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The Weight of the Nation: Part 1 – Consequences (HBO Docs)

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The Weight of the Nation: Part 1 – Consequences (HBO Docs)

The Weight of the Nation: Part 1 – Consequences (HBO Docs)

15 Responses to “The Weight of the Nation: Part 1 – Consequences (HBO Docs)”

  1. Ward Plunet says:

    *HBO Documentary Films: The Weight of the Nation*

    Hard to believe that 68% of Americans are overweight or obese – double what
    it was a couple decades ago.

    _To win, we have to lose. The four-part HBO Documentary Films series, The
    Weight of The Nation explores the obesity epidemic in America.*

  2. Marco Schwartz says:

    Good documentary that I just discovered about obesity in the US. And it is
    free to watch !

  3. Markus Törnqvist says:

    Been enjoying this #HBO #documentary on #obesity and such. Seen up to part
    two (The Weight of the Nation: Part 2 – Choices (HBO Docs)) and it’s nicely
    humane. The first part was about research and such, the second about
    practical tips. Now, the practical tips…

    If someone tells you calories being equal, they’re either really autistic
    about the nearly metaphysical nature of the unit *or* quack hacks who never
    heard about insulin. Still, looking at this and sympathizing with the
    people – and seeing how they’re eating – maybe *”drop the calories”* is
    advice enough, even if it’s bad science.

    A lot of props for being honest about exercise and such. They tell you it’s
    good for your psyche and whatever. They *kinda* tell you your metabolism
    slows down and exercise is good for maintaining weight loss. It’s not hard
    math to see that’s not what you want to do if you’re obese. Then again, I
    have no idea how much exercise actually slows things down, how beneficial
    the actual exercise is or how much obese people can even manage to exercise.

    Edit: almost forgot to mention the #mindfulness they’re on to! That chick,
    Elissa Epel, was in another documentary on the subject, which didn’t
    concentrate as hard on that side. Really good stuff.

  4. reuscmar says:

    It’s not all due to life style choices. It has also a lot to do with
    genetics. You can be a chain smoker and never develop any cancer. And you
    can be the healthiest of individuals and die from cancer. It also has to do
    with genetic predispositions. If you have cancer in the family, you have a
    higher probability to eventually develop cancer too. This is simply
    biology. But your relative’s healthy life style sure gave him a better
    life, apart from the desease.
    Regarding vegan lifestyle (or vegetarian for that matter), I myself am not
    a fan. Personnally, I think it’s an excuse to not deal with our social
    consumption issues and how we produce. Industrialised meat production is
    cruel and dangerous. If we would learn to grow our cows, pigs and chicken
    with respect and the proper food (cows don’t eat freakin corn!!!) and learn
    again how to kill and butcher them in a respectful, dignified way, there
    would be no discussion about eating meat or not. It’s the way we do it, not
    if we should or not. Then again, if you don’t like it, then it’s a whole
    other story. :)

  5. ADerpyReality says:

    There is no such thing as a short diet and no one that has no exercise will
    ever work for more than a few kilos. In pretty much every case it is
    controlling your intake and constant exercise. I’ve known people who have
    lost nearly 50-100kilos by that system.

  6. Doriesep6622 says:

    Watch Forks Over Knives. People overeat because they are hungry. They are
    starving on their horrible diets. On a plant based diet you can stuff
    yourself. You never feel hungry.

  7. Levi D. says:

    Just look around in the world who are the thinnest nations:
    Traditional China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand for instance. They eat rice
    like 3 times a day, with most likely veggies and maybe a thumb size fish
    twice a week. Super lean, all of them. Wealthy families are of course of

    Look at the arabic countries: Morocco, Tunesia or even Algeria or Libya.
    They eat cous cous like 3 times a day, and still super lean.
    When they move to France and start eating merges(sausages) , cream cheese
    and other meaty fattty foods , they become obese.

    Look at the frutarians and vegans, or Uganda the highest banana consumer in
    the world. Always super lean, sporty and fresh.

    Plant based diet proved itself over and over again.

    On the contrary, look at the Indians, they are thin but sick. They eat like
    milk products and Ghee al day long. They eat a lot of proteins not only
    from animals but from legumes like chickpeas and lentils. Carb up, low fat
    low protein.
    T Colin Campbell, Doug Graham 80 10 10, Caldwel Esselstyne , John McDougall
    plant based DOCTORS …. Go plant based and the change will come.

  8. nikkyo34 says:

    Ancel Keys 

  9. John Oh says:

    how come asians dont get fat i have never seen a fat asian :c

  10. Patrice Lewis says:

    IT!!! STOP polluting our foods with MAN MADE SUGARS (HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN
    SYRUP)…This is THE MOST EVIL Sugar on the Market!!! You can eat a Big
    Mac, a Large Fry and a Shake and an hour later, you’re hungry again, why,
    It’s the HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!!! This sugar is KNOWN to cause you to
    CRAVE more food, it NEVER turns off the HUNGER SWITCH in your BRAIN!!!
    It’s in ALL the breads, ketchups, ice creams and in ALL regular cokes at
    the grocery stores and ALL the Fast Food Restaurants!!! HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN
    SUGARS from our shelves and from ALL our food products and start using
    REGULAR NORMAL SUGAR!!! The Government KNOWS this FACT and is doing
    NOTHING about it!!! Shop at Whole Foods ALL their FOOD PRODUCTS is made
    with Organic Sugars and you will be able to tell a difference in 6 Weeks, I
    guarantee you!!!


    Socrates said; Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your
    food!!! Just make SURE there is no MAN MADE SUGARS (High Fructose Corn
    Syrup and Chemical Sugars are in your foods!!!)…

  11. gekiryudojo says:

    Epic Nation fail. 

  12. Matthew Cogdeill says:

    There is a Solution & 18 Million pounds have been lost forever from this
    solution…email me for details

  13. Dave Bridges says:

    Shoutout to the 108 lazy fat fucks that disliked this video lol

  14. fatshan wingchun says:

    Go vegan. Simple.

  15. Liz Joseph says:

    I wish people would quit saying ‘Diabetes’ as if it’s all-inclusive; There
    are MANY types of the disease. The top two are Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is
    an AUTOIMMUNE disorder in which the cause is not known. It is NOT
    hereditary. You don’t get it from being overweight, and it most often
    doesn’t occur later in life. I’m so sick of people thinking I’d diabetic
    because they think I ‘did something wrong’. 


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