Supersize Me: It’s Time to Stop Blaming Fat People for their Size, Alison Motluk argues that we live in an “obesogenic society,” one that promotes weight gain and an increasingly unhealthy lifestyle. We do live in a society that makes it easy for people to become obese. For starters, the convenience and the relative ease it is to go to a fast food restaurant, and pick up breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Also the portion size that is offered at restaurants is enormous. We live in a society where most parents do not have the luxury to stay home and prepare healthy meals.
I think everyone should try to spend more time on cooking foods at home so they can eat organic food than what they are eating every day. For example, there is a fast foods in McDonald’s which is delicious it takes less than a minute to prepare it, which is bad and unhealthy for today’s society . In David H. Freedman’s words, “The food they’re cooking is making people sick, Pollan has said of big companies. It is one of the reasons that we have the obesity and diabetes epidemics that we do. If you’re going to let industries decide how much salt, sugar, and fat is
According to a study conducted by the CDC, that Americans are getting fatter and fatter every year. That more than one third (36.5%) of U.S. adults is obese. In contrast to what the medical community says, fast-food giants’ fights back by hurling propagandas of their own “There 's nobody at McDonald’s shoving fries in your mouth.” This was noted by McDonald’s own Chief Nutritionist Bonnie Modungo. Although they do have a point that they do not force the consumer to patronize their products, Fast-food restaurant still have the moral obligation to provide enough information to the public about the contents of the food they market.
We are unfortunately attracted to fast food in too many ways. From their addictive ingredients to the advertising market to the cheap prices, all of these factors are reasons why we eat fast food. Out of all people, lower class people are at the most risk because they tend to eat fast food frequently due to their low budget. In order to stop obesity rates in minorities, children, and everyone else from skyrocketing, we must take actions. We must create a cheaper and healthier system in targeted communities.
Even though the restaurant industry has a lot of competition, Chipotle has found a stronghold against its competitors. They have managed to continually attract investors through their fast growth and large profit margins, and consumers through their low prices and food with integrity mission. B. EXTERNAL ENVIORNMENT: STEEP ANALYSIS Social There are two main social trends that have a direct impact on Chipotle.
McDonaldization has not only impacted fast-food restaurants, it has had an enormous impact on the economy and major businesses and companies. Companies are able to efficiently manufacture great amounts of the same, identical product for consumers. Although many of these developments have made tasks effortless and life easier, there are downfalls to McDonaldization despite all the positives. Because life gets easier due to advancements, people in society get lazy. This laziness in society has direct correlation to the obesity rate rising in the United States.
Today, the obesity rates in the United States have increased tremendously, but whom to blame the fast food industry to the consumers? Obesity in the United States has affected the lives of many individuals, but it is not a consumer’s fault. The fast-food companies are manipulating its consumers by not giving them access to nutritional information content included in their meals. With this intention, giving people access to nutrition facts can help turn their lives around. When deciding what you want to eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, knowing the nutritional values of each meal can be an important component of your decision.
Food waste in American has grown by an unfathomable amount. After we eat dinner we casually scrape off the leftover scraps into the trash not thinking about the food we are wasting. We go to restaurants and order appetizers, entree, and desserts only to consume about half of each letting the remainder go to waste, but why do we waste it food? There are major factors that support this meme. A few reasons are that food is sold much cheaper in the United States than nearly anywhere else in the world, people desire the perfect produce, and inefficiencies in our food system/ farming process.
She told I that homemade food is so oily and it take too much time to prepare and we can easily purchase any kind of fusion food in our convenient price. Most importantly we can easily get the exact thing in fusion food what we want, like sometimes we go to restaurant for some salad which will be healthy for us and we can easily maintain our diet. Another thing is its taste is so yummy. Obviously it is right that homemade food is also important for us but sometimes we need some outside refreshment that’s why fusion food is compulsory for everyone
While having access to fresh foods such as a grocery store or a farmers market has shown to lower obesity rates. Studies done by The Harvard school of Public health (4) asserts that our surroundings impact what we eat. Not having access to healthy foods, can corrode healthy lifestyles and promote obesity in areas affected the most by a food desert. Many times in these food deserts, fast food options are plentiful, convenient and cheap. People living in food deserts often see more advertising for junk food, or fast food, where in non-food desert areas you’ll see more advertising for a farmers market, or sales on produce at local grocery stores.
In the end, David Zinczenko should have mentioned my points in his writing. He should have addressed some of my reasons in his writings because fast food restaurants are spending millions of dollars on advertisements, he should have mentioned some benefits of eating healthy, lack of parent’s involvements, and fast service is being provided by the restaurants. If we add these all up, then it’s all our fault that we are eating junk food on daily bases because at the end you have to make decisions for this kind of situations. You could be healthier if you will make a right decision then you will live a healthy life because junk food is high in sugar, sodium and many other things that is harmful for your health. It’s all your choice to make right
The main contributor, widely reported by top experts, is the consumption of cheap, and convenient foods such as fast food and the myriad of boxed foods available in the supermarket. Diane Brady asserts in her essay, “The Employer-Friendly Case for Pricer Big Macs” that “Of all the reasons why a third of U.S. adults are obese, the lure of cheap, unhealthy food ranks near the top” (519). With continual attention being given to the effects of unhealthy foods on adults and especially young people, one would think that America would wise up and stop consuming it at such an alarming rate. Again, Brady points out that, “Fast food chains have raised their game with healthier menu offerings and support for programs that encourage physical activity, but they continue to thrive by selling high-calorie food. McDonald’s salads, introduced in 1987, make up just 2 percent to 3 percent of U.S. sales” (520).
Fast foods restaurants are multiplying due to the consumers wanting more from them, and it leads to obesity in America. Even some Americans, do not like the food some fast food restaurant provide for their options so they go to their second choice of foods. Some Americans are trying or did sue the fast food restaurant because they either are obese or they just want their money back. Parents are the ones who set an example by eating healthy foods in front of their children, so they eat healthy People would eat fast food and will blame the restaurant for the results from the food they chose to eat. The effects of eating fast foods are very dangerous especially if you are young child.
In Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson’s Chew On This, the two authors discuss the upbringing and evolution of the phenomenon that is fast food, which much of American business thrives off of today. With nearly 31,000 McDonald’s spread across 120 countries, the habit of eating fast food has become a routine. Schlosser and Wilson examine everything from the birth of the industry, specifically circling around McDonald’s, to the aspects present today which have largely strayed from its original ideals. McDonald’s did not start off as a fast food joint, however. By 1940 the automobile was flourishing, and drive-in restaurants were created (beginning with Kirby’s Pig Stand); people would pull up next to these establishments and waitresses, or “carhops,”