Unhealthy Eating Habits Essay

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Cassondra DeJesus Cause & Effect Final Draft

If a person is hungry and running late or on a budget they will most likely stop at a fast food restaurant to grab a bite to eat. This is not unusual as majority of the human population eats at some type of fast food restaurant, whether it be McDonalds, Arby’s, Burger King or Taco Bell. These food places are quite common because the food is cheap, fast and easily accessible. However even though they may be beneficial in some aspects, they can effect a person’s lifestyle and cause them minor and major health problems. Causes for this unhealthy habit can be either learned or because it is the only option for some. There are many causes for this bad habit that can be fixed with just a bit of effort and knowledge of the habit’s effects on one’s health.
One cause for eating fast food habitually is that people may have learned this habit from their parents or someone close to them. They may have grown up in a household where eating at McDonalds or Taco Bell was an every night type of thing. Habits in general are usually picked up from family or friends that they are in contact with frequently and unhealthy eating habits are no exception. For instance, a child’s mother ate fast food
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They may have grown up in a home where money was tight and all they could afford was the dollar menu at a fast food restaurant. When a family tries to eat healthy food it becomes pretty costly, for example spending thirty dollars on healthy food wouldn’t get an average family of four very much food to eat seeing as fresh or organic foods are ridiculously priced, but spending twenty dollars on fast food would feed them all as well as make them full and may even leave them with extra money to buy more food. When living on a budget is a factor in how much someone spends on food, the quality of the food goes down drastically, and the main focus is
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