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What food best encapsulates stereotypical american fatness?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fifty, Jun 27, 2009.

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  1. Cheeseburger

    15.6%
  2. Big Mac

    33.0%
  3. Iceburg Lettuce Salad

    1.8%
  4. Supersize Fries

    7.3%
  5. Double gulp with regular soda/pop

    5.5%
  6. Diet coke

    1.8%
  7. Unhealthy ethnic food

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. potato chips

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. cheetos

    0.9%
  10. blueberry pancake wrapped sausage on a stick

    3.7%
  11. ultra-sugary cereal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. bacon

    0.9%
  13. baby carrots w/ ranch

    0.9%
  14. dominos oreo pizza

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. twinkie

    5.5%
  16. nacho cheese

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. krispy kreme donut

    1.8%
  18. mcdonalds kids meal

    4.6%
  19. baskin robbins large health shake

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. venti caramel frappucino

    0.9%
  21. aussie cheese fries

    0.9%
  22. vitamin water

    1.8%
  23. cinnabon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. baconaise

    8.3%
  25. other

    4.6%
  1. Bobbtjoe

    Bobbtjoe Emperor

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    If it wasn't for this, America would be slim.
     
  2. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Lmao :D
     
  3. Labtec600

    Labtec600 Emperor

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    I say the problem is just laziness. At the end of the day I really really dont feel like cooking in depth so it's much easier to pick up some fast food or boil some hot dogs. Spaghetti is about as in depth as I go.

    THe other problem is portions.

    Last year I got on a kick where I watched what I ate and made my own meals...portions...I dropped 30lbs. Now I still "watch" what I eat, but I eat large portions. Gained back 10lbs but seemed to have leveled...+/- a pound or two, so it works for me.
     
  4. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    That picture is gold. :rotfl:
     
  5. Syterion

    Syterion Voodoo Economist

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    Corndog. Take processed meat, wrap it in a buttery, oily dough and fry it. And of course put it on a stick.
     
  6. Elta

    Elta 我不会把这种

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    A sausage wrapped in a pancake dipped in Baconaise.

    Even worse :lol:
     
  7. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    You know, Baconnaise is only as unhealthy as mayo. There's no actual bacon in it.
     
  8. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    It tastes better than nasty regular coke.
     
  9. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Most people I see drinking diet soda are fat. Why on Earth would a skinny person drink diet soda? :vomit:
     
  10. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    My sister and two of my brothers do because they like the taste of it better than regular pop. Can't stand the syrupy sweetness. Me, gimme syrupy sweetness anyday. :)
     
  11. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    BTW, Bill, what do you work for the aspartame PR department?

    http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html

    If you'd been born 50 years ago you'd be poo-pooing (sp?) folks who thought tobacco was bad for you.
     
  12. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Um.........
     
  13. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    Because sugar soda is incredibly unhealthy and it's not something that someone should be drinking, so if they want to drink soda they should be drinking a diet drink or nothing at all? Or because they simply like the taste of diet sodas and don't like sugary sodas that much? Besides, Diet Coke does have a different recipe than regular coke; it's not just a replacement of the sugar with aspartame - there's another diet soda for that - it's Coke Zero.

    1989

    Speaking of which, you link sucks. For example, it links to thisstudyas proof that there is an "adverse reaction to aspartame", but the study concludes that there is no need to reassess the carcinogenic potential of aspartame, (e.g. negligible risk), it links to reviews in pubmed saying that the carcinogenic potential of aspartame is negligible, etc. It's well known that Aspartame causes allergic reactions (so does peanut butter), plenty of those studies linked there are talking about headaches/migranes :)rolleyes: yeah that's a good reason to ban something; now granted, that's still important knowledge to know!) and I see plenty of other studies on pubmed talking about the lack of genotoxicity of aspartame.

    I'm not poo-pooing folks that thought that tobacco is bad for me, I'm poo-pooing folks that think that the moon landing was faked.
     
  14. bigdog5994

    bigdog5994 Lady Day

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    I HATE DIET SODA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how about if your on a diet you dont drink soda at all

    and i hear that a McGriddle is the most horrible thing you can do to your body all the time but how is it any different from eating sausage, eggs and pancakes?
     
  15. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Regular soda at least tastes good. I don't understand any reason to drink diet soda at all frankly but to each their own.

    So, how does one know one has an allegric reaction to Aspartame? Besides buying it & drinking it frequently & then noticing a link?

    Childcare facilities, schools & medical centers generally have to be very careful about giving out peanut butter (a common allergen as you said) to those in their care. Are they as careful about diet soda? I haven't noticed they are.

    Do you think poor & undereducated people will understand their adverse reactions immediately & take immediate action to change? Do people do this with smoking or drinking? However, diet soda, unlike those activities is deemed totally safe (which most people will assume means totally safe for all).

    Independent studies or otherwise? Since you're here you should link to them & I'll look at them.

    Snappy.
     
  16. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    They are wrong.
     
  17. Bill3000

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    Not really sure why myself, but I think my brother is a supertaster (considering his infamous pickiness) and thus sugary soda is too sweet for him, so he drinks diet soda instead.

    Besides, it's a good enough healthy substitute for a very unhealthy sweet drink. It doesn't need to be a perfect substitute.

    Same way other allergies are medically found? :confused: Don't remember precisely but I think it involves placing a little bit of each possible substance on the arm and checking each spot for hives after a while. That's how my parents discovered that I was allergic to chocolate and sulfur. (and thank god, I eventually stopped being allergic to chocolate)

    Other than the FDA studies (which are pretty important and already linked to on the page)

    Artificial sweeteners--do they bear a carcinogenic risk? (According to the current literature, the possible risk of artificial sweeteners to induce cancer seems to be negligible.)

    The intake of intense sweeteners - an update review. (Studies on the intakes of intense sweeteners in different countries published since the author's previous review in 1999 indicate that the average and 95th percentile intakes of acesulfame-K, aspartame, cyclamate and saccharin by adults are below the relevant acceptable daily intake (ADI) values.)

    NTP report on the toxicology studies of aspartame (CAS No. 22839-47-0) in genetically modified (FVB Tg.AC hemizygous) and B6.129-Cdkn2atm1Rdp (N2) deficient mice and carcinogenicity studies of aspartame in genetically modified [B6.129-Trp53tm1Brd (N5) haploinsufficient] mice (feed studies). (nder the conditions of this 9-month feed study, there was no evidence of carcinogenic activity of aspartame in male or female p53 haploinsufficient mice exposed to 3,125, 6,250, 12,500, 25,000, or 50,000 ppm.)

    Artificial sweeteners and cancer risk in a network of case-control studies. (CONCLUSION: The present work indicates a lack of association between saccharin, aspartame and other sweeteners and the risk of several common neoplasms.)

    Increasing brain tumor rates: is there a link to aspartame? (We conclude that there is need for reassessing the carcinogenic potential of aspartame.)

    Sugar and sugar substitutes. Comparisons and indications. (In a varied, balanced diet, the use of aspartame and saccharin is one safe way for the general population to enjoy sweet foods with fewer calories and less cariogenic potential.)

    Seems to be more studies but they lack abstracts, but that should be enough for this post.
     
  18. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    diet soda is sweeter than real soda billy
     
  19. cardgame

    cardgame Sensual Kitten

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    ohnoes, da sugar poison's going to kill me! :run:
     
  20. ParangBoi

    ParangBoi Chieftain

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    "Death by soda" would be a unique way to go :D


    So everyone seems to have something against sodas. Is coke the deadliest of all sodas? :confused:
     

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