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'You can eat an extra cheeseburger a day' - say diet experts
Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/09 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 11/14/2009 10:04:19 PM PST by Nachum

Official guidance on how much we can eat each day has been underestimated for the last two decades, scientists have revealed.

The daily intake of calories - currently 2,000 for woman and 2,500 for men - could be increased by up to 16 per cent, the equivalent of cheeseburger or two packets of crisps.

An average adult could happily squeeze in an extra 400 calories a day and not pile on the pounds, Britain's leading nutritionists have admitted.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1227743/Its-official--eat-stay-healthy.html#ixzz0WuC35zPn

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheeseburger; day; eat; extra; food; nutrition
Of course... Cheese burgers, chocolate cream pies, and french fries. The best thing in the world for you.
1 posted on 11/14/2009 10:04:20 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I’ve been telling myself this for years.


2 posted on 11/14/2009 10:17:30 PM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: Nachum

Giggling...1 little cheeseburger about every 2 weeks — well, in all honesty it’s a double cheeseburger.


3 posted on 11/14/2009 10:20:36 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Nachum

That sounds about right, from my own experience dieting. The problem is, most people already eat more calories than they need, so most people are over fat.


5 posted on 11/14/2009 10:27:53 PM PST by Paradox (ObamaCare = Logan's Run ; There is no Sanctuary!)
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To: Nachum
'You can eat an extra cheeseburger a day' - say diet experts

Excellent! I knocked down a Carl's Jr. bacon guacamole Six Dollar Burger combo just an hour ago. I'm sure getting that Diet Dr. Pepper as the drink did it's part to neturalize that excess fat. Good to hear at least one doctor agrees...

6 posted on 11/14/2009 10:31:56 PM PST by kittycatonline.com
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 11/14/2009 10:46:26 PM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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LOL


8 posted on 11/14/2009 10:48:35 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Nachum

Huh? Have they not noticed all the stupendously overweight people walking around? Which ones haven’t been getting enough cheeseburgers?


9 posted on 11/14/2009 11:04:36 PM PST by LizzyD
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To: Nachum

Oh, OK, if I HAVE to!!


10 posted on 11/14/2009 11:11:43 PM PST by GnuHere
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“Huh? Have they not noticed all the stupendously overweight people walking around? Which ones haven’t been getting enough cheeseburgers?”

That’s because we are all sitting on our duffs here at our computers every day on Free Republic, lol!


11 posted on 11/14/2009 11:41:19 PM PST by flaglady47 (Obama looks like Dracula; just stick a couple of imaginary fangs on him; you'll see.)
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To: Nachum

The reasons that so many people are fat are the fact that they consume 4,000 calories a day and don’t exercise.


12 posted on 11/14/2009 11:41:28 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: BigCinBigD

13 posted on 11/15/2009 3:49:09 AM PST by GOPmember
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To: kittycatonline.com

That sounds sooo gooood, maybe I’ll pop in there for lunch:)


14 posted on 11/15/2009 4:03:36 AM PST by sunny48
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To: Nachum

Note to scientists, doctors, dietitians et al.

I’ll eat whatever I damn well please, once I get it to hold still long enough.


15 posted on 11/15/2009 4:07:28 AM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: flaglady47
Have they not noticed all the stupendously overweight people walking around?

Yes, mostly in hospitals and doctor's offices.

16 posted on 11/15/2009 5:24:25 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Whiteman
Thus I freely blow smoke at the non-smokers. :)

Don't do it to me. I quit 15 months ago and when I'm around it, it gives me an urge to have one. So far, I've over come the urge and it's getting easier.

I haven't figured out yet how something can stink and smell good at the same time.

17 posted on 11/15/2009 5:32:21 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: Nachum

Gotta be said.... Somebody send this article to Ann Coulter!


18 posted on 11/15/2009 5:33:46 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: Nachum

Too bad most burgers taste disgusting nowadays. Gotta make your own with good meat.


19 posted on 11/15/2009 5:41:02 AM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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Any good recipe’s for making your own ground beef?

