This video was made possible by Nutracheck.
The calorie counter and exercise tracker app with a verified database of over 225,000 UK
foods. You’d be hard pressed not to have noticed
the high rates of obesity in the developed world today – despite the fact more of us
than ever are obsessed with our diet and clean eating. However, aside from what we’re eating,
we’re also told more sedentary lifestyles are a big contributor to the obesity epidemic. Only 50 years ago, people were significantly
thinner – that’s despite being far less conscious about diet and worrying about what
they were eating. In the 1950’s a woman’s average waist size was 27in (69cm), compared
to 34 inches (86cm) today. So why – back in a time when people weren’t
fussed about what they ate (and sweet puddings high in saturated fat were commonplace after
an evening meal) – did the population, then, manage to lead much healthier lifestyles? An obvious assumption is our more sedentary jobs are a contributing factor to the rise in obesity – I’ll touch on that
later, but let’s start with lifestyles at home first. Cars. Post-war when the country was still
getting back on its feet, cars were considered a luxury and ownership was significantly lower.
Just 15% owned a car, compared with 80% today. So alternative transport had to be used as
jumping in the car simply wasn’t an option for most people. Let’s think about grocery shopping. In the
1950s, most people had to walk or get public transport to their local shops. The growth
of the supermarket was on the rise, but this concept was still very much in its early days.
So shopping would involve walking between a number of stores – the butchers, the green
grocers, the bakers, the hardware store – compared to today, where we can shop for everything
under one roof. With your shopping done, getting home meant
either a walk or using public transport carrying heavy bags. As the number of bags one person can carry
is far less than you can load into a car boot, this meant more frequent shopping trips over
the week as well. Plus, only 15% of households owned a refrigerator back then – another
reason for more frequent grocery shops to keep your produce fresh. All in all, that’s a lot more walking and
activity, just to stock the kitchen cupboards. Compare this to today. We hop in a car and
drive to one store where we buy everything we need, and then transport a weeks-worth
of shopping home. That requires a lot less effort and calorie expenditure than the same
task back in the 1950s. And with the internet, we’ve made it easier still. We can now order
everything online without even moving from a chair! Lower calorie expenditure still. With cars less available back in the day,
this meant heavier reliance on public or alternative means of transport to get anywhere. Whether
you were catching a bus or train, it required expending energy to get to your stop. Alternatively,
simply walking or cycling was a popular and cheap form of transport – all burning more
calories than jumping in the car or getting an Uber! In the home, technology has crept in to help
make chores less labour intensive. Today we take for granted being able to throw
our dirty laundry into a washing machine and it come clean. But it wasn’t always this
easy. In the 1950’s, only 1/3 or families owned
a washing machine, which meant the majority had to clean their clothes by hand. Often
with the use of a washboard, this was a very manual process, taking much longer per item
than an automatic washing machine. With no spin cycle, hand crank wringers were commonplace
for wringing out water from garments. Again, a fairly labour intensive activity. So the
calorie expenditure of just washing clothes 2-3 times per week was much higher than simply
loading a washing machine. Then there’s general cleaning. Let’s think
about the effort required getting on your hands and knees to scrub the floor or clean
your carpets with brushes…..you’re getting the picture! Between 1950 and 1955, television in the UK
only had 1 channel. Two more channels were introduced in 1955 – All of which broadcast
at specific times during the day. Needless to say, there wasn’t much on! No remote
controls – not that you’d really need one! With a lack of other technology to keep us
occupied back then, people were much more self-sufficient at entertaining themselves.
