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    Why aren't vegetarian s obese?

    Hi guys, I fallow the primal blueprint for sometime now and I'm so happy with the results, never the less I find indisputable biochemical arguments in favour of the model. However this question can't stop hunting me - why aren't vegetarians obese. They eat mainly grains and starches and yet they are not obese and most of the vegetarians I know are not even skiny fat. All that carbo is supose to skyrocket their insulin, and there for - all additional should be turned into trigliceryds and stored as fat.Yes the all look sick and foggy minded but not obese. This is even their main argument - "I am skiny and I feel very light thats why I become vegetarian". I am strugaling to get this straight

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    There are plenty of obese vegetarians, what are you talking about?
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    "Skyroketing" insulin does not mean fat storage. It's all about how much one eats. Good carbohydrates are absolutely necessary. With that said most grains and all seed oils are best avoided for the sake of long term health.
    Wow, a poster from Bulgaria! Cool!

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    Like, here... About a quarter of Swedish vegans and vegitarians are overweight or obese- Risk of overweight and obesity among semivegetarian, lactovegetarian, and vegan women

    I didn't need a study to tell me that, I can just look around me, but there is one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loafingcactus View Post
    Like, here... About a quarter of Swedish vegans and vegitarians are overweight or obese- Risk of overweight and obesity among semivegetarian, lactovegetarian, and vegan women

    I didn't need a study to tell me that, I can just look around me, but there is one.

    +1... I knew plenty of em. Whats the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loafingcactus View Post
    Like, here... About a quarter of Swedish vegans and vegitarians are overweight or obese- Risk of overweight and obesity among semivegetarian, lactovegetarian, and vegan women

    I didn't need a study to tell me that, I can just look around me, but there is one.
    Correlation does not imply causation. How many healthy people turn to veganism? Not saying I know the answer to that question. I'm just putting it out there.

    OP, you took an equation with maybe 5 main variables, 10 minor variables, and countless other x-factor variables; you tried to make it into an equation with just a couple variables. An explanation for fatness on only a few variables is only reliable for a large population (because averages say the more important variables will weigh much more heavily) (unless there are uniform shifts in a population like "only fat people try out veganism"). At a small scale or even personal level, many of the variables that predict fitness could be significant. This means vegetarianism, while a bad ideology, does not guarantee good or bad health for a few acquaintances.
    Last edited by wiltondeportes; 08-27-2013 at 10:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loafingcactus View Post
    Like, here... About a quarter of Swedish vegans and vegitarians are overweight or obese- Risk of overweight and obesity among semivegetarian, lactovegetarian, and vegan women

    I didn't need a study to tell me that, I can just look around me, but there is one.
    Eh, what? If a quarter of all vegetarians were overweight, at least 80% of the swedish obese would be vegetarians. The fact that we have a shitload of vegetarians but very few obese people should speak for itself here.

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    I'm pretty sure OP was referring to specific group of vegetarians that he/she knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graycat View Post
    I'm pretty sure OP was referring to specific group of vegetarians that he/she knows.
    If that's so, it's likely because they eat whole foods as opposed to processed crap. Or they may be genetically blessed.

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    I'm pretty sure anyone whose first post at a primal/paleo board is about vegetarians is related to a troll.
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