Abstract Breanna What is a starvation diet? A starvation diet is when you drastically cut back on calories. Starvation diets require the body fast and are supposed to make you lose weight really fast. Diets consisting of 800 to 1200 calories are called low calorie diets or starvation diets, whereas meal replacements are limited to 200 to 400 calories. Starvation diets have a very big range on how people use starvation diets and also why they are using starvation diets or low calorie diets.
The question I want to answer is whose fault is it really? Some blame the consumer, whereas others blame the government. A few key arguments I will discuss are the faults behind labeling, as well as the consumer’s personal decisions. I believe that even when labels are properly placed, the consumer still has a choice. (98) Keywords: obesity, consumer, labeling, government Food For Thought: Think About Your Choice It is said that our country is suffering from an obesity epidemic.
However, does eating unhealthy food cause obesity or does obesity cause one to eat unhealthy food (Marlow, 2013)? 2. Describe the different viewpoints within the dilemma. Explain why each creates questions that must be answered. Those in favor of taxing unhealthy foods believe that those foods are the cause of obesity, taxing would be an effective intervention that would reduce consumption of unhealthy foods, and taxing would create revenue to fund programs focused on combatting obesity.
The paleo Diet is a high fat, low carb diet. Normally any diet that encourages lots of fat consumption should be avoided unless you are trying to gain wait. But the Paleo diet claims that if the fat come from high quality fats like avocados or coconuts then the fat is mostly converted to energy not stored fat. Some of the advantages in this diet is that its very holistic; it takes more work to prep your food, your food is better quality, it helps with things like acne and other skin problems, and its anti-inflammatory. Some disadvantages are that on a short term basis it can be more expensive, it takes a lot of discipline and work and its not convenient (especially at colleges) My perspective on this diet is that its a little bit too extreme.
But in reality it is actually quite difficult to stay dedicated to a diet and a healthy life style. Like I stated earlier our fast food industry is ruining out food pyramid. Making healthy foods more expensive and harder to come by just doesn’t make sense in my eyes. It’s the unhealthy stuff that should be expensive such as a “Whooper” or a “Mc-double” compared to a healthy veggie. Staying dedicated to your diet will bring great joy.
Fast Food Restaurants Effect on Obesity Obesity is a health problem for overweight people in this country, as American's all we can do is deny the truth, or block out the thoughts in our heads .What we need to realize though is that being overweight and dealing with obesity is not the path we want to lay out for ourselves. It’s the way we eat unhealthy that makes us regret the way we look or that leads to other severe health problems. "One-third of children and two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese, posing a daunting public-health challenge. Those adults are more likely to develop serious illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. "(Preventing obesity, Mantel, pg1).
Obesity results when the size or number of fat cells in a person's body increases (Michael D. Myers, M.D., Inc.)” A number of states are purposing bills to band Tran’s fat in restaurants and some people agree with it. Since obesity rates are so alarming some people believe the government should intervene with this problem as they did in the cases of smoking and seat belts. Since people cannot control what they eat the government should have a say in what people consume. Others say that private citizens should be accountable for their own actions. People are accountable for their health, so the government should not be intervening.
All the additives in our foods have been extensively tested before being added to our food, but it still makes sense to limit the amount of artificial chemicals we ingest. Some additives are perfectly natural for example ascorbic acid which is just vitamin C. Fast food creates many diseases for example obesity. Something obesity is a national correct. Obesity also prevents kids from doing physical activity better. Obesity costs the United States
As according to Kolko (2012), poverty in one nation is similar but exclusively different from poverty in another. Appropriately the characteristics of poverty correlate to the definition of a wicked problem. Access to wholesome nutritional food should be attainable by everyone. In today’s society fast food is more readily available than fresh foods, as dairy and vegetables are more costly (McDermott & Stephens, 2010). Households are “forced” to purchase inferior processed food, as nutritional food has become unaffordable (Hill 2012).
Submitted by: John Kenneth J. Fernandez Submitted to: Maam Lua Burias Thesis Statement: Although junk food is convenient, inexpensive, and is basically a cultural phenomenon, we as a society need to stop eating junk food because it has increased health problems, has taken away from family core values, destroys the environment, and has created a food economy dominated by giant corporations. I. Introduction What is Junk Food? The term “junk food” is used to describe food which is low in nutritional value, with a comparatively high caloric value. Many people try to avoid or limit junk food in their diets, out of concerns that such food is not healthy, despite the fact that numerous food manufacturers produce a range of products which could be considered junk food.