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Jared Fogle Gained A TON Of Weight In Prison

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Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle was arrested last year after police raided his house and discovered child pornography. He later admitted to pedophilia and was convicted of having sex two minors. Fogle was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

It appears he’s not doing too well in prison, Gawker reports. The former head of the Jared Fogle Foundation and poster boy for the Subway sandwich company has reportedly gained 30 pounds from binge-eating in prison since his incarceration last November.

According to In Touch Weekly, Fogle goes through Frosted Flakes, Cake and Honey Buns by the boxes. As he eats, his fellow inmates taunt him.

The binge eating is a likely result from the stressful environment of prison. It’s definitely got to be worse for pedophiles. Fogle admitted to an altercation with some inmates at the prison gym.

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New Study Shows That Loud Surroundings Are Making Us Fat

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If your noisy neighbors weren’t annoying enough, a new study shows they might also make you fat. According a team of Swedish researchers, a study on the effects of metabolism discovered a link between environmental noise and weight gain.

The study observed 5,000 people in Stockholm. Residents near noisy areas like airports, train tracks, or loud blocks, were found to be chubbier than their counterparts living in quieter areas.

Loud noises can lead to lack of sleep and cause prolonged stress. However, the researchers also hypothesized that the environmental noise also increased cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone known to stimulate fat growth.

According to the study, living by traffic will make people 0.21 centimeters thicker. Those living by a railroad were 0.46 centimeters fatter. Those living in an area with planes flying overhead will gain 0.99 centimeters.

While there’s really nothing those who live in metropolitan cities can do about this, it’s something interesting to keep in mind the next time residents are up all night thanks to environmental noise.

 

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BUSTED: Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging Californians

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Ruh Roh, Whole Foods. The popular grocery chain was penalized a sum of close to $800,000 after a year-long investigation discovered that they were overcharging customers in the state of California. There’s about 74 Whole Foods total.

It was uncovered by State and local inspectors that purchased foods weighed less than how much they were advertised to cost for said weight. The weight of salad bar containers were also not subtracted after the final checkout, Fox News reports. According to prosecutors, this violated consumer protection laws under false advertising and unfair competition.

Whole Foods is set to pay $210,000 to the city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Diego. The chain must also repay $100,000 to a weights and measurements enforcement fund. There will be both state and store pricing accuracy managers to prevent this from happening again as well as random quarterly audits in all 74 Whole Foods locations in California.

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Science Explains Why You Are Not 1% Nacho [VIDEO]

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Let’s say a 99-lb person downs 1 lb of nachos like a beast. Would that additional weight the nachos provided, combined with the person’s original weight, result in said person being 1 percent nachos? A legitimate question that’s plagued those with the munchies for years has now been answered.

To simplify, you aren’t 1 percent nachos. The human body is packed with bacteria that’s made up of 3 percent body mass. That 3 percent of bacteria will break down the food ingested and expel it in about a day or two. That being said, there will still be some traces of nacho goodness left behind. Disappointing news for those with the firm belief that you are what you eat, but I guess if that were true we’d all be walking pizzas and burgers.

To get the full breakdown, check out the video posted by SciShow below.

H/T Digg

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Gordon Ramsay Lost 30 Pounds to Compete In Ironman Triathlon [5 PHOTOS]

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Chef Gordon Ramsay is best known for being the merciless host of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen and for his restaurants that stretch from the UK to the US. However, Ramsay recently steered away from food indulgence and competed in what some call the world’s most difficult race — the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

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In order to get into competition shape, Ramsay trained every morning at 4:30am and changed his diet to include cleaner and more protein-rich meals and excluded dairy, which is a difficult challenge in itself for a chef. He ended up losing 30 pounds, although Ramsay thinks he looks like “a bloody piece of asparagus!” Asparagus don’t have six packs like dem, chef.

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The triathlon consisted of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, all of which Ramsay completed in about 14 hours. Impressive is an understatement, and I think we can all agree Gordon Ramsay did good.

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H/T NY Daily News + Picthx Gordon Ramsay

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No Sh*t: Vegetarians Slimmer Than Meat Eaters, Says Science

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A study from Loma Linda University is sticking it to carnivores, and showing us once again why eating your vegetables is good for you. The study is part of the university’s ongoing Adventist Health Study 2, which seeks to find why Seventh-Day Adventists possess a lower risk of certain health problems than other US residents.

Researchers gathered data collected between 2002 and 2007 from 71,751 Seventh-Day Adventist men and women, with an average age of 59, and found that vegetarians had a lower body mass index (BMI) than non-vegetarians.

Dietary data was divided into five groups: meat-eaters, semi-vegetarians (aka, these guys), pesco-vegetarians (vegetarians who consume fish), lacto-ovo vegetarians (vegetarians who consume dairy)  and vegans (people who don’t eat anything containing animal products). Excluding semi-vegetarians who consumed 1,707 calories, subjects took in roughly the same amount of energy per day at 2,000 calories.

Results revealed that the average BMI was lowest among vegans and highest among meat-eaters. Of those with carnivorous appetites, 33.3 percent had BMIs over 30, as opposed to  24.2 percent of semi-vegetarians, 17.9 percent of pesco-vegetarians, 16.7 percent of lacto-ovo vegetarians, and 9.4 percent of vegans. Keep in mind, the results don’t reflect other possible influences on BMI, such as exercise, location (what foods are available in the area), and socioeconomic status.

So, take this all with a grain of salt. Lots and lots of salt sprinkled over a sizzling steak.

H/T Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Craving A Pre-Flight Snack? Eh, Better Not — Airline Now Charging Passengers By Weight

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It’s “the fairest way of traveling,” head of the Samoa Air airline Chris Langton told Australia’s ABC Radio.

Samoa Air has become the world’s first airline to implement a new pricing policy which determines passenger’s fare based on the combined weights of themselves and their baggage.

“Airlines don’t run on seats, they run on weight, and particularly the smaller the aircraft you are in the less variance you can accept in terms of the difference in weight between passengers,” Langton said.

Since November of last year, the small, two-plane, charter passenger airline has adopted new fare rates which start at $1 per kilo (or 2.2 pounds) and run as high as $4.16 per kilo on all international flights, including those between American Samoa and Samoa.

According to the Miami Herald, “That means the average American man weighing 195 pounds with a 35-pound bag would pay $97 to go one-way between Apia, Samoa, and Pago Pago, American Samoa. Competitors typically charge $130 to $140 roundtrip for similar routes.”

To make up for the increased fee, Langton has said that passengers who need more room will be given one row on the plane to ensure comfort and that families with children can now qualify for much cheaper fares.

Still, despite the airline’s hopes to the contrary, the new fare model is unlikely to be adopted by commercial airlines, having already faced a flurry of accusations regarding the potential sexism and discrimination of the model and its overall unfairness. Some netizens have suggested that instead of basing whole fares on weight, airlines should instead install a surcharge, considering a plane’s total operating costs are not based on fuel usage alone, but also include staff costs and taxes, among other things.

Others have praised the genius of the idea, asking why more airlines didn’t think of this sooner.

Kinda makes us wish those Dunkin’ Donuts Bacon Salad Wraps didn’t taste so good.

H/T ConsumeristMiami HeraldBBC + PicThx Business Insider