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90. All you can eat buffet's is the cause of obesity!
If you don't believe me go to one this evening. The majority of their customers are obese to morbidly obese. I went to the "Country kitchen" buffet once. I left the place having to loosen my belt and VERY uncomfortable. I saw people eating even more than I did! I will never go back.
Those places are ALWAYS packed. It can not be because of the quality of the food as I found it to be nothing special just standard meat & potato cooking. It has to be the quantity.
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  -Does anyone beside my mother and me believe that MassDemm  Sep-02-07 05:59 PM   #0 
  - I think it's a sizeable factor (pardon the pun)  Mojambo   Sep-02-07 06:07 PM   #1 
  - I believe this is a contributing factor  Little Star   Sep-04-07 05:10 PM   #102 
  - I think whatever the answer is...  varkam   Sep-02-07 06:09 PM   #2 
  - Perhaps it's all that cement cattle are allowed to be fed before going to market? I kid you not! n/t  bananarepublican   Sep-03-07 06:29 AM   #64 
  - Just throwing a quick take on this out there  The Straight Story   Sep-02-07 06:09 PM   #3 
  - While people may have differing metabolic rates  depakid   Sep-02-07 06:10 PM   #4 
  - but  Skittles   Sep-02-07 06:49 PM   #31 
  - At my gym they told me it is 80% diet and 20% exercise  treestar   Sep-02-07 09:27 PM   #43 
  - Your gym wouldn't have an interest  canetoad   Sep-03-07 06:57 AM   #67 
  - Weight Does Not = Fat. Muscle Weighs More Than Fat  we can do it   Sep-03-07 07:38 AM   #73 
  - A pound of fat will take up about 18% more space than a pound of muscle.  TalkingDog   Sep-03-07 08:16 AM   #80 
  - That's What I Meant, I Didn't Say That A Pound of Fat Weighed More Than A Pound of Mucle  we can do it   Sep-03-07 08:40 AM   #87 
     - Good thought!  treestar   Sep-03-07 10:08 AM   #94 
  - I figure it still has cardiovascular results  treestar   Sep-03-07 10:07 AM   #93 
  - I agree with that..... 80% diet.........  Jack from Charlotte   Sep-04-07 05:24 PM   #104 
  - Exactly.  Katherine Brengle   Sep-02-07 09:33 PM   #46 
  - Precisely.  AnotherGreenWorld   Sep-03-07 04:18 AM   #60 
  - No, it's not.  LWolf   Sep-03-07 08:36 AM   #85 
     - AFAIK, there really isn't any other way  YankmeCrankme   Sep-03-07 11:40 AM   #97 
        - The bottom line is that  LWolf   Sep-03-07 11:51 AM   #98 
  - not exactly  Kali   Sep-02-07 06:10 PM   #5 
  - i guess it's possible but not in my case.  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-02-07 06:10 PM   #6 
  - Good for you!  TomInTib   Sep-02-07 06:28 PM   #20 
     - back at you! I'm actually running my first 10k in November, i did a 6k last year  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-02-07 06:35 PM   #25 
  - I have recently been thinking that it's one of the reason that  Cleita   Sep-02-07 06:11 PM   #7 
  - 60 years ago you weren't sitting around watching tv and playing video games  Kali   Sep-02-07 06:17 PM   #14 
  - This is why a scientific study is needed.  Cleita   Sep-02-07 08:50 PM   #38 
  - it's not the hormones or the video games  Kali   Sep-02-07 10:56 PM   #54 
     - True.  AnotherGreenWorld   Sep-03-07 04:20 AM   #61 
  - Unfortunately it's not safe to let your kids go out unsupervised anymore  Hippo_Tron   Sep-03-07 02:39 AM   #58 
