People All Around The World Are Getting Fatter

  • metta

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    Feb 10, 2011 3:08 AM GMT

    Weight of the world


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/health/weight-of-the-world-bmi/
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    Feb 10, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    people are eating too much and are sedentary.


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    Weight of the world


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    Feb 10, 2011 3:19 AM GMT


    <==== becoming sedimentary
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    metta8 said
    Weight of the world


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/health/weight-of-the-world-bmi/


    We've also shifted to a diet predominantly corn-based and by that I mean every thing in the middle of any grocery store. Our corn product carb intake is massive. It's one of the things I've found interesting about paleo eating (at least for me and the folks I've seen training on it) is that it leans you out once you drop all the breads, pastas, juices, and basically high glycemic carbs. It just happens. But when people are drinking juice boxes and mochas (guilty!) and infinitely refillable sodas and junk food, this is the outcome.

    Crap food (that's hard to avoid because it's all food now) + no exercise = global fatness. I think in 100 years, we'll all look like those people in the movie Wall•E.

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    Feb 10, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    Wtf I'm losing weight and everyone else is gaining weight.
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    outdoorathlete said
    metta8 said
    Weight of the world


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/health/weight-of-the-world-bmi/


    We've also shifted to a diet predominantly corn-based and by that I mean every thing in the middle of any grocery store. Our corn product carb intake is massive. It's one of the things I've found interesting about paleo eating (at least for me and the folks I've seen training on it) is that it leans you out once you drop all the breads, pastas, juices, and basically high glycemic carbs. It just happens. But when people are drinking juice boxes and mochas (guilty!) and infinitely refillable sodas and junk food, this is the outcome.

    Crap food (that's hard to avoid because it's all food now) + no exercise = global fatness. I think in 100 years, we'll all look like those people in the movie Wall•E.



    I blame Monsanto and "Roundup Ready".
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    Feb 10, 2011 7:01 AM GMT
    OMG

    I just followed my nation & ancestral nation progress and we're the second fattest of them all!

    how depressing for my people they need to get the fuck off the couch lol

  • Vaughn

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    Feb 10, 2011 7:32 AM GMT
    I didn't get the famine gene. How do overly muscular people figure into the BMI?
  • Anto

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    Feb 10, 2011 7:54 AM GMT
    Vaughn saidI didn't get the famine gene. How do overly muscular people figure into the BMI?


    They register as overweight or obese
  • Vaughn

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    Feb 10, 2011 7:57 AM GMT
    I wonder how much that actually skews it. Probably not a whole lot.
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    Feb 10, 2011 2:43 PM GMT
    I think I'm going to launch the nation's first vegetarian fast food chain... I know it would be mega.
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    Feb 10, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidI think I'm going to launch the nation's first vegetarian fast food chain... I know it would be mega.


    There's so much filler in fast food hamburgers, they're practically vegetarian already.
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    Feb 10, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidI think I'm going to launch the nation's first vegetarian fast food chain... I know it would be mega.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/07/lyfe-kitchen-chicagobased_n_819682.html

  • metta

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    Feb 10, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidI think I'm going to launch the nation's first vegetarian fast food chain... I know it would be mega.


    There are several vegetarian chains in California already...some are vegan. And we also have individual raw food restaurants. icon_smile.gif


    http://nativefoods.com/

    http://www.oneworldveggie.com/ (Franchises available)

    http://www.realfood.com/

    http://www.oreanshealthexpress.com/ (right across the street from a McDonald's)

    Raw Food Restaurants in LA
    http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1RNCN_enUS330US352&aq=0&oq=raw+food+restaurant&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=raw+food+restaurants+los+angeles

    There are a bunch more.

