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Why We Get Fat

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Connemara, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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  2. JohnnyLaw

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    You get fat when you overeat and don't exercise. There, I saved you $15.
     
  3. sho'nuff

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    You get fat when you overeat and don't exercise. There, I saved you $15.

    +1000

    eat sensibly. doesnt have to be all broccoli stems and celery. just eat whatever but eat sensibly.

    but dont eat fries and dont drink sugary sodas, cut that out completely.

    exercise everyday. do something simple move around go for a walk.

    you'll lose weight.
     
  4. Opermann

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    It could also be named, Why We Get Sick...

    We don't exercise enough
    Everything at the supermarket is processed garbage
    The average person thinks fast food is fine to eat
    We're hooked on prescription meds

    Anything else? I don't need a book to spell it out for me.
     
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    You get fat when you overeat and don't exercise. There, I saved you $15.

    Your ideas are intriguing to me...and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
     
  6. Sunnydale

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    It's a great book, written by nutritional researcher Gary Taubes. Believe I read it last month, and enjoyed it. His first book Good Calories/ Bad Calories is difficult to read. It was meant for the professional health care provider. The new book, Why We Get Fat is built off of GCBC, but much easier to understand. The author became somewhat well known after writing this article for the NYT. What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie? http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/ma...%20lie?&st=cse He also has a blog at: http://www.garytaubes.com/blog/
     
  7. Gradstudent78

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    It's a great book, written by nutritional researcher Gary Taubes.

    Taubes is a science writer, not a nutritional researcher.
     
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    It could also be named, Why We Get Sick...

    We don't exercise enough
    Everything at the supermarket is processed garbage
    The average person thinks fast food is fine to eat
    We're hooked on prescription meds
    Anything else? I don't need a book to spell it out for me.


    One of these things is not like the other ones . . .
     
  10. Raralith

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    When I was on college, I was pretty damn fit. I had 7AM classes M/W/F so I went to the gym at 5AM and worked out. I didn't eat either so I wasn't fat. I met my wife, we moved in together, and in the morning when I was getting ready for work, she was sitting at the dinning table and eating. I looked at her funny and asked what she was doing, her response was, "breakfast." I didn't know what the hell that was, but I asked for a bite. Same thing the next morning, I asked again, and she made me this "breakfast."

    5 years later, I'm 25 pounds heavier. Sadly, this is a true story.
     
  11. willpower

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    Don't eat anything that comes out of a box. Other than soup, eat foods found in the periphery of the supermarket - fruits, veggies, meat, some dairy. All that stuff in the middle are the things that make you fat.

    Don't drink your calories

    Take walks, do pushups, do situps

    Profit
     
  12. bjornb17

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    http://www.thisiswhyyourefat.com/

    I literally shot coffee out of my nose when i saw:

    BBQ Pulled Pork Donut Sandwich
     
  13. willpower

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    I literally shot coffee out of my nose when i saw:

    BBQ Pulled Pork Donut Sandwich


    I like the idea of the poptart ice cream sandwich at the bottom of the page
     
  14. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    You should write a book about this, you could make thousands!
     
  15. Steve Smith

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    Taubes is a science writer, not a nutritional researcher.

    No shit, Sherlock. What does that have to do with the validity of his book?
     
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    No shit, Sherlock. What does that have to do with the validity of his book?

    Wow, Did I say anything about the validity of the book? I was correcting a mischaracterization someone made.
     
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    because taco bell is selling crunchwraps for 88 cents.
     
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    because taco bell is selling crunchwraps for 88 cents.
    What? 88 cents? since when? I had 2 yesterday and they were 99 cents each : (
     
  19. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    i guess it's not all over the country. head for the border.

    honestly i am mad at taco bell because they got me to go back there with this promotion.
     
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    Taubes is full of shit, cherry-picks his sources, and built his argument in GCBC on the false premise that fat people dont eat more than lean people, basing it on false data from the 80s. He's a disingeuous douche and his books are a joke.

    Anyone can make an argument that sounds convincing to someone who doesnt know any better. Just look at the bible.
     

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