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    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/loseweigh...in-the-UK.aspx

    Why are there so many fat people in this country? we are currently the fattest country in Europe it's disgusting to see so many beer bellies and flappy people in the summer holidays.
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    (Original post by Jee1)
    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/loseweigh...in-the-UK.aspx

    Why are there so many fat people in this country? we are currently the fattest country in Europe it's disgusting to see so many beer bellies and flappy people in the summer holidays.
    The main reason, is the transition in the 1950s to cottonseed, sunflower oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, flax, soybean oil, (unsaturated) etc
    instead of using lard and butter (saturated fat) .
    Also , feeding animals corn instead of grass has had a huge effect on
    people's health.


    Secondly, we no longer eat organ meats like liver, collagen and bone broth, instead we only eat steak (the worst part of the animal)

    These two things have destroyed the western world.
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    (Original post by democracyforum)
    The main reason, is the transition in the 1950s to cottonseed, sunflower oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, flax, soybean oil, (unsaturated) etc
    instead of using lard and butter (saturated fat) .
    Also , feeding animals corn instead of grass has had a huge effect on
    people's health.


    Secondly, we no longer eat organ meats like liver, collagen and bone broth, instead we only eat steak (the worst part of the animal)

    These two things have destroyed the western world.
    It's all about portion control nothing to do with types of oil and meat
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    (Original post by Jee1)
    It's all about portion control nothing to do with types of oil and meat
    Your explanation is too simple.
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    it's not britain, it's mostly just scotland
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    well, high wages equal big meals
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    (Original post by cakesquared)
    well, high wages equal big meals
    As simple as this sounds I do think it's mostly true.

    According to a BBC Horizon program life expectancy actually went up in the Great Depression as people ate less. I certainly wouldn't have thought that. Calorie restricting is known to have benefits.

    Of course the other side of that is healthy food generally costs more these days so poorer people can't always afford healthy options.
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    (Original post by cakesquared)
    well, high wages equal big meals
    Agree, but they can control the amount they eat
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    It's just an another example of the lack of standards in British culture.
    People don't care. There is no shame attached to being overweight.
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    "Body shaming" is the term now.


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    The attempts to make people feel better about their bodies has seemed to have made people fatter and less happy. The current trend towards 'fat acceptance' I don't think is a positive thing.


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    Because there's now shame and self consciousness shrouded with weight; it's now acceptable to lie to your overweight friend when they ask you if they're fat than tell them the truth, which is disgusting. Add that to the 'fat acceptance' movement and you've got disaster.

    The solution is simple. Calories in v calories out. If you eat more than you need, you will gain weight.
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    (Original post by Giotto)
    The attempts to make people feel better about their bodies has seemed to have made people fatter and less happy. The current trend towards 'fat acceptance' I don't think is a positive thing.


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    What is there to feel good about the fact that they are shoving unhealthy food into their mouths then getting diagnosed with diabetes, heart conditions and other illnesses that comes with being fat. We could get rid of world hunger if fat people eat less then the excess food can be given to starving children
 
 
 
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