As many people would recognize, there is a rising obesity problem in America and there are many influences that could contribute to this. Fast food is not the healthiest choice but, they should not be to blame for making children obese. In David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame the Eater” he talks about how the obese population is blaming fast food companies for their health situations. He begins his argument with what he observes as a ridiculous headline, which is that kids are suing McDonalds for being fat. David starts by teasing these overweight individuals that are bring a lawsuit against McDonalds, but then later admits that he used to be overweight as a child and was able to change his life around.
Going through a drive-through is much more effective than sitting down at a restaurant or preparing meals at home. For the average working class family living life on the go, it can save a lot of time and money. Also, the industry itself creates and perpetuates millions of jobs for the economy (often with low wages and poor benefits). The most common reason people continue to eat fast food, despite their knowledge of the negative effects, is the simple fact that it tastes good. The addictive and yet fattening qualities associated with fast food leave people constantly craving one more bite.
13 Jan. 2014. http://www.livestrong.com/article/259534-what-are-the-benefits-of-fast-foods/. | Fast food gets blamed for contributing to many of the United States' health problems including obesity. According to "Fast Food Nation," typical fast food fare is high in saturated fat, calories and cholesterol. While fast food often gets a bad rap in the media, it has some advantages. According to Bill Myers Online, Americans spend more money on fast food than on new cars, college education and software because fast food is so convenient.
McDonalds makes A Lot of People Angry for a Lot of Different Reasons McDonalds has to be the most popular fast food restaurant out of many. They are cheap, easy to get, and tasty. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that McDonalds is harmful to a number of things in our world. For one they are extremely bad for our bodies. McDonald’s food has been said to cause serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
Fast Foods: Who's to Blame? Many people who consume junk food are blaming fast food restaurants for their obesity and the decisions they make. Shouldn't this be the consumer's responsibility? Or should fast food restaurants have to deal with the decisions the consumers make? The article, "The battle against fast food begins in the home" by Daniel Weintraub, explains how people are blaming McDonalds and other fast food restaurants such as Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut for their obesity.
He continues by saying that people also may say that fast food is cheaper when measured by the calorie but when half of the people in this country consume too many calories rather than too few, measuring food’s cost by the calorie makes no sense. Bittman clearly states that the cost of fast foods aren’t as cheap as we have all tricked ourselves into thinking and that the obvious choice should be home cooked meals. As well as using hard evidence, Bittman also manages to convince his readers of his credibility because of his background and knowledge of food. Appearing on NBC’s The Today Show, NPR’s All Things Considered and the author of three books relating to food, Bittman is multifaceted (Beyond Print 1). Bittman makes it clear a few times during the article that he likes to make home cooked meals and
Explain the causes for the popularity of fast food restaurants Many people, particularly young people, prefer to eat fast food instead of cooking meals at home. Most people nowadays depend on fast food restaurants in their daily life. There are many reasons for the popularity of fast food restaurants. The three main reasons are: fast food is convenient, it tastes delicious, and it is inexpensive. First of all, fast food restaurants are popular because they are convenient for our active in modern day lives.
While it is more convenient to just pull through, it would be more cost efficient to get sandwich meat and freezer food; not to mention it’s healthier. Especially considering they sit for the majority of the time not burning even a small portion of the calories they intake compared to the average American. As for the graveyard shift doctors, nurses, etc. they have every option afforded to them as any other working man or woman. They may not be able to run to Applebee’s and get a fresh salad but just a little planning and they can bring their own meals.
The obsession of XXS jeans has actually turned out to be good for business. Whereas, McDonald's extra crispy fries have started to make people feel guilty. Other sugar free, low fat, low carbohydrates, high fiber products have found their way to the market. Almost all food products now have their diet alternatives that are selling fast. In this concept the size zero dream has actually proved to be good for business.
Chips, candy, etc) and fast food. It is very convenient to go through a drive through, call for takeout, or lounge in a restaurant. But what is not realized are the harmful starches and calories being put into their body that in the long-run will have negative effects on the person’s health. Therefore, if Americans became more proactive, and increased their physical exercise, the risk of obesity would