David Zinczenko's Don T Blame The Eater

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“Don’t Blame the Eater,” writes David Zinczenko, president of a global health and wellness media company, who also asserts that obesity is becoming a genuine medical problem. Before 1994, he emphasizes, the rate of diabetes between children was so low that it could have been called a cultural stereotype, but, now, one out of three teenagers suffer by “obesity-related” problems. David Zinczenko claims that “the lack of information” about fast-foods and the deficit for the affordable supplementary for the fast-food restaurants are main reasons for the obesity issues; confusing explanations of calories perplex teenagers and lead them towards obesity while America possesses 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants, and it’s more complex to find a way to the …show more content…
That’s why he encourages fast-food companies to start providing clear nutrition information to their customers, as it would help their companies to avoid lawsuits and their customers to reconsider their daily diets. However, even though fast food restaurants, with seductively delicious as well as highly calorie-dense meals, are correlated to the obesity problem, it’s an everyday decision-making process of an eater that leads to obesity rather than the menus or the abundance of fast-food restaurants.
Taking into consideration the sensitive nature of an individual to the marketing decisions of companies, it is controversial to think about how an obese teenager would react if they had clear nutrition information in the menus of fast-food restaurants - right in front of their eyes. A logical response would be declining sales of fast-foods because the high density of
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Chipotle, Au Bon Pain, McDonald’s and most of the major fast-food restaurants’ menus consist of many vegan and plant-based options. Therefore, obese people shouldn’t blame restaurants for their obesity issues because they have lost, or even have never had, the culture of eating healthy food. According to Allison Aubrey and Maria Godoy, Eating and Health reporters at National Public Radio, “80 percent of Americans fail to eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables … [while] 36 percent of adults in the U.S. are obese.” These numbers assert that most people in the United States don’t have a plan, or a schedule, for their diet just as they would have a schedule for upcoming events or activities. However, planning diet is crucial as food shouldn’t only be used to satisfy feelings but also to satisfy, yet not exceed the requirements for a person’s body. But few of them pay attention to this idea and even fewer of them ask themselves why they eat that they

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