  - It really is no more dangerous now than in 1966.  Wcross   Sep-03-07 08:27 AM   #82 
  - No I wasn't out playing in the afternoon.  Perragrande   Sep-03-07 04:01 AM   #59 
  - I'm sure there are plenty of undiagnosed, or wrongly diagnosed  Kali   Sep-03-07 01:12 PM   #99 
  - Interesting Link Perragrande! n/t  Little Star   Sep-03-07 04:04 PM   #100 
  - Kids are driven *everywhere* today.  mwb970   Sep-03-07 07:21 AM   #71 
  - Also, you said it yourself: Mom cooked most of our meals  pink-o   Sep-03-07 07:10 AM   #68 
  - I think lots of people believe that.  BlooInBloo   Sep-02-07 06:11 PM   #8 
  - Actually, I think it's the amount of food we eat.  originalpckelly   Sep-02-07 06:12 PM   #9 
  - Calories in Vs. calories out for most people.  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-02-07 06:13 PM   #10 
  - For everybody...  BlooInBloo   Sep-02-07 06:15 PM   #11 
  - I think it is the amount people eat. Most now do not get anything like the exercise  mondo joe   Sep-02-07 06:48 PM   #29 
  - i know more people that do not exercise than do. I was one of them for a long time  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-02-07 06:51 PM   #32 
     - I know that last summer I ate less and exercised more and lost 30 lbs in 3 months,  mondo joe   Sep-02-07 06:52 PM   #33 
        - the one big benefit about losing weight that i didn't appreciate until i did was dealing  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-02-07 06:54 PM   #34 
           - Oh yeah. It never occured to me how much more comfortable I'd be, silly as it may sound.  mondo joe   Sep-02-07 06:57 PM   #35 
              - thanks, i'm actually looking forward to it, it's kind of a milestone.  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-02-07 06:57 PM   #36 
  - Indeed.  Katherine Brengle   Sep-02-07 09:36 PM   #47 
  - Yeah, it is.  AnotherGreenWorld   Sep-03-07 04:22 AM   #62 
  - It's the high processing  sandnsea   Sep-02-07 06:15 PM   #12 
  - Agree wholeheartedly!  KT2000   Sep-02-07 06:16 PM   #13 
  - "growth hormones" in part make a cow hungry and want to/do eat more.  uppityperson   Sep-02-07 06:17 PM   #15 
  - It might be making babies bigger  sandnsea   Sep-02-07 06:19 PM   #16 
  - It's not the three meals they ate  Uben   Sep-02-07 06:21 PM   #17 
  - hight fructose corn syrup is a major factor.. google; 'high fructose corn syrup obesity'  sam sarrha   Sep-02-07 06:25 PM   #18 
  - Yep. I stay as far away from that crap as possible.  TomInTib   Sep-02-07 06:30 PM   #22 
  - I agree with HFCS, along with  Alacrat   Sep-02-07 06:31 PM   #24 
  - there is also a relationship with Diabetes and HFCS  sam sarrha   Sep-02-07 08:53 PM   #41 
  - Agreed! High fructose corn syrup is the biggest culprit at the moment.  Stevepol   Sep-02-07 06:47 PM   #27 
  - HFCS is in freaking everything.  GreenEyedLefty   Sep-02-07 08:53 PM   #40 
     - I found it in my pickles, of all things.  deminks   Sep-02-07 09:55 PM   #51 
  - I can vouch that the overweight people in my office eat way too much food  tridim   Sep-02-07 06:26 PM   #19 
  - .  BlooInBloo   Sep-02-07 06:30 PM   #21 
  - No popcorn necessary, I'm just talking about my office.  tridim   Sep-02-07 06:42 PM   #26 
  - Honestly,  Katherine Brengle   Sep-02-07 09:38 PM   #48 
  - Animal Growth hormones ...  Everybody   Sep-02-07 06:30 PM   #23 
  - Huh?  Stevepol   Sep-02-07 06:48 PM   #28 
