View Poll Results: What do you think we should do about the Obesity Epidemic?

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  • We do nothing. People have the right to live unhealthily.

    48 66.67%
  • Use sin taxes.

    4 5.56%
  • Use regulations.

    1 1.39%
  • Combinations of methods to fight the Obesity Epidemic.

    17 23.61%
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Thread: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    LEAVE ME AND MY FAT ASS ALONE!! Ok. I'm not fat. I am amazed at the number of people who are. I wonder how they wipe their butts, seriously! You know they can't reach! Leave them alone! Why is everyone so freaking happy to give away choices in how they live their lives. It comes down to taking care of your own, however you see fit. If you're fat and don't like it, there are drugs, medical procedures, and behavior modification. If you're fat and like it, more power to you. Everyone, especially government, needs to clean their own house before trying to clean mine.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenn View Post
    LEAVE ME AND MY FAT ASS ALONE!! Ok. I'm not fat. I am amazed at the number of people who are. I wonder how they wipe their butts, seriously! You know they can't reach! Leave them alone! Why is everyone so freaking happy to give away choices in how they live their lives. It comes down to taking care of your own, however you see fit. If you're fat and don't like it, there are drugs, medical procedures, and behavior modification. If you're fat and like it, more power to you. Everyone, especially government, needs to clean their own house before trying to clean mine.
    Obviously what we're all doing now isn't working.

    Everyone has ignored a very important question I imposed earlier. That speaks for itself.

    What would your thoughts be if you woke one day and 80-90% of all American adults were obese?

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    I would enjoy a Big Mac in their honor and then go running! Seriously, we could 'what if' all night if we wanted. All I am saying is worry about yourself and your family. Make sure they are the healthiest and happiest they can be.

    "Obviously what we're all doing now isn't working." In my opinion, life is a series of 'butterfly effects'. What effect has, say, welfare had on obesity? The idea that I can have babies and have them paid for is tempting (not), but would do nothing to help my self-esteem and I would probably eat and not exercise, too. What else would I have to do all day?

    People need to be responsible for themselves, even if they make 'bad' choices. If they are told what is allowed or not allowed, they probably aren't going to listen! I know I don't!
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenn View Post
    I would enjoy a Big Mac in their honor and then go running! Seriously, we could 'what if' all night if we wanted. All I am saying is worry about yourself and your family. Make sure they are the healthiest and happiest they can be.

    "Obviously what we're all doing now isn't working." In my opinion, life is a series of 'butterfly effects'. What effect has, say, welfare had on obesity? The idea that I can have babies and have them paid for is tempting (not), but would do nothing to help my self-esteem and I would probably eat and not exercise, too. What else would I have to do all day?
    It's not just about the individual in this situation. To recapitulate a nation is comprised of all of its citizens. When the numbers rise and 2/3 of every adult is obese and 1/4 of every child is obese, there must be some sort of response. You cannot just cup your hands over your ears and do nothing while our economy worsens and our mortality rates rise because of this brainwashing. America's been dumbed down, fattened up, and killed slowly with all of this manipulation of our food. 200 years ago we had plump fish caught in cold, pure springs. We ate little cheese, we drank natural milk that retained helpful bacteria, we cooked meat that was naturally fed, and pulled plump vegetables out of the ground. Now, whenever we eat meat like beef we run the risk of ingesting hormones that in turn react within our bodies. We eat chemicals from food colorings and preservatives that slowly take their toll on our bodies. The majority has become nothing more than a fat and hungry slave to the addictions placed upon us at the very beginning of food manipulation. It began with the refining of flour, and now we've seen a plethora of deathly chemicals pumped into our foods, set like bait for our children through any medium like television to grab our attention and get us hooked.

    Welfare needs to be curtailed. You don't help the problem by giving money that is then used for deathly foods like Twinkies. No. In my mind all free food concepts like welfare and food stamps should only be used towards the healthful and natural necessities, like wheat, bran, fresh meat, cauliflower, etc. The money shouldn't be used towards pre-made foods or any other unhealthy food out there, whether it be salt, sugar, fat, or other deathly chemicals the majority are ignorant about. We need a revolution in our country. Not the kind of revolution you may think, but one focused on the eating of actually healthy and good foods, where horrific foods are regulated/taxed/curtailed. Even now I see a fat buffoon in front of me at the computer, doughnut in hand, sounding as though his heart will give out at any second based on his breathing.

    Something needs to happen or something's going to give out.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    First, I hope a comma inserted after "recapitulate" was implied. I agree completely about the horrors of genetically modified foods. For instance, can you even imagine the size of chickens Walmart uses? Have you seen the size of their chicken breasts?

    I have no idea what you mean by "this brainwashing". Do you mean, government telling us genetically altered food is good for us? If so, I do not put any merit in what government says is good or bad for me. I believe in my own life experiences, and in what my grandparents told/taught me when I was growing up.

    I do not understand why this is an issue for government - on the federal level. When the people have control over their environment (states rights), then this issue can be better discussed and better dealt with. I think people have become so fat because government got involved in the first place, going back to before the dust bowl. Government went around and left leaflets for farmers telling them it was ok to grow one crop season after season. It has snowballed since, and there is no government law, rule, regulation, that will MAKE people give a damn. You don't fix a crack with a bigger crack farther down the dike.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    people should learn how to live eating less.......
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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenn View Post
    (1) I agree completely about the horrors of genetically modified foods. For instance, can you even imagine the size of chickens Walmart uses? Have you seen the size of their chicken breasts?

    (2) I have no idea what you mean by "this brainwashing". Do you mean, government telling us genetically altered food is good for us? If so, I do not put any merit in what government says is good or bad for me. I believe in my own life experiences, and in what my grandparents told/taught me when I was growing up.

