As our lives get busier and the working day gets longer for so many millions of people across the UK, the temptation to grab a ‘quick bite’ has grown considerably. Long gone are the days of struggling to find something to eat at 8pm in the evening. Now it is near impossible to walk down any UK high street without seeing takeaway options of every kind from fried chicken shops, to Chinese and Indian world cuisine to pizza joints, all selling us a ready made meal. It’s a dream after a long working day where the last thing you want to do is fire up the hob in your kitchen. But an obesity epidemic is underway as so few of us stop to think about the poor quality, highly saturated food we are so readily consuming. With this constant temptation to ‘order in’, it is unsurprising that our generation has become a fast-food nation.
Read on for more facts and to find out if your town is one of the worst offenders: