An individual does have responsibility for their dietary choices, but perhaps they cannot afford the expensive prices of healthier foods, so they have to turn to fast foods as a cheaper unhealthy way of eating. In my opinion, fast food is to blame for the rise in obesity because of the cheap prices, their locations, especially in low income neighborhoods, and poor advertising. Fast food chains attract thousands of consumers a day and continue to serve unhealthy food that is bad for the body. Frequent consumption of fast food can lead to serious health problems for the body. Obesity is associated with high blood sugar or diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, stroke and disease (Rodrigo).
With a fast food restaurant like McDonalds on every corner weight gain is a... ... middle of paper ... ...s because I, myself am guilty of purchasing and consuming these meals. Yes these meals are often greasy and loaded with salt or sugar, but please note that anything, if ate in moderation, is ok for the average human being In the way society is heading, moderation is the way to go. Take heed of my advice. Works Cited Aiden, Anton. “Effects of High Blood Pressure from Fast Foods.” Livestrong.
Fast food makes obesity happen. What Is Fast Food And Obesity? People sometimes don't even know what they eat and what the possible outcome, obesity, is. According to Carla Power's article, fast food is food “…high in fat, sugar and salt" ("Big Trouble"). One meal of fast food alone has almost enough calories you need for the day.
Hence, with fast food consumption come not only the bad but also the good. Fast food has played a large role in American health today. Obesity is one of the world’s leading problems in our health today in people of all ages. More than two-thirds of adults and about one-fifth of all children are now overweight or obese. One out of every three Americans face obesity and it’s caused mainly by the unhealthy foods that people consume daily.
In the world today we have sedentary lifestyles, we now have more advanced technology and spend more time commuting. We live unhealthy lifestyles and don’t realize it, we eat what we like and ignore the fatty preservatives within the fast food we are consuming. McDonalds has been made very popular with its dollar menu, yet it’s the unhealthiest fast food restaurant you can eat at.
Not only is fast food a high-calorie diet, but it is also very fattening. The main problem with fast food is, of course, obesity. Consuming this poorly nutritious food is a really bad decision. If eating fast food cannot be resisted, try taking a healthier option. There rarely is such a thing as “healthy” fast food considering the majority of it is “low in nutrition and high in trans fat, saturated fat, sodium, and calories.” (Paul, Maya.
Fast Food is the blame for obesity “Why are Americans so fat?” Almost 36 percent of men and women are obese. Not just overweight or fat, but OBESE. That percentage is about to increase within a couple of years, because fast-food establishments are popping up on every corner. The amount if calories in a simple burger is crazy. Americans should blame fast food restaurants because they have cheaper food prices, larger proportion sizes, and it is more convenient.
Obesity in America is directly due to the fast food industry. From the rising mortality’s among people who are obese from fast food. To even the preservatives fast food chains use within their food. Not only have that calorie’s people intake from these restaurants even been miss looked. While people may think they can overcome the urge, fast food chains exclusively use addictive’s in their products to hook people from day one of use.
Fast food is everywhere and is hard to say no to. It’s just all up in people’s faces when they are traveling down the street. Fast food is everywhere you turn your head, people can’t escape it. So in today’s society, fast food industries are the leading cause in the rising rate of obesity. It can be seen in how addictive the food is and how hard it is to put down, how cheap and easy it is to get, and the fact that the portion sizes are way too large for anyone to be eating.
Fast food is known for being unhealthy due to poor ingredients. Fast food is highly processed and most likely deep fried in trans-fats. These ingredients lead to a higher likelihood of high cholesterol and heart attacks (Freeman, 2007). The recommended amount of calories to be eaten is one day is 1,500-1,800. In just one meal at a fast food restaurant, it is easy to eat 1,500 calories.