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Post by ochotona » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:20 pm

This infographic is the best
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Re: Peloton

Post by Xan » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:36 pm

That really is funny.

Are you shorting Peleton?
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Post by dualstow » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:34 pm

I like that the European is shown with bread, wine and cheese.
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Re: Peloton

Post by pugchief » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:55 pm

dualstow wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:34 pm
I like that the European is shown with bread, wine and cheese.
Not to get off topic but,
How is it that "Europeans eat bread" instead of Atkins and yet are not fat and diabetic? That's why I don't buy into the whole low / no carb thing.
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Re: Peloton

Post by ochotona » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:18 pm

I'm not shorting it. I think European portion sizes are much smaller and they walk much more than car-locked Muricans
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Re: Peloton

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:32 pm

Europeans are ashamed to be fat.
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Re: Peloton

Post by dualstow » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:13 pm

A lot of Europeans really are fat. It seems to mainly be the French who have cracked the code, although they do suffer from heart disease.
Maybe they stay thin with the magic of Peloton.
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Re: Peloton

Post by Xan » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:19 pm

dualstow wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:13 pm
A lot of Europeans really are fat. It seems to mainly be the French who have cracked the code, although they do suffer from heart disease.
Maybe they stay thin with the magic of Peloton.
I had heard it was because they smoked so much. Wait, does smoking make you thin or fat?

Here are some Englishmen trying to look more American:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85GSILNh6U4
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Post by dualstow » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:48 am

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Re: Peloton

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:55 am

A French woman I know felt out of place when she lived in the Chicago suburbs because she got dressed up every day and no one seemed to notice. "In France, men look at you," she said. "It brings pleasure. Even women look at you. It's not always positive, but it's an acknowledgement that you exist. You walk differently when you know someone is looking at you. It's the one thing I missed in the States. The 'look' is missing. I think it's why American women get fat."

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Re: Peloton

Post by pugchief » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:25 am

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:55 am
A French woman I know felt out of place when she lived in the Chicago suburbs because she got dressed up every day and no one seemed to notice. "In France, men look at you," she said. "It brings pleasure. Even women look at you. It's not always positive, but it's an acknowledgement that you exist. You walk differently when you know someone is looking at you. It's the one thing I missed in the States. The 'look' is missing. I think it's why American women get fat."

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That's not Americans, that's married people. Once the incentive to attract a mate is gone, people (wrongly) get lazy. :o

Yes, there are exceptions. But in general, it's reality. I have watched many overweight, make-up free, short hair women and paunchy, poorly dressed men go through a complete self-overhaul upon finding themselves on the dating market all of a sudden in mid-life.
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Re: Peloton

Post by Tortoise » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:09 pm

In Bill Burr’s latest stand-up special on Netflix (a venue in London), one if his opening jokes is that he was surprised London has so many fat people living there.

Not sure about other countries, but in the U.S., weight seems to be highly correlated with income and wealth. Here in California, when I go to wealthy neighborhoods, the people walking around are usually slender, physically fit (sometimes with plastic surgery), and wearing fashionable/flattering clothes and makeup. In the middle- and lower-class neighborhoods, the people walking around are often overweight and are wearing unflattering clothes like baggy sweatpants and not much makeup.

I suspect it’s because the drive to achieve in education, income, and social status is correlated with the drive to achieve success in other areas of life as well, including physical fitness and attractiveness. There are obviously exceptions, but the general correlation seems to be there.
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