Presenting The Big Mac Index Infographic

Tyler Durden's picture

With ever more Americans boldly crossing into the obesity zone, where so many have gone before, it is only fitting that the topic of today's infographic du jour is the Big Mac index: the world's intercontinental standard of purchase price parity.

The Big Mac Index
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2discern's picture

I'm getting hungry and never eat at Mickey D's

SilverDOG's picture

I would go hungry, before I consumed such poison.

Randall Cabot's picture

The Gino Giant is making a comeback, now that was a burger:

 

Gino's is the place to go ... again

BY JASON NARK
Philadelphia Daily News

THERE WAS a time when everybody went to Gino's, a time when a giant burger slathered in secret sauce left char-grilled imprints on the brains of a generation.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120117_Gino_s_is_the_the_place_to_go_____again.html

spankfish's picture

+1 for Gino Marchetti, takes me back to the Baltimoe Colts.

Randall Cabot's picture

He's still flipping burgers at one of these new Gino's, he's 85!

Rainman's picture

Gino's !! Last time a burger didn't taste like shit !! 15 cent !

trav7777's picture

Big Rats are trash burgers anyway and McDonalds is 365black now, so fuck them.

Nobody in brazil wants to eat that shit

CClarity's picture

To add to group disgust . . . BURGER KING has just announced that they are testing home delivery of their food, for a mere $2 delivery charge.  That is unlikely to reduce obesity in America!

economics1996's picture

Get the onion rings instead of the fries, its all good.

TwelfthVulture's picture

Super Size.  With a DIET Coke.  That's the American way.

LongBallsShortBrains's picture

They gettin they fries on. Yeaaaaaaah!

Clueless Economist's picture

Oh my God...the Gino Giant, you are taken me back to Flourtown PA early 1970's....that was the BEST ever!!!

And they had the Kentucky Fried Chicken ... when it was still awesome!....$4.99 for a bucket...what has become of our great country---those were the days!!!!

Taking my  1st honey back to the Trestle in Flourtown with some Gino's and getting VERY lucky!!

Ratscam's picture

what was the name of that awesome cheese steak place in south philly?
I loved it!

HungrySeagull's picture

Ah Ginos......

If only to turn back decades one more time.

The memories fade though =(

 

I had a Big Mac in London once, I think the pound was 1.29 to the dollar at the time and it was pretty good. But rather pricey compared to what we were used to paying.

 

Now in Canada (Ontario) when CDN is .70 vs USD food of all kinds and everything else was a bountiful cheap. Great times.

Think for yourself's picture

So true. I will let myself starve before eating this industrial waste. I've been mostly clear for a year and a half and have not eaten any fast food for over 6 months, and this has been like a veil lifting off my mind.

Actually, while meditating last week I had a very strong psychedelic experience, just a glimpse of DTM/salvia-like hallucination, where for a fraction of a second the whole world shifted in a flash of fractal skulls, hamburgers and flowing black poison - which, at the moment, was clearly felt as coca-cola to me - and I heard a single word, loud and clear: "McDonalds".

I know I'm not touching that stuff ever again. Eat at your own risk of auto-castration in the elite's Malthusian plan. 

Stack Trace's picture

Don't understand the junks...

ZeroHedgers must be obese (that means "fat" for you retards as in your belly is big).

I went clean 3 years ago. Lost 50 pounds. 42 now and can run 6 minute miles and bench 300 pounds. Actually totally shredded now and look better than most 20 year olds.

Furthermore, my mental clarity and energy levels are significantly improved.

So to those junking this guy...stay in your toxic haze induced state and remember...the fatter you become the more Leptin resistant you become...which means you will keep more estrogen in your blood and become a woman. BITCHEZ.

blunderdog's picture

I went clean 3 years ago. Lost 50 pounds. 42 now and can run 6 minute miles and bench 300 pounds. Actually totally shredded now and look better than most 20 year olds.

Great story, but don't be silly.  It's not like you turn into a superman by avoiding fast-food.  There's a bit of effort involved, too.

economics1996's picture

He has a good point in that you do think differentially when you are buff.  I lift and bike at the Y and find myself looking at tits a lot more now than I use to.

I would box if I could get down to weight.  

NotApplicable's picture

Well... I'm not one of the junkers, but I can guess that:

1. post is holier-than-thou smug,

2. attitude validated with hallucination.

