I should say, first off, that I've struggled with my weight all of my life. I've lost 10 percent of my body weight since July, so before you all rant at me, know that I'm working on it.
Sometimes people are strapped for cash and time. I have 12 university classes, most people have 5 or six, so it's not always easy to go home and cook. Also, it's not easy to have that time, even when I get home. Practice and homework occupy most of that time. I pack a sandwich if I have the time in the morning, but sometimes I don't. I have a half hour to have lunch on most days, and thats not enough for me to go home, cook, and come back. I have 2 or 3 dollars. Personally, since I'm doing this, I either go Subway or drink juice until I can get home. Most of my classmates apt for the fast food. Sometimes I'll stop by a fast food place, though (Weight Watchers allows for that occasionally). I really don't think it's a question of laziness, it's a question of what you have time to do.
I'm just saying that I understand why people will opt to stop by a fast food place, as opposed to spending more money and more time (when both are lacking) to have home cooking. I'll tell you right now, I'd rather have home cooking any day, but that can't always happen. It's also a fact that it's more expensive to eat healthy than it is not to. (before I started dieting, I spent about 30 a week on food, now it's 45-50) WV is #2 in the nation for obesity, and an article I read at my gym talks about why.. it's basically the fact that we are also one of the poorest states. People work long hours for little money. They don't have time to cook grilled chicken and salad every day, and they can't afford it, usually.
I'm not justifying fast food, I'm just saying that it's a bit insensetive to suggest that it's simply a matter of laziness, gluttony, or greed..
Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee