The thing is, prpl, do you eat the same amount of food as your brother? Just because you eat the same types of food doesn't mean you eat as much as him. Example? My older sibling and I both like eating shrimp. I gobble the shrimp faster than he can because it is the one type of food that I really like. I am still skinny. However, both of us also like chicken prepared a similar way. Depending on which and what way it is prepared, he eats twice as fast as me when it comes to chicken.
Even with the same foods, often times, one person usually eats more and the other person usually eats less.
yeah that's true, I never had much of an appetite growing up my mom would always fight with me to eat more.
Seems to be focused on promoting change because you don't want to look fat as opposed to the health benefits.
Well put! This is what I meant, basically.
I think this "You don't want to be FAT, do you?" > "Don't you want to be healthy and live longer?" mentality does more harm (body image issues and eating disorders, along with seeking "lose weight easily" diets) than good (promoting healthy and balanced eating).
I don't know of any studies done about it, though, so take my thoughts with a grain of salt...
Although too many Americans have become overly sensitive and want everything sugar-coated (hah), I don't think ads are going to be useful in dwindling obesity rates among children and adults. Children shouldn't be blamed, it's the adults who are at fault. The ones who make these synthetic packages of poison, the ones who buy and eat them in excess and the ones who don't want to claim responsibility for their actions. A poor diet is no excuse and I don't think someone who really cared about their child's health would forsake it for convenience.
Originally Posted by Tallulah
Love the ideas iwakar and Saturned are coming up with. I think maybe going back to required PE classes (as much as I hated them!) and a required nutrition/cooking class at least two out of the four years of high school would go a long way towards helping, too.
Now that's getting somewhere; I remember seeing an article about a school that used DDR during PE class and I thought it was brillant because they burn calories while having fun at the same time. It's often been shown that positive reinforcement helps in ensuring a certain response from someone (or in this case an animal) and I think that's the way to go when it comes to children.
Originally Posted by Jack427
Am I a bad person for laughing at the caption?
No, you're just an INTJ.
“'Fuck', I think. What a beautiful word. If I could say only one thing for the rest of my life, that would be it.”
2) I think these ads kind of miss the point. It's not supposed to be about weight or physical shape - it's supposed to be about health. Weight does reflect that to an extent, but weight loss is not supposed to be the ultimate objective of exercise and good dietary habits.
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray