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    this is why america is SO FAT!

    and people wonder why over 50% of american adults are obese, whereas other countries like sweden are at 13%.

    the newest Kellogg's Special K commercial has the "Special K Challenge" or whatever. it says to replace two meals a day with a bowl of Special K for two weeks and you could lose up to 6 pounds. well, fuckin duh. until your metabolism stops and you gain 5 pounds a week because your body starts storing everything you take in. not to mention the lack of anything really essential other than bran flakes and milk you know, they could stop doing this, but its advertising, and it makes money. almost as stupid as the FDA's food pyramid

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    I would have to blame it on Carls Junior's 6 dollar burger
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    Portion sizes and unhealthy food IMO

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    Re: this is why america is SO FAT!

    Originally posted by DimebagDarrell
    and people wonder why over 50% of american adults are obese, whereas other countries like sweden are at 13%.

    the newest Kellogg's Special K commercial has the "Special K Challenge" or whatever. it says to replace two meals a day with a bowl of Special K for two weeks and you could lose up to 6 pounds. well, fuckin duh. until your metabolism stops and you gain 5 pounds a week because your body starts storing everything you take in. not to mention the lack of anything really essential other than bran flakes and milk you know, they could stop doing this, but its advertising, and it makes money. almost as stupid as the FDA's food pyramid

    The thing about the food pyramid is it was developed by the US Dept. of Agriculture. An agency that has nothing to do with nutrition, only the production of food stuffs.

    I saw the Atkins food pyramid on the back of Parade magazine several weeks ago. It makes a lot more sense.
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    I blame it on the lack of discipline, laziness and self control.





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    Originally posted by Jodi
    I blame it on the lack of discipline, laziness and self control.
    ditto...
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    Originally posted by Jodi
    I blame it on the lack of discipline, laziness and self control.
    That's true Jodi...but, jeeezzzz it is hard to change the way you were raised. Some peeps are raised on fried food and fast food. I was and it's been hell making that change.

    I'm trying like hell to make it different for my kids!
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    Originally posted by Jodi
    I blame it on the lack of discipline, laziness and self control.
    I would like to add a lack of responsibilty for one's behavior...
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    Originally posted by Dale Mabry
    I would like to add a lack of responsibilty for one's behavior...

    Another very good point.
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    Jodi hit it right on, laziness in my opinion being the biggest culprit. i mean people drive to go 3-4 blocks, fat asses
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    Originally posted by Jill
    Portion sizes and unhealthy food IMO
    Hence: The 6 dollar burger at Carls Junior

    Or Jack n the Box super tacos
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    Originally posted by Jodi
    I blame it on the lack of discipline, laziness and self control.

    Ewwwwweeee those are harsh words Jodi
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    Originally posted by Jodi
    I blame it on the lack of discipline, laziness and self control.
    Agreed!!!!

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    That's true Jodi...but, jeeezzzz it is hard to change the way you were raised. Some peeps are raised on fried food and fast food. I was and it's been hell making that change.

    I'm trying like hell to make it different for my kids!
    I was the same way..all the food I grew up on was horrible. Sure the change was F'ing harder then ever but c'mon don't tell me its not one of the best choices you ever made?
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    Originally posted by aztecwolf
    Jodi hit it right on, laziness in my opinion being the biggest culprit. i mean people drive to go 3-4 blocks, fat asses

    right on !

    my roommate for example has a 7 year old girl..in the 1+ years we have lived together he has cooked zero home cooked meals for her. everything she eats comes out the freeze to the microwave and 75% fo the time it is macraroni & cheese...
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    I would rather them have mac&cheese then McDonald's Chicken McNuggets.

    My concern is with sugar for the little ones. Remember their dietary needs are different when they are young and can handle a bit more fat and carbs and even dairy. It is the huge amount of sugar that they seem to be getting the concerns me first.

    Lead by example is my belief. When I used to coach I would tell all the parents that they need to teach their kids to cook. So important!!!

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