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    Everyone in the US remember the food pyramid we all learned in school? Well, it's going away. The new plan is the four food groups pie chart .

    Mmmm ... pie.

    Of course, I'm old enough to remember before the pyramid when we just had the lame 'four food groups' -- sugar, salt, caffeine, and fat. I'm not exactly sure why it was replaced by the pyramid, or why the pyramid is going away.

    Ah well. That's several hours of health class in school I shan't get back in a hurry.

    My wife won't miss it at all, as she calls they pyramid the 'feedlot diet' -- since carbohydrates are on the base of the pyramid at 6-11 servings, she was convinced it caused people to bloat up like little piggies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pendell View Post
    My wife won't miss it at all, as she calls they pyramid the 'feedlot diet' -- since carbohydrates are on the base of the pyramid at 6-11 servings, she was convinced it caused people to bloat up like little piggies.
    I don't think that's quite correct... Those Carbohydrates are cereals, whole bread, whole pasta, oatmeal, and such.

    At any rate, I can't put sound on the video because there's people sleeping in this room... but looking at the plate with no sound, I think I'd heard of this before. It's nice, really.

    I don't think most of the basic concepts have changed, though.
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    wait
    caffeine was a food group?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grimbold View Post
    wait
    caffeine was a food group?
    Caffeine is THE food group. All the others don't really matter. If you don't believe me just go by a local High School and look at all the kids drinking the BFC cans of Monster, you know, the ones that say "Warning, your heart will explode if you drink this whole can."

    Now where did I put my vente triple shot mocha from Starshmucks
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    I heard the original food pyramid was funded if not created by the rice and grain lobby. Wouldn't be surprised if there was some truth in that. I'm fine with it going.
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    Ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skavensrule View Post
    Caffeine is THE food group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pendell View Post

    Of course, I'm old enough to remember before the pyramid when we just had the lame 'four food groups' -- sugar, salt, caffeine, and fat.
    Don't forget "burnt crunchy bits."

    Or nicotine.
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    GRRRRRR!!!
    Why is dairy even still included at all? Uhm, dairy is bad, mkay? It's just a scam.

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    Oh come now, everyone knows that the proper food groups are:

    • Gin
    • Coffin Nails™
    • Coffee
    • Cake


    And uh... a side of fries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kislath View Post
    GRRRRRR!!!
    Why is dairy even still included at all? Uhm, dairy is bad, mkay? It's just a scam.
    Dairy is an excellent carrier for the best food groups of them all. Artificial flavours and sugar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trog View Post
    Oh come now, everyone knows that the proper food groups are:

    • Gin
    • Coffin Nails™
    • Coffee
    • Cake


    And uh... a side of fries.
    The cake is a ... no, not going there :)

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    You're welcome to it. I fully admit that I have a caffeine addiction myself. I can go a day without a cup of coffee, tea or cola but if I go more than that I will have a headache by the end of the second day.
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    BACON is the food group.
    You heretics.

    I won't share all my delicious bacon with any of you then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kislath View Post
    GRRRRRR!!!
    Why is dairy even still included at all? Uhm, dairy is bad, mkay? It's just a scam.
    CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!

    Therefore, your argument is invalid.
    (No, I'm not biased just because I spent about 250$ at the cheese fair two weeks ago.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!

    Therefore, your argument is invalid.
    (No, I'm not biased just because I spent about 250$ at the cheese fair two weeks ago.)


    How much cheese can you GET for $250?! And has it all been eaten in those two weeks?

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    A bag full. Cheese can get very expensive. And it's totally worth it. The best of them can kill a man at ten paces.

    And no, I still have most left. You don't just eat cheese like that.
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    One christmas my cousin was visiting with her 4-month old son, who was travelling in a basket. She put him down and began greeting people and we sat down to eat. Soon we heard the little guy began to whimper - not crying but halfway there. And we tried to see if his diaper were full - no, he had just eaten and there seemed to be nothing wrong with him. Then we discovered that she had put him down next to the specially matured Stilton, and the fumes were reaching his nose.

    We removed the Stilton and he was fine again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kislath View Post
    GRRRRRR!!!
    Why is dairy even still included at all? Uhm, dairy is bad, mkay? It's just a scam.
    You do have to remember, that through most of the last century, hunger was more of a problem than obesity. That's only been a problem for maybe the last 20 years. Now water is the only healthy food drink because it doesn't provide fat, calories, or actually, anything. It's good because we need water, but milk does provide protein and therefore, for most of my life, was a good product.
    Milk in oatmeal was a cheap way to stave off hunger.
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    GRRRRRR!!!
    Why is dairy even still included at all? Uhm, dairy is bad, mkay? It's just a scam.
    I am curious as to why you would think this.
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    I am curious as to why you would think this.
    As am I. I use a lot of skim milk, being that my diet aims for low fat and high protein (milk in cereal, protein shakes, etc). Milk is a good source of casein protein, calcium, and vitamin D. Yes, you can take supplement pills instead, but that's true for a lot of vitamins.

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    Dairy is a fantastic food group! Yeah, okay, eat nothing but cheese and full-fat milk and see how fast you pile on weight, but as part of a healthy and balanced blah blah blah, it's full of nutrients and vitamins. Especially milk fortified with vitamin D, since vitamin D deficiency is a growing problem for our indoors population, especially here in cloudy, wet, northern Europe with the pale skin that burns easily. When I see the sun at all, I'm wearing sunscreen factor 50!

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    it's full of nutrients and vitamins.
    So is Vegemite . For that matter, so is human blood.

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    GRRRRRR!!!
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    Yes, protein and Vitamin D are scams.
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    So is Vegemite . For that matter, so is human blood.

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    is it just me or do you develop a resistance to caffeine
    it is taking me more and more coca cola to get the same buzz lately
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    is it just me or do you develop a resistance to caffeine
    it is taking me more and more coca cola to get the same buzz lately
    Your body is developing a tolerance, in the same way that people who drink a lot of alcohol tend to require more than a non-drinker to feel the same effect (assuming equal weight, metabolism, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kislath View Post
    GRRRRRR!!!
    Why is dairy even still included at all? Uhm, dairy is bad, mkay? It's just a scam.
    Not sure if serious.

    Dairy's an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals, and overall tastes good. And how is it a scam?

    Market: "Milk, $X.00"
    Me: "I would like to buy some Milk."
    Market: "Good, we have Milk."
    Me: "Great, here's $X.00, give me some Milk."
    Market: "Here, have your Milk."
    Me: "Great! Now I have Milk."

    Hardly seems like I'm being scammed for it... <.<


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