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Junk food is cheaper. You can get a burger from McDonalds for a buck. In rural areas, fresh produce is definitely not as cheap as what you listed, either.
A single cheeseburger from McDonald’s is ridiculously small. I have never heard of anyone having just one cheeseburger as a meal.
A Big Mac meal is closer to $7. You can make lots of healthy meals for $7, especially if cooking for more than one.
The excuse that people are fat because all they can afford is McDonald’s is lazy and, frankly, stupid.
It’s not about the cost alone. It’s about the cost AND convenience. You can go to ALDI and buy a huge bag of rice, broccoli, chicken breast, salmon, some fruit...etc. It’s cheap. But then you get home and have to chop vegetables, season everything, marinade the fish, and cook. May not seem like a big deal if you’re working an office job where you sit 8-5, but if you’re on your feet in an Amazon warehouse for 12 hours a day, and get off your shift starving, the last thing you want to do is come home and cook. Same goes for those who work night shifts stocking shelves...etc. Manual labor is exhausting. You just wanna sit in your car and drive up to a window and be fed.
You are spot on. Except one thing, some of the most overweight people in our society are not working any time let alone 8-5. This boils down to a lot of other issues in our society where personal responsibility is being shifted to this concept of "the world has done this to me".