I think it's funny that one would have a spiritual hallucination, and the best thing out of it was the realization that McDonalds is what is wrong with the whole world. I'd like to think when one opens up their mind, it would be more than just a crack where some "progressive flavored, conventional wisdom" sinks in. It's like they put together two pieces of a puzzle, claiming success, never noticing there are still another nine-hundred ninety-eight pieces to go.

Raymond Reason's picture

2. attitude validated with hallucination.

psychological term = magical thinking  

Nevertheless, not consuming processed foods is basic to good health.  Minimal sugar (real and fake).  Homemade yogurt and sauerkraut.  Food grade hydrogen peroxide.  

economics1996's picture

I like working out and eating crap.  My favorite is Sam’s Club pizza.  Nothing like burning 600 calories and chugging down a Coke, hot dog, pizza slice, and pretzel.  Hell yea!

watchingdogma's picture

You'll get better results congratulating yourself if you talk to a mirror.

Stack Trace's picture

Not congratulating myself. Your post sounds like something a millenial would write. There is nothing wrong with boasting about accomplishments most people can achieve if only they tried too. The problem is people in this country think they are entitled to be special without doing anything first.  Not that I count myself as special except for when I look in the mirror. I like to think I can be an example to the fat slobs puttering around feeling hopeless about their situation. I can say "I too was one" and then I did something about it and it wasn't that hard either.

Steps to recovery from obesity (how I did it)

1) Mirror: Recognizing there is no miracle to fix yourself but you. You have the most to lose in being unhealthy. You have the most pain to suffer by cheating your own health.

2) Establish Baseline:  If you are really overweight or have other health conditions make sure to see a physician before starting to get a baseline established. Take a full and honest assessment of your health. Write down the numbers (e.g. blood pressure or weight). Get photos together. Write issues you have experienced with your health over the years. If you smoke then quit. (I quit 4 years ago cold-turkey so I know it is possible to do).

3) Plan. Youth is short-lived and when it is over all of your bad behaviors catch-up with compounded interest. These bad-behaviors are usually a result from lack of planning and general laziness. Formulate a plan from your baseline and set goals. This is something you can do inside 1 or 2 hours. There are 168 hours in just one week. During this stage identify a list of metrics you aim to achieve and dates.

4) Eat right. This means eating the stuff your mom told you to eat when you were a child but you fed to the dog (the green stuff and protein). Simple. Don't eat industrial food, processed food, sugar, or other crap. I don't buy people's claims about time, money, or availability of good food. I have been all over the US and found grocery stores that provide decent produce and meat. I own my own business and work around the clock "Producing" stuff and not trading paper or suing folks for profit (which means I actually have to really work instead of being a poser waiting for the Fed to print more money so I look smart). I always find time to eat right. If you have trouble with this then come up with simple gimmicks to keep yourself from over-eating or eating crap. I write down everything I eat in a journal before I eat it. Forces you to reflect on what you will be eating. Works great.

5) Exercise. Exercise is a critical component. If you don't know how then hire a trainer or get some books on the subject. If possible find a partner to keep you motivated and accountable.  If you don't know how to read then you shouldn't be here reading this. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exerecise every day. Tell your boss to suck on a choad if they say you can't take the time. Put your favorite TEEVEE shows on DVR and watch them later.

6) Stress Management. Doing all of these things will help with stress but won't eliminate it. Remember that 99.99999% of the events and outcomes in the world are beyond your control and it will help you stay on plan. Stress causes all sorts of hormonal imbalances which compromise your health. Some stress is healthy. However, if you feel chest pain, shortness of breath, elevated hypertension, and so on then that is the sign of too much stress.

7) Outside Help. Bring others along your journey. People need one another and each of us surely like to have our loved-ones and friends around longer. Outsiders and others can help keep you on-track and even make some of this fun.

 

Let me end this by saying if the financial apocalypse is coming your health is going to be far more important than guns, ammo, gold, silver, or FRNs. Who cares about wealth if you have no health.

Gully Foyle's picture

Stack Trace

Plan and exercise all you want but in the end bad genes will kick your ass.

You know who Jim Fixx was?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Fixx

James Fuller Fixx (April 23, 1932–July 20, 1984) was the author of the 1977 best-selling book, The Complete Book of Running. Best known as Jim Fixx, he is credited with helping start America's fitness revolution, popularizing the sport of running and demonstrating the health benefits of regular jogging

On July 20, 1984, Fixx died at the age of 52 of a fulminant heart attack, after his daily run on Vermont Route 15 in Hardwick.

