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I'm catching up on my tivo from last nights episode....

According to a John Hopkins University study, it is estimated that by the year 2015 75% of Americans will be overweight. :scared:
 

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You can substantially increase your metabolism by simply drinking 2 cups ice water ever 3-4 hours.
 

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75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated and in 37% of Americans the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
 

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Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
 

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I'm catching up on my tivo from last nights episode....

According to a John Hopkins University study, it is estimated that by the year 2015 75% of Americans will be overweight. :scared:
Now seriously. If that many people are "overweight", I think it's going to be time to change what the standards are for that. If 75% of people are overweight, then hell, that's more average than the normal weight right now.

Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
:scared: Oh what to do, what to do...
 

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Now seriously. If that many people are "overweight", I think it's going to be time to change what the standards are for that. If 75% of people are overweight, then hell, that's more average than the normal weight right now.
So as more and more people slip into obesity we should make the standards of "what is" obesity more lenient?? That makes no sense.
 

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Now seriously. If that many people are "overweight", I think it's going to be time to change what the standards are for that. If 75% of people are overweight, then hell, that's more average than the normal weight right now.



:scared: Oh what to do, what to do...
Look around our society. The majority seems to be overweight to some degree so I don't find that shocking. I just know that I don't want to be in that group so I plan to keep taking measure to keep myself in that other 25% :D
 

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So as more and more people slip into obesity we should make the standards of "what is" obesity more lenient?? That makes no sense.
It makes even less sense for the majority to not be considered average right? How can the majority of the country be considered overweight when that is the most common weight? I think it's rediculous that we are even looking towards those numbers right now. I just don't know what to say about it. I was just saying that if 75% of this country is "overweight", then really, we are just a fat country with 25% of our people being underweight.
 

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The standard by which someone is overweight do not change. It all has to do with health. Wehn a persons bodyfat % reaches a certain # you are classified overweight. Because the mojority of this country has a very high BF% that doesnt mean we should raise the standards up to make everyone feel better about being obese. The simple fact will still remain that they are unhealthy and overweight.
 

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I'll second the bit about drinking water. I can control how much weight I lose or do not lose simply by not drinking water in a day.

It boggled my mind at first, but it is really true.
 

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I'll second the bit about drinking water. I can control how much weight I lose or do not lose simply by not drinking water in a day.

It boggled my mind at first, but it is really true.
*takes another swig of water*
 

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The standard by which someone is overweight do not change. It all has to do with health. Wehn a persons bodyfat % reaches a certain # you are classified overweight. Because the mojority of this country has a very high BF% that doesnt mean we should raise the standards up to make everyone feel better about being obese. The simple fact will still remain that they are unhealthy and overweight.
No I wasn't suggesting making people feel better about being overweight/obese, just saying it's kind of crazy how "average" weight people are now going to become the minority.
 

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I think they alreayd are the minority.

I saw an infomercail last night for Lipozene...people eat like shit, dont live an active life, and are all around unhealthy. And they look for pills to eat away at the fat while they sit back and do nothing. I was speaking to a friend earlier about things like this. I dont understand how people chose to continue eating like hell, being depressed, having zero energy, etc... and dont just change it. You would be suprised at how responsive your body becomes in only a couple weeks of eating healthy and working out. It changes everything. More energy, happiness, strength, etc...
 

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Now seriously. If that many people are "overweight", I think it's going to be time to change what the standards are for that. If 75% of people are overweight, then hell, that's more average than the normal weight right now.
I dont mean to put words in your mouth but what I think you are referring to for instance is the charts at the doctors office.

Those stupid charts and ranges they have are ridiculous. I mean at my height (5'-10") I was supposed to be no more then 160. These do not take into account muscle at all.

Height to Weight Ratio Chart

Another thing I would like to add, just because you are not deemed "overweight" according to their standards dosent mean you are healthy. I see so many people walking around what is referred to as skinny fat.
 

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Get ready for it :rant: comming...


The dr charts are retarded! End of story. Even if I lose ANOTHER 45lbs I will be overweight! F- the charts and all that s- (trying to keep it clean Cam :D)

As for adjusting the obesity standards to fit Americans better that is just another way of say lets let more losers be winners. This is the whole problem with society today. In everyting we do we dumb it down so everyone can succeed. Not everyone was ment to succeed, not everyone is a winner. In schools they lower the requirements so everyone can graduate, in sports they dont keep score. This socialist bullshit has to go. As George Carlin put it "Kids are like adults, a few winners, a whole lot of losers". You can tell a person who is obese, you can tell a person who is in shape. When I walk down the beach and see a beached whale and a lady with a flat stomach, no matter what the guidelines say, I can tell who is obese.
 

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Look - the AVERAGE person is not a bodybuilder or an athlete. It's true that the 'BMI' chart that is used extensively is relatively useless for guys with a lot of muscle mass. Most pro athletes will be considered overweight by those charts. However, for your AVERAGE everyday Joe who goes to work, maybe hits the gym for 45 minutes 3 days a week, watches football, drinks beer - those charts ARE accurate. I think the statistic shown on BL is completely true. Look around when you go shopping this year...

Everyone is fat. Kids. Adults. Teens. I notice I HUGE difference when I go into the city. NO ONE is fat. Because they walk everywhere. The rest of the country isn't NYC unfortunately. Oh well. Part of the 25% and happy about it.

Why New Yorkers Last Longer -- New York Magazine
 

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I am not saying anything about what average is. Average is lazy, wealthy (in world standards), in good health, and happy. That is average, and if average is fat, then so be it. That does not mean change the standards to make "avarege" into "healthy". I am not saying that everyone needs to spend 2 hours a day in the gym and be able to complete a triathalon, but dont make the guy in the office next to me who is 35-40% body fat and cannot walk up the stairs, concidered healthy because he is what 75% of the population's body composition most resembles! (run on sentance I know)
 

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Oh, I agree with you completely - I'm just pointing out that those BMI charts the doctors use ARE accurate for the average person. They don't put that guy in the office next to you in his ideal weight range!

Oh, and no one has to spend ANY time in the gym to be healthy and in their ideal weight range. They just have to control their portion sizes and menu choices. Remember when bottles of soda were 12 oz? I get a huge kick when I go to Wendy's for my mandarin chicken salad. I order a small iced tea, and it is 24oz. Over 300 calories if it were a coke.... Unreal.
 

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So as more and more people slip into obesity we should make the standards of "what is" obesity more lenient?? That makes no sense.
I think there is truth in that statement. I've always been trying to lose weigh for years... what I did notice is that a typical Large t-shirt from Gap/Old Navy/Express Men is larger than they were a few years ago. My body weight as well as waist size et. al hasn't changed much, but I am noticing that the large t-shirts I buy are roomier than they were 3-5 years ago.

If you think about it... it's true, I mean, look back a few decades ago, you typical average height and weight were less than they are now... probably because we have more food(not neccessarily "better", but more in general) than our grandfathers and great-grandfathers did...

Maybe t-shirts should be like pants... waist size X inseam length? :dunno:
 
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