A life time seems to go by so fast, but it’s spent by being involved in our own self appearance. In growing studies the United States leads the world in obesity rates. Non-stop fast food consumption and poor nutrition values contribute making an overall unhealthy diet. Unhealthy dieting does not only consist of eating too many saturated fats but also the use of pill popping and starvation. Even though pill popping and starvation seem like complete opposites, they can have a major affect on the body and mind.
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
A sedentary life along with a fat rich diet will also result in obesity” (Schoenstadt). Social factors may consist of not having enough money or even low levels of education. Medication is also a contributor because these drugs may cause weight gain (Schoenstadt). Overeating plays an enormous role in today’s obesity epidemic. Most Americans do not know or understand proper proportion sizes their bodies should intake (Schoenstadt).
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Obesity is a common, but very serious health issue in America. It has become so common that people often blame a healthy, slim person for being underweight. Although a small percentage of people are underweight the main percentage of people are obese; this percentage is increasing daily. Individuals often place the fault of obesity’s increasing rate on factors causing it, but in actuality the lack of self-control is the main cause. Common complaints against fast food restaurants are ‘“They make people fat” (qtd in Buchholz 84).
Many companies make the foods pretty and so good, but when you actually go to that restaurant, the same food doesn't look like what it looked like when you saw it in a picture or on the TV. In the year 2012, there were 263,944 fast food restaurants in the United States and this makes it much more convenient for Americans to go to a fast-food restaurant. Also they make the food taste really good and so many people can't get enough of it. Majority of the unhealthy food prices is pretty cheap and healthier food are not the ideal price for most people. To lower down obesity, they should make the fast food less unhealthy and raise the price a bit more and make the healthy food price lower.
Therefore, genetics alone is not the legitimate cause of obesity. People also have a tendency to blame the environment for contributing to obesity. Environment does influence the ease of access that people have to unhealthy food options. However, laying the blame on the environment only masks the most significant cause of obesity, personal cho... ... middle of paper ... ...g Sugary Drinks Will Reduce Obesity). New York Times.
The Effect of Poor Diet Choices First, the poor decision for diet choices reflects poorly as the obesity rate continues to skyrocket. Many blame fast food for being the number one cause of obesity in America. Processed corn selling in the form of fast food has become so cheap and instantly available that Americans cannot give up such an offer and think about eating healthy. All these poor food choices are available in so many different forms. Mary Lowth says a solution to obesity would include “putting food out of sight, diet, exercise and skipping de... ... middle of paper ... ...he lives of employers (Reinert, 2012).
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.