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Fast Food In Relation to Obesity

Some people see fast food as the cause of obesity, whereas some see obesity as the cause of an individual choosing to eat unhealthy food, given them full responsibility for their dietary choices. Fast food is seen as one of the cheaper ways of eating compared to buying healthy food from the local supermarket. In the last few years, obesity rates have been on a rise. Obesity affects everyone ranging from young children to adults. 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). Fast food contains high sugar count, salt, and many calories per meal, which are the causes for these different health problems and for obesity. For the majority of the time people are taking in more calories a day then they are burning. If you look at the Big Mac combo total calories from McDonalds, you would see that it contains 920 calories, and on average, a person should only eat around 1800 calories a day (Mcdonalds.com). If a person ate two fast food meals a day on average they would be over their total calorie intake allowances.
Obesity does not only cause health problems but it can also cause physica...

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...estaurant and rather eat that then try something new like healthy food. People cannot control the location or amount of fast food companies and are now realizing that fast food is causing people to become obese(Lusk and Ellison).
Obesity is a growing problem and more people are starting to consider themselves as becoming one of those obese Americans. Obesity is associated with many health problems both physical and mental. As way to deal with these problems, some people eat more because they are depressed. Fast food restaurants are located nearly everywhere leaving very few options for healthy restaurants. Even though fast food restaurants offer healthy food items as choices they are still very expensive and families cannot afford it. Everyone is titled to his or her own opinion about who is to blame for obesity but; do know fast food places are located everywhere

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