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  • French are thin. Yet the French eat pure CRAP. (Booze, bread, and cheese)

    The French eat GARBAGE.
    Cheese = Pure fat.
    Bread = Pure glycemic carbs
    Wine = Alcohol. Zero fat burn.

    So, this is all the proof you need that its all about portion control.
    You can eat candy all day long, just don't eat a lot of it.

    This obsession over WHAT you eat has its limits.
    Last edited by OnlyBodyWeight; 07-30-2010, 10:31 AM.

  • #2
    My, my, my.... The majority of us do not "obsess", we merely want to make better, smarter choices for ourselves. Plenty of individuals are here for weight loss, in which case you make a great point about portion control, but a whole other slew of us are here for health improvements. But we are not "obsessed" about it, we merely express concern and interest.

    Also... your statement on the French is pretty general, stereotypical, and ignorant. They obviously do not only consume cheese, bread and wine. They also consume a HIGHER quality of these products. Quality food = quality body.
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    • #3
      The French are getting fatter. Aside from that fact, traditional French cooking had never been dominated by bread an cheese, but rather meat and vegetables. Yes, I could eat candy all day long and perhaps stay the same weight, but I for one choose to eat the way I do for health, not solely for appearance.
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      • #4
        Ummm, yeah. The French aren't so thin as they used to be, before they adopted more and more American/other processed and fast foods. They used to eat locally and mostly organically, lots of produce and meat, meals were eaten slowly and in smaller quantities, and they covered a lot more ground on foot. As their culture shifts, so does their health. The so-called "French Paradox," isn't.
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        • #5
          Man, I wish the whole world would would accept one people group as solid proof of one possible explanation...it'd be a whole lot easier to convince people that sugar or grains cause cancer

          But seriously--there are alternative explanations for why the french are thin, besides portion control. For just one example, they also have much higher quality ingredients that typical Americans eat, and their foods aren't generally processed.

          Besides, the way you look (body fat percentage) is not the best indicator of how healthy you are. Some might be able to attain a slim physique by eating portion controlled candy all day ... but who would want to live in that body no matter how beautiful?

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          • #6
            since when did "thin" equal healthy? The french smoke like chimenys too, so smoking must be ok too right? There are lots of skinny fat people everywhere, France included, and as the nation as a whole moves away from its rich culinary traditions and adopts more of a western diet, they are becoming less thin everyday.......

            "obsess over what you eat is a waste of your life. move on"


            who the fuck are you? this is about health you numskull - go ahead and eat candy all day, GOOD IDEA! hey, at least you'll be "thin" right??????

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lmyers04 View Post
              who the fuck are you? this is about health you numskull - go ahead and eat candy all day, GOOD IDEA! hey, at least you'll be "thin" right??????
              Please ignore the troll

              The handy 'ignore this user' feature (in his/her profile) insures that this will be a simple task.

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              Last edited by cillakat; 07-29-2010, 07:30 AM. Reason: context



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              • #8
                i *could* eat twinkies all day, but it sure as hell ain't gonna improve my performance in the weight room.

                shut up and pass me the steak.
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                • #9
                  The french also smoke alot...
                  Breakfast can be bagette, latte, & a couple smokes

                  I've been to France. drank the wine. The cheese is marvelous. I wish the US had more full-fat dairy...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                    Please ignore the troll

                    The handy 'ignore this user' feature (in his/her profile) insures that this will be a simple task.

                    What we give more energy to, we get more of. Let's not give anymore to this individual who is clearly here only to make waves and waste time.
                    thanks troll ignored.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by batty View Post

                      shut up and pass me the steak.
                      +1
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                      • #12
                        I was skinny even before starting with primal diet when I was notorious for my escapades with massive amounts of bread, past, pastries and Gitane's. Primary concern was health followed by appearance which in my opinion are co-related.

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                        • #13
                          In know the quality of fats in France is superb (been there), good butter, good cheese, good tallow & lard, no poly oils, margarine never!..they do walk a lot so they get their daily exercise quota..the only thing that doesnt fit is the high bread consumption (people eating fresh baguette out of the bag while walking is a usual scene)...How come wheat doesnt fu&$ up their health?...(dont think sourdought is the answer).

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                          • #14
                            Quality of food, yes. They also tend to exercise much more than Americans - I've read that the average French person walks about 10,000 steps a day just getting through their day - walking to the Metro, to work, to the grocery, whatever. They also tend not to snack in between meals, and eat much more leisurely at mealtime. Just a couple more generalizations to throw into the mix.

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                            • #15
                              Hey, OBW, somebody being thin doesn't mean that the rest of them is working optimally. Most notably the brain. You ought to look into that.

                              Also pure fat isn't a bad thing and they really only eat a little bread. They really only eat a little anything, and very little omega 6. But that doesn't mean that they are as healthy as the primal raccoon. Health, like everything once you start think to think critically is a spectrum. It isn't yes/no, black/white, fat/thin, it is a matter of varying degrees.

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