If you want to be remotely healthy, don’t eat junk food. It’s that simple. Because it’s really not worth it (oh but it is, sometimes) when you try to burn off all those bad calories you just ate. Think about the exercise! Think about the weights! Think about the cardio! Think about all that when you’re about to eat a Big Mac and Fries because you need about an hour and a half of cardio or two hours of weights to whip that out your system.
Calorie counters do not combat sustenance, they combat gluttony. We are inundated with so much food in our day-to-day lives that it’s hard to give our body exactly what it needs rather than overconsuming. Junk food is particularly good at supplying calories. If you let your body follow its own will, you’ll consume your daily allowance of calories easily. Even when you’re trying to control your calorie intake, we typically overconsume. We’re meant to eat as much as possible in the wild, when food was scarce and we ran 30 miles a day. Now it isn’t, we don’t, and our brains don’t quite get that…
The 400 burgers on sale had all been snapped up by the end of lunchtime as students happily ordered an insect-burger costing the average price of the ‘menu du jour’. Students’ reactions were encouraging. One economics student described them as “a bit like a vegetarian burger, but still more like a real hamburger.”
To produce the same amount of protein, insects require twelve times fewer nutrients than beef and half as many as chicken. Meat production also uses huge quantities of water compared to insect-meat burger production. Currently, 70% of land reserved for livestock goes towards actual meat production, which produces 20% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.