“It's so sad how little food workers are paid. The food prices should be raised to include a 20% tip - and if someone wants to leave more on the table, they can do it. That way, the server wouldn't get ripped off like this poor person!”
cinismax on Sep 12, 2013 at 13:29:36
“Many countries add 18% so they get it, hopefully the service is there, if not don't go there to eat. Many Restaurants do that also, be careful some you don't know about and then you leave more tip”
KESSEL1175 on Sep 12, 2013 at 13:19:36
“I agree they should be paid more. With the price of meals most restaurants could afford it then the servers wouldn't have to depend on tips for doing the job they were hired to do.”
Tanya McCleish on Sep 12, 2013 at 13:07:26
“Believe it or not, sometimes there are really lousy waitresses/waiters. I tended bar at a restaurant for three years when I was in college. People could drink or eat cheaper at home, or at a friends house. They came to the place for service, and to pampered a bit. Absent that, they would go someplace else.”
“The issue here is that many people feel that it is OK to blame and humiliate overweight people. The talk show hosts do it, comedians use fat people as material for their jokes all the time.
We've been so brainwashed by the Diet Industry that makes it seem like losing weight is just a matter of eat less and exercise more. But the REAL facts show a 95% diet failure rate; and that the body naturally restores fat, and will not allow permanent weight loss.
The common denominator to weight gain is STRESS- which changes the metabolism. Yes STRESS is the cause of overweight - financial, break-ups of relationship, not being able to find a decent job, illness, abuse, humiliation...
Let's tell CEOs and talk show hosts to stop blaming the victim, and having some compassion instead!”
Jade Lacey on May 14, 2013 at 21:03:44
“Actually it is that simple, eat less and exercise. Its not brain washing, Being fit is a lifestyle not a quick fix. Lazy uneducated PPL say stupid comments like yours. Go for a fuc***ng jog if your stressed out and your mood will change. Stop making exuses for fat PPL. This has got to be the dumbest fuc***kin comment in the whole world.”
“I think you have summed a large part of the problem. This is an ethical question of "rights". I have a relative who is an adult, who is suicidal, although not violent towards others. There's NOTHING that the family can do to force him into treatment. And furthermore, there aren't a lot of options for treatment of the mentally ill that are available- especially if you don't have health insurance! (What a disgrace for this wealthy country!)
We must find an appropriate, caring way that protects both the individual AND society. It's a tough question, compounded by the easy accessibility of guns.”
“The fact is, although people say that they "KNOW" what is good and bad for you - we still don't know. People all over the world eat different types of food and have health or dis-ease. From Vegan to Paleo (meat and no carbs) different people respond differently.
The one thing we DO know is: when you eat less and exercise more, your body normally and naturally slows down your metabolism to prevent starvation. And slowly, it will normally and naturally return you to a weight set point. And stress exacerbates the entire process!”
“Losing weight is not the issue, it's keeping it off. The problem is that the Diet Industry has convinced you that it's YOUR fault if you regain it. It is NOT your fault. Your body's NATURAL, NORMAL system makes you regain weight to stay at a set point. Eating too little, and exercising actually naturally slows down your metabolism.
But people who don't have weight issues, and the Diet Industry find it easier to ignore facts and blame the dieters for cheating. It's not about what you are eating, or exercising. It's much more complex - it's fighting with nature!”
“Losing weight is not the problem - it's keeping it off. It's not the dieters fault, it's how your body prevents your from starving by slowing down your metabolism when you under-eat and exercise. Everything the diet industry sets you up to regain the weight.
Yes, 95% regain the weight in a few months to TWO YEARS. So don't think you've lost the weight and maintained it, until you pass the 2 year mark. The best thing, is don't diet! Eat mindfully when you are hungry, and stop starving yourself!”
ralphla54 on Aug 18, 2013 at 15:36:22
“Starving yourself is counter productive. It is not a matter of starving for most people it is stopping when they have enough food and not having craving that cause eating all day. Belviq works primarily on cravings so people just do not over eat and are not driven by diet cravings. The side effect is reducing HbA1c levels by 1.2 for responders and that is enormous. Especially when 90% of the pre-diabetics and diabetics are also obese. Those HbA1c drugs and very expensive. BTW belviq is for long term use not like stimulants that should be used only for months.”
May 27, 2012 at 01:53:22
“I did not mean to imply that you were a rat, but I'm sorry if it seemed that way. I have red, and do recommend (on my website) both of Gary Taubes books (and others).
I am interested how much, and how long have you kept the weight off. As Taubes says, much of the contributing factor of weight is your genetic inheritance.Since you didn't mention how much weight you were able to lose, I'm not sure whether it was within the set point that G.Taubes also discusses in his book.
The research says that high fat (of course GOOD fats) seems to be more effective - but there are lots of variables, and that's why losing weight is not as easy as simply eating low carbs, high fats. If it worked for you, for over the 5 year mark, and it was a substantial amount of weight (20+) count yourself as very lucky! Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way for 95% of people- even those on high fat/protein low carb eating plans.”
