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    All Things Considered, July 17, 2008 · A generation ago, the livelihood of Gloria Nunez’s family was built on cars.

    Her father worked at General Motors for 45 years before retiring. Her mother taught driver’s education. Nunez and her six siblings grew up middle class.

    Things have changed considerably for this Ohio family.

    Nunez’s van broke down last fall. Now, her 19-year-old daughter has no reliable transportation out of their subsidized housing complex in Fostoria, 40 miles south of Toledo, to look for a job.

    Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government assistance and food stamps. Some have part-time jobs, but working is made more difficult with no car or public transportation…

    ‘I Just Can’t Get A Job’

    Nunez, 40, has never worked and has no high school degree. She says a car accident 17 years ago left her depressed and disabled, incapable of getting a job. Instead, she and her daughter, Angelica Hernandez, survive on a $637 Social Security check and $102 in food stamps.

    Hernandez received her high school diploma and has had several jobs in recent years. But now, because fewer restaurants and stores are hiring, she says she finds it hard to find a job. Even if she could, she says it’s particularly hard to imagine how she’ll keep it. She says she needs someone to give her a lift just to get to an interview. And with gas prices so high, she’s not sure she could afford to pay someone to drive her to work every day.

    People tell Nunez her daughter could get more money in public assistance if she had a child.

    “A lot of people have told me, ‘Why don’t your daughter have a kid?’”

    Well they are eating somthing... and it sure isnt just ramem noodles.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zafod View Post
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    Well they are eating somthing... and it sure isnt just ramem noodles.....
    They're probably eating a lot of noodles like Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. You don't get bodies like that unless you're eating a high fat and carbohydrate diet. In other words, really cheap food.
    The good news is that it would probably be difficult for the daughter to get pregnant at that weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    They're probably eating a lot of noodles like Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. You don't get bodies like that unless you're eating a high fat and carbohydrate diet. In other words, really cheap food.
    The good news is that it would probably be difficult for the daughter to get pregnant at that weight.

    But you have to think about the amount they eat.


    http://weightloss.about.com/od/eatsm...lcalintake.htm

    Calculate Your BMR
    Your BMR is the amount of energy your body needs to function. We use about 60% of the calories we consume each day for basic bodily functions such as breathing.
    Other factors that influence your BMR are height, weight, age and sex.

    Step one is to calculate your BMR with the following formula:

    Women:
    655 + (4.3 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)

    Men:
    66 + (6.3 x weight in pounds) + (12.9 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years)

    Please note that this formula applies only to adults.


    Calculate Activity
    Step two: In order to incorporate activity into your daily caloric needs, do the following calculation:

    If you are sedentary : BMR x 20 percent

    If you are lightly active: BMR x 30 percent

    If you are moderately active (You exercise most days a week.): BMR x 40 percent

    If you are very active (You exercise intensely on a daily basis or for prolonged periods.): BMR x 50 percent

    If you are extra active (You do hard labor or are in athletic training.): BMR x 60 percent

    Add this number to your BMR.

    The result of this formula will be the number of calories you can eat every day and maintain your current weightt. In order to lose weight, you'll need to take in fewer calories than this result.

    As you lose weight, you can re-calculate the formula to assess your new BMR.
    Let just say they both have a body wieght of 400 each and they are both 5 foot 8.
    Do the math and freak out .

    the daughter needs 3126 cals a day just to stay that fat.





    or 12.5 cups of mac and cheese.
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    or 16.28 packs of ramen noodles
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    They're probably eating a lot of noodles like Kraft Macaroni and Fromunda Cheese. You don't get bodies like that unless you're eating a high fat and carbohydrate diet. In other words, really cheap food.
    The good news is that it would probably be difficult for the daughter to get pregnant at that weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    They're probably eating a lot of noodles like Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. You don't get bodies like that unless you're eating a high fat and carbohydrate diet. In other words, really cheap food.

    The good news is that it would probably be difficult for the daughter to get pregnant at that weight.
    Zaf is right. These cows aren't just eating noodles or buckets of potatoes, they're clearly eating fast food or prepared foods that have a high caloric density. Good food isn't expensive. Buy in season and cook from scratch. It's not like they don't have the time to shop and cook.
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    RY: I don't think the type of cheese would make a difference; it's high fat whatever it is.
    Ginger: No argument there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    RY: I don't think the type of cheese would make a difference; it's high fat whatever it is.
    Ginger: No argument there!
    Fromunda cheese is the cheese fromunda their fat rolls.;)
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