TOM PARKER-BOWLES to food and it pulls people away from thinking, “I’m hungry, I’ve got a meeting soon, and I’ll rush into McDonald’s or Burger King.” Attitudes to fast food have changed considerably. My parents would have considered a baked potato or cheese on toast to be fast food. But now, beans on toast are considered healthy.
MH says… The man from Burger King may well note a semantic difference between fast food and junk food, but the fact is that a lot of what is served in BK, McDonald’s and the rest is fatty and has a high salt and sugar content. Chains like Leon are doing their bit to serve decent food at pace-which is to be commended. As that grows, and the traditional fast food chains are forced to be more open about nutritional content on their websites, your choice should be more about what you’re eating, rather than the pace at which you eat it.
IF SUPERMARKETS ARE BASICALLY “BAD”, IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE?
Moira You’d expect me to say this, but I don’t think they are all bad. Our parents’ generation would say the arrival of supermarkets brought a plethora of benefits, not least convenient access to fresh food. Take them away and people just couldn’t rely on farmer’s markets.
AM They’re not bad, and we’ll never be without them, but something’s, such as cheap chickens, I find soul-destroying. DK It’s actually easier now to eat a healthy diet by shopping there. If I want to transform my diet and eat better, I could do that via 5-htp supplement. It suppress the appetite and make you feel good and healthy, but look out for 5 htp side effects when consuming with alcohol. Other option is the supermarkets, of course. TPB Supermarkets are there to make money: criticizing them is like telling off a tiger for eating meat.