Obesity Is Too Much On Fast Food

1235 Words Apr 30th, 2015 5 Pages
In the United States, there are increasing numbers of people suffering from obesity. In Michael Pollan’s book “Omnivore’s Dilemma,” he says that three of every five Americans are overweight and one of every five is obese (76). Obesity becomes a major health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the estimate medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion a year. Why Americans are obese? The answer for obesity is that Americans are relying too much on fast food. Many factors that contribute to obesity epidemic; particularly, fast food is the chief causes of obesity.
Fast lifestyle drives people to take fast food, thus exposing them to the risk of being obese. Americans are depending on fast food because they do not have time to sit for a meal. Pollan states, “These days 19 percent of American meals are eaten in car” (99). Which means that people are trying to save more time for work and for making extra income and this lifestyle is making opt to anything that is time efficient without taking a critical assessment. Because of the convenience of fast food, people can grab it on the way to their home, so they do not need to cook for their meals. People who ate frequently at fast food restaurants have more chance of gaining weight than people who do not. The reason behind the weight gain is that fast food is not as healthy as whole food and eating frequently at fast food restaurant leads to obesity.
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