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Old 07-26-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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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
Yes, with water, nothing else. That is not going to wash off all of the crap they put on fruit. Just not going to happen. How do you know what the levels are? You only know what you are told. Am here to tell you, the food industry doesn't give a damn about you me or anyone else. All they care about is profit. Am a big believer in the idea that, if anything, companies are pumping the food with more garbage now more than ever before, otherwise difficult to explain how processed food is so *cheap* these days. Watched by a McDonald's yet again. Just about everyone coming out of the place was overweight. Chemicals aside, portion sizes and sedimentary lifestyles are a big part of the problem, but am not going to rule out chemicals in food not adding to it. Again, do not believe that humans were made to ingest large amounts of processed food. Am thinking it takes *A LOT* longer to break down these chemicals and get rid of them. Am not going off of any studies. Am only using myself as an example, how I feel when eating organic food versus when eating highly processed food. Have noticed that headaches are almost *instantaneous* when eating something highly processed or with preservatives or whatever. Cannot fathom how you could think eating processed food should be okay under those circumstances.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:38 PM
 
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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
Ha! Right? That's exactly why I don't have chips or cookies at home and why I avoid eating them all together. You can go through a big bag of chips or a sleeve of cookies in one sitting and still be hungry.
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:54 PM
 
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Calories in, calories out. Junk food for life!
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:47 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Calories in, calories out. Junk food for life!
Until diabetes and/or hyper tension come knocking on the door! Enjoy!
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:30 PM
 
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The biggest issue is with obesity in this city is that people are eating 4-5 FULL SIZED meals per day and then snacking on top of it. I understand it's hard for low income and low IQ individuals to grasp the concept of temptation and self-control, but as a low income new yorker myself (hells i qualify for NYCHA with my income) living on one meal per day because thems the breaks, I have zero sympathy for people who balloon up like that. Yes I know there's like .01% of the population who have health issues that make them that way, but what about the other 99.99 percent? hmmmmm It's easy to pig out when other people are paying for your food and rent. I won't lie, I'd be 600 pounds if I had free food allowances and subsidized rent! Perhaps it's a blessing in disguise.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:51 PM
 
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Until diabetes and/or hyper tension come knocking on the door! Enjoy!
Not me. But thanks for trying.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Have people still smoking like it's the 80's when smoking was supposedly *cool*

Huh? You must mean the 1880's.


In the 1980s, smoking was banned in a lot of society's venues and smokers considered pariahs.
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Huh? You must mean the 1880's.


In the 1980s, smoking was banned in a lot of society's venues and smokers considered pariahs.
Smoking was definitely still popular in the 80's and even NYC didn't ban smoking indoors until the early 2000's. I'm only an early 90's teenager and I clearly remember being able to sit in the smoking section of a restaurant right up into my early 20's.
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Smoking was definitely still popular in the 80's and even NYC didn't ban smoking indoors until the early 2000's. I'm only an early 90's teenager and I clearly remember being able to sit in the smoking section of a restaurant right up into my early 20's.
Am in agreement. Can remember there being a smoking and non-smoking section.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:06 PM
 
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The biggest issue is with obesity in this city is that people are eating 4-5 FULL SIZED meals per day and then snacking on top of it. I understand it's hard for low income and low IQ individuals to grasp the concept of temptation and self-control, but as a low income new yorker myself (hells i qualify for NYCHA with my income) living on one meal per day because thems the breaks, I have zero sympathy for people who balloon up like that. Yes I know there's like .01% of the population who have health issues that make them that way, but what about the other 99.99 percent? hmmmmm It's easy to pig out when other people are paying for your food and rent. I won't lie, I'd be 600 pounds if I had free food allowances and subsidized rent! Perhaps it's a blessing in disguise.
dear friend that's why soup kitchens exist. Go eat there instead of starving!
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