Discussion The fast food thread

yes it does - the end result is clear if you eat enough fast food - while you may still be underweight, you are still going to be fatter as a result of the fast food than you would have been if you ate "regular" food instead

Getting fatter than you should be isn't what we're talking about; it's the idea that eating fast food puts you at risk of obesity. Of course fast food makes you fatter; it has more calories than normal food. But to say that it's the cause of obesity is like saying that the lottery people are to blame for you blowing 3 million dollars at the casino - it's one of the factors involved, but definitely not the cause.
 
Again, it's only a contributing factor and can be overridden by other, healthier factors, as this guy shows.
Well, If you limit your calories and exercise, you are going to lose weight! It's that simple. But what did he "eat before this experiment?" Any exercising before?
 
But to say that it's the cause of obesity
it is a cause of obesity - there is no getting around it, eating fast food -> weight gain -> obesity - it's not like there are alternative things that the fast food does.. if you want a comparison, gambling will slowly make you broke - there is no alternative - gamble enough, and you will go broke
 
if you want a comparison, gambling will slowly make you broke - there is no alternative - gamble enough, and you will go broke

But by that analogy, if you eat a certain amount of fast food then you'll be healthier and better off than you were before, as long as you know when to stop.

It's no more a cause of obesity than almost any other food. Eat enough of it and it will make you fat. That's what happens when you consume more calories than your body can utilize, obviously. The cause of obesity is a direct result of the consumer's choices, not by food itself. When they choose not to exercise or plan meal types and intake accordingly, obesity is the result. Fast food is definitely a less healthy choice compared to many foods and a contributing factor to many peoples' obesity, but no one is becoming obese by eating fast food and otherwise taking care of their bodies.
 
But by that analogy, if you eat a certain amount of fast food then you'll be healthier and better off than you were before, as long as you know when to stop.

this I will agree on, since you do need to eat - but it does not need to be fast food, any food will do, although knowing when to stop may be difficult

It's no more a cause of obesity than almost any other food. Eat enough of it and it will make you fat. That's what happens when you consume more calories than your body can utilize, obviously. The cause of obesity is a direct result of the consumer's choices, not by food itself. When they choose not to exercise or plan meal types and intake accordingly, obesity is the result. Fast food is definitely a less healthy choice compared to many foods and a contributing factor to many peoples' obesity, but no one is becoming obese by eating fast food and otherwise taking care of their bodies.

nope - fast food induces over-eating by condensing calories - no-one can gain significant weight by eating broccoli without spending hours eating it since it simply doesn't have a high amount of calories
 
Yeah, almost any other food. Most people I know eat regular meals with a variety of meats, grains and vegetables, as well as the lazier frozen items like pizza or chicken wings and what not. Apple pie or chocolate cake are just as bad or worse for you than fast food, but they don't 'cause' obesity in the same way because people actively make a choice not to consume them in excess. Unless you're suggesting that, for whatever reason, we view fast food as more benign than other things that are just as bad for you, I still don't think it contributes to obesity any more than any other regular meal. At least you have portion control with fast food, whereas very few people portion out their home meals properly.
 
Cheesus.
Guys, you are talking about food. There is no racismn here, or misanthropy. How can you enjoy that?
 
Arguing's always fun, especially when the other side's perspective makes sense. Trying to get people to see things the way we see them is something a lot of us get some level of satisfaction from. Granted, racism sure helps things get interesting a lot more quickly, but the same principles apply.
 
Arguing's always fun, especially when the other side's perspective makes sense. Trying to get people to see things the way we see them is something a lot of us get some level of satisfaction from. Granted, racism sure helps things get interesting a lot more quickly, but the same principles apply.

And then we have trolls.
 
At least you have portion control with fast food, whereas very few people portion out their home meals properly.

so how many portions is a big mac meal(1300+ calories if you go burger+fries+drink)? somehow I am imagining it as way worse than any "home meal"..

and how long will it keep you full after all those calories?
heck I would compare it to a small tub of Haagen-Dazs ice cream - the ice cream is cheaper, has less calories (1000 calories for 2 cups), but would probably keep you full longer
 
Eh, probably not. A Big Mac is going to be higher in protein and carbs, and is a lot denser. McDonald's food isn't that bad, for the most part it's the same shit you'll get at sit-in restaurants. It's just designed to be faster.
 
 
London (CNN Business) Burger King has suggested that one of its beef burgers deserves a Michelin star — and the marketing campaign has caught the eye of the respected culinary guide.

The fast food giant's Belgian arm launched a petition demanding a sought-after star for its new Master Angus burger, encouraging followers to sign an online petition aimed at Michelin Guide inspectors.

"All right, we'll happily concede that 'star-rated' and Burger King aren't an obvious match at first sight," the fast food chain admitted.

But, the company added, "How many places does your little red book have that serve exceptional dishes that are on the table in five minutes?"

"We deserve that little star, don't you think?" the advertisement continued.

 
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Now you can enjoy the taste of Milky candy in a milk-tacular milkshake.

The joys of McDonald’s in Japan lies in their incredibly innovative seasonal menus, which can contain anything from springtime sakura delights to collaborations with famous chocolatiers like Godiva.

One company that has never crossed the McDonald’s collaboration threshold is Fujiya, a household name in Japan due to their incredibly tasty cookies and creamy hard candies. Their flagship milk candy Milky is especially famous, with statues of Peko, the girl from its packaging stationed all over Japan. Its slogan, “Milky wa mama no aji” (“Milky is the taste of Mommy“) is still famous to this day. Here, the “taste of Mommy” stands in for the comforting, warm presence that children are likely to feel towards their mother, rather than anything salacious.

That all changes on April 21, when McDonald’s and Fujiya will join forces to bring McDonald’s customers a brand new treat in the form of “McShake Milky no mama no aji” (“Milky’s Taste of Mommy McShake“), plus a collaborative “Waffle Cone Ichigo no Milky no mama no aji” (“Strawberry Milky’s Taste of Mommy Waffle Cone“) soft serve.

 
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I just had 2 Bacon on Bacon doubles from Sonic. It was bacony delicious! :) Seriously though it was pretty damn good!
 
Random Fast Food Fact: The Bacon Egg Cheese Biscuit from McDonalds or Whataburger is the perfect breakfast food!
 
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