Fast Food : America Is Fat Essay

2012 Words Oct 10th, 2015 9 Pages
We need to talk about fast food. America is fat. In fact, I have a friend who is fat. She is not just fat, she is obese. However, she did not realize she was obese until just last year. My friend had known that she was overweight, but her entire life changed last fall at her yearly check up. As her doctor walked into the clinic, she knew something was wrong the second she saw his face. He sat her down and gave her some of her test results. Her entire life changed as he dropped the dreaded “O” word. Obese. The diagnosis “obese”, is something no one ever wants to hear. My friend got this way because she eats fast food for her breakfast, her morning snack, her lunch, her afternoon snack, her dinner, and her midnight snack. She is simply addicted to fast food. Many people in America, just like my friend, do not realize that they are obese, they just simply think that they are overweight. Today’s society in America has been named the “fast food culture” for a reason, because of people like my friend. Fast food is everywhere, and it is calling our names.

According to North Ohio Heart Medical Group, “sixty percent of Americans are overweight or obese” (Kidd), and it is not a shock that most of us are overweight or obese because of fast food. Fast food causes heart disease, diabetes, and many other risk factors, which is ultimately leading to death. The American society needs to be informed about what fast food does to the human body. According to Food Safety News, a study was…

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