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MILLER: Forced to be fat
The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 05/11/2012 3:54:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Americans are fatter than ever, but it’s not their fault. That’s 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 5‘9” tall and weighs 195 pounds. That’s an inch taller but 30 pounds heavier than the average in 1960. The average woman has also grown an inch in 50 years to 5‘4”, 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 children’s menu to comply with federal dietary guidelines without charging more for these options. Sugary sodas would be taxed.

The basic idea is that people can’t 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 everyone’s food choices.

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


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KEYWORDS: cdc; nannystate; nutrition; obesity
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To: ichabod1

Try a modified Atkins diet.


51 posted on 05/16/2012 10:21:48 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I thought that the average for men was 5’10 and the average for women was 5’4” back in 1970.


52 posted on 05/16/2012 11:05:03 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

See, I don’t want to diet. Every time I’ve dieted I’ve ended up heavier than I was before I started the diet. I’m all about eliminating things that make me feel bad when I eat them, though, and so I’m willing to look at cutting out the rice and wheat. I didn’t think, about this time last year, that I would successfully adopt the Juicing lifestyle, but I have.


53 posted on 05/16/2012 12:16:35 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Join the Reboot, people! I juiced fruits and vegetables for 60 days and lost 55 lbs. Just finished a week of fruits and vegetables and am now eating chicken or turkey. I cook with fresh ingredients and stay away from breads and heavy white starches.

So far, the weight has stayed off and my family is eating as healthy as ever. After my doc appt. and lab work next week I hope to start another 60 day Reboot. Obesity is most often a choice just as eating healthy is a choice.


54 posted on 05/16/2012 12:23:21 PM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: BigBlueJon

Just dropped 15 lbs. I put on since turning 40 15 years ago. Now back to pre age 40 weight which is basically high school college weight.

Along the way I noticed something. Losing weight was hard *until* I neared my (self-set) ideal weight.

When I reached that weight I noticed that losing any more weight wasn’t hard anymore. It was like some kind of switch got flipped.

Just like they say “the rich get richer” I’m starting to think that “the fat get fatter”. The fatter you get the more you crave those unhealthy foods in unhealthy quantities. And when the weight comes off you don’t.

If this is true then this should help devise optimal weight loss strategies and also explain why we’re in an “epidemic” - basically an unstable equilibrium like we see in other fields.


55 posted on 05/16/2012 12:28:51 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Eva

I know one thing for sure - I don’t get enough protein. I have to force it.


56 posted on 05/16/2012 12:44:50 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: trisham
Whoa! You know, when your belly sticks out further than your boobs, you really don't need to be telling other people how and what to eat.

Just shut up Mookie!

57 posted on 05/16/2012 12:51:39 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ichabod1

If you are into blenders- just add some protein powder to your smoothies. It’s a great meal replacement. I think that snacks are my biggest problem. I never thought about it, until I was telling my son about how differently we ate when I was a kid, mostly because there was no alcohol in our home and little money for snacks. We never ate between meals, no chips and dip, no cheese and crackers, not even pretzels. But we did have desserts after dinner. I weighed 95lbs when I graduated from high school.


58 posted on 05/16/2012 1:05:23 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Here's what people hate to hear:

Increase in body fat is caused by an energy intake that exceeds energy expenditure.

A decrease in body fat is caused by an energy expenditure that exceeds energy intake.

In a rich society with little need for physical activity, it is always easier to increase fat mass than to decrease fat mass.

If you want to lose body fat you have to increase your energy expenditure to exceed your energy intake. That requires lowering energy intake, increasing energy expenditure, or both until you are in negative energy balance.

When you burn about 3500 kilocalories more than you take in, you will have lost one pound of fat.


59 posted on 05/16/2012 1:17:03 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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.

That's based on our current economy. If things continue to crash and burn, then we'll have the sveltness of poverty.
60 posted on 05/16/2012 1:25:58 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: BigBlueJon

So that’s all you had was the juice, all day long? I drink my vegetable juice every day, but I haven’t lost any weight, I suppose because I still have been eating dinner. I’m starting to realize, though, that my addiction to carbos is just that - an addiction. Every night I have such brave hopes not to carbo load, and then I lay down for 45 minutes and pop up out of bed and head for the fridge, all my plans out the window in the early sleep state.


61 posted on 05/16/2012 1:45:33 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: BigBlueJon

So that’s all you had was the juice, all day long? I drink my vegetable juice every day, but I haven’t lost any weight, I suppose because I still have been eating dinner. I’m starting to realize, though, that my addiction to carbos is just that - an addiction. Every night I have such brave hopes not to carbo load, and then I lay down for 45 minutes and pop up out of bed and head for the fridge, all my plans out the window in the early sleep state.


