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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 11:13 pm

banana wrote:You know what they say...

More cushin for the pushin


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Postby YF » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 11:41 pm

You could look at it two ways:

(1) The increasing westernization of the east is bound to create an obesity epidemic such as that found in the US.

(2) Is there anything wrong with encouraging healthy living and a healthy diet? I think this could have a significant impact on the overall welfare of society. Even if the main motivation is vanity, mayb the ends justify the means.

Someone once told me: "You know you are in the US when even the asian girls are fat" -- this is not a jok either. I noticed a big moving from Canada to the US. I also heard something this summer about immigrants moving here, and within a single generation the "traditional" diet is repalced by the american diet and there is a 20% increase in body fat.

The fact of the matter is that we are not engineered to be fat, and I think that can have important health consequences. Think about it: do you think Syou would have seen someone like Star Jones (The View) living 10 000 years ago? Hell no. Call it "thyroid" problems or whatever, its just not a healthy physical state.

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Postby Vaucluse » Sun, 16 Oct 2005 8:18 am

Wind In My Hair wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Strange how while Africa slowly starves to death the West counts carbs.

you know, Mary, this used to bother me when i was younger. you've just reminded to start thinking about it again.



Is this a case of food for thought?
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Postby dot dot dot » Sun, 16 Oct 2005 12:38 pm

YF wrote:You could look at it two ways:

(1) The increasing westernization of the east is bound to create an obesity epidemic such as that found in the US.

(2) Is there anything wrong with encouraging healthy living and a healthy diet? I think this could have a significant impact on the overall welfare of society. Even if the main motivation is vanity, mayb the ends justify the means.

Someone once told me: "You know you are in the US when even the asian girls are fat" -- this is not a jok either. I noticed a big moving from Canada to the US. I also heard something this summer about immigrants moving here, and within a single generation the "traditional" diet is repalced by the american diet and there is a 20% increase in body fat.

The fact of the matter is that we are not engineered to be fat, and I think that can have important health consequences. Think about it: do you think Syou would have seen someone like Star Jones (The View) living 10 000 years ago? Hell no. Call it "thyroid" problems or whatever, its just not a healthy physical state.

Just my $0.02 (As usual). Still lurking around :)

RDL


To a certain extent Rob. I am not sure you have seen the kind of ads that are mentioned here, but those ads for slimming are in no way related or targeted to a healthy lifestyle. It is just to comply with the idiot pretention of being more attractive when weighing less than 8 kg or alike.

It is horrible to see these ads all ove the papers and in commercials on tv. I hate it, makes me feel sick.

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Postby banana » Sun, 16 Oct 2005 4:36 pm

I blame Confucianism ideals.
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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 11:58 am

banana wrote:I blame Confucianism ideals.


Don't you mean idears? :)


Anyway, Asia has come a long way - from foot-binding to western-style obesity - yeeeeha!
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Postby psying » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 2:06 pm

a stage that most women go thru
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Postby banana » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 8:58 pm

...then they get married.
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Postby sputnik » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 10:29 pm

Weight loss is definitely not just confined to Singapore, although I would agree that it is very in-your-face here.

I am not used to going to a shopping centre and being confronted with Marie France/Claire etc. Slim-a-Centres at every opportunity. Even standing at the bus stop, the Slim-a-Centre advertising whizzes past showing skinny items skipping off between some closely parked sportscars....that particular advantage of weightloss has not really struck me as a particular incentive to shed those pounds (or spend loads of money in the process). Anyway, if some people put on weight, they wouldn't have to do the boob enlargement thing.

I must say that I quite appreciate the new Dove advertising. At last there are some adverts with some average/larger sized figures...

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Postby samantha » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 10:47 am

I think being slim gives some women a sense of security... and self esteem. Personally i think going for slimming sessions is a pure waste of time and money. FOr one, its not permenant, and it is unhealthy.. :wink:

But there is one aspect of slimming that i respect. they help those grossly overweight people gain the self confidence, esteem and respect they so badly wanted... :lol:
I'm so stupid that I surprise myself sometimes...

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Postby Dunk » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 2:19 pm

I like big buts and I cant deny...!

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Postby psying » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 4:00 pm

skinny ladies still thinking to lost weight and silm ladies when they open their mouth, they tok abt diet
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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 4:19 pm

psying wrote:skinny ladies still thinking to lost weight and silm ladies when they open their mouth, they tok abt diet



tok abt? Toke abbot? Visions of pot-smoking priests come to mind here.
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Postby psying » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 4:24 pm

talk about
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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 4:33 pm

Oh :-|
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