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If every McDonald's in America were closed, would the obesity problem go away?

KoAm 2012/06/13 01:52:39
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  • modnar roodpart 2012/06/16 03:56:48
    No.
    modnar roodpart
    BK would just get richer
  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2012/06/16 02:16:35
    No.
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    There's no single solution of course.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/06/14 17:28:26
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2012/06/14 16:17:47
    No.
    Bob, the reasonable one
    Not a chance in hell!!
  • Yosyp 2012/06/14 15:16:34 (edited)
    No.
    Yosyp
    Does every overweight person in America eat at McDonald's or other fast food places daily? We have McDonald's here but I can't afford to eat there a lot, cheaper than a four star restaurant but still , it can get expensive.
  • Jackal 2012/06/14 14:57:55
    No.
    Jackal
    You can eat healthy food and still be obese...

    The problem is not the food you are eating, it is the lifestyle you live. You live a hedonistic lifestyle, you will be obese much quicker.

    The secret to losing weight is changing your lifestyle. Find an activity you really like to do, and try your best to become better at it. For me, it is Martial Arts, Swimming and Snowboarding.

    It could be something like, running, free running, biking, and so on. Just find an activity you love to do and keep doing it.

    Also counting calories is futile. It is not the calories you are taking in. It is the amount of sugar you are taking in. Here is what happens.



    -You eat wheat bread which has a lot of starch or sugar in it.
    -Your sugar level will rise.
    -Your body releases natural penicillin in order to drop your sugar level.
    -When your sugar level dips low, you become hungry again and eat to balance sugar levels.
    -This leads to more over eating and the cycle continues.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/06/14 14:50:28
  • SA 2012/06/14 14:49:25
    No.
    SA
    There are plenty of other places to go.
    Until a person starts to eat healthier and exercise a little more things won't change.
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/06/14 14:48:43
    No.
    cmdrbnd007
    McDonald's isn't the problem, neither is oversized drinks. The problem is the eating habits of Americans. However, I think we have the right to eat what we want to eat without the government sticking it's damn nose into our business.
  • Reichstolz 2012/06/14 14:47:52 (edited)
    No.
    Reichstolz
    +1
    Obesity is more of a function of a stagnant lifestyle rather than what type of food you eat. Caloric density of meals was far higher in the early days of this nation. The difference is no one could sit around and eat.
  • S. Gompers 2012/06/14 13:40:05
    No.
    S. Gompers
    +1
    People would still be lazy.
  • beach bum 2012/06/14 11:25:09
    No.
    beach bum
    no
  • GeorgiaGirl 2012/06/14 03:40:13
    No.
    GeorgiaGirl
    +1
    They'll just go somewhere else, like the grocery store!
  • Moonbeams 2012/06/14 02:29:03
    No.
    Moonbeams
    +1
    There is plenty of temptation out there, though it all boils down to having self-control

    You can eliminate fast food joints and high caloric food choices, but if the individual doesn't know how to limit, and say enough is enough -- problems will persist.
  • Jensenmk 2012/06/14 01:29:25
    No.
    Jensenmk
    +1
    Its about personal responsibility; that's the only way to fix our obesity problem.
  • Charles E 2012/06/14 01:03:58
    No.
    Charles E
    +1
    In spite of what the power hungry politicians claim, closing McD or passing stupid laws will not reduce obesity by any measurable amount.
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/06/13 23:38:59
    No.
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +1
    It isn't the restaurants fault. It's Because we are getting so lazy plus everythings processed ect. ect. all that Obvious crap...
  • La 2012/06/13 23:34:50
    No.
    La
    +1
    It might help a few, but I doubt many people exclusively eat Macca's. Americans would likely eat something else equally crappy instead of Macca's.
  • Pat 2012/06/13 23:26:36 (edited)
    No.
    Pat
    +1
    No, it might effect some people but not everyone. I haven't eaten at McDonald's in years and I still fight my weight day in and day out. Everyone has their own particular weakness as far as food goes. Mine are pasta, chocolate and pizza.
  • cmdrbnd007 Pat 2012/06/14 14:50:13
    cmdrbnd007
    +2
    Chocolate! drool
  • YouSirName 2012/06/13 23:26:28
    No.
    YouSirName
    +1
    But it would help.
  • Diana 2012/06/13 22:47:16
    No.
    Diana
    +1
    No,There are hundreds of other places to go.Their always picking on Mc Donald's.
  • dahvievanity<3er 2012/06/13 22:36:32
    No.
    dahvievanity<3er
    +2
    there would still be other places just like it so it would remain the same
  • Sinpac 2012/06/13 21:36:52
    No.
    Sinpac
    +2
    Because most of the food we eat is processed.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/06/13 21:20:00
    No.
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +3
    McDonalds not the problem, the problem is parents don't cook meal like they used to. They buy package meals and microwave them. Kids play on their buts on video games instead of going out and playing ball, riding bikes and don't get any exercise to burn off calories kids playing video games kids playing video games
  • Natalie BIG BAD... 2012/10/15 01:45:29
    Natalie
    +1
    Butts*
  • Herman 2012/06/13 20:59:58
    No.
    Herman
    +3
    I think most people would still eat crappy food if they were forced to drag it out of the isles of Wal-Mart and eat it at home.
  • Moonage 2012/06/13 20:38:50
    No.
    Moonage
    +3
    We still got Burger Kings.
  • skroehr 2012/06/13 20:13:08
    No.
    skroehr
    +2
    Of course not. (Unless they close the Del Taco's too) ;-)
  • cmdrbnd007 skroehr 2012/06/14 14:51:04
    cmdrbnd007
    +1
    NOOOOOOO! Don't even think it. lol
  • skroehr cmdrbnd007 2012/06/14 14:52:56
    skroehr
    +1
    Ah....a fellow fan!
  • cmdrbnd007 skroehr 2012/06/14 14:56:38
    cmdrbnd007
    Unfortunately, we have none where I live but I can remember going to them in Texas and I loved it.
  • waternymphxD 2012/06/13 20:04:59
    No.
    waternymphxD
    +3
    If people have an eating problem they will always find food somewhere:)
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/06/13 20:01:56
    No.
    Nekosarethebest
    +2
    Wow.....
  • Gordon 2012/06/13 19:54:07
    No.
    Gordon
    +3
    Many people would find something fattening, and with little food value per calorie, to eat regardless of the 3 arches. But, it would be nice if more fast food joints had healthier food. We like Subway, Chipotles (sic ?), FireHouse Subs, etc. More flavor with less fat with more nutrition. Chipotles restaurant Subway Firehouse Subs
  • Morgan 2012/06/13 19:34:02
    No.
    Morgan
    +3
    McDonald's isn't the only fast food restaurant around
  • sky blue pink - American 2012/06/13 19:30:46
    No.
    sky blue pink - American
    +3
    Nope.
    Have a good one !
  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/06/13 19:29:06
    No.
    Jorge Enriquez
    +3
    Nobody forces u to eat there
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/13 19:29:03
    No.
    Sister Jean
  • cupcakes 2012/06/13 19:28:57
    No.
    cupcakes
    +2
    R U HIGH?

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