40 years of faulty wiring

Food, Food, Food…..Subliminal Tricks and Traps to Whet Your Junk Food Appetite

Of course it doesn’t have to be that way but fast-food advertising and convenience of hitting the drive-thru to grab your pre-cooked food, certainly makes it difficult to refrain from eating it.  Everywhere you go there’s a visual lure into the land of junk food: that familiar golden M, Burger King’s ugly king (that somehow never fails to hinder people from walking through the door), Wendy’s winking redhead.  They make a show of offering nutritious alternatives to alleviate adult guilt but how many people actually indulge in a salad or a bowl of chili?  From what I’ve observed not too many. watch Inside Edition Subliminal McDs Ad Busters

Normally, people already know what they’re going to order before they arrive at their choice of junk food junction.  I’ll have the usual grease-ridden fries and 5,000,000 calorie Big Mac, thanks.  Oh and a chocolate milkshake to wash that down. No one’s mouth is watering over ordering a thai chicken salad or a grilled chicken wrap without the fatty sauce they wrap it in. I love how McD’s alleviates people’s guilt while at the same time offering a “healthy” sandwich with the alternative of a deep-fried 5-oz hunk of chicken.  I mean, what’s the point?

These truly are demon-foods, dead, non-nutritional.  perhaps that’s why so many of us feel guilty after we shovel that shit, later thinking why did I eat that? We all do it.  I’m no saint either and I’m certainly not pointing fingers.  I’m pointing fingers at the junk food aficionados who undermine people’s health and rake in a profit doing so. Hey, I know it’s a personal choice but that visual advertising is a killer.  Visuals in fact are the most successful human stimulus. Aroma is believed to be second but not according to stats gathered by the Seoul International Colour Expo 2004: watch Pepsi Logo Scandal Exposed

  1. 92.6 percent said that they put most importance on visual factors when purchasing products.
  2. Only 5.6 percent said that the physical feel via the sense of touch was most important.
  3. Hearing and smell each drew 0.9 percent

As the rather bezerk yet sometimes amazingly accurate Charlie Sheen once said, “the numbers don’t lie.”

When asked to approximate the importance of color when buying products, 84.7 percent of the total respondents think that color accounts for more than half among the various factors important for choosing products. It’s no accident that M is bright yellow, a colour associated with happiness and joy. Red whets the appetite and encourages people to eat, hence Wendy’s adorable red braids. Orange is the colour most people feel ambiguous about; small wonder most junk food corporations avoid it like the plague. The psychology of visual advertising, although subliminal for most people, is brilliant in its function. watch the psychology of colour

Having said all that, I do concede that people who sue junk food junctions because they have become “addicted” to chemicals in their food are about as mad as Sheen.  In spite of the aforementioned power over the human mind, it still remains a free choice to walk through the doors of McD’s or KFC.  Perhaps these “victims” of addiction seek to recover the thousands of dollars they have spent on fast foods over the years.  Certainly no one is buying into the addiction story. watch I eat 33,000 calories a day

Ever noticed that after gorging yourself with junk food it only takes a few hours and you’re hungry again?  Probably because your body is craving the nutrients you didn’t receive when eating deep-fried crap.  However, when you indulge in nutrient-dense, guilt-free foods, such as fruits, lean meats, protein, healthy fats, dairy products, vegetables, broth-based soups, it takes a lot longer to work up your appetite. Foods that are packed in nutrients, including vitamins, healthy fats and natural sugars tend to fill the tummy a lot longer than junk, that merely stretches it. watch healthy food that fills you up

Please understand I am not an advocate of “getting skinny“. I don’t like that putrid “Skinny Bitch” series. watch 1000 ways to die boot camp There is some reasonable advice in there but the concept of being skinny, especially to make others envy you, is wrong on so many levels. This isn’t about skinny.  It’s about your beautiful and your health and well-being.  for a laugh, watch skinny bitches chick comedy

It’s easy enough to avoid temptation: pack pre-made healthy snacks and lunches and leave your cash at home so you can’t run out and buy demon-food. Avoid driving (or biking) the route home that you know has a McD’s and a KFC along the way. That’s the easiest way to save money and exercise (pun) self-discipline. Get an “audiotape” running through your head and arm yourself with it every time you leave the house: junk food is gross; I deserve better….or some such thing. I have a CD I play on my laptop at night that talks about eating nutritious foods and enjoying exercise.  I fall asleep to it while the male voice croons on and on.  It’s a great way to train the brain. watch paul mckenna i can make you thin


July 14, 2012 - Posted by | Education, Health and Wellness, Human Biology, Human psychology, Pop Culture | , , , , , , , , ,

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