That's well above 400 additional calories daily. But to keep it simple we'll go with your calculation of 19.2kg per year and 400 cals.
19.2(kg) x 10(years) = 192 additional kilos+ my 90 Kg from before, that's 282kg.
And lets not talk about my extremely unhealthy food habits consisting of pizza and cheeseburgers, I must surely be a lardo of epic proportion.
Yet here I'am at barely 90 kg and not even slightly overweight, how come? I'm just that awesome I guess.
I also smoke, still I'm healthier than a Ox and only rarely sick, maybe once a year, if even that.
Edit: On second thought... I'm actually doing everything wrong, been doing that for sooooo many years. I should be dead.
Last edited by Jevlin; 2012-11-16 at 12:44 AM.
edit: that's not to say that you can be healthy by eating just junk food, it could easily cause other health problems (diabetes) but you will not gain weight if you don't consume an excess of calories no matter where they come from.
It's not just about the calories. Sure, there's a lot of energy inside. But what's more important is the method of delivery. Pure sugar spikes blood sugar, which spikes insulin, and so most of the calories become stored as fat. If fructose is used instead of sucrose (fructose-glucose), your liver has to do more work to metabolize the sugar. It's sort of like drinking alcohol in terms of liver damage.
Sugar and HFCS are basically the same thing. Pretending HFCS is remotely more "bad" for you than sugar is just stupid.
Sugar is processed from the sugarcane grass, and HFCS is processed from the corn grain. Both are around 50/50 glucose/fructose. Both affect the body in basically identical ways. Stop acting like HFCS is so evil when the reality is that *both* are probably the worst "acceptable" things a person can consume.
True it might not be as bad as something else, but that's a long way away from not being bad in general. Its all about balance though I suppose, if you eat properly and have this stuff in moderation there is no harm done really.
But yes there are lots of people out there who do drink the whole bottle over the course of an evening. I know some personally.Surely you don't drink an entire bottle.
Also, are you saying that you don't want to present your opinion because of the possibility of its validity being called into question?
The body is amazing that way, telling you when you had enough food and drink. Such an amazing adaptation
Also, I don't have diabetes or even a slight trace of high blood sugar.
Last edited by Jevlin; 2012-11-16 at 12:52 AM.
http://www.rsc.org/ej/MB/2008/b717340g/b717340g-f2.gif) but it really isn't comparable to alcohol in this matter, especially since it has linear metabolism while alcohol has nonlinear metabolism. Also, doesn't fructose absorption not active the insulin pathway the way glucose absorption does?
Last edited by Kasierith; 2012-11-16 at 12:55 AM.
And true too, I just said it "could" lead to other things such as diabetes, not that it necessarily would.
I have never had trouble with gaining weight either, but not everyone is as lucky! :P
But you're also right to say that it isn't quite the same, because the amount of fructose you would need to eat to be at risk for fatty liver disease is much higher than it is for alcohol.
I'm 29 and probably going to die soon by listening to people who say soda is horrible for you. I can probably drink 12 cans a day if not more. I drink at LEAST 6 cans a day. As for the teeth aspect, brush twice a day?
I rarely drink anything but soda... and vodka.
That's what pisses me off really about these health nuts. They keep on insisting that you get fat because of WHAT you eat and not how much you eat.
They seem to believe that even looking at a burger or glass of coke is going to give you an extra tire or heart failure :>
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As for not presenting my opinion...I already did earlier in this thread so there was no point in doing so again. My opinion is based on my own experience. Other peoples bodies process sugar in different ways but I know there are enough people like me who would benefit greatly by not consuming soda that it was worth putting my own results out there. My doctor advised me to eliminate soda and frankly I would rather take the opinion of a trained professional over the opinions of internet gladiators.