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Could we try renaming "fat"?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I'm currently watching "The Men Who Made Us Fat" (BBC2) with my mum and it suddenly struck me how these "fatty, sugary foods" are all called "fattening".

Undoubtedly within the human brain (for most people, who don't know the facts) this strengthens the association of "fat makes you fat", so why don't/hasn't we/somebody try rebranding edible fat?

Much like molten rock under the earth's surface is magma, and above the surface is lava?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on July 16, 2012
at 12:07 AM

I've changed my mind.... It's not like we call all protein muscle. Of course we get protein from all sorts of things that are not muscle. Just like Fat!! So then what do we call it? I think instead of changing the dietary name, let's change the "junk on our trunk". Instead of body fat, let's call it body Carbs.. or Body Wheat...

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 13, 2012
at 03:13 PM

+1000! Let's rename them to "Awesome Lipids!" :)

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

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on July 13, 2012
at 08:03 AM

saturated fat not transfat

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 13, 2012
at 07:06 AM

"We miss the point sometimes that fructose is more a "fat" than a "carb" because of semantics. " - huh?

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on July 13, 2012
at 06:29 AM

what if*********

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on July 13, 2012
at 06:29 AM

what about if you're eating to maintenance? :P

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on July 13, 2012
at 02:39 AM

The molten center of a lava cake is a mixture of sugar and fat. Which one makes you fat? The 500 calories of fat or the 200 calories of sugar? As I understand it the glycemic shot of sugar herds the fat right into the adipose. If you sit down and watch TV or play video games the fat stays where it's parked. If you work out it reenters the bloodstream and heads to the muscle cells to be metabolized. Hence the fat makes you fat in the presence of the carbs unless you do something.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 12, 2012
at 11:35 PM

That wouldn't fix the problem. Not all carbs are evil, and not all fats are good. Be careful getting into those assumptions.

Af2662fc82df87952abb3fdf16b20aa4

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on July 12, 2012
at 09:14 PM

Ah apologies, I only discovered this site a few days ago and haven't been through the archives extensively!

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on July 12, 2012
at 09:12 PM

A good question, but already asked recently: http://paleohacks.com/questions/129268/why-call-fat-the-macronutrient-and-fat-on-our-bodies-by-the-same-name#axzz20ReUjxNF

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on July 12, 2012
at 09:05 PM

Good way of approaching it

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 12, 2012
at 08:41 PM

So true. We miss the point sometimes that fructose is more a "fat" than a "carb" because of semantics.

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C192b4897c35682c4e97982e73b25b6b

on July 13, 2012
at 05:41 PM

I recommend we call eating fat "being awesome."

I eat awesome, like, three times a day.

I got in shape by eating awesome.

MMmmm, this bacon is full of awesome.

Man, pass me some of that awesome filled avocado

Then we can call fat on your body, shit.

I have a lot of shit I need to get rid of.

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03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

on July 12, 2012
at 09:55 PM

Someone on here once suggested lipid. I personally like blobby, or blob for body fat and this is how I refer to mine. :-)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 13, 2012
at 03:13 PM

+1000! Let's rename them to "Awesome Lipids!" :)

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on July 13, 2012
at 05:29 PM

No -- Renaming/ Re-branding is not the answer. Education is the answer. What we need to do is educate people that the fat we eat is not necessarily the fat we store.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 16, 2012
at 12:07 AM

I've changed my mind.... It's not like we call all protein muscle. Of course we get protein from all sorts of things that are not muscle. Just like Fat!! So then what do we call it? I think instead of changing the dietary name, let's change the "junk on our trunk". Instead of body fat, let's call it body Carbs.. or Body Wheat...

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7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

on July 12, 2012
at 09:54 PM

Yea I watched that, so frustrating. I know how to cure the obesity epidemic, make all the food zero sugar and high fat and stop lying to everyone!!

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 12, 2012
at 11:35 PM

That wouldn't fix the problem. Not all carbs are evil, and not all fats are good. Be careful getting into those assumptions.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on July 13, 2012
at 08:03 AM

saturated fat not transfat

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11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

(3448)

on July 13, 2012
at 06:30 PM

Mafuta - Swahili for fat

Mast - Croation for fat

Tuk - Czech for fat

Rasva - Finnish for fat

Mact - Serbian for fat

Mafuta sounds good. "I'm going to have a steak with extra mafuta for supper." I like it.

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B2410a8542f3501755a715098a6011f7

on July 13, 2012
at 03:49 AM

Exactly as I said in the former post on this, "the 2 words make me think eating fat will make me fat. So instead, I like to now call dietary "goodness"... yum!"

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De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on July 12, 2012
at 09:44 PM

Hoping for my first accepted answer so I'm just going to throw it out there: Yes

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