullet suggestion surpisingly helpful .

this is just the first part of 8 but they all worked for me, enjoy.

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If we have to look a successful dieting patterns across the globe one of the most successful country with the lowest obesity

here is a great video about the  Japanese diet which goes through the step by step comparing the two diets.

one of the most telling facts is that American eats on average less than 35 types of food every week, where as Japanese eat more than 200. The wide variety of food translates into a greater nutrition value of their diet. despite the fact that they eat white rice with almost every meal they are receiving a lot of nutrition.

I talk a lot bout diet in terms of loosing wight but diet is also suppose to ensure we get enough nutrition,  Are we getting enough? Even when eating at least five a day but how many types of vegetables are they? are we eating nothing but tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers.

We should all definitely take a look at the Japanese Diet and try to inculcate some of their principles into our lifestyle for our  health and happiness.

If you like japanese food check out a great cooking show on youtube cooking with dog which is just fabulous and a great way to learn about new vegetables and their preperations

Here is a great article about bento box dieting: the Japanese style lunch box

http://calorielab.com/news/2008/01/23/building-a-diet-bento-box/

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