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11 Dec 2012 12:02 AM
DON.MAC    [TotalFark]  
A common trick. If you want people to buy beer, give them salty snacks.

11 Dec 2012 12:10 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

DON.MAC: A common trick. If you want people to buy beer, give them salty snacks.


So we should be giving our kids beer?

11 Dec 2012 12:47 AM
DON.MAC    [TotalFark]  

fusillade762: DON.MAC: A common trick. If you want people to buy beer, give them salty snacks.

So we should be giving our kids beer?


Why not? It keeps them quiet. When was the last time you saw a five year old mean drunk?

11 Dec 2012 01:18 AM
log_jammin     
Childhood obesity now said to be caused by *shakes Magic 8 ball* too much salt Research published in the journal Pediatrics shows that the more salt children consumed, the more they slurped up sugar-sweetened drinks.

11 Dec 2012 02:08 AM
Rik01    [TotalFark]  
"There's a lot of experimental evidence in animals and in adults that shows that the more salt you consume, the more you actually get thirsty and consume fluid," says Carley Grimes, the study's lead author, a dietitian and doctoral student at Deakin University in Australia. "The amount of salt in your blood rises and to control it, your body gets thirsty."

Geez!
Any first year med student will tell you that it's a fact! So will any survivalist or seasoned outdoorsman.

Odd, though, when I was a kid we ate a lot of salt. No one had spent millions on studies to determine if it was harmful nor were there many other such seasonings, like Accent (monosodiumglutomate) or that all vegetable 'Dash'.

Athletic coaches of the time, especially down here in hot, humid, tropical Florida, gave their players salt tablets and malt pills during games. Players sweated out so much salt that they could get muscle cramps and spasms or irregular heartbeats. Malt tablets provided energy -- kind of like sports drinks today only without the sugar. Folks my age will remember the thick, cold Malted Milks of the time, made in ice cream parlors and the few fast food places. Sugar was added then to the powdered malt and everything mixed in a high speed blender.

I still recall stopping in at restaurants and the salt shakers on the tables were big, round, glass things, with some grains of rice in them. The rice absorbed the moisture in the air that would cause the untreated salt to clump, clot and even liquify.

Back on topic. Fat.

The overwhelming majority of kids of my time were not over weight. It was rare to find a fat kid. Most fat kids actually had genetic tendencies to fat or medical problems making them heavy. There were very few who got fat by pigging out.

Now, we did not have the vast selection of sweets, cookies and fatty snacks along with a burger stand on every corner, but we ate heartily. You sprinkled salt on ice cold watermelon slices (which had steeped for hours in huge, galvanized tubs of ice for hours uncut) and sugar on grapefruit.

Moms baked cookies, cakes and puddings. Pan gravy was nearly a staple at every supper, made from the drippings of the meat. Bacon grease was often preserved in the fridge to cook other things in for added flavor or to be spread cold on a thick slab of rye bread, topped with a bit of mustard, and eaten as a tasty snack. Jell-O had come out, along with Kool-aid -- both containing major amounts of sugar and consumed in huge amounts.

Deep south cooking tends to basically consist of deep fried everything and bread was eaten with nearly every meal, along with home made biscuits. Red-eye gravy and biscuits could put a pound on you if you walked too close to a serving.

Yet -- the majority of us kids were lean and healthy. We drank whole milk by the gallon because it was cheap, fortified with Vitamin D, calcium and good for us. Skim milk (low fat today) was for wimps.

We made home made ice cream, home made and delicious frostings (very unlike the bland, somehow always similar tasting canned frostings you get on grocery store deli cakes or buy in tins to smear on your own) and the fat on meats was considered tasty, not cut off and choice if fried a bit crispy. Especially pork fat.

And we used a lot of salt.

There were dangers about it -- such as being bad for heart patients or not having enough iodine in it which, if you didn't eat seafood, could give you goiters and other problems and too much of it could make you very, very thirsty.

