Daily Archives: October 4, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama has been on a crusade to slim down the country, some restaurants have started listing calories on their menus and Americans keep saying that they want to eat healthy.
But when they eat out, Americans order burgers and fries anyway, it has been revealed.
‘If I wanted something healthy, I would not even stop in at McDonald’s,’ says Jonathan Ryfiak, 24, a New York trapeze instructor who watches his diet at home but orders comfort foods like chicken nuggets and fries when he hits a fast-food joint.
In a country where more than two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese, food choices are often made on impulse, not intellect.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2044798/People-say-want-healthy-options-order-burgers-time.html#ixzz1ZnoQSWAl
Of course there is a reason for this and what’s drives people to make these choices. The issue is that the vast majority of people are addicted to sugar, not fat!
Fat is not the issue and therefore not the bad guy. Carbohydrates are as well in their simplest form, they are nothing more than Sugar! This is what all carbohydrates effectively end up becoming when consumed.
It’s the carbohydrates in these fast food options that people crave and processed (fast) food has lots of it, including the even more in the oil it’s cooked in. Take the burger, first of all the bread bun…view this as one big block of sugar, then we come to the burger itself, if it was all meat and fat, this would be great but it isn’t. A considerable percentage is again more carbohydrate. Then we move onto the coatings, batter’s and potato fries which are worse still, causing a huge rise in blood sugar levels and chemical imbalance resulting in storage of all these carb’s as fat.
It doesn’t stop there either as many of these foods actually block the production of other hormones normally produced to tell your brain your full and should eat no more. It’s lose lose everywhere you look.
So fundamentally, it’s sugar that people are getting their fix of when visiting McDonald’s etc. and not fat!
There is hope however, once free of the craving for sugar, you will find that it is still possible to get it in it’s natural form from foods. These are of course things like fruit and vegetables which contain differing levels of natural sugars in manageable quantities…These are the ‘healthy’ options McDonald’s can’t sell, hardly surprising when you consider people’s addiction to sugar, given the high levels of refined carbohydrate present in the alternatives.
Real food is the way forward, food picked from the tree, pulled from the ground, extensively farmed or even better still hunted in it’s natural state, (though granted, this option is not going to feed the masses it is the gourmet option).