    (3) I do not understand why this is an issue for government - on the federal level. When the people have control over their environment (states rights), then this issue can be better discussed and better dealt with. I think people have become so fat because government got involved in the first place, going back to before the dust bowl. Government went around and left leaflets for farmers telling them it was ok to grow one crop season after season. It has snowballed since, and there is no government law, rule, regulation, that will MAKE people give a damn. You don't fix a crack with a bigger crack farther down the dike.
    (1) There may be more meat in those chickens, but you're also ingesting hormones, among other latent chemicals and enhancers.

    (2) As mentioned earlier, food corporations "brainwash" impressionable and innocent children through advertisements specifically designed to hook them while they're watching cartoons. It's not just little children that are taken advantage of, but preteens, teens, and adults as well. These corporations try to find the most effective methods in raking in customers, their be damned; it's all about the money. If you can addict your client base, well, that's one of the best things you can do to accrue money. It works for cocaine and other illegal drug suppliers, and the same concept holds true here. I don't know what your grandparents taught you, but clearly there are far more people in America who don't seem to know what you were taught. Iirc there have been certain groups like the CDC that discussed the dangers of sugar, but were essentially ignored by other parts of government; I'd have to get my notes. Simply put some parts of government have tried to educate the public, but they public is becoming so fat and incompetent that the majority, 2/3, have developed thick layers of fat cells around their ear canals.

    (3) Well, if over $50 trillion dollars went towards the subsization of corn farming, to get high fructose corn syrup which has now been proven to make people dumber, I'd say we have a problem on that issue alone. Those people who squeal for individual rights don't give a damn about the obesity epidemic. They want the right to shove countless slices of pizza down their gullets. They don't care about how this puts a massive burden on healthcare, medical costs, insurance, etc. They don't care about the mortality rate. Hell, they simply don't care, because all that matters is that they have the right to feed. No, I want to fix that. What are you going to do when 90% of all adults are obese? Repeatedly that question has been ignored by others, and now you as well.

    No, tax them. Tax the deathly foods like fried chicken. We tax alcohol and tobacco, so we can also tax the select already made foods like fried chicken and doughnuts. Did you know that this bad food dumbs people down? Why do you think it's such a struggle to enlighten people and solve this obesity problem when 2/3 of the entire nation are obese? If we use sin taxes, regulate the bad foods, get those damned foods out of systems like wealthfare, create a BMI, and maybe reward/benefit those that give a damn about their health, our nation would be so much better off. Why do you think European nations seem so much healthier and fit than Americans? It's because their governments said enough was ******* enough and have taken steps to solve the problem.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Obviously what we're all doing now isn't working.

    Everyone has ignored a very important question I imposed earlier. That speaks for itself.

    What would your thoughts be if you woke one day and 80-90% of all American adults were obese?
    As a human being my first thoughts would be "WTF!!!"
    As a resturant owner I'll expect to have a VERY busy and prosperous day.
    Seems there's going to be a an hour or two wait for tables that night.
    I'm sure the waitstaff will be looking foreward for better tips for a few years,before the inevitable famine hits.
    I've been a "doomsday prepper" for years,so my family and I are well prepared for it.

    I agree that obesity is a huge problem,but I don't quite know or understand what should or can be done about it.

    None of my waitstaff forces Mr. and Mrs Fatbutt and their Fatbutt kids over at table #10 to order another slice of Peach Bread Pudding or Chocolate Beyond Reason.
    And It's not like I'm not offering healthy dishes.I always include 2 vegetarian/vegan dishes on the daily chef's specials.I can't force people to order the Eggplant Napolean.
    Feeding people is how I make a living to be able to feed my own family.So I can give ny daughters a good educartion.
    I tried smaller potions a few years back (I was shocked at the level of food being tossed away by my customers) but they were the ones who raised the biggest stink about it.


    If I raise my prices on my dishes (especially desserts) because of a tax on sugar or corn syrup used to combat obesity(which comprise 23% of my profit),I lose customers,which means I have to cut labor to stay in operation.And you'd be suprised on just how much stuff contains corn syrup.And I buy most of my produce and ingredients from local sources.Food costs are high enough as it is,especially with fuel prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    people should be learned how to live eating less.......
    Exactly. In the very distant past people would eat when actually hungry. They would sit down and share a meal with their loved ones. Nowadays people eat because they're depressed. or they want excitement, or for any other conceivable reason not related to actual, natural hunger. You've been taught to love the stimulation of a crinkly wrapper containing crunchy and salty chips. You've been conditioned to crave those unhealthy sensations again and again and again.

    Tomorrow there's this one excerpt I want to share about food. It revolves arounf the Allied forces and the Danish people, and how they had to conserve grain and return temporarily to a more traditional, healthy way of eating. In a nutshell their mortality rates dropped significantly. I would love to see that happen again.

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    Re: The Need for Regulation: Fighting the Obesity Epidemic

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Exactly. In the very distant past people would eat when actually hungry. They would sit down and share a meal with their loved ones. Nowadays people eat because they're depressed. or they want excitement, or for any other conceivable reason not related to actual, natural hunger. You've been taught to love the stimulation of a crinkly wrapper containing crunchy and salty chips. You've been conditioned to crave those unhealthy sensations again and again and again.

    Tomorrow there's this one excerpt I want to share about food. It revolves arounf the Allied forces and the Danish people, and how they had to conserve grain and return temporarily to a more traditional, healthy way of eating. In a nutshell their mortality rates dropped significantly. I would love to see that happen again.
    if ı speak for myself ,İ gave up eating chips ,hamburgers ,fast food and now just have lots of herbs green ,vegetables fish
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