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.
One last thing that fast food restaurants do that are important for attracting children is providing contests, free samples, and free giveaways. The United States is a fast food nation. Americans rely heavily on fast food restaurants each and every day. The statistics of the fast food industry speaks for itself. I know its hard to believe but there are some people in this world that dislike fast food restaurants.
Sonic was founded by Troy Smith, Jr. in Shawnee, Oklahoma. His dream was to own his own business. Sonic Drive-In keeps the 1950s alive through its chain of drive-in restaurants, each complete with speaker-based ordering systems and carhop servers - some on roller skates. Sonics top competitors are McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s. McDonald’s is the leading competitor in the fast-food industry.
I argue that fast-food restaurants are not to blame for Americans being obese. If anyone is to blame it should be the consumer themselves. In the article, Don’t Blame the Eater, David Zinczenko talks about the fast-food industry and its role in the childhood obesity epidemic. Zinczenko, states his personal story about how fast-food restaurants led him to a weight problem during his teen years. He claims that lack of healthy alternatives make it all too easy to fall into the habit of unhealthy eating.
Fast food is satisfying but the health issue is not so satisfying. “Fast food is far worse than most people are remotely aware” (naturalnews.com).Taste can cause anyone to lose focus on their health. While individuals are constantly enjoying fast food they are putting their body at risk of obesity, diabetes, and even heart disease. “Over a third of the adult population is overweight or obese” (Carolyn Robbins, Is Eating Fast Food Bad for Your Health). Many fast food meals contain a day worth of recommend calories in one meal.
Furthermore, I explained how the environments of people can cause obesity. Being in a city full of fast food places is impossible to drive past everyday without getting urged to buy something to eat. Plus people can not give up on the opportunities fast food grants by their low prices and how people can get more money for their dollar. Fast food never looks disgusting, it is always looking so nice and delicious. Lastly, I stated how the parents and school influences children to eat fast food more.
Long days of working and training effects our choices for food, a meal from nearest fast food restaurant becomes most appealing idea. Most of people who eat junk food more frequent don't know its bad effect on their body which can be prevented if they use more healthy alternatives .Although, we consume both of them as food, yet they are majorly different. Fast food remains extremely popular, despite their unhealthy impact to our body. However, there are many reasons to try to make healthier choices. Eating junk food as a primary method of nourishment will lead to diseases and illness because your body is being deprived from its needed nutrias.
Fast food restaurants make it possible to grab a meal and go. We often do not pay attention to the nutrition amount, but are simply looking for a quick bite to eat that will fulfill our hunger. Fast food is assisting in the increase of obesity in America (“Phrase” par.2). New nutrition laws are being created to help familiarize people with the high amount of calories in fast food. California was the first state to make a law requiring the calorie count of food to be posted on the menu boards (“Judge” par.
If people who are hurry to get their food and do not have much time to eat, fast food must the good choice for them. McDonald, KFC, and Popeye would be the first few restaurants show up in people’s mind, but still has many healthy fast foods in the United States. Today, there are many different kinds of fast food restaurants in United States; lots of people choose to eat fast food as their meal daily. Even eating fast food can save time and money, still have many negative sides of choosing fast food. The first benefit of fast food is saving time because some people may spend lots of time of their jobs or other things.
At fast food restaurants, they have cut the sizes of shakes, fries, and other foods in order to keep prices set at $1 and not give away the store. Fast food owners are not a fan of the dollar menus for the reason that there is not much profit being earned. Although owners are not fond of the menus, customers are very fond of them and owners know this will increase the amount of customers coming back to their restaurants (Tuttle, 2014). Parents are more prone to go to a fast food restaurant for dinner since it is fast, efficient, and affordable. A family of five can easily eat at McDonald’s for $20-$25, while going out to a real restaurant would be around $50 or more.