If its proven dangerous to health, it shouldn't be served, right?
The thing I don't get is, why isn't anyone blaming people for what they put into their own mouths?? Its one thing if you are say, traveling across America in a car, and all the pitstops are terrible, because the only food options there are terrible, mostly fast food. I drove across the country this summer, and all I COULD eat was at mcdonalds, taco bell, and subway for 10 days. This is coming from someone who eats fast food twice a year.
This whole thing makes me think of those women who sued mcdonald's for making them fat. If they had no conception that mcdonald's food is bad and fattening if eaten all the time, then the level of education and culture in this country is appalling. If they knew, then its their own fault that they gained too much weight. Either way, the media and companies are failing miserably in their communication to the public.
Why do Americans (including myself,) have such a tendency to overeat in general? Snacking is out of control, while we sit in front of our tv's and kill ourselves. Great, this bag of chips is lower in fat, so that means I can eat more, right? WRONG. It is a really weird cultural thing over here, and very unique from what I can tell. I have traveled all over the world, been to foreign groceries, stayed in locals' homes, and it is so different. I remember going to a store in Europe and I was like, where are all the potato chips???? There was like, 2 brands available, and this was a major grocery store in Germany. In the US, you can easily find a complete aisle, several meters long, devoted to junk food, potato chips alone, with their little shelves of fake cheese dip, and sugary soda pop across the way.
Other people also don't eat the way americans do. Its truly strange, my husband, he's german, never ever ate more than 3 regular meals and maybe one small snack per day when he was back home in Europe. Since he moved here, he eats much more than ever and has gained at least 20 pounds. He still exercises the same amount. When he goes back home to visit, he eats less. Its really bizarre. He notices this too, but can't express any reason why this is.
I know, I know, life is much busier and hectic these days, the family unit isn;t what it used to be, no one cooks at home anymore. Well, I think that is true in a lot of other places, and they don't have an obesity problem like we do.
I don't know, maybe this is what its like to live in the most capitalist of societies, where companies only care about our health when a lawsuit comes their way???? Why do we Americans love overindulgence??
Sorry, I don't mean to sound so angry and confused, but I am!!! SOmeone please shed some light on this....:mad: :confused: :eek: