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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

Expert Help Matters!: See ur pcp 2rule out any physical problems. Then consult clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety/panic/ocd. Expert can rule out other problems that may look like or go w/ anx/panic. To get the right doc(s) & most effective treatment(s), research anx/panic: learn all u can about them & how 2treat effectively. Very helpful info: http://www.Anxietybc.Org referral 2psychiatrist 4med trial, too. ...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?

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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What would you suggest I do to convince my family to stop eating fast food and be healthy?

What would you suggest I do to convince my family to stop eating fast food and be healthy?

You can't: That is almost impossible to do. Most people will not change habits of a lifetime until a catastrophic illness occurs. ...Read more

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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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What are some of the statistics of eating fast food compared to healthy food?

What are some of the statistics of eating fast food compared to healthy food?

Too High: About 1 in 4 people eat fast food every day (https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-american-eating-habits). American children now get about one quarter of their total vegetable servings in the form of potato chips and French fries. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-are-obsessed-with-fast-food-the-dark-side-of-the-all-american-meal/ ...Read more

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Do eating too much fast food causes prostatitis?

Unlikely, ...: Certain things we consume may incite irritation at voiding to few people but unpredictable. However detailed history to analyze the sequence of events may suggest food-symptom connection. For an average healthy young man of 16, his genito-urinary symptoms are likely related with STD )if having intercourse) or overuse of these area by obsessive masturbation, although one still has to rule out UTI. ...Read more

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Is eating food from fast food such as macdonalds, kfc , etc. Cause pimples ?

Is eating food from fast food such as macdonalds, kfc , etc. Cause pimples ?

Acne and food: Acne is usually caused from increased oil or sebum production under hormonal influences. Greasy foods are not typically linked to acne flares. A well balanced diet with exercise is always a good idea. See a dermatologist for acne treatment. ...Read more

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Does eating fast food Affect sexual ability?

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 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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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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Might eating excessive amounts of fast food during a short span of time cause chest pain?

Might eating excessive amounts of fast food during a short span of time cause chest pain?

Yes: Diet is great contributor to gastroesophageal reflux which is a major cause of chest pain (heartburn).There is a sphincter(muscle) at end of esophagus that controls reflux from stomach into esophagus. High fat meals and fried foods tend to decrease muscle tone and delay stomach emptying thereby increasing the risk of reflux.Large meals increase the likelihood of increased gastric (stomach) pressur. ...Read more

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My 14year old has been eating a lot of fast food latley, is he at a higher risk for getting a stoke or am i paranoid?

My 14year old has been eating a lot of fast food latley, is he at a higher risk for getting a stoke or am i paranoid?

Habits start young: While it is normal for many teens to crave the immediate gratification of fast food, developing life long eating habits start now. While he is in no imminent danger, eating fast foods too much can lead to weight gain, poor nutrition, high cholesterol etc. Talk to your teen about developing healthy habits to avoid becoming an overweight adult. And eat healthily yourself. It will have an impact! ...Read more

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What can be the harmful effects or benefits of drinking pepsi or other soft drinks after consuming fast food/oily food? Kindly explain in detail.

What can be the harmful effects or benefits of drinking pepsi or other soft drinks after consuming fast food/oily food? Kindly explain in detail.

Oxidative stress: Eating fast food is associated with weight gain and Insulin resistance, increasing risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. http://tinyurl.com/n24n2we eating fast food exposes you to trans-fatty acids and oxidative damage to your blood vessels: http://tinyurl.Com/mvgkat4 adding soft drinks may increase this oxidative damage, in at least 1 animal study: http://tinyurl.Com/mdh747u. ...Read more

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After getting off accutane.....Can eating fast food and chocolates cause breakout?

Acne: It is a common belief that greasy food, or chocolate can cause acne. It is still very controversial if there is any food causing acne. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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