Thursday, July 17, 2008

How fat does fast food make you?

Very. Each fast food meal you eat per week makes you - on average - ONE and ONE HALF pounds heavier than someone who eats no fast food...

Reported in USA Today:
"People who eat several fast-food meals a week are significantly heavier than those who don't eat fast food very often, according to a study presented to the annual meeting of the Obesity Society."
No surprise. Still, wow.

Highlights of the study:
*The weight of people who consumed three to six fast food meals a week was significantly greater than those who consumed no fast food or ate one to two such meals a week.

*Every additional fast-food meal during the week was associated with 1+1/2-pound increase in body weight.
USA Today, Oct. 23, 2007.


Jeff Iversen said...

Fast food is really addictive. McDonald's calls the people who eat there once a week, "Heavy Users." 72% of the people who eat at McDonald's are heavy users. "Super Heavy Users" eat there 3-5 times a week. 22% of the people who eat there are super heavy users! Here is my take on it Kim.

Why Is Junk Food So Addictive?

Shane Lambert said...

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's in over a year, and have no plans of going back to one. In fact, since February of this year I have not eaten in a fast food restaurant, period.