Why do we eat unhealthy?
So here's a question: why is it so hard to eat healthy? Why do some people have to struggle so much with it, while it comes more or less naturally to others?
Are there social or socioeconomic factors, like peer pressure or upbringing? Does it have to do with sense of self worth or confidence? Is there such a thing as sugar addiction, or is it a cognitive behavior that makes some people go for the short term reward that comes from eating while others can easily focus on longterm goals and wellbeing? Does it have to do with unhealthy food options surrounding us all the time, and some people finding it harder to say no? How come some can have a cheat day while others immediately resort to binge eating and falling back into old habits just from having a single piece of chocolate? Or is it something completely else?
Please discuss in groups. :)
Well for me if i eat unhealthy its mostly because i don't have time. I have a family to cook for so making seperate meals for me is time consuming.
Then as well because eating healthy is more expensive.
And lastly bad food just tastes so good
I think genetics and dna actually play a role in this. Also your personal upbringing and metabolism. But genetics do play a part
Speaking from my own point of view, when I was growing up, we were really poor...I was never "skinny" because my parents had to buy the cheapest food that they could to survive. Eating that way for so long makes you acquire a taste for it. I used to say all the time "when I move out, I'm never buying junk food again!" But it's not that easy. I've finally gotten to the point in my life where I feel like I can change this. My mouth still waters when I'm standing in line at walmart at all the candy at the registers but I finally know how to say no. If someone is determined to make a change, there is only one option. Put the snickers down and keep moving sister! Lol
Keep on sharing your thoughts! It's really interesting to see what theories you all have. :)
To help maintain our temples heathy and energetic.
As Hannah pointed it out, it is different for each person. For me, it is very easy to say no to the snickers at the register when grocery shopping. At the same time, I have a high metabolic rate so I can get away with it for now once or twice a week. :)
However, I do keep tabs on my spending habits so that helps me from having too many cheat days.
I miss read the question. Sorry typo my actual answer would be because we are lazy and don't want to be accountable, some don't have much, and other's don't know.
Unhealthy food is so delicious... Yummmm
Also the availability and promotion. Did you ever see a commercial of a food chain serving a healthy bowl of salads?