62 posted on 05/16/2012 1:45:33 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ichabod1

Watch the movie, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” It’s all about juicing. I just had vegetable and fruit juices for 60 days. All day, every day. Not smoothies, but juice. It gives you all of the nutrition that you need while expending all of your digestive energy on burning fat. I am not a nutritionist or doctor, but just an average fat Joe that needed to turn my life around.

I AM someone who has tried nearly every diet I could think of. This is the only diet that has actually worked while encouraging not just myself, but my whole family to eat more fruits and vegetables and to “think health.” I haven’t had junk food or fast food in almost 3 full months. I walk 3.6 miles at least 4-5 days a week. Staying healthy and active is now a lifestyle for me and my family.

As far as meals go, I cook with mostly vegetables and poultry. I’m not going extreme vegan, but have just learned to limit my excessive meat intake. I have cut out most white carbs, like bread, rice and potatoes. If I do have a bread or grain, it’s brown rice, couscous or whole grain pita/flat bread, and then only in limited amounts.


63 posted on 05/16/2012 3:09:55 PM PDT by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: ichabod1
MSG makes me feel sick as a dog. I had a bad experience with beans and rice last night. Woke up this morning feeling like HELL. Yes, I ate too much of it, but I shouldn’t have felt so terrible waking up. It was beans and rice for God’s sake, not ice cream and hot fudge sauce. Researching a little more, I think it must have been the ranch style beans I used. I don’t usually use them, and I’ve always vaguely disliked them, without knowing why.

If I am going out and likely to get MSG in my food I take several L taurine capsules. It seems that the body puts out the opposite of an amino acid, which counters it, if it detects it is getting too much of it. The opposite of glutamine for the body seems to be L taurine. I can get so sick that I feel like I could be dying for days if I get too much MSG. Taking L taurine can go pretty far neutralizing the effects of it, as long as I am not getting loads and loads of MSG, and then I will get sick, but not as sick as if I didn't take the L taurine at all. I try to always have some L taurine along with me in my purse. A fellow might want to keep a few in a plastic bag in his pocket. It is pretty inexpensive, but it must be L taurine and not just taurine. For those of us who are aware of how bad MSG is for us, and/or suffer when consuming it, L taurine can be tremendous blessing. Hope it helps you, too.

Also, a friendly reminder. Be careful little hand what you write. It is so popular to use "God" as an expression these days, that we can easily forget the commandment to not take the LORD's name in vain and use the name we recognize as His, God, without giving it the respect and reverence it deserves.

64 posted on 05/16/2012 8:21:33 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

>Then why have I lost 18 pounds since I cut wheat and some other carbs out of my diet?<

Is it because you no longer have spikes in blood sugar since you’ve eliminated a huge source of carbohydrate, not to mention you’ve cut your cravings for starchy stuff way down? Oh, and you’ve significantly reduced your risk of celiac disease because the gliadin in wheat has been eliminated from your diet?


65 posted on 05/16/2012 9:26:19 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Darnright

Sounds like you know the drill. Oh, and now it’s 22.5 pounds.


66 posted on 05/16/2012 9:36:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

>Sounds like you know the drill. Oh, and now it’s 22.5 pounds.<

I’ve lost a bunch of weight since I cut out bread and starchy junk. But most of all, my blood pressure is normal and I no longer have to take medication for it.

http://blog.trackyourplaque.com/


67 posted on 05/17/2012 6:27:08 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Eva

I wanted to add protein powder, but they’re all flavored, and I don’t think vanilla or chocolate would go with my vegetable juice very well. So I’m having the protein with milk later in the day.


68 posted on 05/17/2012 10:03:31 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: aruanan

But that’ll just make things worse - the fracking communists will call everybody over x pounds a bourgeois pig, stealing food out of the mouths of the noble proletariat to stuff down their insatiable maw. In fact, I wonder if it wasn’t just this sentiment, back in the bad old days of the 30s, that got everybody concerned about weight in the first place.


69 posted on 05/17/2012 10:06:44 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: BigBlueJon

Thanks, I’ve been juicing for almost a year now, and love it, never want to stop, but haven’t gotten the weightloss results because I didn’t go through the fast. Which I guess I need to do, eh.

p.s. that movie changed my life.


70 posted on 05/17/2012 10:09:41 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Bellflower

Thank you, I will try that. I think I have a bad problem with it, and it only started about 20 years ago - suddenly I realized that my lethargy after the chinese buffet at noontime was far more than just being overly full.


71 posted on 05/17/2012 10:19:16 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ichabod1; BigBlueJon

I can’t do the juice fast for more than about 1 meal, but I am thinking long-term. I once made almost 20 hrs, but I’d need more time for a longer duration. I do skip meals, like lunch or super and just juice, down 6 lbs and that’s great for during a school year. I started out with carrots, celery, ginger root and apple, but budget(time and money) now I cut down to celery, cucumber, jalapeno; except on week-ends I try different things.


