When did American eating habits start to get really bad?

RumChicken
RumChicken

When did American eating habits start to get really bad?

Was it WW2?

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youtube.com/watch?v=Av0R4dG5PXw

eGremlin
eGremlin

It was just post WWII during the 50s.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Americans do anything
Britcucks follow in our footsteps
every time

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Ignoramus
Ignoramus

We aren't really the most obese European country, we just say that to take the piss out of you stupid fucking yanks

Supergrass
Supergrass

I know you're shitposting but yeah actually the world wars, especially the mobilization for world war 2, caused a bigass shift in diets for most of the western world due to shortages and rationing. Canned food, which had already grown even more popular due to its low price during the depression, was spread more, which is why you have all those 50's casserole recipes that call for a can of soup dumped over something in a dish. Fast food's increase and reputation for being huge started around the late 80's early 90's when I think Taco Bell's marketing division realized that 80% of sales came from 20% of the fat fucks, and to appeal to them directly with larger portions and better "deals" (ie cheap bulk).

WW2 and the resulting rationing is also why you get all that weird ass british food like toast sandwiches.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

ever since the interstate highway system was completed and car companies started lobbying against public transportation

girlDog
girlDog

Even before that, when paper companies lobbied against hemp manufacturing and cultivation.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

That's a British man.

Techpill
Techpill

Let him have his thread.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Automation, consumerism, gmo/fertilisers, longer lasting foods/preservatives, cheaper food and products (tinned foods), mass production, convenience (grocery stores rather than local shops and drive thrus/fast foods), addictives/more chems to make it taste better and unhealthier, machines like the fridge and microwave and mixers and such.

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Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

You're all a bunch of commu-
*enters cardiac arrest*

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

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Skullbone
Skullbone

Kalkers
co.uk
That's one
fatass bong

Firespawn
Firespawn

It's the price of freedom.

Flameblow
Flameblow

okay without using broscience or a mommy blog explain how canning food makes you fat....

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

capitalism forcing workers who don't work like slaves 10 hours a day and work from home for 4 more to be passed over for promotions or even fired made cheap, quick foods that are often bad for you the only things that fit the schedule

eGremlin
eGremlin

The only fatter European country as of last year was ironically Hungary.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

chicken and mushroom pot noodle

PATRICIAN

Skullbone
Skullbone

Hmm, tinned food was one of those cheaper and longer lasting alternative compared to normal food, also the tinned foods were usually already cooked and needed a good reheating.
Not gonna say eating only tinned foods make people fat but i wouldn't consider tinned food to be that healthy either, most likely full of salt/fat/carbs. Worst ones are probably spam and similar sorts of their kind.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

capitalism
America was always capitalist, but not always fat.

likme
likme

words words words words words

White flour and corn syrup. Literally, that’s it.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Did Kuwait already join the EU?

farquit
farquit

90s was when junk food advertising was at it's peak, they tried doing damage control in the 00s with healthy options but the damage was done.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

POP OFF JAMES!

I'm not taking chances on this one.
Being a caretaker of such a fat person should be a criminal offence. Obviously that guy can't get 12k+ calories daily on his own.

King_Martha
King_Martha

old guy here, back when I was a teen the 32 oz big gulp came out and it was practically scandalous. Who would drink that much ? Of course people loved it. Now you can get 64 oz cups Some places even sell the 128oz jug that you can refill. Serving sizes have gotten bigger.

Also there wasn't HFCS in everything, just sugar. It was practically another scandal when Coca-cola switched from Sugar to HFCS to save a few pennies a gallon. No one really preferred the taste, but economics won out.

Snarelure
Snarelure

POP OFF JAMES!

This is a great show

Flameblow
Flameblow

walkers
make a thread shitting on americans
???

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

god i wish that were me

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

What does his asshole smell like, bros?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

sweaty cheese

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

POP OFF JAMES

MPmaster
MPmaster

80's is the turning point where people started giving up on balancing their life.

viagrandad
viagrandad

But that describe Japan as well and it's one of the fittest country in the first world.

Methnerd
Methnerd

POP OFF JAMES!

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Around the time the gold standard was repealed.

The government knows if shit gets bad enough, the American people would rise up and overthrow them. So the government made it their number one priority to make sure the people had limitless access to cheap food. Because there has never been a political revolution on a full stomach.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Nigger please, you faggots are fat as shit. Hope you fucking die anyway.

