Go Back   NarkSide Nutrition >
Health & Fitness Discussion
> General Health, Wellness, & Spirituality Questions
Connect with Facebook

General Health, Wellness, & Spirituality Questions Hey.. are you new to the health & fitness lifestyle? Then this sub-forum is for you. Inside is a slew of pertinent tips and explanations to speed you on your way. Enjoy! The forum has been dedicated to the memory of a now deceased friend of the NarkSide: David "Mavsluva" Lowe. He was an inspiration for many of us here in the community. This forum serves to continue the work which David started: To unite the Spirit, Mind, and Body... in the pursuit of the improvement of self. R.I.P. David. We love you man. You'll always be with us.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-06-2010
StrawberrySun's Avatar
StrawberrySun StrawberrySun is offline
NarkSide's Ultimate PostWhore
Points: 337,339, Level: 100
Points: 337,339, Level: 100 Points: 337,339, Level: 100 Points: 337,339, Level: 100
Level up: 0%, 0 Points needed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 58%
Activity: 58% Activity: 58% Activity: 58%
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Barbados
Posts: 7,294
Real Name: Sunset
Rep Power: 130
StrawberrySun has a brilliant future
StrawberrySun has a brilliant futureStrawberrySun has a brilliant futureStrawberrySun has a brilliant futureStrawberrySun has a brilliant futureStrawberrySun has a brilliant futureStrawberrySun has a brilliant futureStrawberrySun has a brilliant futureStrawberrySun has a brilliant futureStrawberrySun has a brilliant futureStrawberrySun has a brilliant futureStrawberrySun has a brilliant future
Default Healthy Fast Food: Is Fast Food Always Bad For You?



by Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.Pediatrician, Child Obesity Specialist, and Author of Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right!

With all the reports of how unhealthy fast food is, why is anybody still eating it? The reality is, it is cheap, convenient and filling. The problem is that just one fast food meal can pack enough calories, sodium and fat for an entire day or more! Eating fast food on a regular basis can lead to a variety of different health problems including obesity. A recent study from Reuters revealed that fast food companies are increasing efforts to market themselves to children and toddlers with television ads and websites geared to kids. In fact, the fast food industry spent more than $4.2 billion in 2009 on marketing and advertising! Why do companies spend so much money on child-targeted advertising? Because it works. These commercials cause our children to hunger for these unhealthy foods. And with the average child exposed to over 40,000 commercials a year, there is no wonder children crave fast food.

Because of the childhood obesity epidemic, San Francisco passed a law regarding fast food. The law, which takes effect on December 1, 2011, restricts the fast food industry's practice of giving away toys with children's meals. Kid's meals must meet certain nutritional standards before they can be sold with toys. They must be less than 600 calories, contain fruits or vegetables and include beverages without excessive fat or sugar. Toys tend to lure children into buying these kid's meals so certainly this law will help.

Eating fast food doesn't have be a disaster. There are ways to make healthy choices. A study conducted by Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity looked into fast food and kids. The study states that healthy side dishes and beverages options for kids' meals are rarely offered as the default. So while the healthier choices are there, it's really up to the consumer to pay close attention while ordering. Here are a few tips to get started.

Preparing before you go can make a huge difference. You can check the nutritional guide of most chains online. You would be surprised just how many calories many fast food items contain. Choices made with knowledge are always healthier.




Choose to drink water instead. Soda is a huge source of hidden calories. One 32 ounce cola packs about 400 calories! Try water with lemon or order unsweetened iced tea for more flavor.



Be careful of calorie and fat-packed salad dressings, cheese, sour cream, etc. For example, ask for a grilled chicken sandwich without the mayonnaise.



Many menu items would be healthier if they were prepared differently. For example, when ordering a fast food salad, ask for grilled chicken instead of fried chicken.



Avoid ordering "supersize" portions, regardless of the price difference! An average fast food meal can run up to 1000 calories or more. So choose a smaller portion size, order a side salad instead of fries and don't supersize anything!



Just because it has lettuce doesn't mean it's healthy. Some salads have over 1,000 calories. Order your salad without croutons, cheese, fried chicken, and fatty dressings. Instead, choose a salad with grilled chicken and either low fat or fat free dressing.



