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America just keeps getting fatter
LA Times ^ | 7/7/11 | Melissa Healy

Posted on 07/07/2011 9:51:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

America continues to get fatter, according to a comprehensive new report on the nation's weight crisis. Statistics for 2008-2010 show that 16 states are experiencing steep increases in adult obesity, and none has seen a notable downturn in the last four years.

Meanwhile, cases of Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure that health experts have long warned would result from the nation's broadening girth and sedentary ways are becoming increasingly widespread, according to the report, titled "F as in Fat," released Thursday.

Even Coloradans, long the nation's slimmest citizens, are gaining excess pounds. With an obese population of 19.8% — it is the only state with an adult obesity rate below 20% — Colorado remains the caboose on the nation's huffing, puffing train to fat land.

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The report, prepared by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America's Health, is their sixth annual state-by-state accounting of obesity.

In the last 15 years, the report said, adult obesity rates have doubled or nearly doubled in 17 states. Two decades ago, not a single state had an obesity rate above 15%. Now all states do.

"When you look at it year by year, the changes are incremental," said Jeffrey Levi, executive director of the Trust for America's Health. But if you back up a generation and look at the slow but steady climb of Americans' weight, he said, "you see how we got into this problem."

Getting out of it will not be simple, Levi said. The report emphasized the need for a range of measures, including boosting physical activity in schools, encouraging adults to get out and exercise, broadening access to affordable healthy foods and using "pricing strategies" to encourage Americans to make better food choices.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: america; fatter; obesity
Is it good for you to eat ice cream and then go to bed?

This piece caught my eye as I was about to hang it up for the evening.

Bon appetit!

1 posted on 07/07/2011 9:51:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

If watching weight (and calories) it’s best to consume the highest calorie meal at lunch.


2 posted on 07/07/2011 9:53:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: NormsRevenge

Funny you should say that. My family is out on an ice cream run right now.


3 posted on 07/07/2011 9:54:17 PM PDT by bgill
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To: NormsRevenge

IT doesn’t matter what time of the day you eat food, or what kind of food, as long as you are standing while eating it.


4 posted on 07/07/2011 9:55:36 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: NormsRevenge

The best things I have found decent is not eating late at night, and not skipping breakfast.


5 posted on 07/07/2011 9:55:47 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: NormsRevenge
But my radio keeps telling my that the "youth" in my county get their only meal of the day from the school lunch program and in the summer these little darlings are going hungry.

I'm confused, are they starving or obese? Sorry Libs, you can't have it both ways.

6 posted on 07/07/2011 9:59:07 PM PDT by mykdsmom (FUBO)
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To: bgill

Don’t forget your papers. LOL!!!


7 posted on 07/07/2011 10:00:13 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: bgill

Don’t forget your papers. LOL!!!


8 posted on 07/07/2011 10:00:21 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, lawdy. The ‘fatty, fat, fat police (fascists)’. Being ‘fat’ is the new ‘globull warming’. Mark my words.


9 posted on 07/07/2011 10:03:14 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

Make that their papers. They’re the ones on the run. I’m being good.


10 posted on 07/07/2011 10:04:36 PM PDT by bgill
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

YEP....the Agenda 21 folks want y’all to eat LOW CARBON foods.....that’s C A R B O N....NOT low CARB! No steaks for you!


11 posted on 07/07/2011 10:05:21 PM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: NormsRevenge

” using “pricing strategies” to encourage Americans to make better food choices.”
So in otherwords make the good tasting foods so expensive only Rich people like The Obamas will be able to afford them.
Keep your hands off my candy:)


12 posted on 07/07/2011 10:11:14 PM PDT by funfan
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To: goodnesswins

I just feel like going out and burning a skip-load of Styrofoam. ;-)


13 posted on 07/07/2011 10:11:52 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Less smoking more fattening.


14 posted on 07/07/2011 10:16:18 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: NormsRevenge

Huh?

15 posted on 07/07/2011 10:18:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: NormsRevenge

We’d all be a great deal better off if the press would worry a little more about low IQs and test scores, and little less about large waistlines.


16 posted on 07/07/2011 10:25:54 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: NormsRevenge
Obesity remains a condition disproportionately affecting those with poor education and income, and closely tied to minority status. Among African American adults, obesity topped 40% in 15 states. Among Latinos, it topped 30% in 23 states.

In contrast, among white adults, obesity rates were higher than 30% in only four states, and in no state topped 32.1%.

This is another case where poor people cause problems for all. The high cost of health care is due to all those poor obese people. There's no reason for this. We keep paying higher taxes to help poor people and they get worse off. Stop killing these people with kindness. Put them to work. Get rid of illegal immigrants and put poor people in their jobs.

17 posted on 07/07/2011 10:28:33 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am crowding 60 years old and haven’t had any serious (Praise the Lord) medical problems ever. I eat reasonably, work out at least 4x a week and don’t take any meds. I have maintained a weight of 185 lbs since I graduated from High School. I still enjoy my cigars, good beer and good Scotch. My father, on the other hand, decided that he wasn’t going to do anything in the way of a decent diet or exercise after the military discharged him in 1960. He passed away at the age of 50. The bottom line is that you are responsible for your own health and well-being.


