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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 am 22, 5 ft, 121 lbs. I do exercise and don't eat fast food. My BP 110/90. What do you say about it? Need some suggestions and advices. Thank you!

I am 22, 5 ft, 121 lbs. I do exercise and don't eat fast food. My BP 110/90. What do you say about it? Need some suggestions and advices. Thank  you!

Rest assured that it: could be quite normal. Have it checked a few times by your Doctor and see what the readings are. Your Doc should then investigate to see if there is any cause for your high BP and if so, then that cause would need treatment first. Anxiety can result in high BP readings. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is fast food bad for you because it doesn't have a lot of nutrients or because it has a lot of calories?

Is fast food bad for you because it doesn't have a lot of nutrients or because it has a lot of calories?

Fast food: Isn't bad for an infrequent splurge, but consuming it with any regularity can wreak havoc on your diet. But it's both because fast food is often nutritionally "light" and calorically "dense" that it's not ideal. So you get all these extra calories from macronutrients but limited micronutrients! Ideally you'd look for food that is nutritionally dense but calorically light. ...Read more

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How can you gain weight fast without junk food?

How can you gain weight fast without junk food?

Nuts, oils: Nuts and healthy oils like olive oil and canola oil are high in calories for the small amount of space they take up. If you add nut and oils to what you consume, you should gain weight. Add nuts to your breakfast, add oils and salad dressings to your lunch and dinner. ...Read more

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Are fast food healthy to eat?

Are fast food healthy to eat?

Absolutely NOT!: Of a all the components that contribute to the unhealthy American lifestyle, fast food is one of the most pernicious. I advise healthy diet, regular exercise, NO FAST FOOD, not processed (white) grains, minimal processed foods, and minimal sugar (and no high fructose corn syrup). It's easier than it sounds once you commit to it. Bottom line...NO FAST FOOD! ...Read more

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What is worse: alcohol or fast food?

What is worse: alcohol or fast food?

Don't usually: Hear about people who have eaten big macs running into others on the road. The impairment in judgment, reaction time and sometimes level of consciousness along with it 's depressive effect and reduced impulse control - can make alcohol more deadly acutely. But both fast food ; alcohol can endanger your health. ...Read more

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Why can some people stuff there fat faces with fast food, chocolate, sodas, alcohol etc. And still have amazing skin while others don't?

Why can some people stuff there fat faces with fast food, chocolate, sodas, alcohol etc. And still have amazing skin while others don't?

Minor mystery: The truth is that in spite of what anybody else may tell you, acne is not a lifestyle-related or diet-related disease. I was surprised by the controlled studies as well, but it's a robust finding by now. I'm working hard in my own life not to speak unkindly of others even when i'm resentful of their good fortune, but to think of the good that I do have. Hoping your own acne rx is successful. ...Read more

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How can I get my boyfriend to eat veggies and fruits all he eats is fast food and processed foods i don't want to lose him it worries me. Thank you.

How can I get my boyfriend to eat veggies and fruits all he eats is fast food and processed foods i don't want to lose him it worries me. Thank you.

Difficult: It's very difficult to force change in another person, especially about something as personal as food choices. Perhaps if you prepare healthy foods that are tasty and satisfying, he will eat and enjoy them with you. ...Read more

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Wat to do if i eat and don't git of fastfood and mostly healthy what should I do et fatter? Help i eat a bit of fast food and lots of healthy foods?

Wat to do if i eat and don't git of fastfood and mostly healthy what should I do et fatter?
Help i eat a bit of fast food and lots of healthy foods?

Count calories: There is no substitution for a healthy, well-balanced diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss.Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. Too much "fast food" is not a balanced diet! exercise to improve toning, burn calories, reduce cravings & stress, & assist in body self-image. ...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