72 posted on 05/17/2012 10:25:28 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

See, that’s me too. I have a couple of mugs a day - 32 oz mugs but they have ice in them - and that’s about all I want to contemplate of the mean green for the day. Actually mine is mean pus-colored, because I put beets off in there and that’s what it comes out looking like. Tastes great though! Tastes Great Less Filling Tastes Great.


73 posted on 05/17/2012 11:58:48 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ichabod1

Oh, one other point on that weight loss from the juice lady;

http://www.juiceladyinfo.com/weightLoss.php
“Just as acids are stored in fat cells, so are toxins, which are acidic. Vegetable juices are very alkaline, so they help your body balance pH. That helps you lose weight. As you detoxify your body with colon, liver and gallbladder cleansing, along with lots of fresh vegetable juices, you’ll notice the weight melting away. Get into a sauna or do aerobic exercises that make you sweat. Sweating is about the only way to get rid of plastic toxins.”


74 posted on 05/17/2012 1:18:47 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: ichabod1
But that’ll just make things worse - the fracking communists will call everybody over x pounds a bourgeois pig, stealing food out of the mouths of the noble proletariat to stuff down their insatiable maw. In fact, I wonder if it wasn’t just this sentiment, back in the bad old days of the 30s, that got everybody concerned about weight in the first place.

I said a long time ago that the only way the state could cause people to assume a "healthy weight" would be to enact such repressive laws and enforcement procedures that Hitler's Germany and East Berlin would look like oases of liberty in comparison.
75 posted on 05/17/2012 3:00:16 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Son House

I wanted to search back to this thread so that I could say that I stopped consuming starches and grains a week ago and I’ve lost over 13 pounds. Some may say, that’s mostly water weight, but I say the water weight was necessary for the extra metabolic processing required by the massive loads of carbo. And I’m not going back.


76 posted on 05/25/2012 9:19:01 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ichabod1

Yes, I would agree. 13 pounds is amazing! I struggle to get 1 lb off in a week of skipping suppers, but I am having carbs too. I think at a certain point the body realizes it has some fat cells and no longer needs the same water balance.

And bravo to the ‘not going back’, same here. I am running(actually doing wind sprints) at least once a week, and I go through a light-weight high rep major muscle group work out, it takes about 35 minutes, and I don’t worry so much about the smaller muscles because they will be used some and won’t fall far behind. It also will maximize the circulation, thus discarding more waste.

Here’s a couple of links if you are interested;
The 7 Main Muscle Groups
http://www.illpumpyouup.com/articles/the-7-main-muscle-groups.htm
Here Are The 11 Major Muscle Groups And
Why You Need To Focus On All Of Them
http://www.weight-lifting-complete.com/major-muscle-groups.html


77 posted on 05/25/2012 12:05:56 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Ugh... feeling a little weak and woozy now... it comes and goes.


78 posted on 05/25/2012 12:20:48 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ichabod1

Yeah, forgot to mention the appetite goes up when you start working out too, so do be careful.


79 posted on 05/26/2012 5:52:19 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Oh what a weekend. It was weak and woozy for a while, then major cramps in arms, legs, ribs, etc. Then explosive elimination. Then a major MSG poisoning. Today and yesterday, I’m feeling pretty good.

I got the L Taurine - it seems to be having a dramatic, beneficial effect.


80 posted on 05/29/2012 10:07:18 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ichabod1

Wow, an extended juice fast? You’ve reminded me of some of the side effects too, I think what I felt has something to do with the body expelling toxins. I remember having a weird ache in my gut somewhere too, I think it may have been the gallbladder or liver, it did go away after a couple of weeks. I did 3X a day for 3 months to start, now it’s just once or twice a day. I let you research that here’s a link to get started;

Juice Fast Side Effects
http://www.all-about-juicing.com/juice-fast-side-effects.html


81 posted on 05/29/2012 12:23:38 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

I had what it calls “worsening body odor,” but I take issue with the term. I have noticed, since the fast started, that I am producing a distinctive, but not altogether unpleasant scent. I think it is scented by the juice and thus has some vegetable and citrus notes. It is strong - I can take a shower and within 15 minutes be able to note the scent again. I kind of like it - I feel it’s my animal scent - my unique, individual perfume - irreproducible, mine.

Now, I understand that my neighbor might not appreciate my sticking my armpit under her nose and saying ‘smell!’, but I should hate to have to think that it is purely an odor of toxins as they are emitted.


82 posted on 05/29/2012 12:46:21 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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