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25 posted 11-23-2004 11:23 AM       View Profile for Cloud 9   Email Cloud 9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cloud 9

Hey over in St. Louis...Hardee's came out with a burger that is 1420 calories and 107 grams of fat. President of the company says he wanted to put something out there for people who care more about a great burger and careless about thier weight. He is expecting a law suit any day.
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26 posted 11-23-2004 07:26 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

When I visited the USA three years ago to meet all those fine PIP poets, I did of course eat in restaurants. And what amazed me the most was the extraordinary amount of food you got on your plate.
I lived in the States for a while some 35 years ago, but it was different then in my recollection.

Nowadays there is so many fried food (I tasted the fried onions), it's all very delicious, but very dangerous I'd say.

And indeed, it's only YOU who's making the choice to eat it or not.


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27 posted 11-24-2004 12:33 AM       View Profile for ~DreamChild~   Email ~DreamChild~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~DreamChild~

i like good ol homecooked meals myself.
i think fast food places suck most of the time.

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28 posted 11-25-2004 11:24 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

My view on overeating in general, is that humans are responding to primal urges when they do so.

The fact that things around us have changed does not override inherent primal urges in many inherited areas... overeating and sex being two that often come to mind.

Our prehistoric ancestors had to hunt and gather their food, which was most of the time in short supply and was obtained by vigorous exercise and effort.

They ate mostly high fiber,low calorie foods in large volumes which their digestive systems were designed to process..(as is ours still today)

When a large protein animal was brought down, it was at great expense of effort spent...At those times, overindulgence must have been the theme...They must have stuffed themselves in eating orgies, they had to, their was no refrigeration and no telling when another mastodon might stumble into their paths...

...unlike today when all it takes is a trip to McDonalds to bring down a beast as large as a cow, with no more sweat equity than it takes to fork over a few bucks.

Which brings me to this thought;
I cannot blame the fast food industry for making delicious food or making people health is not their quest... the taking of profit is their mandate, and it is legal..forget moral obligations, they never cross the minds of those driven only by profit.

So my feelings are that it is an inherited biological imperative that we eat when food is abundant, and easy to obtain... that Primitive urges, aided by modern advertising methods move us subliminally to salivate at the appearance of the golden arches...

Under the disguise of modern fabrics, draped on us as clothing (instead of furs), still remains the vestige of our primal, glutinous selves...


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29 posted 11-26-2004 02:41 PM       View Profile for JoshG   Email JoshG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JoshG

Im interested in this film, but my feeble attempts at finding it are coming up short.  Can someone email me direction on how to find this film?  Thanks,  Joshua
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30 posted 11-26-2004 02:52 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Check your local video store.  It was released on dvd/vcr a week or so ago.
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