I think fast food gets a bad rap. I believe that moderation is key in just about every part of our lives, especially our diet. Eat too much cheese, you get constipated. Eat too many vegetables, you get the runs. Eat too many sugars, you develop diabetes. Eat too much food in general, you get fat. Eat too little, you become emaciated. Eat too many foods high in fat and cholesterol, you develop heart and blood pressure problems. A balance of everything keeps the human body working properly. Fast food hamburgers and french fries are cheap and quick meals that taste good. If everyone had the time, the patience, and the money to cook healthy nutritious meals, perhaps people would do so. If someone thinks that they are not eating healthy foods with adequate nutrients, a person can start taking a multivitamin and fiber supplements. If a person is gaining weight from the excess calories they are consuming, they can reduce their food intake or expend more calories. Switch from McD’s to Subway. Advertisements can get people in the door to buy fast food, but it’s not the reason people keep coming back. It’s convenience, cost, and taste. If fast food is eaten all the time, sure it will make an impact on a persons health. So will eating nothing but lettuce sandwiches. Unlike calories, cholesterol cannot be burned off at the gym, so intake of this substance should be watched. Moderation is the important idea here.