How often do you have fast food?

@Huying (389)
China
October 19, 2007 9:04am CST
After I start a discussion why children like to eat fast food on mylot,many friends issued their opinions.Most of them thought that fast food is harm to people's health,one should not eat it freqently.But how often is suitable for people to eat fast food?What's your opinion?
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9 responses
• Philippines
21 Oct 07
Ideally, I think one shouldn't eat fastfood meals for more than 5 times a month. Unfortunately, some of us are quite dependent on restaurants for satisfying our hunger (and cravings). This is commonly caused by the fact that some do not have enough time to prepare home-cooked meals because of their busy schedule and fast paced routines. People should always make an effort to eat right. If not having enough time to prepare healthy meals is the main concern, I think there is an option to choose where you can buy prepared food. Some restaurants offer a healthier menu and this may be a better choice than the usual serving of soda, burger, fries or pizza. Nothing beats a home-cooked meal, but if this task imposes too much time constraint, it is up to us to look for the best option and solution.
@peavey (15116)
• United States
20 Oct 07
I don't know if it's ever "suitable," but I eat it once or twice a year. It's not healthy because it's usually fried food, fatty and of poor quality to begin with.
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@brimia (6588)
• United States
19 Oct 07
We eat at a fairly healthy fast food restaurant, Chipotle, twice a month. We always get the vegetarian burrito without sour cream or cheese. It's fresh and has no artificial ingredients. It's rare that we go anywhere else but when we do, we stick to salads, plain baked potatoes, and bean burritos without cheese. Most fast food is very unhealthy and contributes to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
19 Oct 07
I do not like to go to restaurants for eating food. I always love home made food, come what may. But my wife and son like restaurant food occasionally, so I accompany them. There are some scores of good fast food outlets here and we try different ones on different occasion. It is usually once a month.
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@angemac23 (2006)
• Canada
19 Oct 07
I don't eat fast food at all! It makes me sick just thinking what they do to that food and how greasy it is. I say once a month at most should be ok to eat it. To many preservatives and chemicals and bad things in it!
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• United States
19 Oct 07
I know that I personally eat it too often. I know it is not good for you. My grandmother works at wendy's and my mother works at mcdonalds. We are a low income family. They can get free food, I can go up there and get free food if I'm hungry or whatever. Also I work at a mall and often times have to eat lunch down at the food court. I try to pack my lunch as often as possible but sometimes it's not always convenient for me. Sometimes when you live alone (IE don't have children or a husband) You don't cook and don't eat as healthy as you should. It's so much easier/cheaper to just grab a burger or whatever. Yes health is important but sometimes you don't always think about that, sometimes you just want a cheap convenient meal without having to cook etc.
• India
23 Oct 07
We don’t have fast food too often and don’t encourage the kid to have either. Inspite of the many changes in lifestyle, food is one area where tradition rules in our house and in our taste-buds. I have tired off-the-shelf packaged food which you can just heat & eat but I did not like the taste. I can cook in excess and keep in the fridge and have as leftovers next morning or something like that, but I don’t like the idea of snacking on fast food. Maybe once in a while or sometimes in the evening while returning from office, I will take burgers for the evening snacks but that’s all. Once or max. twice a week I think should be enough.
@wasons (303)
• China
23 Oct 07
hello huying! i think the less you eat fast food the more you have a healthy body.as for me i never eat a fast food,i always cook it myself,maybe it isn't tasty,but it would be health.in my opinion having a health body is the most important in our life.
• United States
21 Oct 07
I use to eat it often in Florida. It was just toooo hot to cook. Since I been back in NY it's been about 2 times to McDonald's. I don't plan to eat out there much more. I hate how they mop the floor around people eating. I do often have a slice of pizza though. This i figure is ok rather than starve shopping and hit the floor.