Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Axios)   The American diet is making Covid-19 worse   (axios.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Supreme Court of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, United States, food system, President Trump, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat, President of the United States  
•       •       •

5448 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Sep 2020 at 3:54 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



122 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2020-09-19 1:34:07 PM  
Ya think?
 
2020-09-19 1:37:02 PM  
'Murica.
 
2020-09-19 1:44:03 PM  
Good.
 
2020-09-19 2:29:27 PM  
Nothing to worry about.  Not over weight.
 
2020-09-19 3:34:32 PM  
Vitamin D

If you're not going outside, at it to your diet via supplements.
 
2020-09-19 3:56:42 PM  
Disease and obesity don't go well together. news at 11
 
2020-09-19 3:56:54 PM  
Obvious tag in line at the buffet.
 
2020-09-19 3:59:04 PM  
Told ya, fat f*cks!
 
2020-09-19 4:00:21 PM  
Doesn't it make everything worst except for fast and junk food providers?

/and no, I do not have a healthy diet.
 
2020-09-19 4:00:43 PM  
The "american diet" is not healthy, it's not about making covid worse. It makes your health worse.
 
2020-09-19 4:01:03 PM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: Obvious tag in line at the buffet.


Are buffets even a thing these Covid days?  They skeebed me out even before the pandemic, excepting one awesome Chinese buffet where the staff were fanatical about keeping things clean and raging on people who weren't sanitary when getting food.

I still cackle at one incident where a staff member lost it at someone who wasn't using the utensils.  YOU USE FINGA! YOU NO USE FINGA YOU USE SPOON!  HERE SPOON!  USE SPOON OH LEEV!
 
2020-09-19 4:01:23 PM  
Rona kills all the fatties!

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-09-19 4:01:38 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-09-19 4:02:50 PM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: The "american diet" is not healthy, it's not about making covid worse. It makes your health worse.


And there it is. Ignore the 200,000 excess deaths because it's the suddenly-more-lethal-for-some-unknown-​reason cormorbidities and not the COVID that are doing the killing.
 
2020-09-19 4:03:47 PM  
It sucks that so many shelf stable foods are carbs.

I'm losing the weight I picked up in the first three months of quarantine.  I can now fit into the same waist size I was in high school, but it's tight.  Still got some more to go.  And I finally managed to consistently exercise for a month straight now (at home weights and late night/early morning walks).  I feel for folks trapped in apartments.
 
2020-09-19 4:08:10 PM  
This thread will surely be the one that changes things.
 
2020-09-19 4:09:29 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: fark'emfeed'emfish: The "american diet" is not healthy, it's not about making covid worse. It makes your health worse.

And there it is. Ignore the 200,000 excess deaths because it's the suddenly-more-lethal-for-some-unknown-​reason cormorbidities and not the COVID that are doing the killing.


Fark user imageView Full Size
Fark user imageView Full Size

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-09-19 4:13:50 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: 7th Son of a 7th Son: Obvious tag in line at the buffet.

Are buffets even a thing these Covid days?  They skeebed me out even before the pandemic, excepting one awesome Chinese buffet where the staff were fanatical about keeping things clean and raging on people who weren't sanitary when getting food.

I still cackle at one incident where a staff member lost it at someone who wasn't using the utensils.  YOU USE FINGA! YOU NO USE FINGA YOU USE SPOON!  HERE SPOON!  USE SPOON OH LEEV!


There's a Mongolian BBQ place I'd visit weekly, but I haven't been there since February because of the pandemic.  I would make this (not great-looking but otherwise delicious) mix of calamari, pork, mushrooms, beansprouts and rice, then spice it up.  I called it Kraken Diablo.
 
2020-09-19 4:14:00 PM  
I've actually lost weight somehow.
 
2020-09-19 4:16:17 PM  
Trump eats McDonald's and that's just another reason this is all his fault.
 
2020-09-19 4:17:39 PM  
Joe Fatmomma aint helpin neither
 
2020-09-19 4:18:04 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-09-19 4:18:17 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: 7th Son of a 7th Son: Obvious tag in line at the buffet.

