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taught_me_patience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-22-10 09:35 AM
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48. Actually, the biggest problem is (lack of) moderation
people stuffing their faces at every meal. High amounts of refined sugars and carbs don't help either.
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  -Scientists say carbsnot fatare the biggest problem with Americas diet marmar  Dec-22-10 06:44 AM   #0 
  - Atkins proved something even more valuable  CBGLuthier   Dec-22-10 06:46 AM   #1 
  - .  peekaloo   Dec-22-10 07:09 AM   #8 
  - that is so wrong  MrsBrady   Dec-22-10 07:25 AM   #12 
  - Atkins was right -- as were all the versions of that diet that came b4  KurtNYC   Dec-22-10 08:05 AM   #29 
  - Hear, hear. That has been my experience. n/t  Laelth   Dec-22-10 08:13 AM   #35 
  - Ketonic diets are dangerous  niceypoo   Dec-22-10 10:13 AM   #50 
     - You still get good carbs in fruits and veggies. It's the processed white carbs that are no good.  jtown1123   Dec-22-10 10:16 AM   #51 
     - cancer cells can metabolise fructose directly  KurtNYC   Dec-22-10 10:34 AM   #55 
        - Their sugar is better. It is natural and combined with vitamins and fiber.  jtown1123   Dec-22-10 12:50 PM   #67 
     - ketones are regulated in the body  KurtNYC   Dec-22-10 10:29 AM   #52 
        - Ketosis is an emergency state  niceypoo   Dec-22-10 10:30 AM   #54 
           - "starving" your body is the goal of every weightloss diet  KurtNYC   Dec-22-10 10:39 AM   #56 
  - sorry...? Somebody clue me in here...  masmdu   Dec-22-10 09:13 AM   #44 
     - He slipped and fell on the ice, which caused a head injury that led to his death.  Bunny   Dec-22-10 09:26 AM   #46 
  - As a marathoner when I was younger, I read a lot of nutrition books,  TBF   Dec-22-10 06:49 AM   #2 
  - and smaller portions  shanti   Dec-22-10 08:07 AM   #30 
     - Yes, I think it's that "super-size" crap from fast food - no one needs super size anything -  TBF   Dec-22-10 10:44 AM   #57 
     - It's Not Just Fast Food. These Days It's Most Restaurant Food  NashVegas   Dec-23-10 08:16 AM   #105 
     - No one wants to emphasize portion control even though that's the No. 1 reason for weight problems nt  flamingdem   Dec-22-10 01:22 PM   #75 
        - sez you ... you don't know what everyone eats or doesn't eat....`  Scout   Dec-22-10 01:53 PM   #76 
  - atkins  Locrian   Dec-22-10 06:50 AM   #3 
  - Also getting a good meditterean cookbook is not a bad idea -  TBF   Dec-22-10 06:51 AM   #4 
  - can you tell us what books you have? nt  MrsBrady   Dec-22-10 07:28 AM   #13 
  - Yes, here are the ones I have -  TBF   Dec-22-10 10:46 AM   #58 
  - Eating TRUE Mediterranean food is the best diet for anyone.  Kalyke   Dec-22-10 08:00 AM   #24 
     - True, but the "Med" LIFESTYLE more than the diet is what works: toil  FailureToCommunicate   Dec-22-10 08:28 AM   #39 
        - I got another dog as well -  TBF   Dec-22-10 11:02 AM   #61 
  - The Paleolithic Diet is BS because it does not take into account genetic adaptations...  Odin2005   Dec-22-10 08:37 AM   #41 
  - genetic adaptations? IN 10K years are you kidding me?! nt  Locrian   Dec-23-10 08:25 AM   #107 
     - No, I'm not.  Odin2005   Dec-23-10 08:35 AM   #108 
  - Tried paleo, it sucked. Atkins worked like a champ.  Edweird   Dec-23-10 12:12 AM   #85 
  - The biggest problem with America's diet, IMHO ...  Myrina   Dec-22-10 06:55 AM   #5 
  - I believe a lot of what you say is true  w8liftinglady   Dec-22-10 07:01 AM   #7 
  - Our portion size here is atrocious!  Kalyke   Dec-22-10 08:01 AM   #25 
  - Half portions  HockeyMom   Dec-22-10 08:14 AM   #36 
  - We usually get a salad and appetizer or salad and soup  woodsprite   Dec-22-10 08:30 AM   #40 
