that article just said you shouldn't be too fat or too thin:
Originally Posted by Gladys
"In 2005, an epidemiologist, Katherine Flegal, analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that the biggest risks of death were associated with being at either end of the spectrum — underweight or severely obese."
There is an argument too that poor people are less educated about food and nutrition generally, and lack understanding of calories and protein etc. They live in "food deserts" lacking in choice and healthy, unprocessed foods. I feel like Philadelphia is on the cutting-edge of implementing solutions to these problems, e.g. turning vacant lots into food co-ops.
[QUOTE=The Count;511592]I think you'll find that we complain, (and do nothing about), all of those other issues too.
Anyway, in my office all of the manager people eat yogurt or oatmeal packets for breakfast, work out at lunch, then eat a salad or fruit plate with water. Although they can all afford to eat at Capital Grill every day, they spend about $10 to $15 total eating healthy. They're all fit, even those who are pushing 60 years old.
Meanwhile, the support staff (admin, mail room, accounts payable, etc) shows up every morning with bags of Dunkin Donuts, take 5 cigarette breaks a day, (during which time they get another donut or carmel macchiato), then hit Wendy's for lunch. These lower level workers who make anywhere from $30K to $50K a year probably spend close to $25 per day on crap they ingest into their bodies and they're all fat.[/QUOTE
That's quite the generalization! I was a "lower level" worker, according to you but not to my company, & avoided junk food at all counts. I'm underweight, not ideal, but you just can't make asinine judgments!
[QUOTE=Gladys;511265]also, purchasing healthy food is expensive. access is an issue.
I call B.S. Some of the healthiest food is dirt cheap. Oatmeal, eggs, rice, beans, pasta. The bleeding hearts looked around at all the fat poor people and realized that they couldn't keep crying that the poor were starving everytime someone threatened to cut (or not increase) some welfare program, so they devised the argument that the poor are fat because healthy food is denied them. Is there a conspiracy amoung the thousands of store owners in Phila. to deny the poor healthy food? If there is a demand the market will supply that demand. Why are so many poor people fat? Maybe for the same reason that they are poor---they are either stupid or they lack self-control and a longterm outlook on life. Look at some of the immigrants that live in the same neighborhoods as our poor-----they are trim and fit. Do they have a secret supply of healthy food?
Thanks for the tip. Do you have a link to a health website where I can get more info on that? (i.e. one that won't install malware on my computer? )
Originally Posted by joshturner
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