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    Jun 19, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    There's been a huge increase in interest in eating healthy in the US. Is this happening in other countries too?
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    You cant have a serious conversation on these threads with some people around. Amirite? icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    I would answer but you said I couldn't directly respond to you until I hit 1k posts icon_sad.gif

    But I make my own rules around here.

    I don't think I've really noticed a huge increase in eating healthy around here. Not trying to sound like an ass but are you getting your information from a specific place or is it just something you've kinda been noticing?
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:08 AM GMT
    I always kinda thought everyone already ate healthier then us anyway
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidThere's been a huge increase in interest in eating healthy in the US. Is this happening in other countries too?

    Huge increase in interest is the question. I'm sure the answer is yes. As for actually eating healthier, I'm guessing not.
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    No. We already eat healthy.
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    hotguyxxx saidI always kinda thought everyone already ate healthier then us anyway

    I think we're exporting our unhealthy eating...I've noticed more fast food in Germany. A friend in a small town pointed out their Burger King like he was proud of it.
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    Anduru saidNo. We already eat healthy.

    bitch, please
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:35 AM GMT
    Yes it's happening here in Canada as well, however we're still getting fatter. Only a few percentage points behind the USA
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    Jun 19, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    hotguyxxx saidI always kinda thought everyone already ate healthier then us anyway


    This was the first thing that popped in my head. Other countries don't have as many products that are processed and other countries aren't about quantity vs. quality. I mentioned this in another thread, but when I was in Spain, very few Spaniards indulged in food the way Americans do. In grocery stores, there were little to no processed foods like you'd find in our grocery stores. No twinkies. No cold cuts. No "cheese food". The unfortunate part is that McDs, Wendy's, and BK's were starting to appear on almost every corner in the city and the kids who were allowed to indulge there were clearly showing early signs of obesity.
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    Jun 19, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    I think there is some segment of the US population that may be eating healthier, given that there seems to be a greater awareness about eating locally produced food, etc, but I think that really pertains mostly to people of means who are better informed than most: the vast majority of Americans have terrible eating habits and are getting bigger. Just as other countries imitate the US in other ways, obesity is now a problem in other western societies.

    One notable exception may be Switzerland, where I am currently. I have only seen one or two persons that would qualify as obese (and on the small side of what is common back home in the US). Wherever you go here, you see people running, biking, kayaking, roller blading, etc, even in the little alpine villages.
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:58 AM GMT
    Global population obesity fear

    Researchers claim rising levels of obesity around the world could have the same implications for world resources as an extra one billion people.



    How obesity could impact the weight of nations

    Researchers predict that if all people had the same average body mass index as Americans, the total human biomass would increase by 58 million tonnes


    Figures show that while the average global weight per person is 62kg in 2005, Britons weighed 75kg. In the US, the average adult weighed 81kg.

    Across Europe, the average weight was 70.8kg compared to just 57.7kg in Asia.

    More than half of people living in Europe are overweight (55.6%) compared to only 24.2% of Asian people. Almost three-quarters of people living in north America were overweight

    The data was collected from the UN and the World Health Organisation Credit: Reuters
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:22 AM GMT
    The standard of eating has long been higher in Oz than America, and I have seen this reinforced on my many trips to America. But it seems many of the people from the lower socio economic environments still like their American fast food. Does this mean that American fast food outlets that have polluted the world with their unhealthy food products will start to make them more healthier; wait many have been forced to do so Down Under.icon_razz.gif But then we have also made McDonald's put beetroot on some of their burgers too.icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:26 AM GMT
    It depends which part of the country down here. Many West Australians are healthy in comparison due to the outdoorsy nature of Perth. We also had the first kj (calorie) labelling on all fast food, that has changed what they all offer now. And how people view the crap they eat.
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:57 AM GMT
    Here in the Dominican Republic it has been a noticeable change in public interest in living healthy, working out, and to a lesser extend eating better than what we used to 10 years ago. Diabetes has been on the rise also. The general male population is, definetively, less obese and more athletic than it used to be icon_biggrin.gif