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Weight Inflation: A Rising Tide Of Fat Lifts All Scales

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Remember when after the Fukushima explosion, in order to avoid panic Japan doubled the maximum dose of "safe" daily radiation allowed, and then raised it some more? This is kinda like that, but instead of Gamma rays you have Twinkies..


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Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:37 | 3028364 jazze
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LOOOOOL the government is so shameless...

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:58 | 3028392 hedgeless_horseman
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The Surgeon General of the USA resembles this trend.  We know she did not get the job just because she is black.  Did she get it because she is fat?

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:29 | 3028434 flacon
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She is "Full Figured" and she's beautiful just the way she is. It doesn't matter what's on the outside, it's what's on the inside that counts.  /s

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 19:08 | 3028496 machineh
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Empress Hillary does not appreciate your back-handed compliment.

Please report to the chemical castration center for your treatment.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 22:13 | 3028735 Harlequin001
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Evolution dudes...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 08:13 | 3029187 CompassionateFascist
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Food of the Gods. And the harvest will soon begin.  

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 19:14 | 3028503 Cathartes Aura
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"fat, black, woman"

ticks all the boxes for some.

no illustrations needed, embedded.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 21:53 | 3028704 The trend is yo...
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my friend in the ER is seeing more and more women that are so fat, they actually come in to the ER for stomach pain which is really labor pains.  They ddn't know for 9 months they were pregnant until they are delivering.  The scary part is who is hitting that?

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 23:10 | 3028816 Osmium
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I'm sure alchohol is involved.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 04:33 | 3029059 Parrotile
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Not just a "problem" in America sunbeam - Australia is in much the same boat too! and

And, they are getting larger month on month too.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 08:15 | 3029188 CompassionateFascist
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People of Walmart bang People of Walmart and produce more People of Walmart. 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:25 | 3029619 Overfed
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He's just following the template laid out by previous African dictators. Fill all cabinet and supreme court positions with friends and cronys.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:39 | 3028368 knukles
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So I've been a success more than once in my lifetime.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:46 | 3028377 Insideher Trading
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Women who are 5'10'' and 112lbs will always be ideal. Adrianna Lima

I don't care too much about Gallup or it's poll based sociological pontifications.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:38 | 3028456 knukles
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Could even lower her carbon foot print of she was legless.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:10 | 3028585 ShortTheUS
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This doesn't mean you should starve yourself to look like the model in the latest Nieman Marcus commercial.

A balanced diet with some extra protein and intense weight training will lead to weight increase in the form of muscle - which is a very healthy form of weight gain.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 21:49 | 3028700 cbxer55
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I have no clue why three useful idiots down arrowed you for that comment, it is spot on. It's what I do as well.

Green fer ya.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 12:40 | 3029890 blunderdog
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   which is a very healthy form of weight gain.

Heavier people are more likely to die.  That's why medical folks started looking at the BMI metric in the first place.  Actuarial tables provided the "insight" that bigger people die sooner, all other things being equal.

It doesn't matter if you're over 200 lbs because you look like Steve Reeves or because you look like John McCain. 

You're more likely to DIE the heavier you are.

That said, there are many very fine reasons to want to carry more muscle-mass around.  "Living longer" just isn't one of them.  Skinny twiggy folks live the longest, statistically.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:12 | 3028588 toomanyfakecons...
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She isn't a blow up doll... she is a blow up skeleton. Where's the beef?

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:15 | 3028589 hairball48
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Adrianna Lima +100 :)

Inquiring ZH ladies. Hairball is not fat @ 6'4"/190

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:59 | 3028645 lunaticfringe
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Adriana?? I dumped her when she put on a few extra ounces. I got a hottie from Ethiopia now.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:48 | 3028383 Essential Nexus
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How am I going to get to my target weight without my 32oz Coke?!

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 23:16 | 3028828 Tirpitz
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With high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Sugar, the bitter truth:

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:48 | 3028386 apberusdisvet
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Blubber is the best contraceptive there is. No wonder the birth rate is down.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:13 | 3028416 Quinvarius
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I think you are on to something.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:16 | 3028419 Winston Churchill
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Theres a piece in every crease though.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:49 | 3028388 AgShaman
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Holy sh*t!

I'm still stuck in 1991

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:50 | 3028389 Essential Nexus
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Replace the title with "Average Ideal number of Ounces of Gold" and then we have something useful.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:50 | 3028390 Miss Expectations
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100% correlation to Michele Obama's weight.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:05 | 3028409 kaiserhoff
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How can anyone look at Moochelle, and claim we have not yet discovered the missing link?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 00:11 | 3028902 squexx
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Also looking at Moochelle, you can also understand why Barry spent so much time in those gay clubs in Chicago!