Are buffets even a thing these Covid days?  They skeebed me out even before the pandemic, excepting one awesome Chinese buffet where the staff were fanatical about keeping things clean and raging on people who weren't sanitary when getting food.

I still cackle at one incident where a staff member lost it at someone who wasn't using the utensils.  YOU USE FINGA! YOU NO USE FINGA YOU USE SPOON!  HERE SPOON!  USE SPOON OH LEEV!


In Oklahoma, aka the patron saint of health and rational thought, Cici's pizza is open for dine-in.  I think history will teach us that Covid-19 is kinda like AIDS in the sense of you die from underlying health problems rather than the disease itself. I see pics all the time "perfectly healthy" people dying. Being 350 pounds and 5 foot 7 isn't healthy.
 
2020-09-19 4:18:26 PM  
Your Momma's so fat when she walks down the street she sets off a 2.0 on the richter scale.

Your Momma's so fat she had to be baptized at sea world.

Your Momma's so fat when she sits around the house, she sits around the house.

Your Momma's so fat her panty size is XXXXXXXXXX XL.
 
2020-09-19 4:19:07 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: fark'emfeed'emfish: The "american diet" is not healthy, it's not about making covid worse. It makes your health worse.

And there it is. Ignore the 200,000 excess deaths because it's the suddenly-more-lethal-for-some-unknown-​reason cormorbidities and not the COVID that are doing the killing.


I don't think that's what he said. I read his comment as explaining why it's obvious that Covid is worse in the US than elsewhere. All obesity related illnesses are worse in the US, Covid is just one of them.
 
2020-09-19 4:20:44 PM  

jtown: I've actually lost weight somehow.


Yup, more cooking in. You can put pretty much whatever you want into spaghetti and it STILL won't be worse for you than a Big Mac meal. And things like baked chicken can be made 100 different ways for very cheap.
I've lost close to 20 pounds by not eating complete crap.

/Jiggle jiggle
 
2020-09-19 4:21:06 PM  

jtown: I've actually lost weight somehow.


Me too. I know lots of people who have.
 
2020-09-19 4:21:31 PM  
The american lifestyle period makes everything worse.  roughly 20% still smoke, how many more percent drink regularly, tons of us have office/sedentary careers.  Junk food is way cheaper than healthy food.  Its just life nowadays.

Health insurers should give people who go to gyms for so many hours per week a discount, that would be a great incentive for people on the fence about being active.  Its easy to beat nicotine tests, and quitting smoking isnt as simple as saying "you will get tested randomly once a year and if you fail your insurance will go  up".  so I don't know what to do there.  Same with junk food.

Really though, everything starts with getting active.  the more active you are, the more cognizant of what you eat and do you become.  You drink less. You realize how damaging smoking is.
 
2020-09-19 4:23:43 PM  

phedex: The american lifestyle period makes everything worse.  roughly 20% still smoke, how many more percent drink regularly, tons of us have office/sedentary careers.  Junk food is way cheaper than healthy food.  Its just life nowadays.

Health insurers should give people who go to gyms for so many hours per week a discount, that would be a great incentive for people on the fence about being active.  Its easy to beat nicotine tests, and quitting smoking isnt as simple as saying "you will get tested randomly once a year and if you fail your insurance will go  up".  so I don't know what to do there.  Same with junk food.

Really though, everything starts with getting active.  the more active you are, the more cognizant of what you eat and do you become.  You drink less. You realize how damaging smoking is.


Your drive everywhere culture doesn't help, but is hard to fix.
 
2020-09-19 4:29:45 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: 7th Son of a 7th Son: Obvious tag in line at the buffet.

Are buffets even a thing these Covid days?  They skeebed me out even before the pandemic, excepting one awesome Chinese buffet where the staff were fanatical about keeping things clean and raging on people who weren't sanitary when getting food.

I still cackle at one incident where a staff member lost it at someone who wasn't using the utensils.  YOU USE FINGA! YOU NO USE FINGA YOU USE SPOON!  HERE SPOON!  USE SPOON OH LEEV!


