Compare and Contrast Essay

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Compare and Contrast Essay
Over half of the adults in America are overweight
Being overweight or obese affects your emotions
Obesity is the second leading cause of death of adults
1 out of 3 kids end up with diabetes
Kids who are in shape do not eat as much
They also perform better in school
They have more energy
Able to focus on tasks better than overweight kids.

Over the years America has become the most overweight country in the world. The times have changed, people used to run around and eat home-cooked meals every night. Now People drive most places and just grab something quick for dinner without thinking about if it is a healthy choice or not. This has affected America in more ways than most people think. The
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The difference between people in shape and people that aren't is growing rapidly because of the amount of food that overweight people are consuming each day. Those that eat healthy do not eat nearly as much as overweight people do because they eat proteins, fruits and vegetables which will fill you up. The fast food only fills you up for a little while and then you are hungry for some more. Kids who still live the way their parents did are staying healthier and doing better in life overall. By living the way their parents did, I mean that they are eating a lot of home-cooked meals and exercise year–round. Eating healthy helps people in life more because you have more energy to get done what needs to be done, where as with eating junk food you have energy only for a short period of time and then you begin to feel tired and lazy. Students who are not overweight seem to do better than overweight students overall because they are able to focus more. They are able to focus more because they are not always hungry and are more awake in class. People who live a healthy life style also are able to control their emotions where obese people become more emotional. Overweight people continue to feel sorry for themselves because of their weight problems and try to think of excuses for why they are overweight. They even try to blame others for their eating problems. There have been cases where people have

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