  - Just order the full portion and ask for a people bag  eridani   Dec-23-10 03:15 AM   #93 
  - Cheesecake Factory's  Dorian Gray   Dec-23-10 07:02 AM   #97 
  - The Cheesecake Factory is the worst culprit.  postulater   Dec-22-10 01:11 PM   #72 
  - That's my problem. My appetite is too damn big.  Odin2005   Dec-22-10 08:39 AM   #42 
  - Precocious puberty, as it is called, is first and foremost caused...  TheMadMonk   Dec-22-10 11:02 AM   #60 
  - while excess weight may cause early puberty in females, it has the opposite effect  KurtNYC   Dec-22-10 07:25 PM   #81 
  - There are good fats vs bad fats  safeinOhio   Dec-22-10 06:58 AM   #6 
  - No. America's problem is too many empty, processed, chemical-laden carbs  GoCubsGo   Dec-22-10 07:12 AM   #9 
  - "Eating carbs triggers insulin, the fat storage hormone"  Lex   Dec-22-10 07:17 AM   #10 
  - That was sure true for me as well.  Greybnk48   Dec-22-10 07:55 AM   #20 
  - true for me as well. and it is not just Insulin. It's Leptin.  KittyWampus   Dec-22-10 08:08 AM   #31 
     - I just read a brief article about that on WEb M.D.  Greybnk48   Dec-22-10 08:20 AM   #37 
  - I don't think I can survive without bread and pasta- what am I gonna do??  LeftinOH   Dec-22-10 07:24 AM   #11 
  - about a 5 mile run every day?  Lex   Dec-22-10 07:28 AM   #14 
  - Running is bad for women.  Kalyke   Dec-22-10 08:04 AM   #28 
     - Never affected me. Running is the only way i can keep my weight off, not going to stop.  krabigirl   Dec-22-10 11:04 AM   #62 
     - Some of us aren't interested in having babies, others are done having them. eom  Hello_Kitty   Dec-22-10 12:53 PM   #69 
     - I knew I'd get this flack.  Kalyke   Dec-23-10 01:48 AM   #86 
     - Reproduction isn't every woman's primary consideration. I trust my GP and Ob/Gyn. You're not them,  Heidi   Dec-22-10 02:07 PM   #77 
     - See my post above.  Kalyke   Dec-23-10 01:54 AM   #87 
     - Sorry, that's BS.  Dappleganger   Dec-22-10 07:28 PM   #82 
        - AGAIN... I wan't speaking of having babies!!  Kalyke   Dec-23-10 01:58 AM   #89 
  - burn more calories than you eat.  endless october   Dec-22-10 07:39 AM   #16 
  - try this......it is bankrupting me, but it tastes like bread  virtualobserver   Dec-22-10 07:59 AM   #23 
  - Eat LESS bread and go for sprouted grain/full protein bread when you do. Use chick pea flour  KittyWampus   Dec-22-10 08:09 AM   #32 
  - this pasta also helps and is also bankrupting me  virtualobserver   Dec-22-10 08:10 AM   #33 
  - Switch to whole grains.  trotsky   Dec-23-10 07:50 AM   #101 
  - the problem is sugar (which is a carbohydrate)  Motown_Johnny   Dec-23-10 12:11 PM   #113 
  - Re-discovering nutritional knowledge that has been known for at least 150 years.  geckosfeet   Dec-22-10 07:29 AM   #15 
  - I blame ubiquitous distribution of the super grain hybrids that provide twice the nutirician per  Kip Humphrey   Dec-22-10 07:42 AM   #17 
  - I wish these ignorant dweebs would just shut up.  bemildred   Dec-22-10 07:46 AM   #18 
  - everybody who is already diabetic knows this  PDittie   Dec-22-10 07:48 AM   #19 
  - Yep. I posted above. Low carb is key, and quit  Greybnk48   Dec-22-10 07:56 AM   #21 
  - No kidding.. carbs carbs carbs.. 4 1 4 1 4 1 (carb units) :) n/t  X_Digger   Dec-22-10 08:51 AM   #43 
  - Duh.  Kalyke   Dec-22-10 07:57 AM   #22 
  - Lo carb (not no carb) has definitely worked for me.  qb   Dec-22-10 08:02 AM   #26 
  - hello!  shanti   Dec-22-10 08:04 AM   #27 
  - I always recommend Gary Taubes' book "Good Calorie, Bad Calories"  GliderGuider   Dec-22-10 08:10 AM   #34 
  - Polynesian and Native American populations have very high diabetes rates because of...  Odin2005   Dec-22-10 08:22 AM   #38 