And this generally meant (unless you’re reading a book) just getting up and, well,
just doing something! Whether it was kicking a ball around in the
street, tending veg in the garden or a trip to the allotment, more calories were generally
expended entertaining one’s self back then. Take a moment to compare this to how we entertain
ourselves today – it’s shocking how much external stimulation we absorb whilst being
completely sedentary. But it’s not just leisure time in which
people were more active in the 1950s. Work was a lot more labour intense as well. Let’s
take the example of a car production line. So many more tasks on the 1950s production
line were fulfilled by the human hand. When you consider the number of components in a
car, this required a lot of stages to assemble one. It took lot of hours of manual labour
to get cars rolling off the line. Today, robots have taken over many of the
jobs traditionally performed by hand – with greater accuracy, precision and speed. Labour
of this type has pretty much dwindled and been replaced by the robotic arm. Even traditional jobs such as carpenters,
bakers or even switchboard workers have been replaced with machines or computers – making
tasks far less labour intensive. So, where does this leave us? We’ve obviously been in a period of decline
when it comes to physical activity being a natural part of our lifestyle. The introduction
of technology to make our lives easier, more comfortable and pleasurable, has been at the
price of less physical jobs and activities. The problem? Most of us haven’t countered
today’s lack of calorie expenditure compared with the 1950’s, by adjusting our energy intake. Plus, the way we eat and type of food we consume has contributed to an obesity crisis. As time has gone on, perhaps the notion of
performing manual tasks seems old fashioned for us. Today, the objective is all about making
life as energy efficient as possible. In a nutshell, on one side of the energy balance
we’re packing more calories into the food we eat – creating energy dense convenience
products. And on the other side, we’ve removed the need to expend energy from our lifestyles.
It’s no surprise we’re getting bigger. One thing’s for sure, it’s about balance.
Simply put, it’s a basic notion of calories in vs calories out. Back in the 1950s, people
may have eaten more, but they were simply burning off more calories. Today – many
of us try to diet and consume less calories, but we’re expending so much less energy
as part of our daily lifestyles that we have to allocate special time to be active. We
expect a 1 hour gym session three times a week to work miracles – but when you think
these 3 hours of activity are just 2% of our week, it’s asking a lot! And here is the irony. We’ve used technology to remove so much
energy expenditure from our lifestyles – and now we’re using it to help us put activity
back in. The huge growth the sales of activity trackers to count how many steps we take,
and Apps on our phones to ‘Map my run’ or help us work out – suggests digital health tracking
is the future! And if we can no longer achieve sufficient
energy burn through manual labour and chores, balancing our calorie intake also needs to
be done through mindful eating. Whether we like it or not, few of us are now able to
manage this calorie balance by guesswork – it has to be consciously incorporated into our 21st century lifestyles. A really useful App that can help is Nutracheck.
It is a calorie counter and exercise tracker app, designed to help you strike a healthy balance
between calories in and calories out. It has a huge database of UK and US foods
– and the App scans barcodes, so it’s really easy to just scan an item and log the
calories. The Nutracheck exercise database has calorie
burn figures for over 1,000 activities from household chores to home fitness DVDs to gym
works outs. It also links with Fitbit activity trackers so you can sync your daily step count
to your Nutracheck exercise diary. Having all your food intake and activity expenditure
in one place that you can check anytime is a really easy and effective way to manage
your weight that only takes a few minutes a day. Download the Nutracheck App and sign up for
your 7-day free trial today. If you like what you try, you can save 20% with the exclusive
code 1950 when you subscribe at Nutracheck.co.uk

