Thursday, October 14, 2010
Is Food Survival?
It is certainly interesting to note the way in which individuals go about the act of food prepartion. It depends on circumstances and settings when it boils down to decisions. The color, texture, temperature, shape are a few of many decisions that go into planning a meal. I feel that we may be confused at times when we are thinking of what exactly would be palatable to us at that time. There are different situations when we eat, whether it be for pleasure, boredom, or survival.
Throughout the world there are certain countries as to where they cannot eat as frivolously as more well off countries can. In those particular situations those individuals eat based on survival, rather than pure pleasure. It is interesting to note that if cultures were to interact for the first time in another culture many would be suprised at the amount of food cunsumption a day and food choice. I do not think Americans think what it would be like to actually hunt their dinner. The world does seem like an unfair place at times based on the mere fact that not everyone can live with an abundance of food. When it comes to the theory of Charles Darwin, he has be known to say it is all up to the survival of the fittest.
Based on the video watched in class about portion size, it was interesting to note that we never really pay attention to our tummy telling us if we are full or not. It seems like the average individual finishes all that it is put on the plate. Due to the lack of time it takes for our senses to pick up on fullness, many continue to eat past the portion allotted for that individuals body. The appearance of food definitely plays a part in the whole act of consumption. Individuals should certainly spend more time planning their meal portion size and listen to the cue of our sense of being full.