“Yes, yes salt and sugar is bad for me. I know, blah blah blah BUGGER OFF!”
No. No I will not. You will read this post and watch these videos and by some miracle you will listen to me and start making the right choices for yourself and those you are responsible for. It is that simple.
Processed ‘food’ is all around us. I use the term ‘food’ loosely because in my opinion it’s a crime to class something riddled with grease, salt and sugar as safe and consumable.
Before people get their knickers in a twist I’m not demonising chocolate or french fries. I’m demonising the food industry and the regulations that AREN’T in place to ensure that processed ‘food’ remains a once in while TREAT rather than a part of EVERYDAY consumption.
I mean it’s everywhere. If you’re not eating it your seeing it in magazines, on TV ads, in supermarkets, on billboards, on packaging and free gifts as well as through celebrity endorsements and so much more it’s actually frightening. Although in the UK and other EU countries there are laws against directly aiming adverts at children, food corporations are sly dogs that still manage to ween their way in and it’s not just our children that need to be protected!
TV adverts are THE WORST! Takeaway commercials are about as avoidable as blinking. Dominos, McDonald’s, JustEat and Hungry House are there to ‘help’ you make more time for ‘enjoyment’ and less time ‘slaving away’.
Shows like Man vs. Food and Epic Meal Time have taken food consumption to the max, making over eating fashionable and entertaining. We literally can’t escape…unless one chooses to move into a cave and live off rat droppings.
Take a look at some of these adverts, I’m sure you’ll recognise a few!
Long story short they either target your kids by visually stimulating them, hit you right in the feels or make you think if you buy that product you’ll be mega sexy, rich and/or awesome. Why waste time on preparing your food when it can be delivered to your door or nuked in your microwave almost instantly?!
DO YOU CALL BULLSHIT?! YES, yes I do!!!
Time to sift through the metric ton of bullshit and get down to business.
Click HERE to see what documentaries I watched that ignited my need to know what’s in the food and drink we consume.
Below are some clips from years gone by right up to present day that also helped me to understand what it’s all about.
TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THEM. IF YOU CAN’T MAKE TIME FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING THEN WHAT’S EVEN THE POINT OF YOU BEING ALIVE?!
Supermarkets are naughty here’s why:
The biggest predictor of obesity…income
Fast food, Fat profits, Obesity in America
How much sugar is in your breakfast?
Sugary Sweetened Drinks Tax – Jamie Oliver
Sugar – Hiding In Plain Sight
I AGREE!! Click the link below to see if you do too.
If Fast Food Joints Told The Truth…
Jamie Oliver – Ted Talks
Jamie Oliver on Fast Food
The Truth About Corn
I can go on and on but I won’t. I think it’s all pretty clear.