One of my Grandmothers was on the large side of cuddly. As children we never judged her for her shape or size. She was as thin as her seven sisters in her wedding pics. If we are seeking explanation, back in the 50’s and 60’s there was minimal junk food as we know it today.
There are numerous no blame explanations for why we are the shape we are. Medical conditions including mental health are big factors. Society and the work environment have altered, some say to our detriment. Our individual ability to cope is continually challenged. Addiction has many forms, with marketing of fast food just one of many that add the kiloJoules on the dietary cake.
The current KFC promotion of a serve of fat loaded fried chicken and potato starch just one in your face message as their product offers to solve your problem. ‘I don’t care’ by KFC is as evil as they come, IMO. Every box or bucket should come with graphic photos illustrating what over eating and poor food choices does to our bodies. Big Tobacco is not the only elephant in the room. Apologies to all those who believe fast food is essential for local sporting sponsorships and keeping younger Australians in low paid work.
Sometimes the only thing we need to change is our environment. Easier said than done when the standards for fast food advertising are outside the influence of the average consumer.