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    A funny from Tom Naughton, the guy who brought you Fat Head....


    http://www.fathead-movie.com/index.p...switched-jobs/

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    That's really amusing.


    What I find so amazing about this whole obesity epidemic is that as a nation, our fat consumption is down 25%, grains are way up (no figure), especially whole grains, and we keep getting fatter.


    So, let's do more of what isn't working! And, in fact, is a huge reason why.


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    But don't you get it, we're just not doing as we're told.... !


    What was that definition of insanity again? Doing the same things over and over, but expecting a different result?


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    Very amusing and thought provoking.

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    OTB, where did you get that data?


    USDA seems says that since 1970 consumption is up across the board.


    meat: 10%

    Dairy: 3%

    FruitL 22%

    Veg: 22%

    Cereal: 47%

    added Fat: 55% (down from 59% in 2003)

    added Sugar: 14% (down from 19% in 2005)


    In the fat and sugar category:

    HFCS: 10156%

    Salad Oil: 227%


    Source:

    http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/FoodConsumption/FoodGuideIndex.htm


    Looks to me like franken foods are the culprit. Our systems are messed up by man made junk.

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    I think I saw that figure in a Dr. Lustig interview.


    And maybe it's still true. If fruit, veggies, and grains are way up, that would result in fats as a percentage going down.


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    OTB, you may be right from a percent of diet by calories. I may attempt that calculation from the USDA data if I get a chance later. But the total daily consumption in grams has steadily increased (with only minor retreat recently)

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    It would be pretty easy to use that USDA data to say that americans eat too much. As Tom points out, it is very thought provoking to think of eating too much as a symptom of the disease of obesity rather than the cause.

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    Just look at the "health-junkies" that are eliminating all the fat from their diets in hope to get leaner. The more they try, the bigger that tire around their waist gets.


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    Didn't feel the need to start a new thread as this one fits the bill. Has anyone else noticed nutritionist tend to be overweight with health issues. Why would anyone get or take advice from someone who isn't in control of their own health. I worked in the automotive field before getting into the medical field, and the analogy given about a nutritionist and mechanic switching jobs really strikes home with me. I also used my knowledge of cars to get through anatomy and physiology.

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