Are Your Childhood Desires Making You Sick and Fat?

July 1, 2014 7:01 PM

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Are Your Childhood Desires Making You Sick and Fat?

Ever wonder why two-thirds of all adults in the United States are overweight, if not dangerously obese? Starting from your first cartoon and continuing through your teenage years, you've been bombarded by creative junk food ads pushing high-calorie, low-nutrition fast food and snacks. You've been told from birth that you can eat anything at any time, stay up late, and hit the drive-through after midnight. As you get older, the beer commercials overtake you, and just like those fast food ads, the alcohol companies overwhelmingly connect you with attributes particularly important to your youth -- such as friendship, prestige, sex appeal, and fun.

Your long-term childhood exposure to these campaigns encouraged and capitalized on your appetite for immediate gratification at the expense of your long-term health. Now, as an adult, you're likely hooked and addicted to lifestyle choices of unhealthy food, alcohol, and late night sleep deprivation....

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