Chaats are considered fast food

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We pay so much attention to our diet - and yet on the weekend night after the party, a burger tastes so much better than a homemade pan of vegetables. What this mentality does to us, we clarify in the age of 21 and over.

Fast food is bad for the climate, unhealthy and potentially addictive. Nevertheless, we long for quickly prepared, mostly unhealthy food, especially on weekends - because fast food is and will remain delicious.

According to a survey by the Department of Food this year, nine out of ten respondents said that their health was important when eating. At the same time, the demand for ready meals is increasing.

Fast food is and will always be delicious

There is a name for the behavior of not being so strict about healthy eating for once: On Cheat Day, you cheat excessively on the strict nutrition plan, for example with piles of chips. The term is particularly popular on Instagram and Cheat Days are even practiced by fitness YouTubers.

For example, at Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, a Cheat Day looks like this:

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This behavior can be explained scientifically: Nutritional psychologist Katja Kröller says: When we crave fast food, it is not the body that is missing something, but the psyche.

"Food is something very emotional."
Nutritional psychologist Katja Kröller

This is because we often associate a negative, conscientious feeling with healthy food, says nutritionist Frédéric Letzner: "The association healthy is not particularly sexy. "How we can change that, we examine together in the podcast.

Food blogger Sandra writes regularly about her passion for healthy food, but also tends to have "eating flashes", as she calls it herself. She documents exactly what she eats on Instagram and YouTube. For Sandra it is part of her credibility to photograph everything that is unhealthy.

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