And you wonder why Americans are fat.

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    I have tried many diet strategies in my life. (Not all the kind meant for weight loss)

    I've done everything from raw foods only, vegetarianism, high carb low fat etc.

    I always found that I felt something was missing, especially on the government recommended food pyramid.

    Now the USDA food pyramid recommends 15% protein, 25% fats and 60% carbohydrates .

    I came across anther food pyramid that illustrates why people who follow the USDA pyramid are getting fatter and fatter.

    The feed lot pyramid is used as a guideline to fatten up livestock for slaughter.

    It looks like this: 14% protein, 25% fats, 61% carbohydrates.

    Is it any wonder Americans look like heifers and sows?
     
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    Well, the pyramid is gone because of the controversy. It's been replaced by My Plate which recommends 30% grains 30% vegetables, 20% fruit, 20% protein.
     
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    That's more like it. Replaced all that white flour carb with the grains.
     
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    Predfan's three step plan to weight loss:

    1. Everything in moderation.
    2. Don't listen to the government at all.
    3. Get off your ass.
     
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    Still way too low in protein.
     
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    I don't know too many people are following and eating the Govt food pyramid. Maybe people are fat cuz they eat too much crap and dont' exercise enough. It isn't that hard to figure out.
     
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    Too many carbs is what makes you fat. It's the sugar. Most people can lose weight simply by cutting out the soft drink and scaling back on the amount of carbs they eat, even without exercising. Of course, sedentary lifestyles are a big part of it too. Technology has made too many people in this country lazy and as a result the pounds are packing on. It doesn't take much effort to take a short mile walk each day to get in some exercise. Fat people disgust me.
     
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    I think i will quit posting here since i have to wait 30 seconds between going back and forth every thread. Sheesh. I can read and post a lot faster than that.
     
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    You don't have to wait 30 seconds between going back and forth every thread. Only between doing searches.
     
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    Well, i read one. Then, i try to click on "New Posts" to get back to the main board. SHould i click something different. I can follow several threads at once and click back and forth between them.
     

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