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Response to graham4anything (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 02:04 PM

41. Your post is emblematic of a problem

Not of obesity, but of the vast overstatements of those "fighting" against it.

For example, that triple whopper? 1000 calories. Not 7000.

Mt. Dew is one of the highest calorie national sodas. It's 110 calories per serving, which is 8 fl oz. To reach 1560 calories, you have to drink two two-liter bottles. A Super Big Gulp of Mt. Dew is about 600 calories.

So you get folks like Bloomberg lining up to "fight" obesity based on these wildly-inflated calorie counts. And so we get dumb ideas like the large soda ban and massive emphasis on losing weight via diet. Because that's the logical conclusion from 7000 calorie sandwiches. The problem is those sandwiches don't exist.

The problem is diet isn't the problem to be fixed. It's inactivity. There's tons of "skinny-fat" people. Meaning they're normal weight, but they got there entirely through diet. And they're experiencing the same health issues fat people do.

To fight obesity we first need to fight inactivity, because it's the inactivity causing illness. Then balance diet around that level of activity, be it 2000 calories per day or 5000. That actually fixes the health issues, and is far more sustainable than a starvation diet.

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