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Obesity crisis at breaking
point, says ´Fed Up´ filmmaker

Agence France-Presse, by Sara Puig

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 5/11/2014 6:41:35 PM

Los Angeles - The US food industry´s responsibility in fueling rising obesity levels is put under the microscope in a documentary released in the United States this weekend. "Fed Up" examines why, while there is a boom in gym membership and a surge in shoppers seeking low-fat alternatives on supermarket shelves, two out of three Americans are overweight. "Obesity has been a problem for the last 30 years and I think we are reaching the breaking point," director Stephanie Soechtig said in an interview ahead of the film´s US release. "At the end of the day, I think it comes down

Last week I heard there is widespread hunger. Now everyone eats too much. Make up your minds!


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 5/11/2014 6:45:34 PM     (No. 9844936)

Heaven forbid that the lardbottoms take any personal responsibility for their condition. It´s so much easier to blame it on someone else.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/11/2014 6:47:07 PM     (No. 9844939)

Film director with a film to hype does so.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 5/11/2014 6:57:53 PM     (No. 9844946)

Filmmakers sell the films to movie houses who sell salted popcorn, hot dogs and candy - go figure.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: craige, 5/11/2014 7:02:56 PM     (No. 9844947)

Destroy an industry, and regulate consumers.

There is an authoritarian solution for every problem. Look how well drug laws, and gun free zones have worked.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dante, 5/11/2014 7:05:46 PM     (No. 9844949)

Ah yes, the evil "food industry" is to blame and individuals bear no responsibility.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tren9, 5/11/2014 7:23:45 PM     (No. 9844962)

The medical industry is partially to blame. A ´low fat´ regimen will cause obesity, or at least contribute to it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/11/2014 7:33:09 PM     (No. 9844966)

#5 mentions the low fat foods industry - - we have been led to believe so many foods are alternately good for you, bad for you etc. Apparently fat, whether saturated or not, is not the problem. Take yogurt for instance, - less fat means less flavor and a runnier consistency. This is overcome by adding what? you guessed - more sugar for taste and cornstarch to firm the texture - some fat out and two carbs in.Stick to the originals, butter not Margarine, whole milk and eggs, your body understands these.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/11/2014 7:34:34 PM     (No. 9844967)

- addendum #5 and #6 both on track -

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nwpa, 5/11/2014 7:46:16 PM     (No. 9844973)

I´m reading "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. Many Ldotters have recommended this book. It is interesting that since the food pyramid and doctors have told us meats/fats are bad and carbs are good we have gotten fatter.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 5/11/2014 7:52:16 PM     (No. 9844976)

The biggest problem is if you screwed up and picked the wrong parents. If one or both was obese then chances are extremely high that it´s going to be a miserable uphill battle the whole way.

Until we find a "magic bullet" for this problem the only solution is to give everybody calorie ration cards along the lines of the Nazi death camps.

Restrict everyone (except of course, the Obamas and their friends) to 500 calories per day and take away their computers, smart phones and flat panels and we´ll all have flat bellies instead.

Back to 19th century America. Everybody walking everywhere and a life of hard physical labor. Breaking rocks in the hot sun. We´ll all die as beautiful corpses.

I guarantee it will work.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Avogadra, 5/11/2014 7:54:01 PM     (No. 9844979)

"Settled science" is to blame. Before WWII, people knew that starches and sugars made people fat. In the 1950´s, Ancel Keys cherry-picked data to come up with the Seven Countries Study. It "proved" that fat causes heart disease. By extension, it eventually "proved" that fat makes people fat.

Once enough scientists and agribusiness signed on to a false idea that made them rich through grants and food sales, the idea became unassailable. One little problem was, it didn´t work. All the caloric political correctness in the world couldn´t fix the fact that insulin is a storage hormone, and eating foods that provoke a large release of insulin results in energy storage (adiposity/fatness).

