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Florida doctor fired for anti-donuts sign

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    There's a school of thought that the only way to solve this country's obesity problem is with in-your-face, blunt tactics like this, but maybe that approach can be taken a little too far.
  2. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    That school of thought is full of shit.

    Obesity is genetic, just to catch you up on science.

    You can gain weight by eating or overeating, but obesity is apparently something people are predisposed to, just as their sexual preference.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This says more about the political pull the Florida donut pushers have than anything healthy or unhealthy about donuts.

    Which is kind of sad.
  4. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read on this board.
    No question.
    In 1975, I was 5-6 and weighed 190 pounds and couldn't run a mile if you gave me a half-mile head start. I'd eat peanut butter crackers, cookies, ice cream, fried chicken, all kinds of crap.
    In 2009, I am just under 5-8 and weigh about 145.
    I lost the weight more than 30 years ago and have kept most of it off.
    I have a slow metabolism and can't eat like most people, but discipline has allowed me to remain relatively thin. I don't eat doughnuts. I rarely eat pizza, fried chicken, hamburgers. I allow myself one chocolate milkshake -- per year. (That's my birthday treat.) Would I like to have the metabolism of a jaguar and eat whatever I want? Sure. But don't stand there and tell me that what I choose to eat has no impact on my body mass. That's just ridiculous.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The donut campaign was laden with fail from the outset. He was just asking the police not to show up if they were needed.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Individual examples > science.

    Every time.
  7. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    OK, here's the science of weight loss for you.
    You eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight.
    You eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight.
    Got it?
    There's a TV show you might want to catch: The Biggest Loser. People eat better, exericise more, lose weight. It's a revolutionary concept, I know.
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    That doesn't look like science to me.
  9. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Oh, and what does science look like?
    A squirrely man in a white lab coat?
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Generally, it tests hypothesis to find repeatable, reliable results over large scales.

    They don't get butthurty when possible findings go against their deeply-held beliefs and personal experiences.
  11. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Was this the person who filed the complaint?

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  12. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    That would have gotten his ass kicked around here.

    Without my 3 Musketeers snack every once in a while, I'd go mad. MAD!
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