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Old 10-27-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Lake Country, Wisconsin
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Fit Nation: The Obesity Fight - Special Reports from CNN.com

Wow! This has happened fast. Is it portions? Carbs? No time to cook healthy foods? Will this trend reverse?
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Eastern PA
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High fructose corn syrup. I think it has a major role in this. I totally avoid it now but was ADDICTED to foods containing it in the past.

I also found this article interesting:
If we are what we eat, Americans are corn and soy - CNN.com

Add onto this a more sedentary lifestyle, stress, and a prevalence of processed foods, and you have this major health issue.

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Old 10-27-2007, 10:54 PM
 
Location: California
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I hate this.. my school only uses low-fat food now. And all low-fat, diet food is absolutely disgusting.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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What gets me is French fries at school.... and pizza.... and THEN they wonder why noone wants the *healthy food* like Subs, ......
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:55 PM
 
Location: In my house
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I hate this.. my school only uses low-fat food now. And all low-fat, diet food is absolutely disgusting.
Low-fat processed diet food is yucky. They need to try whole foods like fruit, vegetables, whole grains. There is a big difference. Big juicy oranges. Sweet strawberries. Crisp juicy tangy apples. Sweet succulent raspberries. Plump juicy blueberries.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Fit Nation: The Obesity Fight - Special Reports from CNN.com

Wow! This has happened fast. Is it portions? Carbs? No time to cook healthy foods? Will this trend reverse?

It's the sugar, the computers, the television. People eat lots of cheap yucky foods full of refined starch and sugar.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:28 PM
 
Location: In my house
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*raises hand* *jumps up and down* I know, i know what it is! Remember when we were kids and we all ran around endlessly all day long full of energy? We never gained an ounce? That's what we need again, long bouts of exercise and eating right. That's the whole secret.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:37 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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*raises hand* *jumps up and down* I know, i know what it is! Remember when we were kids and we all ran around endlessly all day long full of energy? We never gained an ounce? That's what we need again, long bouts of exercise and eating right. That's the whole secret.
isn't that the worst? Seeing all these fat little kids? What are parents buying at the grocery store? What are they feeding these little monsters?

and the poor kids sit and play video games all day. when I was a kid, we were always outside doing stuff...

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Old 10-31-2007, 12:50 AM
 
Location: In my house
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Oh yes..and if we weren't outside playing, my Mom would yell at us "Go outside and play!!!" with a mean look on her face. lol
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:26 AM
 
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I think it's the corn syrup and all the 'junk' they put in the food. Who eats real cream (takes time to whip, costs more), for example, when they could eat Cool Whip (yeah, it's not as nice, though!).
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