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Jeff Stahler

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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    Folks do realise that low-fat foods are often very high in sugar, which is even more fattening?

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago
    I said in an earlier post on this topic that education is the first and preferable line of defense. These links were part of my education. The above links are the reason my weight went from 250 to 185 in 5 months. My total cholesterol 268 to 170, my LDL (bad cholesterol) from 170 to 100, my onset type 2 diabetes is GONE…there were other things that were ‘healed’ through diet and all within 5 months.
    These are vegan diets, not vegetarian, vegan. After 5 months, I became a 75%er. I eat vegan 75% of the time. I’m a pretty good cook and able to follow recipes and add to them. I used to eat so much meat that when I drove down country roads, farm animals would move away from the fence in fear. I still eat meat, just not as much, and even my carnivorous friends love my vegan offerings.
    Forks Over Knives can be viewed on Netflix. It is amazing the number of ailments that can be treated by simply eating healthy. If you or someone you love is having health issues, watch the movie. If you could save a life by simply changing diet for a few months, why wouldn’t you?

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    “Folks do realise that low-fat foods are often very high in sugar, which is even more fattening?”

    You mean high fructose corn syrup, which studies show is far worse for your body than sugar.

  4. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    “WE WON!” of course the cost of additional healthcare they will need negates that win.

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    They ALWAYS show fat WHITE people in these cartoons. The problem has been in BLACK communities. (I live in Harlem and the obesity in children is epidemic; their moms are usually rotund as well.) Cheap, sugary drinks hit communities that rely on Medicaid and public hospitals more than the juicebox kids downtown. I wish cartoonists would be more honest about this.

    That being said, I agree with the decision that it was arbitrary and capricious, and am wary that they’ll target alcohol next.

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    And the ones who can’t afford it and just go straight the emergency room?
    I say, 100% tax on loose sodas 32 ounces and over, set aside for future health care costs.

  7. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Tax on soda? Fantastic idea! I’ll put that in my plan along with a graduated luxury tax.

  8. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    On second thought, 5 buck a pack cigarettes did nothing to stop people from smoking.

  9. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    Where in our US Constitution is the authority for a President, a Governor or a Mayor to mandate citizen’s diets?
    Civil government is about the areas covered by the Founders’ Constitution and Bill of Rights. Diets, Foods, Drinks, obesity, health, and many other private domains have been wrongfully seized by elected officials as government control and cancellation of the Liberty and Freedom our Founders set up for us. But too many “slaves” who like “benefits” paid by others (taxpayers) have voted to reelect too many “Bosses” into government offices.
    in 2013 it is the Irresponsible nation of America. Receivers of government largesse like the status quo; no one cares where the money (tax revenue or Borrowed Money) comes from or if the debt is ever repaid. Lord have mercy on wicked “gimmie” Americans…He gave us the entire earth full of resources and commanded we work to earn our bread…but our system devolved into a welfare state where few work, earn and pay the tab in dignity that the work ethic gives to those who practice it….fewer as time goes by.

  10. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    said: “How’s that euro going for you?”
    Truly, I’ve zero euro. Haven’t even been to Europe in about five decades.
    Actually, I’ve just looked around at currencies. Bet you bought any currency except USD a year or two ago, eh? Even better a couple of years earlier. Maybe it’s just the basket I watch, perhaps you look at others. No idea how the various pesos are going.
    (Must admit, the Yen has gone a bit kamikaze recently.)
    Don’t worry, I’m sure USD will rebound, one day. After you fix your financial systems and the world trusts the Greenback again.

  11. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago


    I will admit to being imprecise with the usage of the term “sugar” with all the other forms of glucose and similar.

  12. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    I will not cite examples as we are in different countries and brands don’t directly compare.
    However a good example is yoghurt.
    “Low Fat” means dropping a few grams of fat per litre, while making it more palatable by adding a multiple of that in sweeteners.
    Even if the two balance out with the same number of calories (they usually don’t, the fat-free is usually higher), the sweeter one is consumed more readily and in larger quantity. Partly due to it being perceived as “more healthy”, and partly due to sweet foods being more addictive.

  13. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago


    Seriously, are cigarettes USD5.00?
    I’ve never tried one, but at that price they are virtually free. In my parts they are quite a few times that price. Smoking rates are plummeting. Protests are inaudible.

  14. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    After my quadruple CABG 6 months ago I was introduced to Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.‘s book “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”.
    As you know, he is Rip Esselstyn’s dad, and dad’s diet is a tad more strict. I have been on the good Doc’s plant based nutrition diet for 3 months now…what a radical departure from the “opulent Western diet”!
    Glad to hear your numbers are so improved after the Engine 2 and Forks over Knives regimen…I shed 24 lbs. in 6 weeks, from 188 to 164. Amazing—-eat all you want (of the plant-based), and arrive at your natural, healthy weight in so short a time.
    I’ve yet to watch the Forks Over Knives documentary, but we do have the cookbook.
    Dr. Esselstyn’s 12 year clinical study has proven to be irrefutable—-the health benefits are mind boggling! Yes, indeed, education is the key to knowledge, and knowledge is the pure power source of mankind!
    (Wish I had the knowledge to make paragraphs)—-I tried the method shown by several caring posters on our thread, couldn’t make my keyboard respond….
    Congratulations for your good health, C.!!!

  15. BurritoBandito

    BurritoBandito said, over 3 years ago

    ONE ounce of 80-proof alcohol contains about 90 calories, roughly equal to 8 ounces of Coca-Cola. Add any kind of syrup or juice to that cocktail and the calories and sugar skyrocket even higher. What would happen if they tried to enact a 2 drink maximum at clubs, bars and restaurants? Consider also the number of alcohol related calls law enforcement spends time (and taxpayer money) on. Single parents never need state/federal assistance because their spouse or ex is a Pepsi-holic. Suddenly a Big Gulp doesn’t seem like such a big deal.

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