Bar tenders learned about the latter part ages ago, which is why bars tended to have a selection of very salty snacks set out for drinkers to nibble on. The added salt made you thirsty, so you drank more beer. Folks used to add salt to beer that had gotten a bit flat to activate the fizz. Some just liked the taste in the booze.
So, why were we thin then, even consuming large amounts of fatty, salty foods, but now, with less fatty foods, there's an epidemic of flab spreading across the nation?

Exercise.

Us kids ran, walked, jumped, climbed trees, rode bikes, made and drove 'soap-box racers', red wagons, took Physical Education in school, did chores at home and played vigorous, sweat producing games.

I climbed trees, walked miles through wild woods, cut down trees with a hand ax, dug holes, built forts, rode my single speed, fat tired bike hundreds of miles and roughhoused with my friends.

Irritated by the crowded, noisy conditions on the school bus, I often rode my bike the several miles to school and back -- as did scores of other kids. The bike racks were often just packed. If not, then on most days I walked the half mile to and from the bus stop.
Going shopping usually meant parking the car and walking blocks around town. (No malls and shopping centers had just been invented.)

Most of us kids cut the lawns, with a push mower -- motorized but not self powered and few had a riding mower. We raked leaves. There were no easily handled chainsaws or leaf blowers. We swam in lakes, pools and the ocean. We camped 'rough', meaning we used tents not trailers or campers, cooked over fires where we had to find, harvest and cut the wood and most boats we used were rowed or paddled.

50% of what we did joyfully as kids is now forbidden today because you might get hurt and someone sued, preyed upon by a perv or various laws prevent it.

Simple, basic activities. No hours in front of the TV, video games or computer. Not very many powered labor saving devices. (Like, no electric can openers or microwaves.) Us kids learned to repair flat bike tires on the go. We learned to adjust the chains.
I don't see very many kids on bikes anywhere, anymore. In my day, a bike was as necessary to a kid as a weapon is to a soldier. If you didn't own one, then you were weird.

The incidents of fast food places has gone up several hundred percent. 90% started 'super-sizing' after the 7-11 introduced the half gallon fountain drink. Along came fatty heat and eat TV dinners and scores of equally fatty frozen microwave snacks and meals.

Sugar in different form rather than the usual cane version started appearing in foods and drinks. Corn syrup seemed to become the 'in' additive. Frito-Lay popped up and soon offered scores of tasty, fatty snacks. Burger King and Mac Donald's started matching each other store for store. Up popped Kentucky Fried Chicken -- now KFC -- and Taco Bell ran the good Taco restaurants out of business with their cheap, fatty, low vegetable Taco's and refried, lard loaded beans.

The end result?

Tubs of lard all over the place, waddling on two feet, demanding special rights because they're FAT, XL clothing started replacing Medium versions. (Even today I have a tough time finding adult pull over shirts in medium. Most are large, extra-large and extra-extra-large.)

Vigorous activity is discouraged. Going outside is discouraged. There around 200 nasty things 'out there' that will endanger your little spawn from the sun to the pervs lurking behind every twig. You no longer are required to take physical education in many schools.

The electronic age squashed many of the fun, activities kids used to enjoy inside and out. Then along came Children's Rights, where your folks can get in legal trouble if they dare to force your lazy arse outside to play or try and restrict your consumption of fatty, sugary products.

No. Salt is not the main problem as to why our kids are turning into chunks of flab and later, into adult chunks of lard. Sheer stupidity from society is.

11 Dec 2012 02:30 AM
Darth_Lukecash    [TotalFark]  
What is making kids Fat is your corn syrup sweetener and other added chemicals:

That and most of us still follow this style of diet:
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11 Dec 2012 05:10 AM
The Face Of Oblivion     
Research published in the journal Pediatrics shows that the more salt children consumed, the more they slurped up sugar-sweetened drinks. And those who drank more than a serving a day were 26% more likely to be overweight or obese, suggesting that salt may be part of the chain of events contributing to the childhood-obesity epidemic

GOOGLE RON PAUL ROBERT LUSTIG

11 Dec 2012 06:27 AM
LonMead     

11 Dec 2012 06:28 AM
arghyematey     
Read Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. Simple rules that make sense + EXERCISE = not fat. Hooray!


