College student Mehedi Hasan (pseudonym) was scrolling the newsfeed on Facebook at 10:00pm. Suddenly, he saw the latest video of some famous food vloggers of Bangladesh. They took the challenge to finish a burger weighed 3 kg. With proper calculation, it was found that with the same price, it is possible to buy regular size burgers of same quantity with better quality. Despite that, Mehedi had a look throughout the whole news feed and found many more people taking up this burger challenge. It becomes clear
- Quitting junk food isn’t something you can accomplish overnight.
- Start by cutting out one food or drink that makes you feel out of control.
- Set an alarm or establish a replacement behavior to get ahead of your regular cravings.
Most processed foods are designed to be addictive — even more so than drugs and alcohol in some cases, award-winning journalist Michael Moss explains in his latest book, “Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions.”
In “Hooked,” Moss unpacks the insidious ways food companies play to our most basic urges surrounding what