Part 1 Ch. 2 Exercise 2- “Don’t Blame the Eater”
In David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame the Eater,” he claims that there are no inexpensive and convenient alternatives to fast food restaurants. I disagree because in the last 20 years, restaurants such as McDonald’s do offer healthy alternatives with their meals. One can order apples or milk instead of the fries and soft drink. Other restaurants like Subway have definite calorie minded menus and have the calorie intake on their napkins. You can even go to grocery stores, Wal-Mart and many major malls and purchase a bagel and banana cheaper than a burger and fries.
Is being overweight a genuine medical problem or a problem of cultural stereotypes? No matter what side you support, being overweight is a health and medical problem. Being overweight is not only found in teenagers that eat fast food two times a day, but it can be found in adults as well. Lack of exercise in this day of age is also a major factor of the overweight society. Overweight people are observed in all age groups, occupations, and genders. Families with a history of diabetes may not be overweight from eating fast food. It is truly then a medical issue.