Side note: I always am shocked at how much people hate to walk. I live downtown for the sole purpose of being able to walk everywhere and when friends come to visit they almost always express shock that I want to make them WALK.

Me? I love it. Farmers' Market, grocery, lake, library, restaurants, bars, concert venues... all in walking distance. Screw parking.

11 Dec 2012 06:33 AM
RanDomino     
HFCS

godsfarkingdammit

11 Dec 2012 06:43 AM
stuhayes2010     
No, too much Xbox. We ate crap as children. But we ran outside, ran inside, never sat down.

11 Dec 2012 06:44 AM
The Ghost of Tom Ace     
I avoided salt so much at one point in my life that I developed thyroid issues from the lack of iodine in my diet. Nature finds a way to troll you one way or another.

11 Dec 2012 06:45 AM
log_jammin     

stuhayes2010: No, too much Xbox. We ate crap as children. But we ran outside, ran inside, never sat down.


Video games have been around a lot longer than XBOX.

11 Dec 2012 06:52 AM
firefly212     

RanDomino: HFCS

godsfarkingdammit


The average kid now watches 4 hours of TV... you could replace the HFCS with farking magic and they'd still be fatties. HFCS is certainly a *part* of the problem, given the way it doesn't break down quite right... but with this lack of exercise, it can't be singled out for blame.

11 Dec 2012 06:55 AM
firefly212     

log_jammin: stuhayes2010: No, too much Xbox. We ate crap as children. But we ran outside, ran inside, never sat down.

Video games have been around a lot longer than XBOX.


lol, you ever try to play pong for 4 hours a day? Shiat is fun, but nowhere near as fun as building tire forts or making bows and arrows out of sticks and balloons and chasing friends around. Blades of Steel was amazing, but still nowhere near as fun as actually playing street hockey.

11 Dec 2012 06:56 AM
LonMead     

log_jammin: stuhayes2010: No, too much Xbox. We ate crap as children. But we ran outside, ran inside, never sat down.

Video games have been around a lot longer than XBOX.


Yup. We had
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And still probably put more miles on our bicycles in a day than most interstate truckdrivers.

11 Dec 2012 06:56 AM
Weidermeijer     
Soooo.... the salt lick necklaces were a BAD idea?

11 Dec 2012 07:02 AM
FeedTheCollapse     
Subby: *shakes Magic 8 ball*


this implies the outcome is random. Kids getting fat by too much salt seems fairly logical.

11 Dec 2012 07:03 AM
Onkel Buck     
I thought it was global warming making it too hot for them to go outside and exercise. Guess we haven't got to that excuse yet

11 Dec 2012 07:04 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
can't we just admit the obvious, that it's McDonald's fault??

11 Dec 2012 07:07 AM
LonMead     

FeedTheCollapse: Subby: *shakes Magic 8 ball*


this implies the outcome is random. Kids getting fat by too much salt seems fairly logical.


Check back next week for the NEW reason for childhood obesity.

11 Dec 2012 07:11 AM
Juel1979     

Weidermeijer: Soooo.... the salt lick necklaces were a BAD idea?


That sounds like the best idea EVER!

/loves salt

11 Dec 2012 07:12 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     

LonMead: FeedTheCollapse: Subby: *shakes Magic 8 ball*


this implies the outcome is random. Kids getting fat by too much salt seems fairly logical.

Check back next week for the NEW reason for childhood obesity.


i blame scales. for allowing weights up to 300 lbs. there should be a cut off at 250. and anything above they display "too fat" and will call 911 emergency services. to put them in a prison camp to lose weight

11 Dec 2012 07:13 AM
cherryl taggart     
Well, it's good to know it has nothing to do with my shiatty parenting. I'll just keep on blaming TV, salt, sugar, whatever. Heaven forbid I actually model healthy choices, like portion control and exercise.

I feel much better about myself now.

