Time magazine had a very interesting and revealing piece on the world’s worst fast food – most of which was in the States. The meals included a particularily revolting looking ‘Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries’ which was a whopping 2,140 Calories – more than the recommended daily allowance.
The article also featured a salad from ‘Taco Bell’ that is a ridiculous 960 calories, a ‘McDonald’s Chocolate Triple Thick Shake’ that has more calories than any other item on their menu at an outstanding 1,160 Calories and a ‘Starbucks Hazelnut Signature Hot Chocolate’ at 600 Calories.
These were mostly American companies but Ireland has its fair share of fat ridden fast food joints. I was at the doctor recently and noticed a number of posters and leaflets warning about the dangers of obesity – something that wasn’t plastered on the walls ten or fifteen years ago.
Do you think obesity is a growing problem in Ireland and how do you suppose we overcome it?