However the food we eat is high in fat and sodium and lack the nutrition needed to lead a healthy life. What’s being done to stop obesity, and whose problem is it? Should our government be able to step in and stop obesity as it becomes a matter of public health and a concern to the American people? This essay will discuss two authors with important views on the subject. In “What you Eat is your Business”, Radley Balko describes how our government is letting American's live unhealthy lives, while the healthy people have to pay for others unhealthy habits.
Dieting Controversy Our society considers fat people, both overweight and obese individuals, to be unhealthy and at a greater risk of having an early death. Personally, I do not understand why they are even looked down upon. I believe Paul Campos’ thesis statement is that the actual number of a person’s weight does not determine if the person is fat; rather it is the person’s lifestyle and daily routines that effect their life span and health. One topic sentence I chose is concerning the “body mass index” (BMI), this is a number determined by calculating an individual’s weight divided by his or her height. BMI has nothing to do with the fat content.
Their self-esteem falls to the bottom and almost impossible to get back to where it was. I can only imagine that emotional suffering may be one of the most painful parts of obesity. Our society takes physical appearance and often compares attractiveness with slenderness, especially in women. This sending out a message making overweight people feel unattractive and less of what they really are inside. I think, no matter what someone’s case is when dealing with obesity, there is something that they can do about it.
Not only is this a waste of money, it could be spent on many other worthwhile things in life if they didn’t have an eating problem. Another helpful idea is that McDonalds needs to get rid of the super size menu. Not only is the super size menu unhealthy, it is a huge proportion of food that I sold for a relatively cheaper price. By getting rid of the supersize menu, obese people will have an even harder time deciding what they can get
Fat is your long term fuel storage and muscle is used for more short term storage. Your body will resist storing muscle if there is not an adequate supply of fat on the body. Often a skinny guy will begin a weight gain program, find that he is developing a little bit of a gut and revert back to the “better skinny than fat” mentality and quit his program or at least cut back so much on food that no gains are made. Don’t let this happen to you. Be prepared for this and determine to keep moving forward.
This is the biggest question when it comes to obesity. Is it the individual’s fault for being obese, or is it because the government refuses to help? Radley Balko believes individuals are at fault while Kelly Brownell and Marion Nestle believe the government is at fault. However, instead of arguing over whose fault it is, the government and each individual should take responsibility for obesity. The individuals are responsible because they are the ones obese and the only ones that can truly help themselves.
The culprit is the fat tax, a tax that has long been debated on whether or not it will be employed. There has been an ongoing battle against foods that could potentially harm your body, turning the focus onto what is a part of our daily lives, rather than dangerous illegal substances. A fat tax is a tax applied to unhealthy foods, such as candy or sugar-loaded pop, to discourage consumers from ingesting foods that aren’t good for their health. If passed, this fat tax will become a huge nuisance to everyone and will unlikely be of any success. Factors such as one’s personal responsibility about the choices they make in their life, similar taxes and what the fat tax would concern, as well as the impact on successful businesses producing potentially taxed products that may influence on whether or not the fat tax becomes law.
They need to do more things that involve everyday people trying to get in good shape. Despite what most critics think these commercials are hurting more than helping. Greatness is not only for the naturally gifted chosen athletes; greatness can be achieved by any hardworking person not wanting to take the easy way out. Nike is a major sporting retailer and has the ability to influence the obese community by changing their commercial strategies and target audience. Obesity has become a big issue in America and instead of motivating others to get fit; it would be more beneficial to help people by giving them the steps to “find their
Hate it hard. But don't blame McDonalds because you can't control your own life"(Klosterman). Klosterman nailed it with this point because people in the end make the choice to eat the food, or to not eat the food, simply put. Corporation and higher ranking business men could care less about the customers that enter and eat the food, only the money exiting their pocket and entering the McDonalds cash register. Yes, eating a whole new diet and getting away from fast food can be difficult, but Klosterman sums life up by saying "staying alive is hard", and it truly is with all the disease in the
Consumer’s are responsible for their selection in foods and if they chose to consue products that give no nutritional information that is on them. Zinczenko argues that lack of information given to the consumers about the food they are consuming is grounds to file lawsuits against the fast food vendors. Though there is truth to Mr. Zinczenko’s arguments, I disagree, with placing the blame on the fast food supplier’s. Consumer are responsible for . As far as healthier affordable alternatives, you pass just as many Subways, Jimmy Johns or Panera’s as you would a McDonalds.