Persuasive Essay On Obesity

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According to statistics, more than one third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity does not mean overweight, in fact obesity is a serious medical condition that can be detrimental to your health, if left untreated. Most people underestimate obesity and its effects, they completely overlook it and fail to construe it as a disease. But obesity is real, it’s very real and it is as rampant as ever, plaguing even children. So whose responsibility is it? Who is responsible for the surging rates of obesity in America? I believe that the citizens are responsible for the increasing obesity rates in America. Yes the government does contribute to it, but only because we live in a capitalist society. Since our society is based on “supply …show more content…
How much people weigh, is a product of personal choice and responsibility, and cannot be dictated by what it calls the Twinkie police.” I think that personal responsibility is important, it’s just not right to keep buying junk food, and then blame the government for it. If you value your health, and your well-being, then you would go the extra mile to make sure your health is in good condition. Waiting for fast food places to be shut down, or for the discontinuation of the production of junk food is a futile solution. And it is sadly, a solution that most of America, resorts to. The government or the food industry isn’t forcing anyone to buy anything, no one is shoving cheeseburger down anyone’s throat. And finally the government is not accountable or liable for the choices that you …show more content…
However that point is unimportant, because raising taxes on “junk food” wouldn’t do much, it’s ineffective, and an unavailing solution because people would still but junk food, to satiate their “addiction”. Even if they are on the verge of becoming broke. That’s how deep their addiction runs. To most people food, specifically junk food is a source of comfort, and happiness. Stripping that away from people, even if you’re doing for their well-being would only lead in serious and precarious consequences. But Contrary to popular belief, healthy foods can be cheap, and the cheapest way you can be healthy is by cooking your meals. I know most people don’t have the time to cook, but is it worth it? Is it worth risking your health and your life, because you can’t spare 30 minutes a

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