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Obesity in America

  1. whoisbid profile image76
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    Obesity in America

    Do you think that the food offered in America is causing obesity? If this is the case, then how can you avoid food that everyone eats?

  2. lifeisabeach profile image59
    lifeisabeachposted 6 years ago

    The easily accessible food is cheap and unhealthy. 1000 calories of fries costs $0.20-$0.30 to produce, is sold for $1 and is clogging up the veins of the consumer and adding fat to his/her body.

    Many are not able to afford the more healthy and expensive options.

  3. supplies expert profile image61
    supplies expertposted 6 years ago

    I took a class a while back on the health of the US as a nation and why obesity is such a problem. My professor had said it is the fact that poor people are fat because they can't afford healthy foods.

    That to me is the most ignorant statement anyone could ever say. I'm sorry but I believe obesity is caused by people not being educated in healthy food and healthy living, it is also by people being lazy. I never was traditionally taught in any which way on how to eat healthy, I think the only thing I knew was to not eat fast food on a regular basis. Either way, if you read and you learn about how to eat healthy, it's actually quite simple and is probably less expensive than your Big Mac that your clogging your arteries with.

    Rice and beans are very cheap and relatively healthy solutions. It is a filling meal which includes most of the nutrients one needs for energy yet not much fat at all. Black beans include protein and are usually at most $1 a can. You can easily feed a family of 4 with $10 worth of rice and beans. Add in a little bit of onions peppers and chicken and you're set. Chicken is one of the cheaper meats but also is actually one of the better meats for you.

    America needs to stop being so lazy and crunched for time and take time to cook a decent meal that won't kill you by clogging up your arteries.

  4. anemometers profile image58
    anemometersposted 6 years ago

    I have noticed that so many of the drinks in America are laced with salt (some kind of chemical) that makes you even thirstier. People are always looking at food but what about the drinks containing sugar/fake sugar, salt and other chemicals. Surely they can't be good for the system. People really don't know what goes into these liquids.
    I think that some people should try to drink plain water for a few weeks to see if what I am saying has any truth to it. Go ahead and eat food with sugar in it but try staying away from what is offered to drink in stores (except water) It is worth a try. Not everyone puts on weight for the same reason. This advice might work for some and not for others.

  5. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Sure the food in restaurants and esp. fast food chains is one of the main causes of obesity.  So is the lack of activity and exercise.    How can you avoid the foods? Don't eat out, eat at home and eat 'clean'.  Don't buy pre-packaged, frozen or sodium filled canned goods.  Buy fresh and watch what spices/sauces you add.

    Re-obesity being related to poverty, YES there is a corelation to this.  People who are poor cannot afford to buy fresh.  They buy staples like bread, potatoes and peanut butter.  It is really very sad.  And, perhaps they don't get enough exercise to counter balance this, but neither do most of America's population.

    Laziness has NOTHING to do with it.  Perhaps there is also a sense of hopelessness in poverty ridden populations that causes a lack of motivation which does NOT equate to laziness.