Think about your favorite food. Now, imagine being stranded on an island and having just that to eat. At first, it would be a dream come true, but after a while, you might begin to hate it. Despite this, since you will get hungry, your body will still want the food because it knows that you need it to survive.
A cornerstone of an addiction is wanting what you are addicted to and not being able to stop, despite no longer enjoying it. This explains why individuals suffering from addiction often relapse despite their best efforts to curb their addiction. They realize that they don’t enjoy it anymore and that they shouldn’t continue, and yet they cannot help themselves.
To remedy this, there would likely be policy changes such as implementation of sugar and fat taxes (like we have for nicotine and alcohol) and maybe even some banned foods if they were deemed too addictive or fattening.
There may also be restrictions on unhealthy food advertisements, specifically those targeting youths. It would be quite a different world from the one in which we are living today and our relationship with food would be revolutionized.
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