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Old 07-15-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Well,if the obese people know its bad for them,and have gone to a specialist,then I guess there is no reason to sympathize...There are some doctors who specialize in nutrition, but the impoverished (esp where I live,next County over) are uneducated and eat at Hardees everyday...its sad to see 10 year olds who weigh over 200 lbs..I honestly never saw this til moving here from S Florida...(Needless 2 say I can't wait to move,lol)
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:03 PM
 
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The question, long since forgotten, is this: Why do Americans eat wronger things than people in most other countries? Beginning of story.
Really? I thought the original question was 'Obesity in America- who is to blame?

<hint, it is right there on the top of the page.>
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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The person in control of the FORK is generally to blame in the case of morbid obesity. No one holds a gun to their heads shovelling in all manner of foodstuffs. That fat comes from somewhere. (and goes into the open mouth). People who have gastric bypass lose weight. Why is that ? The amount of food is greatly curtailed. I have heard people claim that they "didn't eat much" but they gained 200 pounds. From what ? water ? Air ? Does anyone know ? How does 200 pounds creep onto a person who never eats "much." Some of them check into clinics, and lose weight. What makes the difference ? less food ? More exercise ? What if they are too obese to exercise ? Obesity isn't funny. It's sad. But blaming KFC isn't fair. People CAN learn to cook healthy foods at home.
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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It's Walmarts fault. Don't ask me why but last week I stopped at Walmart in a low income area and sat in the car while my wife ran in to pick up a quick item.

Don't understand why but 98% of the people walking in the door were obese. Not sure how it all ties to Walmart but it's my conspiracy theory Walmart keeps them this way with their cheap food prices so they will have to come back for more.

Snickers is the new drug of addition. Let's outlaw candy bars for the good of the country. No where in the constitution does it give us the right to possess a king size Baby Ruth unless it's that "Pursuit of Happiness" crap.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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It's Walmarts fault. Don't ask me why but last week I stopped at Walmart in a low income area and sat in the car while my wife ran in to pick up a quick item.

Don't understand why but 98% of the people walking in the door were obese. Not sure how it all ties to Walmart but it's my conspiracy theory Walmart keeps them this way with their cheap food prices so they will have to come back for more.

Snickers is the new drug of addition. Let's outlaw candy bars for the good of the country. No where in the constitution does it give us the right to possess a king size Baby Ruth unless it's that "Pursuit of Happiness" crap.
I disagree, you can have a 50ft baby ruth if you want. It's a matter of if you shove these things in your throats daily. Not the foods fault.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The person in control of the FORK is generally to blame in the case of morbid obesity. No one holds a gun to their heads shovelling in all manner of foodstuffs.

Correct, BUT what about the labels on packaged foods such as:
Heart Healthy
Home grown
Low Fat


And what about the fast food places that say:
Healthy salads
all white meat
low fat
nutritious



They are liars and counting on people NOT doing their homework.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: memphis tn
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Correct, BUT what about the labels on packaged foods such as:
Heart Healthy
Home grown
Low Fat


And what about the fast food places that say:
Healthy salads
all white meat
low fat
nutritious

They are liars and counting on people NOT doing their homework.
We are all unique and intellegent individuals hopefully capable of know what is and is not good for us. Just because someone tells you something doesn't make it truth. People need to stop being sheep. Be responsible for your own self and quit trying to blame everyone else!
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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Correct, BUT what about the labels on packaged foods such as:
Heart Healthy
Home grown
Low Fat


And what about the fast food places that say:
Healthy salads
all white meat
low fat
nutritious



They are liars and counting on people NOT doing their homework.
Well if you listen to some people on this thread they swear that people with weight issues know more about nutrition that the average shmoe and that it's "addiction" that drives people to these lenths.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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I disagree, you can have a 50ft baby ruth if you want. It's a matter of if you shove these things in your throats daily. Not the foods fault.
I wish more people understood this before they demonize certain foods. I can go to the local burger place and get a chicken sandwich and fries. There is NOTHING wrong with this (as far as weight control). Now, if I go down there every day... then obviously it's going to become a problem for me. Make sense? I can eat chocolate. It's OKAY! I love it. But if I'm cramming it down my throat constantly, then yeah, hello lard.

There is no need to ban anything. Control your eating habits. It's your responsibility. If you can't do that and it really is an addiction, then get some help! Don't punish me. I don't have a problem with a candy bar. I like them as a matter of fact. I just know the meaning of the word moderation. If we went around banning everything that some people have a problem with, none of us would be eating anything.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Really? I thought the original question was 'Obesity in America- who is to blame?

<hint, it is right there on the top of the page.>
Well, guess what. Obesity is a relative term. The question is, why are Americans relatively obese, which means more obese than most other people? Unless you think there is some universal constant by which obesity is measured throughout the universe, or some biblical standard,
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