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Are Food Delivery Apps Making Us Fat?
By: Greg Dorn
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For as long as there’s been man, man has been hungry. History has shown that we have adapted to our environments and constructed more efficient tactics to feed our cravings. When all we had were our instincts and a spear, hunting became our primary method. We then learned the concept of goods and services, allowing us to walk the streets and purchase our food at stands. Food stands eventually evolved into enclosed establishments, or as we know them today, restaurants. For this dining experience to take place, we had to leave our dwellings for the meal. When cars entered the picture, we obtained the ability to dine at restaurants both far and wide. Even when delivery first became an option, we still had to somehow obtain a physical menu, pick up the phone, and place our order. Long story short, we have always had to exert some sort of effort in order to eat, and therefore survive.
 
Now, we have food delivery apps. Any meal of your choosing can be at your doorstep with a couple of taps on your phone. No energy is needed. No effort required. Heck, you don’t even need to put on pants. It has become so easy to get food from the restaurant to our stomachs, we don’t even think twice when that craving hits. For those looking to stay fit and shed some pounds, this can spell trouble.
 
The obesity epidemic in our country continues to be a major problem. Our First Lady, Michelle Obama, has made it a personal mission to get our nation on the fast track to healthy eating. And as we know, healthy eating not only involves the kinds of food we eat, but the portions we consume and the time of day at which we do it. Unfortunately, the GrubHub app on your iPhone proves to be a major hurdle in our fight against obesity.
 
We’ve come a long way from the days of our hunting ancestors. When their hunger pangs hit, they had to earn their dinner. I’m certainly not an expert on prehistoric times, but I’m pretty confident they didn’t go hunt when the midnight munchies came knocking. Furthermore, we never called back our take-out joints or drove back to the restaurant when we got hungry again. But with the booming popularity of services such as GrubHub, Seamless, and Eat24Hours, this is now possible.
 
We used to avoid junk food by simply keeping it out of the house when grocery shopping. Now that the grocery store is literally on call, how will that affect our nation’s health?
 
Do you see food delivering apps as a convenient solution, or a growing problem? Let us know in the comments below.


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About the Author
Greg Dorn is a blogger, writer, and obsessed with everything technology and social media. Greg is absolutely captivated with the recent advancements in mobile gadgets, making our world more seamlessly connected. You can learn more about him on his own blog here
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