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Old 07-27-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Washington
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Wow, I wanted to come in and finally have a non political debate, yet I see folks here arguing 'socialism' and 'the administration'.

I guess people are going to blame Obama (or Bush in the opposite) for obesity too?
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: nc
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I heard on the radio it is the softening of our food i.e. breads and stuff that is causing a lot of weight gain.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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I've seen on the subways, buses, cafeterias, lunch lines, resteraunts that it's not the softening of the food it's the people shoving it in their faces. You want to blame the softening of our food for the rise in orthodontics then fine but chunky butt rests solely on the mouth that feeds it.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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I heard on the radio it is the softening of our food i.e. breads and stuff that is causing a lot of weight gain.
As opposed to hard foods like what? Rocks?

Breads and bread type foods have been a staple in most cultures for thousands and thousands of years. Has everyone been fat since that first person ground the wheat between the stones?
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: nc
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they were saying they conducted a study with rats and the same food with the same calories that was 'fluffed up' (softened) as they were calling it, caused the rats to gain much more weight than the harder food...our bread is much softer than it use to be
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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As opposed to hard foods like what? Rocks?

Breads and bread type foods have been a staple in most cultures for thousands and thousands of years. Has everyone been fat since that first person ground the wheat between the stones? Have you ever tried eating 'hard foods' like wheat right out of the field? I have, as a kid. Good luck. Don't starve. There is a reason that first person decided that grinding the wheat might be a good idea.

I think she means like the bleaching and what not. Old school bread was no where near as "creaming" as our bread is.

Side note, I never knew why "____ best thing since sliced bread" until I tried to make sandwiches with unsliced bread, LORD what a pain in the *****.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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People eat too damn much and then sit on the couch watching "American Idol". Just look at the size of extra large value meals at mcdonalds now compared to what they were 20 years ago. People eat their daily calorie intake i one meal and then go back for seconds. Families do not cook meals and eat as families like they use to. The family meal is now pizza hut and watching the simpsons with a 2 liter coke. Kids dont go out and play street hockey or basketball anymore. Instead they play 5 hours of world of warcraft and do their homework on the bus. Instead of excersiing and getting energy naturally they drink redbull. The average female size is 14! If my GF ever wore a size 14 id be living alone.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: nc
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yea a lot of it definitely comes down to over indulgence and not having the respect for food that other people have....other countries don't have this problem like we do.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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Holy moly, this is still being discussed after 838 posts?! The question was answered in the second post. There's really not a lot of room for debate here, but obviously a lot of folks like trying to push around the blame.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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Wow, I wanted to come in and finally have a non political debate, yet I see folks here arguing 'socialism' and 'the administration'.

I guess people are going to blame Obama (or Bush in the opposite) for obesity too?
Yes. We HAVE to blame someone...either to malign a group that we have an axe to grind with (big corporations, a political party etc.) or to make excuses for our own short-comings or push their agenda (vegan, organic, peta etc.)

I don't meet many really heavy people that blame others for their situation.

Generally it's other people making excuses for them for the reasons described above.
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