Margaretrc on May 27, 2012 at 15:07:49
“There are many, many in various online communites, blog followers, and so on, who have taken a lot more weight off and kept it off following LCHF in one form or another. I don't know where you are getting your 95% statistic, but I'll wager it doesn't include a lot of people who have switched to LCHF. I'm not saying LCHF works for everyone who tries it. I'm saying it works for more than it doesn't work for. The majority of people in this country have damaged their metabolism by following the government guidelines to reduce fat and increase carbohydrate consumption. For some of them, the damage may be too extensive to be able to effect a complete turn around (though they can still improve their health by restricting carbohydrates and eating plenty of good, natural fats.) But many many more are succeeding and have succeeded and I think it's a mistake to discourage anyone from trying by saying it doesn't work 95% of the time. Because improving health is about more than weight loss.”
Margaretrc on May 27, 2012 at 15:04:25
“No worries. I didn't think you were calling me a rat. Just pointing out that studies done on rats don't necessarily extrapolate to humans. I lost 25 lb. (and dropped 3 sizes) about 10 - 15 years (?) ago. I haven't been LCHF the whole time--only the last year. But I did reduce carbs and increase fat then. I've been gradually increasing fat and decreasing carbs since then. I've gained some of the weight back, but not the inches. I still wear the same size clothes I wore after I lost the weight (and have in the last year lost more fat so I fit in those clothes better.) Perhaps I have remained within some set point, perhaps not. But I'm not a very good example. I didn't have a huge amount to lose, thanks to genetics and other factors. There are many others. More below.”
May 26, 2012 at 12:05:02
“Margaretrc, I wish it were so, that eating a particular type of diet plan would work to lose weight, and be able to keep it off. But research actually shows that rats under stress can eat exactly the same food as they did before and gain weight. Once the body's natural system has been compromised, it becomes next to impossible (I am sorry to tell you this, believe me!) to lose weight past a certain set point. And it doesn't matter if you are eating Paleo, or Low Fat. If you eat a low caloric diet, you put your body into fat storage mode. PERIOD. Why else would 95-98% of all diets fail? EVERYONE can't be doing something wrong - it's how nature made our bodies. And this is true throughout the animal kingdom, not just with humans. But there is a way that is promising, but it is NOT Dieting... I have a report on my website - check it out.”
Margaretrc on May 26, 2012 at 22:19:17
“Lianda Ludwig, First of all, I am not a rat, nor am I under stress. That said, I don't disagree with you re low calorie diets. I am sure that people, whether or not they are under stress, can eat the same thing they ate before and gain weight--after losing weight on a low calorie, low fat diet. 95-98% of diets fail because they try to limit fat and calories (because that's what everyone tells them to do), which is the wrong approach. There is a huge community of people on line (I'm one of them) who have lost weight and kept it off using a low carbohydrate, high fat approach, because, instead of working against the body, it works with the body. Nature designed our bodies to get most of our energy from fats. There are many random controlled trials (with humans) that show that a low carbohydrate, high fat approach is much better at bringing about weight loss than a low fat, low calorie diet. Paleo isn't necessarily low carb, by the way, so I'm not talking about Paleo. I don't need to lose weight any more, so I don't think your website has anything to offer me, but perhaps I'll check it out. I recommend you check out Gary Taubes' "Good Calories, Bad Calories" or "Why We Get Fat." Or check out "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living," by Stephen Phinney, M.D., PhD and Jeff Volek, PhD, R.D.”
May 24, 2012 at 19:27:19
“Ghrelin is only part of the problem. YES, weight loss is very complex, but statistics show that 95% of all diets fail- then it's NOT the problem with the dieter, it's the DIET! Cutting calories and exercising puts your body into fat storage mode AND STRESS. Cortisol, from stress, throws off the entire system. The more you diet, the more you will GAIN back the weight, and more pounds because that's how your body works! Learn more, so you can STOP dieting, and start living! Don't be fooled by the Diet Industry that WANTS you on this cycle so they can make BILLIONS from your repeat business. Here are the facts: There ARE ways to address this problem, but it's NOT with a DIET. 95% of diets fail- because your body is working to prevent you from starving- and cutting back on calories puts your body into fat storage mode. Traditional diets, pills, and even surgery will NEVER work, until you understand how your body works. And the diet industry sure doesn't want you to learn about it, because they will lose billion of dollars in repeat customers! Get the real information before you join the 95% of unsuccessful losers!”
Margaretrc on May 25, 2012 at 22:21:25
“You are right, @Lianda Ludwig. Diets generally don't work, at least not long term, especially diets that restrict fat and calories. A low carbohydrate LIFESTYLE, however does work. It supplies plenty of nutrition from non starchy vegetables, low sugar fruits, meat, dairy, fish and eggs. And no, it won't promote heart disease--in fact, there's plenty of scientific evidence that it prevents heart disease.”