Health, Obesity

IV. One solution is that people should become serious about eating healthy food.
People should be serious about eating healthy food. They should not eat foods that are deeply fried, cooked in lots of fats as well as avoid drinking carbonated sugar drinks too much. According to Omnivore's Dilemma, "In the early years of the nineteenth century, Americans began drinking more than they ever had before or since, embarking on a collective bender that confronted the young republic with its first major public health crisis—the obesity epidemic of its day. (Pollan 100). I agree with Pollan on this issue that obesity is a health crisis. "Opponents argue that obesity is not a disease because it is the result of a person's chosen lifestyle, eating habits, and environment (i.e. residential location, social circle, economic status, etc.)." (ProCon.org, 2009) I disagree because obesity is the cause to many diseases that affects people's health. V. Also, people should do their best to lose their weight.

Obese people should do their best to lose weight so that they can remain healthy. According to a National Consumers League survey (conducted by Harris Interactive from Mar. 6-12, 2007, 78% of American respondents agreed with the statement "obesity is a serious chronic disease" and 50% of respondents attributed the condition to "lack of will power." However, a different survey conducted by the Gallup Poll from July 8-14, 2004 showed that 21% of Americans believe "obesity is a disease," while 75% viewed obesity as a "problem of bad eating and bad lifestyle habits." (ProCon.org, 2009) I strongly disagree that obesity is just to be considered as a problem instead of being considered as a serious disease. If people would take obesity as a disease then they would work on its cure and exercise every day. There are lots of weight loss programs and great exercises in America. People should take advantage of that and work hard to get rid of obesity.

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