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Are you a Dive Hypocrite?

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba' started by DCBC, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Southern California
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    Trimix for a 200+ foot dive costs more than for a 100 foot dive (more Helium), so I doubt you'll be able to afford it even if you get that inkling.

    As far as I'm concerned, if you choose to not work, society shouldn't have to foot the bill your your living expenses. Same thing with smokers/drinkers. If you choose to poison yourself, society shouldn't have to foot the bill for your associated healthcare. Obesity is a tough one since it is at least partially genetic.
     
  2. Sas

    Sas Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
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    Source please.
     
  3. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Southern California
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  4. Sas

    Sas Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    7,599
    225
    Obesity is caused by people eating more calories than they need.
     
  5. TechBlue

    TechBlue Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
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    source and irrefutable backup please
     
  6. elan

    elan DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    Not really, the calories has nothing to do with that, it's more complex
    One of the most contributing sources of obesity is eating a lot of free carbohydrates (those that are not surrounded by fiber) which drives hi level of insulin which in turn drives fat depositing and killing pancreas leading to diabetes. Why are so many North Americans obese ? Look at what people eat. They consume high level of free carbohydrates like sugar in the coffee, junk white bread like wonder bread, they eat low fat yogurts that contain 20-30 % of sugar !!! French fries (potato has a lot of free carbohydrates ) Coke (30 gram of sugar I think per a can) and other junk.
    Look at what is sold in the stores all kind of cookies have up to 50%!!!! percent of sugar. The sugar is everywhere in large quantities. Manufactures add more sugar as people's tastes adapt to it and they do not feel it anymore so they add more. After I was avoiding eating sugars for some time and I ate one donut I got such a heavy sugar rush that thought I would have to call the ambulance. I became so dizzy.

    If you eat meat (a lot of calories) alone or with vegetables you will not get obese believe me - I lost 20lbs eating just meat and vegetables in 3 month. So the calories have nothing to do with obesity , it's another BS fed to us. The body dump all the calories that are not consumed.
     
  7. DaleC

    DaleC Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Leftcoast of Canada
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    That's a little Maoist isn't it?
     
  8. DaleC

    DaleC Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Leftcoast of Canada
    4,981
    2,325
    And those on the lower end of the economic scale are least likely to be able to afford nutritious food. The cheapest and most plentiful foods are simple carbohydrates.
     
  9. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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  10. Blackwood

    Blackwood DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Southern California
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    318
    I'd be willing to limit it to those things that there is clear evidence and consensus are damaging. Tobacco companies aside, most people agree that smoking causes lung cancer. If your vice is drinking iced tea, and there are some unknown long-term medical issues associated with drinking iced tea, that's different.

    I'm not going to even attempt laying out a plan to implement something like that. Just talking general viewpoints here.
     

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