Fast food is filth

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  1. bantor

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    I was having my lunch today, and i looked over and saw a guy smoking. As he put his pack of smokes back in his pocket i caught a glimps of the picture on the from with the cancerous loung. Since i have seen this many times before i thought nothing more of it. Then i look to the other side of me and saw this person munching on this dripping with fat Big Mac, and then the pu the container in the garbage, and i thought of the smokes.

    Now what i am getting at there is there needs to be pictures of like obese people, and cholestoral ridden arteries on the packs of fast food. I bet that there are just as many people getting ill from obesity related issues these days as there is poeple getting ill from smoke related ones. It is just a filth that is so overlooked people don't even realize that they are killing themselves every bite they take.

    There are many alternatives. In fact if you did not bring a lunch to work, it takes just as long, or less time, to go to the closest grocery store and buy some fruit and a meet sandwich or something. It just doesn't make sence.

    Just a random thought that was bugging me.
     
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    I don't think it's the fast food that are making people obese.

    It's the lifestyle that we are all living now that is causing obesity.

    If you ate apples all day, you would get overweight, just the same as if you ate cheeseburgers all day.

    It's a simple maths equation. Calories in must equal calories used or you'll put on weight. Choosing which calories you eat, helps you fulfill the rest of your daily requirements, like getting enough calcium and vitamins etc.

    So I don't think we can really blame it on fast food.
     
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    meysha has a point. but i think fast food does play some part in it, just not nearly as much as lifestyle. have yall heard of the movie super size me?
     
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    You know Meysha, you do give a good point, although i raelly do think that fast food is a very good reason so many people are getting overweight. There is no doubt that "Calories in must equal calories used ", but the simple truth is there are WAY more calories in a Big Mac, a large fries and a soda then there is in a peice of fruit, and a sadnwhich.

    I would say (not statistically, but through observation) that the amount of people eating at fast food places is growing, so considering that it only seems reasonable that the high fat, high calorie food served at fast food places is a large contributor to the obesity "epidemic" if you will.
     
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    This doesn't apply to me yet...Metabolism is too fast. :D
     
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    Relating to the diet and obesity issue I was just wondering if any of you Canucks watched that show on CBC tonight "Big Sugar" ...

    It was pretty interesting in a Michael Moore-ish kind of way, not quite so abrasive though :mrgreen:
     
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    Blaming fast food is too easy...there can be tons of reasons...maybe some people physically are inable to excercise...maybe it's easier on the budget for some to east fast food...there are tons of reasons for people being obsese, but for some reason we like to try and box it up in a simple they're fat b/c they don't excercise or eat right...and that's not always the case.
     
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    yep I agree with you, fast food has more calories than a homemade equivalent (unless it's my boyfriend's mother's cooking - then it's worse).
    And true more people are eating at fast food places. So yes your statement about more people becoming more overweight must be true.

    But, it's not the 'fault' of the fast food. I think it's an education thing. And it is a shame that our lives have become so busy that we no longer have times to look after ourselves anymore. :-( :hug::
     
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    if you're fat, you can only blame yourself...it's a choice you make.
     
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    Not necessarily...there are medical conditions that prevent some from being able to help it...even if they eat right they still can be fat...
     
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    i had that in there but removed it...i believe that as well
     
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    Good I was hoping I wasn't gonna have to hurt you :lmao:
     

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