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Thread: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Way too much food (calories, etc) = weight issues.
    couple that with a sedentary lifestyle and well beluuugggaaa!
    Athletes tend to eat more than non athletes because they need the calories they burn in training. When atheletes stop training they often don't reduce their intake that much, that is why you see so many ex footballers pork up so much when they retire.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    If a 10-30% tax increase in these foods has a positive overall effect on the country, then damn it, that's good. Take it further until it places a sizeable dent in this obesity epidemic.
    You want to put a dent in obesity through taxation? Tax animal fat and vegetable oil. No more cheap-ass 90% lean (= 10% fat) hamburger. No more all-grease-n-salt chips. No more "low-sugar" products that use fats as a replacement with few if any changes in calories. And you can forget the #1 meal at McD's - a lot of fat from the burger and the fries. People don't get fat sucking down a 6-pack of Coke a day, they do it eating Quarter-pounder's, french fries, and potato chips.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    couple that with a sedentary lifestyle and well beluuugggaaa!
    Athletes tend to eat more than non athletes because they need the calories they burn in training. When atheletes stop training they often don't reduce their intake that much, that is why you see so many ex footballers pork up so much when they retire.
    No - I use to believe physical activity was key, I use to think I had to be rigorously active to have any success losing weight . . . I still push mow my whole law (1.5 acres) - it does far little for you than just eating the right amount of hte right foods.

    I'm still active as heck = not a factor at all.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    No more cheap-ass 90% lean (= 10% fat) hamburger.
    Do you even use ground beef then?

    Seriously, outside of hte occasional 93% lean ground beef the 90/10 stuff is usually the lowest fat content I find. Typically you're seeing 85/15, 80/20, etc.

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    No - I use to believe physical activity was key, I use to think I had to be rigorously active to have any success losing weight . . . I still push mow my whole law (1.5 acres) - it does far little for you than just eating the right amount of hte right foods.

    I'm still active as heck = not a factor at all.
    Your caloric intake has to be balanced with your output. When you statrt an exercise regime you should notice that you are hungrier and eat more. Some peopel don't realize that they are eating more but it happens. Take a couch potato, they can eat tons and grow large or eat like a mouse and remain small, but they will have little muscle and energy. basically they will be a smallish soft puffy person instead of a large blob.

    If energy going in is greater than energy going out you gain weight
    If energy going in is smaller than energy going out you lose weight.
    If it is balanced you stay the same.

    Of course you body does some self regulating, ie it doesnt necessarily use all the energy coming in, (hate to be crude but think big dumps) or may extract more depending on many facotrs such as metabolism, season(yes it has an effect), genetics, activity of the individual etc...
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?
    No it won't, it will just make the price of food go unnecessarily go up.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Salt and sugar are pretty much staples. There's also nothing inherently bad about them just overuse.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    They are finding that sugar is worse that was thought. It's on the news right now. Just a note, not an advocacy for tax yet.
    Lots of sugar was never any good...we dont need a study to tell you that...we knew it rotted teeth along time ago and aided in developing Diabetes...of course "TOO MUCH" sugar is no good....but...too much beef is no good and the suddenly found it was worse for you than they thought some years ago...and salt is no good...they used to give out salt tablets at factories like candy...they actually had rules YOU HAD TO TAKE THEM.

    Things change...they are always learning...what was good is now very bad thats always been....cant start ripping people off on every whim

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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Do you even use ground beef then?

    Seriously, outside of hte occasional 93% lean ground beef the 90/10 stuff is usually the lowest fat content I find. Typically you're seeing 85/15, 80/20, etc.
    I went to grass-fed beef sources when it's available from the butcher and I buy ground turkey from the store.
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    Re: Seasoning Tax: Will marking up sugar and salt make us healthier?

    As a devoted slippery-slope theorist, this is exactly why I hate sin taxes. "If one worked*, maybe we can do another. (...and another, and another, and another)".

    I also don't believe it is intellectually correct to slap extra taxes on things that are otherwise legal.

    *- "Worked" used loosely, of course.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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