200 years ago, the opposite was probably true. But with cheap processed junk food costing much more than healthy food, does it seem most rich people are thin and those with less money are heavier? Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Do you associate poor people with being fat and rich people as being thin?
200 years ago, the opposite was probably true. But with cheap processed junk food costing much more than healthy food, does it seem most rich people are thin and those with less money are heavier?


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15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 3:19:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah, it does.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 3:25:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Often I think of the old way mentioned... where poor people are skinny and all.
I'm trapped in the wrong century I guess.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 3:38:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Um, has there been a mistake? "...cheap junk food costing much more than healthy food..."

I'd never really thought about it. My first instinct is to think the old one.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 3:41:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
YES
only because the cheaper snack foods cost less than the healthy food
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 4:02:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmmm, that's uncanny.

I guess I still constitute thin with poor, because when you get down to the REALLY destitute people who are starving to death... yeah.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 4:20:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow. That's true, including the part about the reverse being true 50 years ago (not 200 years ). It's because the solution for poverty is to give them govt-subsidized, processed crap to eat. Food stamps will buy Frosted Flakes, but not organic produce.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 4:33:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/2/2007 4:20:26 PM IRLIteach wrote:
Wow. That's true, including the part about the reverse being true 50 years ago (not 200 years ). It's because the solution for poverty is to give them govt-subsidized, processed crap to eat. Food stamps will buy Frosted Flakes, but not organic produce.

Yep, the government cares for it's citizens so much it gives them food for the least amount of tax dollars, but when it comes to supporting businesses they'll pay through the nose.

In response to the question, the rich are usually thinner.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 10:18:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/2/2007 3:38:59 PM Jiggle wrote:
Um, has there been a mistake? "...cheap junk food costing much more than healthy food..." I'd never really thought about it. My first instinct is to think the old one.

Oops yeah I got that backwards!

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 10:22:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes it seems that way!
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/2/07 - 10:23:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
It is called...liposuction.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 8:09:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't. There are rich and poor people who are fat and some who are thin.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 12:02:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I invert it. I think of impoverished African children on one end of the spectrum, and Boss Tweed on the other.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 2/12/07 - 9:24:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have never really thought about it. I suppose that people in Hollywood are thin because they can afford those special food plans and personal trainers. Then again, I'm poor and thin, so...
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 3/20/07 - 12:13:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
oprah is fat
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 3/20/07 - 12:29:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hollywood stars are thin because its part of their job to look good. But there are a lot of overweight businessman and politicians.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 3/20/07 - 11:10:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, because there are rich people out there who are fat and poor people that are thin.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/14/07 - 1:31:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Depends how "poor" you're talking about. I'm sure the "poor" people you have in mind are simply people that aren't filthy rich.
Now if we're talking 3rd World Country poor, then it would be more accurate.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/14/07 - 1:34:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think for women yes, but for men, the other way around.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/14/07 - 2:54:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've never really thought about it in those terms...so no..but maybe?
15 yrs ago - Saturday 4/21/07 - 6:56:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
The cost of healthy foods is pretty high and so those with a smaller paycheck are looking at highly processed foods and foods with high content for what they can afford. Leaner meats are more expensive and the price of fresh fruits and vegetables continues to rise.
15 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/8/07 - 10:13:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Kind of, yeah I do see it that way. But I don't think it's because of the idea that healthy food costs more than junk food. At least in the UK, as a student I'm not exactly what you'd call rolling in it, yet I manage to eat healthily.. five a day, balanced meals, healthy snacks etc. Money (or lack thereof) is no excuse for not eating healthily.

I think this fat=poor thin=rich thing comes from a psychological thing. The way I see it, the cushier jobs come from hard work and determination to see things through.. having to go throung university, promotions etc etc.. and as such those people are more motivated, and their lifestyle tends towards a healthier ideal. In general, those on smaller wages have less determination to rise to the top, they're lazy and have less motivation, and as such their lifestyle leans toward convenient, processed food, and junk.

I may be wrong.. that's just my opinion.

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 9/13/07 - 9:36:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, sort of, because when I think of a poor person I usually think of a redneck.
But rich people could be thinner because they can get liposuction/pay for elaborate diet treatment things.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 9/13/07 - 9:41:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Whenever Im at the mall I can usually tell when its welfare day because they all come out on that day and its easy to pick them out because a majority of them are over wieght(no offence to those on welfare), so yes to me it really seems that way.
14 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 1/24/08 - 12:50:35 PM EST (GMT-5)



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