A short description of the idea that we are a marketing product. And how it drives us to choose the accessible over the sustainable.
Why do we all eat junk food?
It must taste that is so tempting or the accessibility around us. But what I really believe is the reason Is that it is just convenient to make up a junk food party. Not even a party, just junk food it’s all around us. It’s so cheap! Businesses know that we love it and they even make it easier for us to buy it.
They even make promotions like “but two, get delivery for free” because they know you want to get it hot and fast. Pizza, hot dogs, burgers, french fries, candies, ice cream and much more are everywhere around us.
And we all love them, despite how harmful we know they could be. It’s hard to say “No” when you are starving and there is nothing else around. It’s even hard when you are not hungry, but your friend gets one double cheeseburger from Wendy’s. It is so tempting that it feels almost like autopilot and we run next in line to get one too.
- accessibility is mostly the reason why we get junk food I get it. It is life draining to walking around and trying to resist every junk food. We all get distracted and tempted, but it is easier if we just avoid it. Do not get close to these places, do not go to that party where they serve chips for entre. That will build over time and it will get a habit.
- junk food is fast for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. You can’t beat it. But do you know what is also fast – a banana, an apple, any kind of fruit, even a cucumber. But I know, it looks funny walking on the street with a cucumber. Get a lunch box and don’t let the food control you, take control of the food you eat.
- also, there is a lot of peer pressure on this topic. That’s why junk food meets people. It not so easy to say “No” to pancake when your friend gets one before you. Standing by you, eating that sugar bomb its a real temptation. I know that feeling, I sold my self to that hundred times. (
But instead, know I prefer to wait for my junk food day. So you can make one too.) Last year I had one. This year I eat sugar frankly more often than not. It is an abuse if you overdo it every day. Yet I believe your activity level and other food come into the equation as well. And I am not telling you to be like those people having a convenient excuse to eat more junk food, just because they have run for a mile. It doesn’t work like that. And it is ok to change some things.
Do you care enough? To find balance and see light in the tunnel.