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The Diet Conspiracy

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posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 10:11 AM
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Are you also one of the millions and millions of people watching their weight? Do you tend to buy diet products? Then you're not alone. This is a huge conspiracy by companies to make more money off of you!

Have you ever noticed how diet products are never cheaper than the real products? Many times they're even more expensive! That's part of the conspiracy. You're actually paying more to get less.

Low fat, low carb should be Low Cost!

How have the companies managed to make you accept this craziness? Well, they have made you all think that you should be thin like kids! This is not natural, and your stomach knows it. That's why you are usually more hungry even though you just ate.

For those of you who still buy the real food and maybe gain some pounds; you ever wondered about all the gym products? This is how they get to you guys. You might think you're not being fooled by the expensive diet stuff, but you still buy into that exercise hysteria so you can be thin.

It's getting out of hand. Some airlines even charge more if you're big to make you start eating the expensive diet stuff.

We have to stand up and say NO!! We're Big and proud of it!!

[edit on 6-7-2004 by Homer J Simpson]

[edit on 6-7-2004 by Homer J Simpson]




posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 10:32 AM
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oh this one takes the cake..for real. ok lets see. first of all, there isnt "less" ingrediants, just different ones. sugar, replaced by artifical sweeteners. when carbs are removed, they are not physicaly removed. they dont have a big barrel full of carbs that they, now dont have to add to the food. the carbs are found in the basic ingredients, thus replacing them. hence, the price remains the same..duh!

#2: kids cant be fat to, ya know!

#3: last time i heard, diet and EXERCISE will help you loose weight. people with more money than you can afford better home work out machines. if they cost to much for ya, go to a garage sale, and im sure you can find one for cheap there.

#4: airlines charge you more if you require more than one seat. not unreasonable if you ever had the chance to sit next to a 350lb person. not if you want "diet" food. whatever that may be.

ok well im done wasting my time on this



posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 10:39 AM
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i think the smurf got it all right



if you really care about your diet, eat bio and organic from safe sources...local farmers that you know personnally.

Or grow your own meals in your garden.



posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 12:16 PM
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Whoohoooo!! Look at that smurf running!! Hi hi hi hi! It's probably that giant cat chasing him again. I bet you that cat's not on a diet
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posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 03:32 PM
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There is no diet conspiracy, only diet stupidity.

The only way to lose weight is to eat less. No matter how you get around it, its the truth. Excercising builds muscle, but it will get you nowhere if you still eat for 3 people. Be big, be proud, but dont start crying when your arteries clog. I think Atkins is a sham, like most other diets, because they miss the point: STOP EATING!



posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 03:54 PM
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Scat is right.
But, there's way more to it. Many people are allergic to wheat and dairy products, at least to an extent. Both of these products can cause bloat and gastric distress. As many as one in 150 suffer from celiac disease.
So, even eating less, you may not lose weight. Aspartame, found in diet products, can cause a person to retain water.

I went on low carb last year. After losing enough weight to make a difference, I now eat much more sensibly. I do not eat most sugars, white rice, white potatoes, white psta. I eat low carb bread and low carb pasta or whole wheat pasta occasionally.
Lots of fruit and vegggies. Meat, fish, chicken and eggs. Even, occasional sugar-free ice cream. Butter and olive oil.

There's no diet conspiracy. Just a LOT of overweight people who think they have the right to eat themselves into an early grave. They also end up with higher than average medical bills some of which are passed on to the consumer.
And, the government really doesn't want folks living a long, healthy life, either.

There's no diet conspiracy. Just big food business created a supply or more foods than we need. Sure, they are going to get on the low fat, and now low carb, bandwagon. It's okay they charge what they do---no one is putting a gun to anyone's head to buy that crap.
I'd venture to say, few people successfully lose and maintain that weight by eating a lot of highly processed foods. Regular, low fat, low carb, whatever: whole foods are best.
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My theory is, if you take up two seat, you should pay for two seats. The person next to next to you should have the right to not have to share his sit with someone that overweight.

[edit on 6-7-2004 by DontTreadOnMe]



posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 09:22 PM
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ats point goes up
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posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 09:23 PM
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ats point goes up
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posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 09:24 PM
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Moderator's note
... if you do this kind of "whee! Points go UP!" posting, we take away your points and whap you with a warning.

Word to the wise, here...


[edit on 15-7-2004 by Byrd]



posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 09:38 PM
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Well said DontTreadOnMe.

All true. I have lost almost fifty (that's 5 zero) pounds over the last four years. The journey has lead me to the same conclusions. Processed food is not FOOD. It's crap to fill an emotional need or an addiction (esp. sugar and caffeine).

As for the exercise equipment being a big conspiracy. It's not either. They are addressing a market for people who think that exercise is something you have to work at and suffer for.

Biking, running, walking, skiing, and some dumbbell and pilates exercises are not hard work. I really do enjoy them now, thanks to my new body.

It's called "living".



posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 09:47 PM
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Originally posted by Gools
It's called "living".


