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Bill Maher Nails It. And No it is not about wearing a mask...

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by QGator2414, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. orangeblue_coop

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    America is a country full of fat people who don't believe in science and who don't want to wear masks. Basically America takes after its president.
     
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    I wonder how many of the street vendors would pass US health dept inspections?
     
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    I'm sure he did lots of coke too
     
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    Dr. David Katz is an interesting voice about this topic. He was on Real Time earlier during the pandemic.



    No doubt in my mind that the food we eat is directly correlated to our immune system.

    Nutrition and Immunity
     
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  5. philnotfil

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    That was few years ago, the price on the mcdouble went up to $1.40 a while back, but you can still get them 2 for $2.
     
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  6. philnotfil

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    Movie stars are still mostly skinny, but you see the real differences in the background, they don't screen extras the way they do speaking roles. Also tv shows, they are much more willing to show average people on tv, and average people are bigger than they used to be.
     
  7. philnotfil

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    Just getting rid of soda from people's diets would make a huge difference. A 32 oz soft drink is going to add 400-ish calories to your meal. Drink another one across the afternoon and you've added 800 calories to your day.
     
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  8. QGator2414

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    Agreed.

    I really try to portion control when we go out to eat. I am usually pretty good at it. Though sometimes will stray. Saturday we went to Mezzeluna Pizza. I ate more than I wanted to. But in the past I would have added two more slices and some more salad after being sold the large over the medium for an extra $2.

    Portion control. Exercise. People do not want to listen to their doctor. Well unless it is fauci...;):)
     
  9. QGator2414

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    Here is another article on it from June 1. oragator's was May 6 I believe.

    Obesity a major risk factor for COVID-19 hospitalization
     
  10. tegator80

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    Um, Bill makes huge bucks enabling the fat, happy and stupid folks and now he wants change? How about owning the idea that making stupid folk feel empowered because his humor is endearing means he IS a part of this whole mess. Gotta get out of your ivory tower before you can prescribe anything better than "let them eat cake".
     
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    My wife and i started KETO in January and are still at it although somewhat modified. It really changes your body chemistry. Its amazing the amount of carbs in everything.
     
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    Why do you wonder that?
     
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    Congrats to you too! Great job.
     
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    I finally watched the actual video and what he says is 95% correct. The one point I have a little bit of a gripe with is: believing that if doctors told Americans to lose weight to fight the complications of COVID that they would listen (at least in any meaningful number). We have been told for decades now that being fat will kill you quicker than almost any other unhealthy lifestyle choice. For whatever reason we just refuse to listen. I also disagree a tiny bit with the body positivity movement being bad. I think learning to love your imperfect body (i.e. one that will likely never look like the body of a celebrity) is good, but accepting being morbidly obese is absolutely a bad thing. There's my $.02
     
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  15. wgbgator

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    Yeah, I remember when Michelle Obama said kids should eat more vegetables and how that went over. Its exactly like the mask thing, once someone with authority says you should do something because its good for you, there will almost certainly be some sort of reactionary response to it.
     
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    For an overweight man, you cut way down on carbs and you drop weight like a rock.
     
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  17. philnotfil

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    Easier said than done.
     
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    If you are traveling for your job, you can afford a salad upcharge.
     
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    Can do without sugar, bread is my weakness.
     
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    I'm a strong believer in good ol calories in, calories out. If you are trying to lose a lot of weight I believe the best thing you can do is immediately cut your calories to about 1600/day. This amount of food won't leave you hungry all day (after your stomach gets used to less food) but will leave you in a calorie deficit every day regardless of activity. Get a food scale and weigh everything. Volume measurements are useless. Go with the metric system. Track every single thing you eat and be honest. Also it has been my experience that once people decide to lose weight and start exercising at the same time that the exercise will make you hungrier and a lot of people end up eating more since they "earned the calories" and don't lose any weight. Once you develop consistency with tracking your food and start to see real weight loss happen then you can introduce exercise.
     
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