I personally know two runners died of heart attacks.

You know who Keith Richards is?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4957948.stm

Saturday, 29 April 2006

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has been taken to hospital in New Zealand after injuring himself while on holiday in Fiji.

A band spokeswoman said Richards had suffered "mild concussion" and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Media reports in Australia and New Zealand said Richards had hurt his head when he fell from a coconut tree.

The legendary musician is mid-way through a world tour with the famous British band.

The band most recently played in New Zealand and start the European leg of their tour in Barcelona next month.

"Following treatment locally and as a precautionary measure he flew to a hospital accompanied by his wife Patti for observation," the spokeswoman said.

New Zealand's Sunday Star Times reported that Richards was being treated in a hospital in Auckland and that he was conscious, mobile and had not undergone surgery.

The incident happened earlier this week but the 62-year-old rock star was taken to hospital on Saturday.

The spokeswoman said she did not know how the injury happened.

 

Stack Trace's picture

Have you ever heard of "Availability Bias"?

 

Look it up. Then think about what you just posted.

Gully Foyle's picture

Stack Trace

"Have you ever heard of "Availability Bias"?"

Are you saying you check out ripped twenty year old men because they are AVAILABLE?

What the fuck, you a prison guard?

Stack Trace's picture

What is with all this gay stuff? I don't have any interest in men but I don't care if other men such as yourself do. What or who people sleep with is none of my business. The thing is...you don't get the chicks or then guys...you just get your hand which is fat and stubby but that isn't a problem because it fits so well.

blunderdog's picture

Moron.  Jim Fixx had a cholesterol count of 412 when he dropped dead.

Yes, everyone's going to die, and yes, it's most likely to be the same thing that killed your immediate ancestors.

But don't be a moron.  Your behavior really is the single most important factor in your own health and quality of life.

Gully Foyle's picture

blunderdog

Moron I said BAD FUCKING GENES will make a fool of your best laid plans.

Your are one of those public educated bitches people always bitch about here, aren't you?

Fuck in my day we just hit your stupid ass with a two by for then pissed on you to wash the blood off.

Stack Trace's picture

Oh, alright... ok Cartman. You are just big-boned. More like bone-headed.

blunderdog's picture

What happened to you, Gully? 

You used to be able to communicate the occasional coherent thought.  You're not on the meth, are ya?

msamour's picture

You and the other fellow, are arrogant. I'm 34, I eat well for the last year, and exercise regularly, and I haven't lost a single pound. I'm still 230, and cannot seem to lose any weight no matter how many green salads I eat. I cannot run more than 5 miles even though i have been running regularity for well over a year now. YES, there are people with bad genes that no matter what they do, it won't make a difference.

If you are a super buff human that can burn calories like crazy after doing little or no work, well good for you, there are others who do not fit this category. Remember a rifle at 200 yards is a great equalizer, so after Zombie apocalypse a fat guy can still take you out. You would do well to remember that...

Vic Vinegar's picture

Something tells me your stubby fingers won't be fitting through that rifle trigger so no one has to worry.

/joking

Let's see: you capitalized 'Zombie' but wrote 'i' per your fourth sentence.  Work on your self-esteem issues, grey bag!

But before you do...lemme know what you think about chumbawamba's comment today.  I thought it was the most compelling thing I've read in a while

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-another-reminder-how-us-government-destroys-business#comment-2072658 

 

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Let me break this down for you nice and simple:

"U.S. Person" does not necessarily mean Americans.  A "U.S. Person" is someone who either:

1) Lives inside the District of Columbia or any of its areas or enclaves, territories and possessions, i.e. Guam, Puerto Rico, military bases in the 50 states, etc.

2) Lives outside the DC (or any of its areas or enclaves...) but still maintains U.S. Citizenship

2a) U.S. Citizens are NOT Americans.  An American is a Citizen of one of the 50 States.  A "U.S. Citizen" is a a federal 14th amendment emancipated slave citizen, with civil privileges granted by the government but NOT Natural Rights (i.e. Inalienable Rights).

2b) "United States" is a municipal corporation, the government of the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, possessions, etc.  D.C> and all federal areas are under the direct legislative jurisdiction of Congress.

2c) The Constitution for the United States of America does not apply to D.C. and the federal areas.  Only those statutes and codes legislated into law by Congress.

