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    I don't like Jared

    Does anybody hate seeing the Subway commercial guy, Jared? First of all I don't even know if he is that fit because he never has his clothes off and second just because he lost weight does not mean he is physically fit enough to be good at sports, cycling, running, etc.

    And lastly, I don't like the way he talks. I dont know if it is his mouth movement or whatever but I just can't keep thinking about it whenever I see him

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    He's not fit, he's got moobs. But I don't hate someone I've never met.

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    They never say he's fit. Which is probably better than making some dubious claim that eating Subway will turn you into Lance. They stay on thier topic; eat Subway (sensibly) and lose weight. They might throw in a disclaimer somewhere.

    At the beginning they never had him speak, I think do in part to his voice.

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    Why would this bother you? They never claim he is an athlete or even fit. He just lost a substantial amount of weight eating certain Subway sandwiches...a fast food. Frankly I think it is wonderful that there is a fast food restaurant that provides as many healthy options as Subway does. They are pretty much alone in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    Frankly I think it is wonderful that there is a fast food restaurant that provides as many healthy options as Subway does.
    I agree completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AroW
    ...First of all I don't even know if he is that fit because he never has his clothes off...
    What? You haven't seen his swimsuit calendar?

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    Dairy Queen used to have a billboard in calgary with a picture of a Sundae and the words said, "Here Jared, Jared, Jared.".

    They interviewed a girl in Super Size Me and said she'd like to do what Jared did, but can't afford 3 sandwiches a day. No one, including Jared, offered her advice to make her own at home for a fraction of the price and an increase in quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    Why would this bother you? They never claim he is an athlete or even fit. He just lost a substantial amount of weight eating certain Subway sandwiches...a fast food. Frankly I think it is wonderful that there is a fast food restaurant that provides as many healthy options as Subway does. They are pretty much alone in that.
    What about Taco Bell?

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    ^that's a joke right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Kurt
    ^that's a joke right?
    Not really.

    If you get the stuff made "Baja style" and without cheese, it's actually not that bad for you. Not as nutritious as a salad, wrap or sandwich from Subway perhaps - but not the horrific alternative of Burger King and its ilk.

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    Jred didn't really eat the way subway claims, by the way....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
    Not really.

    If you get the stuff made "Baja style" and without cheese, it's actually not that bad for you. Not as nutritious as a salad, wrap or sandwich from Subway perhaps - but not the horrific alternative of Burger King and its ilk.

    I refuse to eat food that I cannot distinguish from this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulfheir
    Dairy Queen used to have a billboard in calgary with a picture of a Sundae and the words said, "Here Jared, Jared, Jared.".

    They interviewed a girl in Super Size Me and said she'd like to do what Jared did, but can't afford 3 sandwiches a day. No one, including Jared, offered her advice to make her own at home for a fraction of the price and an increase in quality.

    Probably because that would be too obvious. If you can't figure out how to make a sandwich you have some problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aikigreg
    Jred didn't really eat the way subway claims, by the way....

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/...in603484.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    I refuse to eat food that I cannot distinguish from this.

    One of my current staples -- canned, fat-free refried beans -- not only looks like pet food, but when you open the can, it smells just like it, too. Doesn't matter, though... that stuff is tasty and nutritious once you heat it up and maybe mix in a splash of salsa.

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    I hate seeing those commercials also and was just commenting to my wife about this tonight (as one of his commercials came on). I don't see how he can go around talking to kids telling them about fitness and nutrition, when I don't see him being a role model for either. If you look at his latest commercials he is definitely overweight (so what if he lost a ton of weight), he should be an example of the fact that it can be done, but shouldn't be one to be telling kids how to do it. I read that article and they are making it better than it is (he only lost 235 by their admission as he went from 425 to 190, even I can do the math). Look at the latest commercials and he is nowhere near 190 (I would guess 210 to 220 at best, which would definitely qualify him as obese by any standards today). I think it is great that he lost, but let's face it someone telling little kids that by doing what I did (eating better, not sensibly as he skipped meals and ate fast food only by his own admission) youto can go from being grotessquely overweight/obese to being just obese is really not giving them much to shoot for. Hey Subway(you say that you are owned by Dr's and a healthy alternative) how about you also have something in your ads and advice about getting outside and doing something that would expell some energy and be construed as exercise (have yet to see that in any of the commercials, just Jared arguing with true athletes that are always asking for the more meat sandwiches and not the ones that Jared claims we should eat,seems to be working for the actually fit athletes)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AroW
    Does anybody hate seeing the Subway commercial guy, Jared? First of all I don't even know if he is that fit because he never has his clothes off...
    Two words: loose skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikigreg
    Jred didn't really eat the way subway claims, by the way....
    Unfortunately Jared Fogle has become a target for naysayers, many of whom are obese. I've met fat people who insist it's impossible to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. These poor folks often choose to have surgery, and the medical profession smiles, cuts, and takes the big check.

