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Who is Responsible for Your Weight? America is known for being one of the most obese countries in the world. Once you step foot in America, people can quickly find out why; everywhere you look there are a ton of fast food chains on nearly every block. Fast food to Americans is a quick, easy, and affordable way to get food. In the past Forty years, more than 160,000 fast food restaurants have opened in America (Pirello). This cheap and quick meal comes at a cost; according to the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDCP), more than 66 percent of Americans are overweight and obese. To make things worse, the CDCP notes that one third of children and adolescents are obese. David Zinczenko, the editor-in- chief of Men’s Health…show more content…
Most Americans know that fast- food is very unhealthy and leads to many different health problems such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and even mortality. I do not understand how people can blame the fast food industries for making themselves obese. When will people stand on their own two feet and take responsibility own health, obesity, and lack of health care management? From an early age, most people are taught by schools about the effects of the fast food industry and unhealthy eating. This allows people to make informed decision about the choices and health effects contributed to fast food. So I do not feel sorry for obese people, because they are the ones who made the poor choices to eat unhealthy. They knew the consequences before ordering that unhealthy meal. In Zinczenko’s article he said, "that there are a lack of alternate food options and there are no calorie information charts on fast food packaging, the way there are on grocery items (Zinczenko 394).” This information Zinczenko states may have been true back in 2002 but now of days, government is stepping in. According to the New York Times, President Obama signed off in 2011 that any American patron that enters into a McDonalds, Starbucks, Burger king, or any major restaurant chain, will be required to put calorie information on their menus and drive-through signs. This legislation also requires labels on food items in vending machines. In addition, anyone can find any
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