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Harbingar  ·  123 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong

People who compete in strength sports NEED high caloric foods, especially since a lot of us have a high metabolism, taxing high caloric foods is not only retarded, but it's going to tax athletes who NEED lots of calories to perform at their best




mk  ·  123 days ago  ·  link  ·  

High calorie/low nutrition, not just high calorie. IMO subsidizing it is retarded, which is what we do now. We pay for it again in healthcare costs. Also, athletes will be fine.

ButterflyEffect  ·  123 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Athletes who need high caloric foods are able to do so just fine without stuffing their bodies with junk food that’s low in nutrition (source: anecdotal from my personal experiences and all my friends and acquaintances who are ultra runners, Ironman athletes, kayakers, etc etc.)

Second, that’s such a small portion of the population that it’s no reason not to tax food that is objectively mediocre for a person.