The American Diet, Illustrated in 5 seconds.

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 27, 2011
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Yes, we’re getting fat. Yes, we have no self-discipline. Yes, we have the phone number for our three fave pizza places on speed dial:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


8 Responses to “The American Diet, Illustrated in 5 seconds.”

  1. Pizza…mmmmmmmmm….

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  3. Funny! Unfortunately too true.

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  6. […] your perspective: this isn’t a diet, this is a biannual ritual and a strong statement to your body and yourself that you really care […]

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