Mum stocks her pantry with old fast food
You would be right in thinking this isn’t any normal-looking pantry.
While most are stocked with everyday things like spices, baking supplies, and cans and jars, this one has racked up more than 3.3 million views on TikTok because it has none of those items.
Instead, it’s filled with plastic storage drawers full of fast food and other highly processed offerings.
The TikTok user, who goes by the name of Elif Kandemir, shared a clip of her mum’s pantry to prove some foods like pizza, fried chicken, hot chips and doughnuts never go off — and it’s left many people surprised.
“Still fancy a burger?” she captioned the post.
In the video, Elif explains her mum is a nutritionist who is helping to tackle obesity.
“These foods shown here are ultra-processed foods that 80 per cent of the UK consume on a regular basis,” Elif said.
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In another clip, she explains that her mum, who is also a psychotherapist, has been collecting the foods for about two years.
So, in other words, most of it is one to two years old.
“Eighty per cent of the UK are now eating this diet, probably without knowledge of what they are eating,” Elif claims in the video.
She then referenced a newly released BBC documentary titled What Are We Feeding Our Kids, which features British doctor Chris van Tulleken.
Van Tulleken spent four weeks “eating this type of diet” with the documentary bio explaining the “results are utterly shocking and surprise even the scientists he is working with”.
The experiment impacted him physically, but also mentally as brain scans revealed that the tempting treats had altered his brain to behave more like a drug or alcohol addict.
“And though it is true, that you can have anything and everything in moderation, 80 per cent of a person’s diet should not be made up of these foods,” Elif said.
She said through her mother’s own experiment she is trying to encourage people to make better food decisions and live a happier, healthier lifestyle.
“All them foods are fine in moderation. The food ain’t the problem, it’s the people over-eating,” one TikTok user commented.
“Your mum is a hero,” a second person added, while a shocked user added: “Wow. That’s madness.”
According to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, in 2017–18 an estimated two in three (67 per cent) of Australians aged 18 and over were overweight or obese, 36 per cent were overweight but not obese, and 31 per cent were obese. That’s around 12.5 million adults.
In that same period, while most children aged 5–14 (67 per cent or just over 2 million) were a normal weight, an estimated 746,000 children were overweight (17 per cent) or obese (7.7 per cent).
Across the world, childhood obesity rates have risen tenfold in 50 years, according to the BBC documentary.
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