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The Causes and Effects of Fast Food Consumption
Often times many wonder what drives an individual to eat fast food. Thinking about the numerous amount of calories sin each fast food meal one would choose not to eat such a thing. There have been studies that have shown that the amount of fast food consumption has grown tremendously in the last couple of years. There are many causes of people eating such foods; such as, lack of knowledge on what people are consuming, lacks of time to cook, and stress eating. Some effects include obesity, health problems, and in severe cases death.
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Many people find themselves consuming certain things when they are stressed out such as fast food. There is one specific case that is very personal. I know an individual who consumes food when he is stressed or is unhappy. Many people have made food their happiness. Food is good in moderation and in the right portion sizes. Most individuals do not take this into consideration when they are consuming food.
Stress eating directly relates to three effects of fast food. These are obesity, health problems, and if very severe even death. There have been many instances that obesity has been known to come from over consumption of fast food. Many people do not realize until damage is done what they are doing to their bodies. Supersize me is a great example of how badly you could be effected by the fast food you consume and tremendous levels. Childhood obesity has become greater because of the vast consumption of these fatty foods. A study done by Robert W. Jeffery, scientifically proves that eating at fast food restaurants is associated with childhood obesity. This source also states that fast food restaurants were negatively associated with vegetable consumption and physical activity.
Many individuals have developed health problems as a result of consuming fast food. Some include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks and even heart disease. Many of the foods that are eaten from fast food restaurants are high in , cholesterol, sugar and trans fat.
ESSAY: Child Obesity (Causes, effects and solutions)
The increasing percentage of youth that have been experiencing nutritional issues particularly obesity is being discussed by many. Hence, the causes and effects seem to be unknown to some. However, there are various solutions which can help to mitigate these challenges.
One contributor is the lack of parental guidance, considering their busy schedule as a result of their tight working shift. Nevertheless, they cannot provide enough time to educate their children about proper nutrition. Thus, many children have been eating meals from fast food restaurants because of the preoccupied schedule of their parents. Consequently, they do not have time to prepare foods for their children, Thereby, buying cooked or instant meals outside is their best option.
The effect of obesity in children is vital. Self-esteem and confidence of the yout are usually affected. Overweight children have experienced being bullied by other kids. Consequently, depression is more often experienced by obese children. Further, aside from the emotional effect, there are more serious health related issues afflicted with obesity such as heart disease and juvenile diabetes.
The argument with regard to child nutritional problems, particularly being overweight, can be managed. Firstly, parents should closely monitor their children, and time to cook nutritious meals for their family. Finally, school’s nutritional regime must be implemented and teachers should educate their students about healthy eating habits consistently.
In conclusion, it is apparent that children are vulnerable in the nutritional aspect amid the lack of guidance and support. However, although this complication is inevitable, there are still solutions which can be implemented, and with stringent monitoring and reinforcement, this difficulty should no longer be a problem in the near future.