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08-03-2012, 04:44 PM #95
lots of xenoestrogens not only in our plastics but in all sorts of food. Soy lecithin is an emulsifier that preserves food. It's pumped into a lot of meat in order to keep it lasting longer like meat at mcdonalds, burger king, etc.
That estrogen ****s with not only a man's body but a woman's too because it's not natural.
Check your body wash and deoderant products. If you find a chemical called Sodium Laureath Sulfate, that's a xenoestrogen. There are alternatives but they do cost a bit moreLivin a Ruthless lifestyle 24/7
08-03-2012, 04:46 PM #96
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08-23-2012, 10:21 PM #98
I won't type an article but I will share my brief thoughts.
As mentioned before it all comes down to being lazy. That is unfortunately a mental and not a physical problem. People in America are naive and easily convinced that shortcuts and fad diets can solve their problems. They can't seem to focus on a longer term and are obsessed with consumerism. They want quick reward without much effort. Take it all together, and you have an image of a person who drives around a supermarket's parking lot for 15 minutes in order to find a space closer to the store in effort to conserve their own precious energy, just to later that night go to the gym and do 20 minutes of cardio that helps them feel good about themselves. This is a problem of priorities in life and lack of common sense.
It is also a result of poor habits and lack of proper mindset that is inherited from parents. If daddy or mommy take you to McDonald's from the age of 4, feed you with frozen pizza due to lack of time, it becomes really hard to break those habits when you become an adult. Want to change it? Start with your own children, educate them about nutrition, feed them with quality food and expose them to as many food choices as possible. One thing that you shouldn't do though: DO NOT pollute your children's brains with broscience food knowledge. Kids take their parents' words quite literally and very often become nutritional idiots due to the mommy food stories that are often read in ladies magazines.
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09-03-2012, 10:27 PM #99
My wife is from SE Asia and she plumped up and got skin problems after she got here. I travel a lot and see the difference in body fat in the world. I always am saying, "There must be *something* Monsanto is doing to our food supply or something!"
Americans work out more and refrain don't eat white rice daily. Maybe xenoestrogen is something I need to research.Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
09-04-2012, 06:40 PM #100
We're all just lazy and take the easiest option when we're hungry: processed and fast foods. Then we eat these foods while we sit at a desk, watch TV, or play video games and we teach our kids to do the same. We are turning into a mindless culture where we just want to be entertained 24/7 and take the easy way out of everything.
Not talking about everyone obviously. Just 80% of Americans.Massive Gains = Correct Knowledge + Consistent Training + Consistent Diet
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10-09-2012, 07:52 PM #101
There food size meals and because of lots of fast food restaurants everywhere you go. The media and advertising agencies promote so much advertising about fast food and through this we have seen so many teen gaining weight at a dramatic stages and that the government just sit and watch. The best way is for parents to come up with better solution and feed their kids with health foods and allow them to play outside rather than sitting down watching TV all day.....
10-10-2012, 08:26 PM #102
10-15-2012, 04:28 AM #103
This topic is of course way old haha but it's probably a vast variety of different things such as how portions are massive, they sell deliciously looking dohnuts, pancakes, syrups, yadda-yadda, as well as they might not want to exercise because of the constant sugar rush required when they hit the mid-afternoon slump. I think you'll find plenty of gym buffs and people that want to keep fit however I think it's magnified by the media so they focus on the one area that makes headlines rather than comparing it to people who do enjoy keeping fit. I think it's the same around the world however the types of foods that are normally associated with the US are large, fatty types.
10-15-2012, 10:31 AM #104
10-15-2012, 11:28 AM #105
I think advertisements play a big role. How many ads or commercials do you see for healthy food? The big fast food chains force this stuff down our throats and let's not even talk about these soda companies.
Luckily they banned cig commercials. I think they should do the same with alcohol/bad fast food.
11-01-2012, 06:48 PM #106
11-08-2012, 05:09 PM #107
simple.. americans lack conviction and consistancy... many will start a new diet.. or new excersice program and go for a few days or even less.. and give up cause its to much work.. also fast food.... hello? a monster burger from hardies has 1400 calories and 107 grams of fat?!? but when you eat fast food... weining off of it can be hard.. until you've licked it.. every meal is a temptation ... oh i'll just have it one more time... or just today for lunch... which turns into ... well i screwed up for lunch.. might as well finish the day with it for dinner.. untill your off fast food.. every time you have it.. its a setup to have the craving again right behind it.. no matter how long you've not had it..
12-12-2012, 09:32 AM #108
Degradation of society is the reason. Overworked and underpaid people leave the mass without no time for proper nutrition, compounded with the fact that fast food is cheap, easy, always available (24hrs) and no access to proper healthcare and nutritional instruction and you have a recipe for obesity heaven.
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12-14-2012, 07:45 AM #110
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Couple that problem with the fact Americans are completely uneducated in medicine and nutrition, and it makes even the most resolute person certain to fail because they have no ability to discern good information from bad, or even the ability to separate marketing from the ingredient list. I still enjoy the reactions I get every time I show someone sugar is actually added to nearly every peanut butter out there (save for Smucker’s Natural, which only has peanuts and less than 2% salt).You want to fly faster and further but Perfection cannot be plotted because every chart or graph is a limitation. Perfect speed, my son, is being there. You must stop seeing yourself as a limited gull with a 42" wingspan. -- Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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01-06-2013, 12:33 PM #114
Simple answer. America is convenient. Convenient equals lazy. Lazy means less physical activity. Convenience also effects food. Which pulls us farther away from natural and whole, and closer to preservatives and unhealthy. Its sad, really.• Sponsored Muscle Tech Phase8/Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Log • http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=151763433&p=1023426673#post1023426673
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01-08-2013, 01:51 PM #115
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01-10-2013, 09:51 AM #116
In America today people are overweight bc there are fast fatty food places too easily accessible. People don't have patience to eat somewhere where they have wait for meal to be cooked and honestly most people don't like to pack lunches. Soda and sugary drinks are everywhere u turn and the amount of soda the consumer gets from these fast food joints is crazy. Adults by now should know whats good to eat and the children learn the hard way. It's called bad parenting. Between the horrible diets and lack of overall exercise it's not hard to see the obesity rise and keep rising as years come. Gotta go the drive thru moved.
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