Okay, so that quote isn't entirely relevant to anything I'm about to say. Except that it involves food. I SUPPOSE that rice could be used as a transition to say how hunger is a problem that plagues billions, and eating 2000 of something is nice when you live in one of those places. Maybe that's why rice is so common in the third world... Anyways, here in the plump first world, we often suffer from the opposite of hunger, as evidenced by the accurate illustration below.But I digress, when the conflict between our seeming desire to put anything near us into our mouths meets with societies demands of physical perfection, eating disorders may arise. Whether these be bulimia, anorexia, or anything in between, they can wreak havoc on our physical and psychological health (but then again they are a result of a psychological irregularity, so I suppose it'd be the other way around). This being 'merica, the simplest and fastest solution is the one we all want. However, the majority of these miracle diets are hogwash, especially anything that involves cleansing, purging, fasting, magical foods, one specific food, or cardboard. These can often lead to even more severe physiological consequences on top of your already weak psychological state, and end up worsening the condition altogether. I know... intense. So long story short, eating is complicated. If you're hungry, you're screwed unless you eat more. If you're fat, you're pretty much screwed either way, unless you have the will power and motivation to eat your vegetables and exercise regularly. Hey that sounds like a good idea for a diet... I should sell that to someone.
I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something.
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