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The Tusk (F.K.A. Right Up Front.org) ^ | 09/01/2009 | Katy Loraley

Posted on 09/01/2009 8:17:59 AM PDT by KatyLoraleyVidales

Michelle Roberts, AP writer writes in her piece San Antonio, restaurants fight fat by cooperating that San Antonio health officials, along with the help of the of our beloved Major Julian Castro, and the San Antonio Restaurant Association have decided to change the way food is consumed in this city.

They are targeting local eateries and encouraging (read: threatening) them to offer healthier meal options, lest the restaurant be faced with future regulations or fines for non-compliance. The argue that the city is "getting heavier" and this is a viable options to combat that. Lest we succumb to the ravages of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm all for healthier options, but as it stands, they are out there already. If I've got an hour for lunch and I want to eat something nutritious, my first instinct is not to go to McDonalds (or for all you Texans Whataburger). Even if I do, for the sake of the argument, most fast food establishments and local eateries have healthier options already soup/salads etc. It's about knowing the facts behind what you eat and the willingness to pass up chips and salsa or the enchilada plate for a salad with light ranch. Either way, that is the choice of the patron not the restaurant or the government...

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TOPICS: Texas; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: castro; diet; foodfascism; foodnazis; juliancastro; regulation; restaurants; sanantonio; smallgovernment

1 posted on 09/01/2009 8:17:59 AM PDT by KatyLoraleyVidales
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To: KatyLoraleyVidales
I had a thought the other day. How do evolutionists know that being fat isn't the next great step in evolution? I mean, hasn't it been shown that the tendency toward being overweight is genetic? (At least that is what some have claimed.)

Yeah, I know. . .weird. Just a stream of consciousness thing.

2 posted on 09/01/2009 8:20:46 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: KatyLoraleyVidales

It’s more than what you eat, it’s what you do.

You can get fat on a diet of carrots, cabbage and skim milk with grilled chicken breast - if all you do is sit on the couch and consume calories.

Now, granted Tex/Mex food is fantastic - but where does personal responibility come into play?


3 posted on 09/01/2009 8:21:45 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: KatyLoraleyVidales
Michelle Roberts, AP writer writes in her piece San Antonio, restaurants fight fat by cooperating that San Antonio health officials, along with the help of the of our beloved Major Julian Castro, and the San Antonio Restaurant Association have decided to change the way food is consumed in this city.

This appears to have been written by someone who is drunker than a Kennedy.

4 posted on 09/01/2009 8:22:41 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: KatyLoraleyVidales
"First, they came for the tacos dorados, and I said nothing..."

By what reasoning does a municipality have the right to interfere in what people may or may not eat in an otherwise law-abiding restaurant?

5 posted on 09/01/2009 8:23:36 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: MEGoody

If you buy into the evolutionary thing - man’s ability to have sufficient food all year long is a relatively new thing. It used to be that there were seasons of abundance, and then times of near famine. Fat storage was intended to help us get through the times of starvation; hence those with the propensity to store fat had an advantage over those who had less energy stored away.

Now, with food available year around; the only seasonal shortage we have are peppermint shakes after Christmas has passed. However, our bodies still insist on storing the extra calories for the famine that would normally just be a couple months away.


6 posted on 09/01/2009 8:25:28 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Hodar

If it’s Tex-Mex, I’d say about half way through dessert.


7 posted on 09/01/2009 8:27:08 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: MEGoody
How do evolutionists know that being fat isn't the next great step in evolution?

Could be. Our species also seems to have mutated a "condescending prick telling everyone what to do all the time" gene.
8 posted on 09/01/2009 8:28:47 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Carbon Dioxide is NOT POLLUTION)
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To: MEGoody

The hippo and manatee are superior beings! we must join them!


9 posted on 09/01/2009 8:30:27 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: Owl_Eagle

lol.

proofread! I mess up a lot like that sometimes


10 posted on 09/01/2009 8:31:23 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: KatyLoraleyVidales

The Nannies can threaten & cajole restaurants all they want, but I have news for them:

If the menu sucks, then I’m NOT eating there! I don’t go out to eat to have tofu & kelp.


11 posted on 09/01/2009 8:50:00 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: KatyLoraleyVidales
I work in SA, so this will affect me directly. It should be a matter of personal responsibility, healthy choices are already out there if you make them. I do the best I can.

I'd probably lose weight at McDonald's, I'd spend the rest of the day in the bathroom, it is just how their food affects me, so I don't eat there. Lunch is my main meal of the day. I mostly eat deli sandwiches for lunch and a chicken tostada salad once a week (no dressing), but I do go to Whataburger about once a month to splurge (onion rings...yum, yum...). Breakfast is a bean and cheese taco to regulate my blood sugar, loaded with pico de gallo to rev my metabolism. Dinner is very rare and barely a nibble or two. I don't use any sugar or salt, only drink unsweetened tea with the exception of beer in the evening.

Doesn't really matter what I eat, I've practically starved myself and still can't lose the weight I gained from steroid injections for my back and hip, even now that I refuse to take them any more. Other than water aerobics in a heated pool, exercise is out of the question as I am past due for a hip replacement according to my doc, but hubby is unemployed right now and I can't take the time off from work. My boss said if I had to be off 6 - 8 weeks, he'd just go ahead and slit his wrists, LOL!

12 posted on 09/01/2009 8:55:20 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Question Liberal Authority

LOL!


13 posted on 09/01/2009 9:20:16 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: KatyLoraleyVidales

Unless you buy the fatty chips, chips & salsa is pretty darn lean.


14 posted on 09/01/2009 9:24:16 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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