Mood disorders are another blame for obesity . Simply saying when you’re feeling a certain way you tend to overeat way more than you usually would. There’s no justification for criticizing the food , Ultimately a person can only blame themselves for their weight and personal actions. Nobody is forcing you to eat irregularly. Obesity can be stopped but you need to make the change nobody can do it for you.
Should obesity be considered as a disease? Obesity is a serious condition that has generated a discussion on whether or not to be classified as a disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is the body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, which is calculated based on the person’s height and weight. For years, our society has been facing the obesity challenge, which can be extremely costly once it leads to several diseases. Thus, because of the constant increase of percentage of people with obesity, the American Medical Association (AMA) proposed in June 18, 2013 to classify obesity as a disease.
Obesity is one of the most serious health problems, and it has been increasing significantly. The film “Fed Up” attempts to provide an answer to why people become obese: food itself. However, “real food” as solution offered in the film begs the question of feasibility. The film assumes that people in general have time to buy, prepare, and cool “real food” and thus commits the fallacy of contradicting its own theory by suggesting that it’s the people’s fault for not being diligent enough in taking care of their health. The film starts with what the government and many food companies say: that people become obese because do not exercise as much as they eat, and that obesity is caused by lack of effort.
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.
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).
Obesity is an epidemic and affects millions of people of the nation of the United States every day. This health problem affects everybody not only adults .Obesity has increased in the past decade, particularly people with this problem eat a lot and use poorly devise diets. What causes obesity? What are some of the solutions for this problem? What do you say about a person with a BMI greater than 40%?
In today’s Nation, it is expensive to try and have a healthy diet whereas junk food is cheap. Numerous amounts of people don’t think about their diet, because they are too busy with work, home, children, etc. Maintaining a healthy diet isn’t always the first thing people worry about. It is much more accessible for a person to pick up fast foods and feed their family instead of cooking an actual home-cooked meal. If junk food was priced the same as healthy foods then people would significantly change their diet, and the outlook of junk food would be viewed differently.
Most people assume, if we eat healthy and exercise, we will have acceptable fitness. In yet over half of Americans are obese. To determine why our country is becoming increasingly overweight, we have to look at the term healthy. It is clear to see that America is steering away from a healthy lifestyle, and moving towards a sedentary one. Obesity is proving to be a long-term problem.
Most obesity, however, perhaps results from complex interactions among multiple genes and environmental factors that remain poorly understood (multifactorial obesity) (CDC.GOV).There are people who are fat because they carry genetically obese genes. In other words, they inherited it from their fore fathers (family). These type of genes can affect how they break down food or store fats. This does not indicate that t... ... middle of paper ... ... educated about the consequences of having an unhealthy lifestyle. According to USATODAY.
In most cases, when eating out, the calorie information is only available upon request (Zinczenko 392). Zinczenko points the food industry is not helping itself with this statement, “I’d say the industry is vulnerable. Fast-food companies are marketing to children a product with proven health hazards and no warning labels”(393). By making it unclear what these products that many food companies are distributing do to the human body, companies are putting themselves in danger of lawsuits, as described in Zinczenko’s Don’t Blame the Eater. A combination of many factors are putting the public at a higher risk of obesity.