Most of the buffets around here switched to takeout by the end of March.  Pretty easy transition.  At the end of July, the cheap 'murrican buffet switched to table service where diners tell their server what they want heaped on their plate.  I assume the servers are the same people who clear the 'rona-tainted dishes between courses.
 
2020-09-19 4:31:39 PM  
How much vitamin D is in a White Russian?

/the sun is about to hide behind the clouds till mid-April
 
2020-09-19 4:37:45 PM  
I've lost around 16lbs. I want to lose about 4-5lbs to be happy. I'm going to talk to a doctor Monday to make sure I'm set to add some exercises with my diet change. And thats what I've been doing.  I've changed my diet. I'm eating around 1250-1300 calories a day. Eating very few obvious carbs like bread as well. So mainly fruits, veggies, dairy and lean protein.  I've actually discovered a lot while changing my diet these last three months and the number one thing is yes, our diets are absolutely awful.  So many things are slattered in fat and sugar, and then our portion sizes are insane! The most surprising discovery I made was that dipping sauces and salad dressing can be calorie bombs. For instance, chi fil a nuggets, 8 count is around 250 calories.  Their chic fil a sauce, one measly container, is 140 calories. The nuggets are actually healthier then the dipping sauce! Anyway, I'm hoping to keep the weight off. I finally look good in clothes again.
 
2020-09-19 4:44:42 PM  
This is why no fat chicks..........but I'm okay with fat chicks! Come at me big momma!
 
2020-09-19 4:52:31 PM  

NotARocketScientist: common sense is an oxymoron: fark'emfeed'emfish: The "american diet" is not healthy, it's not about making covid worse. It makes your health worse.

And there it is. Ignore the 200,000 excess deaths because it's the suddenly-more-lethal-for-some-unknown-​reason cormorbidities and not the COVID that are doing the killing.

I don't think that's what he said. I read his comment as explaining why it's obvious that Covid is worse in the US than elsewhere. All obesity related illnesses are worse in the US, Covid is just one of them.


Maybe. I was in the process of commenting on the article itself and the conflation of cormorbidities with COVID when I refreshed and saw a comment from someone I've farked as "covidiot," so I may have been predisposed to interpret their comment that way. And your interpretation could also be used to rationalize the lack of protective measures the US has taken ("it's not the lack of masks/social distancing, it's the diet"), which comes back to what I was originally going to say.
 
2020-09-19 4:53:52 PM  
Who cares? When Biden get elected and we get a national healthcare system and it won't cost a thing to take care of those fat farks that choose not to take care of themselves.
 
2020-09-19 4:54:04 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: jtown: I've actually lost weight somehow.

Yup, more cooking in. You can put pretty much whatever you want into spaghetti and it STILL won't be worse for you than a Big Mac meal. And things like baked chicken can be made 100 different ways for very cheap.
I've lost close to 20 pounds by not eating complete crap.

/Jiggle jiggle


Also the food you cook at home won't be engineered, intentionally, to be loaded with chemicals and hormones that block your stomach's "okay we're full" signals, the way garbage food is.
 
2020-09-19 4:58:18 PM  
Jus' waiting' for the "no fat shaming" nonsense. Yes, it is a shame that you've chosen to eat yourself to death. Yes, it is a shame that you have bought into the life style trope of no restraint is ok. Yes, it is a shame that skeletal joints are compromised by the excessive weight they're carrying. Yes, you should get into therapy or some kind of logical assessment of the motivators of you over eating-plenty of online sites that are pretty good at this.
Here are a few suggestions, heaven forfend for offering that of what was not asked for. One less can of sugar water. Every day. Walk 10 more steps, every day. One less "snack" (that bag of chemical food processing engineering of carbs 'n salt 'n sugar product) every day. A glass of plain water, once a day-more would be nice. When dinner is done, no more eating. No snacking.
Which is how I lost, and have kept off, for years, 50 pounds. But, hey, whut do I know? Sharp knees, attention whore and whut nots.......
 
2020-09-19 5:07:43 PM  

NotARocketScientist: common sense is an oxymoron: fark'emfeed'emfish: The "american diet" is not healthy, it's not about making covid worse. It makes your health worse.

