We all know that people are eating a lot of fast food, and in many cases a lot more than they should! In fact, some experts recommend no fast food at all, as it virtually isn’t going to do your body any favours – even if you are choosing the so-called “healthy” options on the menu. It appears that the health conscious community is growing, so surely this number has gone down, right?
Well, actually not! I’m from a very small town in Northern British Columbia, and when I heard that a Burger King was opening I was in complete shock. I just didn’t realize that these restaurant franchises were still on the upward climb and that people were choosing to eat this food enough to make it worthwhile for companies to continue opening new locations.
I guess because of the way I have been eating over the past several years I’ve been living in a bit of a bubble and have been unaware of what everyone else is up to!
I decided to look into this a bit more and find out just how much fast food is still being consumed on a regular basis, worldwide.
Alarming Statistics About Fast Food In America
The issue that I find the most troubling about these statistics is that in this day and age it is basically common knowledge that fast food is not good for you to consume and could actually be the cause of numerous health problems that are most prevalent today. If you are someone who eats fast food out of convenience, there are other alternatives. If it is that it’s all you can afford, then I’m curious about what you will do when you end up with an expensive visit to the hospital that in turn will cost a lot more. Sometimes a change in perspective is all you need. A good question to ask yourself is how much do you care about yourself? What is your life worth to you? Putting in some extra effort to prepare meals ahead of time for yourself and if you have a family can go along way.
How You Can Quit Fast Food
Here are some simple steps you can take to quit your addiction to fast food, and start making healthier choices for yourself, or your family.
Just know, this will take some extra effort, but when you consider your health, it is totally worth it! You just have to make it a routine and eventually your taste buds will go back to normal and you won’t be craving the fat, refined sugars and starch as much. There is a very good chance you will feel a lot more energized as well, which will give you extra motivation to keep it up!
If you do eat fast food once in a while it’s not the end of the world, but I can say from experience that the less you eat it, the less you want it. Eventually, the thought of it may even repulse you. Hopefully, if this keeps happening we will see some of those numbers in the statistics mentioned above drop big-time!