Friday, August 10, 2018

American thighs: I'm not FAT! (video)

The Conversation; Family Guy via Da Plug); Crystal Quintero, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly

"MilkShake Brings All The Boys To The Yard"
MilkShake, it brings all the boys to the yard and they're like it's better than yours. Lol. Content owned by Fox TV. No copyright infringement intended. FAIR USE Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

Body shaming? Meghan Trainor: Fat and proud in "All About That Bass"

Why are we Americans so FAT?, "Our fight with fat: Why is obesity getting worse?"
Fat Happy Budai is not the Buddha
Gyms across the country will be packed in the new year with people sticking, however briefly, to our New Year’s resolution to lose weight.

Most of us do not know that the cards are stacked against us and that weight loss is much more complicated than working out and not eating dessert.
Years into the obesity epidemic, millions of Americans have tried to lose weight, and millions of us have failed to do so long term.

Don't look at me. I isn't fat no mo.
It’s so serious now that close to 40 percent of Americans are obese. The average woman in the U.S. today weighs about 168 pounds, or roughly the same as an average man in 1960.

Not that guys’ waists haven’t ballooned, too. Men have gained on average nearly 30 pounds since John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961.
It's getting harder to keep off the blubber.
From 1976 to 1980, just under 1 in 7 American adults, or 15.1 percent, were obese.

Now, despite people’s concerted efforts, obesity is at its highest level ever, with about 40 percent of U.S. adults and 18.5 percent of children, considered obese.

This is itself an increase of about 30 percent, just since 2000 when roughly 30 percent of American adults were obese.

Don't worry. I'll just walk it off like before.
The U.S., and increasingly the world, is in the grip of a real epidemic -- the seriousness of which is lost in our obsession with [failed] diets. One study estimated an additional 65 million obese Americans by 2030, and increased medical costs between US $48 billion to $66 billion a year. More

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