YOU CAN'T EAT JUST ONE
Sixty eight percent of the American people are obese or overweight. Most of us don't exercise. We drive cars whenever we want to go someplace. We drive to the convenience store, even if it’s just a few blocks away. Americans don't walk much.
A new book on the market details how snack foods are purposely manufactured to make you want to eat more of them. The biggest offender is potato chips. More people fatten up on potato chips than just about any other crunchy product.
Potato chips are made with sugar, fats, and salts. The sugar comes from the starch of the potato. Fats are added for flavor and texture. Salt excites the taste buds on your tongue, making you want to eat more of them. Eating potato chips will pack on more pounds in a year than any other highly processed food. Women especially are prone to overindulge on potato chips.
Potato chips put on weight because of the fats and sugars they contain. You'd think that just a single fried potato chip might not be unhealthy for anyone. After all, it's a vegetable so how bad can it be?
Take a look at the serving size on the product and use that as a guide to how many fats, carbs, sugars, and salts you're consuming. Also pay attention to how many calories come from fat. Most potato chips derive their calories from fat. If the serving size says one hundred and fifty calories, ninety percent of those calories could come from fat.
Potato chips are designed to appeal to the human diet. You get a rush of salt on your tongue, then the crunch of fats which make them taste good, and finally a sugar high that makes you want to eat more than just one. Who opens a bag of chips and only eats one chip?
The processed foods we eat are specifically formulated to make us want to eat more of them. They excite every facet of the human tasting experience, from your tongue to your tummy, you can't eat just one. The people who make the potato chips know that and now you do too.