Pass Me That Twinkie ….

TwinkiesA recent study in Sweden has confirmed this.  Researchers took samples of fat cells from volunteers over the course of several years; they discovered that no matter how much the subjects’ weights changed, their number of fat cells remained the same.

So your fat cells grow and shrink in your body, but they remain the same.  You are actually “friends with your fat.”

Isn’t that repulsive.

All the carrot sticks and rice cakes in the world are not going to change a thing.  All those fat cells in your body are going nowhere; they just shrink in size and nothing more. During your life you will eat sixty thousand pounds of food, the weight of about six elephants.

The average American chews 190 sticks of gum, drinks about 600 sodas and 800 gallons of water, eats 135 pounds of sugar and 19 pounds of cereal a year.  The largest consumer of sugar and corn syrup in the world is no other than Coca Cola.  The biggest selling restaurant item in the U.S. is French Fries.  They estimate that in this country every day, we consume about 200 million M&M’s.

The amount of potato chips Americans eat each year weighs six times more than the Titanic.  A can of SPAM is opened in this country about every four seconds.

Americans on average eat eighteen acres of pizza every day and Saturday night is the biggest day of the week for that staple.  Dunkin’ Donuts serves about 112,500 donuts per day, more popcorn is sold in Dallas than anywhere else in the United States.

Two million different combinations of sandwiches can be created from a Subway Menu.

We as a society of people eat a lot of garbage that is why the majority of us, are scratching parts of our bodies we have not seen in five years.  This is why when you step onto the computerized talking scale your thoughtful wife gave you on Father’s Day last year it says …….. “Please come back when you are alone.”

Now if you will excuse me, I am gonna go get me a Twinkie, me and “my friends” are hungry.

It’s not easy being a Baby Boomer.

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4 thoughts on “Pass Me That Twinkie ….

  1. I feel so full after reading this.

    Well, so do I. Must be something in the water? Put your email address in there, and we will see if you still come anon?

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    • I’ll try this with my email address.
      Worked fine James, must be some kind of Internet WordPress fluke or something.

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  2. That’s mighty interesting reading DS; wondering now if you or somebody else can put the figures together on HOW MUCH we Americans throw away on a daily basis ??? Working in the mess hall for “extra military” training while in the USAF, I can vouch first hand on what was tossed EVERYDAY just in the officer’s mess.

    I saw a documentary where some people ate well and it all came from dumpsters! The amount of food we throw away (that is still in good condition) would as you suggest, stagger the mind. I sure don’t know Joey, it would be a great deal I suspect.

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  3. I’ve been Paleo for a year and a half. I was a healthy eater before that (no junk) and yet I couldn’t believe the difference going totally clean, non-GMO, non-Dairy, and no-grain. I think people are addicted to crap food. It was hard as hell to give up cheese… but I don’t miss it now. It was even harder to give up breads and pasta. But I did it and feel GREAT! It’s a tough decision to go clean. I just feel like our healthcare system just went down the toilet with Obamacare… so a person better be healthy or the prognosis will be misery or early death.

    Most of what we eat, is not good for us. I do not believe it nourishes us but rather sustains and that is it. My BMI is off the charts, and like most Americans today Lori, I need to follow your lead. As always, another great comment.

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