Sep 15, 2013 at 13:33:14
“no conspiracy when it's so obvious. look at our population does it look like a secret that the food industry is trying to get us fat?”
Nomaed on Sep 16, 2013 at 04:55:23
“It looks perfectly natural that people who have access to high-fat high-sugar high-calorie food source will eat way more than they should.
The food industry makes food, they don't push it into anyone's mouth. They make these foods because there's a demand for these foods by the people.
I don't really see how a conspiracy about them trying to poison us for some crazy reason (or just profit?) makes any sense when you have a perfectly natural explanation. Especially considering that if us people would not want the crappy foods but would demand "healthy" foods (whatever that means), the food industry would have been making huge profit out of "healthy" foods, even more than now (because food will be much more expensive).
Why is it that everything has to be caused by "powerful people or companies"? Why is it so hard to see that people are imperfect, prone to cognitive biases and emotions, and act on impulses?”
Sep 14, 2013 at 23:24:43
“use the library to read the book like i did, you aren't going to be ripped off. but i fear anything to remain ignorant will
be your position.”
Patient Zero on Sep 15, 2013 at 03:19:34
“I don't need to go to the library, I can afford to buy a book. I simply have limited time in life, and do not choose to use it to fill my head with junk. You would serve yourself well to do the same.”
Sep 14, 2013 at 14:04:54
“read him judge for yourself.”
Patient Zero on Sep 14, 2013 at 16:08:51
“There are many people who have written many books on all kinds of subjects.
You have to be able to discern who to read, which subjects to peruse, and why.
This man has no medical background. He's got a degree in physics. He may be a good writer, but has done no actual researsch, and that does not entitle him to a medical opinion. ”
Aug 21, 2013 at 12:20:22
“associated, not cause and effect. keep reading.”
Karl F Wheatley on Aug 22, 2013 at 14:42:50
“Actually, in experimental studies, low-fat high-carb diets work very well, even with older adults, to achieve effortless weight loss without exercise or "dieting" (no need for portion control or counting calories, because people burn more calories on a low-fat high carb diet).
Nicholas P. Hays; Raymond D. Starling; Xiaolan Liu; Dennis H. Sullivan; Todd A. Trappe; James D. Fluckey; William J. Evans. Effects of an Ad Libitum Low-Fat, High-Carbohydrate Diet on Body Weight, Body Composition, and Fat Distribution in Older Men and Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:210-217.
When people eat a low fat high carb diet, they lose the fat, insulin sensitivity goes up, and they more easily burn any excess calories from carbs. In ward studies, overfeeding people excess carbs (sugar) led to only very modest weight gain (~1 lb in four months).
When people are overweight and obese, the logic of all this is difficult to grasp because the excess fat has decreased insulin sensitivity, and the body doesn't burn those carbs as efficiently.
P.S. High carb here means starches, vegetables and fruits, not cookies, doughnuts and french fries.”
James Kling on Aug 21, 2013 at 14:00:49
“Don't try reasoning with it. It's like trying to pet a porcupine or save a kitten from a wood chipper.”