“I don’t care what’s in it. I just like the way it tastes.”
Have you ever heard those words or said them yourself? I certainly have. There have been numerous occasions I am ashamed to recall, where I knew I should have looked at that label, but I didn’t. Why? Well, you know why! But for those of you who don’t know why, the reason is this: I didn’t want to learn exactly what I was eating (the fat, calories, sodium, additives and other junk)because I knew that if the ingredients were bad, I wouldn’t want to eat that thing anymore. I wanted to stay in the dark about the facts so I could continue with my bad behavior and enjoy that thing.
What I know now is that learning about the substances I put into my body is a positive thing. The knowledge I glean can help me make more nutritionally sound choices, I will be healthier for life and feel better, too. But if I still choose to eat the bad stuff, well, at least I know what I am feeding my body.
If you would like to know more about the impact fast food has on your body for example, you can easily obtain this information. There is much evidence about the negative long-term impact it has on one’s health, and you can find out in different ways (labels in the restaurant, Google, blogs or other dietary websites).
And while we’re on the topic of fast food, a very entertaining book about this topic is, Chew On This: Everything You Don’t Want To Know About Fast Food, by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson. And a DVD you won’t want to miss is “Super-Size Me”.
Food quality and good nutrition are not things fast food restaurants are known for. You may be shocked at how this food is processed along with all the artificial flavors and colors added to it. If you really love your fast food but know it isn’t good for you, then try to cut it back by just one time per week. So if you go 4 times, you will only go 3. Then go from 3 to 2, and so on. You will find that over time, you will lose your desire for it and feel so much better.