Fast Food Restaurants And Their Effects

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Fast-Food Restaurants and Their Effects In America, there are numerous of fast-food restaurants that many people enjoy eating at. People choose to eat at fast-food restaurants, because it is very convenient and they do not have to go home and prepare a meal. In addition, fast-food is usually cheaper for a family as well. However, the food from the restaurants are causing multiple problems in today’s society. It has a significant impact on American’s health which is leading to deaths and obesity. Also, fast food can lead to an increase in weight gain and bad nutrition for a human’s body. David Zinczenko is the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine. In his essay, Don’t Blame the Eater, he argues that fast-food restaurants are unhealthy and that they are causing health issues in many teenagers, specifically obesity. He provides an example in his essay that describes his experience with fast-food in his earlier life. Zinczenko himself writes, “By age 15, I had packed 212 pounds of torpid teenage tallow on my once lanky 5-foot-10 fame.” At the age of 15, he was not worried about the calories or fats from foods that he was eating and every day he was going to a fast-food restaurant: “Lunch and dinner, for me, was a daily choice between McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken or Pizza Hut.” Zinczenko began controlling his diet and realizing that the fast-food restaurants were not healthy for his body. The purpose of this essay was for Zinczenko to show readers the
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