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  • #31
    People often guess that my partner is about 10 years younger than he is (40) because he is in so much better shape than most men his age. Even the more active guys definitely have the wheat belly. He also has the advantage of very few lines or other aging indicators, but a lot of it comes from him just being more fit than most 40-somethings...hell, better shape than a lot of 20-somethings. I also have people knock about 10 years off my 35 and guess that I'm about 25 or 26. We've learned to associate getting older with getting fatter, and so anyone who's fit and healthy is assumed to be much younger.
    “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
      I'm sorry....Boston is a slim city? Wow....you were horribly misrepresented by a few fellas I went to college with then.
      Obesity Facts: America's 10 Least Obese Cities - US News and World Report

      CDC - Community Profile - Boston, MA - Communities Putting Prevention to Work

      The List: The Most Obese Cities | US Obesity Rate & Skinniest Cities | LiveScience

      cdc puts boston at 22%, so not far off the leaner places like san fran. we also have a LOT of interlopers from elsewhere.

      As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

      – Ernest Hemingway

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      • #33
        I wonder why there is such a difference in obesity rates between cities? I assume a lot of obesity is poverty related, so maybe that is a factor. Unfortunately crap food is cheaper (or it is in the UK.)
        Was interested to hear Rob Wolf say in Reno they have implemented a low carb plan for Police and Fire Officers. Money talks cos they are doing it cos it costs the City so much.

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        • #34
          many of the fattest cities contain the least-active and most-driving kind of folks. those who will decide to drive to the store instead of walking 10-15 minutes kind of choices.
          As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

          – Ernest Hemingway

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          • #35
            What a STOOOOOPID doctor! Ohmygawd we're in danger, we're all gonna die!!! (Did you notice his gut? I assume he's not eating gluten-free.)

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            • #36
              Yes ~ but I did find it interesting that several Olympic athletes felt that being gluten free enhanced their performance.

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              • #37
                Central and South FL seems to be not too bad... but I have a feeling that the data must be skewed at least a bit by out HUGE retirement communities from out of state (like upstate NY, Mich, Penn) where the number are heavier.
                Which is why Lakeland/Winterhaven is near the bottom IMO. Lots of 55+ 'Active Adult Communities' full of transplants there.

                Lots of sporty active families here that like to take advantage of the out doors.
                Quite a number of world class athletes, some currently at the olympics live and train here in my town.
                “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                • #38
                  When we went to Orlando about 3 years ago there was a heck of a lot of obese people around. Probably cos it is a tourist destination.
                  We ate in some place called the Golden Corral one night where you eat all you want from a buffet. My husband and sons loved it I thought it was crap food and hated it. There were several of the most overweight people in there I have ever seen who used mobility scooters to manoeuvre between buffet tables. W ate of brightly coloured plastic plates, I thought the whole set up was terrible.
                  We did eat in some fabulous places - Tony Romas and Ming Court are two that stand out.

                  We have booked to go to Orlando next year and my kids immediately asked to go back to the Golden Corral -NOOOOOO.
                  Think I will stay t home in the villa alone that day.

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                  • #39
                    i've seen ads for golden corral, but don't where any are. even the people in their commercials are super-fat.

                    any kind of all-u-can-eat buffet concept grosses me out. always has.
                    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                    – Ernest Hemingway

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by annedawso View Post
                      When we went to Orlando about 3 years ago there was a heck of a lot of obese people around. Probably cos it is a tourist destination.
                      We ate in some place called the Golden Corral one night where you eat all you want from a buffet. My husband and sons loved it I thought it was crap food and hated it. There were several of the most overweight people in there I have ever seen who used mobility scooters to manoeuvre between buffet tables. W ate of brightly coloured plastic plates, I thought the whole set up was terrible.
                      We did eat in some fabulous places - Tony Romas and Ming Court are two that stand out.


                      We have booked to go to Orlando next year and my kids immediately asked to go back to the Golden Corral -NOOOOOO.
                      Think I will stay t home in the villa alone that day.
                      Yes... the Orlando/Kissimmee area is FULL of tourists.
                      There are several entire subdivisions of homes, timeshare condos, and rental apartments in our county (just next door to Kissimmee/Disney) that are nothing but tourist rents. An entire Disney themed superWalmart was built there to service the mostly tourist community.
                      And that doesn't even begin to cover the hotel industry.
                      There is Disney Word, Disney World resorts, Sea World, and Universal studios all in close proximity... plus the down town convention center, and a Major sports team.
                      I'm pretty sure Orlando/Kissimmee is tourist HELL. At least a hell made of tourists for many of us who live in the area.

                      Also... Golden Corral... EEEWWWWwwwwwwww.
                      Huge buffet full of mostly the worst of SAD ever... breaded, fried, starchy, bleh.
                      I have been into one a couple of times under protest because husbands father from out of town choose it.
                      I hit the salad bar and did my best.
                      And that was pre-Primal.

