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Why so much obesity today?
Junk food convenience, stress, or laziness?
As children we would walk to school , play outside till it was dark , junk food wasnt around till I was about 11 & that was KFC, We only had that maybe twice a year !
Now children are driven to school then sit inside and play on their computer/phone , watch tv etc . I did a hub on this .
even tho we now have mod cons everyone is always in a rush so take the car instead of walking or cycling .
If you look at the average( NOT ALL) big persons trolley it is full of junk food , fizzy drink etc ,
The average slim person has more fruit, vegies etc in theirs .......
Some do have health problems and just cannot help it.
Junk food convenience, stress, laziness, chemicals in the food, temptations,taste, depression, fast paced life - no time for sit-down dinners with family as a genral rule, health problems, and once they become obese it is hard to lose all that weight which is more depressing.,dollar menus - are several reasons I thought of that are causing this problem.
A combination of all three. I stated in one my hubs that we are one generation away from an entire race of useless whining children that have no other skill other than iphones and xboxes. As a society very few value their health, we've known smoking kills for 50 years now, yet it's as popular as ever. We understand that the human body only requires about 2000 calories a day to thrive, yet we will consume that and more in one meal. We have lost our moral compass, we no longer treat our bodies as temples, instead as playgrounds.
The better question is why is it surprising. We trash our planet, why wouldn't we trash our bodies as well?
This is due to the increased portion size. The size of a burger, fries and a coke has doubled since the 1950's. Also, many more ready to eat foods are available at the grocery stores. These are filled with sugars and fats. Unlike buying and preparing fresh foods. Prepared foods also have been the culprit of adding extra carbohydrates into the American diet making us fatter. Plus, many Americans watch way too much TV and play video games instead of exercising.
McDonald's generation. Toxins in our food supply. Processed foods. etc.
Because we are so busy in our lives that we forget about home cooked family meals and quality times. It seems so much easier to go through the drive through and get a 1200 calory burger!
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