    I've had to deal with naysayers at my gym, and I have no doubt some of the fat people at my company have been talking nonsense quietly among themselves. I've had fat people question me when they've seen me take my multivitamin, or a aspirin. I can see the disappointment in their faces when they discover it's not a weight loss pill.

    For the record, I've lost 137 pounds in 17 months, and I've eaten a lot of turkey subs. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    Probably because that would be too obvious. If you can't figure out how to make a sandwich you have some problems.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian
    Unfortunately Jared Fogle has become a target for naysayers, many of whom are obese. I've met fat people who insist it's impossible to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. These poor folks often choose to have surgery, and the medical profession smiles, cuts, and takes the big check.

    I've had to deal with naysayers at my gym, and I have no doubt some of the fat people at my company have been talking nonsense quietly among themselves. I've had fat people question me when they've seen me take my multivitamin, or a aspirin. I can see the disappointment in their faces when they discover it's not a weight loss pill.

    For the record, I've lost 137 pounds in 17 months, and I've eaten a lot of turkey subs. :-)
    As a fitness coach, I know exactly what you mean. Nice job, by the way! That's close to what I lost back in the day, although I did it more slowly.

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    I'm a big fan of the chicken fajita pita at jack-in-the-box. 300 calories. I've eaten a lot of those during the last 6 months during which I've lost about 25 pounds.

    I like subs, but can make something pretty close to Subway's version at home with little effort.

    I've also had people scoff at me when I answer their "how did you lose the weight?" question with -- "by eating less and busting my ass in the gym and on my bike." Deep down, they know the answer to the question (work out more, eat less), but they're hoping I'll answer differently.
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    I heard Jared IS relatively fit, and also has lots of loose skin. And I love subway. Its true you can make a better sandwich for cheaper at home. but when i'm in a hurry and forget to pack a lunch, subway is a great stand in. and $2.50 for a Whole Wheat Turkey lettuce spinach tomato 1/2 cheese pickle olive pepperocini nomayo little olive oil & vineagar is not a bad deal

    Then i see the Quiznos commercials where they make fun of subway by saying "tired of those other places where what they make looks like your mom's homemade school lunches? our sandwiches have 3x the meat!" then they show a sandwich overflowing with meat and tiny bits of veggies sticking out, with bubbling cheese all over and being drizzled with some kind of thick ranch dressing. To which i usually shout "that's not the point!" I haven't checked Quiznos calorie counter if they have one on their site but if you compare Quiznos to Subway you will probably see why Subway still has lots of loyal fans.

    However, i'm trying to cut back as I read that processed lunchmeats cause cancer...

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    If he bothers you, that is cool . . . I hate many a commercial and the products they sell.


    However:
    A) none of the ads claim he is overly fit or athletic
    B) he is healthier, just based on bodyweight, than about 50% of the US population and that is an issue
    C) if some people switch from McD's value meals to a 'healthy' (6 inch on wheat with no mayo with fruit and a bottled water) that is a REALLY REALLY good thing

    As far as him personally, he went to Indiana University (look at my avatar) and ate A LOT at the subway near where my sister in law was living at that time. She can confirm he at there a ton, so I believe it was a huge part of his body change

    IMHO obesity is going to be the #1 issue for the US for the next generation . . . anything that can help some is good if you ask me. But of course you did not ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    I refuse to eat food that I cannot distinguish from this.

    My wife loves Taco Bell even though I'm of partial Mexican heritage and can cook authentic, healthy and delicious Mexican food at home. She just loves sour cream, fake guacamole, MSG and loads of milk fat in the cheese that I don't do.

    So I've learned I can cut our road trip pit stops short by ordering "al fresca" tacos which have no deep fried ingredients, no sour cream, guac or cheese. The chicken tacos are not terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlh122
    However, i'm trying to cut back as I read that processed lunchmeats cause cancer...
    I'm in the same boat!

    I've taken a friend's advice and for the last 10 days have added fish as a daily meat source and have eliminated all egg yolks and milk fat. I still have some pork and chicken but not as the main meal. Despite even eating lean deli meats normally (which were totally replaced), I can feel a real difference in my riding. My blood seems to be moving more smoothly. Objectively, my resting morning pulse has dropped about 3 bpm.

    Give it a try! Fish for two weeks rocks.
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