Time to think twice?
I don't know about you, but if I had to pay for my medical care, as many people around the world do, I reckon I would think twice about what I did with my life.
I already pay for dental care, eye tests and spectacles and my podiatrist. I have restricted mobility in my knee and hip joints but I've still walked four Half Marathons and the length of both the Champs Elysees and Broadway without lasting problems.
I tend not to eat that much junk food - even my pizzas are home made these days. I like a bag of crisps/chips as much as the next person, but I generally only have them at weekends or when my hormones are requiring me to have a packet. Chips/fries were once a weekly treat. Now, I only eat them if I hit up Burger King at work on Fridays, or the odd occasional time we eat out or visit the fish shop. I'll eat biscuits/cookies too, but tend to have them in the form of breakfast biscuits rather than cookies.
My one weakness is wine . I do like a drink, especially at the weekend.
I don't buy this idea that it is cheaper to eat junk food than it is to prepare and cook a meal . It takes more time, but it isn't cheaper. It's also disgustingly bad for your health and leads you towards all kinds of nastinesses (obesity, diabetes, circulation issues, digestive problems, potentially cancer through lack of fibre...) If you don't believe me, just type 'side effects of junk food' into your search engine. Or, alternatively, just look at this article from the BBC , which shows the effect of a junk food diet on a small dog, as well as how he looks now after two years of sensible eating and exercise.
Now tell me you'd rather not put your own body through that - and have to pay for the privilege.
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