When we in the western world say we have nothing to eat, we usually mean one of two things: We have to make up our minds about which of the foods available to us we want to eat or that we won’t eat, because we are on a self-imposed caloric restriction.
What Starving Really Means
Others are not that fortunate. Each day 10,000 children die from starvation. Because there is nothing at all to eat. It’s not a question of choice for them. Imagine that grinding feeling in your stomach, knowing that there is absolutely nothing you can do against it, even if you wanted to.
Your Choices and Theirs
Meanwhile, in 2009, we for the first time reached 1,000,000,000 (one billion) people worldwide suffering from undernourishment. That’s a sixth of earth’s population.
Whenever you think how hard a weight loss diet is to go through, be happy that you have the choice of being on one.
By the way, how much food have you thrown away lately?
Picture courtesy of Department of Health and Human Services.