Essay on The American Obesity Problem Of Fast Food Restaurants

1379 Words Jan 5th, 2016 6 Pages
In the 1800s, Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.” In this case, the victims of scapegoating are the fast-food restaurants throughout America that appear to be “causing” obesity. Many people rush to attribute the source of the American obesity predicament to the vast number of fast-food restaurants that plague society. This tends to be a common occurrence because of the nature of the fast-food industry. Fast-food restaurants have become a homogeneous, monotonous source of great tasting, filth-ridden food. The deceptive advertising, savory appearance, and inexpensive prices make it an ideal scapegoat for the people who suffer from the illusion that the fast-food restaurants are at fault for their obesity instead of their own unhealthy lifestyles. Detrimental decisions, financial problems, a lack of exercise, and the vast amount of unhealthy food that non-fast-food franchises serve are all contributors to the American obesity problem.
Every day people are faced with a large amount of decisions. From trying to decide between sleeping in or getting up to figuring out what to have for lunch, decisions are an inevitable part of our life. The fast-food industry gets the blame for providing the American people with a source of food that will be detrimental to their health. However, it is not the fast-food industries fault that the weak-willed American people are unable to say no to the desires that the food brings them.…

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