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Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
What is so different now compared to 1990 when it comes to eating?

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There was fast food in 1990. McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Burger King, etc. Junk food existed. It has to be a cultural change, right? What changed?
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kywildcatfanone
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
Technology allows more people to sit and work (and eat).


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sweetwaterbilly
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
Technology has made people incredibly lazy. Instead of going to the library, shmucks can just sit on the couch and Google shite. And many kids don’t play outside anymore.. just side inside and game


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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
Seed oils are a huge factor. They're in everything now.


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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
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Technology has made people incredibly lazy. Instead of going to the library, shmucks can just sit on the couch and Google shite. And many kids don’t play outside anymore.. just side inside and game
People used to drive to the library. It’s not like they were running there.

And forget the kids, adults are fat now too. 30+ year olds grew up playing outside as kids. But they’re way fatter now than 30 year olds were in 1990.


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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
Food Network and Instagram feeds.


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Pelican fan99
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
Fast food is a scapegoat. People have always ate unhealthy. The reason is we are lazy as frick these days mainly due to the advancement of technology. These days you really don’t even have to leave your home to do whatever you want


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sweetwaterbilly
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
I used to walk 10 miles uphill both ways in the snow to the library baw


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mb6355
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
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Seed oils are a huge factor. They're in everything now.


that is one of key things that has changed and now it is almost everything.


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Unobtanium
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
Simple answer - HFCS

Complex answer - HFCS and other highly processed foods and lack of exercise.

ETA - baby boomer here. The most common option for a Coca Cola was a 6-1/2 ounce bottle full of cane sugar. After one you'd had enough. Now we've graduated to 64 ounce Big Gulps. Is that really a good thing?
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Abstract Queso Dip
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
Mosquitos.
Massive corporate farming with pesticides have killed many of their natural predators. The increase in mosquito population has cause a lot more people to stay inside cause the bug spray don't work. I'm rocking 50 percent deet and had to come inside cause I was getting attacked... This leads to people not spending as much time outdoors and thus getting fat.


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Rossberg02
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
The internet


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Freauxzen
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
Processed foods supplying a middle and lower class that get a lot of breaks and have access to more than ever.

Lack of willpower essentially.


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Sus-Scrofa
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
1. Screen use in all of its forms.

2. Crap food that was more for special occasions or going out for once a week has become every day food.

3. I bet if you could measure it, people are drinking a lot more calories, which is a big factor for immobile people spending half their waking hours in front of a screen.


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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
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Before double stuf they only had diet Oreos


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joebauers
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
Duh, the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers are making us fat. Maps don't lie.


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GCTigahs
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
I drink a lot more beer now than I did 30yrs ago. That’s my story.


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GumboPot
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
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Simple answer - HFCS

Complex answer - HFCS and other highly processed foods and lack of exercise.



Yes.

90% of fructose gets converted to fat whereas only 10% of glucose (aka, dextrose) gets converted to fat (in the liver). Fructose is in everything. It is also a leptin blocker. Leptin is a hormone that makes you feel full.

FWIW, ethanol and fructose are processed the same in the liver. 90% converted to fat. However the difference between ethanol and fructose is, ethanol you get feedback. You get too drunk and stop drinking (most of us anyway). With fructose you just move on to the next sweet thing. Kids probably eat enough fructose in one day that is equivalent to drinking a six pack of beer.
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Jim Rockford
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
This is also happening, albeit to a lesser extent, in third world countries with less access to processed food and labor saving technology. In fact, studies have shown that a person today with the same diet and exercise habits of a person 30 years would still be fatter. There are several theories for this. I'm not sure which if any I buy.


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Oilfieldbiology
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re: Why are people so fat now compared to just 30 years ago?
Internet.
HFCS
Fat acceptance.


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