2d) Anyone claiming "U.S. citizenship", and swears to that status under penalty of perjury on any government form, such as a IRS Form 1040, W4, a Social Security card, etc., is subject to the legislated democracy of the federal areas.  You are still a Citizen of your State, but your federal citizenship becomes dominant.  You, in effect, convert yourself into an emancipated slave, trading your Inalienable Rights that are your inherently for civil privileges ("civil rights") that the U.S. government grants to you (he who grants can also take away).  Even if you live in a State and not in the federal areas, you are still considered a "U.S. citizen" and for all intents and purposes you are a foreigner in your own home, and thus are subject to local registration and taxation.

2e) The U.S. Government considers you nonresident for tax purposes (a nonresident U.S. person) because you are nonresident in the federal areas.  An American, for tax purposes, is considered a nonresident alien (nonresident in the federal areas and an alien to their government, i.e. you are a State citizen, and the 50 States are "foreign" with regards to D.C. and the federal areas).

Only those who either are U.S. citizens (by claiming such or otherwise), or who live inside the jurisdiction of the federal (U.S.) government, or those who derive "income" from within the federal areas (i.e. an employee of the federal government, an employee of a contractor to the federal government, dividends from a U.S. chartered corporation, etc.) are subject to income taxation.

Look up the definitions yourself.  Better yet, read this book:

The Federal Zone: Cracking the Code of Internal Revenue

http://www.scribd.com/doc/11847293/the-federal-zone-cracking-the-code-of...

It's the real deal.  You dorks still paying income tax unnecessarily need to educate yourselves.  That book was written in the early 1990s but it's still as valid today as it was when the income tax was first foisted onto the unsuspecting American people.

You want to change things?  Stop feeding the beast.  Don't pay taxes if you're not liable.  Pay your dues.  Read the book.

I am Chumbawamba.

 

Stack Trace's picture

So because you are not succeeding....then I must be wrong.

First: I didn't say running was the way to do it. I said I can run. BIG DIFFERENCE.

Do you want to know the secret? It isn't a secret.

Weight/Resistance Training just 3 times a week, 1 hour per session. Light cardio after for 10 minutes on each session. Interval sprint cardio on off days if you have the time and energy. Max 5 hours a week needed. No silly shit bouncing off balls, no jumping, no gay cycling, and no yoga.

On food, stay away from processed food. Salad is not the way to lose weight. Dieting is stupid. Eating the right food at the right time of day matters. Period. Always eat breakfast. Do not eat within 3 hours of bed-time. Try to get enough rest to allow human growth hormone to be secreted (this happens during deepest REM cycle).

Don't take supplements. Waste of money and many of them can hurt more than help. Whey Protein and Creatin can help for muscle mass after you lose the flab but not necessary.

Problem is our society doesn't put a premium on teaching physical education anymore. If you aren't deemed an athlete in high-school you are ignored from an educational stand point. Think about it.

Vic Vinegar's picture

As fascinating as your thoughts on whey protein are, chumba said something a bit more interesting today.  What about your thoughts on this?

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-another-reminder-how-us-government-destroys-business#comment-2072658 

 

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0 

Let me break this down for you nice and simple:

"U.S. Person" does not necessarily mean Americans.  A "U.S. Person" is someone who either:

1) Lives inside the District of Columbia or any of its areas or enclaves, territories and possessions, i.e. Guam, Puerto Rico, military bases in the 50 states, etc.

2) Lives outside the DC (or any of its areas or enclaves...) but still maintains U.S. Citizenship

2a) U.S. Citizens are NOT Americans.  An American is a Citizen of one of the 50 States.  A "U.S. Citizen" is a a federal 14th amendment emancipated slave citizen, with civil privileges granted by the government but NOT Natural Rights (i.e. Inalienable Rights).

2b) "United States" is a municipal corporation, the government of the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, possessions, etc.  D.C> and all federal areas are under the direct legislative jurisdiction of Congress.

2c) The Constitution for the United States of America does not apply to D.C. and the federal areas.  Only those statutes and codes legislated into law by Congress.

2d) Anyone claiming "U.S. citizenship", and swears to that status under penalty of perjury on any government form, such as a IRS Form 1040, W4, a Social Security card, etc., is subject to the legislated democracy of the federal areas.  You are still a Citizen of your State, but your federal citizenship becomes dominant.  You, in effect, convert yourself into an emancipated slave, trading your Inalienable Rights that are your inherently for civil privileges ("civil rights") that the U.S. government grants to you (he who grants can also take away).  Even if you live in a State and not in the federal areas, you are still considered a "U.S. citizen" and for all intents and purposes you are a foreigner in your own home, and thus are subject to local registration and taxation.

