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(Salt Lake Tribune)   CDC Director Ric Romero shares study that finds that kids who eat too many salty foods and are obese, develop high blood pressure just like adults. Your snowflake wants another happy meal   (sltrib.com) divider line 18
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2012-09-17 03:34:24 AM
Every time I see a study or story like this, it reminds me of stories of parents who go out and sue companies like McDonald's, cause their snowflakes got fat eating their food.

I know where I live, I have seen some omfg huge children, and they're waddling along side their huge parents. If I ever have kids, I'm putting them on a strict diet, I don't ever want a child of mine to go through the hell of growing up fat and developing the health problems that go with it.

/Has parents who let him eat any food as a kid.
//Didn't learn the importance of self control and eating responsibly until it was almost too late.
///Battling chronic health problems cause of it.
////Please don't let your kids grow up like that, teach them some proper eating habits and what's healthy and what's not.
 
2012-09-17 03:45:55 AM
It's not one single thing, like salt or fat...it's processed fast food, empty calories, and huge portion sizes.

The Japaneese diet is very high in sodium with soy sauce..but balanced with lots of fresh fish, grains, veggies, and smaller portions. They'd laugh at 1 tsp of soy sauce a day...and yet very low rates of obesity and high blood pressure.

The French diet is high in fats, butter, and somewhat salt...but again smaller portions throughout the day.
 
2012-09-17 04:03:37 AM

optikeye: It's not one single thing, like salt or fat...it's processed fast food, empty calories, and huge portion sizes.

The Japaneese diet is very high in sodium with soy sauce..but balanced with lots of fresh fish, grains, veggies, and smaller portions. They'd laugh at 1 tsp of soy sauce a day...and yet very low rates of obesity and high blood pressure.

The French diet is high in fats, butter, and somewhat salt...but again smaller portions throughout the day.



THIS ^^

Exactly, thank you! Portion control is a huge part of it, and when I do get fast food, I always get the small servings. Also, don't forget regular exercise!
 
2012-09-17 04:14:06 AM

strangeluck: Exactly, thank you! Portion control is a huge part of it, and when I do get fast food, I always get the small servings. Also, don't forget regular exercise!


Take a look at "neverseconds" a blog by a 10 yo girl in Scotland. Link

She normally posts pictures of her school lunches. But has branched out to ask people across the world to send them images of their lunches.

Here's one from Japan:

ballibeg.smugmug.com 

Katemeshi (Mixed Rice with Vegetable), Eggplant Soup with Sesame, Grilled Pacific Saury, and Milk.
(I also think there's tofu in the soup). A good balance of protein, grains, and veggie. Small portions.

Sure not the greatest looking food..but heck it's a school lunch. An IMHO far healthier than the pizza, fries, and salad..as a typical USA school lunch.
 
2012-09-17 05:17:29 AM
what i learned on fark this year:

it's not the salt, sodium, nacl, na+
it's the fat you put the salt on.

/salted frozen buttersticks is .... l
 
2012-09-17 05:22:13 AM
anything i eat with lots of salt is great, but it makes me feel all hot and i'm forced to drink a gallon of water afterwards
 
2012-09-17 05:44:26 AM
Back in the 70's fat was the 'magic thing' you should eliminate from your diet.

About that time we saw lots of butter substitutes..whipped butter, "can't fool mother nature", Parkay....etc.etc. And a generation grew up with out tasting 'real butter' which tasted 'sour' to them.
And as a side effect they'd eat more to get satisfied.

But all those subs they used..used trans fats...and hydrogenated oils. Which is really one of the quantifiable 'bad things' to eat. Again the nutritionists where wrong. Same as we're discovering today with render lard, (not whipped) and Duck fat...for frying.

Even with trans fats and calorie counts and labels corporations fudge the labeling process..as a "serving of Potato chips" which can be advertised as 0 trans fats..is only 12 chips, because they round down to 'zero' to gram weight of transfats/serving size--and can legally proclaim 0 Transfats.

People didn't get fat overnight...but a steady diet of huge portions and eating less veggies. And LOTS and LOTS of corn based based additives, oils, sugars, etc.
 
2012-09-17 06:07:16 AM
This is why we need taxpayer funded national health care. The "I'll do what I want" argument would be in a choke hold from the "You're costing us a shiat-ton of money" argument.
 
2012-09-17 06:52:56 AM
Heavily processed or preserved food will destroy your health. Eliminate that and you'll usually be just fine.
In other words, get off your lazy ass and prepare real food for your kids.
 
2012-09-17 07:25:40 AM
www.myfacewhen.net
 
2012-09-17 07:42:15 AM
But...but...genetics makes me eat all eight pieces of pizza.
 
2012-09-17 07:42:27 AM
Portion control is BS too, in its own way. Your body is pretty damn good at self-regulating portions provided you don't SHORT CIRCUIT THE FEEDBACK MECHANISMS. You do that by eating non-food or food-like-substances, especially sugar and processed grain. As long as you buy stuff (in general) that looks roughly like it does in the ground, or you can point to it on your own body (mmm... sirloin), then your body will take care of itself.

This is of course assuming you don't already have permanent metabolic damage, but even if you do it goes a long way.
 
2012-09-17 08:18:54 AM
Carbs make you fat, people.
 
2012-09-17 08:56:21 AM

borg7of9: But...but...genetics makes me eat all eight pieces of pizza.


No, upbringing makes them helpless against the fork. Veeeeekteeeeems!
 
2012-09-17 11:21:33 AM
my boy is made of french fries, so i'm getting a kick
 
2012-09-17 03:10:23 PM
I grew up begging for more sweets (super-taster here, with a real hatred for the way veggies taste) and ended up fat.

My kids make me buy veggies (so far, I'm the cook), and they're thin and fit.

Reverse psychology, anyone? Or is it because they're male?

/Study that, medical punks.
 
2012-09-17 03:36:27 PM
My kids are picky eaters, they refuse to eat if I make them something "organic." You just have to trick them into getting the happy meals with apples in them or KFC w/out the skin on the chicken
 
2012-09-17 04:30:35 PM

Gdalescrboz: My kids are picky eaters, they refuse to eat if I make them something "organic." You just have to trick them into getting the happy meals with apples in them or KFC w/out the skin on the chicken


Enlist the help of a friend while serving dinner:

Friend: So they don't like vegetables?
You: No, they aren't ready yet for grown up food.
 
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