Obesity Prevalence

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    Feb 18, 2018 11:13 PM GMT
    How do you rate yourself?
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    https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html?linkId=48008256
  • Noah8882

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    Mar 01, 2018 12:29 AM GMT
    Its out of control..... icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 01, 2018 2:07 AM GMT
    Noah8882 saidIts out of control..... icon_sad.gif


    A lot of sugary drinks and high fructose corn syrup have been consumed since the US government started subsidizing corn, and the food chemical companies had to find a way to sell all of it.

    Looks like cardiology might be a growing field in medicine. If all these obese folks live long enough to get on Medicare, it might bankrupt the system.

    I think the San Francisco bay area must be below the California average. Don't see too many obese people on the street here (except for tourists).
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    Mar 01, 2018 3:02 AM GMT
    Looking at that map makes me think of Middle Anerica in a whole new way.

    It's really easy to put on weight. I'm having a chocolate cookie, cranberry cake and coffee for dinner on a ferry right now so I get it. I don't see an easy way to stop the growing obesity problem around the world. I think it's the new normal for the time being. :-/
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    Mar 01, 2018 3:19 AM GMT
    HikerSkier said
    Noah8882 saidIts out of control..... icon_sad.gif


    A lot of sugary drinks and high fructose corn syrup have been consumed since the US government started subsidizing corn, and the food chemical companies had to find a way to sell all of it.

    Looks like cardiology might be a growing field in medicine. If all these obese folks live long enough to get on Medicare, it might bankrupt the system.

    I think the San Francisco bay area must be below the California average. Don't see too many obese people on the street here (except for tourists).


    Those southern states are referred to as the "cardiac belt". Birmingham, AL is one of the worst areas.
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    Mar 01, 2018 3:31 AM GMT
    Food compulsion is the new normal. I get stares when I say I'm unable to eat a whole box of [insert crap]
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    Mar 01, 2018 4:09 AM GMT
    I've noticed that portion sizes in restaurants are ridiculously large in a lot of American eating establishments. That's nothing new.

    I was shocked when I went to a smorgasbord restaurant near Seattle. The patrons were enormous. I was flabbergasted at people heaping mountains of food on their plate. You were allowed to go back for more so what was with the 10kg plates!! Portion control is the key!!!!!
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    Mar 01, 2018 4:28 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidLooking at that map makes me think of Middle Anerica in a whole new way.

    It's really easy to put on weight. I'm having a chocolate cookie, cranberry cake and coffee for dinner on a ferry right now so I get it. I don't see an easy way to stop the growing obesity problem around the world. I think it's the new normal for the time being. :-/


    How do you burn off the cherry chocolate cake? Oh, I have a few ideas!! icon_smile.gif

    Actually, if people would do 45 min of brisk walking 3 times a week they'd survive the cookie syndrome!! POW!
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    Mar 01, 2018 4:31 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidI've noticed that portion sizes in restaurants are ridiculously large in a lot of American eating establishments. That's nothing new.

    I was shocked when I went to a smorgasbord restaurant near Seattle. The patrons were enormous. I was flabbergasted at people heaping mountains of food on their plate. You were allowed to go back for more so what was with the 10kg plates!! Portion control is the key!!!!!


    I like this point too!! LOL

    I stopped going out! I have a salad now @ home and I am full.
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    Mar 01, 2018 4:31 AM GMT
    bachian saidFood compulsion is the new normal. I get stares when I say I'm unable to eat a whole box of [insert crap]


    Some dudes love a donut after the gym.....do you?
  • Noah8882

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    Mar 01, 2018 10:06 AM GMT
    Fishstick484 said
    HikerSkier said
    Noah8882 saidIts out of control..... icon_sad.gif


    A lot of sugary drinks and high fructose corn syrup have been consumed since the US government started subsidizing corn, and the food chemical companies had to find a way to sell all of it.

    Looks like cardiology might be a growing field in medicine. If all these obese folks live long enough to get on Medicare, it might bankrupt the system.

    I think the San Francisco bay area must be below the California average. Don't see too many obese people on the street here (except for tourists).


    Those southern states are referred to as the "cardiac belt". Birmingham, AL is one of the worst areas.


    Fried food is an art down south. Also I’ll agree portion control is a huge issue. Does anyone remember what a large coke at McDonald’s looked like??? It’s still there but is the med or small one.
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    Mar 01, 2018 11:45 PM GMT
    2bnaked said
    bachian saidFood compulsion is the new normal. I get stares when I say I'm unable to eat a whole box of [insert crap]


    Some dudes love a donut after the gym.....do you?


    I prefer caramel popcorn I do myself. A donut is over in a minute, but I can eat one popcorn at a time and prolong the indulgence a little more... icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 02, 2018 1:10 AM GMT
    In addition to a lot of the good points that were mentioned above, on thing that a lot of people don't seem to understand or are aware of is that food is looked at as a form of entertainment or reward.

    Birthdays, holidays, promotions, graduations, etc. are all occasions where they overindulge in so much eating.

    Parents take their kids out for a treat like ice cream or junk food when they want to reward their kids or make them feel better.

    All of this starts so early and conditions people to develop an unhealthy outlook toward food.

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    Mar 02, 2018 1:15 AM GMT
    I was skinny before then I got really fat living in Canada. Now I am really in the best shape of my life so far with 1.84m in height and 78.5 kg on body. I have lost the side handles I had developed and I have cut down sugar entirely. Cross Fit helped me tremendously.
  • Offset

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    May 10, 2018 7:39 AM GMT
    Some people are big, and some people are small. That's just the way it is. I don't care.