And there it is. Ignore the 200,000 excess deaths because it's the suddenly-more-lethal-for-some-unknown-​reason cormorbidities and not the COVID that are doing the killing.

I don't think that's what he said. I read his comment as explaining why it's obvious that Covid is worse in the US than elsewhere. All obesity related illnesses are worse in the US, Covid is just one of them.


sorry, you're at least closer. Covid isn't an obesity related illness any more than influenza is, but your likelihood of surviving either, or any other illness is diminished if you're not healthy to begin with.

and here's a more appropriate perspective on whether covid is worse in the US than elsewhere.

https://covid19.who.int/

try the total per 1 million population option. we're behind SPain and the UK these are in order
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-09-19 5:09:26 PM  
My weight has fluctuated during the pandemic but I've been moving my body regularly and broke my arm in early June so the gym has been out of the equation.

/are a burger for lunch
//now going for a walk
///to the liquor store. Oof.
 
2020-09-19 5:14:30 PM  
I have been thinking about relaxing my whole "nobody eating my butthole" thing. I mean, it's 2020, we are in a pandemic and these millennials act like they need to eat ass to live. I'm tired of fighting it.
 
2020-09-19 5:15:32 PM  

The Reverend Smith: Who cares? When Biden get elected and we get a national healthcare system and it won't cost a thing to take care of those fat farks that choose not to take care of themselves.


You think national health will be found constitutional under a 6-3 SCOTUS? I doubt we'll have medicare in a decade.
 
2020-09-19 5:20:40 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: NotARocketScientist: common sense is an oxymoron: fark'emfeed'emfish: The "american diet" is not healthy, it's not about making covid worse. It makes your health worse.

And there it is. Ignore the 200,000 excess deaths because it's the suddenly-more-lethal-for-some-unknown-​reason cormorbidities and not the COVID that are doing the killing.

I don't think that's what he said. I read his comment as explaining why it's obvious that Covid is worse in the US than elsewhere. All obesity related illnesses are worse in the US, Covid is just one of them.

Maybe. I was in the process of commenting on the article itself and the conflation of cormorbidities with COVID when I refreshed and saw a comment from someone I've farked as "covidiot," so I may have been predisposed to interpret their comment that way. And your interpretation could also be used to rationalize the lack of protective measures the US has taken ("it's not the lack of masks/social distancing, it's the diet"), which comes back to what I was originally going to say.


This character will aggressively make my own point to me.
 
2020-09-19 5:20:46 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: ... and saw a comment from someone I've farked as "covidiot," ...

fark'emfeed'emfish: [Fark user image 311x320]


I wonder how close the graph of people who have farkied each other in red forms comes to being bipartite?
 
2020-09-19 5:21:21 PM  
Thanks a lot Trump
 
2020-09-19 5:28:13 PM  
I totally blame Denny's 24-hour breakfast menu. It is the food of the Gods, who are now calling me home,
 
2020-09-19 5:40:02 PM  
I'm only fat on the outside. So I'm good, right?
 
2020-09-19 5:47:40 PM  
Down 30+ pounds since March.  BMI is now 21.8.
 
2020-09-19 5:51:54 PM  

merlinsbeard: Your Momma's so fat when she walks down the street she sets off a 2.0 on the richter scale.

Your Momma's so fat she had to be baptized at sea world.

Your Momma's so fat when she sits around the house, she sits around the house.

Your Momma's so fat her panty size is XXXXXXXXXX XL.


Oh Yeah, your Momma so fat we slapped her ass and rode the wave to BK!
 
2020-09-19 5:53:43 PM  
'Rich people,' can afford to have stuff delivered, thereby limiting their contact with the poors potential disease ridden....
 
2020-09-19 6:00:06 PM  

merlinsbeard: Your Momma's so fat when she walks down the street she sets off a 2.0 on the richter scale.

Your Momma's so fat she had to be baptized at sea world.

Your Momma's so fat when she sits around the house, she sits around the house.

Your Momma's so fat her panty size is XXXXXXXXXX XL.


Yo mama is so fat rhst when she dance the band skips.

You mama is so fat she cut herself and bled Ragu.
 
Displayed 50 of 122 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.