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  1. There is essentially infinite demand for sugar...

    There is essentially infinite demand for sugar among homo sapiens, hard wired that way.
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    Exactly, norms/tastes differ by culture.

    Exactly, norms/tastes differ by culture.
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    Who cares? Topic?

    Who cares? Topic?
  4. Yum. I would try some raw buffalo milk with...

    Yum. I would try some raw buffalo milk with blood...but sadly no such offering in today's market.
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    Exactly, in the US/AU it is considered "living it...

    Exactly, in the US/AU it is considered "living it up, enjoying a sinfully delicious, multi-layer fudge indulgence" and is mentally associated with "the good life".

    NE Asia is the developed world...
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    The MDA people ought to consider a sticky on the...

    The MDA people ought to consider a sticky on the nutrition forum -- "carb withdrawal, what to expect, how to minimize it". It's a very common question.
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    I'm not sure about 2-meals slowing your...

    I'm not sure about 2-meals slowing your metabolism, but if anything high-fat diets speed metabolism.

    "The group consuming a very low carbohydrate diet had a higher REE (resting energy expenditure)...
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    Nora mentioned in one of her videos eating duck &...

    Nora mentioned in one of her videos eating duck & leeks for breakfast; energy lasts all day without the blood sugar roller coaster. I do duck sometimes.

    These days I just eat a big fatty breakfast...
  9. "This means that these ancient Europeans would...

    "This means that these ancient Europeans would have had domesticated animals like cows, goats and sheep, but they would not yet have genetically developed a tolerance for drinking large quantities of...
  10. Well, the context is a crazy feminist website, so...

    Well, the context is a crazy feminist website, so they are grasping to find something "sexist".
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    I'm cooking breakfast right now -- around 800...

    I'm cooking breakfast right now -- around 800 calories (fatty pork, eggs, heavy cream in my coffee).

    Eggs don't have many calories, so if you are going to not do carbs, you need to add fat somehow.
  12. Agree, and the really interesting thing is that...

    Agree, and the really interesting thing is that the receivers of the externalities (costs to society in the form of their decreased health) wouldn't go down without a fight either. The eaters would...
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    The only easy way would be if we had time...

    The only easy way would be if we had time machines!

    Then we could just push a button -- go back in time to before both men and women had to work, and work long hours, just to survive...so women...
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    Here we go again with the "artery-clogging...

    Here we go again with the "artery-clogging saturated fat".

    "Both saturated and trans fats increase heart disease risk, by mechanisms such as raising so-called "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and lowering...
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    It's hard to say from this info if you went thru...

    It's hard to say from this info if you went thru the "carb-crash" stage and have reached the other side.

    Most people have a few rough days, and feeling low-energy and faint is normal. During that...
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    Yeah, good point about paid desserts vs...

    Yeah, good point about paid desserts vs complementary.

    In the majority of restaurants here there is no dessert menu...so specifically ordering dessert is not possible. At expensive restaurants...
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    Way to make up some nonsense.

    Way to make up some nonsense.
  18. Good point -- turning off a subsidy is more...

    Good point -- turning off a subsidy is more elegant than adding a tax on top of a subsidy. Obviously any plan would involve gradual change, but there is no plan.
  19. Exactly. People keep saying there is a problem,...

    Exactly. People keep saying there is a problem, but are unwilling to try anything different, thus the problem persists. Einstein had a quote on that...
  20. Well in the USA, the massive tax reductions on...

    Well in the USA, the massive tax reductions on the 1% made them more happy, but helped create massive income inequality which made the 99% less happy. So this is an example of decreasing taxes and...
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    Well, I'm an American, or so my passport says. So...

    Well, I'm an American, or so my passport says. So think that thru.

    The differences in dessert types, proportions, and preferences between the US and JP/KR are quite pronounced. And they no doubt...
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    Nice rational rebuttal Neck. Just an FYI...it...

    Nice rational rebuttal Neck.

    Just an FYI...it appears all posts by user Sea have been removed from the forum. That username no longer exists.
  23. It's similar to the smoking issue, except sugar...

    It's similar to the smoking issue, except sugar is far worse in it's damage to the public's health.

    Demonizing food/behavior is an effective tool; it worked for smoking. There are all sorts of...
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    Yeah, it's out of control. There's no reason why...

    Yeah, it's out of control. There's no reason why a piece of cake should be 1700 calories. It's like they purposely design it to pack in all the lab-strength high fructose corn syrup and saturated fat...
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    Correct, there is no tipping in much of Asia, and...

    Correct, there is no tipping in much of Asia, and none in KR.

    There is no financial incentive to harass the customer, thus they are free to be customer service people, not salespeople. It makes...
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