You Versus Junk Food (And Why You Can't Stop Eating It)

Ever feel like you can't stop eating junk food?

It's because you can't, biologically speaking.

An amazing piece in the New York Times Magazine details how America's biggest food companies employ the top chemists, marketers, and mathematicians to create foods that you're hardwired to crave.

So what's the trifecta of addictive ingredients?

  • salt
  • sugar
  • fat

Here's more from the article:

"So why are the diabetes and obesity and hypertension numbers still spiraling out of control? It’s not just a matter of poor willpower on the part of the consumer and a give-the-people-what-they-want attitude on the part of the food manufacturers. What I found, over four years of research and reporting, was a conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive."

You can read the whole thing here. It's worth a read.

What do you think? How do you avoid eating too much junk food?

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