I just returned from a trip to Boulder, Colorado, for a few days to see my son and to drive out to the plains of Nebraska, about 4-5 hours northeast of Boulder. The visit to North Platte, Nebraska, was to see the annual stop-over migration of the Sandhill Cranes.
What a sight to behold! Thousands of cranes descending on left-over corn stalks to feed and just hang out. It was really one of the most exciting experiences in nature that I've had. And, here are a few photos my husband took.
Our Trip to See the Sandhill Cranes
We had a great time, but one thing I was most struck with while we were in Nebraska was just how many overweight and obese people we saw. And, that was everywhere we went and everywhere we stopped - young and old.
I know that it's a complicated problem and it's not all their fault. If you read about the science of it, you'll see that we are programmed to want to eat fat and sugar and, you can add salt to that, too. No wonder the U.S. has some of the worst health statistics in the developed world.
You can read more about that in an article at businessinsider.com, if you're interested.
Making Food Choices
Stay tuned for more ways to pump up your resolve to keep eating a healthy, plant-based diet. We all need to stick together and find tools like this!