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.
It can also save a person from developing unwanted diseases and problems in the future, like obesity. However the more people practice eating healthy, the more they would feel good, physically and mentally and have a lot more energy. The more people practice eating healthy, the less feel they would have for reaching food junk foods. There are numerous amount of way that a person could stay healthy, but the main one is eating healthy. Working out, dieting and so forth, will work but it will only last that long until one regress back to the old ways.
Over time, if they continue this, they will develop health problems. Most Americans can not change their diets overnight, but with more knowledge about trans fat, this can be a revelation to people to slowly eat healthier and be healthier. It is time for change in America. Trans fat helps contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle by causing people to pay more to not be sick. In 2008, “medical cost for obesity was nearly $150 billion dollars”, which can be avoided if people try... ... middle of paper ... ...g in Adults, Study Finds."
It was stated in one article that a healthy diet is “also a real barrier for some low-income families, for whom it would translate to about an extra $550 a year” (1:/mkq4fuv). There are so many problems today with obesity rates rising, food insecure college students, and the lack of support from the government to help achieve lowering the cost of health foods that something needs to be done. This country is not going to get any healthier, or happier, if things do not change soon. DATA SECTION OBESITY RATES ARE RISING As seen from day to day, obesity is quickly becoming a normal part of society instead of a concern. Children today are considerably getting unhealthier with every day that passes by.
People with a high metabolism can eat more food without gaining weight. It is better to have high metabolism because your body will be able to produce more energy to do more activities. You can eat your favorite foods without gaining much weight. Mostly all children have a high metabolism and that is why young children and teenagers are so energetic and have a very healthy body structure. As you grow older your metabolism starts to slow down and that's the reason you see most adults tired and not fit.
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.
Market Failure of Obesity Obesity is a major problem in the United States. Fatty foods in our society are viewed as cheap and convenient but these foods are costing the nation billions of dollars. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) more than one-third (34.9%) of adults in the United States are obese. The cost of obesity to the United states is estimated to be 147 billion dollars. The yearly medical bills for obese individuals is $1,429 higher than a person of normal weight in the United States.
The Atkins Diet: Is it healthy? Dr Robert Atkins Born: 17-10-1930 Died: 17-04-2003 [IMAGE]Dr Atkins, the creator of the Atkins Diet. His unconventional theories on nutrition have changed the way Americans think about eating. Atkins low-carbohydrate approach and 4 step program have become an obsession for many people at a time when two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. But the Atkins diet has its disagreement, some of whom say that its emphasis on high cholesterol foods can make it dangerous.
Junk food, such as candies and fries, provides more fats, sugar, salt, and calories, which could easily lead to obesity. Why people eat fast food instead of healthy food? One main reason is that healthy food is 1.5 dollar expensive than fast food (Dwyer). As I am a government officer, I suggest government to increase the tax rate of unhealthy food and decrease the tax rate of healthy food to improve our eating standard and reduce obesity. Generally, most healthy foods are more expensive than less healthy food.
The loss of muscle makes your body burn less calories. When you don't lower how much calories you take in then you may gain weight. . Many things can cause obesity, but fast food is a huge part in this action. As long as you watch your calorie intake and get a lot of excerise, you shouldn't become obese.