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Junk food and me by Ubaid Ur Raza

Fast food or junk food, the type of food changed our lives. It’s fast, it’s easy to prepare, it’s easy to eat, and it’s cheap. It’s for everyone. It’s for the poor and the non-poor. It’s for students, for managers, for actors, for factory workers, for criminals, for priests… today it seems like fast food was always around and it is not possible to imagine a world without fast food. Even countries like Japan, which has a traditional diet of rice, fish, vegetables and soy products, accepted fast food into their worlds. Last week, me and some of my friends went to city plaza for shopping.

Its dinner time, we were feeling hungry so we went to McDonald located in city plaza. McDonald’s is one of the most popular fast food restaurants all over the world. Although there are many other places where you can eat quickly and rather cheaply, McDonald’s remains one of the most favorite places to eat. When we entered, a lot of people were there. We found a place for sitting and one of our friend bring the dinner pack.

Management of city plaza are involved in this event. Fast food advertisements are mainly focusing on television, magazines, billboards and Internet. One of the most powerful ways of advertising fast food is product placement. There are several reasons as to why fast foods have risen to popularity at a substantial rate. Different people go there for their own reasons. One of the reasons is that the restaurants usually offer fast services. Many people usually find themselves to be late for work or school, thus they find it very difficult to prepare food in their homes since they believe it takes a lot of time, which makes them opt for fast foods as they only take a minimum of five minutes to get what they want, unlike the other restaurants where it can always take even up to thirty minutes or even one hours before the food is ready to be served.

Another negative effect of fast food is that overeating causes young adults and teens to gain extra weight as well as facing an increased risk of the development of insulin resistance. The development of an insulin resistance is a risk factor for the type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, we find that diabetes is a major risk factor for the heart disease.

The people with whom we eat often dictate where we will eat as well. While it may not be as much fun to eat with someone who always goes to the nearest salad bar, at least you know you won’t be stuffing yourself silly with hamburgers and fries. If you go to eat with someone who likes junk food, you’re going to have a hard time avoiding eating the same food. Either it will end up in an argument or you’re just give in to make your friend feel happy.You can still hang out with your friends but don’t go out to eat with them, do other activities with them, something that won’t automatically take you to the nearest burger joint.

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