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What to do if i need a book about why fast food is not the cause of obesity?

What to do if i need a book about why fast food is not the cause of obesity?

It is one cause: Fast food is definitely one major contributor to obesity. The carbs and altered fats(high heat) both are bad for you. A great book that you can get information from is called - why we get fat, by gary taubes. ...Read more

Fast Food (Definition)

Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more


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Is it safe to eat fast food even if you don't get fat/obese and still stay in shape? (and additionally do sports like fitness)

Is it safe to eat fast food even if you don't get fat/obese and still stay in shape? (and additionally do sports like fitness)

Fast food: While it is possible to choose healthy options, by its very nature fast food, is prepared quickly and usually is full of artificial ingredients, preservatives and added sugar. ...Read more

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Can a slightly obese indian teenage girl inherit big belly from her father or is it the fast foods she eats that determines her belly fat?

Can a slightly obese indian teenage girl inherit big belly  from her father or is it the fast foods she eats that determines her belly fat?

obese: Her obesity may partially be from genetic predisposition, but it is also very likely that she is either eating fast food, too much food, too many carbs, sugars, junk food, soda, etc. If she ate a healthy diet and exercised regularly, she would likely gradually reduce her body fat. ...Read more

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How bad is fast food?

How bad is fast food?

Extremely Bad: Fast food although convenient is extremely bad for you. Chicken nuggets, french fries, and donuts have about 4-5 grams of trans fatty acids each. This is what leads to obesity and clogged arteries. Although fast food chains do offer salads and smoothies of late, most americans still choose the higher fat meals unfortunately. ...Read more

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Does eating fast food Affect sexual ability?

It can: Nasser, Eating fast food in large quantities can lead to obesity, Type II Diabetes, and high cholesterol, all of which can cause erectile dysfunction. This takes years to occur, and wouldn't be a problem in a 16 year old, but if you want to avoid problems down the line, skip the drive thru and eat whole, non processed foods. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Yes, there is: Even if fast food chains do not offer it specifically, there is plenty that you can find. Non-breaded meat; salads (no croutons); french fries; milk shakes, to mention a few. ...Read more

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Do eating fast food cause you to have no energy?

Do eating fast food cause you to have no energy?

Yes and: No.,. If the "fast food" is carbohydrate (especially sugar) a "rebound" may occur and the low blood sugar resulting may make you feel weak (Ie: "no energy") Hope this helps! BTW Try PROTEIN containing "fast foods" Dr Z ...Read more

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I have an addiction to fast food. Any diet plans?

I have an addiction to fast food. Any diet plans?

Dietitian: At 17 years old, this is the time to develop healthy habits, including eating. A consultation with a nutritionist would be a great start. He or she can go over you lifestyle, and recommend gradual changes that you can manage. Obesity is a true epidemic, and it only gets more difficult to manage as you age. Watch the processed carbohydrates, don't drink your calories, and eat smaller portions. ...Read more

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What is the best fast food restraint for a diabetic?

What is the best fast food restraint for a diabetic?

Fast food can be OK: Tips include getting junior burgers, skipping the fries and getting fruit or a salad, drinking water or tea, and walking in to order and eat instead of driving through. Don't fall for the "value meals"; they are not good deals nutritionally. Remember you've got a carb/calorie budget to stick to! ...Read more

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Can I eat at fast food restaurants if I have diabetes?

Can I eat at fast food restaurants if I have diabetes?

Yes: Ask them for a brochure that lists the nutritional data of their selections. ...Read more

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What could I do to break free from fast food addiction?

What could I do to break free from fast food addiction?

Fast Food addiction: Very challenging but can be done. First you have to change the lifestyle that makes these (very addictive) types of foods easier for you to consume. I guarantee that if you make the commitment to eating only healthy whole foods for even just a week or two, you will find that the old unhealthy foods are unappealing. There are many programs to assist with that transition. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am suddenly allergic to fast food?

Is there a reason why I am suddenly allergic to fast food?

Food allergy: Can you be more specific of what reactions you have? Aversion and allergic reactions are quite different. ...Read more

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How do they clean out ice freezers at fast food restaurants?

How do they clean out ice freezers at fast food restaurants?

Not enough: Interesting question. While it might be state specific, health departments don't test ice for bacteria and fungus, and they only do a visual inspection. The requirement to pass is the ice machines must be maintained enough to be clean at sight and touch. Freezing does not necessarily kill organisms, and dangerous bacteria and fungi have been found in ice from restaurants. Bagged ice may be safer. ...Read more

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What damage can cause eating fast food while taking metformin?

What damage can cause eating fast food while taking metformin?

Not a crisis: Managing diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome or one of the related illnesses is a long-term concern. Sensible eating is important, but you're not going to precipitate a catastrophe by eating something greasy. ...Read more

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Could most fast food, like mcdonalds and jack n box cause cancer?

I don't think so: Others here will disagree. Everything causes everything if you perform an inept retrospective study. This kind of food has many objectionable features and greatly speeds the process of getting fat, which is linked to a few cancers (famously endometrial). Studies of diet and cancer are so contradictory and perplexing that i've decided that there's little there. Eat sensibly and exercise. ...Read more

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How can you avoid junk food and fast food and eat healthier.. Its hard?

How can you avoid junk food and fast food and eat healthier.. Its hard?

It's not hard: You need better control of yourself. Go online and read "NuVal" - that will give you some idea of what food is good, not so good, and bad! ...Read more

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Is it okay to exercise regularly but not keep a healthy diet? I like my fast food.

Is it okay to exercise regularly but not keep a healthy diet? I like my fast food.

Fast food: Fast food is filled with fat and carbs...Notso good. It will make you gain weight and risk heart disease and diabetes. ...Read more

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Is fast food alone responsible for our overweight children and early onset diabetes?

Is fast food alone responsible for our overweight children and early onset diabetes?

No: Lots of changes over the decades include more eating out, less exercise, more screen time, targeted advertisements for junk food to children, less healthy food happens to also be cheaper. Both parents working so that someone isn't necessarily cooking at home, so more prepared foods are purchased for convenience. Serving size increases and availability of sugared drinks in larger containers. ...Read more

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Is it possible to include junk food/fast food in my diet without gaining weight? How?

Is it possible to include junk food/fast food in my diet without gaining weight? How?

Count calories: I do not recommend this approach but if you include junk food but limit your total calories, you can still lose weight. It's just not a healthy way to lose weight. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the nutritional content of fast food compared to healthy food?

What is the difference in the nutritional content of fast food compared to healthy food?

Fast food: too many calories, too much fat, too much salt, not enough potassium to mention a few. You can go to say McDonald's web site and see all the details on what is in everything they serve. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more