Why We Get Fat

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

  1. Gradstudent78

    Gradstudent78 Senior member

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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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    wEstSidE Senior member

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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 : (
     
  4. 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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    BBSLM Senior member

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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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    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.


    Bahahaha, true story.
     
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    because taco bell is selling crunchwraps for 88 cents.

    Agreed. I had 2 earlier this week and thought I was going to die.
     
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    fucking LOVE crunchwraps. I think I will have a couple on cheat day [​IMG]
     
  9. Ambulance Chaser

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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.
    I've heard this advice before and think it's pretty sound. I just don't have the time or discipline to follow it.
     
  10. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    Agreed. I had 2 earlier this week and thought I was going to die.

    fucking LOVE crunchwraps. I think I will have a couple on cheat day [​IMG]

    sadly i can relate. BIG TIME. hadnt had crunchwrap for almost 2 years and they got me to come back with this $0.88 deal. i will probably go there today. [​IMG]
     
  11. Cool The Kid

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    Hey do you guys who keep lambasting processed food have any scientific proof that it's the processed food, and not the gluttonous volume of said food, that is what is "killing us"?

    Whether you have mashed potato powder out of a box or grow potatoes in your backyard and mash them, if you have an extra 1000 calories of them a day for a long time you will get fat, and much of the diseases befalling most of America stems from the amount of food we are eating. My family is from Ghana, and the people out there generally eat most of the same food; the difference being rich people eat more of it...and they have much of the same diseases we do, cause they're fat

    So tired of the self righteous "natural food" movement. There are people who live well into old age eating "processed foods"
     
  12. uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx

    uNiCoRnPriNcEsSx Senior member

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    lols. you get fat when you settle and become complacent. really have to spend time reading a book to get that idea?
     
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    Reading it now. The basic point is that carbohydrates, because they elicit high insulinemic responses, are what make us fat, as insulin triggers your fat tissue to take in more fat. Not everyone who eats lots of carbohydrates gets fat, but for people who do get fat, carbohydrates are the reason. Exercise doesn't make you less fat. That's pretty much the book.

    I'm finding it's written with a lot of... literary rage? He definitely has a point he wants to make, but it's worth reading.
     
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    wEstSidE Senior member

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    cool the kid the argument is that the same amount of processed food is worse (in terms of nutritional value) than the same amount of fresh food. are you saying that's wrong?
     
  15. Ambulance Chaser

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    Reading it now. The basic point is that carbohydrates, because they elicit high insulinemic responses, are what make us fat, as insulin triggers your fat tissue to take in more fat. Not everyone who eats lots of carbohydrates gets fat, but for people who do get fat, carbohydrates are the reason. Exercise doesn't make you less fat. That's pretty much the book.
    This is the point of the Atkins diet. This guy was able to get a book deal making that very same point? [​IMG]
     

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