Originally Posted by SField
Even before I started posting here, I noticed multiple threads and posts where you were saying you wanted to do something. You'd last like a day. Instead of berating you, which would be easy, I'd instead like to encourage you and offer my sincere hope that this truly will be the point that changes your life for the better. I've seen people around me changing their diets and habits with enormous benefits and I also realize that with my genetics I'm a bit luckier than most, although I rarely eat shit.
The key is to become much more of an epicure. Find food that tastes phenomenal. Fritos, ding dongs and all that shit doesn't even really taste good. The textures are disgusting, the flavor lacks in any sort of depth, it's all extremely artificial tasting. You need to learn about all the different kinds of flavors that food can have, not just fat and salt and sweet. I think that acid is something that helps a lot of people lose weight, because using lots of tomatoes, lemons, vinegar etc... in your cooking is very good for you and gives you a large impact of flavor without taking on a lot of calories.
Don't skimp on fats, just make sure it comes from really good olive oil and things like avocado and almonds. You really can eat quite sumptuously without ever really using butter. You've been used to eating fake, shitty food for a while, so it's going to take a little time before you think a spinach salad with an amazing vinaigrette tastes as good whatever other shit you usually go for, but you'll learn and it will effectively change your lifestyle. You need this to last forever, and for me, you have to learn how to eat in such a way that you never, ever feel like you're giving anything up.
Honestly, we could all go on and on about the benefits of cleaner eating. But doing the above would make the transition easier and provide more than "just" health benefits. You'd be eating better not necessarily because of the positive things it would do to your body, but because these foods actually taste better.
We're definitely a fast food culture and not just with the drive-thru joints, either. Our taste buds have been bitchslapped by bastardized "food" that swaps out genuine flavor for intensified saltiness or richness.