I found this posted awhile ago on Tumblr, and couldn’t help but save it. Although I’m sure it was created around WWII, it is perhaps more applicable today than it was then. Let’s go back in history a bit:
During the second World War, Americans were encouraged to ration their food, saved their resources, and they planted “Victory Gardens” so as to live more sustainably at home. Yes, this poster is a form of propaganda, but, it is also an incredibly valuable lesson. It allowed Americans to save money while eating healthy food, and caring for themselves rather than relying on the government to supply for them.
Today, hardly anyone supplies their own food. And, hardly anyone even cooks their own food. We buy prepackaged meals and heat them up, usually in the microwave. Since the WWII food mentality ended, we have been gaining weight at an unbelievable speed, and we are more unhealthy today than we have ever been before. My generation may actually be the first not to outlive their parents. That’s how unhealthy we are.
But, if we stuck to these 6 simple rules, we would eat deliberately, eat healthily, and still manage to save money because we would be taking our nutrition into our own hands. Think of it as a challenge…