Pop Culture & Food/Diet Channel
Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-16 21:48:01
ID: 53884
I'm going to start referring to the energy content of my food in BTUs instead of calories. Maybe I'll even recalculate them for some of my favorites. Only because it sounds so much more badass and I'm sick of the negative association in my head with the word "calories".
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-15 22:08:13
ID: 53865
In response to a confession. Well, not skin color per se, but ethnicity. If you aren't a white man, BMI is pretty much not a good indicator of anything. Most people of Asian heritage have smaller bones and less musculature than say, Native Americans or people of African or Aboriginal descent. I have a good friend who is Japanese and she is 5'2" and weighs like 90 lbs and for her, it's an okay weight but I'm an inch taller and have to weigh at least 20 lbs more than that to even be at a minimally healthy weight. And even though BMI is NOT a measure of health, too many doctors treat it as such and categorize your health status based on that. It's time to get rid of it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-15 16:32:49
ID: 53861
In response to a confession. I understand all of the other physical factors involved like height, build, etc.. But just curious, what does skin color have to do with it?
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-15 14:52:20
ID: 53859
A friend of mine used to be a overweight. We've been friends 15 years. She's always been nice and open minded. The past 6 months she's been on a weight loss journey. She lost all her weight, now she's toning. She changed the past few months. Very argumentative, angry, closed minded, and bossy. Part of me feels like she's just hangry...every 3 weeks she fasts for 3 to 5 days. She works out twice a day, burning 800ish calories a day, barely eats anything when she isn't fasting. The only reason I know is because she posts several times a day what she eats and how many calories she burned. I'm happy for her physically bettering herself, but I when people change in a negative way when it comes to how they treat people.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-15 00:48:17
ID: 53848
In response to a confession. Actually, you can't rely on BMI if you are not white, if you are really short, really tall, an athlete, a bodybuilder, or anyone else besides a typical white guy from about the 1850s. If you're a tall skinny person with a belly, you'll get tagged as "normal" even though you probably have elevated risk levels for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. I don't understand why they don't use waist to hip ratio or waist to height ratio as a measure of obesity instead. Because even if you are "obese" according to BMI, if you have a small waist, it's not as detrimental to your health as belly fat.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-14 19:35:33
ID: 53847
Well, This is Us writers, you've done it again. Cried my face clean off. Oh, how I love that freaking show!
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-14 19:08:52
ID: 53844
Again...you are demonstrating a poor understanding of BMI. It does NOT mean someone is 'healthier than you' if their BMI falls into a certain range vs another. It is just one, single piece of information. Comparing an athlete's BMI to yours is apples to oranges. BMI is not ridiculous, it's the wrong assumptions people make about it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-14 18:44:51
ID: 53789
Oh absolutely, binge eating into obesity is a form of an eating disorder and sometimes obese people swap one eating disorder for another. Because they've never learned how to have a healthy relationship with food things become very black and white and unhealthy for some. I 've seen it happen. I saw an almost 300 pounds woman wither down to 96 pounds because she had so many unhealthy rules about food. She ened up in the hospital with a feeding tube. Food is nourishment, your body needs certain nutrients and some foods have more nutrietns than others. Eveyrone needs to learn the basics of a healthy diet.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-14 18:44:20
ID: 53797
Omg, this is totally me! I eat a lot of tuna and cottage cheese (not a treat!!) and eggs and veggies, and feel guilty eating a normal full meal (and feel too full after) or enjoying cheese and stuff! But I do splurge regularly - I just beat myself up over it afterward! Eh...I’ve been like this for 6 yrs so it’s sustainable for me. I can splurge bc I am only maintaining, not trying to lose.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-14 18:44:00
ID: 53804
BMIs are a bit ridiculous. Sort of like standardized testing. My friend is 5'1 and about 150-160ish. She's a runner and does mini marathons a couple times a year. She also eats healthier than anyone I know. Meanwhile, I'm 5'1, about 112, eat like shit (not always, but my diet could be a lot better), and if you see me running, you better run too because something's chasing me. According to the BMI chart, I'm healthier than she is, just based on weight.
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Not the Official Fascia Blaster. But the same concept: