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.
Hence, with fast food consumption come not only the bad but also the good. Fast food has played a large role in American health today. Obesity is one of the world’s leading problems in our health today in people of all ages. More than two-thirds of adults and about one-fifth of all children are now overweight or obese. One out of every three Americans face obesity and it’s caused mainly by the unhealthy foods that people consume daily.
2016. Summary: Since 1970 America has been effected by fast food nearly 33.8% of the population is affected by obesity and 19% are children. Foods that fast food restaurants serve are highly processed and contain a lot of fats and sugar. This source also provides average calories from fast food restaurants. Obesity is caused by a combination of fast food and the environment that we live in today.
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.
Obesity in America is directly due to the fast food industry. From the rising mortality’s among people who are obese from fast food. To even the preservatives fast food chains use within their food. Not only have that calorie’s people intake from these restaurants even been miss looked. While people may think they can overcome the urge, fast food chains exclusively use addictive’s in their products to hook people from day one of use.
And unhealthy foods are so easily accessible with drive thrus and promotions of products in grocery stores. B) Unhealthy foods such as fast food have become easy, cheap, accessible, and convenient and that is what everyone wants convenience. C) And in response some fast food chains have now come up with ideas to keep their customers and have them eat healthier. Now fast food restaurants now serve personal size salads and other healthier alternatives and carbohydrate counting menus. II) Another reason for the U.S. obesity problem is that we are the most overweight nation in the world.
“More die in the United States of too much food than of too little” ― John Kenneth Galbraith Why are Americans getting bigger by the day? And what's so bad about that anyway? Studies have shown that there are many negative effects associated with obesity. Obesity has been accused of contributing to many long-term conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, diabetes and cancer (Pennybacker 15). Along with the fact that obesity is the most common form of malnutrition in the Western world, it also affects sixty-four percent of Americans (Pennybacker 15; Brownell 1).
Most Americans do not have the self-control to stay away from the innutritious foods and eat the healthier choices; therefore restaurants sell more unhealthy choices. “If customers choose to ignore the healthy items in favor of the more fattening ones…they do not have the right to blame fast-food restaurants for their choices” (Buchholz 83). Compared to the first fast food restaurants opened, the portion sizes have increased sixty to two-hundred calories because, ‘“The food is the least of the cost of a food product. Labor, packaging, marketing cost more,” says NYU Nes... ... middle of paper ... ...ulture of the past with Today." Comparing Agriculture of the past with Today.
The rise of obesity in the United States has posed health and financial problems for this country that need to be dealt with. It is said that an obesity epidemic is sweeping the country and that the numbers are astronomical. Approximately 31% of all adults and 15% of children, ages 6-19 are obese. Obesity is also severe in a variety of ethnic groups. For example, 50% of non-Hispanic black women are obese.
“Over two thirds of adults are over weight or obese.”(Obesity, Jerry R Ballenttne) these numbers are increasing rapidly. Obesity is not just a appearance regard, but a chronic medical disease that can lead to many other diseases; Many diseases such as insulin resistance, gallstones, congestive heart failure, even cancer. Even the most common diseases now in days which are type two diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack and strokes. All caused from “obesity”. Obesity has many bad effects in our economy and to ones self.