Last night I walked down Marylebone High Street, London. Every two yards there was another place to eat, a Pain Quotidien, a cafe, an epicerie, a Costa Coffee and a cake shop from heaven. People were eating as they walked along the street.
20 years ago I walked down the same street and every 100 yards there was a place to eat and very few people ate as they walked.
40 years ago I walked down Marylebone High Street. There were no places to eat, lots of other shops and no one ate as they walked.
They assume that people who gain weight are weak willed. On the contrary, people who keep their weight stable have to work really hard 24 hours a day 7 days a week to avoid - like bouncing bagatelles- the food they see around them saying "eat me now, you will feel nice, I will give you a lift, you don't need to be hungry -you just need to be wanting a bit of fun and what's the harm in that".
On top of that are the dangers that we can't see; the men who made us fat have inserted them quietly into the food we eat. Corn syrup, tastes so nice but it is food that our body cannot deal with properly. Relax, have a beer, or a bit of ketchup on your chips. It will make you fat while it makes them rich.
Going shopping? Have a packet of crisps, it will reward you for doing all that hard work. They made it big so you would spend more money and feel virtuous because you hadn't bought 2. They knew that you would eat it all up in one go because thats what people do. And while you were scoffing, it made them rich.
Did you know that the food industry has blackmailed, denigrated, rubbished and possibly even murdered the people who wanted to tell you the truth? They have bought or crushed the politicians who could have done something about this. They wanted to make you fat so that you would need what they had to sell you.
And everyone is frightened of taking them on. See that bag of treat sized chocs? See that double caramel flavoured frappucino? JUST SAY NO.