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Report: National strategy needed to fight fat
cnn ^ | 08/27/07 | cnn

Posted on 08/27/2007 4:50:07 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3

(CNN) -- Americans are already among the fattest people in the world and they just keep packing on the pounds. A new report finds that obesity rates have swelled during the last year in 31 states with not one state reporting that its obesity rate shrank. And, for the first time, more than 30 percent of residents in one state -- Mississippi -- are classified as obese.

Two-thirds of U.S. adults are obese or overweight, according to the Trust for America's Health.

Nationwide, two-thirds of U.S. adults are obese or overweight, according to the fourth annual report from the Trust for America's Health, titled "F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America." The report's co-author says the government needs to treat this trend as an epidemic that threatens the health of Americans and put in place a national plan in place to combat obesity.

"The key recommendation in the report is we need a national strategy," said report co-author Jeffrey Levi.

He noted that the federal government has created a comprehensive plan to be implemented in the event of an outbreak of pandemic flu.

"We need something like that in obesity that says this is what every agency of the federal government is doing. [It's] what we can do to directly affect this problem and motivate individual communities and businesses to play their role as well," Levi said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fat; government; nanny; obese
The CDC's point man on obesity, Dr. William Dietz, said he could see no drawbacks to the appointment of an obesity czar who would coordinate federal programs.
1 posted on 08/27/2007 4:50:09 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

Nationl program?

1. Eat lighter. You already know how.

2. Exercise more.


2 posted on 08/27/2007 4:51:21 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101

No Big Brother, not another governmental agency to police what we eat and how fat we get.


3 posted on 08/27/2007 4:54:15 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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To: TornadoAlley3

This is what happens in a government bloated by tax dollars with people needing to justify their jobs and huge salaries and benefits. It will only get worse to we ensure every American is a law-breaker and will will bow at the government alter when directed.

Sad, sad American our parents are handing us. Thanks for nothing.


4 posted on 08/27/2007 4:55:19 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Report: National strategy needed to fight fat quietly increase taxes
5 posted on 08/27/2007 4:56:00 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: TornadoAlley3

The last thing we need is Federal Food Police.


6 posted on 08/27/2007 4:56:16 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Reminds me of 1988.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88REf0tjZHo


7 posted on 08/27/2007 5:00:47 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: TornadoAlley3

Implementing Dodge Ball would be a good first step..........


8 posted on 08/27/2007 5:05:38 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: pogo101

The Walton and Johnson Weight Loss Program:

Eat less, move around more

www.waltonandjohnson.com


9 posted on 08/27/2007 5:08:58 PM PDT by Comus (10%'er and proud of it.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
'Smith!' screamed the shrewish voice from the telescreen. '6079 Smith W.! Yes, you! Bend lower, please! You can do better than that. You're not trying. Lower, please! That's better, comrade. Now stand at ease, the whole squad, and watch me.'

A sudden hot sweat had broken out all over Winston's body. His face remained completely inscrutable. Never show dismay! Never show resentment! A single flicker of the eyes could give you away.

10 posted on 08/27/2007 5:10:46 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

The national strategy to fight stupidity is called public school. Look how well that’s turned out...


11 posted on 08/27/2007 5:22:48 PM PDT by Libloather (That's just what I need - some two-bit, washed up, loser politician giving me weather forecasts...)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Join the war on obesity. Kill a fat person today!


12 posted on 08/27/2007 5:24:57 PM PDT by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

As with all things federal, there will be a Czar. A Tubbo Czar perhaps?


13 posted on 08/27/2007 5:28:25 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: pogo101
Actually just eat less. Exercise will help but if you don’t want to be fat/obese eat less, maybe lot’s less.
14 posted on 08/27/2007 5:30:51 PM PDT by nomorelurker (wetraginhell)
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To: TornadoAlley3

bookmark


15 posted on 08/27/2007 5:33:23 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Trust for America’s Health

That’s a new one on me. First time I’ve heard of it. My knee jerk reaction is this is a money vacuum. Just my 2 cent opinion.

