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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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I'm a 19 year old firefighter, 6'4, 225 lbs, and an overall healthy guy. I don't eat fast food, drink soda, and i workout a lot. I have anxiety issues that cause panic attacks. My anxiety is over my health, so they fuel each other. I have had it for a lon

I'm a 19 year old firefighter, 6'4, 225 lbs, and an overall healthy guy. I don't eat fast food, drink soda, and i workout a lot. I have anxiety issues that cause panic attacks. My anxiety is over my health, so they fuel each other. I have had it for a lon

Mental health pro: If you are in peak condition, and it sounds as though you are, then after a full check up by pcp and are deemed healthy, you should meet with a mental health professional and access their expertise. Anxiety is common and can be helped. You are certainly not alone in this, and figuring out how to manage it will be a great benefit in your life. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is eating junk food once in a while bad for your health and sweets?

Is eating junk food once in a while bad for your health and sweets?

Suit yourself: Life's too short and too difficult already without struggling to live within the strict proscriptions of militants. A sensible diet (avoid the worst grease, sugar and salt) most of the time is useful; binding yourself to avoiding every candy bar or snack chip that you actually want is being obsessive rather than living a healthy lifestyle. A focus on aerobic fitness is even more helpful. ...Read more

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Can eating junk food/fast foods give you anxiety?

Can eating junk food/fast foods give you anxiety?

Anxiety: Not directly. But if you have indirect feelings regarding body image, obesity, or over all health, can cause some feelings of anxiety. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop eating fast food and junk food?

What can be done to stop eating fast food and junk food?

Not in house: Start by not having the fast food or junk food in the house. Junk food in the house should be an initial step that you can follow. Try also not to bring fast food into the house. ...Read more

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I'm curious will anything bad happen if i keep eating frozen/fast food?

I'm curious will anything bad happen if i keep eating frozen/fast food?

Definitely ...: Eating a balanced, healthy diet and regular exercise are the keys to a healthy, long life. Continued frozen/fast food consumption as the main part of your diet causes all sorts of negative impacts: worsening of your cholesterol, weight gain, increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, gallstone formation, weakened immune system ... the list goes on! ...Read more

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I am a 31 year olds male who weighed 160 pounds is eating fast food healthy to eat ?

I am a 31 year olds male who weighed 160 pounds is eating fast food healthy to eat ?

Depends upon: The "fast food" you eat. Fruits and Vegetables can be fast foods!!!! Eating healthy is possible with "fast food" Avoid fatty/over sweetened items! Even Mc Donalds carries some healthy "fast" foods! ...Read more

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Is it true that the happiness gained by eating fast food is out-weighed by the cons?

Yes: Your question uses the term "out-weigh" and that is one of several reasons it is true. The caloric load of most fast food - especially the 'happiness' choices - is extreme! It is a very unhealthy way to eat. Also, while I fully believe eating should be pleasurable, it's different than providing happiness. Try to find other experiences and paths to feeling happy. ...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