The Big Fast Food Myth No One Talks About
If you have been struggling with your weight, like I have, there are a number of fast food myths you need to know and use to lose weight.
Not many people talk about this or worse, not many people know how fast food is affecting our bodies and lifestyle.
You see it everywhere. In your grocery stores, online, magazines every form of advertising that boasts about ‘low fat’, ‘no sugar’, ‘low carb’…’healthy’ food. Most companies today market and promote so called low-calorie fast foods to trick you into eating their products. Did you know that most of these foods are actually riddled with junk and gunk? This is one reason why so many Americans are more unhealthy and heavier than ever before.
The Fast Food Myth
If you are worried that you packed on more pounds from your holiday or weekend feasts and treats, there is a new type of evil restaurant that seems to be beckoning people over to the light side. Most of these food chains are making a splash dishing out plant based meals quickly, empathizing healthy eating and holding prices down.
Whereas they are dubbed ‘healthy fast food’ restaurants, we all need to take a step back to see whether they are really trying to solve the crises of global warming, factory farming and obesity.
Sounds too good to be true? Well, that’s because it is. Healthy food store chains these days cannot match fast food restaurants in terms of convenience, pricing or speed. Even worse, they are casting health halos over consumers, causing them to consume foods that are as unhealthy as their fast food partners in crime.
The main problem with these so called low calorie fast foods is that whole fresh foods are not suited for fast food. Most fruit and fresh vegetables are delivery mechanisms for water, fiber and nutrients. They are low in protein, fat and calories, so you need to eat a lot of them to fill up.
Seeing as how fresh foods tend to be more wasteful, expensive and laborious to ship, store and prepare than simply slapping frozen burgers and fries on the grill, it follows that we are all being led down the route to obesity.
What Can You Do?
Start consuming the healthy choice of produce to get satisfied. Make it part of your daily diet to consume 4-5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables.
While fast food – including the ‘low calorie’ types is fast to make, buy, and eat, change the mindset to start choosing healthier options. Take the time to make fresh bowls of salad and sit down, taking the time to eat and enjoy them.
Once you start making healthier eating choices, you will notice fresh food choices like your local Farmer’s Market, natural food stores and other options that provide organically grown vegetables and fruits to start using in your daily diet. We are in a hurry up world in which is causing many of us to eat on the run. Convenience is what we want but also a healthy way of living is necessary to keep us from falling into ongoing health issues or problems.
The thing you need to know, therefore, is that there is nothing like healthy foods even though they are never cheap and require tons of time to prepare. It will keep you away from the fast good myth of thinking that even those fast food chains ‘healthy options’ are best. When in the long run the food is riddled with sugar, fat and salt, which is the plan to keep you coming back!
So don’t be fooled by the big fast food myth. Instead start reading labels, packages and other nutrition information that all fast food chains are now supposed to produce and make available for consumers.
Know what food you are preparing for you and your family. Healthier food choices will keep you away from the fast food cycle and into a much healthier lifestyle. Couple that with daily exercise and plenty of water will keep you healthy, wealthy and happy!
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