Instant Gratification Fast Food

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Present to class what you have brought and ask them how many of them have eaten out this week? Introduction Ease of access Instant gratification The health risks involved Point One No longer do the majority of people dine primarily on home cooked meals. The sides of our roads are littered with establishments that sell the temptations of tasty cheap but ultimately unhealthy foods. When you are living on your own cooking for yourself isn’t really an option; unless you are fan of eating the same meal multiple times or having less desirable leftovers in the future. Unfortunately home cooked meals are often more expensive to prepare as well. We live in a society that is constantly moving. Ingrained in our culture there is a need for instant gratification.…show more content…
These eateries are now integral parts of our culture. Rather or not these locations that offer convenience food are good or not for our society is open for debate. Point Three No one can complain about the convenience of eating out. But often the quality of the food is sacrificed for the luxury of not having to prepare the meal. We are currently living in a country where obesity is a major issue. “More than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese.” Obesity is a direct result of an energy imbalance. “The body needs a certain amount of energy (calories) from food to keep up basic life functions. Body weight tends to remain the same when the number of calories eaten equals the number of calories the body uses or “burns.” Over time, when people eat and drink more calories than they burn, the energy balance tips toward weight gain, overweight, and obesity.” Regardless of the health complications that come along with the rise of obesity in our country; I don’t see this trend dying anytime soon. The days of families huddling around a kitchen table and divvying out a home cooked meal to one another are

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