Skip to comments.MILLER: Forced to be fat
Posted on 05/11/2012 3:54:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Americans are fatter than ever, but its not their fault. Thats according to the latest effort to solve an obesity crisis in the only way liberals know how - with more government.
A study released this week from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Duke University and RTI International found obesity rates to be on course to rise from 34 to 42 percent of the U.S. population by 2030. The number of severely obese - defined as about 100 pounds overweight - will double to 11 percent.
Today, 68 percent of Americans are overweight and half of those are obese. According to the CDC, the average man is 59 tall and weighs 195 pounds. Thats an inch taller but 30 pounds heavier than the average in 1960. The average woman has also grown an inch in 50 years to 54, but she spins the scales 25 pounds heavier at 165 pounds.
A new report from the highly influential Institute of Medicine this week blames society and business for this obesity epidemic. The organization, which was created by the National Academy of Sciences, wants the federal government to insert itself in the private market to force food and beverage companies to provide healthy options at competitive prices everywhere that food is offered. Fast-food and chain restaurants would have to change the childrens menu to comply with federal dietary guidelines without charging more for these options. Sugary sodas would be taxed.
The basic idea is that people cant stop themselves from eating hot dogs at a baseball game or ordering a double-cheese pizza from the couch. Government-centric busybodies want to turn fat people into a class of victims so that Big Brother can come and take control of not just their lives, but everyones food choices.
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Then why have I lost 18 pounds since I cut wheat and some other carbs out of my diet?
I’m 59 and 160/165 lbs.
That’s 30 lbs heavier than I was at 18 but I don’t think I’m fat.
Actually, the government recommended diet is based on junk science.
I don’t cut out all carbs. However, cutting out wheat has had a couple of ancillary benefits as well: my usual spring allergies are quite subdued this year (hardly any sneezing), and my hips don’t usually ache anymore when I jog on the treadmill at the gym.
The reason wheat is so obnoxious is because of it’s high glycemic index, meaning that consuming it causes your blood sugar to skyrocket. That promotes secretion of insulin to get rid of that extra sugar by storing it as fat. I suspect my allergy improvement and better jogging performance is due to the removal of the wheat gluten from my diet.
Believe me, I’m not simply promoting this stuff. I’m actually carrying it out on myself, and it seems to be working.
I’m 5’8” and 170. Apparently, I’m stuck in 1960...
I went to grade school in the early 60s and definitely remember fat kids. Not as many percentage wise as today.
My guess is that you were consuming more carbohydrate than your body needed. What it doesn’t need is stored as fat.
The biggest, fattest slobs I’ve seen recently are SEIU union pigs, ATF oinkers and welfare mommas.
What do they all have in common? The federal fascist pig government!
That's good that your diet is working for you. Whole wheat is a good source for fiber, but there are plenty of other sources if whole wheat doesn't work out for you.
The reason wheat is so obnoxious is because of its high glycemic index, meaning that consuming it causes your blood sugar to skyrocket. That promotes secretion of insulin to get rid of that extra sugar by storing it as fat.
Labeling foods "good" or "bad" based on the glycemic index tends to be an oversimplification since the actual glycemic response from one individual to another varies widely for any given food. Insulin will regulate the blood glucose based on what the body needs. The release of insulin doesn't necessarily equate to the storage of fat. Insulin allows the cells to use glucose for fuel and also allows glucose to be stored as glycogen.
Thanks for the ping and link!
The free American citizens are NOT guinea pigs for elitist central planners to control. They are free people.
Coercing citizens to eat right, exercise and quit smoking is NOT a legitimate GUBMINT function. Unless your fellow taxpayers through gubmint are paying for your healthcare. Than it’s their/our business.
So very true, dear Eric Blair 2084!
Check out the hidden reason that so many are too fat:
MSG, it’s in almost everything, and OBESITY:
I dunno, I stopped eating bread because it is so full of crap. I don’t eat much wheat, mostly rice and corn, except for some wheat tortillas... anyway, I didn’t notice any difference in my weight. Nothing changes my weight.
I’ve lost 35 since January, just eliminating carbs as advised in Wheat Belly.
Try eliminating the rice, tortillas, and processed corn products from your regular diet and see what happens. You also need to carefully check canned soups and other foods to make sure they don’t have wheat flour or wheat gluten in them. They put that sh*t into a lot of things.
Never forget the millions who traded tobacco for a fat body.