Overweight Americans need to empower themselves and stop talking about being fat, and get moving on some simple solutions like eating less and moving more. After this movie was shown at a film festival McDonalds stopped super sizing 6 weeks later and introduced the “Go Active!” meal. The results on Spurlock may have been extraordinary on how quickly he gained weight and how his body and health were slowly deteriorating, but this shows why so many Americans are overweight and the way they are. Everything, even the little “healthy” options are jam packed with sugars and calories. This might also explain why 60% of the population is overweight or obese.
Overall, their study suggests that fast food significantly increases the risk of obesity. "Unless governments take steps to regulate their economies, the invisible hand of the market will continue to promote obesity worldwide with disastrous consequences for future public health and economic productivity,” said Roberto De Vogli from the University of California. Most fast food places serve highly processed foods that are full of fat, sodium, and calories. Research proves that you can easily intake 1,500 calories for one meal alone and humans should take in around 1,500-1,800 per day. Choosing a typical fast food meal everyday can lead to increased calories, which leads to health issues.
Morgan reacts to his first super size meal as his body would physically react to an overdose of toxic matter and he throws up. His body had in essence no tolerance for the fat and sugar and other processed... ... middle of paper ... ...oft drinks, or candy. Parents like me trying to give their children a healthy example are overwhelmed just as the 5-a-Day campaign?s $2 Million advertising media budget is overwhelmed by McDonald?s $1.4 Billion media budget. Morgan Spurlock jokingly suggests fighting fast food?s impact on his child by punching the child in the face every time they pass a fast food restaurant to attach a negative association to fast food. Instead I plan to show Super Size Me to my child when he is old enough to understand it, as should all responsible parents.
Nixon believes if you always look at the negative side of things, you'll quickly forget all the positives. Obesity is all around us and people are not doing much about it, mainly because the obese themselves give up trying. The rates of obesity are steadily increasing every year and the reasons are fast foods, advertising and lack of exercise. From above, fast foods are just one cause of how obesity increases every year. First, big corporations had made an impact on the advertising and have changed the food house.
But is this really true? A McDonald’s Big Mac contains 540 calories, a medium fry has 380 calories, and a large sweet tea has 280 calories. So these meals are highly processed and very unhealthy for the human body. And eating this on a daily basis c... ... middle of paper ... ...ments in our food, but how are they doing this and why? The fast food industry is doing this because they have been losing sales for not having any healthy options on the menu.
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). He had done this in order to show how it is possible to get back into shape after eating foods that only negatively affect the body. He documented his experiment with pictures... ... middle of paper ... ...e 1970’s due to this. The only thing these restaurants, such as Burger King, is providing is health problems and the underdevelopment of people as they don’t receive the amount of nutrients they need or the excess nutrients of the things they don’t need. A quote from Schlosser was, “Twenty years ago, teenage boys in the United States drank twice as much milk as soda, now they drink twice as much soda as milk.” This shows how we have gone down a path of unhealthy diets that leads to diseases and cancers.
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.
Who’s really to blame? In the essay, “Don’t blame the eater,” David Zinczenko editor and chief of “Men’s Health magazine” and author of the bestselling book “Eat This Not That,” Believes that kids should be suing the fast food companies for making them fat. “Once people cross under the golden arches, Zinczenko puts it, they are doomed to a lifetime of obesity.”(392) He also goes on to sympathize with these kids” [because as a teenager] he had the choice of McDonalds, Taco bell, Kentucky fried chicken or Pizza hut [and due to this] he was an overweight kid himself. [At the age of] “15 he had packed on 212 pounds of torpid teenage tallow.” (392) this is why he blames the fast food companies for the $6.2Billion in health care cost that goes towards diabetes. I do not agree with zinczenko.
Americans are becoming more obese due to the challenges of the economy because healthy food is overpriced, fast food restaurants at every corner, and not enough motivation to exercise. If we are going to make a change, we need to take baby steps. A healthy world is a happy world. Did you know, that obesity and overweight account for nearly one of every 10 American deaths, and they also drain our society of $223 billion a year? This simply means that obesity is the cause of most deaths in America.
The human body has turned into a fat hoarding machine in the past decade. People are so overly concerned with everything else in their lives that they do not have time to take care of their own bodies. Too many Americans are becoming obese due to their lifestyle and eating habits. As long as we keep sitting around hoping that one day the problem will disappear, obesity will keep plaguing. Obesity is a serious growing problem in Oklahoma and something needs to be done about it.