Your quotation marks hit the spot. I'm talking about Living! No qoutation marks!

btw. point goes up



posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 09:08 AM
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homer, at the risk of giving you more points, may I suggest you add something to your replies that adds to the thread??

the phrase is "deny ignorance"
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Gools, congrats on you weight loss and new lease on life! I have yet to make exercise my good friend, but still do have lots more energy than ever before.



posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 02:43 AM
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At one time, I thought the exercise equipment business was just a big rip off, but, when you live in a climate (like I do) where it is virtually impossible to run or walk during the summer, I have found that my Nordic trak is very helpful.
I had a fast metabolism and was super skinny until I hit 48. Then, all that changed. I tried not to get caught up in all the fad diets and realized that I would have to cut down on the sugars (needed to do that anyway) and exercise. I can't speak for anyone but myself, but cutting calories + exercise is the simple, overlooked solution to dieting.
Even so, I HATE having to watch my calories.

joey



posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 04:51 PM
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I can't believe all you people not understanding this die(t)/workout thing is a scam. Shame on you!

Last time I talked to a doctor, he told me my heart was growing. He also told me this was happening because of my eating and drinking habits. I always had a big heart and now it's getting even bigger!! See!? I'm not on a diet, I've got a big heart and I feel great!!


I say; Why watch calories when there's so much good on TV!?

I tell you I've never seen a calorie worth watching.

Homer out.



posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 05:36 PM
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Oh, and I almost forgot one important thing. It may be that some people here on ats are in on it too.... You know the points system...? *Hint* WeightWatchers *Hint*.

Anyway, when I reach a thousand, I'm gonna buy that anti-censor-thingie and curse my butt off
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posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by Homer J Simpson
Moderator's note
... if you do this kind of "whee! Points go UP!" posting, we take away your points and whap you with a warning.

Word to the wise, here...


[edit on 15-7-2004 by Byrd]


Please, mr Bird. Don't hate me because I'm beautiful
. I was just getting so excited about the points system all of a sudden. I guess this is what happens to WeightWatchers-people.

Anymays. I would also like to warn you people out there about how even good old MacDonalds and BurgerKing are in on this too. The diet thing, I mean. Don't fall for it, I beg you.

I recently had a conversation with an employee at MacDonalds. He said they were actually making more money off of the diet-suckers. Yes, thats what he called them "diet-suckers". He also laughed at how people often ate even more when they were eating the diet stuff..
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posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by Homer J Simpson

It's getting out of hand. Some airlines even charge more if you're big to make you start eating the expensive diet stuff.

We have to stand up and say NO!! We're Big and proud of it!!


[edit on 6-7-2004 by Homer J Simpson]


urmm.. i don't think the airlines charge you more because they want you to eat expensive foods. i think they charge bigger people because they weigh more and thus cost them more in terms of fuel and seating availability.

-koji K.



posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by Homer J Simpson

Originally posted by Homer J Simpson
Moderator's note
... if you do this kind of "whee! Points go UP!" posting, we take away your points and whap you with a warning.

Word to the wise, here...


[edit on 15-7-2004 by Byrd]


Please, mr Bird. Don't hate me because I'm beautiful
. I was just getting so excited about the points system all of a sudden. I guess this is what happens to WeightWatchers-people.

Anymays. I would also like to warn you people out there about how even good old MacDonalds and BurgerKing are in on this too. The diet thing, I mean. Don't fall for it, I beg you.

I recently had a conversation with an employee at MacDonalds. He said they were actually making more money off of the diet-suckers. Yes, thats what he called them "diet-suckers". He also laughed at how people often ate even more when they were eating the diet stuff..
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i cant blame him either. if you're eating diet foods at mcdonalds, you deserve to be laughed at. buy some vegetables at the supermarket and make a salad if you want to diet, its cheaper and healthier than the so-called 'diet' foods they sell at fast food joints.

-koji K.



posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by Homer J Simpson
Last time I talked to a doctor, he told me my heart was growing. I always had a big heart and now it's getting even bigger!! I'm not on a diet, I've got a big heart and I feel great!


A bigger heart means more love to give!


Diets are fine if you have a health problem, but I know people that have never been in trouble of becoming overweight and worry themselves to death about sticking to fad diets.

Excersize is a much better solution then diets.



posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 10:19 PM
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Originally posted by Jonna
A bigger heart means more love to give!


Diets are fine if you have a health problem, but I know people that have never been in trouble of becoming overweight and worry themselves to death about sticking to fad diets.

Excersize is a much better solution then diets.


It's good to hear there are some people here on ats who seemes to have put some thought into this
. And exersize could be ok, though it really depends. First off, don't exersize because of somebody else. This is actually really simple. Everytime you're about to perform some kind of strenuous activity, ask yourself this: would I do this if I was alone on this planet, with nobody to comment on the way I look? If the answer is no, don't do it.

To be honest you're not going to live all that long; 70-80 years pass quickly. Don't spend the time on counting calories and unwanted exersize. Who are you doing this for anyway?

It's how you really feel that you should make count - not calories.



[edit on 15-7-2004 by Homer J Simpson]



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