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  1. murray
    So much for the low-fat food plate and the much-touted Michelle Obama initiative. If only food were not so tasty. It seems peculiar that food got so much more tasty since 1977.
  2. daniel ferreira
    anyone think couponing is a marketing ploy? It is really lame. Sure you save some money, but it is mostly on crap you would not have bought otherwise. I lol everytime I see someone post a pic of all the stuff they bough for cheap with coupones and it is all snacks laden with high fructose corn syrup and empty carbs. When you start buying USDA Choice t-bones for 99 cents a pound then maybe I will be interested. The fact of the matter is that the marketing weasels and the statistical analyses d-bags know that they can get you and your kids hooked on this crap with some coupons. You may save 38 cents this time but in the long run you turn into a typical obese glutton who is dependent on ho-ho's and ding dongs to make it through the day. Pathetic. So why don't you just go out and buy a nice steak, or a roast and learn to marinate or a apply a nice rub. Then slowly cook your tender cuts over medium heat until it is just right. Crack open a nice micro-brew and tell me that ho-ho's on double coupon day are really the wave of the future! Hope you enjoy your diabetes. As for me, I will take the steak!
    Reply: #7
  3. bill
    ...except for one demographic:

    The obesity rate hasn't gone up
    in the LCHF community.

    Reply: #4
  4. Zepp
    We are still to few to make a differens in statistics!

    And I can tell everybody that we got the same dilemma in sweden.. our youths are prediabetics!

    They say.. whats happen in USA comes to sweden in 5 years!

    Our youths got 25% of there energy frome candy and sodas, and to that they eating a grainbased diet, and potatoe and pasta for lunch and dinner!

  5. Jan
    Oh dear these figures are not good, some may find this very depressing to read "More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) and approximately 17 percent (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.”

    This was talking about the U.S. but I don't think many would be surprised to see other countries catching up.

    Diabetes is on the rise among the young. They should be our future, we are not leaving them a good health legacy are we?

    All the best Jan

  6. BR
    I guess it's time to start regulating TVs, computers, and Ipads.
  7. Lori Miller
    Do a Google image search for "coupon queen"; most of the women who show up are obese. And yes, many of them probably will end up spending hundreds of dollars a month on diabetes medications.
  8. Jo tB
    I've seen Coupon Queens on television here in Holland. Yep, they're all morbidly obese. As far as obesity is concerned, the UK and Holland aren't far behind the USA.

    If I look at the weekly offers and bargains here in the supermarkets, they are mostly the same crap you get with coupons. Although I must admit there generally is a vegetable or two on offer.

    In Holland the supermarket chain Lidl has received the best in fruit and vegetables award 4 years in a row. I don't if that amounts to much, but it is good advertising.

    How do we get those Coupon Queens to realise they are playing Russian Roulette with their health? Go ask Dr Oz for help. He regularly features obese families and gets them on a diet. Dr Oz reaches millions worldwide.

  9. Michelle
    I live in the Uk and shop at Asda. They have a scheme where you put your till receipt number into their website and it will tell you if your shopping is 10% cheaper than the other big supermarkets. If it's not then they will give you the difference etc. I never get money off vouchers from them because I do not buy brands, i.e., boxed and processed. However, my sister who buys boxed, processed rubbish gets around £5 a week off her next shop. She is very proud of this. I told her last week that she shouldn't be proud because the food (or non food) she is buying is total crap. Needless to say she didn't speak to me for a few days, but then came to me and asked why I had said this. Another convert (I hope).

    Mx

  10. Daci
    Yeah, I also think couponing is a marketing ploy. When I buy butter,as an example,I often get a coupon for margarine,which I'll never buy again.
    I've only got coupons for good stuff (coconut oil and bacon) once.
  11. Zepp
    Mayby not everything is going worse?

    "Sweden rejects low-fat diet myth, encourages citizens to cut carbs and eat more fat

    Calories are calories, no matter where they come from. People are fat because they don't exercise enough. Eating low-fat foods will help you lose weight. These and many other common dietary myths are no longer part of Sweden's official guidelines for healthy living, as the Scandinavian country has reportedly become the first Western nation in the world to officially embrace a high-fat, low-carbohydrate dietary protocol as optimal for good health.

    According to Health Impact News, Sweden decided to scrap its former low-fat diet dogma, which is still embraced by the U.S. and most other Western countries, after an independent committee comprised of doctors and other health experts determined it to be total quackery. This committee, known as the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment, pored through tens of thousands of studies published on the subject through May 31, 2013, to arrive at this conclusion, which corroborates with what many in the natural health community have been saying for years."

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/042780_Sweden_low-fat_diet_myth_butter.htm...

  12. debra
    I agree!

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