Life on the Fast Food Lane
In Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser it discusses the bad eating habits and the unhealthy foods that cook behind the grill. This informative book shows not only what goes on in America, but also what happens behind the counter in other countries. It discusses the health issues involved, the way commercials shape the way people eat and how time constraints “force” us to eat fast food. Eric Scholosser also talks about how customers of these notorious fast food franchises rarely consider where this food came from, how it was made, what the side effects are.
Who’s the blame for Jason Villacampa waistline? Jason was a 19 year old student from San Francisco who stands five feet, six inches and weighed a “fatty” 255 pounds. That is a good 80-100 pounds too much. A lot of obese men like Jason, 20 million to be exact, blame themselves. These obese people blame their genes for the problem. But Jason wasn’t so sure. Yes, he admits he ate large amounts of unhealthy food, but he points out that he had many partners in crime. Just like every other mom in America, his mother told him to finish everything on his plate. Just as Jason’s mother said, “Think of the starving children.” Unfortunat
Adults should limit their fat intake to 15 teaspoons a day, while active children should limit their intake to 18 to 20. The rate of breast cancer and colon cancer among Japanese immigrants increased when they settled in the United States and began to consume the typical high-fat American diet. There are 200,000 related cases of breast cancer in the United States each year, compared to other countries, that is an astonishing difference (Nestle 162). Jason, for example, works in an office in Downtown San Francisco, has a microwave over that uses very wisely. Jack in the Box"tms Ultimate Cheeseburger has sixteen tablespoon of fat and Carl"tms Jr. ely, over the years the plates he cleaned grew bigger as restaurants and restaurants increased portion sizes. We are on the run, waiting at the stoplight, or back at the office. Every Saturday morning, while Jason watched cartoons, he would always come across the happy meals on the McDonald"tms commercial. The major problem is that they are high in fat" (Willet 181). Although this may seem very difficult, this procedure is very affective. When you eat foods that are high in fat or cholesterol, the amount if cholesterol in your blood is likely to rise. Jason said sadly, "I was taken in by these horrible images. When I drove to Los Angeles with my family, all I saw were fast food after fast food restaurants.