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David S. Gonzalez
Sarah Zale
English 100
12 June 2009
The land of Fat People
America is one of the richest, most progressive countries in the world. Shouldn't it be one of the healthiest too?Maybe it should, but the sad truth is that Americans are some of the unhealthiest people in the world. Even though we are living in a country with great economic power and technological advancement, weare also living in a country with the smallest fund of practical nutritional knowledge. We are living in a land plagued with obesity.
The average child sees more than 10,000 food ads on TV eachyear, which contribute to obesity. Not only does the fast food industry spend billions per year on marketing, but they have also infiltrated our schools, signing contracts with them. Our children arebombarded from every angle with these toxic foods making it virtually impossible for them to eat anything else. It is no wonder that we have an increasingly obese population of children, who in time willbecome an obese population of adults.
Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that health may be negatively affected. Obesity is associated with manydiseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breathing difficulties during sleep, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. Obesity is for some people of my country related to fortune andabundance, but instead it is a serious illness. Obesity is like a big coat in summer time. It makes you sweat, it becomes difficult to breathe with that on you, and it even becomes difficult to move freelywith such a big layer on you.
I need going to describe what an obese person might sense, I might say the following. According to an obese person, they sometime received bad treatment from others.They often heard reproaches for being obese. Their self esteem might be low whenever they see themselves in the mirror. Whenever they touch their body, they feel it flabby. Furthermore, they perspires...