2e) The U.S. Government considers you nonresident for tax purposes (a nonresident U.S. person) because you are nonresident in the federal areas.  An American, for tax purposes, is considered a nonresident alien (nonresident in the federal areas and an alien to their government, i.e. you are a State citizen, and the 50 States are "foreign" with regards to D.C. and the federal areas).

Only those who either are U.S. citizens (by claiming such or otherwise), or who live inside the jurisdiction of the federal (U.S.) government, or those who derive "income" from within the federal areas (i.e. an employee of the federal government, an employee of a contractor to the federal government, dividends from a U.S. chartered corporation, etc.) are subject to income taxation.

Look up the definitions yourself.  Better yet, read this book:

The Federal Zone: Cracking the Code of Internal Revenue

http://www.scribd.com/doc/11847293/the-federal-zone-cracking-the-code-of...

It's the real deal.  You dorks still paying income tax unnecessarily need to educate yourselves.  That book was written in the early 1990s but it's still as valid today as it was when the income tax was first foisted onto the unsuspecting American people.

You want to change things?  Stop feeding the beast.  Don't pay taxes if you're not liable.  Pay your dues.  Read the book.

I am Chumbawamba.

 

pods's picture

Thanks Vic. Chumba was speaking of his travails with opening up a court of record in the vanishing credit card story from earlier.

pods

ClassicalLib17's picture

I read Bill Thornton, and I don't think most states are court of record anymore.  My home state, Illinois, removed that from its constitution decades ago.  I recently was called for jury duty, and when they asked me if I was a citizen I told them no,  I am a people, I am sovereign.  She said fill out the form and take your seat until your number is called.  I am 57 and I eat a healthy diet, but I drink a 1.75 liter bottle of Makers mark about every 10 days and consume 1 pack of marlboros a day.  Genealogy has more to do with longevity than any other factor.  Bitchezz   P.S.  I primarily have a mediterrean diet if that provides any clue to you processed food eating/exercise junkies.  I also don't have a college degree, so every day reading on my computer keeps my mind engaged on that which keeps my heart pumping.  Double Bitchezz

i-dog's picture

 
   "I am a people, I am sovereign.  She said fill out the form and take your seat until your number is called."

LOL! The minions are even dumber than the sheep (it's part of the State's selection processes - to hire and retain the dumbest sheep they can find).

Full marks to you for trying, but one needs to be a little more insistent when dealing with programmed minions of the State. I have succeeded in many situations and in many countries.

Rule #1: NEVER EVER "TAKE A SEAT"!! Insist on standing right where you are at the head of the queue (and apologise firmly to those behind you for any inconvenience that this official's difficulty may cause them) until the official in front of you satisfactorily resolves your issue ... including them waiting for a supervisor, or expert, or colleague with a copy of the appropriate written law, not 'guidelines' or 'memos', to arrive.

If you follow Rule #1 religiously, you'll rarely need to know any further rules. ;-)

Stack Trace's picture

Well I am a permanent resident. I am actually an Italian citizen. Not sure how this applies to me and haven't read through it yet.

However, I do know that anyone that attempts to evade paying taxes through these sorts of schemes ends up in a 5'x5' cell with a new butt-commander.

I think a better way (not that I am advocating we do it) to revolt is to actually not work (outside of absolute minimal services to maintain some order). ;-) But that would take a lot of folks stopping all at once. Not a union idea sort of thing. It is a "starve the beast" sort of thing.

Vic Vinegar's picture

An Italian who advocates not working as a form of protest?  Say it ain't so!

In all seriousness, chumba's stuff is fascinating but if it were legit, why is not common practice by now?  I might be a dork but no one I know has tried this.  

I would really like to hear more about people who have.

If I try it, my 5'5' butt-commander would probably be Karl Denninger (oh - the irony!).  Of course, even in our cell, he'd feel compelled to do his blogtalk radio program to an audience of one.  To Karl D's credit that would be one more listener than he currently has.  

i-dog's picture

 
   "if it were legit, why is not common practice by now?"

 
Because, like you and most others who reply to Chumba, 99.9% of people are too scared to try it.

Like all other predators, the 'authorities' can smell fear and sense hesitation and can therefore successfully shut down a hesitant protestor at their very first attempt.

