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Causes of Overweight: Fast Food

Causes of Overweight: Fast FoodOverweight is one of the major health problems that are being faced by most of people nowadays, regardless of their age. It never comes alone rather it brings lots of other dangerous diseases with it that can affect your life in serious manner. With this busy lifestyle, people don't care about their eating habits and are not able to put their body in any physical exercise due to shortage of time. But think for a while that is anything important than our health? No. Then why we have become so careless about it?

Causes of Overweight

Obesity is a condition of overweight in which we gain excessive weight due to intake of extra calories. When amount of caloric intake in our body is more than its actual requirement then it is not regulated properly inside and ultimately causes overweight.

Analysis reveals that this disease can be genetic or can be a result of our unhealthy eating practices; but in most of cases fast food is one of the main causes of overweight.

Fast Food

Balance of calorie storage and burning in our body is affected by genetic makeup, expenditure of resting energy as well as amount of routine activities. If your body do required amount of work and consumes all calories on time then there are very rare chances of facing overweight issues but in case if you usually consume more energy than your body can actually consume then it will naturally lead to overweight. The excessive calories inside our body are stored in form of fats in adipose tissues; it causes enlargement of fat cells.

Fast FoodStudies reveal that from past few years, the consumption of fast food is increased by a large amount; today people prefer to eat some junk food even at the time of typical food hours as like lunch or dinner. Actually fast food contains most of calories that are very difficult to digest for our body; ultimately it leads to unwanted fat storage and cause overweight.

Fast foods typically results:
  • Higher caloric intake.
  • Higher fat storage.
  • Possesses higher amount of trans fats as well as saturated fat.
  • Higher level of sugar.
  • Contains more carbohydrates.
  • Have large amount of sodium or salt.
With all such ill-effects, fast food generally lead to very high body mass index or BMI that causes difficulties in body weight maintenance. This stuff decreases diet quality and provides some unhealthy choices for kids; this is the main cause for increasing rate of overweight in adolescents. As per a report of year 2015, the consumption of fast food lead to total expenditure of $184.8 billion in one year and it presented a rise of about 3% from 2014.

Fast food use to attract more kids as well as youths and their eating habits are degrading day by day giving rise to various diseases. If you really want to get rid of overweight issues it is good to control your eating habits and start with some healthy diet schedule. Try to include fruits, vegetables and natural weight loss pills in your routine diet to gain much better body balance.
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