  - I've known this for quite some time. Sugar and Carbs also accelerate cancer cells.  jtown1123   Dec-22-10 09:23 AM   #45 
  - Processed grains aren't great, fat isn't much better, but veggies and fruits are best.  Barack_America   Dec-22-10 09:34 AM   #47 
  - Actually, the biggest problem is (lack of) moderation  taught_me_patience   Dec-22-10 09:35 AM   #48 
  - Along with too little exercise, sedentary jobs, etc.. -  TBF   Dec-22-10 11:06 AM   #63 
  - Also genetics...  Javaman   Dec-22-10 10:03 AM   #49 
  - Sugar is the absolute worst  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-22-10 10:29 AM   #53 
  - you know what? this cycle is repeated ro get y'all to buy new stuff with  Hannah Bell   Dec-22-10 10:57 AM   #59 
  - what new stuff?  Lex   Dec-22-10 12:32 PM   #64 
  - Not at all. This is not a gimic. Its a lifestyle change, and a very good one.  jtown1123   Dec-22-10 12:52 PM   #68 
     - I'm a dietitian. The carbs - fat - protein diet fad cycle has been repeated many times since the  Hannah Bell   Dec-22-10 11:16 PM   #83 
        - I believe you.  GoCubsGo   Dec-23-10 07:48 AM   #100 
  - Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!  meegbear   Dec-22-10 12:37 PM   #65 
  - What DID you eat (serious question)?  WinkyDink   Dec-23-10 07:04 AM   #99 
     - Fair question ...  meegbear   Dec-23-10 08:39 AM   #109 
  - Finally the results are starting to come in  supernova   Dec-22-10 12:48 PM   #66 
  - I don't think so. Just eat everything in moderation, watch your portion size, etc.  TwilightGardener   Dec-22-10 12:59 PM   #70 
  - Physical activity makes even more sense.  Codeine   Dec-22-10 01:04 PM   #71 
  - k+r  Blue_Tires   Dec-22-10 01:14 PM   #73 
  - "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants" (Michael Pollan)  IcyPeas   Dec-22-10 01:22 PM   #74 
  - "In Defense of Food" is a life changing book! Pollan's take on all this  FailureToCommunicate   Dec-22-10 03:26 PM   #78 
  - Corn....  SoCalDem   Dec-22-10 03:51 PM   #79 
  - Seriously - King Corn (2007)  Mnemosyne   Dec-23-10 06:25 AM   #95 
     - I actually have that movie  SoCalDem   Dec-23-10 08:08 AM   #102 
     - "Food Inc" is another one that will make you want to go back to  FailureToCommunicate   Dec-23-10 12:07 PM   #111 
  - Excessive calories have long been associated with adverse health effects  Elmore Furth   Dec-22-10 06:11 PM   #80 
  - Wt. Watchers just changed its program to reflect latest science; carbs AND fats are discouraged  gauguin57   Dec-22-10 11:31 PM   #84 
  - That's why Asians are so skinny  HEyHEY   Dec-23-10 01:55 AM   #88 
  - No sweets for them, either  mainer   Dec-23-10 08:10 AM   #103 
  - Interesting, I didn't know that.  Odin2005   Dec-23-10 08:11 AM   #104 
  - In Japan, rice is served with every meal in the traditional cuisine BUT  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-23-10 08:47 AM   #110 
  - My diet; chicken, sweet potato, broccoli, onions, sweet pepper, slow simmered in chicken  Monk06   Dec-23-10 02:13 AM   #90 
  - CALORIES are the main problem.  GaYellowDawg   Dec-23-10 03:06 AM   #91 
  - That article is very misleading. The doctor quoted, Dr. Frank Hu, says you should get protein and  Liquorice   Dec-23-10 03:09 AM   #92 
  - Cutting carbs and high fructose corn syrup has worked for me  lefthandedlefty   Dec-23-10 06:04 AM   #94 
  - Having suffered a case of "metabolic syndrome"  quaker bill   Dec-23-10 06:54 AM   #96 
  - Congrats!  FailureToCommunicate   Dec-23-10 12:11 PM   #114 
  - A great benifit to my lost weight  lefthandedlefty   Dec-23-10 07:03 AM   #98 
  - Sounds right, but never forget the most basic part og weight gain and loss...  cleanhippie   Dec-23-10 08:22 AM   #106 
  - Duh?  uncommon   Dec-23-10 12:07 PM   #112 
 

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