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Who's to blame for America's obesity problem?

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Offline ZeusBD

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« on: March 12, 2004, 11:13:37 PM »
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Bush administration Friday announced a campaign to combat the epidemic of obesity in the United States through improved product labels, health education, and a partnership with restaurants to help steer people toward healthier menu choices.

This was a big headline on cnn.com

So what do you think, is it the people or the industry. I personally think that since each person has a choice on what they eat and when they eat, it is the indiviual's fault.  I think that it's just another way that people are trying to blame someone else besides themselves.

If you don't care then hey, it only took you about a minute to open this topic and then move on.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2004, 12:35:41 AM »
It is of course our eating habits, not the food companies, and it is also how our bodies are.


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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2004, 06:28:04 AM »
Good point, our bodies aren't made to take in that much grease. Eating at fast food places is okay 2-3 times a week, better if less, but there are people who are eating it everyday, sometimes 2-3 times a day. Don't blame the restuarants because you chose to eat there.

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2004, 08:22:48 AM »
One little thing we should be aware of:

Whose hand is reaching into the KFC (insert other food chain/product here) bucket?

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2004, 02:20:48 PM »
I'm gonna use myself as an example  :heh:
I blame it all on myself for gaining 30IB. I was once a young lad that ran 2 miles daily for fun....but, (<----notice I said but) when people become a high school students people get lazy  :whistle:. Now I'm stuck at 208IB and having to start to lose 33IB  ;) I think that it's totaly the persons fault.
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2004, 03:15:01 PM »
I blame computer gaming, and lack of outdoor activity. (the suns evil  :ph34r: ) . . . op for instance. . .  

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2004, 03:43:55 PM »
It may be Video Games, but in my case it's not.

I've been using computers for 12 years.

*My Eyes :blink: *

I don't go out much; I eat a lot of Cookies :P

I weigh 56kg and have less then 6% body fat.

Iím a perfect Physical Specimen

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2004, 05:40:12 PM »
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I blame computer gaming
Shifting blame again are we?

Whose fault is it that you don't go outside? I'm pretty sure that its not that hard to go outside, take a walk, or even ride a bike.

I mean, c'mon, what are you going to do when you're out of the house? Eat all day and sleep in a cardboard box at night?

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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2004, 05:52:05 PM »
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I mean, c'mon, what are you going to do when you're out of the house? Eat all day and sleep in a cardboard box at night?
hay, you are insulting my way of life!!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2004, 11:03:09 PM »
It is clearly the person's fault. If they can't go out into direct sunlight, they can go out at night, if they can't walk, well then they aren't going to the restuarant anyways, so it has to be the person's fault since they have a choice of wether or not the go outside.
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2004, 10:17:23 AM »
:huh: Just as a small question...How much do all of you weigh and how active are you guys and gals? It really isn't that hard to lose 1 pound weekly when you think about it. Yes it would take me about 30 weeks to lose weight, but that's only cause I'm not a crazy health nut. There are a lot of crazy health nuts out there that look at other people and wonder how they got fat.  They always try to talk people in to doing things that they feel they really don't want to do. Some people just because they think their fat feel they should work-out 25 hours a day. I hate how some people keep talking like it's something that can be solved with a lot of exercise...Being fat isn't all that bad when your OK with it as long as you know how much is too much.  
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2004, 10:31:32 AM »
I am 5' 10" Tall and Weigh 125 Lbs
That's 70" and 56 Kgs

But It's Mainly Muscle

1 Pound = 0.45359237 kilograms
1 Foot = 12 Inches
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2004, 02:00:04 PM »
I'm about 5'10" and weigh about 150lbs. I work everyday (almost) but also I have a controlled diet, seeing as how I am diabetic.

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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2004, 04:10:24 PM »
5' 7 1/2" 208IB Heavy build. I havn't done much running, but I still retain a lot of my leg mucles. I'm supposted to be around 170 to 175IB for my hight making it my target wight. ;) Losing wight really isn't that hard, all ya have to remember is that the way you gained it is the way you lose it which is slowly.  
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2004, 06:38:34 AM »
I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with being fat, I'm just saying don't blame the food industry.

I'm 6'3" 220 lbs. I'm not real muscular, but I've got some pretty solid arms. I must admit that I do have quite a bit of chub though.
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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2004, 05:03:58 PM »
It's the individual's choice whether or not to eat the junk food.  (lol.  landslide vote)

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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2004, 01:15:34 AM »
50 kgs... half-muscle :P
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2004, 07:23:18 AM »
actuly in alot of cases (not all) it isnt eather the persons fault or the industries. it is mainly based on how the persons body precesses what it eats. For example, i can eat healthy only have 3 meals a day and that what not but ill still gain weight, not beacuse of the food but how my body processes what you put in it (and beacuse im just sitting on my butt doing nothing, which dosent help eather).

in short terms, just beacuse some ones metobolic rate isnt really fast (or is slow as he**) dosent mean that we need to balme it on us or thefood industry. it is jsut something that you cant controll.


(this is being stated as if you didnt do any excersize what so ever and did minor thing like walking short distances and that what not)


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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2004, 05:46:16 AM »
Actually you can speed up your metabolism by exercising on a daily basis. Just sitting around will slow it down, so really it has nothing to do with fate or whatever....it is all up to you if you wanna be fat or if you wanna do something about it.
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2004, 07:58:01 AM »
Well, some people have hormone disorders in which they do not produce enough Thyroid Stimulating Hormones (TSH), like Thyroxin. (Lol. learning this in biology right now.)  When this happens, the people's metabolism is low, so they're body does not utilize the food they eat. (Even if it's just a little). So, the food industry and individuals are not the only problem.

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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2004, 06:51:14 PM »
well technicly its still the individual, its just a faulty biological process, and not the persons own overindulgence
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2004, 09:17:26 PM »
You cannot blame the food industry for this one, they are just taking advantage of the weakness of people to make a profit.  It is the fault of one's self if one becomes obese, as only they can control when, where, and how much they eat.
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2004, 11:45:50 AM »
Ahhh the almighty dollar.....Who cares what you have to sell, as long as it makes money.
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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2004, 01:53:01 PM »
what capatilism is all about
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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2004, 04:16:21 PM »
our economy only works because we believe it does, lol
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