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I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like.

So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the place?
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Gavin Duffy wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:11 pm I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like.

So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the place?
Wannabee Yanks??
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Gavin Duffy wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:11 pm I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like.

So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the place?
Obesity is the new class divide.

Go to Sydney, and you will barely spot a single overweight person (under 50 or so)in the east or north.
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Here are the world obesity rates from 2016 fwiw

Country Rank Obesity rate % (2016)
Nauru 1 61.00
Cook Islands 2 55.90
Palau 3 55.30
Marshall Islands 4 52.90
Tuvalu 5 51.60
Niue 6 50.00
Tonga 7 48.20
Samoa 8 47.30
Kiribati 9 46.00
Federated States of Micronesia 10 45.80
Kuwait 11 37.90
United States 12 36.20
Jordan 13 35.50
Saudi Arabia 14 35.40
Qatar 15 35.10
Libya 16 32.50
Turkey 17 32.10
Egypt 18 32.00
Lebanon 19 32.00
United Arab Emirates 20 31.70
Bahamas 21 31.60
New Zealand 22 30.80
Iraq 23 30.40
Fiji 24 30.20
Bahrain 25 29.80
Canada 26 29.40
Australia 27 29.00
Malta 28 28.90
Mexico 29 28.90
South Africa 30 28.30
Argentina 31 28.30
Chile 32 28.00
Dominica 33 27.90
Uruguay 34 27.90
Syria 35 27.80
United Kingdom 36 27.80
Dominican Republic 37 27.80
Algeria 38 27.40
Oman 39 27.00
Tunisia 40 26.90
Suriname 41 26.40
Hungary 42 26.40
Lithuania 43 26.30
Morocco 44 26.10
Israel 45 26.10
Czech Republic 46 26.00
Iran 47 25.80
Costa Rica 48 25.70
Andorra 49 25.60
Venezuela 50 25.60
Ireland 51 25.30
Vanuatu 52 25.20
Bulgaria 53 25.00
Greece 54 24.90
Jamaica 55 24.70
Cuba 56 24.60
El Salvador 57 24.60
Belarus 58 24.50
Croatia 59 24.40
Belize 60 24.10
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https://obesity.procon.org/global-obesity-levels/

Not quite sure of the sauce ... but shows differences by ethnic groupings, culture etc.

EDIT - SNAP with Zakar (sauce for his list).

Agree on weight and divide (evident in some western countries).
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It costs more to eat healthy food.

Fast food is cheap. Refined sugar is cheap. Poorer communities eat more fast food.
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iarmhiman wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:42 pm It costs more to eat healthy food.

Fast food is cheap. Refined sugar is cheap. Poorer communities eat more fast food.
Need to jack up taxes on unhealthy foods. Although sugar taxes have just made the manufacturers add sweeteners to fizzy drinks. The weekend was a rare occasion where I wanted to have a mineral and couldn't get one without fecking sweeteners.
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Zakar wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:26 pm Here are the world obesity rates from 2016 fwiw

Country Rank Obesity rate % (2016)
Nauru 1 61.00
Cook Islands 2 55.90
Palau 3 55.30
Marshall Islands 4 52.90
Tuvalu 5 51.60
Niue 6 50.00
Tonga 7 48.20
Samoa 8 47.30
Kiribati 9 46.00
Federated States of Micronesia 10 45.80
Kuwait 11 37.90
United States 12 36.20
Jordan 13 35.50
Saudi Arabia 14 35.40
Qatar 15 35.10
Libya 16 32.50
Turkey 17 32.10
Egypt 18 32.00
Lebanon 19 32.00
United Arab Emirates 20 31.70
Bahamas 21 31.60
New Zealand 22 30.80
Iraq 23 30.40
Fiji 24 30.20
Bahrain 25 29.80
Canada 26 29.40
Australia 27 29.00
Malta 28 28.90
Mexico 29 28.90
South Africa 30 28.30
Argentina 31 28.30
Chile 32 28.00
Dominica 33 27.90
Uruguay 34 27.90
Syria 35 27.80
United Kingdom 36 27.80
Dominican Republic 37 27.80
Algeria 38 27.40
Oman 39 27.00
Tunisia 40 26.90
Suriname 41 26.40
Hungary 42 26.40
Lithuania 43 26.30
Morocco 44 26.10
Israel 45 26.10
Czech Republic 46 26.00
Iran 47 25.80
Costa Rica 48 25.70
Andorra 49 25.60
Venezuela 50 25.60
Ireland 51 25.30
Vanuatu 52 25.20
Bulgaria 53 25.00
Greece 54 24.90
Jamaica 55 24.70
Cuba 56 24.60
El Salvador 57 24.60
Belarus 58 24.50
Croatia 59 24.40
Belize 60 24.10
I was conceived on Nauru so I'm definitely blaming that for my "spread" in my 30s and 40s.
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I was out west in NSW over the break, a little shocked how some of these towns seems to have a severe obesity problem. Just go to the local RSL and every male over 35 has a rotund beer gut. Not good.
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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:01 pm
Zakar wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:26 pm Here are the world obesity rates from 2016 fwiw

Country Rank Obesity rate % (2016)
Nauru 1 61.00
Cook Islands 2 55.90
Palau 3 55.30
Marshall Islands 4 52.90
Tuvalu 5 51.60
Niue 6 50.00
Tonga 7 48.20
Samoa 8 47.30
Kiribati 9 46.00
Federated States of Micronesia 10 45.80
Kuwait 11 37.90
United States 12 36.20
Jordan 13 35.50
Saudi Arabia 14 35.40
Qatar 15 35.10
Libya 16 32.50
Turkey 17 32.10
Egypt 18 32.00
Lebanon 19 32.00
United Arab Emirates 20 31.70
Bahamas 21 31.60
New Zealand 22 30.80
Iraq 23 30.40
Fiji 24 30.20
Bahrain 25 29.80
Canada 26 29.40
Australia 27 29.00
Malta 28 28.90
Mexico 29 28.90
South Africa 30 28.30
Argentina 31 28.30
Chile 32 28.00
Dominica 33 27.90
Uruguay 34 27.90
Syria 35 27.80
United Kingdom 36 27.80
Dominican Republic 37 27.80
Algeria 38 27.40
Oman 39 27.00
Tunisia 40 26.90
Suriname 41 26.40
Hungary 42 26.40
Lithuania 43 26.30
Morocco 44 26.10
Israel 45 26.10
Czech Republic 46 26.00
Iran 47 25.80
Costa Rica 48 25.70
Andorra 49 25.60
Venezuela 50 25.60
Ireland 51 25.30
Vanuatu 52 25.20
Bulgaria 53 25.00
Greece 54 24.90
Jamaica 55 24.70
Cuba 56 24.60
El Salvador 57 24.60
Belarus 58 24.50
Croatia 59 24.40
Belize 60 24.10
I was conceived on Nauru so I'm definitely blaming that for my "spread" in my 30s and 40s.
Nauru Airlines wont book the centre seat on their flights due to concerns around overweighing the plane and people being able to fit. There are some genuinely big people there.
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quarter2four wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:57 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:42 pm It costs more to eat healthy food.

Fast food is cheap. Refined sugar is cheap. Poorer communities eat more fast food.
Need to jack up taxes on unhealthy foods. Although sugar taxes have just made the manufacturers add sweeteners to fizzy drinks. The weekend was a rare occasion where I wanted to have a mineral and couldn't get one without fecking sweeteners.
Having the same problem with ice tea :(
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grievous wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:02 pm I was out west in NSW over the break, a little shocked how some of these towns seems to have a severe obesity problem. Just go to the local RSL and every male over 35 has a rotund beer gut. Not good.
And it's all over Australia. Rural and regional towns in Australia are chock full of fatties.
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Gavin Duffy wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:11 pm I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like.

So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the place?
I thought the correct answer to this question is, because every time one of them fucks your wife she gives them a biscuit
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Well, they've obviously decided to eat all the biscuits themselves these days.
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jambanja wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:43 pm
Gavin Duffy wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:11 pm I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like.

