I was looking at earlier posts in this thread.I recently read an article about why we "miss" these products:
The food America is served is biologically addictive. Because of this, willpower is that much more difficult to control.
The food industry deliberately creates addictive products (nearly 600,000) and lies about the science behind it.
The food environment is toxic and the food industry pretends to be part of the solution while actually making us sicker and fatter.
Government and “independent” professional organizations like the American Nutrition and Dietetic Association (AND) are corrupted by food industry money.
Obesity and chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease, cancer) are contagious, and we need a public health campaign, policy changes, and community-based solutions to cure them. -
See more at: http://www.chopra.com/ccl/its-not-your-fault-youre-fat
Jan, You nailed it.
Food in EE UU is psychological warfare on a person's palate.