Why we’re fatter than in the 1950s – Warren Nash
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100 thoughts on “Why we’re fatter than in the 1950s – Warren Nash

  • July 2, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Of course I am eating tortilla chips while I watch this. 🤔

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  • July 2, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    The majority of foods we eat these days are loaded with chemicals and sugar. Making us addicted to our food and our body does not get the proper nutrients it needs. Dont want to sound sexist- but it WORKED when the wife was at home to cook healthy, clean meals and the husband would bring home the money for the food! Now that both partners often work in families- fast food is more convenient because we all know how exhausted we can be after work.
    And I'm a woman myself… and I really do wish we went back to when the wife was at home and supported her husband, while the husband provided for his family and protected it. It's just works. Nowadays it's obviously a chaotic mess between couples!!

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  • July 3, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    I'm going to hook my brain up to an AI and never burn another calorie again.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    Well back then they did not add the crap they do today, GMO's, a ton of Salt or Sugar or FAKE sweeteners. When I travel to Russia I can lose 25lbs in a week and eat far more than I do in the US sorry Russia is bad, more chemicals, please.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    The 50's were not so great as some people glamorize that decade. Advertising was insane and it put pressure on women to be a certain way to attract a man. No wonder they went straight to alcohol and opiates just to cope with life. domestic violence was legal. back then the sugar industry advertised and lobbied like hell and then put the blame on fat. Sugars, unhealthy fats and basically unnatural ingredients and methods made people fat. Serving as well, like you'd have the terms XL and JUMBO for everything so that products can be sold. Every decade has good and bad things, now you have easy communication, medicine has gone a long way, affordable entertainment. Sure, you can like and even live the 50's in your minds, but the real world is continuously changing and you have to adapt. Remember folks, back then there was no YouTube for you to bitch on how this age sucks and how the other decades were better, so you have to be thankful for this decade.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    Did you do the editing on the b-roll? If so, the difference in quality between that and the A/V of you is striking!! (B-roll is way higher quality)

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  • July 3, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    I was born in 1935. Food now is yummier than what we had in the 50s. My mother served plain beef liver fried in Crisco seasoned with salt and pepper; no one asked for seconds!

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  • July 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Fuuuuuuck the whole thing was a commercial! Hahahhahahhaahah

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  • July 3, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    It't the low fat craze. Low fat foods are pumped up with sugar, tons of it. Eat natural whole foods (some fruit, steak, crunchy greens , cheese) and avoid anything processed or in a box or bag. You can walk the whole way across America and back ; you will get nice muscles but if you continue to eat low fat food along the way, you may not lose an ounce. Cut down to 1200 calories a day and watch your body melt. Did it in 2003 and was 60 pounds lighter in nine months …and real butter was then and is still on my menu.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    Calories and activities are part of it…but this totally missed a lot of stuff. Much of our food is engineered 'food product', not even real food. Filled with artificial preservatives to make them last longer on the shelf. Everything is loaded with additional sweeteners which jacks up the carbs and sugars. Steroids and other genetic engineering to make food bigger. Plus in many ways we are probably the most stressed generation to date. We have media and worries thrown at us way more than in history. This affects our cortisol levels. This video missed that and so much more.

    My son went to Canada for a couple months and lived off the fish they caught and other stuff like that. He came back way more trim than when he left.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 6:10 am
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    I lost 125lbs in 16 months using calorie counting, I use myfitnesspal. I think calorie tracking is a very useful tool to lose or maintain weight. However, I have noticed many people using calorie counting & calorie counting apps fail at losing weight. The biggest reason I see others failing is because of under estimating portions. A scale must be used to measure food quantities if one wants calorie tracking to work. Another reason for failure is trying to eat the same over processed foods, but in very small portions, this leaves people feeling hungry, most likely because they are not meeting their nutritional needs. Focusing on eating whole (unprocessed) foods, allows you to eat more quantity, feel full, & meet your nutritional requirements. In fact, since I have been tracking everything, after I changed some of the foods I was eating, I found I did not need vitamin supplements at all.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    More variety, more access, more sitting at computers. Easy answer.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 8:59 pm
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    Them: explains why we are fatter today then then.
    Me as a white American: *eats Mexican candy and huge bowl of cereal while not understanding what the fuck he means *

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  • July 4, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    We were also straighter in the 1950s too. Today we have lots of LGBT….. Yes society is in rapid decline.

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  • July 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    And now they want us to think that obese women are sexy and we shouldn't fat shame them. All these obese women modeling swimsuits and razors. Not only extremely unhealthy but downright disgusting. My opinion, you don't have to agree.

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  • July 5, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    I simply wanted the world to be more like the 50

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  • July 6, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    this is depressing

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  • July 6, 2019 at 3:49 am
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    Smooth and good way to advertise calorie counter app.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 6:15 am
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    In the 1950's only 15% of American households owned a private automobile of thier own? How many others rented cars? What about work vehicles?
    Only 15% of US households in the 1950's had a refrigerator? I don't think that us true, it had to be higher. Do you count ice-boxes? Also, fresh milk, like ice blocks, were delivered to your door!

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  • July 7, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    Welfare food will make you fat.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 4:49 pm
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    Brilliant!

