How often do you eat fast or take-out foods?
I eat ‘junk’, fast or take-out food less than once per week. Hardly ever, in fact.
While you already understand the lack of healthy choices offered by fast food & most processed snacks, you may not realise just how inundated our society has become with the new ‘convenient culture’ eating style.
Especially when you are on the go & career focused – you may not realise just how much your body is being poisoned & truly suffering.
Eat Now Die Later…
According to the Harvard Magazine article, ‘The Way We Eat Now’, eating style as a culture has made a major (& terrible) transition over the last 30 years.
Many countries have gone from eating meals at home, cooking for themselves & avoiding snacks throughout the day to eating & drinking in all places, at random times throughout the day.
As a matter of ‘convenience’ we now have (most often sugary & fat-laden) foods available anywhere & everywhere we go.
Fast food has become the norm & therefore so has too many calories, fats, sugars, carbs…& all other manner of unhealthy eating habits.
Not to mention the additives, preservatives & chemicals that are part & parcel of the fast-food choice.
Super Size Me…
If you don’t realise the true health risks associated with fast food, just check out the 2004 Sundance Film Festival’s documentary: “Super Size Me” by Morgan Spurlock.
In an interview, after spending a full 30 days eating nothing but McDonalds for breakfast, lunch & dinner, Spurlock told Newsweek:
“My body just basically falls apart over the course of this diet. I start to get tired, I start to get headaches; my liver basically starts to fill up with fat because there’s so much fat & sugar in this food. My blood sugar skyrockets, my cholesterol goes up off the charts, my blood pressure becomes completely unmanageable. The doctors were like, ‘You have to stop.'”
Over the course of the 30 days Spurlock gained 25 pounds (1.78 stone).
While you surely don’t eat every meal at McDonalds – this is just a shocking visual of just how unhealthy this & most ‘convenient’ foods in our daily environment tend to be.
Health Care & Eating…
While examining numbers from the fast food industry, compare numbers from the healthcare industry at the same time.
Is it a coincidence that there is a direct correlation with increase in unhealthy eating (increase in cheap food consumption + fast food) & the increase of health care costs?
Take a moment to think about that last question.
How to Deal…
Since you can’t go back in time physically you have to start by going back in time mentally.
Stop considering the fast foods, the vending machines & the unhealthy street options as food & start packing healthy meals & snacks. Just eat real food.
If your willpower goes to pot when you haven’t eaten in hours, be aware of that, & eat at times that suit you.
Finally, refer to some of my other recent articles to learn more about in-taking enough protein, this not only helps with muscle growth but it also helps you feel full & satiated.
Do you have more tips for avoiding fast food & junk foods? Leave them here below in the comments!
To Your Best Health,
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