So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the place?
I thought the correct answer to this question is, because every time one of them fucks your wife she gives them a biscuit
Jambanja is a Zimbabwean chicken farmer with some cricketing ability and I claim my Duncan Fearnley Magnum.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:41 pm
grievous wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:02 pm I was out west in NSW over the break, a little shocked how some of these towns seems to have a severe obesity problem. Just go to the local RSL and every male over 35 has a rotund beer gut. Not good.
And it's all over Australia. Rural and regional towns in Australia are chock full of fatties.
If anyone is more than 20mins drive from the beach I assume they're probably a fatty.
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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:59 pm
jambanja wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:43 pm
Gavin Duffy wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:11 pm I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like.

So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the place?
I thought the correct answer to this question is, because every time one of them fucks your wife she gives them a biscuit
Jambanja is a Zimbabwean chicken farmer with some cricketing ability and I claim my Duncan Fearnley Magnum.
I have actually played against said chicken farmer, even managed to put him over the boundary for six, then instantly regretted it
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jambanja wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:23 pm
Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:59 pm
jambanja wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:43 pm
Gavin Duffy wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:11 pm I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like.

So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the place?
I thought the correct answer to this question is, because every time one of them fucks your wife she gives them a biscuit
Jambanja is a Zimbabwean chicken farmer with some cricketing ability and I claim my Duncan Fearnley Magnum.
I have actually played against said chicken farmer, even managed to put him over the boundary for six, then instantly regretted it
Apparently he is now a tomato farmer and has moved to Australia, which may help answer the question in the OP.
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jambanja wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:23 pm
Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:59 pm
jambanja wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:43 pm
Gavin Duffy wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:11 pm I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like.

So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the place?
I thought the correct answer to this question is, because every time one of them fucks your wife she gives them a biscuit
Jambanja is a Zimbabwean chicken farmer with some cricketing ability and I claim my Duncan Fearnley Magnum.
I have actually played against said chicken farmer, even managed to put him over the boundary for six, then instantly regretted it

:thumbup:
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iarmhiman wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:42 pm It costs more to eat healthy food.

Fast food is cheap. Refined sugar is cheap. Poorer communities eat more fast food.
Fruit in Coles is shit expensive, rice in Trans Vietnamese Food Store is cheap as shit.
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You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
Agreed which it why it is pointless trying to tax sugar and fast food.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
It's also about availability. I spent a week in Biloela a few years ago. Supermarket was basically empty and had fark all fresh fruit or vegies.

KFC and McDonalds had lines out the drive through and down the road.
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Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
It's also about availability. I spent a week in Biloela a few years ago. Supermarket was basically empty and had fark all fresh fruit or vegies.

KFC and McDonalds had lines out the drive through and down the road.
Every Oz town above 5000 people seems to now have a maccas, KFC, Dominoes and possibly a Hungry Jacks and one of the chicken chains.
The humble fish n chips has been pushed out.
You settle down into a motel and the waft of grease fills there air.
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iarmhiman wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:42 pm It costs more to eat healthy food.

Fast food is cheap. Refined sugar is cheap. Poorer communities eat more fast food.
It is far cheaper to cook healthy food at home than eat fast good.

Roast chicken, potatoes and veges would work out at about NZ$3 per large meal. You ain't getting fast food for that.

Fat people are disgusting and need to be eradicated.
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Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
It's also about availability. I spent a week in Biloela a few years ago. Supermarket was basically empty and had fark all fresh fruit or vegies.

KFC and McDonalds had lines out the drive through and down the road.
True -but also demand. If people are not educated to eat healthily, what are they going to choose? Especially when towns like Tamworth have just opened their 3rd Maccas...... :|

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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:59 pm
jambanja wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:43 pm
Gavin Duffy wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:11 pm I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like.

So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the place?
I thought the correct answer to this question is, because every time one of them fucks your wife she gives them a biscuit
Jambanja is a Zimbabwean chicken farmer with some cricketing ability and I claim my Duncan Fearnley Magnum.
My favourite bat. Loved the magnum.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:56 am
Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
It's also about availability. I spent a week in Biloela a few years ago. Supermarket was basically empty and had fark all fresh fruit or vegies.

KFC and McDonalds had lines out the drive through and down the road.
True -but also demand. If people are not educated to eat healthily, what are they going to choose? Especially when towns like Tamworth have just opened their 3rd Maccas...... :|
Oh totally. When the Maccas opened in Emerald, it was the most profitable McDonalds franchise in Australia. People would drive from towns 2 hours away to eat there.
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Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:08 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:56 am
Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
It's also about availability. I spent a week in Biloela a few years ago. Supermarket was basically empty and had fark all fresh fruit or vegies.