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  • July 7, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    Wow. Mention the 1950s and all the sexists, homophobes, and racists come to the comment section. How lovely 😂

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  • July 8, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    There are also more factors to be considered since I've done research on this subject.
    The lack of ENZYMES because of canned, bottled and frozen foods. One group of pigs were given raw potatoes and the other group given cooked potatoes. The group given raw potatoes were slim and athletic looking but the group fed cooked potatoes were very OBESE! See a connection here with humans. Go do some research on enzymes and you will be amazed what you discover about them and their relation to health.

    Without enzymes, life itself would not be possible.
    A dearth of enzymes leads to chronic, degenerative
    disease and premature aging.
    Enzymes work as the 'labor force' of your body system.
    All metabolic processes require mediation by specific
    enzymes.
    Enzymes, extremely heat labile, are your passports to
    prolonged youth and increased vitality.
    The rejuvenating and therapeutic effects of raw food
    enzymes can be beneficial to your health!
    An enzyme rich diet of predominantly raw foods can
    contribute to safe, effective and rapid weight control.
    Cooked food, even though fortified with vitamins, can
    lead to disease.
    The legendary longevity and outstanding health of
    certain primitive societies can be attributed to their
    consumption of high-enzyme raw food.

    Dr. Edward Howell, a pioneer
    researcher in food enzymes and
    human nutrition, was born in Chicago.
    After obtaining a limited medical
    license from the state of Illinois, he
    spent six years on the professional
    staff of the Lindlahr Sanitarium, a well
    known 'nature cure' hospital
    predominantly utilizing nutrition and
    physical therapies. In 1930, he
    established his own facility for the
    treatment and research of chronic
    ailments through nutrition and physical
    modalities. He is also the author of
    another treatise, Enzyme Nutrition,
    published in 1985.

    Enzymes are complex proteins that perform as biological change agents.
    These various types of enzymes for health, similar to "spark plugs" in your
    body, allow your body to exist. Every chemical reaction in the human body is
    "ignited" or occurs because of beneficial enzymes. Minerals, vitamins, and
    hormones can only work because of the power of enzymes. The human
    species is enzyme-dependent. Without essential enzymes, our lives would
    cease. Whereas vitamins and minerals are lifeless chemical substances, the different
    types of enzymes contain a vital force. Each enzyme contains a biological life
    force at its center. Enzymes bring this invigorating life energy to our bodies.
    When it comes time to maintaining our health and healing our bodies,
    enzymes are the "worker bees" that get the job done. They do the actual
    work to allow your many bodily functions and activities to carry on, day in and
    day out.

    In 1930, nutritional researchers were aware of 80 various types of enzymes,
    by 1968, researchers were aware of 1300 enzymes and today over 5,000
    types of enzymes have been identified. Though much is understood about the
    vital role enzymes play in the human body, the more enzyme research that
    occurs, the more our enzymes health benefits awareness grows.

    Dr. Edward Howell was born in Chicago in 1898. He is the holder of a limited medical license from the state of Illinois. The holder of a limited practice is required to pass the same medical boards as a medical doctor. Only surgery, obstetrics and
    materia medica are excluded. After obtaining his license, Dr. Howell joined the professional staff of the Lindlahr Sanitarium, where he remained for six years. In 1930, he established a private facility for the treatment of chronic ailments by nutritional and physical methods.
    Until he retired in 1970, Dr. Howell was busy in private practice three days each week. The balance of this time he devoted to various kinds of research.

    Dr. Howell is the first researcher to recognize the importance of the enzymes in food to human nutrition. In 1946, he wrote the book, "The Status of Food Enzymes in Digestion and Metabolism". Dr. Howell's latest book is entitled "Enzyme Diet". This book contains the reference and source materials for the enzyme theories which Dr. Howell has collectively called The Food Enzyme Concept. The manuscript for "Enzyme Diet" reviews the scientific literature through 1973. It is approximately 160,000 words long and contains 47 tables and 695 references to the world's scientific literature. In this interview, Dr. Howell tells what enzymes are, what they do in our bodies, why he believes a state of enzyme deficiency
    stress exists in most people, and finally, what he believes you can do about it.
    "Neither vitamins, minerals nor hormones can do any work — without enzymes."

