Fast Food or Fat Food McDonalds, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, as you hear those names you think delicious, cheap, and ready. You're brainwashed to think this by the hundreds of fast food and junk food advertisements you see each day. Yes you know that it might not be the best solution to your hunger, actually it's the worst option, but to you the good outweighs the bad in this situation, and that's the problem nowadays. Fast food and junk food is so easily obtained and convenient that it's contributing it's fair share on the uprising obesity problem we have in America. Convenience foods, Fast foods, and Junk foods have become such a big problem in America these days. Many people rely on these foods too much, whether you need a meal replacement or just a midnight snack to get you through the night. In some cases people have become addicted to these fattening and sugary foods. You might think that they get the job done but in reality you don't notice what's really happening to your body when you consume these foods until it's too late. Junk Foods are so unhealthy and yet they seem to sneak into almost every meal. We might have some microwavable food for breakfast, potato chips during lunch, and then a burger with fries and soda for dinner. Little do you know how big the negative impact is on your body when eating these tasty goods. According to the New York Amsterdam News 殿 diet laden with fatty, fried and fast foods, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, is to blame for the rise in obesity among children. Fatty and fried foods have been welcomed into our lives as we now reject healthy baked and steamed foods. There must be a reason why we pick junk food over having a nice balanced meal almost everyday. Cost is a major factor in why we choose these foods daily. Pierce Hollingsworth, vice president for Custom Media at Stagnito Media and teacher at Northwestern University痴 journalism school argues 典he Food Industry is Not to Blame for Obesity but admits that obesity in all age groups actually did increase due to the low cost of fast food. You can go to any fast food place and spend five dollars and have a nice filling meal. While you think you are saving money on fast food, your bodies are paying for it with the risk of obesity which may then lead to many things including diabetes. While the cost of these unhealthy foods plays a big role in why we choose them everyday, it isn't the only reason. The availability of junk foods is so much that it just makes that choice sound so much better. Who wants to cook for over an hour when you could drive down the block and grab a prepared meal in under 10 minutes. Sometimes you just have to have that snack from the vending machine because you're stomach is killing you and you're gonna be late for class or work. Fast food is everywhere you go. You're way more likely to find a fast food place before you find a grocery store nowadays. In many cases these cheap, fatty, and unhealthy foods even taste delicious which is another problem itself. Since these foods taste good compared to the healthy foods we have at home, many people crave for these foods and feel the need to feed that urge inside their stomach and mind telling them to go grab a combo meal from the nearest fast food place. This is how many people become addicted to fast food and all of its so called luxuries. While you can choose to eat healthier at home,
Over the years obesity has become one of the most dangerous diseases in the country. In the movie “Super Size Me”, it’s mentioned that the United States is the country with the most obese people. The movie’s message is very clear fast food can affect his/her body and health. Obesity can cause different types of health problems as in type 2 Diabetes, Heart disease, sleep apnea etc. These aren’t the only problems that obesity causes there are more major risky problems as in asthma and cancer…
Obesity rates have dramatically grown over the years, more and more people are becoming overweight and in my opinion I say it has a lot to do with your surroundings and where you live. Such as the city you live in, the things and places you have access to, and the people you hang around and see everyday. For example; the city of las vegas would most likely have more accounts of obesity compared to palm desert due to such key factors.
Las vegas. The place you go when you just want to let everything…
Fast Food Restaurants have the Recipe for Obesity
Obesity is defined as an excess of fatty mass in the body. It is a condition in which “the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissues of humans…is increased to a point where it is a risk factor for certain health conditions” (The Columbia Encyclopedia). Obesity is now only second to smoking as a major cause of preventable death in America, with more than 400,000 deaths per year associated with related illnesses. Specifically, obesity in…
Child Obesity 1
Running head: Child Obesity
Professor N. Martin
Child Obesity 2
In the United States today, parents point fingers to fast food restaurants and school
lunches, never realizing that the reason their child may be obese is because of the parenting
habits in the kitchen. We live in a society where most parents both need to work and are often…
Government issues new online child privacy rules
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1 day ago By Richard Lardner
Addressing growing concerns over child privacy, the Federal Trade Commission has increased the kinds of information that cannot be released without parental permission.
WASHINGTON – New online child privacy rules will keep…
Obesity and Fast Food
Kari E. Busard
Western Illinois University
Research concerning the relationship between obesity in children and adults and fast-food restaurants thus far has been limited. Much of the hypotheses made in regard to the effect that consumption of fast food has on the overall body mass index (BMI) is what you would expect – that one’s BMI increases with consumption of fast food items due to high calorie intake. In addition to nutritional info…
Fast Food Cause Obesity
There has been a rise in obesity in this country for the last forty years. Many scientists and doctors have begun to question whether there is any relationship between fast food and obesity. According to the available information the number of fast food restaurants has doubled since 1970s. (Currie, J et al 2009).Currie J et al (2009) observe that the rise in the obesity cases in the last one decade has been directly related to the rise in the number of people choosing fast…
Fast-food, obesity and children as consumers.
The rate at which fast-food is being consumed nowadays is highly alarming and very harmful to the health. This very consumption can result to complicated health issues such as obesity, heart failure arthritis and possibly death. The population of people who eat fast-food rapidly increases as the population of different fast-food restaurants increases. Fast-foods are very harmful to the body due to the high level of saturated fat, sodium,…
April 9, 2014
Fast food might look good, but is it good for you?
America is one of the most obese countries in the world, and the reasons are quite obvious. Just take a look around you. Fast food chains on every block, also unhealthy foods are much less expensive than the healthy foods we should be eating. More and more technology to make our lives easier and high amounts of stress are all factors to weight gain in our country. Obesity is a medical disorder in which body fat…
Possible Effect of Eating too much Fast Food
Fast food can shorten your life by ten years at least. Fast food is developing more and
more. There are many researchers that show us that fast food is harming our health
dramatically, by causing shortness of breath, obesity, and diabetes.
Shortness of breath is the first effect from fast food. When doing physical activity,
your heart rate increases and your breaths get larger. Fast food can decrease the amount