You maybe thought it was food?

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You maybe thought it was food?

Postby pink_trike » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:02 am

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Re: You maybe thought it was food?

Postby Jechbi » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:12 pm

I think what she's saying is that because of the composition of McDonald's food, the body doesn't metabolize it, and the food material remains in the body instead of being expelled, leading to obesity. As she says: "Once it gets in our thighs, there's no breakdown. It doesn't go anywhere."

In fairness, I wonder if that's actually a plausible description of what happens in the body? I have the impression (perhaps mistaken) that obesity is a bit more complicated than that.
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Re: You maybe thought it was food?

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:56 pm

She makes some good points, but isn't she kind of chubby herself?

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Re: You maybe thought it was food?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:36 pm

TheDhamma wrote:She makes some good points, but isn't she kind of chubby herself?


I thought that when I watched it earlier!
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