Are you serious? When gauging the cost of food, look at calories per dollar. Buying raw pasta will net you ~2000-4000 Calories per dollar so roughly a dollar for most of your days calorie intake and after that just add a bit of meat and vegetables and you are set with ~3 dollars a day. Also note when they say calorie dense they must include things like beans, potatoes, bread, nuts etc. By skipping all of those you would have to get your daily intake of calories from things like tomatoes or lettuce and that would get extremely expensive.And what are some examples of these cheap high calorie foods? Because the vegetables I make my salads out of and the fruit I eat is pretty cheap. Same with my cans of beans.
Um, measuring underweight using BMI is just as faulty as measuring obesity with it. If you are lean the most healthy place to be on that scale is roughly around "borderline underweight". The numbers where it starts to matter is around ~12-14 BMI, putting underweight that high is just to scare people and allows people to call all models underweight anorectic cases even though they are really not at all. I guess that you could find some cases which are really underweight at 18 though but it must be very rare.My BMI is 22 now. When I was younger, I was borderline underweight (BMI of 18.1).
Yes.What are the steps the medical system takes nowadays to raise awareness in the public regarding obesity epidemic who rages through the western world , and to put an end to it ?
Is there a concerted effort to put it at an end ?
Should governments, through their healthcare policies, get involved in this issue ?
Who uses sugar in cooking anything except cakes/cookies?All of the cooking shows on tv are telling everyone "sweet is good". You see it all of the time "adding sugar gives the meat/vegetable/anything that sweet taste we crave". The tv cooks add sugar to everything, extoling the wonderful sweet flavor.
And HFCS is worse than sugarHere is a list of ingredients on my Hunt's Classic Italian spaghetti sauce "tomato puree, water, high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, salt, corn syrup, carrot powder, sugar".
Hunts? :yuck:Evo said:my Hunt's Classic Italian spaghetti sauce
There are plenty of uses for sugar. Teriyaki sauce is made with sugar or Mirin, which is extremely sweetened sake. Sugar is added to tomato sauces and bases to cut the acid taste which is probably why there is so much in Evo's spaghetti sauce. They probably use cheap under ripe tomatoes and need to cut the acid, sour, and bitter tastes (probably also to mask the amount of salt they add). If they use good fully ripened tomatoes they probably wouldn't need the sugar, or only just a very small amount.mgb_phys said:Who uses sugar in cooking anything except cakes/cookies?
Evo, what I expect governments to do is education. An aggressive education towards healthy lifestyle.I don't know what more we expect the government to do. There are clear labels on every item of processed food that we buy. There is a ton of information available about nutrition. Anyone in the US that doesn't know that eating more calories than you burn, is living under a rock.
I think it's time that people take responsibility for the lifestyle they choose. No one is to blame but themselves.
Three days out of the week I work 12 hour shifts. Currently my car is dead and I need to get a new one so I have to take the bus for now. On these particular days I wake up three hours before work and have about half an hour to get ready before I need to get out to the bus stop. It takes a minimum of two hours to get to work, I work a 12 hour shift, it takes another 2 hours to get home. So by the time I get home I have less than eight hours before I have to wake up and get ready to do it all over again. Fortunately for me I don't have kids. I usually make a big pot of spaghetti and portion it out for lunches on those three days before hand but it does get tiresome eating the same thing and that does not take care of the rest of my meals. I usually just have cereal when I get home or maybe some cottage cheese and celery sticks with peanut butter because its quick and easy. But that gets tiresome too.I have little sympathy for people who say they 'don't have time to cook and eat healthily'. What the HELL are you cooking every day that takes more than 20 minutes to prepare? I'm in classes from dawn till dusk, work out 4x a week, and work a job on top of that and I manage to cobble together a stir-fry, salad, wrap, or whatnot everyday. Sure, it takes more time than ripping open a box of mac and cheese but it's not like it's incredibly prohibitive.
If you keep eating too much, you will gain weight. Fact. Boohoo, you have a tendency to put on weight or you 'really don't eat that much'. Calories don't come from the air so it ultimately comes down to what you stick in your craw, no matter what people protest.
Sorry for the mean tone but jesus, I am tired of silly excuses!
While I do agree with what you say, just wait until you have your own household , 2 kids and a stressful job. Life will be suddenly a little bit more complicated than having classes all day. Especially if you are a women.Sorry for the mean tone but jesus, I am tired of silly excuses!
Yet many people have a career, kids, and a house and still find time to sit and marinate on the couch watching garbage. Almost everyone HAS time, they just don't make health big enough of a priority to turn off America's Next Top Model and actually do something about it. Still no sympathy.While I do agree with what you say, just wait until you have your own household , 2 kids and a stressful job. Life will be suddenly a little bit more complicated than having classes all day. Especially if you are a women.
Yet many people have a career, kids, and a house and still find time to sit and marinate on the couch watching garbage. Almost everyone HAS time, they just don't make health big enough of a priority to turn off America's Next Top Model and actually do something about it. Still no sympathy.
Psychology is not trivial, "time" do not always refer to the physical quantity measured by atomic clocks but instead in layman terms it often refers to "mental energy".Yet many people have a career, kids, and a house and still find time to sit and marinate on the couch watching garbage. Almost everyone HAS time, they just don't make health big enough of a priority to turn off America's Next Top Model and actually do something about it. Still no sympathy.