5mileys
5mileys

When the sugar lobby started manipulating public opinion. Candice Choi explains in the September issue of Chatelaine magazine how this came about.

chatelaine.com/news/sugar-lobby-heart-disease-research/

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Playboyize
Playboyize

WW2 and the resulting rationing is also why you get all that weird ass british food like toast sandwiches.
You're wrong, a recipe for toast sandwich is known from 1861

whereismyname
whereismyname

After WWII. Military-industrial conplex turned into food-industrial complex. All the bomb factories -->fertilizer factories. All the chemical weapons--> pesticide/herbicide factories. Throw in subsidies for large monocrops and you have a system to destroy traditional small diversified farms that rely on the sun's energy and human labor for large industrial farms with machines that produce mountains of corn, wheat, and soy from petroleum energy. These crops go into the vast stores of highly processed food that is giving everyone chronic illness (bad food + lack of farm exercise + no sunshine from ur inside desk job). The rest is fed to animals in feed lots. Wa la

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Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

this 80s-90s
theres a movie called Whats Eating Gilbert Grape, the woman in it doesn't even look that fat compared to some hamplanets around now

King_Martha
King_Martha

Walkers, Maltesers, Dominos.co.uk... He's not American?

5mileys
5mileys

we only got obese to troll yanks! jokes on you amerifat!

Do bongs really humor this?

w8t4u
w8t4u

we're not fat we were just pretending!!!

5mileys
5mileys

Posts Amerilard thread
Pic related is Britlard

Shiggy diggy.

Also, post-WWII.

cum2soon
cum2soon

POP OFF JAMES!

Emberfire
Emberfire

POP OFF JAMES!

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Jesus. 26% is a lot. And I thought Germany was the fattest european countrt.

DeathDog
DeathDog

I think that user means its return to popularity.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

1970s

Also coincidentally when everything else went to shit

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

takeafreshlook.co.uk

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

How to spot a retard: He thinks GMOs are bad

Evilember
Evilember

POP OFF JAMES!

StonedTime
StonedTime

I think it was in reference to produce more food faster and there by making it cheaper too.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

POP OFF JAMES!

takes2long
takes2long

Recovering obeast here, seeing shit like OP's pic I wonder how the fuck a guy can let it get so bad. I ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted until I was 30 and still only made it to 300 pounds.
How can a guy maintain a body that big? I ate so fucking much before I decided to lose weight, I'd stop at gas stations for snacks several times a day plus ate like entire pizzas for a meal

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

We're not fat we're just pretending to be retarded
This was probably much smarter in your head I assume.

cum2soon
cum2soon

Bad is relative to the life you lead. If you look at what farm families ate in the Midwest or South at the start of the 20th Century you'd find people regularly consumed 3000-4000 calories a day. But a 12 hour day of farm work would burn that off. One cause of obesity in America is that fewer and fewer Americans did physically demanding work, but they kept eating as if they did. I piece of pie with breakfast and lunch is just a drop in the bucket if you labor all day, but it's a quick way to obesity if you don't.

Then there was the Depression and WWII. Food was rationed and some people starved to death. This coincided with the rise of industrialized food production as well as the discovery of and the ability to synthesize vitamins. By the time the war was over poor quality industrially produced food was cheap, and it could be enriched to make up for its lack of nutrition. Sugary cereals could be marketed as healthy for your kids because they contained X number of essential vitamins and minerals. Squishy white bread could be a staple. War rations like canned pasta could be sold as economical ways to feed a family using the emerging advertising industry and the television. Convenient and modern were the buzzwords used to sell all kinds of garbage tier foods to those just happy to have enough to eat. And of course parents who had experienced food insecurity made children "clean their plates". And over the rest of the century food continued to stay cheap, convenient and crappy. Then they figured how to make cheap sugar out of corn and suddenly sugar was in everything.

So you basically had a nation that had traditionally eaten like laborers moving to office jobs at the same moment lazy, bad meal choices became cheap and widely available.

Playboyize
Playboyize

Late 80s and early 90s.

Firespawn
Firespawn

Japan lives in a constant state of scorn and shame to keep fatties in check

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

POP OFF JAMES!

Flameblow
Flameblow

POP OFF JAMES

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

POP OFF JAMES!

SniperGod
SniperGod

This is making me ill. Please stop.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

huh?

hairygrape
hairygrape

Have you ever wondered how these super-obese people can be bed-ridden, unemployed and yet have enough food to feed a family of 12 or more? It's because "the system' decided it was cruel to only give them enough foodstamps for a normal size person, so they give them the equivalent food supply that would normally feed several, and I mean several people a day. And they keep increasing the allotted food supply and that's why these people keep getting fatter and fatter. 600 lbs, 700 lbs, 800 lbs, etc.

Methnerd
Methnerd

Sauce or I call bullshit.

takes2long
takes2long

youtube.com/watch?v=b-1tAolsas0

DeathDog
DeathDog

15 tonne blob of fat found in sewer
Thought that was going to be another video about James K.

Soft_member
Soft_member

went on a vacation in Europe
after seeing zero fat people on the mainland, I ended in the UK and you lot are chubby as hell
not up to proper US standards, but you folk were sure trying

Supergrass
Supergrass

Pop off James

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

POP OFF JAMES!
I can't risk it.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

There's a specific year and it's not debatable and that year in 1980. Not 1981 or 1979 or the 70s or 80s. 1980.

whereismyname
whereismyname

huh?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

When the sugar industry blamed the fat, huge huge mistake
Also the food pyramid

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

UK spends least amount of income
US is first
Glad all these hang-wringing scientists, journalists, and fighters for the poor give zero fucks about this statistic

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

*UK spends 2nd least

King_Martha
King_Martha

How would a European country being fat “take the piss” out of a noneuropean country you stupid ass nigga

Emberfire
Emberfire

It’s actually his girlfriend and daughter who took care of him when he was still fat. His daughter dropped out of fucking school just to take care of him. Fatties should be used as live fuel. Imagine all that energy you could get out of them

SniperGod
SniperGod

what the fuck is wrong with his legs??!!

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Western Europe
Remind me, how many countries are there to the WEST of Europe?
Fucking ONE, you dipshit

Bidwell
Bidwell

PoP off james!

FastChef
FastChef

POP OFF JAMES!

happy_sad
happy_sad

POP OFF JAMES!

Illusionz
Illusionz

skin cells duplicate
never wash the dead ones off
soon yeast comes and starts eating the dead ones
then bacteria eats the yeast
then this happens

SniperGod
SniperGod

The moment the US was convinced carbs from bread is more important than from fruits and vegetables.

girlDog
girlDog

When baby boomers grew up and still had the mentality of needing to consume more and cleaning their plates because of the depression era and their parents teaching them said mentality.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

POP OFF JAMES!

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

POP OFF JAMES!

Lunatick
Lunatick

They started breeding us like cattle and convincing us to eat as much as possible.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

damn your iq must be through the fucking roof

girlDog
girlDog

Probably shortly after the Food Stamp Act of 1964.

Because comfort eating because you're poor is America's favorite pastime.

theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/05/the-messy-relationship-between-food-stamps-and-health/527820/

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lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Matrix

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

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girlDog
girlDog

youtube.com/watch?v=Av0R4dG5PXw

DeathDog
DeathDog

the real question is how do they afford to eat that much? even if its cheap shit it still adds up

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

When women entered the workforce. No more time to shop and cook daily so it was tv dinners, high calorie, high sugar content frozen shit. Then fast food came along for a double dose. I still remember when most women were at home, it was all about preparing dinner, sometimes most of the day. Around the late 70's things really started to shift. Even then into the 80's going out was a novelty. When I was a kid we went out maybe two or three times per year. By the time highschool came along it was way more common.

Emberburn
Emberburn

POP OFF JAMES!

Also how the fuck do they show this on regular television

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

the South would rise again
but they can't get out of their scooters

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takes2long
takes2long

There were issues due to the processing, habits and proliferation of fast food and such during the 50s, but it all spiraled during the 1980s when the NeoLibs killed food regulations.

askme
askme

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Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

kek

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

POP OFF JAMES

How a person can be this leprosy?

Booteefool
Booteefool

NeoLibs killed food regulations
Oh look, it's retarded!

Emberfire
Emberfire

POP OFF JAMES

Evilember
Evilember

feel like shit
eating makes you feel less like shit for a little while
also makes you sleepy and when you are sleeping you dont necessarily think what kind of fat sack of shit you are
When i was around 130kg's i used to often eat a whole box of minced meat (400grams) with a can of beans in tomato sauce late in the evenings just for the sake of getting sleep due to all that food making me tired.

eGremlin
eGremlin

POP OFF JAMES!

hairygrape
hairygrape

Western != West of

idontknow
idontknow

Underrated post

whereismyname
whereismyname

POP OFF JAMES

Supergrass
Supergrass

Alaska can't make up their minds.
Do they get fatter in the cold season?

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