11 Dec 2012 07:17 AM
dragonchild     

firefly212: lol, you ever try to play pong for 4 hours a day? Shiat is fun, but nowhere near as fun as building tire forts or making bows and arrows out of sticks and balloons and chasing friends around. Blades of Steel was amazing, but still nowhere near as fun as actually playing street hockey.


Really not sure where people go with this. Why does it have to be one or the other? When I was a kid my parents held me to high academic expectations (Asian family and all that), I played my NES into the ground and still had time to play outside. Youth comes with infinite energy. I probably got about 6 hours of sleep a night and not for my mothers' lack of effort to make sure I went to bed on time. I hated sleeping; there was so much to do.

If there's any notable difference between then and today, it's how much less kids are trusted. When I was in middle school I would bike two miles (one way) to school some afternoons to take clarinet lessons and thought nothing of it (except that I hated taking the lessons). I know some people are going to take that as "I walked 30 miles through the snow uphill" sort of anecdote, but that's missing the point and that's precisely the problem. I'm not saying it was hardship; it was NOTHING to bike a mile or three to do something. I was the 90-pound pencil-necked geek everyone picked on and my friends and I would do it just to get to a place to hang out. It was just what I did because my parents worked and I was too young to drive. Nowadays parents drive their kids if the trip is three effin' blocks. I bet if I have kids I'd probably get imprisoned for child abuse if they ask to walk a couple miles and I just say go ahead.

11 Dec 2012 07:17 AM
log_jammin     

firefly212: lol, you ever try to play pong for 4 hours a day? Shiat is fun, but nowhere near as fun as building tire forts or making bows and arrows out of sticks and balloons and chasing friends around. Blades of Steel was amazing, but still nowhere near as fun as actually playing street hockey.


LonMead: Yup. We had
timesillustrated.com

And still probably put more miles on our bicycles in a day than most interstate truckdrivers.



right guys. There was pong and then XBOX.

11 Dec 2012 07:18 AM
LonMead     

log_jammin: firefly212: lol, you ever try to play pong for 4 hours a day? Shiat is fun, but nowhere near as fun as building tire forts or making bows and arrows out of sticks and balloons and chasing friends around. Blades of Steel was amazing, but still nowhere near as fun as actually playing street hockey.

LonMead: Yup. We had
timesillustrated.com

And still probably put more miles on our bicycles in a day than most interstate truckdrivers.


right guys. There was pong and then XBOX.


And the 2600... don't forget that.

11 Dec 2012 07:25 AM
log_jammin     

LonMead: And the 2600... don't forget that.


and the intellivision, and home computers, and the NES, and ColecoVision, and sega, and etc..

XBOX isn't making kids fat. It's the food.

11 Dec 2012 07:30 AM
LonMead     

log_jammin: LonMead: And the 2600... don't forget that.

and the intellivision, and home computers, and the NES, and ColecoVision, and sega, and etc..

XBOX isn't making kids fat. It's the food.


Watch the link I have for Richard Jeni above.

11 Dec 2012 07:32 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     

log_jammin: LonMead: And the 2600... don't forget that.

and the intellivision, and home computers, and the NES, and ColecoVision, and sega, and etc..

XBOX isn't making kids fat. It's the food.


the green circle around where you plug in the controller actually emanates lubrication and fat fluids, which then eminate from the 360 lb cheeto devouring soul that's using it.

11 Dec 2012 07:38 AM
KrispyKritter     
Rik01 that was an excellent rant and right on the money. Wow did you bring back memories. Know what? There were no fast food chains around when I was a boy. The closest we came to Burger King was a greasy pit dive on the highway called Goodies. sure, MacDonald and those places existed, just not in my life.

Mom would toss me out of the house in the morning and not want be back inside until supper time. If I got thirsty I could drink from the hose. back then the sky was very bright and looking at clouds was a priority task.

11 Dec 2012 07:39 AM
Olympus Mons     
I remember everyone ate a lot more in the past. My father had to have steak almost every night. We all had 3 square meals. Now I see a lot of people, trying to do the right thing and still having trouble keeping it off. It may sound crazy but I think with all the growth hormones we feed animals to get them to market faster, well we eat them and eat what they ate. I think it may be a more complex problem than just how much is being eaten. It is true though that when I was younger I was outside more playing ball, or walking to my own sporting and play events. I see a lot of kids being driven everywhere.....

