We have such busy lives that cooking a home cooked meal almost seems like a luxury to some people. Americans especially have the everyday tasks of work, children, home, and just trying to balance all that without having a nervous breakdown. So because of this, we opt in for convenience. We end up eating unhealthy fast food meals just because it is convenient. When we do this we do terrible things to our bodies. In other countries, home cooked meals are mandatory, no matter how busy you are.