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Why Are We Obese?


Curious as to why so many Americans are obese? Watch this for a quick tip on pinning down the causes!

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7:43PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Because watching TV is more important?
Because repukes want to imitate Rush?
Because repukes in Congress consider ketchup a vegetable?

5:12AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Zato sto ne vodimo racuna o onome sta jedemo,jedemo brzu hranu,nekvalitetnu hranu,pijemo
preise zasecerene sokove,premalo se krecemo i milion drugih stvari.

2:11AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Why are we obese? We're obese because we're greedy and lazy.

Sorry, can you say that again please? Why are we obese?

WE'RE OBESE BECAUSE WE'RE GREEDY AND LAZY!!!!!!!!!! So greedy that we can't say no to food even if we're not hungry! So lazy that we won't do any exercise even if we could see ourselves growing from slim to chubby to fat to obese! So lazy we won't even want to eat slow food, it has to be fast food! We don't watch what we eat and how much we eat!

10:54PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

After I read the comments, I didn't even bother to listen to the video - poor woman was talking and talking and I didn't even bother to listen. I agree with these comments but our changed lifestyles which are too sedentary plays a big role.
When one was born outside of N.America, it's a big shock to observe the amount of manufactured food which is eaten here. A further shock is that wasteful people really don't know how 80% of the world lives - they continue to discard food.
I feel very sorry for children who start their lives with a poor diet.

7:21PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Was nothing to watch but exercice helps and eating less of the wrong foods makes sence to me.

3:55PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Why are we obese? Simple: wrong diet and sedentary lifestyle.

12:14PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Lynne B, You make many excellent observations. Thanks

Randi L, Yes, it may be a silly video, but look to the bright side...it got people talking, about the elephant that has been so long, in the room.

Amanda M. All the movies that you have cited are excellent, but I wonder how many people were actually were wakened enough to take positive action.

Gianna M, Yes, medical conditions could possibly account for 1%. I once had a Solar customer, who weight in at 340 pounds, yes, as big as a house. He had formerly worked at the Ford Rouge Plant in Michigan, one day he suffered a back "injury." He sued the company and they settled. He later sued SSI for rejecting his claim, he won.
His real problem and all of the aftermath, stemmed from his obesity. He once mentioned that his weight "problem" was due to a thyroid condition, but there was no one to sue over that statement and his wife pointed to refrigerator. I think she was trying to say something.

Ron B, "Food for thought," perhaps if more people were to think, they would weight much less.

So much obesity and yet, in America, we throw away 47 million tons of food each year.

I have this reoccurring dream, a nightmare actually, I am in Walmart, I turn left into an aisle, but my exit is blocked by 2 rather large women. I turned to escape but there are 2 very large women preventing me from doing so. Being the resourceful guy that I am, I reached out for handfuls of packaged lard, which I began throwing to the women.

9:56AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

good to think about

7:32AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

There's no mystery - eat less and exercise more.

7:03AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thanks.

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