I eat very little foods with high trans fat content, and organic foods because it is generally better for the environment, but that doesn't mean my food choices are healthy and balanced.
Chuck, who knows one volcanic eruption can out mass a whole century of human air pollution. BUT OF COURSE, WE CAUSED IT! (AL GORE)
^^ Truth is, you can avoid trans fats and still have a sh*tty diet. Trans fats aren't the only thing to be worried about, and I think by banning them, you're sending the wrong message. I can see people thinking, "since I'm no longer able to eat anything with trans fats, I'm going to get healthier", when they should actually be looking at other things as well, including exercise. I know my diet isn't the best it can be but I do exercise and I know better than to believe that trans fats are the only things I have to worry about.
I have a few reasons why I won't wear a seat belt. My sister in law is alive today because she didn't have one on during an accident in wet weather (seat belts and air bags are set for protection from certian impacts not ALL impacts). Also I am of a height that where ever the seat belt positioner is place the strap tends to cut right across my neck or throat which I am sorry but that's not comfortable at all and if I can choose not to have it happen well then it's not happening. If I get stopped by an officer I won't argue when he hands me the ticket but he's not going to force me to wear it either.
As for trans fats, I have cut them out of all products that I can make the choice easily. Why, cause trans and saturated fats do contribute to cholesterol levels. I now read labels and decided what I want to eat and what I don't want to. Yes at a restaurant they don't list that stuff on menus so I could eat more than I want to in a day but I am doing what I can to help deal with a health issue without too many medications.
I also believe that the "trans fat" emergency crisis will fade like all other hot button issues. It's not the only thing making our culture fatter and lazier but I am not going to start a socio-politcal rant fest in this thread discussing what is wrong with Americans.
Rob Ascough said:
Truth is, you can avoid trans fats and still have a sh*tty diet. Trans fats aren't the only thing to be worried about, and I think by banning them, you're sending the wrong message. I can see people thinking, "since I'm no longer able to eat anything with trans fats, I'm going to get healthier", when they should actually be looking at other things as well, including exercise.
Yes, yes, yes.
It's the current state of America - treat the symptom, not the cause.
Do I believe you should? Yeah, Do I believe you should have too? No.
Honestly, Im joining weight watchers tonight, My brothers lost over 100 and if I can do even half that, I'll feel blessed. It's not a plan based around AVOIDING ANYTHING but eating a ballanced diet and removing things that make you hungry faster.
Chuck, who fell into the it's too damn easy to go through the drive through syndrome. Fast food is generally bad for you but it's your responsibility to take care of yourself.
Chuck: Good Luck!
And I never meant to offend anyone with my McDonalds thing, but I always thought that food could be addictive (or the act of eating, to many addiction is not on a substance but a habbit), not any specific venue. Like Hopman chose a healthier alternative to other snacks, food/eating addicts could stock up on healthier choices which is easier then driving to a McDonalds. McDonalds does put a decent ammount of chemicals into their food, but just about any food these days has chemicals into it. *** Edited 2/21/2007 11:14:35 PM UTC by P18***
Basically I got a point number to work with that I should eat all of it per day. Im allowed a extra 35 during the week for whatever. I can earn points by exercise (Certain amount equals certain points) Ect. By keeping a daily diary, counting everything. I will loose 3-7 pds per week.
Even if you've reached your limit, Theres certain foods (Basically all non yellow vegies) that you can eat all you want. EVEN SAUTEED MUSHROOMS as your body takes more points to burn em than your ingesting.
Eventually it gets hard, But starting off, Should be easy. Those of you who know me, Know I got a long way to go to get remotely normal size. Those of you who don't. Take care of yourself. It's no fun not riding what you want to ride and having joints ache from sheer weight problems.
Chuck, doing the loose for Voyage diet, one year late. My brother started it last year and has lost 112pds though weight watchers.
And yes depriving yourself of completely something you want is not good. Even some diabetics are told if you crave a desert when out to eat. Order it and have some just eat enough to stop the craving. The craving will only cause more harm if let go to a level where you splurge.
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