Fast food is sweeping the nation, and is causing obesity. America is the number one to obesity. 1 out of 4 people visit Fast-Food restaurants, because of americans busy working schedule. McDonalds is one of the most eaten restaurant worldwide. The documentary super size me is about one man which is the director Morgan Spurlock has eaten nothing but McDonalds for 30 days breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
This industry has lied to its customers about the ingredients of the food, yet Americans continue to buy their food. Fast food has increased the health problems of many, but that has not been stopping Americans from eating here either. McDonalds and other fast food establishments have become the new unhealthy epidemic that almost everyone buys, but only few will talk
It was designed for quick service, yet having great food to eat. That right there, will come back years later to haunt Americans. With a small menu of only 9 items, there was one food item that stuck out like a sore thumb when it came to the sales charts. That item would be the delicious fifteen cent hamburger. By 1958, McDonalds sold 100 million hamburgers. Over the years, they opened many more restaurants. Not only were they selling, they were expanding. Business was booming, so they had no choice rather than to expand their services. In the very next year, they had opened their 100th McDonalds restaurant. All this was in just four years, if time could tell how quickly things change, lets skip ahead another three years. The year 1962 truly marked an era of how Americans are today. Lazy and arrogant! A Denver, Colorado McDonalds introduced indoor seating for their McDonalds restaurant. This seems like everyday dining for most of everybody reading this. With just one food chain opening up, surely it could not be the only cause of obesity rates in the United States. Please remember, McDonalds is not the only fast food chain around. They inspired others along with their success. Burger King, Checkers, Hardees, Wendys and Sub Way are just a few example of fast food chains that have began to dominate the food industry.
America is one of the fattest countries in the world and is getting fatter by the second. Fast food used to be simple, small portions, less calories, and even simple menus. Now wherever you turn, there is a restaurant just right around the corner. Just in the past ten years the range of food choices has emerged. Fast food is the reason why health problems have become a major health issue in the United States. Although fast food has made it easier on Americans, Americans are at risk of preventable health issues, like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes; therefore, fast food has impacted Americans in a negative way.
McDonaldization is viewed to be one of the reasons behind obesity. This is due to people
In It's Portion Distortion That Makes America Fat, Shannon Brownlee addresses the difference from when fast food was introduced to now. Before burger, small fries, and a 12oz drink was considered a filling meal and was considered treat because it was not something that happened often. Now it’s know as a kids meal. The medium, large, and super-size sizes were attempts from the fast food corporations to maximise on small minded Americans willing to believe anything that is said by advertisements. A nation of the gullible believing that bigger is better. The extreme intake of saturated fat, sodium, and high fructose corn syrup is leading even the health people of America down the rabbit hole full of health complications, that promise to shed years that could have been full of joyful memories for family and friends off one's life. Obesity is not just about being overweight and eating unhealthy. Obesity is accompanied by diseases like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancer. Obesity can cut someones life expectancy by ten years. Even the nation's youth are not safe. Zinczenko also explains the gravity of rise in childhood obesity “Before 1994, Diabetes in children was generally caused by a genetic disorder -- only 5 percent of childhood cases were obesity-related, or Type 2, diabetes. Today, according to the National institute of Health, Type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 30 percent of all new childhood cases of diabetes in this country.” The customary American diet is finally taking it’s toll on the
In the non-fiction text, McJobs, by Eric Schlosser, it is explained how fast food chains like McDonald’s have changed the country. They have transformed small towns such as Martinsburg, West Virginia, from spacious orchards into busy cities. Because of this, some may argue that fast food has made a negative impact. However, fast food also provides jobs for millions of young, inexperienced workers. A lot of evidence can be found for both sides of the argument, so it is clear that fast food has made many changes for good and for bad. A lot of things that you wouldn't expect have been affected by fast food: the economy, people’s health, population, and more.
When the consumer has been served a days worth of calories in a meal that has probably over 1500 calories, and the cost of the meal is probably five dollars while eating at the establishment few times a week the consumer is at risk for many health issues. McDonalds adds many additives, sugar and salt to make their food tasty. Many health issues arise such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. With McDonalds not buying meat from the US, changing out oils, adding sugar and salt is a recipe for a failing restaurant when Americans are eating healthier, wanting more organic choices. and care what is going into their bodies and their children’s bodies. Restaurants like Chick-Fil-A are serving many healthy choices to choose from. The
One reason why Americans as a whole are obese is because of the addictive food that fast food restaurants sell. The first place is McDonald, it is located all over the world and literally about five or six located in the same place. McDonald advertises their dollar menu for a couple of bucks and the new big and tasty for a dollar and some change. Who can not afford that? And then again, there food there is very addictive, which attracts the customers and keeps them coming back for more. Also, McDonald has a large drink that is a dollar while a medium cup there is almost two dollars. Why not get the dollar drink? That is more drink someone. McDonald is the leading cause of obesity because they got hamburgers and chicken nuggets that are more
Obesity in America has become a huge problem. No one understands why the obesity rate in America is increasing, but we need to stop it. A lot of obesity rates come from poverty stricken families. Since they do not have the income to buy healthy food; they choose the cheapest fast food place to provide for themselves and their children. The fast food industry is the reason for the obesity rates rising higher each year. They are educated enough to know that people who do not have to money to buy healthy meals will depend on their company.
“I’m lovin’ it” (mcdonalds.com) is the motto for McDonalds. I can remember watching the commercials on my television and wanting to eat McDonalds. Going to McDonalds was my favorite place to eat as a kid. I loved the salty fries and the prize you would get in a happy meal and I would beg my parents to take me so I could get them. When I was little they had the slide and ball pit, which I absolutely loved to play in. As I got older I started to learn about different cultures and I was always curious how the American businesses impacted other countries. I always knew that McDonalds made a ginormous impact in America. Every kid wants a meal from McDonalds but I would wonder if children in other countries would crave McDonalds meals like Americans
McDonald's a fast food company understand the damage in the food they are making but do nothing. Many if not all fast food companies do not feel accountable for their food company causing obesity. They do not care for the people’s health, rather they focus on profit rather on their people. They blame the people of their health when they do not even know the chemicals in their food, making them addicted to every food production
"We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it” (Ray Kroc, Founder of McDonald’s). Coronary Artery Disease is a type of heart disease and the most common cause of heart attacks. Plaque from eating unhealthy foods, builds up in the arteries, the arteries harden and begin to become narrow and can cause chest pain and heart attacks. “Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.” The environment is affected by the fast food industry because of the amount of pollution and trash they produce on a daily basis. The fast food industry has a harmful
As the fast food world spread across the nation, obesity was shortly following in its footsteps. According to, “The History of the Fast Food Industry,” Since 1970 the amount of fast food restaurants have doubled, which equates to roughly 300,000 establishments in the United States. Ironically, 33.8% of the U.S. population is affected by obesity and 19% of children and young adults are also affected.
•In the recent times McDonalds has been blamed for the high fat content in its products and many consumers perceive that the food served at their outlets is not healthy. Also, the consumers are becoming increasingly health conscious these days. McDonalds