Ask if there are any healthy sides you can substitute for fries. Many fast food outlets now have packaged apples!
__________________
Apollo Fitness Clothing: Clothes that look as good as you do!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-13-2010
Narkissos's Avatar
Narkissos Narkissos is online now
Owner | Administrator
Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100
Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100 Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100 Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100
Level up: 0%, 0 Points needed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Barbados
Posts: 48,085
Real Name: Corey
Rep Power: 715
Narkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant future
Narkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StrawberrySun View Post
With all the reports of how unhealthy fast food is, why is anybody still eating it?
'cus the general public does not give a fuck.
__________________
___________________
My training journals: 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017.
My training Videos? View 'em Here!

Got a question for me? Ask --> Here!

DISGUSTING ass-kicking conditioning workouts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-13-2010
Johan's Avatar
Johan Johan is offline
The UnderBoss
Points: 653,475, Level: 100
Points: 653,475, Level: 100 Points: 653,475, Level: 100 Points: 653,475, Level: 100
Level up: 0%, 0 Points needed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6,310
Rep Power: 257
Johan has a brilliant futureJohan has a brilliant future
Johan has a brilliant futureJohan has a brilliant futureJohan has a brilliant future
Default

^^ Yeah they are lazy fucks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-13-2010
Narkissos's Avatar
Narkissos Narkissos is online now
Owner | Administrator
Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100
Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100 Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100 Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100
Level up: 0%, 0 Points needed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Barbados
Posts: 48,085
Real Name: Corey
Rep Power: 715
Narkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant future
Narkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant future
Default

Generally
__________________
___________________
My training journals: 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017.
My training Videos? View 'em Here!

Got a question for me? Ask --> Here!

DISGUSTING ass-kicking conditioning workouts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-25-2011
AndyScott AndyScott is offline
NarkSide Virgin
Points: 18, Level: 1
Points: 18, Level: 1 Points: 18, Level: 1 Points: 18, Level: 1
Level up: 35%, 32 Points needed
Level up: 35% Level up: 35% Level up: 35%
Activity: 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 9
AndyScott is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StrawberrySun View Post


by Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.Pediatrician, Child Obesity Specialist, and Author of Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right!

With all the reports of how unhealthy fast food is, why is anybody still eating it? The reality is, it is cheap, convenient and filling. The problem is that just one fast food meal can pack enough calories, sodium and fat for an entire day or more! Eating fast food on a regular basis can lead to a variety of different health problems including obesity. A recent study from Reuters revealed that fast food companies are increasing efforts to market themselves to children and toddlers with television ads and websites geared to kids. In fact, the fast food industry spent more than $4.2 billion in 2009 on marketing and advertising! Why do companies spend so much money on child-targeted advertising? Because it works. These commercials cause our children to hunger for these unhealthy foods. And with the average child exposed to over 40,000 commercials a year, there is no wonder children crave fast food.

Because of the childhood obesity epidemic, San Francisco passed a law regarding fast food. The law, which takes effect on December 1, 2011, restricts the fast food industry's practice of giving away toys with children's meals. Kid's meals must meet certain nutritional standards before they can be sold with toys. They must be less than 600 calories, contain fruits or vegetables and include beverages without excessive fat or sugar. Toys tend to lure children into buying these kid's meals so certainly this law will help.

Eating fast food doesn't have be a disaster. There are ways to make healthy choices. A study conducted by Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity looked into fast food and kids. The study states that healthy side dishes and beverages options for kids' meals are rarely offered as the default. So while the healthier choices are there, it's really up to the consumer to pay close attention while ordering. Here are a few tips to get started.

Preparing before you go can make a huge difference. You can check the nutritional guide of most chains online. You would be surprised just how many calories many fast food items contain. Choices made with knowledge are always healthier.




Choose to drink water instead. Soda is a huge source of hidden calories. One 32 ounce cola packs about 400 calories! Try water with lemon or order unsweetened iced tea for more flavor.



