The Symbols Of Fast Food And Obesity

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“Whoever snuck the s in “fast food” was a clever little bastard.” ~Unknown. 68.5% of adults are overweight and obese, (“Obesity in the US”) 31.8% of children are overweight or obese (“Obesity in the US”). After attempting a two week challenge of not eating fast food I soon realized that I was only destined to fail.
Eating fast food all the time can not only take a toll on your physical health but also your mental health as well. Fast food affects people psychology by the symbols they use that everyone knows. It makes people feel time-stressed and impatient even if they do not actually eat fast food. (Marano). It also even affects how people read, it tends to spend up the reading even when there is no pressure. (Marano). People also tend to
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The first group they let only eat regular rat food. The second group they allowed them to eat fatty and sugary foods, such as sausage, bacon, cheese cake and, frosting for one hour a day ("Food for Thought”). And the last group was given access to everything all throughout the day ("Food for Thought”). The second group quickly started to binge eat while the third group gorged on junk food and became obese ("Food for Thought”) The researchers noticed this came from dopamine receptors that act like a drug addiction that could have led to this showing that food could also be addictive ("Food for Thought)
The first day of the challenge went pretty good. The thought of not eating fast food for two weeks seems as if it would be easy to do. At this point, it was very easy, although I was eating cereal most of the time and occasionally a TV dinner. After a while, I started to get impatient with having to cook my food after long days at work. The physical exhaustion would leave me to not eating anything at all, which was saving me money
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(“Average American Spends $1200 a Year on Fast Food”). Some people go there two times a week, which could cost them around $1,200 a year! (“Average American”). If you individually price the food you buy at a grocery store for a burrito it would cost a merely $1.34 per burrito to make at home. (Hradek). To have someone else make you that burrito it would cost $6.86 per burrito. (Hradek). According to Michelle Jamrisko, who is an author for Bloomberg.com, she states that “Sales at restaurants and bars overtook spending at grocery stores in March for the first time ever, according to Commerce Department data released Tuesday that dates to 1992.” Also as seen in the chart provided from Ms. Jamrisko you can clearly see that sales at restaurants and bars were nowhere near the sales that grocery stores had been having until just recently. Speaking from personal experience for me this is mostly because I don’t have the time to be able to go home and cook a full meal that I can eat before I have to go to work or study for school or even go to my next class. From the ages of 25-34 years old have been more cohort to being more willing to spend on food away from home

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