posted on Jun, 14 2007 @ 07:45 PM
Originally posted by budski
do you have any links about this, all the sites I've looked at are saying the BMI is a reliable indicator
Sorry, I'm at work and its payroll day.
I watched a 10 minute segment on either CNN or Fox. I watch both so I'm not positive. It's not the first time this has come up. I'll try to find
out. It was a piece about a study and some kind of change coming up in the way the government determines obesity.
I'm 6'2" and 220 lbs. when at my optimal weight. At that weight you could not pinch an inch anywhere on me. That makes me obese under the current
standards. With our teenagers now looking more like bodybuilders than teens in many cases it exaggerates this.
I was fat as a child. I would sneak food and buy the wrong stuff when my parents were not around. By the time I was 20 I looked like a body builder.
When I imagine someone accusing my parent of child abuse because of my misbehavior it angers me. Now there is serious discussion of taking peoples
children away? We are headed for a Fascist State if this does not stop.
The cost of eating healthy is a genuine issue. To say that the working poor can afford to eat the way they say they are supposed to is a bald faced
lie. It's easy for middle class and above to treat the people who do all their work for them like trash it seems. That is my true objection. I worked
my way out of the impoverished life of farming and ranching. People like my family put the food on everyones tables and then are criticized for being
poor. Our values are completely out of whack. Food is important. Expensive cars, HD TV's, expensive gaming computers, ridiculously over-sized houses
and all that go with them are not important. I have all of those things now but I never, ever let myself become so high and mighty as to judge the
people who really matter. Those who do the important day to day work so others who are grossly overpaid can sit around and let others do everything
for them are the real heart of any system. Now they want to dictate what people can eat, how much they can weigh, what we can put in our mouths and
I'm afraid it is going to get worse.
All the least expensive foods are the worst for you. Bread, pasta, processed meats and others. If you have to choose between feeding your children
enough to survive or buying the more expensive foods and letting them go hungry; you feed them what you can afford. Now the snobs in society who sit
in offices chatting on the Internet want to judge them?
[edit on 6/14/2007 by Blaine91555]