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Number one solution to obesity problem

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Anthem, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Anthem

    Anthem Active Member

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    What is the number one solution in your opinion?

    Education by school? Cultural influece? Parent's responsibility? Health care? Food industry?
     
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  2. Shadow Wolf

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    All the above, really. Schools do need to offer better nutritional education (we just aren't taught how to eat right anymore), often times parents do need to be parents and tell their kids no, a shifting mentality that the best health care is preventative care, and of course there is the food industry which puts tons of garbage in food and turns food into "food," with a culture that accepts it with varying acceptance.
     
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  3. Father Heathen

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    Diet and exercise.

    The biggest contributing factor is the fact that convenient and inexpensive foods typically tend to be unhealthy. When it comes to healthy choices, you often have to choice between convenience and expense. Learning to cook and making a routine of preparing healthy meals helps with weight management.
     
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  4. Anthem

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    But as (a) nation(s). To think of obesity as a problem of the population in general. How do you get millions of people to diet and exercise and to make the new generations healthier?
     
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    That isn't true. Healthy food is available cheap too.
     
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    We can crucify Ronald to start with.

    Not as cheap as cheap food. Dollar frozen pizzas, boxes of spaghetti, and other carb-heavy and/or highly processed options are about it when you are poor.
     
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    Of course it is, but you usually sacrifice convenience; i.e. a lot of time and preparation goes into it, and a lot of people go the easy route which contributes to their unhealthy diet.
     
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    How bout fruit and vegetables.
     
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    Fruit and vegetables dont necessarily require prepering.
     
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    There's really not much you can do to change another person's lifestyle. They have to want it themselves, and want it enough to put in the sacrifice and effort.
     
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    Sure, but I was speaking in generalities, and I imagine most people would have a tough time transitioning to a diet strictly of raw fruits and vegetables.
     
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  13. Shadow Wolf

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    Well, so it is possible to make Nazis look like they're doing good, lol.
     
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    Fresh they aren't so cheap, but they are healthier. Frozen and canned are cheap, but lack in nutrition to the point some aren't even healthy, and come with a load of extra sodium.
     
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    If a solution exists it will probably involve Nazis, I'm sad to say. :(
     
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    I'd do it for free, and as a bonus impale Wendy, flay the King, whack Jack's head off, and fry the Colonel sans sponge.
     
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    But surely we can affect it as a society. We made ourselves fat - we can take it back.
     
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    I don't have the links, but basically I have read from different accounts that at least starting with Gen X and continuing with Millennial that fast food is becoming less popular, with both generations forcing the giant chains to change things up to make up for decreased revenue.
     
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    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    Famine.
     
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    On the main campus at Google you can buy fruit in the vending machines and it's cheap, maybe 25 cents. And you can buy a candy bar - for maybe $4.
     
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