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He Was Lovin' It

September 15th, 2010 (08:59 pm)

current mood: amused

A new ad from the Physicians Commission for Responsible Medicine. It's set to run first here in the D.C. area, but I haven't seen it on television yet.


Posted by: dragonet2 (dragonet2)
Posted at: September 16th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
People are stupid and fast food is engineered tasty

and that is why fast food is bad. People are also genetically primed to like high-fat, salty, etc food because it is tasty and appealing.

I got out of the habit when the driver's side window on my Grand Am quit working, any trip to a Fast Food store involved having to park and get out. Therefore 0 visits.

Once I had a car that had a working window, I found most of the offerings too..... something. Too salty, too much, too greasy, etc.

Now, if I really have a craving I'll fall in, but it is very seldom. And very limited. Like, the small Micky-d's cheeseburger is very fulfilling if that is what you want. And it is just enough, not too much. Or six Popeye's onion rings.

and now the place I like the most to drive through is fairly healthful, it is a family-owned Mexican 'fast food'. One of their tamales is a really good meal and it comes with lettuce and tomatoes.

part of the current dietary conundrum is that people are programmed to eat, you really cannot totally do without that. And we're programmed to desire fats, meat, and that sort of thing ahead of 'healthy stuff' because we are really great apes that have gotten smart.

And unless you decide to think about what you eat and be mindful, you're going to be screwed unless you have a really good metabolism or have a dire disease of some sort.

It takes a will. And working where I do, I have a lot of motivation to be mindful (there are a LOT of 350+ lb people, wowie zowie, and some are truly gigantic).

Posted by: petrini1 (petrini1)
Posted at: September 16th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Re: People are stupid and fast food is engineered tasty

Not everyone is programmed to eat meat. Studies show that some people, especially in certain parts of the world, are programmed to thrive on a vegetarian diet. I am definitely one of them. Even when I was a baby, my mother said I always spit out the meat. I haven't had meat in more than 20 years, and after the first month without it, I lost all desire for it.

Funny about the driver's side window. I've heard many good reasons why people give up fast food. That's a new one!

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