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:30 | 3028442 Uncle Remus
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First Plumpster..

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 08:17 | 3029191 CompassionateFascist
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First Rumpster

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 12:58 | 3029948 blunderdog
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What is this all about, really?  It's just hatred of black women, right?

Michelle Obama may not be an attractive person, and you may hate her for all kinds of irrational reasons, but she's not fat. 

She's just big--she's 5' 11" for fuck's sake.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:56 | 3028393 Spastica Rex
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And yet acceptable cholesterol levels keep being lowered. WTF? It's like someone is making money.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:28 | 3028438 Uncle Remus
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Fuck that and the statins they rode in on.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 16:58 | 3028396 Cathartes Aura
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/slow Sunday

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:08 | 3028405 Dr Benway
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im gonna have a cup of coffee

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 09:32 | 3029293 El Viejo
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coffee can cause prostate problems.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:17 | 3028422 JustPrintMoreDuh
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I think there's a potential market for excessively irradiated tungsten filled gold plated twinkies developing ... 

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:20 | 3028428 Water Is Wet
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Either America is full of midgets, I'm a giant, or anorexia is the new style.  If I weighed the "ideal weight" i'd be a twig.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 22:27 | 3028762 defender
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Agreed.  I know that the average height is something like 5' 10" for males, but even there, at 160# you aren't going to be playing much football, or working for any construction firms.  You should still be able to flip burgers or shuffle papers across a desk, so the american dream can continue.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 07:39 | 3029148 JohnnyBriefcase
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Your avatar gives me serious WoW nostalgia.



Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:37 | 3028454 I am Jobe
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Crumb away from 450 pouds. Amerikan Women, stuffing their faces and asking where is my Love.


Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:48 | 3028467 Stuck on Zero
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Watch old movies from the thirties.  Everyone is skinny. 


Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:48 | 3028635 TBT or not TBT
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Back then it was well known that eating starchy foods and beverages were fattening, back before the central government go so involved in regulating and propagandizing nutrition nonsense.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 23:19 | 3028833 Tirpitz
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Government solely regulates what the food industry lobbyists tell it to legislate. Sugar tariffs anyone, or corn subsidies?

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 19:10 | 3028498 kevinearick
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...and you gotta levitate that fat...bringing us to the nastiest black hole ever constructed for the purpose...San Francisco...the eunuchs and goddess/witch gatekeepers aren't going to like this...que it up for one more round Johnny...let's see how this economic mobility thingy really (doesn't) works, how the economic priests got caught naked.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 19:21 | 3028516 Getting Old Sucks
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Fukashima?  There are 4 exposed, uncontrolable meltdowns going on and no one can control it.  It is totally radiating the Pacific ocean and spreading nuclear fallout thoughout the world.  No one is talking about it!  Like tuna?  All contaminated!  Cruise the pacific?  Ships make they're own water.  Wonder why the USA isn't monitoring?  The milk you're giving your kids will kill them in 20 years from now!  Sleep sheeple and deny this shit!  Assholes!  Notice how the cancer increased after our nation did all their nuclaer testing?  Wait till you see what this does and No one says shit!  Follow not only for what's happening in Japan but for what's happening here.  Bet most of you don't even know.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 19:31 | 3028530 LetThemEatRand
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But a bunch of really smart people here told me earlier today that mankind is too puny to affect his environment in a meaningful way.  Besides, I don't see any radiation so it can't possibly be there.  

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 19:46 | 3028543 Getting Old Sucks
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So you know.  Arrow up

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 01:09 | 3028793's picture



But a bunch of really smart people here told me earlier today that mankind is too puny to affect his environment in a meaningful way.  Besides, I don't see any radiation so it can't possibly be there.


Because CO2 and radioactive fallout are just so darn similar.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 08:39 | 3029213 LeisureSmith
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Not much love for the USSR, but one thing they got right was the response to Chernobyl. Heavy duty mobilisation and many brave men putting themselves in harms way. That thing could have been much worse.

Skip to the 32 min mark for a terrifying flashback of what could have been. I really hope that the Japanese are trowing everything and the kitchen sink at Fukushima because the alternative is unforgiveble.

