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    Why Are We Fat?

    An interesting new series from the LA Times. Dated July 14th(?), but available online now:

    http://www.latimes.com/features/heal...4.storygallery
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    That's a whole lot of excuses.

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    My gf is a bariatric physician's assistant. People are fat because of either a disordered psychology or physical, often several of them, disorders. Whatever its origination, obesity only leads to further health problems and often further emotional problems all of which only lead down to a tangled symbiosis of impairment. In the end, it takes the intervention of a surgical knife to try to solve their problems. Often the solution works, sometimes not. One patient began at 260 pounds two years ago but is currently down to 150-- he is now cycling 200 miles per week.

    As for 10 lbs over, borderline bmi types, it seems often to be just a lack of motivation.

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    Simple answer? It's because these are cheap and taste really, really good:


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    and because we just sit on our asses all day watching tv that tells us to buy them. they don't taste really good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Who View Post
    Simple answer? It's because these are cheap and taste really, really good:

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    Greasy, juicy burgers....tasted good 30 years ago, but then we were told how destructive they can be (and they truly are) so they still taste good-- but leave a guilty aftertaste. On special occassions, I can live with a little guilt. But not often.

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    In other news, "fat acceptance" activists in Britain have been protesting the new Pixar movie "WALL-E", claiming that it "singles out and targets obese people as the primary cause of mankind's demise."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Who View Post
    Simple answer? It's because these are cheap and taste really, really good:

    Yup. Genetics and stress bah! like my grandma always said "look at the victims of the holocaust, you didn't see a single fat one in the concentration camps." Those people were stressed and genetics or not, you dont eat, you don't grow.

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    Tom Stormcrowe who posts here once in awhile had bariatric surgery. I thing if you've been a healthy bmi at some point in your adult life then barring any disorders such as thyroid problems, then you should be able to get back to what you once were, or at least close. If you were an overweight kid who grew into an overweight adult then it's a little more difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    In other news, "fat acceptance" activists in Britain have been protesting the new Pixar movie "WALL-E", claiming that it "singles out and targets obese people as the primary cause of mankind's demise."


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...de-groups.html

    IOW, better to stay semi-consciously cow-like passive in a gravity chair. The theater crowd around me joined me in cheering when "The Captain" struggles to take action against adversity by actually walking, and later actively saving the planet. Fatness was only a token of their utopian passivity.

    We might conclude the general public isn't so much biased against fatties as they approve anyone who asserts themselves for the sake of good. Of course, if you believe blubber is good......

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    There is little to no nutritional science taught at any stage. I'd guess most people aren't overweight because of greasy burgers but because of 100 Calorie snack packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickel View Post
    There is little to no nutritional science taught at any stage. I'd guess most people aren't overweight because of greasy burgers but because of 100 Calorie snack packs.
    You know, you might be on to something. When I started to track my diet it's those "snacks" that seemed to push me from burning to access.
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    fat is were its at!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Who View Post
    Simple answer? It's because these are cheap and taste really, really good:

    I think those taste like ass. Although I admit that at one point in my life, I did think they tasted pretty good. Once you start eating well, its easy to recognize the crap for what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    I think those taste like ass. Although I admit that at one point in my life, I did think they tasted pretty good. Once you start eating well, its easy to recognize the crap for what it is.
    Smug elitism. I've been "eating well" for many years, and a good burger still tastes heavenly--even one from McDonalds.

    I suppose some people would enjoy a burger only if it was grass-finished minced beef with raw-milk imported cheeses on a hand-crafted artisanal whole-grain sesame seed bun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Smug elitism. I've been "eating well" for many years, and a good burger still tastes heavenly--even one from McDonalds.

    I suppose some people would enjoy a burger only if it was grass-finished minced beef with raw-milk imported cheeses on a hand-crafted artisanal whole-grain sesame seed bun.

    (The fact that I even know these words is humiliating!)

    Shows how muc you know. You forgot cave aged, organic, ancient grain, shade grown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Smug elitism. I've been "eating well" for many years, and a good burger still tastes heavenly--even one from McDonalds.
    Call it want you want, but to me, they are gross. I've lost the taste for greasy & fat-laden foods in general, but hamburgers specifically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    Call it want you want, but to me, they are gross. I've lost the taste for greasy & fat-laden foods in general, but hamburgers specifically.
    +1.

    I hardly ever eat meat these days - most of my protein comes from fish, chicken, and whey protein. I can't recall the last time I had a greaseburger, and doubt I'll ever consume another burger from McDonald's (or any of the other fat-food chains).
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    Because people are stupid. Personally i dont care, if you are dumb enough to eat yourself to death....you wont be missed.
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    i think naafa is a joke and that whole stress causing obesity, i mean maybe it can affect it a little but a lack of motivation and control is the biggest reasons in my opinion. I eat pretty well for my young age, specially since i have really fast metabolism but i still have to get a burger from carls jr. ounve in awhile, there just so good heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.W. View Post
    Because people are stupid. Personally i dont care, if you are dumb enough to eat yourself to death....you wont be missed.
    Happily, you won't die of an excess of compassion or empathy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.W. View Post
    Because people are stupid. Personally i dont care, if you are dumb enough to eat yourself to death....you wont be missed.

    Yaw, stupid people that can only afford cheap food....which happens to be the unhealthiest stuff available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickel View Post
    Yaw, stupid people that can only afford cheap food....which happens to be the unhealthiest stuff available.
    Some of the healthiest food is cheap. Beans, rice, cabbage, potatoes, onions, garlic, oatmeal, bananas, nuts, carrots, squash, yams, tuna, sardines.... I could go on and on, but you get the idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SSP View Post
    +1.

    I hardly ever eat meat these days - most of my protein comes from fish, chicken, and whey protein. I can't recall the last time I had a greaseburger, and doubt I'll ever consume another burger from McDonald's (or any of the other fat-food chains)
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    I don't care how pure you are, a hamburger a week ain't gonna kill you. And if you think a burger tastes gross, you are far out of the mainstream of American politics.


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