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Old 07-26-2017, 07:01 AM
 
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Four most obese States (over 35% affected)
Louisiana36.2%
+/- 1.9%


Tied for second place:
2.Alabama 35.6%
+/- 1.5%

2.Mississippi 35.6%
+/- 1.9%

2.West Virgininia 35.6%


I have never understood the correlation between poverty and obesity. It seems counterintuitive to me. I eat out a lot because I can. The wealthier/secure I get (or feel) the more I eat in restaurants (I don't like take out or order in.) With a burst of wealth I would be tempted to eat 21 meals in restaurants.
<I am an excellent but lazy cook.>


Is it possible that generational poverty causes genetic change resulting in calorically THRIFTY genes?
The rationale is that impoverished people cannot afford the more expensive foods to eat. They are eating unhealthier foods because they are lower priced. Think junk , processed and fast foods.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:24 AM
 
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The rationale is that impoverished people cannot afford the more expensive foods to eat. They are eating unhealthier foods because they are lower priced. Think junk , processed and fast foods.
That's precisely it. Am here to tell you, eating well *costs*. Spent almost $100.00 the other day. Organic fruit and organic veggies and other basic staples.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:37 AM
 
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The rationale is that impoverished people cannot afford the more expensive foods to eat. They are eating unhealthier foods because they are lower priced. Think junk , processed and fast foods.
I've noticed too that when I eat unhealthy/ processed/ junk foods I'm actually hungrier afterwards. So I can imagine that one tends to eat more of it to feel full.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:10 AM
 
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I've noticed too that when I eat unhealthy/ processed/ junk foods I'm actually hungrier afterwards. So I can imagine that one tends to eat more of it to feel full.
absolutely, you get crazy cravings after you eat let's say a 100 cal pack of oreos that you think is going to save you calories, but really makes you want to eat the whole fridge to chase the foor high of whatever Nabisco puts in there
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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I've noticed too that when I eat unhealthy/ processed/ junk foods I'm actually hungrier afterwards. So I can imagine that one tends to eat more of it to feel full.
Am in agreement. Key is to fill up on things with lots of fiber. Always bring organic blueberries, organic apples, organic blackberries as part of my lunch if not eating out... Whatever is in season. Fills you up and keeps you fuller longer.
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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Am in agreement. Key is to fill up on things with lots of fiber. Always bring organic blueberries, organic apples, organic blackberries as part of my lunch if not eating out... Whatever is in season. Fills you up and keeps you fuller longer.
what does organic have one iota to do with feeling full? that's hilarious

the health benefits of organic fruit over properly washed traditionally farmed fruit are almost non-existent. Stuff your face with all the organics you want then step outside in NYC and take one breath of NYC fumes and you'll have ingested 100 times more chemicals that you tried to convince yourself you avoided
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:34 AM
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Am in agreement. Key is to fill up on things with lots of fiber. Always bring organic blueberries, organic apples, organic blackberries as part of my lunch if not eating out... Whatever is in season. Fills you up and keeps you fuller longer.
Also, veggies. Carrots, broccoli (esp) fill you up. You don't even have to eat that much of it. A little goes a long way. Unlike cookies, chips, sweets, you don't want to eat a whole bag of carrots.
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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what does organic have one iota to do with feeling full? that's hilarious

the health benefits of organic fruit over properly washed traditionally farmed fruit are almost non-existent. Stuff your face with all the organics you want then step outside in NYC and take one breath of NYC fumes and you'll have ingested 100 times more chemicals that you tried to convince yourself you avoided
Am here to tell you, was at risk for health issues in the past. Was never *obese* or really even fat (thin for my size or whatever), but ate limited amounts of things like fruit. Never liked fruits on a large scale because thinking was things like apples were disgusting. Well guess what? When fruit is covered in chemicals, it *IS* disgusting. Nothing more delicious than an apple grown the way nature intended it to be. You can excuse the use of toxins in food if you wish, but humans weren't constructed to eat those things on a large scale. Can only comment on how *I FEEL*, and can tell you that have had times when I've become *violently* ill eating at places like Subway. Has been years since I've eaten at any such place, especially knowing what they put in their food. Body and skin looks *GREAT*. *FEEL GREAT* and look great. Am aging very well, and have to believe that my diet has a lot to do with it. Lived in the old country and ate like a king, the way humans should eat. Came back feeling so good.

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Also, veggies. Carrots, broccoli (esp) fill you up. You don't even have to eat that much of it. A little goes a long way. Unlike cookies, chips, sweets, you don't want to eat a whole bag of carrots.
Am in agreement. Yesterday, threw together a very simple organic salad: organic arugula, organic cherry tomatoes and organic s h i t a k e mushrooms. Put the organic salad dressing on the side and threw together the salad when lunch time arrived. Had some organic blueberries with that, some GMO-free potato chips (small portion) and about three madelines (am a sucker for sweets ). Aside from an espresso or whatever, don't really drink much sugary drinks or add sugar to anything. Can add on calories *fast*. Things like organic sweetened tea are bought as a treat or whatever.

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Old 07-26-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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Also, veggies. Carrots, broccoli (esp) fill you up. You don't even have to eat that much of it. A little goes a long way. Unlike cookies, chips, sweets, you don't want to eat a whole bag of carrots.
Sugar snaps!
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:04 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Am here to tell you, was at risk for health issues in the past. Was never *obese* or really even fat (thin for my size or whatever), but ate limited amounts of things like fruit. Never liked fruits on a large scale because thinking was things like apples were disgusting. Well guess what? When fruit is covered in chemicals, it *IS* disgusting. Nothing more delicious than an apple grown the way nature intended it to be. You can excuse the use of toxins in food if you wish, but humans weren't constructed to eat those things on a large scale. Can only comment on how *I FEEL*, and can tell you that have had times when I've become *violently* ill eating at places like Subway. Has been years since I've eaten at any such place, especially knowing what they put in their food. Body and skin looks *GREAT*. *FEEL GREAT* and look great. Am aging very well, and have to believe that my diet has a lot to do with it. Lived in the old country and ate like a king, the way humans should eat. Came back feeling so good.
yikes, the placebo effect is in full force I see

You do realize that you're supposed to wash your fruits and vegetables, right?

And not for nothing the pesticide levels aren't as high in farming as they used to be. And back to the bigger picture we're talking insignificant trace amounts that pale in comparison to other environmental pollutants you can't avoid
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