“Not until you finish your vegetables…”
We’ve all heard it. The reward may have been different…dessert (assuming it was worth it), television, going back outside to play with your friends…different rewards, but the same idea.
Sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to, but getting what we want is one hell of a motivator.
In a perfect world (probably created by Hidden Valley) everyone would love eating healthy, and occasionally give in to the fried greasy stuff that we all love so much.
Of course, this world is far from perfect, and some diets are far from healthy, and some city governments have decided that’s their problem.
Regulations include banning trans-fats bans and requiring calories to be posted (a horrible, horrible rule). Offenders are fined.
I’m all for encouraging people to eat healthy, but legally giving them no choice. Seems a little sketchy.
Plus, what’s the point of doing the right thing, if we don’t get to cheat a little later?
Not to mention that everyone knows that forbidding something only makes it more attractive. You’re at risk for creating a black-market of fried goods.
Fries and chips being smuggled under broccoli. Speakeasy’s full of people getting their donut fix. It’s a slippery slope my friends.
“States Fight Back Against City Laws on Unhealthy Food”: TIME