I really don’t… However, what you need to know is that they over-salt things, they over-sugar things, they over-MSG things so that you keep coming back. They want your taste buds under their control, addicted to what it is they have to offer you. It’s a brilliant strategy. Don’t believe me? Read the book Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss for all the gory details.
I understand that It’s much easier to let others prepare your foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner or to buy food where its fast, where its convenient. Convenience, unfortunately, isn’t always best. Do yourself a favour, drive by the drive the thru and put back the pre-packaged food. There is no value in an extra value meal so don’t cut out the coupon. Pick up a healthy recipe book, cook in bulk and make your own foods. These precise actions put you in control by automatically getting you to avoid the unnecessary salt, sugar and MSG.
While giving a health talk to group of people, we discussed the ill effects of fast foods and so-called “convenience” foods. During this point in the talk, a women stood up an interrupted me mid-sentence by saying some of the most powerful words I’d ever heard from an audience attendee:
“It’s an inconvenience to have a stroke, it’s an inconvenience to have a heart attack, it’s an inconvenience to have…”.
I think you get point! So the next time you think about convenience food, think about all of the inconveniences that come with it.