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Old 02-18-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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Hypothetical Question

If you HAD to eat either a half cup of vegetable oil or a half cup of flour each day which would you eat?

(This thread is to settle a roomate argument)
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: Hypothetical Question

i say oil.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:26 PM   #3
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Re: Hypothetical Question

The calories are what make this difficult for me, a half cup of vegetable oil is about 900, where a half cup of flour is around 400 (googled numbers).
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:30 PM   #4
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Re: Hypothetical Question

Flour.... at least you can make it into something (or is that against the rules?) or balance it out. Straight out carbs aren't "bad" at all if you can avoid spiking insulin and/or eat it with balanced macros.

Veg oil is just junky.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:47 PM   #5
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Re: Hypothetical Question

Are olives a vegetable? If so, olive oil. If not, flour.

Is it cheating to have both? Dunk veggies in egg, then flour. Pan fry in oil. Tempura!

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:01 PM   #6
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Re: Hypothetical Question

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If you HAD to eat either a half cup of vegetable oil or a half cup of flour each day which would you eat?

(This thread is to settle a roomate argument)
I'd look at this philosophically.

If I HAD to eat one or the other because I was starving, I'd go with the oil. Ideally, I'd want both though.

If I HAD to eat one because a guy with a gun was telling me to, I'd eat the flour.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:13 PM   #7
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Are olives a vegetable? If so, olive oil. If not, flour.

Is it cheating to have both? Dunk veggies in egg, then flour. Pan fry in oil. Tempura!

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Olive oil is olive oil... Veg oil is crap.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:00 AM   #8
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Oil, you'd be there forever with flour.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:27 PM   #9
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I'd take the flour. Make some nice bread out of it. Might as well enjoy your poison, if you gotta do it

Also yes, half a cup of flour is like 300 calories so I'd take that as with the 1k of oil I'd get both unhealthier AND fatter. And probably have some serious issues in the digestive department.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:33 PM   #10
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Can I go with a half cup of Twizzlers instead?
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