Argumentative Essay On Obesity In America

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America can be called the melting pot but can also be called the most obese country on the planet. In recent years there has been a rise in obesity, especially in youth. The reason might be because children don’t do much physical activity, like playing outside. Children also eat more fast-food due to the fact that most parents work and don’t have time to make healthy meals at home. From health conditions to plenty of temptations out there, it is difficult for a person to stay thin and meet the expectations of society.
Children today don’t have as much enthusiasm to go outside and play as kids from a generation ago. They would rather stay inside and either watch T.V. or play on their electronic devices rather than going outside to play games
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A bottle of water can cost anywhere from $2 to $5, but a large fountain drink almost anywhere will cost you a dollar or less. A cheeseburger with fries goes for about $2.50 at a fast-food place, but a salad is about $6.00. Which one would you think people would buy if they were on a budget? That includes most Americans.
Most people are so busy nowadays that they don’t have time to cook. Some people barely have enough time to fix their ramen noodles. People are constantly multi-tasking just to be able to fit in all they have to do in a day, that they miss their meals and then get home at night and are starving and eat all they can find. People have full time jobs and work long hours and hardly have time to stop so they would rather just find the nearest fast-food location and spend only five minutes getting a meal, when it would take about an hour or more to make a home-made meal. (I would know; this is why I am the way I am right now). The majority of Americans have no will power when it comes to food. We are constantly being tempted with food on TV, billboards and all types of media. Who can resist an ooey gooey cinnamon roll fresh from the oven, or a plate filled with fries and a giant burger, or buffalo wings, I mean come on now, in order to say “NO” you have to give up a lot and have

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