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What is Poland's view on obesity? How healthy, fit are Poles?


Miloslaw 6 | 2,771
5 Apr 2019 #151
There are more reasons but I will leave you to think of them yourself...:)

You're right Roz,but they all lead back to stupidity.
Even poverty is no excuse,you can eat very healthily on a low budget.
Most food that is good for you is cheap.

That and unheathy food being cheaper, as you implied.

But it's not.

The lack of exercise is a huge problem,I agree.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,799
5 Apr 2019 #152
,you can eat very healthily on a low budget.

did you not understand my point?
You try and feed a poor family on a pot of lentils and potatoes...fgs life is bad enough..
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
5 Apr 2019 #153
you can eat very healthily on a low budget.

Isn't this one of the problems that the US has, that it's much more difficult to get fresh/healthy produce there for a good price?

The lack of kids actually going out is also a major one though. I remember when I was 12, it was absolutely normal to go out about lunchtime and not bother coming back home until it got dark, and I would go all over the town with my friends on our bikes. It's the same story in Poland - people are terrified of paedophiles, but they turn a blind eye to the abuse being carried out within the family.
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,362
5 Apr 2019 #154
I mean, there have always been stupid people, not obese ones.

Stupid is not knowing what square root of 9 is or the connection between obesity and dying early.

Even without that information, I would be marginally curious why I am now 250 pounds rather than 200 a year ago and 150 when I was 18. I mean like, man, how did THAT happen?

BTW, these numbers are just an example, so no need to feel sorry for me.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,771
5 Apr 2019 #155
You try and feed a poor family on a pot of lentils and potatoes...fgs life is bad enough..

Tough,I've been there,done that,many of us here probably have,you just have to bite the bullet and get over it in the hope that it will all work out.It did for me and I am sure it did for many others.

Just giving up is pathetic.

Isn't this one of the problems that the US has

I can't speak for The States,but no excuse in The UK.

the topic supposed to be about Poland
jon357 63 | 15,378
5 Apr 2019 #156
But it's not.

Go to Jack Fulton's etc (or the Polish eqivalent thereof) and the cheapest foodstuffs are always the processed ones. Those 'instant ramen' things are popular in PL, along with a lot of other nasties like parówki, berlinki, Paprykarz Szczeciński (to be avoided at all cost if you know the quality/age of the fish that goes into it) and mielonka.

Remember, the less money someone has, the less motivation/energy they have to cook from scratch.
Rich Mazur 4 | 3,362
5 Apr 2019 #157
Obesity starts and ends with sugar, bread, and alcohol. Bad ingredients may kill you sooner but, by themselves, will not make you fat.
Also, good food does not need to be expensive. Subway sandwich is five bucks and so is a shot of booze in a bar. Your choice.
kaprys 3 | 2,480
6 Apr 2019 #158
Parówki and paprykarz szczeciński have been sold here for decades but it's been only for the past ten years or so that more and more people become obese. Especially when you look at kids, you realise how fat our society has become.

In my personal opinion it's about too many unhealthy snacks that people have between meals.
mafketis 24 | 8,917
6 Apr 2019 #159
Yes, this!

Traditionally Polish food is not very light (wild understatement). But there were very few obese people. I'm convinced this is because there was no real tradition of between meal snacks and not so many second helpings even.

The rise of fat kids tracks closely with ubiquitous snacking.
jon357 63 | 15,378
6 Apr 2019 #160
In my personal opinion it's about too many unhealthy snacks that people have between meals.

The displays of sweets and cakes in shops in PL have become more common and more affordable.

Some people do have bad diets. Quite a few times I've seen Poles (always male) drink an entire carton of 30% cream, sometimes (disgustingly) in the shop before taking the empty carton to the till and paying!
pawian 175 | 13,519
25 Oct 2020 #161
Males who consider fat women as beautiful are the closest to basic primeval human instincts - overweight has been a canon of beauty for millenia.. I met one male like that - he bought his wife a jar of Nutella every few days so that she could keep her weight in control. :):) I mean - never lose it.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_of_Willendorf



dolnoslask 6 | 3,034
25 Oct 2020 #162
Is that a bronze sculpture of your wife ?
Poloniusz 2 | 150
25 Oct 2020 #163
Young Polish males are irresponsible and immature and refuse to get married

This just proves that you and your generation have been poor role models and failed to make Poland an attractive place for them to stay and grow a family.

You didn't answer this when I asked about it earlier.

Why not?

As an old unrepentant Soviet you must still been waiting for the central planners in Moscow to give you the answers by way of Warsaw. I understand. Bad habits can be hard to break and for ideological addicts like you it can mean decades if not an entire lifetime wizzing by with no guarantee of recovery.

Sadly the fallout of your poor stewardship and bad example setting means an entire generation of young Polish men have suffered and are lost because you couldn't think about them and their future.

And typical of you to blame the young too when in reality all they are doing now is reflecting your own serious and fatal shortcomings.
dolnoslask 6 | 3,034
25 Oct 2020 #164
you and your generation have been poor role models

No wonder Polish girls are going for black men when the alternative is beta guys like pawian
pawian 175 | 13,519
25 Oct 2020 #165
Is that a bronze sculpture of your wife ?

No, it is a stone figure of yours. hahahaha

means an entire generation of young Polish men have suffered

Yes, they suffered by their own fault - they didn`t want to learn and study as hard as girls. That is why they remained morons who believe that nationalist parties led by women haters like you will solve their problems now. But they won`t - girls are looking for intelligent educated males - even if they come from Africa. Ha!

because you couldn't think about them and their future.

I thought about their future all the time - during form tutor classes I preached to them about the necessity of education. I even took some of them to our school psychologist. She was amazed I cared so much. But that was all in vain as they saw nothing embarassing in remaining imbeciles.

Today they can blame only themselves - that was their choice. God also allows people to act according to their free will. Isn`t it simple? Ha!
Michel88
25 Oct 2020 #166
Well what do you want? You blame your own people?! Lots of them are almost drunks and girls hate drunks. If I was studying history as it's taught in Poland I'd become an alcoholic, too. Despite any hardships, most other countries study history in a way to instill pride and optimism. Polish schools don't teach patriotism, they teach a victim mentality. Instead of focusing on loss why not focus on the perseverance of the Polish people? It seems Poles beat themselves for no reason. Less classes on WWII and more on the medieval and inter-war greatness is what Poles need imo.

Also famous Americans and Brits with Polish roots need to be in the history lessons, even pop celebs like Pat Benatar. Claim your own pride!


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