I asked the guys behind the meat counter at Stater Brothers to grind a chuck roast and a rib eye together, but they wouldn’t do it. They did them separately and told me to mix them at home.


20 posted on 11/15/2009 5:46:50 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Nachum
'You can eat an extra cheeseburger a day' - say diet experts

Trust nothing in print during the days of the Obama-media.

Stick to common sense and accepted facts...and stock lots of ammo...

21 posted on 11/15/2009 6:08:44 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Graybeard58
I'll bet as time goes on cigarette smoke will stop smelling good to you and just stink. Cigarette smoke, if I breathe it while I am eating, will have the effect of shutting down my taste buds. I remember waiting for a tasty steak when a table (in the smoking sections) lit up. When my steak came it might as well been a piece of cardboard for all the flavor it had. I have never heard anyone else comment on this strange phenomena, maybe I am the only one.
22 posted on 11/15/2009 6:19:01 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Nachum
The daily intake of calories - currently 2,000 for woman and 2,500 for men

I like how a man 6' 5" and 250 lbs gets the same allocation as a man who is 5' 5" and 150 lbs.

23 posted on 11/15/2009 6:47:22 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: JohnnyP
A home meat grinder is around $100. There are frequent sales on the kitchen gadget sites.

I have an old Oster grinder. I use the coarse grind plate. I weigh out equal amounts of beef chuck and venison. Whenever I buy a whole top sirloin, I cut off the extra fat (usually about a pound) and freeze it separately. I add 10% by weight of the venison only to the meat mixture. I usually only defrost the meat enough to cut it into chunks that fit into the grinder. I wear Nytril gloves and alternate the 2 types of meat with the fat as I grind. I toss the mixture lightly to mix it and freeze in 1-pound portions. I use quart freezer bags for the individual portions, mark them as to date and contents and then place all the packages into a large freezer bag. That helps avoid the lone package shifting to the bottom of the freezer and being left for months.

I am careful to wash hands, cutting board, grinder parts, etc quickly and, if necessary, often during the grinding if I think I may have contaminated anything.

You don't need to use venison, of course and if you can't, I would stick to all chuck and no added fat or a mixture of chuck and sirloin, again, with no added fat. If you use round, then fat should be added, IMO, as it is quite lean and if burger is too dry, it will not stick together to form a decent hamburger.

I usually try to purchase reduced price/quick sale beef, freeze it until I need it. Combining it with the venison gives us hamburger for about $1/pound and we prefer it to commercially ground beef.

24 posted on 11/15/2009 7:51:24 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Nachum

This makes a lot of sense.
If you eat at a level where your body thinks it’s starving it becomes more efficient at storing calories.
If you eat at a slightly higher then your body metabolized the small extra and stops storing fat.


25 posted on 11/15/2009 9:15:16 AM PST by BuffaloJack (All Dictators have their Henchmen; the President just calls them his Czars.)
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To: Nachum

Typical junk science. If you need to worry over whether or not you can fit an extra cheeseburger in your diet, than chances are you are overweight. People who are thin couldn’t care less whether or not they can eat an extra cheeseburger. If they want an extra cheeseburger they will eat it.


26 posted on 11/15/2009 9:21:55 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 41 days away from outliving Lefty Frizzell)
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To: Nachum

27 posted on 11/15/2009 9:30:55 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Nachum
I generally limit my cheeseburger intake to one a week or so. Of course, I used to be quite heavy.

My best advice is to keep a public food diary and weigh yourself often. I weigh daily, and make my food choices depending on the morning number. If I know a big splurge day is coming up such as Thanksgiving, I train ahead and give myself a couple pounds in buffer. When I quit smoking, I prepared by losing about 20 extra pounds first. But the food diary / daily weigh ins were effective enough that I didn't gain the weight back.

I have, however, found maintenance to be more challenging than the initial diet(s).
28 posted on 11/15/2009 9:32:13 AM PST by mysterio
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29 posted on 11/15/2009 9:34:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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