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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-18-08 07:55 AM
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20. I don't know what the European secret is, but
when I studied in Austria (and ate the typical Austrian diet of meat, starch, pastries, cheese, beer...etc) I actually LOST about 15 pounds over the course of a semester. Of course we walked more than usual, but I think it had a lot to do with the lack of preservatives and additives in the food. Everytime I have been to Europe and have eaten the local food - which is usually heavier than what I eat here - I always manage to drop a few pounds.
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  - BMI or Body Mass Index is the biggest fraud in health today.  flvegan   Jul-18-08 12:37 AM   #2 
  - Read this part of the article  New Dawn   Jul-18-08 12:45 AM   #3 
  - I read it.  flvegan   Jul-18-08 12:49 AM   #4 
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     - Oh, really?  flvegan   Jul-18-08 01:00 AM   #8 
        - Provide a source for "immersion testing"  New Dawn   Jul-18-08 01:08 AM   #12 
           - Provide a source?  flvegan   Jul-18-08 01:12 AM   #13 
              - Simple observation of people on the street in various places  depakid   Jul-18-08 04:28 AM   #18 
     - What methods are available that you consider satisfactory for accurate measurements?  NickB79   Jul-18-08 12:59 AM   #7 
        - Immersion.  flvegan   Jul-18-08 01:01 AM   #9 
        - How long does it take to measure it?  Nihil   Jul-18-08 09:28 AM   #22 
        - Watch a typical live street scene on TV  TrogL   Jul-18-08 09:34 AM   #23 
  - Agreed  Infomaniac   Jul-18-08 01:04 AM   #11 
  - Wait! You have a nutritionist????!!!  flvegan   Jul-18-08 01:20 AM   #14 
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  - As a single index BMI does have problems  panzerfaust   Jul-21-08 06:18 AM   #61 
  - Let the People Dance!  AndyTiedye   Jul-18-08 12:53 AM   #5 
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  - I don't know what the European secret is, but  smirkymonkey   Jul-18-08 07:55 AM   #20 
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  - Walking.  krabigirl   Jul-18-08 10:30 AM   #29 
  - hfcs?  shanti   Jul-18-08 02:46 PM   #37 
  - Carbohydrates  WilyWondr   Jul-19-08 10:27 AM   #50 
  - smoking  AngryAmish   Jul-22-08 08:01 AM   #69 
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  - Bingo  RedLetterRev   Jul-18-08 08:28 AM   #21 
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     - and those same people will tell you  Skittles   Jul-19-08 09:37 PM   #56 
  - Don't need a study....  WriteDown   Jul-18-08 09:59 AM   #25 
  - One thing to add....  WriteDown   Jul-18-08 10:15 AM   #28 
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  - carbs and sugar  Locrian   Jul-18-08 10:51 AM   #30 
  - I'm obese  underpants   Jul-18-08 01:23 PM   #31 
  - Fluoride in the Drinking Water,  Megahurtz   Jul-18-08 02:34 PM   #34 
  - I thought fluoride was used....  WriteDown   Jul-18-08 02:43 PM   #36 
  - That's true.  Megahurtz   Jul-18-08 03:35 PM   #39 
     - Fluoride does slow the thyroid, in large amounts.  quantessd   Jul-19-08 07:06 PM   #52 
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  - Artifical Sweeteners, MSG, GMO, Hydrog Oils, Barium Oxides...  OKthatsIT   Jul-18-08 02:59 PM   #38 
  - I thought about  Megahurtz   Jul-18-08 03:40 PM   #40 
  - Normal diet industry blah-blah-blah...  haele   Jul-18-08 03:59 PM   #41 
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  - It has to be at least 1/3.  Toucano   Jul-21-08 12:17 PM   #65 
  - And I actually had to gain weight for my frame  sakabatou   Jul-19-08 08:37 PM   #55 
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  - I've lost three pounds in the last 10 days  slackmaster   Jul-20-08 09:05 AM   #59 
  - This is a problem  ismnotwasm   Jul-21-08 12:49 PM   #66 
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  - Hunger  JNelson6563   Jul-21-08 07:00 PM   #68 
 

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