She Ate Nothing But Fast Food for a Week…Now See What Happened to Her Body

A report from The Obesity Action Coalition recently stated that the number of fast food restaurants has doubled since the 1970s, and that the number of obese Americans has doubled during the same time period. Fast food is high in fat, calories, and sugar. Unfortunately, it offers very little in the way of nutrition. Tests on lab animals have found that fast food can have a negative impact in a short amount of time.

In the popular documentary, “Super Size Me,” Morgan Spurlock eats all of his meals from McDonald’s for a full month. He also challenges himself to eat each item on the menu. At the end of the film, Mr. Spurlock has suffered many adverse changes to his health.

British writer Phoebe Jackson-Edwards set out on an abbreviated version of Mr. Spurlock’s experiment and ate only junk for one week. The beautiful 24-year-old ate from a variety of fast food restaurants for each meal and for snacks. She dined at popular restaurants such as Pizza Hut, KFC, and Burger King,and she detailed her experience for an article for Daily Mail Online. Phoebe went to a doctor both before and after the week of junk food to check her skin quality and her body fat content.

Ms. Jackson-Edwards noted that by day two, she was already tired of eating only junk food. At the end of the week, she reported that she felt exhausted most of the day and found it hard to concentrate at work. Fast food has a poor effect on the brain.

A recent study in Public Health Nutrition found that individuals who consume fast food on a regular basis are 51 percent more likely to suffer from clinical depression than those who eat healthier foods. In in 2009, a journal called “Nature” published a study that a diet heavy on junk food can impair learning. The study found that rats who were fed a steady fast-food diet had a great deal of difficulty in completing a maze they had already solved before beginning their fast food diets. Lelani Loubser, a nutritional therapist, states that junk food actually prevents the body from absorbing the nutrients in food that are needed for a normal energy level.

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