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Old 01-19-2013, 12:45 PM   #97
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Re: Let's talk childhood obesity....

Originally Posted by mamatoclaire View Post
I read this in other replies as well and don't quite agree. I do agree that if you're eating excessive amounts, it doesn't matter WHAT it is, you will gain weight. But on the other hand you're much more prone to binge eat on Cheetos and ding dongs than carrots and broccoli. Processed junk packs high calories into small packages, so you can eat way more calories of junk than you can with fruit and veg. Whole foods fill you up much faster, and keep you full longer.

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Meh. I think this part goes back to the way that our bodies are designed to jealously horde calories as an adaptation to feast or famine. We are drawn to foods that naturally build our fat stores more efficiently like cheetos and ding dongs. I agree that they can be connected, but I do think that the bottom line is excess consumption of calories.
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