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Why Are We So Fat?

I think it’s mostly corn syrup, maybe 60%. Then inectivity from TV/computers.

I read, but can not verify, that we started with the corn syrup when we embargoed Cuban sugar. Now, because Iowa is a big corn state and important politically, we’ll never quit it . It’s in gas, too.

Maybe They should experiment by putting half the country back on real sugar, and see if they lose weight relative to the corn syrup folks.

by Anonymousreply 2509/16/2020

what do you mean 'we,' white man?

by Anonymousreply 109/14/2020

Vance-sized portions 24/7.

by Anonymousreply 209/14/2020

I think soft drinks, excessive use of cars instead of walking, and, in the South, the weather which makes outdoor physical activities near impossible for much of the year. There's a reason the fat Southerner stereotype existed decades ago.

by Anonymousreply 309/14/2020

U.S. food policy. We only got so fat once the USDA got dominated by agribusiness.

by Anonymousreply 409/14/2020

Genius meet Genius

by Anonymousreply 509/14/2020

Too much sugar and fat.

Portions that would feed a family of four in most of the world.

Too little exercise.

by Anonymousreply 609/14/2020

When Americans come to Switzerland for a job they lose 15 pounds the first year without trying.

by Anonymousreply 709/14/2020

Biggest culprit by far portion size, then sedentary lifestyle. It also coincides with when we stopped smoking as a society, but we can’t go back to that.

by Anonymousreply 809/15/2020

The USA pumps hormones and antibiotics into animals for slaughter plus most foods are GMO. Europe does none of these things.

by Anonymousreply 909/15/2020

Genetics, obviously.

by Anonymousreply 1009/15/2020

You are what you eat. And American fattards mostly don't drink lotsa water. But when they drink water, it almost always comes out of tap without filtering.

by Anonymousreply 1109/15/2020

Here's your answer OP.

The 3-part BBC documentary series; "The Men Who Made Us Fat" presented by Jacques Peretti. The 3 hour series was made about both the British and US populations.

It contains a plethora of eye opening information and is definitely worth a watch.

You can watch it for free on Daily Motion. Part 1 at the link:

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by Anonymousreply 1209/15/2020

"The Men Who Made Us Fat" Part 2:

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by Anonymousreply 1309/15/2020

"The Men Who Made Us Fat" Part 3:


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by Anonymousreply 1409/15/2020

OP is fat!

Mosquitoes see him and scream, "Buffet!"

He drinks "Pepsi Heavy!"

He's the only one who'll stand in front of a microwave oven and yell, "Hurry!"

by Anonymousreply 1509/15/2020

In addition to the portion size, I'm pretty sure all the hidden sugar and crap in our processed food has something to do with it.

But what do I know? I managed to move overseas and STILL gain weight.

by Anonymousreply 1609/15/2020

OP is a Fat Whore and he's not rejoicing.

by Anonymousreply 1709/15/2020

It's the pandemic, silly.

by Anonymousreply 1809/15/2020

The US is the most capitalistic society in the world. Everything comes down to money. Health problems occur often with ongoing obesity. Every program watched on television has more than one commercial break showcasing FOOD, fast or otherwise. There is a great deal of money to be made via disease in this country. The entire system - and not just having to do with obesity - is rigged, one aspect feeding into the next. This is a money nation.

by Anonymousreply 1909/15/2020

I also miss the Vivian Vance option.

by Anonymousreply 2009/15/2020

Eating too much and not moving enough. Portion sizes suitable for a labourer when they are sitting in front of a screen all day

Not from the US but there's plenty of fat fucks here too

I eat plenty of stuff with corn sugars in it but I exercise a hour or two every day. Thats what makes the difference., that and not eating for four as R6 says

by Anonymousreply 2109/15/2020

Glandular issues

by Anonymousreply 2209/15/2020

US food contains a lot of artificial additives banned in Europe and even in the 2nd and 3rd Worlds. Wonder why?

In many cities those who walk everywhere rather than drive are looked down upon as poor. Outside of those areas where there's an emphasis on the highly visual entertainment industry regular exercise isn't the norm. Many brag about going to the gym for just one hour, 3 times a week.

People prefer going to bars rather than to the tennis court. Or they consider golf to be strenuous exercise. Swimming pools are for soaking rather than any form of actual exercise.

by Anonymousreply 2309/15/2020


[quote]In many cities those who walk everywhere rather than drive are looked down upon as poor

That would explain why a lot of people looked at me funny like I was some sort of albino Mexican when I decided to walk from my hotel into town when I went to the US a few years ago, it was only a few km, no big deal

by Anonymousreply 2409/16/2020

Disassociation from nature, animals, the Earth and each other - i.e. from the source of our food.

Economic inequality and insecurity - needing to run ever faster on the treadmill to keep from sliding back. Working longer and longer hours, needing to drive everywhere, stress, lack of time for exercise, preparing and even for eating healthy meals. Over-reliance on over-processed crap. Sedentary escapist pursuits. Hormones in almost all animal-based food products. Depression, anxiety and alienation. Etc.

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