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"How the Rich Get Thin"

Has anyone else read this book? I feel like I've read so many conflicting things about dairy -- although this book is focusing on calcium not simply dairy (since you can get calcium from many sources). Just curious if anyone has tried it....

Tue. Aug 14, 9:39am

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the rich get thin by being smarter in general. They make better decisions in their life and that extends to what they eat. Additionally, rich people tend to hang out with other rich people- who are usually not obese.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 9:42 AM

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i've read this book. its by some woman who helps rich people who are fat get thin so no i dont think they necessarily make beter decisions in their life since the whole premise of the book is that they can be fat too. the book basically says eats lots of calcium since its linked to people with lower weight and do it spread out since your body can only absorb so much calcium at a time. oh and the rich part thing is just about the type of mindset rich people tend to have and using that to approach your diet

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 9:49 AM

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Well, it's already a well-known statistical fact that the poorer a community, the more overweight people there are. This has a lot to do with they foods they are able to afford. Also, we know that physically fit people are chosen more often for job positions over obese people. Rich most times equals edicated, so education plays a large role in food, diet, and excercise choices. People who are over-achievers in one feild are usually overachievers in their lives as a whole (take celebrities). Overachieving in fitness is a type of success too. And finally, rich people can afford a gym membership, personal trainer, and good food from Whole Foods or even a personal chef.



Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 10:12 AM

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I agree some what with the previousl poster, wealthier people can afford more luxuries like gym memberships and personal trainers and personal nutritionists, etc. Plus it seems the pressure to be thin when you're more wealthy, for women at least, or more physcially fit, for both women and men, is probably greater as this seems also like a status symbol for the wealthy with the whole 'having it all' attitude. I think that also includes being thin, or physically fit. At least here in CA that is how it seems to be. Just my opinion though.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 12:38 PM

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I think the big difference is being able to afford nutrient-rich foods that are not calorically dense. Good fresh vegetables are a whole lot more expensive than a lot of processed foods that are high in fat, salt, HFCS, and preservatives. At least in the US. And this is because the Federal government is subsidizing wheat and corn (which keeps the price low). They wouldn't use HFCS if it wasn't cheaper than sugar, and it's cheaper than sugar becase of gov't. subsidies for corn.....

So, subsidies mean that calories are available to low-income people who might otherwise be going hungry. But they aren't the best calories, and heavy people can still suffer from malnutrition.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 1:19 PM

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Don't get too excited over dairy and weight loss. The FTC said that those ads connecting dairy and more weight loss are misleading and must be pulled.

When you see commercials like that you can be sure that the research was paid for by the industry that benefits from it the most. Just look at the very fine print at the bottom of your screen or the magazine page.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 5:28 AM

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I thought I heard that if someone wins the lottery they actually gain a lot of weight, because now they can afford to go to fancy restaurants with rich food.

Anyways if I was rich I'd be skinnier too because I'd have a personal trainer and personal chef, a fancy wardrobe to fit in to and I'd probably never be bored.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 8:05 AM

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