16 posted on 08/27/2007 5:36:12 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: TornadoAlley3
The "FAT TAX" is coming (they had such great success with the TOBACCO TAX, aka, the "Tobacco Settlement").


17 posted on 08/27/2007 5:39:38 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: pogo101
National program?

1. Eat lighter. You already know how.

2. Exercise more.


Ditto alcoholism and smoking.

1. Don’t drink booze.

and

1. Don’t smoke tobacco.

18 posted on 08/27/2007 5:41:07 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: TornadoAlley3

if we could harvest the fat via liposuction and then turn it into oil

we could run this country forever talking about recycling

and everyone would be fat and happy at one point or another


19 posted on 08/27/2007 6:17:04 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: TornadoAlley3

It is shocking to go to another country. You just don’t see too many huge people. The reason we have this problem is lifestyle. We drive too much and on average don’t exercise. We also eat huge portions compared to most places and drink a lot of high calorie drinks. Even our kids are fat. Why? Because they play video games instead of playing outside. It really is shocking to see how many giant eight year olds there are now. Kids like that were rare when I was a kid. Heck giant adults were too and now huge slobs are everywhere. Back in 1960, when I was a youngman, the average adult weighed 25 lbs less than now!


20 posted on 08/27/2007 6:25:34 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: TornadoAlley3
Image hosted by Photobucket.com R&Y's and Bands for everyone... courtesy of the federal government???
21 posted on 08/27/2007 6:26:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: Flavius
if we could harvest the fat via liposuction and then turn it into oil

Why yes, I will have the double cheese steak. And throw in an order of Buffalo wings. I'm eating for energy independence to fight Arab terrorism.

22 posted on 08/27/2007 6:33:42 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: KarlInOhio

see if we all just put our food together it will all work out


23 posted on 08/27/2007 6:39:49 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

I was just wondering today if maybe our obesity rate is going up because our population is aging and as we age we tend to gain weight. Thoughts?


24 posted on 08/27/2007 7:04:00 PM PDT by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. . .now I try to be amused.)
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To: Marie2

i think people are stressed out and don’t travel much and are staying home and chumping down on food

most people cant afford Prozac its cheaper to get a burger or two


25 posted on 08/27/2007 7:59:26 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: TornadoAlley3

put Ted Kennedy in charge

America is becoming a sickening country


26 posted on 08/27/2007 8:01:27 PM PDT by Vinomori
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To: TornadoAlley3

As a life long girl watcher I am having to consider finding another hobby. Getting pretty tired of looking at fat women of all ages.

But not as tired as I am of the government taking it upon itself to “butt” into everyone’s life. Pun intended. None of their damn business.


27 posted on 08/27/2007 8:06:13 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: nomorelurker
Actually just eat less. Exercise will help but if you don’t want to be fat/obese eat less, maybe lot’s less.

True. Here's a gem which works well for folks whose exercise is limited:

H 2O ~ drink water, only, all day long
U nderstand the difference between 'hunger' and 'appetite'
N ever eat after 7 pm
G et an eating schedule and STICK to it
R ealize your stomach is only as big as your fist
Y ield to Inspiration, not food temptation.

3 small meals a day with no snacking will melt that fat so fast, with or without exercise.
Fasting from 6 pm - 6 am is the key.
Water only ~ no caffeine or alcohol.
Eat for hunger only ~ not for entertainment, emotion or comfort.
On a scale of O (empty) to 10 (Thanksgiving dinner full), eat only to a comfortable 5 or less.

Learning to enjoy genuine HUNGER makes mealtime so satisfying.
Food tastes better and less is required.
Use small plates ~ makes less look more.

This plan is radical, with radical results.
For serious fat melters only! No food restrictions ~ works with any individual plan.

28 posted on 08/29/2007 10:52:27 AM PDT by b9
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