Papers: Nutrition and Larger Portion Sizes

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Are we taking it too far by blaming fast food restaurant for obesity?
Although many people have claimed that obesity is a genetic disorder but recent results throughout history strongly indicate that lifestyles rather than genetics are what are causing an obese society, because people choose to not exercise, not watch their diet, making and eat fast food.

For the past few years, food companies had aimed their marketing at single meals, pushing to larger portion sizes. The average restaurant meal in the United States is now four times larger than it was in 1950. This also concludes that people are consuming more fatty meals for that same cheap price and is one of the main reasons why there is an increase in obesity. It’s not like fast food places hide how many calories you are consuming either. It’s right on every menu; you see it; it’s right in your face. What you see is what you get.

Our eating habits can affect us in many ways. Rather than preparing meals in the kitchen, we would opt for a convenient and time-saving meal at the fast food restaurant. Eating at fast food restaurants eventually becomes an acceptable trend in the society even though most people are well aware that fast food is bad for them. This comes down to a matter of choice and individual’s responsibility. We are responsible for the choice we made, not the company that provides the food.
The advancement of technology and modern appliances has changed the way we live, harming us in some ways. We…