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# 31 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 21:32
 
 
Good news for the ladies!

Middle-aged women who drink alcohol in moderation have a better chance than nondrinkers of staying healthy as they age, especially if they spread out their consumption over most days of the week, a new study from Harvard researchers suggests.

full story:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/06/health/women-drinking-daily-health/ etc ...
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# 32 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 21:33
 
 
If you are having two (or one for that matter) mcdonalds meals in a day, you clearly don't care about calories.
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# 33 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 21:36
 
 
Someone said :
If you are having two (or one for that matter) mcdonalds meals in a day, you clearly don't care about calories.

For me I don't eat McDonalds all the often but I know a person who has had one during the day and then another one in the evening!
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# 34 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 21:36
 
 
Someone said :
Good news for the ladies!

Middle-aged women who drink alcohol in moderation have a better chance than nondrinkers of staying healthy as they age, especially if they spread out their consumption over most days of the week, a new study from Harvard researchers suggests.

full story:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/06/health/women-drinking-daily-health/ etc ...

I'm fucked so! I don't eat breakfast (clinically proven to make to gain weight), I eat sweets (ohh obesity related diabetes here I come), I don't drink (there goes the rest of my health).... oh wait, I've the same sort of diet and exercise and figure as my grandmothers family and they are all vital and healthy at 90, 95 & 100. Bang goes that theory.
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# 35 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 21:52
 
 
I dont see the harm in having a calorie count on menus, but I think healthier options would be more likely chosen as a result
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# 36 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 21:53
 
 
Someone said :
I dont see the harm in having a calorie count on menus, but I think healthier options would be more likely chosen as a result

That is a very good point
But then again I think Mc Donalds changed their menu to reflect a healthier option for people like having salads etc available instead of just burgers etc.
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# 37 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 21:58
 
 
reminds me of a news story some years ago...

McDonald's salad is more fattening than a burger

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1041265.ece
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# 38 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 22:02
 
 
Fastfood chains give me the creeps, even subway scares me, they all smell weird.
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# 39 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 22:08
 
 
Someone said :
I dont see the harm in having a calorie count on menus, but I think healthier options would be more likely chosen as a result

Thing is, they won't though. The will go off calories alone without ever understanding nutrition. You can stay under your GDA of calories and still eat crap.

According to a quick google search (I'm admitting its not accurate, I'm just making a point), an average sized avocado is circa245 calories whereas a jam donut in Dunkin Donuts is 210 calories.

If you only pay attention to calories you would pick the donut as being lower calorie. But the donut is probably full of transfats, high fructose corn syrup and other harmful stuff, whereas an avocado has plenty of healthy fats, potassium, fibre and vitamins.

People need to take personal responsiblity for educating themselves about this sort of thing. A calorie count isn't going to do much for you if you don't understand what it is you are putting into yourself.
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# 40 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 22:15
 
 
Someone said :
reminds me of a news story some years ago...

McDonald's salad is more fattening than a burger

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1041265.ece


Didn't know that!
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# 41 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 22:17
 
 
Someone said :

Thing is, they won't though. The will go off calories alone without ever understanding nutrition. You can stay under your GDA of calories and still eat crap.

According to a quick google search (I'm admitting its not accurate, I'm just making a point), an average sized avocado is circa245 calories whereas a jam donut in Dunkin Donuts is 210 calories.

If you only pay attention to calories you would pick the donut as being lower calorie. But the donut is probably full of transfats, high fructose corn syrup and other harmful stuff, whereas an avocado has plenty of healthy fats, potassium, fibre and vitamins.

People need to take personal responsiblity for educating themselves about this sort of thing. A calorie count isn't going to do much for you if you don't understand what it is you are putting into yourself.

Yes exactly but I suppose what I'm getting at is most people will see less calories on something and just assume its better than getting the big fatty one they won't be educated about healthy food, most people aren't which is scary..
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# 42 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 22:22
 
 
Someone said :
Fastfood chains give me the creeps, even subway scares me, they all smell weird.

I think it's the cleaning products they use mixed in with the grease, although Subway smells like sweet bread to me.
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# 43 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 22:30
 
 
Someone said :

Thing is, they won't though. The will go off calories alone without ever understanding nutrition. You can stay under your GDA of calories and still eat crap.

According to a quick google search (I'm admitting its not accurate, I'm just making a point), an average sized avocado is circa245 calories whereas a jam donut in Dunkin Donuts is 210 calories.

If you only pay attention to calories you would pick the donut as being lower calorie. But the donut is probably full of transfats, high fructose corn syrup and other harmful stuff, whereas an avocado has plenty of healthy fats, potassium, fibre and vitamins.

People need to take personal responsiblity for educating themselves about this sort of thing. A calorie count isn't going to do much for you if you don't understand what it is you are putting into yourself.

But you always see on the ad's on the TV etc that as "part of a calorie controlled diet" you can lose so much weight. I do have to agree with you on the point that if it is only a calorie controlled diet and you go for a product that is high in saturated fat (for example) then you might die young from heart disease.

It is all about educating yourself as to what you really eat, and how healthy you eat as well.

If you see on a restaurant menu all the calories that are in each meal as well as fat content (these are already on packets of crisps and outside packaging of most food you buy) then you can make an informed decision on what to have and what to avoid instead of second guessing what you might have, and how many calories etc is in it.

I heard today that there was a person going around with a Big Mac meal and asking people how many calories they taught was in the meal - most people got it WRONG so it does need to be drilled home to people and I think this is a good way of doing it.
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# 44 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 22:36
 
 
Someone said :

Yes exactly but I suppose what I'm getting at is most people will see less calories on something and just assume its better than getting the big fatty one they won't be educated about healthy food, most people aren't which is scary..

But even "fatty" isnt necessarily a bad thing. Some fats are good/essential for us, some aren't. I've heard people say avoid avocados or coconuts because of the high fat, but they are now accepted as both being good sources of healthy fats.

I just think it will be a waste of time. people will throw loads of processed crap into food to bring down the calorie content, making it even less healthy then it was originally and people will happily chow down on it all the while getting fatter!
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# 45 : Wednesday 7-9-2011 @ 22:39
 
 
I do think it's important. Starbucks will introduce it here soon.

It's shocking how much calories are in some of their coffees / Frappucino's (?)

Same with the shakes in Eddies Over 1000 calories!
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