    Dr. Howell mentions that our canine pets, now being fed these same enzyme
    deficient diets, are experiencing the same diseases as man. Whereas animals
    in the wild with their enzyme rich diets, are largely disease free. In fact, Dr.
    Howell also states that in the animal kingdom the animals bury or cover their
    foods to allow the raw food enzymes to begin predigesting their food, before
    they come back to eat it. Later consuming this predigested food, allows the
    animals to further preserve their own valuable enzyme supply.

    The introduction of HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP is another culprit. See next comment:

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  • July 8, 2019 at 12:48 pm
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    High fructose corn syrup in EVERYTHING for the last 10 years.

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  • July 8, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    Half the population smoked in the 50s. Great for the waistline.

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  • July 9, 2019 at 4:31 am
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    Very informative

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  • July 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    So basically: the things that make our lives easier are also killing us

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  • July 9, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    Can't help to wonder how all of the communications marketing and being inundated 24/7 with propagated food related commercials have influenced the urge to pig out?

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  • July 9, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    who else is watching this eating 3 hamburgers?

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  • July 10, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    Get off the rider mower and get out the push mower..

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  • July 10, 2019 at 9:24 am
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    Feminism.
    The flab glaciers of today also think we should date them,
    I'm not risking getting eaten
    Japan should hunt land whales in the west

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  • July 10, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    Americans leading the way as always.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    I be a big ole jabba da hut so wut. I be a squrrel eatin lots of nuts. Im a big ole fat bababoom. I also eat in the bathroom

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  • July 11, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    Im big as an elephant 🐘
    They know me at mickiedees by my first name. I love gravy on everthang

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  • July 11, 2019 at 6:34 am
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    I wish I had some gravy and fatback bacon and eggs and biscits and pancakes and waffles and steak and fried chickens

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  • July 11, 2019 at 6:36 am
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    Im hungry. I want some sugar. Just spoonfuls of sugar

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  • July 11, 2019 at 12:28 pm
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    two words  CORN SYRUP

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  • July 11, 2019 at 1:32 pm
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    This is just an ad for an app 👎

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  • July 11, 2019 at 6:31 pm
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    I grew up in the 50s and must say you do not know of what you speak. We were poor (single uneducated mom) but had a car and a washer and shopped by car for groceries once a week Want the true cause of fat people, look at the change in food that started in the 80s – if you eat organic you will be fine. I am 66 6'1" 195 and I eat what I want including sugar (cain sugar)and fat (which is NOT bad for you) and salt to taste. My blood pressure is 112 over 70 NO I'm NOT just lucky if you stay away from processed garbage, GMO, HFCS you will be fine. I made it through high school on long johns (that's a donut) and pepsi, I am not diabetic nor am I on ANY prescriptions. I noticed you pushed a health app you shill. Do some real research not just spit out the crap from big corporations!

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  • July 11, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    I wonder if smoking cigarettes also kept people from eating so much?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:52 am
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    But, in the 1970s cars and tvs were everywhere, we ate horrible processed foods, including fast foods, and people were still thinner than today. Even those who smoked dope and got the munchies weren't very fat. I wonder how modern medications play into our weight gain?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 6:52 am
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    I’m eating a powdered donut while I watch this.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    Off topic, but let's bring skirts and dresses back, ladies

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  • July 14, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    Just eat real food. If it does not grow in the ground, then don't eat it. If it's not nutritional then don;t eat it. Eat when you're hungry–period. We make it so complicated. It's SIMPLE!!!

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  • July 14, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    Well thats easy. All the chemicals in everything we put on our bodies and in our bodies 🤦🏻‍♀️

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  • July 15, 2019 at 2:00 am
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    Proceeded crap makes up three fourths of food in grocery stores. I hate it.

