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    The Average American makes me sad (and I am one. American that is, not average ).

    http://www.good.is/post/what-america...zed/?gt1=48001

    29 pounds of french fries per year per person? Really?
    You are what you eat,
    and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan


  • #2
    600 lbs, non-cheese, non-milk dairy average?!?! I guess the yogurt advertising is working! Come to think of it I always see tons of shoppers hovering around the yogurt case staring blankly at all the fruit-like sugar filled options as they throw insane amounts of Dannon and Activia in their carts. SAD indeed.

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    • #3
      Yogurt, that's probably it. I was having a hard time with that too, since they do split milk out separately. Hahahaha, Activia...the SNL versions of the Jamie Lee Curtis commercials crack me up.
      You are what you eat,
      and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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      • #4
        600 pounds noncheese nonbeverage dairy? Yogurt is all I can think of (and ice cream I guess) - but that's an average of 26 ounces a day. Over 3 cups a day, everyday. Really?

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        • #5
          2700 calories a day is not enough for their little fat person picture there for someone who exercises / trains!

          Just saying!

          Move along, citizens.

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          • #6
            Did anyone else try out that calorie recommendation link at the bottom? I decided to plug in my stats just for fun and it recommended I eat over 450 grams of carbs a day to maintain my current weight...are you f*cking kidding me?! I laughed my ass off!

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            • #7
              I think the also over estimate the veggie intake of the average person as well.
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              • #8
                I remember seeing a food pyramid many years ago representing how we REALLY eat and remember seeing dairy on the bottom. Still surprises me, though. It really does a number on the theory of milk as essential to prevent osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Even more surprised to see that we are only eating ~1/2 lb of grains and cereals every day. I'd be curious to see how they gathered this data.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by avocado View Post
                  600 pounds noncheese nonbeverage dairy? ... Over 3 cups a day, everyday. Really?
                  Yeah, I don't understand that either -- maybe they think we're all drinking a milkshake every day, and not counting that as a beverage?
                  "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                  • #10
                    600lbs non-cheese less 180lbs "beverage milks" = 420lbs. I'm guessing that's mostly ice cream.
                    Last edited by elwyne; 08-02-2010, 09:06 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Its really sad that people are literally dying so that Food, Inc. can make money, so that pharmaceuticals can make money... I can't even think about it for very long... it makes me sick.

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                      • #12
                        I wasn't surprised by the "Fish/Shellfish" portion being so small - as that explains a LOT. I wonder if all the vegetarians are the reason the veggie percentage is so high?

                        Apparently I need 350g of carbohydrates a day to maintain my current weight... so I've got that going for me.

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                        • #13
                          All that, and we are still told that "red meat and eggs clog your arteries!"

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                          • #14
                            I think the 600 lbs. dairy includes milk (all same color), and vegetables include potatoes and iceberg lettuce and corn (same color). But, ughhh... Since I don't really do dairy, does that mean that someone is consuming 1200 lbs to get to the average??

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Daemonized View Post
                              I think the also over estimate the veggie intake of the average person as well.
                              They probably consider the potato a vegetable.
                              You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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