There is more and more talk about food addictions in todays society. Unfortunately this will continue since there is so much junk available for us to eat. Everywhere I turn there is a McDonalds or a Wendy's or some sort of fast way to eat food in a hurry.
The chemicals they add to these foods are highly addictive, and leave us wanting more. Its not just in fast food, its in chips, pop, candy, cookies, everything that we know are bad for us but we keep eating more and more of these foods.
We need to realize THIS IS NOT REAL FOOD!
You may feel good at the time that you are eating this food, but just like in the movie "Supersize Me", these chemical-filled foods will just have us wanting more and more everytime we eat it. We feel good while we eat it, then afterwards we feel sick and depressed. After a while, just like in this movie, weight gain and high blood pressure starts creeping up on us. Along with these fun side effects, obesity and diabetes could be around the corner.
The harsh side effects of diabetes is brutal, and I bet a lot of people don't even know what type 2 diabetes is. Here is a run down...
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type and nearly 80% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. In type 2 diabetes, the patient usually has a condition called insulin resistance, in which the pancreas produces enough insulin, but the body cannot use the insulin properly. This results in glucose building up in the blood. The symptoms may develop gradually, including nausea, fatigue, excessive thirst and urination, frequent infections, blurred vision, weight loss, and slow healing of infections.
Over time, high blood glucose levels can cause complications such as blindness, heart disease, kidney problems, nerve damage and erectile dysfunction. Fortunately, good diabetes care and management can prevent or delay the onset of these complications.
We all get lazy when it comes to food, but I rather get lazy with a can of tuna or scrambled eggs then put that other garbage in my body. I enjoy feeling and looking healthy, and I wouldn't sacrifice my body so I can eat pizza, french fries and ice cream everyday.
Sometimes food addictions come from being depressed. Sometimes these people don't even realize that they are depressed and sabotaging their health and bodies by eating bad food just so they can feel better for a short amount of time. Its unfortunate because a lot of these people will continue on and never seek the help that they need, and will never talk about it with anyone.
Its time that we all take control of food, and not allow food to take control of us. Ask yourself "what am I going to gain when I eat this bag of chips?" Will you survive if you don't eat that pint of ice cream? Yes you will, and most likely you will add a few years to your life if you don't eat this junk.