Today I Am Dirty, I Want To Be Pretty

Paul over at Infectious Greed posted this cool graphic on how Americans spent their food dollar in 1955 vs today.


Infectious Greed is a financial site, but I couldn’t help but think of the nutritional angle. In my post The More You Cook, The Better You Look, I shared how by moving my food dollars from restaurants to home cooked meals, not only did I save money, but I lost 10 pounds and almost 3 inches off my waist.

In 1955 Americans were not obese and diabetic. They ate far more home cooked meals. And they did all without microwaves, George Foreman grills or the Food Network. Amazing!

After your rent/mortgage payment, the largest expense a family has is food. Not only can you save money by heading back into the kitchen, you’ll probably lean out in the process.


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  1. maybe i should go back in the archives and read every one of your posts. you have a lot of good ones i probably have never seen. nah, just let me know when you think there is something that will interest me.

  2. @Chuck – I still need to put up a nutrition “best of” page. Soon!

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