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  • July 15, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    Dang I wanna go back in time and get a Real woman, not like this garbage nowadays that look like a graffiti wall thinking that is cool.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 12:42 am
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    THATS EASY THEY WERE MORE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE, THEY DID THERE OWN YARDWORK HOUSEWORK, WALKED TO WORK TOOK THE BUS, ETC.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Fructose Corn syrup in everything. Excess carbohydrate fat free crap. Genetic modified everything. Excess Glycophosphate crop control. Overantibiotic medicated crap causes candida overgrowth. Mycotoxicity.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    They definitely ate less too

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  • July 16, 2019 at 10:56 pm
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    I liked how he put all the information at the beginning he gave us a lot of info and did his sales pitch at the end I watch the entire video liked and I will share

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  • July 17, 2019 at 11:37 am
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    I don't have a car.my mom said everyone had a fridge or icebox.im fat and i don't have a car. They dried clothes on clothes line

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  • July 17, 2019 at 11:38 am
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    Its the dumb computers and games videos we dont do nada

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  • July 17, 2019 at 9:07 pm
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    everyone here is like "Back in MY day…." but those things took up an entire person's day, probably. Between cooking, cleaning, having to walk everywhere, that takes a long time! modern conveniences mean we have more leisure time, or time to study, rather than just doing busywork. You can do hard workouts, and have modern conveniences, and then have more time to do what you wish than those in the 50's.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 9:51 am
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    oh the irony! and to hear certain politicians 'American wages and living standards have stagnated' yet you're reading this on a device that would have been completely mind boggling to them, and nearly every one of us has at least one such device if not more…

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  • July 19, 2019 at 4:31 am
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    Why mention women only though? Tha fuck?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 8:37 am
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    Why did you choose women instead of men, kids or a mix?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 3:13 pm
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    The answer is very simple. Sugar and other dangerous carbohydrates, wheat, sugar laden cereals pushed as ‘Good for you,’ movement away from healthy fats & meat, to fast foods being available 24/7, and don’t get me started on soft drinks and huge consumption of alcohol almost as if it’s a required food group.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    What if that was me and you used that pic without me knowing.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 1:20 am
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    Yes but shopping in one place is huge and the same distance of walking.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 10:37 pm
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    we today are pathetic as a species.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 3:12 am
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    Although I agree that we live a more sedatary life, your video isn't accurate. You are forgetting Amish woman. Obesity has become an issue among the Amish as well even though they don't have any less work.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 6:58 am
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    No McDonald’s, no Office Space jobs from 9 to …. uh I mean 7 to 6.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    The food had less hormones and additives then!!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 8:18 pm
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    @Warren Nash This video should be required viewing for Americans today. I commend you on your research and insight of this problem. I recent heard that Americans are more likely to die of obesity than starvation. Keep up the good work, and I wish you great success in your studies!

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  • July 23, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    When males and females are in healthy fine condition in their 20's they are desirable and procreate. Thats another reason the birth rate has dropped across the Western Lazy liberal world. Fat people have problems having a normal sex life. Your physically unattractive and You can't move! So the obese now try to come up with other reasons why they are attractive. And bully skinny people. Its not fooling anybody.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    I'd rather shop at a bunch of different stores than a corporate-owned supermarket.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 3:48 pm
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    Hate to say it, but we have replaced cigarettes with bags of junk food. My office is keeping Frito-Lay in business.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    When I was a kid in the 60's, a treat was a small bag of Fritos or a 7-ounce Coke. Today, Junior gets a giant bag of Doritos and a 64-ounce Coke, and eats and drinks as much as he can while he is plopped on the couch for hours playing video games. Think about that.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 10:17 am
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    Because we sit on our asses and eat/drink garbage.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    Answer: welfare, moved jobs, processed foods, etc…

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    Interestingly enough, I was scrubbing my apartment floors while this video played. This morning, I also had to finish hand washing some clothes.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 7:00 am
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    "Why are we uglier than our great grandparents? Because we're jealous. Ain't nothin' like the good ol' days."

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  • July 29, 2019 at 7:48 pm
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    Don't forget the the beauty standard that a man's hands had to be able to fit around their waist.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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    Why is the focus on women?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    Because people have been made to think it’s okay with things like the body positive movement , if you disagree you are “body shaming” , the amount of junk people eat .

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  • July 31, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    I liked cars in the 50's they were very well made and alot more unique in design I wish cars were still made today they were back then they were very sleek

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  • August 1, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    I just got tricked to watch a whole ad… 😯😐

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  • August 2, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    Fucking Fat

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  • August 3, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    @WarrenNash This is a gross misconception. Please refer to the following video for further study on societal obesity issues post WW2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fxji5xkXOA&t=744s As you will learn, obesity has been a serious issue even in the 1950's. It wasn't known as the "Boom Era" solely because of birth rate, increased access to food also contributed.

