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Compulsive Eating Habits in a Fast Food Society

Compulsive Eating Habits

Most teenagers don’t know how to prepare a healthy meal. This is why they run to fast food restaurants, or grab junk food from supermarkets. I personally have habits such as these in my daily routine.

For example, when I come home from school, I don’t look in the refrigerator for some fruits or vegetables. Instead, I go straight for the potato chips, cupcakes, or whatever junk food is available. Whenever I leave the house to go to work, I grab a bag of chips instead of an apple, or strawberries.

I believe most teenagers have these compulsive eating habits because we are not taught how to cook for ourselves, and we are trained to love anything that requires minimal work to prepare and that is ready for us to munch on, right away. Some of the things I could do to break my compulsive eating habits are:

Research with a doctor, or on the internet, how to prepare healthy foods. Additionally, I would learn where to buy ingredients or prepared meals.

Talk to my parents about not buying any type of junk food so I don’t have the temptation of going in the refrigerator and eating it. Junk food really messes up our metabolism; the obesity rate for teenagers in the United States is ridiculous.

I will also try to explain to my friends that junk food is really bad for our bodies, and that we need to find substitutes that are healthier.

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