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  1. Bill-We've been invited back to Burgerville, I just need to make contact again. I'll keep you posted. Did Whole Foods last night.

    Posted on March 31, 2012 - 12:08 AM #
  2. Notalent

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    Here is an interesting article about a woman who tried to go Monsanto free for a month:

    http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/a-month-without-monsanto

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 02:00 PM #
  3. NT-Thanks for the article on Monsanto. I knew they were in to almost everything. It just means I need to be more diligent in my food choices.

    And then there is this:

    http://naturalsociety.com/organic-food-industry-bought-up-by-corporations-like-coca-cola/

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 05:16 PM #
  4. NT and Chris, great articles but nothing beats Food Inc

    http://youtu.be/MflVA8GCtoE

    (it starts @ :11 sec)

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 05:37 PM #
  5. Fast Food Nation, Food Inc and Food Matters are all great documentaries concerning where our food comes from.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 05:49 PM #
  6. Notalent

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    Not to mention the Michael Pollan material...

    http://michaelpollan.com/books/

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 05:50 PM #
  7. Vitalogy

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    I had Taco Bell today and it was damn good. 3 soft tacos and a water!

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 05:52 PM #
  8. Notalent

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    At least you had the water.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 05:53 PM #
  9. motozak3

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    Yeah. Probably the only good thing about Taco Hell. Yecchttt....

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 05:59 PM #
  10. Well time for dinner. Which organic meal shall I choose tonight?

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 06:02 PM #
  11. Vitalogy

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    According to the Taco Bell nutrition numbers, my meal was 600 calories and 27 grams of fat. For me, it's recommended I have no more than 2500 calories and 80 grams of fat per day. Granted, some of the other people ordering were probably maxing out their maximums with just their order for lunch. Portion size matters.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 06:19 PM #
  12. Every body is different. It's good you know your bodies nutritional requirements so well Vita. As you inferred, not many do nor take the time to find out and they eventually pay the price.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 07:00 PM #
  13. NoParty

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    I had Taco Bell today and it was damn good. 3 soft tacos and a water!

    -2 years on your life.....

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 07:23 PM #
  14. motozak3

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    "According to the Taco Bell nutrition numbers, my meal was 600 calories and 27 grams of fat."

    That's 600 calories and 27 grams more than I'd consume there in an entire year! ;o)

    Granted, I'm a LARGE guy, and last I was informed my intake should be at least 3 600 calories/day. That's what the doctor tells me. Yup, for real. No, I didn't believe it either. But then, at 6'8" * 325 pounds (mostly muscle mass; I bench press at least once a week and beat up on the punching bag pretty much every evening) I suppose that should be expected. Don't remember how much fat, but I know it's in the low 100s.

    And because I know with 100% certainty that somebody will ask: no, just because I'm built like an American footballer doesn't mean I play. I know I've said some lame-ass stuff on here, but I'm not *that* far gone....

    ("bodies" = plural "body"; "body's" = of or in the body)

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 07:57 PM #
  15. Vitalogy

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    6'3 220lbs and I'm older than you. Not too worried about a small meal at Taco Bell every so often. On the grand scheme of things it all evens out.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 08:48 PM #
  16. NoParty

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    On the grand scheme of things it all evens out.

    I bet your colon doesn't agree with you on that....

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 08:50 PM #
  17. duxrule

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    Well, any dietitian will tell you that SOME fat is required in a healthy diet. Fats help to provide energy, and also help to provide "satiation" when you eat. Fat also help you absorb certain vitamins and nutrients. The issue is the type and amount of fats you eat. Saturated fats=bad, unsaturated fats=good (to a degree). Taco Bell actually has some items that aren't too bad for you, check their "Fresco" menu.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 08:58 PM #
  18. Notalent

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    Exactly, One of the things I've heard recently is that fats were demonized years ago, and therefore taken out of many processed foods for marketing reasons...

    They were replaced by HFCS which is even worse.

    fats are a natural part of meat and the diet of omnivores. they help in many ways, Moderation and a balanced diet is key.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 09:15 PM #
  19. motozak3

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    The human brain is about 60% fat, and you nerves are coated in fat.

    So when somebody calls you a "fathead", don't take it as an insult.....

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 09:21 PM #
  20. Skybill9

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    Taco Bell....Isn't that the Mexican Phone Company?

    Posted on April 6, 2012 - 04:02 AM #
  21. Notalent

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    More news on Pink Slime: Could it be rebranded?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17615456

    Posted on April 6, 2012 - 08:02 AM #
  22. They've never called it Pink Slime. It's been referred to as "Lean Finely Textured Beef". Mostly 90/10, but I think the stuff has been put in many different product ratios.

    Our local Hy-vee sells freshly ground chuck which we buy to avoid the pink slime, but consume very little beet anyway.

    Yes, I think they will rebrand it and do a promotional campaign. Biggest issue I see is schools where the kids don't have a choice.

    There are people around who are not bothered by the process. I say let them have at it, I'll stay away from Pink Slime.

    Posted on April 6, 2012 - 08:39 AM #
  23. The fat metabolism ( cholesterol) hasnt been a real big deal for me over the years...it was the Triglycerides !..which is a fat and SUGAR molecule and can be real dangerous letting that get too high...and then I am diabetic...they caught the blood sugar elevation real early a few years back..and its controlled pretty well now..and it wasnt real high when they first saw it anyway , which they do a lot now..they work on people who they see as " pre-diabetic"..or mildly diabetic...a point that in years past many doctors just let go as ' put them on a watch'...and let them eat what they want...NO MORE...

    When I got the sugar metabolism under control..with some meds and diet adjustments and steady exercise ( which I was doing to begin with ) ...the triglycerides came way way down..I started eating more beef stakes ...a few years ago..as I had been rather on the vegetarian side of the equation for many years...but I have recently gone back to less beef products again...as I am more comfortable eating this way again..but the problem is keeping away from the carbs...or to many carbs and the wrong kind of carbs..and keeping up your protein consumption which is real important for older people like me..Protein ....and lower carbs...

    I am 6.0 and 228 lbs...so I could stand to loose some weight too...LOL What else is new ?

    Posted on April 6, 2012 - 11:05 AM #
  24. Alfredo_T

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    Perhaps, I have been pretty fortunate in that my weight has been fairly stable over the last 20 years. I believe it is OK to have a burger or Taco Bell every now and then; it is not OK to eat these types of foods every day.

    I am the runt of the PDXRadio bunch at 5'7 / 135 lbs.

    Posted on April 26, 2012 - 10:30 PM #
  25. RadioBuggie

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    (fat)So what?...

    Posted on April 27, 2012 - 01:01 PM #
  26. Brianl

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    Sheesh Alfredo, I'm two and a half of you!

    Posted on April 27, 2012 - 07:29 PM #

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