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  • August 4, 2019 at 2:08 am
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    Because they worked actually worked not like today we were work on a computer they don't work that's bulshit

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  • August 4, 2019 at 2:13 am
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    It's not what you eat it's what you do like you need a greasy fatty diet and still stay thin if you have a dairy manual intensive job

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  • August 5, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    I'm considered to be quite average or even more skinny than average today but women from back then put me to shame 😁

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  • August 8, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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    Why we are fatter now? Burger King

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  • August 9, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    Wow… I didn’t know the average waist size was 34 in…

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  • August 10, 2019 at 2:19 am
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    I dont think these are the reasons we are getting fatter. I live in a third world country where everything is still manual: laundry, grocery, transpo, chores you name it. Yet the average waist line is still 34. I think its the GH they put in overgrown poultry and meat and veggies and fruits that are offered in the market. I remember in the early 2000's how hard it is to lose weight I was a teenager at the time. My mom was commenting that I was eating too little yet I'm not getting smaller, and that I am lazy. And she said she used to eat twice more than me and we are at the same body range. It depressed me a lot and I didnt want to be seen outside. Now my bmi is underweight. I eat meat, cooked bland veggies, eat out processed food only once a week and not all at the same week. On weekends though I eat whatever my heart wants. I think the reason why we are fatter now is because we are eating out more. We dont know how many calories are in the food in restos, and we eat more when we are in good company. It is normal now to eat with friends even if its a weekday. We have that luxury. I doubt that ever happens in the 50-60's. they only hang out on the weekends. The foods today are much much harder to resist cause they taste too damn good you dream about it At night. People have become to good at doing food its ridiculous. And we are fat not because of the food alone. There's a psychological effect of the way of life in the 1950's compared to the way people are more ambitious in today's time. People before are okay with just being a housewife or a model and they settle with what they have. Now if you are not born with a good nose you can change it. Now you can get anything you want if you work hard for it.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    Fast food and junk food, all that garbage that should not be called food.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    and food is never far from reach. I noticed traveling to China and Thailand over 25 years the past 10 they are gaining weight fast.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 9:04 am
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    You can’t blame everything on circumstances, there are still many people that just aren’t lazy slobs and just don’t excessively eat and stay thin. You mentioned people being more knowledge about the food they eat, that’s true, yet a lot of fat people only have themselves to blame drinking liters of soda everyday and largely only eating fast food and the stuff you can warm up in your microwave. Here in Europe people on average are a lot more thin even though we are as far developed as America. It’s about moral degeneration as well, people just not caring “don’t judge me“ “healthy at all sizes”.

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  • August 12, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    Only if we all make a change ppl
    Let's not try to fall in these traps of now in days just to. Keep up with others… YES keep yourselves informed on what's coming up the newest trends…. but also add some oldschool habits onto you and Your children's lifestyle. Keep. It A BIT OLD SCHOOL. I do this with my son and let me tell you he is a very happy kid not with a beer looking belly like most kids I see now in days.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    I wonder how this would differ from the uk to the states because they had less damage in the homes etc.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    It's interesting how people want things to be easier, without realising that it actually won't make them happier.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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    Maybe because most everything had to be made from natural ingredients no processed foods

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  • August 18, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    Buy fresh food. Learn to cook. The weight will pour off. It is overly processed food, stuffed with HFCS, soy, corn and salt that is causing the obesity/diabetes epidemic. Real food does NOT come in a box,or a bag.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    This video is clickbait for veiws 😡
    Yes informative then advertisement for an app?????

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  • August 23, 2019 at 5:40 am
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    I was a teenager in the sixties, and I can tell you, there was nowhere near as man 'FastFood' joints. p.S. I am 5'8 male and weigh 137 pounds. That number is exactly what I weighed in High School.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    Simple answer : NO FAST FOOD ! .

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  • August 26, 2019 at 11:44 pm
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    Why it is all about women 🤨

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  • August 28, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    He's cherry picking things that have less physical activity

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