Have you ever wondered why Americans eat so much? Well, the food industry is one reason and a crucial one I’d wish to discuss. the expansion of the food industry has made high-fat, inexpensive meals available throughout the planet , and larger size has become a serious point . McDonald’s sells the large Mac, Wendy’s offers the large Classic, and Burger King pushes the Whopper. does one notice anything similar with the names of those burgers? an outsized coke at the most fast-food restaurants is now 32 ounces and 310 calories and at just one occasion not too way back was just 12 ounces and 180 calories. If fact 20 years ago kids drank a mean of 8 ounces of soda each day ; today they drink a mean of 24 ounces a day. The food abundance we’re surrounded with has secured a spot in your mind, causing intense cravings and compulsions, and you want to do something about it.
Astonishingly, a 12-ounce can of soda contains 8 to 10 teaspoons of sugar and lots of teenagers consume as many as 7 cans each day , which equals nearly 1000 empty calories and 60 teaspoons of sugar. do this on for size: kids today drink almost twice the quantity of soda as they are doing milk.
To make matters worse, the fast-food industry makes promotional links with leading toy makers, making a gift of simple toys with their kids’ meals and selling higher profile toys at a reduction . It’s an ingenious thanks to target kids, and a successful toy promotion can double or triple the weekly sales volume of children’s meals. Did you recognize that the second most recognized fictitious character is Ronald McDonald, second only to Santa Claus? Ninety-six percent of yank school children can identify Ronald McDonald before they will recognize their own name! Doesn’t that tell you something?
The fast-food industry spends about 33 billion dollars a year on advertising and most of it's done subliminally, meaning that the messages affect you without your conscious awareness; without you knowing it. you'll notice the contents of a billboard , but they are going right over your head and infect your subconscious with a “virus.” the aim of advertising is to hit you where it hurts -- emotionally. Recently, I watched a specific fast-food commercial showing a mom and young daughter eating burgers and fries. It seemed innocent enough, but here’s what the important message was: The mother was wearing a suit together with her briefcase, and therefore the lass told her mom that she appreciated spending quality time like this together with her . The mom guiltily checked out her daughter while both of them smiled and ate their french-fried potatoes . A working mother watching this commercial would have subconsciously absorbed this message, felt guilty without even realizing it, and maybe paid a visit to the nutriment restaurant without consciously knowing the important reason.