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Old 11-18-07, 11:26 AM   #1
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Old 11-18-07, 12:23 PM   #2
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Not all factual though hunh? "You have to bike for an hour to burn the calories in this soda"
How slow does Jennings bike? Pretty good overall though.
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Old 11-18-07, 01:02 PM   #3
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Ha....I knew it wasn't my fault!
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It was still my fault..I ate the cheeseburgers, I ate the FF, I drank the soda...I knew what I was doing and I knew it would kill me. Just as I take credit for my weight loss I take the blame for becoming a whale to begin with.
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I do wish they would advertise things like vegetables and fruits as "cool" that would be such a strange thing to watch, but funny and cool. Very interesting watch.
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+1000 - Spartan112 - Amen to that! So many excuses! Tough love!
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Thanks Chunky...are there outside factors that are complicit in our cultural obesity? Sure, but ulitmately it comes down to each person accepting responsibility for their own health. Where I get concerned is when I see the sheer numbers of fat kids...I'm a teacher and it shocks me to see the level to which kids are almost encouraged to eat poorly.
I was always the fat kid growing up, but if I threw myself then into today I wouldn't seem that fat by comparison.
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Very interesting piece. I really liked the diagram of the food pyramid altered to show subsidies.
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I do wish they would advertise things like vegetables and fruits as "cool" that would be such a strange thing to watch, but funny and cool. Very interesting watch.
You will never see it, because the profits on junk food are so high. However, you shouldn't blame the government, or the food companies. but rather, the individual. Everything you eat is voluntary, what is the real issue in a lot of these exposť stories, is the children, where it's the parents that make the choices. Children learning what are the proper choices to make as adults, if they learn that processed junk food is the proper choice, they are likely to make that choice for the rest of their, probably much shorter, lives.

I think the first thing to do, if your serious about diet, throw out the TV, removing those 10,000 food advertisements a year removes a lot of temptation, to just sit and eat. it also means you need to fill those hours with something else, like more bike time, going for a walk, playing games with the kids. Realise that you, personally, gain a lot more tossing a football around for an hour, then 1,000,000 hours of watching someone else do it on TV.

Second, only buy food that is grown within 100 km (60 miles) of your home, and preferably organically grown. This means buying a lot from farm markets, it also means fresher, better tasting, better for you food. Yes it means more time spent preparing it, but remember, we threw out the TV, so we have the time anyway.....

Third, if you can make a trip by bike or foot, that is preferable to driving the car. Even if that means, putting the panniers on her bike, and hooking the burly to the back of his at 5:30AM on a Saturday morning, and peddling the 5 miles to the farmers market, loading up both bikes before peddling home, in the granny gear no less.... Not only do you get better food, reduce pollution, your much less likely to buy bulky, over processed, over packaged junk food, when the amount of storage space, while travelling, is limited.
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You will never see it, because the profits on junk food are so high. However, you shouldn't blame the government, or the food companies. but rather, the individual. Everything you eat is voluntary, what is the real issue in a lot of these exposť stories, is the children, where it's the parents that make the choices. Children learning what are the proper choices to make as adults, if they learn that processed junk food is the proper choice, they are likely to make that choice for the rest of their, probably much shorter, lives.

I think the first thing to do, if your serious about diet, throw out the TV, removing those 10,000 food advertisements a year removes a lot of temptation, to just sit and eat. it also means you need to fill those hours with something else, like more bike time, going for a walk, playing games with the kids. Realise that you, personally, gain a lot more tossing a football around for an hour, then 1,000,000 hours of watching someone else do it on TV.

Second, only buy food that is grown within 100 km (60 miles) of your home, and preferably organically grown. This means buying a lot from farm markets, it also means fresher, better tasting, better for you food. Yes it means more time spent preparing it, but remember, we threw out the TV, so we have the time anyway.....

Third, if you can make a trip by bike or foot, that is preferable to driving the car. Even if that means, putting the panniers on her bike, and hooking the burly to the back of his at 5:30AM on a Saturday morning, and peddling the 5 miles to the farmers market, loading up both bikes before peddling home, in the granny gear no less.... Not only do you get better food, reduce pollution, your much less likely to buy bulky, over processed, over packaged junk food, when the amount of storage space, while travelling, is limited.


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You will never see it, because the profits on junk food are so high. However, you shouldn't blame the government, or the food companies. but rather, the individual. Everything you eat is voluntary, what is the real issue in a lot of these exposť stories, is the children, where it's the parents that make the choices. Children learning what are the proper choices to make as adults, if they learn that processed junk food is the proper choice, they are likely to make that choice for the rest of their, probably much shorter, lives.

I think the first thing to do, if your serious about diet, throw out the TV, removing those 10,000 food advertisements a year removes a lot of temptation, to just sit and eat. it also means you need to fill those hours with something else, like more bike time, going for a walk, playing games with the kids. Realise that you, personally, gain a lot more tossing a football around for an hour, then 1,000,000 hours of watching someone else do it on TV.

Second, only buy food that is grown within 100 km (60 miles) of your home, and preferably organically grown. This means buying a lot from farm markets, it also means fresher, better tasting, better for you food. Yes it means more time spent preparing it, but remember, we threw out the TV, so we have the time anyway.....

Third, if you can make a trip by bike or foot, that is preferable to driving the car. Even if that means, putting the panniers on her bike, and hooking the burly to the back of his at 5:30AM on a Saturday morning, and peddling the 5 miles to the farmers market, loading up both bikes before peddling home, in the granny gear no less.... Not only do you get better food, reduce pollution, your much less likely to buy bulky, over processed, over packaged junk food, when the amount of storage space, while travelling, is limited.
I know this, I was just saying that I thought it would be interesting to see the flip side. That's all... lol
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100 extra calories a day is 10 pounds a year.
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I know this, I was just saying that I thought it would be interesting to see the flip side. That's all... lol
Well, like any other grass roots thing, it starts with one person, who passes a few simple little tips to others, to get a wholesale change. If everyone demands locally grown, fresh, organic food, think the grocery companies will not start to stock more of those items? Yes I know that not everything is available fresh and locally grown all year around, but many foods can be stored, or minimally processed (like frozen) for when they are not in season.

I forgot step four earlier, do not under any circumstances buy any fast food, if you have never seen it, go find a copy of Super Size Me, and watch it, see what happens to a guy who eats nothing but McDonalds for a month......
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Well, like any other grass roots thing, it starts with one person, who passes a few simple little tips to others, to get a wholesale change. If everyone demands locally grown, fresh, organic food, think the grocery companies will not start to stock more of those items? Yes I know that not everything is available fresh and locally grown all year around, but many foods can be stored, or minimally processed (like frozen) for when they are not in season.

I forgot step four earlier, do not under any circumstances buy any fast food, if you have never seen it, go find a copy of Super Size Me, and watch it, see what happens to a guy who eats nothing but McDonalds for a month......
I've seen it, thanks for the info anyways
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