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    Default Australia - a mismatch between reputation and reality

    Http://gu.com/p/4d5gz

    "a study predicted Australia was on track for almost 80% of its population to be overweight or obese by 2025. It is currently at more than 63%.

    Despite a reputation for sport and outdoor living, Australia has one of the fattest populations on the planet. Its rate of obesity is the second-fastest growing in the world, and the fastest among women, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The figures from the World Obesity Federation show Australia now has 62 severely obese people per 1,000 adults, up from 55 in 2010."

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    Very sad. I think more concerning is childhood obesity.

    Would love to know how they measure obesity. Is it bmi?

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    This is awful.... I don't know what is currently taught in schools but healthy lifestyle should be a class so kids whose parents are not setting a good example will have the knowledge to chose a healthy lifestyle. This is very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Very sad. I think more concerning is childhood obesity.

    Would love to know how they measure obesity. Is it bmi?
    Yes obesity is anyone over 30 BMI. Overweight is between 25 and 30.

    I hate the Big Food industry 😡😡😡

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    I really atruggle to comprehend why we are so obese as a nation. It seems like we are more aware than ever of our food choices & healthy eating. 63% of australians are overweight or obese? We are obsessed with food and paelo and weigt loss and exercise fads etc ... why are we as a nation so overweigt &so unable to lose weight?I just think there has got to be more to it. I follow a few science groups on facebook, & there is a lot of research going into the 'why' at the moment. I saw a recent one which showed that a person today has to exercise more & eat less calories than a person did in 1970 to stay 'thin'. But they don't know why this is. I saw another one possibly linking BPA to weight retention,didnt read into it much though. But the first study did show that there is more to it than just what we eat.

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    Fast food is cheap and easy and our food labels are also misleading. I have been caught out myself when in a rush ( and I'm very cautious of what foods we eat - in an additive way not obsessive over food).

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    I think there are several reasons:

    The fast nature of junk food, be it Maccas or buying a packet of pies from the supermarket. People are juggling more in their lives than ever before and the ease is a big one.

    Another is cost. When I'm eating healthy my food bill is bigger. Meat is so expensive and so is fruit and veg. To feed a family of 4 on steak and vegies for tea would be $15+. A packet of HB pies is 4, frozen HB pizzas are 3 each. I do LCHF so eat lots of meat, fruit and veg but also I go through the eggs. You are looking at $6 for a dozen free range. People always say it's cheaper to cook from scratch but that's only true for take away. Crap food bought from the supermarket is cheaper again.

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    This isnt the study itself, but an article about the study. If you ate identical food &did identical exercise to someone in the 1970s, you would be 10%heavier.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...service=mobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    Yes obesity is anyone over 30 BMI. Overweight is between 25 and 30.

    I hate the Big Food industry 😡😡😡
    Yes. I know the brackets. I don't deny there are more overweight people and it is increasing, especially in children, but I don't entirely agree with bmi as an indicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Yes. I know the brackets. I don't deny there are more overweight people and it is increasing, especially in children, but I don't entirely agree with bmi as an indicator.
    To have an BMI over 30 you'd have to be quite heavy. Either because of lots of muscles or lots of fat.
    BMI is not perfect but overall the trends are true. You just have to look in the streets.

    It's the first thing I notice when I go back to Europe, how slim people are.


 

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