This means that if we get rid of this culprit, we can take more steps to healthier diets which will open doors for more improvements. The main issue with Burger King is that the products they make do not satisfy our body’s needs. The contents in Burger Kings food are unhealthy and it puts you at risk for health problems due to the high amount of fat, cholesterol and sodium (Appleby). If someone were to eat Burger King daily they would begin to gain excess body fat, suffer from blocked arteries and they would develop high blood pressure (Appleby). This is shown in Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit where Drew Manning, a personal trainer through NASM, decided to eat unhealthy foods, such as Burger Kings, for six months and then show how to lose all those pounds afterwards (Manning).
Obesity in America America is one of the most obese countries in the world and the reasons are quite obvious. Just take a look around you. There is a fast food chain restaurant at every block. Obesity continues to be a major problem. Between the years 1980 and 2000, the obesity rate nearly doubled among the adults in the United States.
Even America’s view point on serving sizes of meals served at these fast food chains goes way beyond a healthy lifestyle that everyone wants. Mortality rates related to obesity among people in high populated areas have increased due to fast food. Simply because the products being developed within the fast food chain market are unhealthy. Doctor Joshy states, “Relationship of BMI to all-cause mortality. These results and those of other studies indicate that a BMI of 22.5–24.99 kg/m2, not the broad “overweight” category of 25–29.99 kg/m2, was associated with the most favorable mortality risk because of bad eating habits” (Joshy).
Although influential, Super Size Me uses Logos, images, and Ethos to advise audiences to shy away from fast food companies and their greedy employers, further suggesting that fast food acts as a primary cause for America’s poor health rates. Spurlock first and foremost, starts his argument by explaining the severity of such a problem with the helpful use of statistics and results. To begin, Spurlock introduces the uprising health complication by combining images of obese citizens with the harsh reality that, “one in every three children born in the year 2000, will develop diabetes” (Super Size Me). Just as intended, this information is alarming to the average viewer and further persuades the audience to consider their choices within their families and their lives. However, the strongest point of significance for this technique is after the fast-food experiment of eating McDonalds for a full month.
I do not agree with zinczenko. I do not believe that it is the fast food restaurants fault for making people fat. It is the person that choses to order the Double cheese burger, large fries, and the extra-large drink and then consumes it is the one that is to blame for their health, weight and stature. I also disagree when he says that the 6.2 billion in health care cost that went towards diabetes is the fast food restaurants fault. Due to the growing information out there about healthy eating and exercise the obesity epidemic is gradually changing.
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.
Is Fast Food to Blame for Obesity? Is fast food to blame for the growing obesity in America? Obesity affects more than half of the population. With so many Americans gaining weight and so many health problems the matter has to be addressed. There is no one would argue that obesity, especially the children is considered a problem.
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... ... middle of paper ... ...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.
The government can also stop the world from being obese by closing all fast food restaurants. Globally , there are more than 1 billion overweight adults , at least 300 million of them are obese. Obesity can be prevented by less calorie intake and more physical activity.Obesity is a complex condition , with serious social and psychological dimensions affecting all ages. Besides getting fatter we are also developing more metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes , This is marked by hormonal abnormalities in the processing and storage of nutrients. Type two diabetes is now commonly found in more children as young as eight.
Fast food always comes in the clutch, but what is really behind the happy meals and sweet teas. We all know fast food is not good for you, but who’s to blame. Is it fair that we blame fast-food chains or are we just to afraid to blame ourselves? It is said that fast food advertising is linked to rising childhood and teen obesity. The childhood obesity epidemic is a serious public health problem that increases morbidity, morality, and has substantial long-term economic and social costs (opposing viewpoints).