I'm sorry, I got sick of reading through the thread, as it is obese with ignorance.
If obesity in America today is predominantly about bad choices, then someone please explain to me how so many people suddenly
decided to start
making these bad choices in one generation. Did everyone really suddenly decide on their own to start making bad choices, or are there really larger
social factors at work here? Social factors that do indeed fall upon all of society to take responsibility for, not just the afflicted.
Who's fault is this?
Sure, blame the parents. The parents love killing their own children slowly.
But at least you only have to blame the parents for eighteen years, and then you can turn your blame on these poor kids who never had a chance to
The simple fact of the matter is, the primary cause of obesity is the low nutritional levels in our foods. This is done intentionally, for profit. The
people who are in control reap enormous profits by selling us "food" with little or no nutritional value to start with. And then turn a tidy profit
when people get sick because of it. But of course, they don't really offer a cure, and the victims wind up dieng young and penniless. It's a vampire
scheme. Fatten them up for the slaughter. And we have morons on this thread defending the #ing vampires!
Here is how it works, directly. You are hungry, you have no time to cook on your way to your second job. You stop and get some fast food "value"
meal that has the normal maximum daily intake of fat and calories. You eat it. An hour later, you are hungry again. Why? Because of the hormones in
the food, that chemically induce hunger. But there's more.
The meal you just ate, had very little real nutritional value. So while your stomach is full, your body is still sending signals to the brain calling
for nutrients, and thereby triggering hunger. But of course, you can't eat anything else until tomorrow, because you've already met your fat and
calorie intake for the day. What do you do? Either you eat another low-nutrient meal. Perhaps even five or six a day just to try to get the nutrients
you need, or you literally begin to starve. Not from lack of food, but from lack of nutrition.
Twenty percent of people with diabetes are not overweight. So that means that obesity does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is caused by poor nutrition.
Obesity is a symptom of the body trying to fight off the effects of poor nutrition.
And don't think that if you stay away from fast food that you are safe. Even food you think is healthy can lead you down this viscious cycle of
overeating calories in an attempt to gain essential nutrients. All of the produce in your supermarket is irradiated, and therefore nearly stripped
entirely of whatever nutrients happen to be left after being grown under conditions that make the food virtually useless. Except for profits of
course. You think that's a tomato you're eating? Yeah right. Not any more. Resembles a tomato, but has the flavor and nutrition of a red notebook.
Or take the humble potato. The salvation of the Irish. An approxiamate 80% loss in nutrition across the board in the last few decades.
So to all you morons who blame the individuals for obesity, all I can do is laugh and stuff my face with this cheeseburger knowing that you're next
on the meat hook.
[edit on 5/17/0808 by jackinthebox]