No more than a single iron skillet and a few minutes of prep time for these two. Grass-fed eye of chuck, butternut squash and cauliflower mix, free-range pork sausage, roasted free-range chicken quarters and a little sweet potato. Good meals, and plenty of leftovers to boot.
By the way, you’ll notice that there’s very little here — content or proportion — recommended by the USDA’s newly updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans report. *Sigh*…what is there to say about this document? Selling-out the American people to perpetuate the vicious cycle of lobby-subsidy is not what I consider — how to put this? — ethical? There’s just too much freely available knowledge out there (with experts to explain it) for me to believe that this “guideline” was the end result of a lack of intelligence. No, this is all about greed at the expense of the nation’s health.
Jimmy Moore has a good summary of the new guidelines, here. No surprise, really — high carb., low fat, yada, yada, yada…
Now, combine these brain-trust “guidelines” with the reality that is the state of America’s physical readiness, and we have the makings for an immanent, healthcare disaster on our collective hands. And make no mistake, everyone will suffer the hit — physically, financially, in loss of personal freedom via increased government “interaction”, or a combination of all of the above — you name it. And, unfortunately, no one will be immune — even the most healthy and knowledgeable among us will feel the sting.
And speaking of America’s (lack of) physical readiness, Mary Collins — author of American Idle (love that title!) — sums-up the topic nicely in the clip below. Hat tip to University of North Dakota S&C coach Aaron Schwenzfeir for the clip find.
Just makes me shake my head, wondering how we ever sunk into such a mess. How is it that any entity, government or otherwise, can perpetuate such pseudo-science over a populace? How does a populace become dumbed-down and weakened (spiritually, and physically) so? Well, here’s an oldie-but-goodie (yeah, 2-years is old in the internet age, I suppose) from one of my favorite current political “thinkers”, Susan Jacoby.
Ignorance may very well be bliss, but it’s sure as hell costly — in more ways than one.
The thing is, truly intelligent people see through this lobby-subsidy, greed-and-graft inspired smokescreen. And established organizations — whether it’s the government as a whole, the USDA, or other establishments/organizations (for example, the NSCA) — are becoming increasingly more irrelevant as clearing houses for credible, non-biased, information. I just want the truth, warts and all, whether it agrees with my preconceived notions or not. Spun “truth”, filtered “truth” does me no good. Of what relevance are these organizational filters to me, when I can search out credible information on my own? The Paleo movement is the poster child for this loosely-grouped, n=1 information sharing. Who needs these other “official” entities/middle-men when I’m fully sufficient in the art of reason, and plugged into a network of intelligent, n=1 “scientists”, each willing to share their findings for no more the cost than for me to do the same in return?