Most people will become hungry about 1.5 hours after eating meals or snacks that are high in sugars and/or starches. They can either eat again, or exercise extreme willpower and resist eating. Guess which choice usually wins? People who know this will eat a diet low in starches and sugars, moderate in protein and relatively high in healthy fat. The rest will notice that they are among the two out of three Americans who are overweight but can´t seem to diet and exercise their way out of it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: eiobx, 5/11/2014 8:10:41 PM     (No. 9844992)

From the french press...maybe they´re worried we can´t save their ass again.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Marilu, 5/11/2014 8:53:56 PM     (No. 9845025)

I learned a long time ago that lo-fat stuff did not help me lose weight. I found portion control is the key.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/11/2014 9:07:31 PM     (No. 9845032)

All things in moderation - always works!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: coyote, 5/11/2014 9:15:47 PM     (No. 9845037)

It´s industry´s fault! Well we knew that before we knew we had a problem.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 5/11/2014 9:42:39 PM     (No. 9845051)

I have a dog in this fight now.

I have just finished up my diet started on January 27 of this year, and lost 30 pounds. How? I joined a popular weight loss center, stayed right on their plan, and gee, sometimes I went hungry. I didn´t exercise in the gym...just the regular exercise I get at home with yard work, etc. I averaged 1-2 pound a week loss, which any doctor will tell you is safe. No drugs, no juicing BS.

Bottom line, i STOPPED PUTTING EXCESS FOOD IN MY MOUTH. It works. It works without killing yourself in a gym or drinking putrid shakes.

All that nonsense said, I would appreciate it every everyone minded their own business about what anyone else eats. Butt out. I decided to lose weight when I was ready, not with someone else´s blathering. As it should be.

Funny, the left is always wanting to control what you eat because of your weight "problem"--even to the point of making certain foods illegal--but wants all the controls and laws dropped around drugs because that´s your damned right to do with your body as you please....same as abortion.

These people are sickening.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/11/2014 9:53:19 PM     (No. 9845059)

The food industry has inventory control software that counts what people buy. When they see them buying a lot of something, they stock more of it. When not buying something, they don´t stock it anymore.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Shells, 5/11/2014 10:39:58 PM     (No. 9845085)

A constant plague of diarrhea since Barry and the Mooch took office has kept me emaciated.

But Weight Watchers is a more healthful alternative. Great program.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Islander, 5/11/2014 10:50:31 PM     (No. 9845090)

Turn off the TV and get off the couch.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bhkat, 5/11/2014 11:28:33 PM     (No. 9845111)

Low fat foods are one of the reasons why people are so obese. Fat is one of the items in food that make people feel full.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/12/2014 5:17:40 AM     (No. 9845210)

Most lardbottoms feed off welfare.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Avogadra, 5/12/2014 8:29:30 AM     (No. 9845330)

Staff, please forgive the second post.

#16, you have done the easy part. You have lost the weight. Now comes the hard stuff - keeping it off. Eating less will work for the short run, but your body´s homoeostasis mechanisms will be pushing you relentlessly to regain that lost weight. Your body thinks you have been through a famine and you need to regain your protective layer of fat, plus a little extra for insurance in case there´s another famine.

Achieving satiety through protein and fat helps to trick the body in the long run. Please consider changing what you eat, not just how much you eat.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lancer12, 5/12/2014 8:40:42 AM     (No. 9845347)

Weight loss is voluntary.If thin people insult you and threaten you and try to grab your food away you eat more. Be willing and you lose nicely.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 5/12/2014 9:54:06 AM     (No. 9845457)

The food industry is to blame? That figures.
Why not also include Oneida? After all, they make spoons, forks and knives.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 5/15/2014 12:47:03 AM     (No. 9849124)

#22 Thanks for your non-help and your blathering...I have heard it all before.

Ask around what is really the tough part....ask the people who have tried and failed. Well guess what, I just did what the vast majority of people give up doing-- slow, steady, disciplined weight loss. My 30 pounds is out the door--it won´t becoming back.

I don´t need any BS about how I did the "easy part" as if it were nothing. It certainly is something to the people who fail. I just exercised the same discipline that I did when I did weight training when I was younger, and when I would run for miles on end in college. It´s all about discipline.

As far as keeping the weight off, I know exactly what to eat and am very fine tuned to what my body needs. Because you struggle with maintenance, please don´t assume that everyone does.

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