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Old 06-15-2012, 09:07 PM
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Tostitos Queso Sauce

A jar of this showed up in our house after last weekends party. We didn't know what to do with it since we don't use many prefab products. Well it obviously comes out of a lab because it has the same consistency whether hot or cold, and nothing in nature is so smooth, creamy, and.... addictively delicious! There's no doubt in my mind that this sauce is just one more thing that's adding to America's growing obesity problem.

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Old 06-15-2012, 10:51 PM
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that might be true. I went to Memphis on my way to the Indy 500 race and there was a huge gathering of people downtown, We noticed that everyone was so fat! We then went to a local every that came so recommended from a couple of people and it was so greasy I couldn't eat it.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:42 AM
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Well now, went down to the Hershey car show late last year. Tons of middle aged porkers. And wouldn't you know some smart hooples were doing a land office business renting golf carts to drive around!

AND it was precisely those folks who should be walking who were placidly spinning around from table to table in these carts.
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Well now, went down to the Hershey car show late last year. Tons of middle aged porkers. And wouldn't you know some smart hooples were doing a land office business renting golf carts to drive around!

AND it was precisely those folks who should be walking who were placidly spinning around from table to table in these carts.
Ah hahaha

I wish you had a picture of this. The mental image I have is of a massive bumper car ring filled with golf carts running in all direction at top speed
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:26 AM
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A jar of this showed up in our house after last weekends party. We didn't know what to do with it since we don't use many prefab products. Well it obviously comes out of a lab because it has the same consistency whether hot or cold, and nothing in nature is so smooth, creamy, and.... addictively delicious! There's no doubt in my mind that this sauce is just one more thing that's adding to America's growing obesity problem.
America's growing obesity problem is a sitting on our assity problem.

At one time I was "fit" (although according to all of the charts I would still be considered "obese" at my h.s. running and lifting, basketball and track weight). My diet hasn't changed since high school (food or alcohol-wise) but my activity level has decreased. As a result I'm far closer to 300 than the 245 I used to be.

I ate all kinds of junk food as a kid, not at home (because my mom never bought it) but at some friends' houses (their moms worked so she'd stock the cabinets with the stuff so they'd have it during the day). But the difference was we spent the days riding our bikes, playing pick up basketball or baseball games, running around causing minor mayhem, playing demolition derby with a couple grocery carts (2 "drivers" and 2 "pushers" run full speed towards each other, the pushers let go just before impact-undoubtedly one of the sources of my inability to pay attention ). Despite our less-than-healthy summer diets, we were all on the skinny side.

Take that same $h!t diet and plop in kid in front of the tv/video games all day and you get round kids. My kids' diets aren't remotely 100% healthy but they are forced outside every day after school until dinner time, doing the stuff I used to do (sans the grocery carts). They all fall into their ideal range for weight.

Take the activity out of the equation and we all see the result. The food police telling us what size soda we can buy or how much more we pay for a "junk food" item via sur-taxing, all in the name of lessening the obesity problem rather than addressing the activity side of the equation.
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It's easier to take away junk food than force someone to walk a mile a day. The latter could actually be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
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It's easier to take away junk food than force someone to walk a mile a day. The latter could actually be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
No kidding.

Besides we can all get our scooters "at no cost to you."
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Ever watched Wall-E? Its all about fat people in the future, on scooters drinking over-sized beverages. I wonder if Pixar got sued by some obesity group for creating emotional harm?
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One can actually lose a lot of excess fat by diet modification and no increase in exercise. Insulin resistance is the key. Of course exercise is good for you, so might as well do it!

Most of the studies I've read say losing weight is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:23 AM
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Ever watched Wall-E? Its all about fat people in the future, on scooters drinking over-sized beverages. I wonder if Pixar got sued by some obesity group for creating emotional harm?
Yep, with 4 kids I've seen it numerous times over the years. Don't forget their dwindling bone mass due to inactivity. I can't help but laugh at it every time I see it.
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If everyone cut cheese and soda out of their diet that would be half of all their problem in sustaining a health weight,cheese does a body no good.
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If everyone cut cheese and soda out of their diet that would be half of all their problem in sustaining a health weight,cheese does a body no good.
While I've been known to drink a can or two a week, I'm indifferent on soda. But there's no way in hell am I giving up cheese (real stuff, not that processed crap).
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:47 AM
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Cheese, while being pretty high in fat, doesn't spike blood sugar like soda does, causing the accumulation of visceral fat and heading the body towards diabetes. It's also an excellent source of B vitamins, calcium, protein, conjugate linoleic acids and other nutrients. If cholesterol and fat intake is not an issue for an idividual, there is no reason in the world not to enjoy one of nature's finest creations; cheese. Real cheese, not that Kraft "American Cheese" poison. Real cheese.
I suspect sugar and particularly corn products like HFCS far more in the American lard-ass problem than I do cheese. The average fat American kid doesn't eat cheese, he eats ersatz, vaguely cheese-like industrial crap made with flags flying and that douchebag in the commercials making it look somehow patriotic to feed that poison to your kids.
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America's growing obesity problem is a sitting on our assity problem.

At one time I was "fit" (although according to all of the charts I would still be considered "obese" at my h.s. running and lifting, basketball and track weight). My diet hasn't changed since high school (food or alcohol-wise) but my activity level has decreased. As a result I'm far closer to 300 than the 245 I used to be.

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Take that same $h!t diet and plop in kid in front of the tv/video games all day and you get round kids. My kids' diets aren't remotely 100% healthy but they are forced outside every day after school until dinner time, doing the stuff I used to do (sans the grocery carts). They all fall into their ideal range for weight.

Take the activity out of the equation and we all see the result. The food police telling us what size soda we can buy or how much more we pay for a "junk food" item via sur-taxing, all in the name of lessening the obesity problem rather than addressing the activity side of the equation.
Honestly I see it as more of a portions problem. Go to any chain restaurant and you are able to order a whole day's worth of calories in one meal.. for under 10 dollars. Thats just one meal, i dont think any amount of exercise will burn that off unless you have hours of free time or are an elite athlete, when you add it on top of the rest of the days meals (and cheap happy hour drinks).

I dont see that people are that much more sedentary than they were 50 years ago. Kids maybe, but adults.. eh. In fact if anything i bet adults on average are more active. In 1950s i doubt maybe adults went to the gym before/after work.
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^That's true, and we have a lot of fat people on the treadmills, trying to lose weight.

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