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Why Fast Food is Bad For You & Your Wallet

Mutual Fund Industry | August 30
You are back home after a long day at work. The hunger bell strikes. You fish out your smart phone and order fast food to satiate your hunger.

Sounds familiar, right? These days, ordering fast food has become second nature. Restaurants and delivery apps shower lucrative deals and offers all the time. This makes us more tempted to hit the order button more often than expected. But have you ever wondered the ill effects of fast food on your health? Have you thought of the money that you could end up saving if you order fast food sparingly?

We have listed out the reasons why fast food can have a bad effect on your health as well your pocket. Read on to find more:

Obesity will come knocking at your door: You may be a gym rat but if you do not cut down on the consumption of fast food, be prepared to say hello to your belly fat. The large empty calories that come with fast food leads to massive weight gain.

You are at a risk for cardiovascular diseases: Fast food also puts your heart at risk. Fast food contains a very high amount of fat. This leads to high cholesterol. Over a period of time, high cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis. In this condition, plaque builds up in the arteries and prevents the flow of blood to the heart and organs.

But that’s not. The biggest dent made by fast food is on your pocket. Increased consumption of fast food affects the health of your wallet too. Not convinced? See the reasons below:

Burns a Hole in your pocket: Fast food makes you poor. By simply not ordering fast food, you save a lot of money. An average filling meal will set you back by INR 300-400 minimum. Now multiply this with the number of takeouts you order. The results will speak for themselves.
 
End up spending more with combos: Another way in which fast food erodes your wallet is by giving you way too many things to choose from. You might only want to have a burger but the cashier will nudge you to go for a combo meal. The combos have other fast food items  like French fries and soft drinks. You will be tempted to pay a few extra bucks to consumer all that fast food. 

Impulse spending: Easy availability of fast food through delivery apps also lead to irresponsible financial decision or snap judgments. 
Fast food is photographed so well that it instantly makes your brain crave for it. In the process, your wallet takes a hit.

Health cost with junk food: If you are still not convinced, look at the health risks you expose yourself to when you consume fast food. If you don’t stop eating fast food, your health will deteriorate. That means you will have to make trips to the doctor and pay for those visits. Either way, your hard earned money will be wasted. 
Hate cooking elaborate meals? Take baby steps. Try meal prepping for the week. Try cooking something simpler. But do not make fast food the answer to all your dietary needs. After all, we are what we eat. 
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