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From:catamorphism
Date:September 15th, 2004 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Losing 60 lbs in four months is way more than what any medical professional who's not trying to sell you something would say is healthy. You can choose to change your lifestyle permanently and lose weight slowly in the course of getting healthier overall, or you can lose a ton of weight fast and make yourself less healthy, with no guarantee that you'll be able to keep it off, since losing weight unhealthily hasn't taught you anything about how to eat right or exercise. I think that the marketing of the latter idea, in the context of American latest-fad-quick-fix culture, is what bothers some people in this community.
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From:ladydiana
Date:September 15th, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC)
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I was so gratified when Ted on Queer Eye made a big thing of saying 'EAT CARBS!' the other day. (Followed by fifteen thousand "NO/LOW CARB!" product commercials...)

I think, like any other fundamentalist radical culture, the "NO CARBS" people have gone too far to an extreme. Yeah, in a "quick fix" type of mentality.

There is wisdom in cutting down on refined carbohydrates, and some people don't know the difference. So "stop eating Suzy Q's" becomes "don't eat anything but bacon & whipped cream"...sadly enough.
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From:jesterly
Date:September 16th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
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The beauty of a regular dietary lifestyle means you can eat suzy qs all the time. I do :D

Still haven't gained any of the 25 pounds I lost 3 years ago though :)
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