    There may be some near you:
    http://www.happycow.net
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    Feb 10, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    Yet another liberal dilemma. The starving people of the world got fat and the $1 a day shoe makers are going to surpass the us is GNP.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Feb 10, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    Eating SMALLER PORTIONS is pretty easy to do. And eat six small meals a day is better for you than 3 GINORMOUS meals. It actually takes a bit of getting use to, but once you get the hang of it, it's so easy.
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    Feb 10, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    alphatrigger said
    outdoorathlete said
    metta8 said
    Weight of the world


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/health/weight-of-the-world-bmi/


    Crap food (that's hard to avoid because it's all food now) + no exercise = global fatness. I think in 100 years, we'll all look like those people in the movie Wall•E.



    I blame Monsanto and "Roundup Ready".


    I agree...the story within the story is that ALL food is heavily bio-engineered to meet the growing demands of; a growing world population and emerging consumption classes in India,China,Brazil, etc. They have no idea what the long term effects on the human body will be...as there is not time to test long term bio-processes when the demand for crops and produce is NOW.

    Add the above to new demand for cars and public transportation in places where folks got from point A to B by foot or bicycle and voila!!
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    Feb 10, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    Americanism polluting the world with it's fast food outlets has contributed to this grossly.

    Don't buy American but fresh.icon_wink.gif
  • vintovka

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    Feb 10, 2011 9:16 PM GMT
    True_Blue_Aussie saidAmericanism polluting the world with it's fast food outlets has contributed to this grossly.

    Don't buy American but fresh.icon_wink.gif



    Really it's just what free markets do to food--the US was just the first to jump on board. Maximize profits and minimize costs--so the most calories for the lowest cost becomes the driving principle of the food supply chain, and people get fat from empty calories.
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    vintovka said
    True_Blue_Aussie saidAmericanism polluting the world with it's fast food outlets has contributed to this grossly.

    Don't buy American but fresh.icon_wink.gif



    Really it's just what free markets do to food--the US was just the first to jump on board. Maximize profits and minimize costs--so the most calories for the lowest cost becomes the driving principle of the food supply chain, and people get fat from empty calories.


    Which dovetails nicely with Big Pharma and Big HealthCare raking in the profits from all the fat folks in need of drugs to manage obesity related disorders.

    Money money money ;)
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 11, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    People are stupid and they do dumb things. That's why I, as an employee in Health Care, will never be out of work. Eat yourselves to death. Smoke and drink too much. You'll eventually be my next paycheck. Those funny videos where granny falls off the deck or the guy falls off the horse on top of the fence? They don't show the Ambulance coming to pick them up and bring them to me. I'm horrified by what I see, and by how stup...uninformed people are about their own health. No wonder health care is so expensive!
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    Feb 11, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    http://www.thisiswhyyourefat.com/?paged=2

    Well, that didn't take much figuring out.
  • shag91607

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    Feb 11, 2011 2:02 AM GMT
    alphatrigger said
    vintovka said
    True_Blue_Aussie saidAmericanism polluting the world with it's fast food outlets has contributed to this grossly.

    Don't buy American but fresh.icon_wink.gif



    Really it's just what free markets do to food--the US was just the first to jump on board. Maximize profits and minimize costs--so the most calories for the lowest cost becomes the driving principle of the food supply chain, and people get fat from empty calories.


    Which dovetails nicely with Big Pharma and Big HealthCare raking in the profits from all the fat folks in need of drugs to manage obesity related disorders.

    Money money money ;)


    Include in there our propensity to treat symptoms and not causes of disease... i.e. cholesterol too high? Take Lipitor rather than actually change your diet. Plus, people want to take the easy way out and continue being sedentary and eating crap rather than adjusting their lives in any way. Call it stubborn or lazy, but it feeds the machine.
  • metta

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    Feb 11, 2011 2:27 AM GMT

    Mexican-American strokes predicted to skyrocket by 2050

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    They predict strokes among Mexican-Americans will rise from about 26,000 in 2010 to more than 120,000 in 2050. Among non-Hispanic whites, the researchers predict that strokes will rise from about 300,000 in 2010 to more than half a million in 2050 – about a 75% increase.
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    http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/10/mexican-american-strokes-predicted-to-skyrocket-by-2050/