Are TV's fattening

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Are TV's fattening

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:50 pm

Television, you can't eat them, but what are the nutritional figures based around TV;
1. How many calories do we burn while watching TV?
2. What is the nutritional message delivered by TV and what is the impact on the community?
3. What are the other questions?
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby sogood » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:59 pm

Not if you play Jane Fonda tapes on them!

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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby goneriding » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:46 pm

The question of poor posture caused by hours of not moving.
The question of the intellectual damage caused by Barney, A Current Today, The Biggest MasterBrother, etc
The question of family health caused by lack of activity and interaction.
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby rkelsen » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:00 pm

I have a young family, so it takes me at least an hour to 'wind down' before going to bed. What better way to spend that hour?

Like everything else, it has it's place.
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby greyhoundtom » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:11 pm

Those damn cooking shows make me feel hungry, so I go and get something to eat :oops:

Cold wet weather, limited riding, increased weight by 3 kg in just the last month, and yes I'm blaming the TV :mrgreen:
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby ozrider » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:28 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Television, you can't eat them, but what are the nutritional figures based around TV;
1. How many calories do we burn while watching TV?
2. What is the nutritional message delivered by TV and what is the impact on the community?
3. What are the other questions?


1. The average adult will burn around 70-80 calories per hour sitting around doing nothing or watching TV.
2. TV advertising is one of the most evil things on this earth. They constantly bombard us with ads for healthy this and fat free that when in reality most of it is just manipulation of the facts.
3. Where's the remote.. :D

On a serious note, my poor 9 year old daughter is so confused about what is good and bad to eat she doesn't know where to look.

- Since when did something that is pure sugar become good for you because it contains no fat?
- When did 96% fat free 'healthy snack' become good for you when the other 4% is pure fat and the rest is made up of 30% sugar?

Unfortunately the schools don't help much either, I think they base their nutritional expertise on the same TV adds.
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby orbeas » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:30 pm

TVs arent that fatening with a balanced diet
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby ZepinAtor » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:48 pm

Quote from Michael Franti of Spearhead (formerly Disposable heros of hyphoprisy)


"Television the drug of the nation breeding ignorance & feeding radiation"

If you can spare 6 minutes try & listen to this song (the words that is, as I know not everyone is a fan of hip hop)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebWk9pBXSso
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:01 pm

TVs are not fattening, it's all them rich sauces you need to make them palatable that are the problem.

A shame the potential for good is lost in a haze of near omnipresent dross. It's not called the cretiniser for nothing in my house.
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby sogood » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:19 am

Actually, TVs are thinning!

From those favourite catho ray tube TVs of couch potatoes,
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to LCD TV,
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to the latest LED TV.
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So how can one say TVs are fattening? :roll:
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:20 pm

Ha ha, TV's have got thinner as Australia has got fatter
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby Nobody » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:23 pm

Is that because TVs have been getting a good workout? :wink:
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby sogood » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:31 pm

Nobody wrote:Is that because TVs have been getting a good workout? :wink:

See second post!
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby wombatK » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:46 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Ha ha, TV's have got thinner as Australia has got fatter

Love it.
ozrider wrote:On a serious note, my poor 9 year old daughter is so confused about what is good and bad to eat she doesn't know where to look.

- Since when did something that is pure sugar become good for you because it contains no fat?
- When did 96% fat free 'healthy snack' become good for you when the other 4% is pure fat and the rest is made up of 30% sugar?

Really good products advertise themselves so, ergo, if it's advertised on TV, it's not likely to be healthy food.

Indeed, it's almost guaranteed to be highly processed, and hence less healthy than most whole foods. Watch what the fat dudes put in their trolleys at the supermarket - and there'll be a lot of the bad stuff in there (coke, ice cream, biscuits, cakes, butter, sauces, ....)

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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:43 pm

Is there like a list/schedule of advertising?
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby trailgumby » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:00 pm

rkelsen wrote:I have a young family, so it takes me at least an hour to 'wind down' before going to bed. What better way to spend that hour?

Like everything else, it has it's place.

... which would be in the Council's hard rubbish cleanup. :P :lol:

Why not spend that hour reading to them instead? It's a lot less brain damaging than TV, encourages literacy according to the evidence, and is a great way to bond with your kids while they're young.
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby BarryTas » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:04 am

often living as a student i did not have a tv, thus i got a lot of reading, study and cleaning done.

now i work full time and train 6 days per week 1-4 hours per day. vegging out in front of the TV is my quality time with the wife.............. she loves it
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:05 pm

rkelsen wrote:I have a young family, so it takes me at least an hour to 'wind down' before going to bed. What better way to spend that hour?

Like everything else, it has it's place.


Bed? You mean you go and lie down and do nothing for several hours? That has no value, you should be up doing something.
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:27 pm

And of course the food manufactures recognise the calorie burn that occurs in front of TV and developed special meals to assist with energy replenishment
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby rkelsen » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:14 pm

trailgumby wrote:Why not spend that hour reading to them instead?

Of course, I do this first... What kind of father would I be otherwise?

I guess I should have said, "after they're in bed..." ;)
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby trailgumby » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:47 pm

rkelsen wrote:
trailgumby wrote:Why not spend that hour reading to them instead?

Of course, I do this first... What kind of father would I be otherwise?

I guess I should have said, "after they're in bed..." ;)

Good dad 8) :wink:
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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby notwal » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:21 pm

Tv is a product and tool of the market place. It just wants your money.
It presents abstractions of the real world for the sole purpose of entertainment.
We are entertained by a wide variety of things from the puerile to the fabulous so its all there qualified by breadth of appeal, cost of production and a few legal constraints.
So yes it is fattening to the degree that fatness (self indulgence) competes with fitness (health/body image) in the real world.

If the real world was into de-cretinism there would be a lifestyle program about avoiding tv. Yes they really would do it :)

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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby fishwop » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:49 pm

ZepinAtor wrote:Quote from Michael Franti of Spearhead (formerly Disposable heros of hyphoprisy)


"Television the drug of the nation breeding ignorance & feeding radiation"

If you can spare 6 minutes try & listen to this song (the words that is, as I know not everyone is a fan of hip hop)



It was done before, and probably better, in the mid-1970's by The Victims (later called le Hoodoo Gurus) in "Television Addict"

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Re: Are TV's fattening

Postby ozrider » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:24 pm

Not today, it's raining, blowing a gale and it's freezing.

2 hours on the trainer watching the history of Le Tour.
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