Have you tried laxatives for losing weight and actually work? i have tried the tea-edition ones. so far its been 4 days and no changes in my weight. what do you think aboyut laxatives, are they the ...
personally i think anyone who aspires to being that thin is literally sick and needs pychological help! whatever happened to curves! ladies you need to appreciate the power of your curves!!! and not ...
First of all, i think we should try to make fast food more healthy. ALso, if it is more healthy, then it should also taste better, and be more affordable. Then more people would buy it.
Less cars and more public transportation. Also, reducing the use of HIghfructose corn syrup, which is pretty much poison.
Quit eating poison.
Mind your own business. If people CHOOSE to be fat, it is their choice. If people CHOOSE to be thin, it is their choice as well. Pro Choice.
Eliminate all junk food restaurants.
We can stop genetically modifying our produce and pumping our livestock with hormones and steroids. I travel the world and we really don't eat more than our foreign counterparts; we do however fill ourselves with these hormones and steroids when we eat our domestic food supply. Come on.... 80% of our countries population is obese! If anyone is trying to convince you that 80% of us are overeating pigs, then think again....
Oh, and by the way, whenever I travel abroad, I lose weight.
Shut down all fast foods,
2 hours of exercise a day in school.
its not that hard to keep yourseld fit.
WHen people stop making it an issue.
Is there a reason some people think everyone in America must be thin!
1. Shut down every fast food restaurant in the US.
2. Shut down every food company that makes junk food.
3. Make car/and or gas prices higher so more people will walk.
Or just get something to get America to come to their senses that obesity is a problem and it causes many health problems. (No offense to anyone)
are you kidding me
the problem had only become worse and thoes problems usually only become worse.
Personally I think they will have some kind of medicatin that will burn all fat in a matter of weeks.
Its kinda gross to me how America is with food. I dont understand why people need to eat so much and they have to make it unhealthy. It would be nice to go to a coffee shop and instead of having a bake case of sweets, to have some fresh fruit and veggies for people who actually care about their health
stop eating fast food...
all the commercials for McD, KFC, etc...
no wonder why obesity is so high in US
people needs to get off the couch and start exercising
no more couch potatoe!
stop going to mcdonalds any body seen super size me?
Stop treating fat people as if they are crippled & make them do some excercise.
Get kids off their butts & prosecute parents who have obese children as a form of neglect
Jack up the price of junk food
1.) By having a good diet ourselves! That will not only ensure one less obese person, but set a good example to those around us.
2.) Boycotting fast food diners. We trick ourselves into thinking the food tastes good, but it doesn't. Just because its fattening, huge, and greasy and everyone else is eating it, doesn't mean it tastes good.
3.) Replying to this post and encouraging one another!
We can start by banning all processed foods, and foods high in fat with no other nutritional value. We shouldn't allow children to watch tv at all so they HAVE to run around and play. We should also start teaching Health class in JK, where they could teach healthy living styles and healthy eating for a few minutes every day.
only way to stop obesity in america is to stop selling junk food and fatty foods in all food stores across america, and start replacing them with healthy foods. also would be good to encourage people to go for walks or go to the gym. once they see other people like family and friends doing that, that would give them some motivation to go out there and start to lose weight themselves. remembering that it's not just eating healthy that gets you to lose weight. exercise plays a part too.
With alot more empathy and more Health Care. Will either of those things happen? Nope.
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Oranges, strawberries or other fresh fruit
Sliced red, orange or yellow peppers
Low-fat yogurt or pudding
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Try new recipes or healthier alternatives to family favorites.
Banish food from the couch to curb mindless munching.
Plan active family outings, such as evening walks or weekend visits to a local recreation center.
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-Ban fast food restaturants
-Get kids educated from an early age about good nutrition and regular exercise
-Scrap BMI and start measuring body fat
-More affordable gyms
-Make school lunches healthier for kids
-Encourage less use of cars and more walking by rationing fuel. Also more bike routes so people can cycle instead of drive.
-For obese kids, get them into a specialised programme to tackle the problem early on.
If people stayed home and ate together as a family and not ordered out or on the run, I believe this would help the problem tremendously.
1). have physical education mandatory for 45 minutes of exercise (it has to be actual strenuous to post moderate, just doing situps and playing tag is lame, get them moving, have soccer, basketball, track, swimming) in all schools k-12. currently, Illinois is the only state that has it mandatory.
2). no fatty food, carbonated beverages in workplaces or in schools
3). doctors have to stop telling the obese that they're okay. They don't realize it's not about weight, it's about body fat. My cousin, who is in the correct weight zone, is a chubby kid who has a gravitational pull. They tell him that he's okay, his body fat is 30%.....that's terrible.
4). Doctors should have to record a body fat test for every patient and help them devise a plan to lose it
im sick of these unfit people blamming it all on genetics. That genetic condition isn't that common, Americans are just lazy. Get up off of the couch, go to the gym and become healthy people, it's not hard, i lost 8% body fat in 3 months and i weighed 141 pounds (currently 125 pounds, 12% body fat).
you people give me thumbs down because you're afraid that im right. Realize that exercise and healthy diet are the only way to combat obesity. Surgery is not the answer, just stopping fast food is not the answer.
That'll be the same thing saying " How do we stop Global warming?" America is a well known country of population,money and food. Stopping obesity in America is like asking a fat man who eats Macdonald everyday, to stop eating Macdonald. Fast Food restuarant are everywhere and thinking of Geogre Bush, I doubt he'll ask all restuarant must close down for the fact that America is getting fatter by the day.
its really impossible. Speaking the absolute truth its because all of north America does over spend. North america consumes more meat than anywhere else in the world. We have the most food than anywhere else. We have alot available to us and its part of our society now that we eat alot. Like in europe they find macdonalds too nasty because of fat, alot of things in our food have stupid ingredients that dont have to be there, but are to make it tastier. And we here it is a neccessity to have a car. Not anywhere else. So we as a whole really excercise less and now tv, comps will make us exercise even less.
People "do" obesity to themselves. They choose to be inactive and overeat. I'm not judging, I'm overweight myself.
There's nothing the goverment or any agency can do to stop it. It really is a personal issue. We tried stopping people from smoking marijuana in this country, didn't work. We tried prohibition, didn't work. We tried to get rid of street violence in the inner city and guess what...it's still a problem. Things like that, and obesity, are personal decisions.
The best thing we can do is educate people about the risks. I also think that "healthy food" should cost less than processed junk foods. It's crazy chicken breasts and fresh broccoli cost more than a Super Value meal.
But in the end, it's a personal decision for most of us to be obese. An agency can't stop that. The goverment can't stop that. It's up to the people to realize how they're harming they're bodies, all we can do is educate them along the way.
I think this would help, if only a little bit, have healthier choices in school lunches, when bought.
Every day, I always see kids with five million piles of fries and pizzas.
EDIT: Oh, make the obese kids actually DO something.
At one of my schools, we have to run the mile.
The obese kids don't even have to run half of it, let alone do some exercises.
I do not know the answer.
Psychotherapy. Training our minds not to overeat.
ive actually discussed this several times with my friends and i think ive come up with a radical revolutionary idea that has never been done before. we can put all fat people into mandatory camps. and in these camps we can starve them and make them do really really difficult work. We could call them pigs or some other derogatory term to de humanize them and make us feel better about ourselves.... I will call these camps "concentration camps" a new term ive come up with. brand new