People have choices when it comes to eating healthy. Most fast food is unhealthy, but an occasional trip to the drive-thru is not going kill you. Fast food industries should not be held at fault for a person’s poor diet habits. They aren’t forcing people to eat their food. Fast food advertisements may be appealing, but no one is holding a gun to your head telling you to order that “big mac and fries”. Fast food is highly available but not necessarily in a responsible form. Although fast food is convenient and affordable, it has a negative effect on people.
Fast food can affect the way people live their lives. When it comes to lifestyle choices most choose to take the simple route. Busy lives, schedules and laziness can make for a more convenient lifestyle. After working a ten hour day, the last thing anyone wants to do is go home and cook a gourmet meal. It seems easier to stop on the way home and grab a quick bite that has already been prepared for you. This saves time, is cheap, and illuminates having to clean up a mess. The last thing on someone’s mind is if the food is healthy for them. It boils down to convenience and price.
Fast food is affordable but consumers should use some common sense. How good can the food be if it’s cheap? Those dollar burgers probably cost McDonalds 25 cents, but if you really think about it, eating out every day can really add up. Some think eating healthy is too expensive,