Society's Effect on Obesity

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Society’s Effect on Obesity What is “fat” in today’s society? Who and how can they call someone “fat”? How did we get so “fat”? On what terms can “fat” be interpreted to overweight and or obese? Is the government lying? According to who you can is the type of response you’ll get. Everyone has their personal opinions about being fat but who is right and who is wrong? Or even is there a right or wrong? How can someone be called fat? Can fat be a good thing rather than a bad, as the media and governments tells us. With David Zinczenko’s controversial article on suing fast foods is wrong to Paul Campos’s argumentative essay criticizing the BMI scale we’ll get professional responses on this controversial topic. Sometimes “fat” can be blamed on fast food. According to “Don’t Blame the Eater”, by David Zinczenko, he argues that suing a fast food place is wrong and should be your responsibility on what he eats. He gave the perfect example to show us how wrong it is with “isn’t that like middle-aged men suing Porsche for making them get a speeding ticket?” With this example he gives an alternative view of looking at lawsuit towards fast food restaurants that are just doing their jobs and making us food. This is not to say that the fast food restaurants don’t have a part in people being fat. With fast food places spending millions of dollars in advertising, who is not to say that some can be misleading? With so many ads and billboards persuading us to eat even though we’re not hungry. Even if it’s not the misleading ads, the misleading nutrition facts on food labels play a big part. They offer an item that says an X number of calories but in small fine print or on a separate item states dressing or cheese or etc. adds an additional X number of calories that many people are not aware of. So at the end your X number has been doubled without you even noticing. So when we
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