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I've also heard that they put chemicals in there food that make people become addicted to certain foods.
While I don't think I was literally starving despite my obesity, I do believe that I was starving for nutrients.
Originally posted by cbianchi513
Being FAT (not the more "pc" obese, mind you) is a CHOICE. That's right- people choose to be fat, or more accurately- choose not to be fit.
I know I'm going to catch a raft of something for this... Here goes.
It only takes a bit of discipline and prior planning to construct a healthy, low fat menu on your own. My wife and I usually do this as we are shopping for our groceries weekly. We stop at the butcher counter and talk about what we'll eat through the week, what sides, and so forth. Usually every bit of produce we buy is fresh as well. The only freezer items we may buy is a guilty pleasure: ice cream. We seldom eat fast food, and we seldom go "out" to eat. We don't like what the various venues have to offer.
The problem starts with parents and continues with kids. Americans are always "hurry hurry" about everything. I even had a high school teacher comment on it 15 years ago. He called us "the microwave generation". Now I can't totally detract from the values of the microwave, but I can tell you that (based on personal observation) a person's body fat index is directly proportionate to the amount of actual cooking that one does in the microwave.
Fat people are generally fat due to sloth and gluttony. Last time I checked, those two items were on the "deadly sins" list.
Have fun roasting in hell, fatties!
Seriously, all it really takes is a little time management, discipline, and motivation. The rest will fall into place with experience, and it's actually more frugal to cook for yourself.