                      Between the tourists, the retiree transplants, and the snow-birds (retirees that only live here in winter)... it's a running joke that no one who lives here is actually FROM Florida.
                      Last edited by cori93437; 08-02-2012, 02:16 PM.
                      “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                      ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                      And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                        Yes... the Orlando/Kissimmee area is FULL of tourists.
                        There are several entire subdivisions of homes, timeshare condos, and rental apartments in our county (just next door to Kissimmee/Disney) that are nothing but tourist rents. An entire Disney themed superWalmart was built there to service the mostly tourist community.
                        And that doesn't even begin to cover the hotel industry.
                        There is Disney Word, Disney World resorts, Sea World, and Universal studios all in close proximity... plus the down town convention center, and a Major sports team.
                        I'm pretty sure Orlando/Kissimmee is tourist HELL. At least a hell made of tourists for many of us who live in the area.

                        Also... Golden Corral... EEEWWWWwwwwwwww.
                        Huge buffet full of mostly the worst of SAD ever... breaded, fried, starchy, bleh.
                        I have been into one a couple of times under protest because husbands father from out of town choose it.
                        I hit the salad bar and did my best.
                        And that was pre-Primal.

                        Between the tourists, the retiree transplants, and the snow-birds (retirees that only live here in winter)... it's a running joke that no one who lives here is actually FROM Florida.
                        That explains it. We thought it was fabulous as a tourist destination, though we just spent every day in one of the Parks. I can see though that if you were a local all the tourists would be annoying. Must admit the Walmart we went into (wasnt a Disney one) seemed to be a bit down market. Actually thinking about it a lot of the area was. But as I said our real interest was the parks.
                        My dread is the thought of the Golden Corral.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by annedawso View Post
                          When we went to Orlando about 3 years ago there was a heck of a lot of obese people around. Probably cos it is a tourist destination.
                          We ate in some place called the Golden Corral one night where you eat all you want from a buffet. My husband and sons loved it I thought it was crap food and hated it. There were several of the most overweight people in there I have ever seen who used mobility scooters to manoeuvre between buffet tables. W ate of brightly coloured plastic plates, I thought the whole set up was terrible.
                          We did eat in some fabulous places - Tony Romas and Ming Court are two that stand out.

                          We have booked to go to Orlando next year and my kids immediately asked to go back to the Golden Corral -NOOOOOO.
                          Think I will stay t home in the villa alone that day.
                          OMG Golden Corral is AWFUL. It's like the worst cafeteria food ever, I hate going there. Every once in a while my husband gets nostalgic for those low-budget buffets (popular where he's from) and he'll want to go. I try to find a reason to not be home for supper on those occasions.

                          Next time you go to Orlando, check out Fogo de Chao. It's a Brazilian churrascaria, which basically means ALL YOU CAN EAT MEAT. So, so good. Expensive but good.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Jaradel View Post
                            OMG Golden Corral is AWFUL. It's like the worst cafeteria food ever, I hate going there. Every once in a while my husband gets nostalgic for those low-budget buffets (popular where he's from) and he'll want to go. I try to find a reason to not be home for supper on those occasions.

                            Next time you go to Orlando, check out Fogo de Chao. It's a Brazilian churrascaria, which basically means ALL YOU CAN EAT MEAT. So, so good. Expensive but good.
                            Thanks will definitely try there, it sounds ideal.
                            Cant believe we are flying all the way to America to eat in the Golden Corral. I know if i don't let them they will harp on for ever about how I stopped them going to a place they were really looking forward to.
                            Actually i could get them to drop me at a shopping mall why they go there, I like holiday shopping.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Jaradel View Post
                              OMG Golden Corral is AWFUL. It's like the worst cafeteria food ever, I hate going there. Every once in a while my husband gets nostalgic for those low-budget buffets (popular where he's from) and he'll want to go. I try to find a reason to not be home for supper on those occasions.

                              Next time you go to Orlando, check out Fogo de Chao. It's a Brazilian churrascaria, which basically means ALL YOU CAN EAT MEAT. So, so good. Expensive but good.
                              Texas de Brazil is a pretty good churrascaria too... Orlando | Texas De Brazil
                              All you can eat meats, steak, lamb, other stuff I don't bother with.
                              Huge cold and salad bar...
                              Their Lobster bisque is completely ridiculously decadent... and good enough to eat for dessert.
                              I don't know exactly what their recipe is, but it tastes like the real deal... ALL cream instead of flour thickened.
                              Which reminds me...
                              I should go there again soon.
                              “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                              ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                              And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                              • #45
                                My experience has been to eat the dark chocolate and drink the red wine. I make sure my total net daily calories are in the weight loss mode (below my Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) of around 2,000 calories per day) and I lose weight. I've been Paleo since March 4th (2012) and have lost 44 lbs. Follow a 90% Paleo diet and exercise lifestyle except for Red wine and dark chocolate (4 or 5 times a week) - seems to work fine for me. Besides I believe (because I want to) the research that shows red wine and dark chocolate is good for you.
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