When it comes to eating food most people weigh the options of cooking, eating fast food, or buying processed food. This essay will analyze America's decision on choosing a bad habitat or good habitat. Buying fast food rather than cooking a home cooked meal can be convenient and inexpensive for a lot of families in America. However, in the long run, their health can become an issue since fast food contains a lot of unhealthy ingredients. Meanwhile, home cooked meals contain fewer calories and help with countless of health issues.
Im not trying to say fast food isn 't unhealthy or that its not bad for you. What i am trying to say is that you can 't just expect to consume an over proportioned meal regularly without gaining weight or having a greater risk of cardiovascular diseases as well as other life threatening diseases. If people learned how to control their fast food proportion consumption they wouldn 't be sueing and complaining about how unhealthy they are or how much weight they have gained by eating out. People need to
The advertising technique of persuasion leads to false impressions of a product, much like the advertisement claims of selling healthy fast food. With fast food ... ... middle of paper ... ... salty, sugary prepared items, desserts, and soft drinks which all cause weight gain (Nielsen 451). Thus, the study shows that while fast food establishments offer different items that are healthier, the ones being consumed are still the higher-fat higher-calorie products. Critser also touches on portion sizes in his article by describing a person’s psychological need to clean their plate (Critser 290). Although fast-food is not served on plates, this so called “need” can result in over consumption, training the mind and body to stay hungry enough to finish the food in front of them.
Because many people cannot afford healthy foods they rely on fast foods because they are inexpensive. Some people will choose eating fast food than eating at a more quality restaurant because of its price. Anyone can get a full tasty meal for less, than they would in a fancy restaurant. On the other hand in a fancy restaurant, a beverage would be a total cost of a meal at a fast food restaurant. It is obvious that fast foods are unhealthy, but people would rather choose that over buying groceries to make a home cooked meal.
While fast-food restaurants should take some of the blame for the obesity epidemic, it’s ultimately the consumer’s choice to choose fast-food over healthier choices. Many different factors such as convenience, cost, and environmental factors, along with lack of exercise, are also contributors to the rising obesity rate in America. Whether people are willing to admit it or not, the desire for convenience is one of the main factors that leads to obesity. In today’s fast-food industry, it’s extremely hard to find food that isn’t “highly processed, full of fat, calories and sodium” (Muntel). While people are recommended to eat an average of 1,500-1,800 calories and around 50-60 grams of fat per day, one can easily take in a whole day’s worth of calories and fat in one fast-food meal.
In brief, preparing food at home allows the individual to know what they are consuming and fast food consumers are gambling with their health. Fast food and healthy food effects the American culture differently through convenience, cost, and health. There are many factors that determine what an individual consumes as fuel for the body. Most fast foods are direct opposites of healthy foods; sometimes healthy foods are not reality for that shift working mom of five kids. Planning meals ahead is very ideal, but is not always reality.
“The food is not properly taken care of, which leads all the way back to where the food is originally produced”, according to Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation. Even if it is easy to buy and cheap, the health risks outweigh the five minutes of satisfaction that fast food brings. People should carefully think before they eat fast food. The health risks that come from eating so much fast food can put your life in danger. Obesity can come from fast food being eaten on a regular basis and people typically do eat out on a daily basis.
The 'new' fast food pop culture is very different from the past stereotypes that fast food is always bad. For example, some restaurants no longer serve foods with trans-fat, and many menus items consist of fruits and vegetables. It is important to make healthier choices to enjoy low-cost and nutritious fast food; decide the cooking method, customize your own food, and pick more healthy options. Try to balance fast food with other nutritious foods throughout the day and make healthier choices whenever possible. There are many healthy food choices that are easily available, tasty, and don't cost very much that can be eaten on the go.
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.
Fast food restaurants are feeding America; and with their affordable prices and speedy food preparation it's easier to say yes than no. Even though the detrimental consequences of digesting the foods manufactured out of these places are thoroughly known for consumers to veto, they don't. Sometimes, people may not have an option to eat otherwise because of their economic standing. Many have associated these places to be the causes of the rising rate of obesity in America and others have said stated that it is the individuals responsibility to eat properly to avoid obesity. However there are two reasons.