Be careful of calorie and fat-packed salad dressings, cheese, sour cream, etc. For example, ask for a grilled chicken sandwich without the mayonnaise.



Many menu items would be healthier if they were prepared differently. For example, when ordering a fast food salad, ask for grilled chicken instead of fried chicken.



Avoid ordering "supersize" portions, regardless of the price difference! An average fast food meal can run up to 1000 calories or more. So choose a smaller portion size, order a side salad instead of fries and don't supersize anything!



Just because it has lettuce doesn't mean it's healthy. Some salads have over 1,000 calories. Order your salad without croutons, cheese, fried chicken, and fatty dressings. Instead, choose a salad with grilled chicken and either low fat or fat free dressing.



Ask if there are any healthy sides you can substitute for fries. Many fast food outlets now have packaged apples!

This is a very interesting article. Agree totally with Joanna Dolgoff about eating habits.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-25-2011
Narkissos's Avatar
Narkissos Narkissos is online now
Owner | Administrator
Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100
Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100 Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100 Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100
Level up: 0%, 0 Points needed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Barbados
Posts: 48,085
Real Name: Corey
Rep Power: 715
Narkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant future
Narkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant future
Default

^^Welcome aboard mate :
__________________
___________________
My training journals: 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017.
My training Videos? View 'em Here!

Got a question for me? Ask --> Here!

DISGUSTING ass-kicking conditioning workouts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-16-2011
michellejohnson michellejohnson is offline
NarkSide Virgin
Points: 163, Level: 3
Points: 163, Level: 3 Points: 163, Level: 3 Points: 163, Level: 3
Level up: 26%, 37 Points needed
Level up: 26% Level up: 26% Level up: 26%
Activity: 12%
Activity: 12% Activity: 12% Activity: 12%
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 9
michellejohnson is on a distinguished road
Default

Well i do agree with the statement that Food is Always bad for health . The main reason is that because it may cause high blood pressure which may result in heart attack .Moreover, It also increase the Cholesterol level .
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-08-2011
keywestkeely keywestkeely is offline
Jr. Fornicator
Points: 307, Level: 6
Points: 307, Level: 6 Points: 307, Level: 6 Points: 307, Level: 6
Level up: 14%, 43 Points needed
Level up: 14% Level up: 14% Level up: 14%
Activity: 45%
Activity: 45% Activity: 45% Activity: 45%
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 26
Rep Power: 19
keywestkeely has much to be proud ofkeywestkeely has much to be proud ofkeywestkeely has much to be proud ofkeywestkeely has much to be proud ofkeywestkeely has much to be proud ofkeywestkeely has much to be proud ofkeywestkeely has much to be proud ofkeywestkeely has much to be proud of
Default

These are valid points. Of course, everyone metabolizes their food differently, but still, facts are facts. Fast food is cheaply made, with all kinds of ingredients that are, ultimately, damaging to ones health.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-09-2011
Narkissos's Avatar
Narkissos Narkissos is online now
Owner | Administrator
Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100
Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100 Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100 Points: 10,569,769, Level: 100
Level up: 0%, 0 Points needed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Barbados
Posts: 48,085
Real Name: Corey
Rep Power: 715
Narkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant future
Narkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant futureNarkissos has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by keywestkeely View Post
These are valid points. Of course, everyone metabolizes their food differently, but still, facts are facts. Fast food is cheaply made, with all kinds of ingredients that are, ultimately, damaging to ones health.
^^Agreed.

__________________
___________________
My training journals: 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017.
My training Videos? View 'em Here!

Got a question for me? Ask --> Here!

DISGUSTING ass-kicking conditioning workouts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-16-2011
Archier Archier is offline
NarkSide Virgin
Points: 21, Level: 1
Points: 21, Level: 1 Points: 21, Level: 1 Points: 21, Level: 1
Level up: 41%, 29 Points needed
Level up: 41% Level up: 41% Level up: 41%
Activity: 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 9
Archier is on a distinguished road
Default

According to my personal experience fast food and junk food are not good for the health. So avoid to eat fast food just eat home made food.
__________________
Archier
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
article, fast food, health


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2007 - 2012, Apollo Fitness Barbados