it was on last night actually. i am sure if you go on the cbc website they will have info on when it will be shown again. i love watching this kind of thing. it's kind of insane how many diets there are and why people are so obsessed with weight.MissBlu said:Did I miss this?
If I did, I hope they repeat it, as it did look interesting...
It appeared to be a great looking documentary/investigation.
angelsole said:it was on last night actually. i am sure if you go on the cbc website they will have info on when it will be shown again. i love watching this kind of thing. it's kind of insane how many diets there are and why people are so obsessed with weight.
interesting fact; the first woman to ever win the miss america pagent was 5'7 and 140 pounds. if you compared her to today's contestants she would be considered big boned!
judge wopner said:people slag the atkins diet as another fad or say things like "you just have to eat a balanced diet" , but a balanaced diet is up for debate, different cultures and countries have varying ideas of whats balanced.
KillaLadY said:Yeah... it was interesting. It was a comparison of most popular diets, how they work (or not work). I didn't even know about the "Coconut Diet", I laughted at that one...
It's true that there aren't many overweight people in Europe, but I have never felt such pressure of "being thin" back home like I feel it here. I think it's more the behaviour and ways of thinking that people need to concentrate upon, not so much counting all these calories.
I am sure this thread will have many valuable point of views, I am excited to read them.
Subsonic Chronic said:You can ask any doctor how to lose weight, and the first thing they'll tell you is to get exercise and eat a balanced diet. What is considered "balanced" has been about the same for the past 20 years with only a few minor changes, and is still considered a generally healthy way to eat.
judge wopner said:there is so litle conclusive study showing what the truly "best" diet is considering in some cultures they shun meat, or dairy, other pork and cultures like the french that eat stuff typically seen as fattening are fat and dont suffer from the many ailments we assume they would.
Subsonic Chronic said:This is an interesting point. I know that the Mediteranean diet in particular is highly regarded because of all the vegetables and olive oil. The typical Asian diet is also high in veggies and fish, and there's enough evidence to show that this has quite the impact on health and longevity.
I guess when I think of "balanced diet", I think of x servings of fruits & veggies, x servings of carbs and x servings of meat and other proteins - while not necessarily taking into account exactly where they come from. I still think this works as a general guide, but if all your portions are coming from microwave meals and processed "fruit" crap, then you're still not doing your body too many favours.
judge wopner said:why force kids to eat more than they want, not as if tey will starve to death, and it only seems to build a neurotic line of thinking towards eating.
true,deevah said:b/c not every parent has enough discipline to make sure that their kids are not filling up on junk food
very few children will pick salad over doritos (400 cal & 20 g of fat for a 65g bag btw)
sure kids will eat when they're hungry, they just may not be eating healthy choices
I definitely eat double when I go home and I definitely do NOT eat the healthiest things (cabbage rolls, tons of smoked meat, all kinds of breads, etc etc) BUT it's never in LARGE quantities. I probably eat 8-9 times a day, and they are probably all snacking (with the main meal being around 4ish).judge wopner said:check out eastern europeans diets cross referenced against their average weight. this stuff does not correlate.