Unhealthy Eating Essay

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If you have a television in your home, chances are you have probably seen someone talking about how they lost 20 pounds in one month, or anything along those lines. People these days are really caring about their appearance. It is definitely a bonus to lose the weight while changing your diet; but the bigger picture here is that making healthier choices will not only help you lose weight, it will prevent you from developing health risks. Although not everyone who has unhealthy eating habits will develop health risks, heart disease and obesity are most common in people who make unhealthy choices.

If someone is overweight, feels fatigued most of the time, and most of their meals are not made at home, chances are they may be making
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Fast foods also may contain chemicals to enhance the flavor. These flavors are made in labs, and are added to our fast food to appeal to us through its smell and taste. All these things combined make us more inclined to making bad choices, and more prone to health risks. One of the diseases that can be avoided by changing your diet and eating healthier is obesity. Most of the unhealthy foods we eat, including fast food, contain high numbers of fats and calories in smaller portions of food. Let’s say you start your day out with a Sausage, Egg and Cheese meal from McDonald’s. That’s 890 calories. For lunch, you go ahead and have a Big Mac Meal, Medium Fries, and Medium Coke. That’s another 1,130 calories. You haven’t even had dinner yet and you’ve already consumed 2,020 calories. That’s 20 more calories than the recommended 2000 calories you should eat per day. McDonalds. (2009) Bag A McMeal Nutrition Facts. Retrieved May 11, 2009, from http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/nutritionexchange/nutritionInfo.do ;Eating this way, can make you gain weight if you are not burning more calories than you are eating. Another disease that can be caused by eating unhealthy is heart disease. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Heart Disease was responsible for 652,091 deaths in the United States in 2005. Factors that can contribute to heart disease are high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, or it can be