As for the obese thing, might i suggest a cross country mobility scooter race, with corporate sonsorship ala Nascar. Mc.Dondalds, KFC et al, you heard it here first.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 19:47 | 3028560 rosethorn
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Radiation impact on Japanese children

Massive increase in thyroid problems in Japan getting no coverage

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:13 | 3028584 Getting Old Sucks
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Right now we're reading about Japan's children but our's are next.  And then the rest of the planet.  Can you imagine what would happen if TPTB told the truth?  The food industry would go to shit to begin with.  Then the rest of the market.  Japan is FINISHED, period.  People don't understand what a meltdown of nuclear fuel really means.  Russia tried to contain Chernoble with encasing the plant in concrete.  It's breaking down now.  Next idea?  In Japan, they can't even do that.  You're talking about thousands of years of contamination.  No way out.  It's like unleashing a mini sun  on earth.  I'd wish all good luck but it would do no good.  Sure, call me chicken little, don't care.  Sad for my grandchildren and my children.  I've lived a good life so for myself, cest la vie.  

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 23:25 | 3028843 Tirpitz
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We don't need radiation with the kids having to eat Monsanto's poison food, with the kids having to drink fluoridated water, with the kids pumped full of toxic high fructose corn syrup from cradle to grave.

Corporate America does it more sustainably while making a few billion bucks out of it.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 19:51 | 3028566 rosethorn
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Larger portion sizes and the marketing blitz of restaurant chains and snack food vendors have a lot to do with this.  The whole concept if increasing sales by raising portion sizes while incrasing prices to make it seem like the customer is getting value for their money is key.

Order an entree at just about any restaurant nowadays and you get a plate with three meals' worth of calories.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:01 | 3028579 Seasmoke
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she has a great personality

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:44 | 3028631 Wannabee
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1992--is that the year MCD introduced Supersize?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 13:06 | 3028691 cbxer55
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I am 6"2: and weighed in at 164 today. Guaranteed that is probably light for my size, my BMI is 122. But I do not want to weigh anymore than I do. It is my perfect weight, IMHO, and I work hard to stay in the 160s. I weighed 145 for many years, and looked like a string bean.

What's a twinkie? I thought it was something related to the gay community. ;-)

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 22:04 | 3028721 Downtoolong
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Stop bitching. At least we can be thanful the average American tonnage doesn't track inflation, the CPI, or worse yet, the size of the Fed's balance sheet.


Sun, 12/02/2012 - 22:25 | 3028755 egoist
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Man or Woman? Or, average - period?

I'd like to see what other questions were also in that survey (meal size, exercise...).


Three good meals a day is two/too many - BF

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 23:29 | 3028847 Tirpitz
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Three good meals a day is fine - but where do you get a good meal in times where the entire food supply is controlled by big business hungry for big bucks on the back of a starved population?

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 22:26 | 3028757 Miffed Microbio...
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Wow, and to think I've said i was 15 lbs over weight when all this time I've been normal! In fact in a few years I'm going to be underweight and then anorexic. Damn, I better start hitting the buffets...


Mon, 12/03/2012 - 00:29 | 3028918 JustACitizen
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If everyone started to eat in a healthy manner - like our parents and grandparents - there would be a whole lot of disappointed people trading stocks and whining about the "poor performance" of the global fat machine. It's a lot more fun to blame the "weaklings" - profitable too.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 01:37 | 3028974 tongue.stan
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based on the chart, I'd say the data will be rounding off and start declining in about 2 years as people start starving during the early stages of mad max


problem solved

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 01:47 | 3028976 Yen Cross
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Wall Mart is just screaming with (forward) guidance.

  Listen closely/ it's Jimmy Cramers ghost

  Who? on this Freight Train of lies is willing to take on risk?  I'm getting ready to jump in/ I'm not telling my trade.

  Some dysfunctional central bank Eg; SNB will rinse a shit load of Korean WON on me! Look at 2 year notes from central banks.

  That is the new global fiat!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:00 | 3029543 11.11
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Here's a link that will answer some of the questions posed by previous posters.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 14:43 | 3030273 Jena
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It does work better with the article.  And I agree with you about the Paleo diet, overall.  I just got the husband to go back on the Paleo diet a week ago.  Already he's feeling much better and has dropped five pounds.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:27 | 3029634 11.11
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I have easily maintained my 32-inch waist for a year since I adopted a so-called "Paleo" diet.  I had a 36-inch waist for the previous 6-7 years.  Also, my energy levels have never been better, my aches and pains that I had chalked up to getting older are gone, I don't get sick as often and when I do, it's brief.  I have two kids under 4, so I'm exposed to a lot of junk.  My mood is much improved as well.  I'm not on ANY medications.  I have become a voracious reader and have much more focus.  I had a tendency to be easily distracted (ADHD?) in the past.  I have quickly lost interest in sitting on the couch consuming garbage (via my mouth OR eyes/ears). 

/s  I can't imagine why TPTB don't do more to improve our knowledge of diet and nutrition.  /s

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