ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com Shows We're Hooked on Grease

By: Alex Covert - Published:   Updated: Aug 8 2011 • References: thisiswhyyourefat and trendhunter
At the top of ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com, it says, “Submit your deliciously gross food here.” What follows is a collection of awesomely-fattening, over-the-top, custom food items. The site is a prime example of our love affair with extreme foods.

The trend here isn't the food itself. We've been eating like crap for a long time. No, the trend is our interest in it--our inability to not read a story about the next big hamburger.

Implications - Consumers are fascinated with high-calorie foods because they of their decadence. Consumers enjoy products that are symbolically the pinnacle of time, money, and effort. Corporations looking to attract consumers to their wares may consider making products using expensive textiles or imbuing them with a sense of extravagance.