11 Dec 2012 07:40 AM
log_jammin     

LonMead: Watch the link I have for Richard Jeni above.


your premise is flawed. a comedians thoughts on the subject doesn't change a thing.

11 Dec 2012 07:40 AM
Pick     
Geez!
Any first year med student will tell you that it's a fact! So will any survivalist or seasoned outdoorsman.

Odd, though, when I was a kid we ate a lot of salt. No one had spent millions on studies to determine if it was harmful nor were there many other such seasonings, like Accent (monosodiumglutomate) or that all vegetable 'Dash'.

Athletic coaches of the time, especially down here in hot, humid, tropical Florida, gave their players salt tablets and malt pills during games. Players sweated out so much salt that they could get muscle cramps and spasms or irregular heartbeats. Malt tablets provided energy -- kind of like sports drinks today only without the sugar. Folks my age will remember the thick, cold Malted Milks of the time, made in ice cream parlors and the few fast food places. Sugar was added then to the powdered malt and everything mixed in a high speed blender.

I still recall stopping in at restaurants and the salt shakers on the tables were big, round, glass things, with some grains of rice in them. The rice absorbed the moisture in the air that would cause the untreated salt to clump, clot and even liquify.

Back on topic. Fat.

The overwhelming majority of kids of my time were not over weight. It was rare to find a fat kid. Most fat kids actually had genetic tendencies to fat or medical problems making them heavy. There were very few who got fat by pigging out.

Now, we did not have the vast selection of sweets, cookies and fatty snacks along with a burger stand on every corner, but we ate heartily. You sprinkled salt on ice cold watermelon slices (which had steeped for hours in huge, galvanized tubs of ice for hours uncut) and sugar on grapefruit.

Moms baked cookies, cakes and puddings. Pan gravy was nearly a staple at every supper, made from the drippings of the meat. Bacon grease was often preserved in the fridge to cook other things in for added flavor or to be spread cold on a thick slab of rye bread, topped with a bit of mustard, and eaten as a tasty snack. Jell-O had come out, along with Kool-aid -- both containing major amounts of sugar and consumed in huge amounts.

Deep south cooking tends to basically consist of deep fried everything and bread was eaten with nearly every meal, along with home made biscuits. Red-eye gravy and biscuits could put a pound on you if you walked too close to a serving.

Yet -- the majority of us kids were lean and healthy. We drank whole milk by the gallon because it was cheap, fortified with Vitamin D, calcium and good for us. Skim milk (low fat today) was for wimps.

We made home made ice cream, home made and delicious frostings (very unlike the bland, somehow always similar tasting canned frostings you get on grocery store deli cakes or buy in tins to smear on your own) and the fat on meats was considered tasty, not cut off and choice if fried a bit crispy. Especially pork fat.

And we used a lot of salt.

There were dangers about it -- such as being bad for heart patients or not having enough iodine in it which, if you didn't eat seafood, could give you goiters and other problems and too much of it could make you very, very thirsty.

Bar tenders learned about the latter part ages ago, which is why bars tended to have a selection of very salty snacks set out for drinkers to nibble on. The added salt made you thirsty, so you drank more beer. Folks used to add salt to beer that had gotten a bit flat to activate the fizz. Some just liked the taste in the booze.
So, why were we thin then, even consuming large amounts of fatty, salty foods, but now, with less fatty foods, there's an epidemic of flab spreading across the nation?

Exercise.

Us kids ran, walked, jumped, climbed trees, rode bikes, made and drove 'soap-box racers', red wagons, took Physical Education in school, did chores at home and played vigorous, sweat producing games.

I climbed trees, walked miles through wild woods, cut down trees with a hand ax, dug holes, built forts, rode my single speed, fat tired bike hundreds of miles and roughhoused with my friends.

