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  • Eating healthily in the UK and even london is fairly easy if you stick to a balanced diet rather than american health fads.

    Drink fresh fruit juice instead of fizzy drinks, avoid places like macdonalds and instead go to places like Beetroot in soho or any Felafel restaurant. Even the average pub grub in london is fairly well balanced, just so long as you have carbs in the day and protein in the evening. The hotel you stayed in would have provided continental breakfast so thats the day sorted.

    Also avoid s


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    print reverse @JAPH;
    • Not excusing my tubby compadres in America, but I wouldn't be too smug:

      (Source []) The most comprehensive data on the prevalence of obesity worldwide are those of the World Health Organisation MONICA project (MONItoring of trends and determinants in CArdiovascular diseases study) [14]. Together with information from national surveys, the data show that the prevalence of obesity in most European countries has increased by about 10-40% in the past 10 years, ranging from 10-20% in men and 10-25% in women [15].

      • Too true.

        And in whose footsteps did we follow this trend..? The home of fast food, the United States.

        Fortunately the government acknowledges the problem and is doing something (although, as always, just a token effort rather than really making a difference).

        It isn't hard to eat healthily though, most of the obesity isn't because there isn't access of healthy food (very very few people, and certainly a tiny minority of the overweight are more than a mile from the nearest affordable source of fresh vege


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        print reverse @JAPH;
        • No excuses, only laziness.

          Well, then as lazy programmers, we are all doomed!

          Seriously, this is really the bottom line - we have grown too comfortable with ignoring the nutritional value (or lack thereof) of what we eat. We've also "outsourced" our decisions to companies who really don't care about us, but about their profits. Put 'em together and it's a bad situation where we're creating a demand for Bad Food and it will only get worse.

          The South Beach Diet may be a fad, but at least it's creating awar

          • Yes, it is getting worse, for some, but the availability of healthy food for most. Even mcdonalds is starting to get its house in order and provide relatively healthy meals.

            You can get low-carb food in any health food shop or pharmacy along with the usual snake oil and trendy gimmicks.

            The brits are on the whole aware of what we consume, its just that many of us consume too much and have a drinking culture that adds even more weight.

            oh and laziness, the information and the decent food (even organic, lo-carb, lo-sugar, blessed-by-fairies) but are too lazy to exersize.

            btw - really, carbs don't make you fat, laziness does - unbalanced diets are no substitute for exersize and eating the right meals at the right time of day.

            my wife and sister-in-law are both trained ballet dancers and my sister-in-law is a gym manager with training in nutrition as well as fitness. So I know about the latest fads and why to avoid them.

            Anyway, each to his own.


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            print reverse @JAPH;