Notice how many replies to Chumba instinctively refer to Irwin Schiff or 5x5 cells as the likely outcome? On what basis - other than fear - are such replies the immediate reaction? Fucking pussies!!! ... they deserve their debt slavery.

i-dog's picture

Not yet. I have other ways of avoiding taxation beyond what I consider a reasonable (small) voluntary donation as my responsible contribution to funding a minimal and constitutional .gov.

My accountant has suggested that I should plead insanity if they ever cotton on, but I'd be using the Chumba approach instead and the gov would get nothing ... since I know that it works from my own dealings with governments on other issues and from others who have adopted it. The secret to using it is to stay quiet about it so that the extortionists will let you off rather than making a fuss that would alert the rest of the flock. I am aware of one person who was "disappeared" for daring to run seminars on it.

Stack Trace's picture

Chuckle. Yes, but I am half German. So I go schitzo between working hard and then taking naps. Go figure.

blunderdog's picture

msamour: if you intended to reply to me, fuck off.  I'm not arrogant about health or wellness, and I don't give a fuck if you're a fatass.  You can be healthy and fat if you like.  Being thin is not nearly as important as being healthy.  No need to take out a poor self-esteem on anyone else, though.

Stack Trace's picture

Your are one of those public educated bitches people always bitch about here, aren't you?

 

What do you mean by this? Please clarify so I can respond.

Do you mean I am educated and you aren't? (very plausible)

Do you mean you have a private education and I have a public education? (meaning you think you are special)

Do you mean you have a religous education? (which explains your fascination with gayness)

Hephasteus's picture

Did you want to talk about physiology?

Did you know most italians are slow oxidizers. Do you know what that means?

What effect does your blood type have on muscles when you burn a certain food. Let's say a blood type a eats bread will his muscles become more acidic or less acidic?

Let's say a blood type o eats bread. Will his muscles become more acidic or less acidic.

Who has a more naturally occuring muscle acidity level a blood type a or a blood type 0.

What happens to blood type b's when they eat chicken?

Do you know the difference between fucose and n-galactosamine?

Why are blacks lactose intolerant?

Did you know a fast oxidizer with a large percentage of slow twitch muscles is able to work out more often but with less intensity? Whereas a slow oxidizer with a preponderonce of fast twitch muscles will benefit more from intense workouts with long periods of muscle rebuilding.

Is timing someone in a sprint a good way to find out if a person is predominantly fast twitch muscles or slow twitch?

If a human had the same amount of fast twitch muscles as a house cat. How high could he jump and how much cross linking would he need to use those muscles?

Which philospher said the following "Know thyself"

Heraclitus, Socrates, Francis Bacon?

If a person has a 100 percent open crown chakra, 90 percent brow chakra, 80 percent open throat chakra, -40 percent closed heart chakra, 50 percent open naval chakra, -20 percent closed sacral chakra, and -20 percent closed root chakra. Is that person likely to develope.

A. Predominately Mental Energy

B. Predominately Emotional Energy

C. Predominately Physical Energy

I think you need to extend you're register width there 8 bit.

i-dog's picture

It's a lot simpler than that. Most races are genetically pre-disposed to having difficulty digesting wheat protein (gluten). So, chugging down quantities of hamburger buns, pizza doughs, pasta, bread and thickened sauces - instead of cooked meat protein and fat - will lead to their bodies storing vast quantities of partially-processed gluten as fat around arms, stomaches, livers, and anywhere else it will fit.

Exercise without a diet change will not fix this problem for such people. On the other hand, they could easily lose weight by eating huge quantities of fatty steaks and stir-fried vegetables and then reclining after dinner with a bottle of wine in front of whatever pleases them.

Stack Trace's picture

Wow ... a whole lot of NOTHING. Thanks now move along.

I am only replying because of several reasons:

Answer: Socrates.

I like your reference to extending the register by 8 bit. Problem is that 8 bits isn't enough to accomodate the additional parity check required to analyze your stuff. 

If Italians are slow oxidizers then what is a 1/4 German, 1/4 Norwegian, 1/2 Southern Italian born near to Greece? Is this slow oxidizing theory applicable across geography and generations?

Look I don't mind that you have ideas about how physiology works and all. But I do know 2 things to be absolute truths about weight loss: Proper Nutrition and Exercise do work. It is the mind that is broken.

Excuses are like Assholes...everyone has them and they all stink.