HAVE YOU EVER SEEN WHAT PEOPLE EAT? Why are we still having this conversation?? You mean you don't KNOW?
I follow people from around the world on Instagram and a favorite camera subject appears to be meals. I couldn't help but notice the differences in the eastern vs. western diet and so compiled some examples, side-by-side, below:
The Eastern vs. Western Diet
|Cucumber vs. Steak|
|Fish (oh hai, fish head) with healthy Omega 3 fatty acids vs. chicken.|
Not the worst example, but what's at left is still pretty atypical for a westerner.
|Veggie heavy dish vs. meat / bread heavy-dish.|
(This is pretty common. Westerners don't seem to think a meal
is a meal unless it involves a hefty amount of protein.)
|Veggie heavy dish vs. pepperoni pizza, Sicilian style for extra calories in bread.|
|Man vs. sandwich on right: WHOA that's a lot of meat!|
|Hot dog with veggies vs. hot dog with starches.|
|Veggies vs. chicken fingers.|
|Can't forget: veggies vs. pasta, a universally beloved vessel of empty calories.|
|Veggie-heavy dish vs. ... are those nachos?|
|Sprouts vs. meat. There was nothing on this person's plate but MEAT. |
Not a single vegetable in sight.
|Veggies vs. creamy potatoes |
(white potatoes are another beloved vessel of empty calories).
|Fish and veggies vs. fatty dessert!|