Irritated by the crowded, noisy conditions on the school bus, I often rode my bike the several miles to school and back -- as did scores of other kids. The bike racks were often just packed. If not, then on most days I walked the half mile to and from the bus stop.
Going shopping usually meant parking the car and walking blocks around town. (No malls and shopping centers had just been invented.)

Most of us kids cut the lawns, with a push mower -- motorized but not self powered and few had a riding mower. We raked leaves. There were no easily handled chainsaws or leaf blowers. We swam in lakes, pools and the ocean. We camped 'rough', meaning we used tents not trailers or campers, cooked over fires where we had to find, harvest and cut the wood and most boats we used were rowed or paddled.

50% of what we did joyfully as kids is now forbidden today because you might get hurt and someone sued, preyed upon by a perv or various laws prevent it.

Simple, basic activities. No hours in front of the TV, video games or computer. Not very many powered labor saving devices. (Like, no electric can openers or microwaves.) Us kids learned to repair flat bike tires on the go. We learned to adjust the chains.
I don't see very many kids on bikes anywhere, anymore. In my day, a bike was as necessary to a kid as a weapon is to a soldier. If you didn't own one, then you were weird.

The incidents of fast food places has gone up several hundred percent. 90% started 'super-sizing' after the 7-11 introduced the half gallon fountain drink. Along came fatty heat and eat TV dinners and scores of equally fatty frozen microwave snacks and meals.

Sugar in different form rather than the usual cane version started appearing in foods and drinks. Corn syrup seemed to become the 'in' additive. Frito-Lay popped up and soon offered scores of tasty, fatty snacks. Burger King and Mac Donald's started matching each other store for store. Up popped Kentucky Fried Chicken -- now KFC -- and Taco Bell ran the good Taco restaurants out of business with their cheap, fatty, low vegetable Taco's and refried, lard loaded beans.

The end result?

Tubs of lard all over the place, waddling on two feet, demanding special rights because they're FAT, XL clothing started replacing Medium versions. (Even today I have a tough time finding adult pull over shirts in medium. Most are large, extra-large and extra-extra-large.)

Vigorous activity is discouraged. Going outside is discouraged. There around 200 nasty things 'out there' that will endanger your little spawn from the sun to the pervs lurking behind every twig. You no longer are required to take physical education in many schools.

The electronic age squashed many of the fun, activities kids used to enjoy inside and out. Then along came Children's Rights, where your folks can get in legal trouble if they dare to force your lazy arse outside to play or try and restrict your consumption of fatty, sugary products.

No. Salt is not the main problem as to why our kids are turning into chunks of flab and later, into adult chunks of lard. Sheer stupidity from society is.


+1000. Bravo Rik01, very well said. Thread over.

11 Dec 2012 07:41 AM
Fallout Boy     
If you keep feeding your kids food that are highly processed and food that are high in sugar and sodium, then they are going to turn out fat and will carry that eating habit/taste into adulthood. The problem of childhood obesity has always been the parents and can only be solved by the parents.

11 Dec 2012 07:48 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
who said childhood obesity was a problem anyway? this kid doesn't really sad

11 Dec 2012 07:50 AM
degenerate-afro    [TotalFark]  
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11 Dec 2012 08:21 AM
dragonchild     

Fallout Boy: If you keep feeding your kids food that are highly processed and food that are high in sugar and sodium, then they are going to turn out fat and will carry that eating habit/taste into adulthood.


Not really. My wife was raised on processed foods but when I started cooking for her she took to it immediately. I've never been to any sort of culinary class, either. Just learned the basics from my mother.

You don't undo millions of years of evolution in one generation. The body is still hard-wired to enjoy savory food.

11 Dec 2012 08:25 AM
Chilkoot Charlie     
I accept that, generally, lack of exercise is what's made America fat, though I think that food marketing and processing deserves some credit. What I am curious/sad about is that shows like "The Biggest Loser" pretend that exercise alone can reverse that.

You cannot realistically lose weight without changing your eating habits and diet. If you're already fat, it's too late for exercise alone to correct the problem.