  - That's the 'scientific' version of a non-denial denial.  TahitiNut   Sep-02-07 09:49 PM   #50 
  - I avoid growth hormones, but I think it's a combination of factors  gollygee   Sep-02-07 06:49 PM   #30 
  - I agree w/you & your mother. But there are also other factors  southerncrone   Sep-02-07 08:26 PM   #37 
  - I think it  H2O Man   Sep-02-07 08:52 PM   #39 
  - hormones and high fructuse corn syrup  shanti   Sep-02-07 08:54 PM   #42 
  - Avoid high fructose corn syrup like the freakin' plague!  TalkingDog   Sep-03-07 08:20 AM   #81 
  - Could be, along with anti-depressants  treestar   Sep-02-07 09:29 PM   #44 
  - I think it matters how much food we eat.  Katherine Brengle   Sep-02-07 09:32 PM   #45 
  - Maybe.  quantessd   Sep-02-07 09:47 PM   #49 
  - I'd sooner blame the automobile, and with better reason  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Sep-02-07 09:58 PM   #52 
  - I think there's a connection between hormones and cancer  Catchawave   Sep-02-07 10:00 PM   #53 
  - Lack of exercise in everyday life is a huge factor  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-02-07 11:38 PM   #55 
  - Yeah...  AnotherGreenWorld   Sep-03-07 04:26 AM   #63 
  - It's probably  Snarkturian Clone   Sep-03-07 01:25 AM   #56 
  - Don't growth hormones just make you eat more?  Evoman   Sep-03-07 02:34 AM   #57 
  - There are numerous articles linking plastic and obesity  flblu2   Sep-03-07 06:45 AM   #65 
  - When I'm fat it's because I have a slow thyroid...  zanne   Sep-03-07 06:49 AM   #66 
  - This is a very interesting conversation, and many good links thruout the thread!  ms liberty   Sep-03-07 07:19 AM   #69 
  - I think this is true in an indirect way  AllyCat   Sep-03-07 07:20 AM   #70 
  - I Agree & I Think We All Need To Give Up the Processed BullShit They Try To Feed Us  we can do it   Sep-03-07 07:30 AM   #72 
  - It's the size factor.  The Backlash Cometh   Sep-03-07 07:44 AM   #74 
  - It's the kind of food and the amount of food.  Vinca   Sep-03-07 07:49 AM   #75 
  - Maybe.  JNelson6563   Sep-03-07 07:50 AM   #76 
  - No, you certainly aren't a scientist.  yibbehobba   Sep-03-07 07:52 AM   #77 
  - People used to eat like farmers  DawgHouse   Sep-03-07 07:58 AM   #78 
  - You got it- portion size.  Wcross   Sep-03-07 08:49 AM   #89 
  - I think the invention of the remote control was the downfall of  a kennedy   Sep-03-07 08:13 AM   #79 
  - I've long had a theory that it accounts for the rise in breast cancer.  Sparkly   Sep-03-07 08:30 AM   #83 
  - Growth hormones aren't given to vegetables.  eallen   Sep-03-07 08:31 AM   #84 
  - High fructose corn syrup.  smoogatz   Sep-03-07 08:38 AM   #86 
  - YES!!  edhopper   Sep-03-07 09:02 AM   #91 
  - People still eat like they are doing physical labor all day.  Wcross   Sep-03-07 08:46 AM   #88 
  - All you can eat buffet's is the cause of obesity!  Wcross   Sep-03-07 09:00 AM   #90 
  - My girlfriend looses 20 pounds everytime she goes home to Mexico for more than a week.  slampoet   Sep-03-07 09:54 AM   #92 
  - It's at least possible and worth considering  treestar   Sep-03-07 10:10 AM   #95 
  - I've been thinking this is why kids are growing so tall today.  intheflow   Sep-03-07 11:17 AM   #96 
  - how about our young girls, that look like 20  windbreeze   Sep-03-07 05:37 PM   #101 
  - No, it's not just you.  Bornaginhooligan   Sep-04-07 05:13 PM   #103 

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