Dieting

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  1. olivia_the_lamb

    olivia_the_lamb Moderator Staff Member

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    Has anyone besides me noticed that just about all of America is on some kind of diet? I mean, even MCDONALDS has tried to be healthy! They sell adult happy meals with stepometers in them now. Slim Fast got.. well more slim I guess. And this whole new Atkins deal has got everyone thinking "Carb Smart". Is this happening all over the world? Or are Americans just fat or something? Everyone here is dieting.. even I am thinking about it! Crazy!
     
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    We should all eat like the Japanese. You never see them fat! Unless they are sumo wrestlers. . .

    I think this whole Atkins thing is a load of bull. I don't fell like typing out my good carb/bad carb rant right now because it is my birthday and I feel like being lazy, but check out www.glycemicindex.com. It has alot of good info.
     
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    I'm not on any kind of diet, yay me!
     
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    I'm not either. Actually, my doctor wants me to gain about 20 lbs[/sheepish] But I don't have an eating disorder, I have stress problems, and when I am stressed out, I don't eat.
     
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    :321: :p

    eh.. Diet is a four letter word anyways.
     
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    The atkins thing is everywhere here too, my mom, all my friends moms... No Bread! Scrape the cheese off the Bun before it melts! Count ya carbs!
     
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    I'm tired of the whole "low carb" thing too! I mean sheesh, if you want to lose weight, work out and eat healthy. And if you do that in the first place, you won't get big and need to diet! So that's my plan.
     
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    Exactly.However,you have to take note of the way the metabolism of some people works...they eat hardly anything at all and exercise and yet they're fat.My brother's friend is one such case.And some people have heart disorders and physical disabilities,so they can't exercise,can they.A diet works wonders if one does not get obsessed and suffer from anoxeria nervosa.So,yeah,in a way,eating healthy is also dieting in a way (mind you,I've never been on a diet)
     
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    Here in greece most people are not obese. This is due to the "Mediteranean Diet" For breakfast fruit and for lunch a big meal of grilled chicken pita and feta cheese. and for dinner Fish,rice and veggies. Almost everyone I know eats this way!!:)
     
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    Mcdonalds in england has been told to put healthy food on the menu, and put less salt in because we are a planet of fat people, you may find iy hard to believe but a few weeks ago a child of 3 had a heart attack because she was so over weight, kids especially are getting really fat!!! by the age of 5 which is really disgusting, I think it's good, many sweets etc have crap uin them which kills brain cells, so the next generation is going to grow up as a nation of fat brain dead people.
     
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    Mcdonalds is one of the worst evils on the planet! My kids Have never ate it and they will never eat it (as long as they live with me!!)
     
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    McDonalds is the most disgusting fast food in existance, I absolutely refuse to eat anything there but the pop and the McFlurries.
     
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    Mcflurrie???????????????
     
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    A McFlurrie is ice cream with candy in it I believe, so something like that. I've never had one, but I've seen commericials for them. They sure look good. :D But I have to agree with Dol, Mcdonalds is just disgusting. Gives me the creeps just thinking about it... *shudder*
     
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    After I heard about the Rat-Head-in-Big-Mac story I gave up eating at McD's. I have no clue if it's true or not, but I think it's best if I place my faith in A+W.
     
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    Byzantine Warrior, please don't use excessive punctuation, it stretches the screen in a most annoying manner.

    If you are at all familiar with Dairy Queen, a flurry is McDonald's version of a blizzard.
     
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    Wow,I love fast food,but your stories sure freak me out...

    Well,one thing is,they put agina motor (or whatever it is) in fast food,so the eater never gets full and eats more.Secondly,fast food is very fatty and has high cholestrol,which is not good for the heart.

    Thing is,you should enjoy yourself,but eat fast food moderately.
     
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    sorry! ill fix it! oh so ice cream with candy! thanks!
     
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    Has anyone else here had dairy-free ice-cream?

    I can't have too much dairy and won't give up ice-cream (!) so I have to get the dairy-free stuff instead. And surprisingly it actually tastes much much creamier than the real thing. It's really yummy!

    And because it's not made with animal milk it's much lower in fat and so its better for you at the same time while still being fabulous!* :D

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    Yup I agree ice-cream made from cow's milk is creamier,tastier and also a healthier alternative.Yoiu don't get them much in Singapore :(