KFC and McDonalds had lines out the drive through and down the road.
True -but also demand. If people are not educated to eat healthily, what are they going to choose? Especially when towns like Tamworth have just opened their 3rd Maccas...... :|
Oh totally. When the Maccas opened in Emerald, it was the most profitable McDonalds franchise in Australia. People would drive from towns 2 hours away to eat there.
I've been to Emerald!

I went to the local bakery instead :blush: :lol:
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Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
It's also about availability. I spent a week in Biloela a few years ago. Supermarket was basically empty and had fark all fresh fruit or vegies.

KFC and McDonalds had lines out the drive through and down the road.
I'm blaming McDonald's sponsoring the Aussie v India cricket coverage.

Maccas x(
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puku wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:56 am
Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
It's also about availability. I spent a week in Biloela a few years ago. Supermarket was basically empty and had fark all fresh fruit or vegies.

KFC and McDonalds had lines out the drive through and down the road.
I'm blaming McDonald's sponsoring the Aussie v India cricket coverage.

Maccas x(
KFC Big bash, it must be impossible to avoid being a fatty with all that advertising directed at you
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jambanja wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:58 am
puku wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:56 am
Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
It's also about availability. I spent a week in Biloela a few years ago. Supermarket was basically empty and had fark all fresh fruit or vegies.

KFC and McDonalds had lines out the drive through and down the road.
I'm blaming McDonald's sponsoring the Aussie v India cricket coverage.

Maccas x(
KFC Big bash, it must be impossible to avoid being a fatty with all that advertising directed at you
Yeah nah. There are also far too many ads for betting yet I find myself still uninterested.
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I mean, there's a massive correlation with fast food and low socio economic areas. There's a reason Carls Jr (a new franchise in QLD) only has stores in areas with large populations of poor fat people. With the exception of the airport, there isn't one in the Brisbane local government area but there are 3 in Ipswich and 2 in Logan.
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I was conceived on Nauru so I'm definitely blaming that for my "spread" in my 30s and 40s.
How were you conceived? The Wheelbarrow? The Backwards Wheelbarrow? The good ol' Missionary? The Sideways Spaniard? The Double Twisted Moroccan? The Dirty Mexican? :uhoh:
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booji boy wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:56 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
Agreed which it why it is pointless trying to tax sugar and fast food.
Yep and a lot of it is habitual and ignorance/laziness

Get sick of hearing how coke is cheaper than milk- well water costs nothing

And taking gst off vegetables etc won’t have a huge effect on most people - take 15% off brocolli and people aren’t going to all of a sudden eat brocolli - in general most peoples eating habits are ingrained from an early age -and that’s the key
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quarter2four wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:57 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:42 pm It costs more to eat healthy food.

Fast food is cheap. Refined sugar is cheap. Poorer communities eat more fast food.
Need to jack up taxes on unhealthy foods. Although sugar taxes have just made the manufacturers add sweeteners to fizzy drinks. The weekend was a rare occasion where I wanted to have a mineral and couldn't get one without fecking sweeteners.

Its as likely to be when you eat as what you eat. fudge off with your taxes on my biscuits.
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Towny might know this one but Trans on Newcastle St. in Perth were ahead of their time. :)
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Zico wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:40 am Towny might know this one but Trans on Newcastle St. in Perth were ahead of their time. :)
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booji boy wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:56 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am You can eat healthily quite easily for not much money.

It's all about education, not cost.
Agreed which it why it is pointless trying to tax sugar and fast food.
Not to mention the burden will mostly fall upon those least able to bear it. I.e. a regressive tax :thumbdown:
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Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

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True Blue wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:20 am


I was conceived on Nauru so I'm definitely blaming that for my "spread" in my 30s and 40s.
How were you conceived? The Wheelbarrow? The Backwards Wheelbarrow? The good ol' Missionary? The Sideways Spaniard? The Double Twisted Moroccan? The Dirty Mexican? :uhoh:
Our family history suggests dad bent mum over a guano outcrop.
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