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.
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.
This problem has been affecting many people around the world and continues growing through the years. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “obesity will be the single biggest killer on the planet by the year 2020”.Although many people know about the causes of obesity, some people don’t realize that the effects of obesity are complex and include: psychological and emotional disorders, physical diseases, and a negative impact to the person’s economy, each of which affects considerably the well-being and health of an obese person. Obese people are more likely to experience psychological and emotional disorders compared with those who are not obese. First, obese people can experience depression because they don’t accept themselves due to their weight; they don’t see themselves as fit as other people. Consequently, it causes poor self-image and low self-esteem; each of them contributes to depression.
The consequences of obesity are clear: various metabolic problems, high cholesterol, insulin resistance and high blood pressure. Risk of heart diseases more as we gain more fat. Sleep apnea can also result, as well as joint problems. Obesity is not only a result of lack of exercise, but of the kind of food people consume. The film “Fed Up” does not address whether “real food” as solution to this endemic is feasible, assumes that people have the time, money and energy to control their health by buying, preparing and cooking real food, and leaves the audience wondering whether their laziness that prevents them from investing time, energy and money to cook and consume slow food at home.
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