18 posted on 07/07/2011 10:35:31 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: NormsRevenge

Damn, I’m just sitting here drinking a mojito and eating Triscuits and Basque cheese, and I can’t believe it!

(Just finished 2 hours of volleyball, though, so I’m ENTITLED doncha know.)


19 posted on 07/07/2011 10:41:24 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Couldn’t possibly be that schitt they pass off as “food” now could it? GMO’s are soooo good for you....yeah that’s gotta be right cause the guvment says so. /s

Go to YouTube and watch the videos (11 short videos) called “Food, Inc.”. Nothing you eat is the same food that we ate when I was a kid. So called Diet soda puts more weight on you than non-diet ones according to a recent study. Aspertame (Splenda has it) was originally created as a pesticide. Sprinkle some on some ants and watch them die. lol

...stepping down off my soapbox now so I can go eat something.


20 posted on 07/07/2011 11:03:02 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (New Alias for Obama - Harrison J. Bounel - Surprise!)
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To: NormsRevenge

We’re fattening up in preparation for surviving the Obama Administration’s “Final Solution.” All Communist regimes put mass starvation into play at some point.


21 posted on 07/07/2011 11:03:06 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: NormsRevenge

First step to losing weight; never drink any type of soda —ever. The second step is to stop all juices. Then you cut out junk food and candy.

Few people can take the next step, but it’s doing cardio about 4 or 5 times per week; jogging or jump-rope. The really hard-core types will use weights, but that’s like 3% of the population or less.


22 posted on 07/07/2011 11:23:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Actually being fat and policing food is taking the place of the tobacco tyranny. They can’t push it any more because everyone who is going to quit smoking have quit and if they out law it they will lose tax money.


23 posted on 07/07/2011 11:37:19 PM PDT by calex59
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To: NormsRevenge

America is fat a hell no question...especially many women, minorities and lower income

Bring back self respect, responsibility and traditional values and fast America will melt away

People are no longer ashamed about anything

Fat folks were rare 45 years ago..they stood out

I just traveled the West.....fat folks there...same as South


24 posted on 07/07/2011 11:51:21 PM PDT by wardaddy (Palin or Bachman..either with Marco....but Bachman bashers can kiss my ass)
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To: NormsRevenge

High quality protein is very expensive. A pound of fresh fish is much more expensive than more filling high carb foods,for example. It seems that most animal protein foods are expensive unless they are fatty and or full of salt.

Cheap to eat potatoes,beans,rice.

Fresh fruits and veggies also expensive.

Those could be some of the reasons. I noticed futher down in this thread before responding that someone mentioned school meals because the children are supposedly going without except for what the school provides. I think school meal programs are complete BS.


25 posted on 07/08/2011 2:19:40 AM PDT by FreeDeerHawk
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To: FreeDeerHawk

No—eggs, lean meats (London broil, pork, chicken), cottage cheese, legumes, etc., can all be found for $2/lb or less. Lots of fresh veggies for less than that.

Healthy food doesn’t have to be expensive at all.


26 posted on 07/08/2011 2:38:20 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I thought it was breakfast (but then I'm a lark)

I think we eat too much for our sedentary lives...

27 posted on 07/08/2011 4:25:36 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Morpheus2009
Agreed -- don't eat less than 3 hours before bed and have a good breakfast. Plus of course, eat your greens, fast food is for emergencies not daily consumption and use the stairs or the sidewalks when you can.

I don't follow these most of the time, but try to.

28 posted on 07/08/2011 4:27:02 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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I do not care in the least!

As long as a law abiding person's behavior does not adversely effect another’s personal freedoms then I say let them live and die however they like.

Drink, smoke, eat pie. Or not!

My favorite T-shirt in college said Live Your Life. I wore it till it was a faded mess.

29 posted on 07/08/2011 4:27:41 AM PDT by Casie
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

fat is ok, as in a bit overweight. But obese folks have a serious health problem. Overweight folks can still run, play sports, hike etc. and have a reasonable life. But obese folks get diabetes, are at risk for many different health issues.


30 posted on 07/08/2011 4:28:12 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Liberals are twice as fat as conservatives.


31 posted on 07/08/2011 6:28:34 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: NormsRevenge

Obviously we need to get more people more food with more food stamps.


32 posted on 07/08/2011 7:16:32 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: NormsRevenge

Coming from a family that has lots of diabetics, I am very conscious that those genes lurk in the OP, so I keep my weight down, way down, and keep those fasting glucose readings below 100, among other precautions.

My doc tells me that he doubts that I will ever be diagnosed with diabetes.


33 posted on 07/08/2011 7:21:05 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: NormsRevenge

Its better to eat more earlier in the day and less later.

We’re not as active as before.

For various reasons, we have become accustomed to larger portion sizes and accept them as normal. I’m one of the worst offenders. When I look at a “serving” of something, my first thought is “OK, that’s the appetizer, where’s the rest?”


34 posted on 07/13/2011 12:46:49 PM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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