11 Dec 2012 08:28 AM
shakespear     
I worked my states high school championships a few weeks ago. I could not believe what I saw. I dont understand how we can say people are living longer when this generation will be dead by 50.

It is so sad to see morbidly obese teenagers, life is just downhill from there.

11 Dec 2012 08:30 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     

Chilkoot Charlie: I accept that, generally, lack of exercise is what's made America fat, though I think that food marketing and processing deserves some credit. What I am curious/sad about is that shows like "The Biggest Loser" pretend that exercise alone can reverse that.

You cannot realistically lose weight without changing your eating habits and diet. If you're already fat, it's too late for exercise alone to correct the problem.


i thinkt hey should make a show The Biggest Sedentary Loser

where they eat the same meals as The Biggest Loser, but confine each to a jail cell 23 hours a day.

then see how much they lose. i bet it will be at least 1 lb a week

11 Dec 2012 08:31 AM
Crewmannumber6     
I did not read the article or the thread. Was it mentioned that the reason there is so much sugar in soft drinks is to hide the fact that there is so much salt in soft drinks? That's why the more you drink them the thirstier you get.

11 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
docrhody     
The truth is that the obesity epidemic is directly traceable to the introduction of high fructose corn syrup and the rate of obesity correlates directly with the relative amount of high fructose corn syrup. Corn just has a good lobby. The study cited by Face Of Oblivion agrees with others, the most shocking showed that one drink sweetened with HFCS a day led to 100% obesity in children. HCFS also directly correlates with diabetes. The reason that in order to process HFCS your body must first make fat from it. You are not even equipped to recognize the caloric load when you eat it.
HCFS causes obesity independent of exercise, you cannot use these calories until they are already fat.

Read the label, don't eat it. Play a real game not a video version.

11 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

Darth_Lukecash: What is making kids Fat is your corn syrup sweetener and other added chemicals:

That and most of us still follow this style of diet:


Wrong

11 Dec 2012 08:55 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     

Crewmannumber6: I did not read the article or the thread. Was it mentioned that the reason there is so much sugar in soft drinks is to hide the fact that there is so much salt in soft drinks? That's why the more you drink them the thirstier you get.


35 mg is SSOOO much sodium

while you scarf down a plate of General Tso's with 5000 mg

11 Dec 2012 08:55 AM
SubjectVerb     
False. Parents are making their children fat. Don't feed your kids crappy food, and they won't get fat. It's really simple.

11 Dec 2012 09:00 AM
tallen702     

log_jammin: LonMead: And the 2600... don't forget that.

and the intellivision, and home computers, and the NES, and ColecoVision, and sega, and etc..

XBOX isn't making kids fat. It's the food.


It certainly isn't helping the situation, especially when you consider that socialization prior to the advent of the internet meant either a call on a land-line (which, unless you were rich enough to have your own line meant you were being yelled at to get off the damned phone!) or actually getting up off your arse and going to see people which, in and of itself, required physical activity.

Sure, there were video games prior to the Xbox, but they weren't social by any stretch of the imagination. If you wanted to talk to your friends while playing games before the advent of "Live" you had to either go over to their house (requiring physical activity like walking or riding a bike) or you went to the arcade (again, activity PLUS standing rather than sitting).

So no, it's not only video games or the Xbox, but rather the combination of games PLUS the ability to socialize without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to stop talking to a bunch of complete strangers online and go out and meet some friends....

11 Dec 2012 09:01 AM
seadoo2006     
Ummm ... I'm a fat ass (5-6, 210lbs), but I know why ... I like to eat and exercise for me is limited. It's not hard to figure this out ... why are people dumb as bricks?

11 Dec 2012 09:05 AM
seadoo2006     

seadoo2006: Ummm ... I'm a fat ass (5-6, 210lbs), but I know why ... I like to eat and exercise for me is limited. It's not hard to figure this out ... why are people dumb as bricks?


Although if you go off a BMI calculator, it says I should be 80 pounds lighter ... I don't think I've ever, in my life, even at the peak of my fitness in college, been under 140 (BMI = 22.6 at 140lbs).

11 Dec 2012 09:08 AM
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